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Episode fourteen in the podcast series is from Polyxene originally from Athens, now based in Vienna, where she's making waves on dance floors showcasing her diverse tastes with a mix of electro, acid and techno including elements of industrial, EBM and wave.
After hearing her Boiler Room debut earlier this year I thought she would be great to request a guest mix.
Dig into this high octane mix of fresh new releases blended alongside some overlooked older cuts from the past. It is well worth your attention and a special one as the last broadcast for the year.
1. Junq - Abacus [Art Mechanical]
2. Illektrolab - Heavy Hitter [Advanced Robotiks]
3. Franck Kartell - Coma [Bass Agenda]
4. Photonz - Viperdae [Dark Entries]
5. Rob Euroh - Magma Man [Seagrave]
6. 3KZ - Existense, Resistance [Suburban Avenue]
7. Delta Funktionen - The Classified Sector [Radio Matrix]
8. Tv.Out - USER3328 [Veyl]
9. Buzz Kill - War On My Mind [Dionysian Mysteries]
10. SC-164 - 001-003 [Self Released]
11. Univac- Baikonur [Femur]
12. Ghosts in the Machine - Cut 2 The Club 5000 [Self Released]
13. Beatprozessor - Fromat C [Self Released]
14. Manasyt - God Of Chance [Musar]
15. Rodney - This isn't something I want Anymore [Stilleben]
16. DJ Glow - The City [Trust]
17. Morphogenetic - Techno Bass is Back (DJ Di'jital Remix) [Zero One]
18. Nino Sebelic - Church of Tasmania [Pomelo]
19. Sansibar - Body Rock [FTP]
20. Secret Freqency Crew - Miami Eyes (Andrea Parker Remix) [Mass Transit]
21. Blotnik Brothers - Future Visions [Satamile]
Hmm, that could be a long text if I should refer to 'music' in general. I will only go through some points as they come to my mind right now.
I have been living in Vienna for 7 years now. There were a lot of times that I thought that I've seen it all but at this point I discover every year more and more musicians which have huge talent and have something to say, more collectives and festivals are appearing.
Austria is multicultural and this contributes a lot to the music scene as well... you can see/feel the diversity. There are bars and small venues supporting any kind of band/group and if you really want to show and share your music is not so difficult to find a stage and do it. Of course that does not mean that you can make a living from it but at least getting the chance to show what you got or have fun with sharing your work is sth truly important.
I think in Greece is a bit different, if musicians and DJ’s do something the try to do it 'big' and when they are really ready. When they appear they are there to stay and it is not usual to see every year new faces. Concerning the last years many things changed in Greece due to the economical crisis. It's obvious that the big 'heads' which promote music for the masses they are getting bigger and bigger. The few small venues that remain continue their way and is amazing to see them still doing their thing and supporting the 'local heroes' :)
What has been influential for you musically in the past, and also more recently?
I guess it sounds ordinary but is true that Detroit's music and culture driven me a lot and guided me through techno-house music and not only in the past.
Recently I see myself hooked up a lot by the bass element, also back then I was into drum n' bass and dubstep etc but nowadays I absorb it in another way and somehow I discover another feeling in it.
What are you listening to right now?
Isao Tomita - Firebird Suite.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise at the moment?
I am still DJing a lot so I would say that the dancers/listeners inspire me. Dancing it was always important to me and a big factor so I think that as long as I'm surrounding by this in my life I can still receive-give and share that energy non stop..
And apart from the dancefloor - Dez Williams is inspiring me, a producer that always gives me this 'wow' feeling and makes me still being curious about electro and production, he keeps the mystery and he is doing music in his own way it seems, which is something I admire..
What inspired your mix and where it was recorded?
One inspiration was my need to share these rough heavy bass tracks to close this year epically and adventurous as my whole year was :D
'Abacus' from Junq, the first track inspired the direction of the mix, also ILLEKTROLAB and the second last track Miami Eyes from Secret Frequency Crew, remixed soooo good by Andrea Parker. Lately I have been playing this so often and I wanted to include it. It was recorded at my home in Vienna.
Any upcoming releases or gigs?
Releases not yet but hopefully soon in the future.
Concerning gigs, looking forward to 24th January. The Viennese Funkroom Crew throw their next event at 'Das Werk' Club with a big legend (not announce yet). I am honoured to be invited as well!
Anything else you would like to share?
Let's have an exciting 2020 my friends.. and be strong !
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