Tuesday, January 19, 2010
mnml ssgs mx48: redshape
When SSGs first invisaged a mix series, the fundamental thing we agreed on was that the artists we chose chould be given a blank canvas: using a single mp3 file, preferably at 320, we just asked people whose music we love to make us something, anything.
Well, actually, an almost blank canvas. We did insist on a few conditions, which were these: go deep, follow your sound, make an emotional connection.
I’ve been really staggered by how positively people have responded to this over the course of the series. Not only have Chris and I been really blown away by how may of our favourite artists have agreed to be part of the project, but the quality and diversity of the mixes has been, I hope you’ll all agree, truly fucking magnificent and constantly surprising.
And now, well, what can I say? Redshape has come up with the goods, managing to do ‘all of the above’ as well as take the series in his own inimitable direction, with a mix that is boisterous, playful, and that reveals, to me at least, a whole bunch of different clues to the different parts of the redshaped world.
I won’t spoil the ride further by describing the scenery in detail, sufficed to say – this one’s a doozy.
Ladies, gentleman, machines, and other forms of extraterrestrial intelligence who are tuned in, we give you... Mr Shape.
mnml ssgs mx48 - redshape
For more info on Redshape, check his home page and myspace. As usual, tracklist to follow. Many thanks to Redshape for this.