I first came to know of Gribs through her stunning series of FALC mixes last year. They featured sublime pockets of modern noise and sound art peppered with blistering club abstractions. The use of space was simply majestic. I've followed her since as she's spread her wings, with guest shows on NTS and Rinse, both solo and as part of Tobago Tracks, a label she now runs alongside DJ Pitch. That label is responsible for a huge breadth of styles, from the exciting weird club music of object blue (who provided Bandcloud's April mix) to the more languid yet still beautiful sounds of Lucaufer and April Larson, whose The Human Heart we premiered last year.
This mix is short but sweet, opening with an interview with an American ballerina and moving through modern electronic sounds from LOFT, ISSHU (another former BC Guest Mixer) and Sharp Veins as well as a bunch of people I've never come across before. Just how I like it. If you like what you hear, and you're based in London, be sure to check out the Tobago Tracks residency at Rye Wax this Friday.
Gelsey Kirkland, immediately after dancing in Theme And Variations
Oddlaw - Goodbye
LOFT - Filton Recal (Dissociative edit)
Ssaliva - Guardian (Bod [ ¶÷] Embrocation Ekphrasis)
Woopheadclrms - Ustream
Sculpture - Wavefront
ISSHU - We
LeVant - Monad
Yeongrak - Everything Should Be Easy
Fakethias - Bryter Ned Tool
John Glacier - An Apple A Day
Yoko - Bastards
Boe Strummer - Goethite Over Quartz
Sharp Veins - Southern Fogs
Carrageenan - Untitled
Glochids - Smell (Tanner Garza mix)
Jan Jelinek - Lady Gaga, you once said in an interview that you write music for the fashion industry. Is fashion as important to you as music?
LOFT - Funemployed (Synthapella)