photo by boris bunnik
here you go. i know quite a lot of people have been waiting for this one... mx29 comes from delta funktionen. after hearing a livepa and a dj set from the man a few months ago, and subsequently seeing how much interest and support there was for his sounds, i felt that delta was someone who really belonged in the ssg series. luckily for us, he agreed, and here you can find the result. his records on delsin's excellent sub label, ann aimee, can be found in a lot of DJs' cases, and for good reason. despite being a relatively new producer, his productions display a real depth and maturity. these traits are also reflected in his mix, which brings together new records with some great classics. for me, the real strength of delta's set is the track selection. he has picked some lovely records and ordered them in just the right way. this is what i prioritise in a dj - get the records right, and the rest falls into place. delta does a great job of building things up and finishing really strong. i found that this mix really grows on you - with each listen (and there already have been a lot), i find myself liking it more and more...
mnml ssgs mx29: delta funktionen
and here is what delta had to say:
This month a V/A EP will be released on the Dutch label Field Records on which I contributed a track, 'Floating Away'. In September this year 'Electromagnetic Radiation Part II' will be released on Ann Aimee. Currently I'm working on a Delta Funktionen album. This will be pretty different compared to the singles I have released. I can't say too much about it right now as it will be a pretty personal document and there's still a lot of work to do...
For the mix I made a selection of some tracks from the present and the past. I tried to find a balance between darker & lighter moments and body & mind things. The mix is done with two SL1200's and a dusty old mixer.
I would like to also mention another mix I recently did. It was recorded at the most lo-fi radiostation in my hometown so it's not all that smooth, but it was all about playing some all-time favourites and a little bit of talking (in Dutch) about why these tracks are my favourites and how they inspired me. Including tracks from the likes of Kraftwerk, Charlie, Model 500, Drexciya and Robert Hood amongst others. You can download it here.
Niels / Delta Funktionen
so two mixes for the price of one. not bad, eh? big thanks to niels for the mix. if you want more info, make sure to check his myspace. as usual, tracklisting to follow. anyway, at least you might be able to recognise a few of the classic records on this.
next week, we've got a very special treat for you . i am not going to say who the artist is, but the mix is entitled 'la segunda' and it is from a ssg favourite. lets see if you can guess who it might be. all i will say is, watch out, the mix is a killer. for now, enjoy the quality sounds of delta funktionen.