New Mix by Kangding Ray

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Secret Thirteen came with a beautiful surprise today – an artfully created sound piece by the French-born, German-based electronic music producer and kinetic installation artist Kangding Ray. Non-strangers to Stroboscopic Artefacts and Raster-Noton are already downloading the mix, and if you need a little more convincing, here’s a snippet of the mix description, adopted from Secret Thirteen:

[quote]The mix consists of 28 diverse records that were originally released between 1981 and 2013. However, fixed sound quality, exemplary beatmatching and extracted new formations break barriers of concrete time period that could be assigned to some of the records if they were played alone. Entire mix sounds relevant to nowadays subtle dance music scene, although Kangding Ray says that “the mix is not based on a super-actual stuff these days”. Emptyset, Ø, Rrose, AnD, Front 242, Jon Hassell, Autechre, D.A.F. are only a few names in this eclectic selection where works were creatively edited, adapted to every different sound expression and substantially mixed together. An accurate, complex, yet controversial or provocative layering of seemingly conflicting tracks gradually creates a complete, enduring and sometimes even slightly confusing wholeness…[/quote]

Not your average mix. This is a musical commentary.

[toggle title=”Track List”]Tracklist:
01. Mdou Moctar – Nikali Talit [Sahel Sounds, 2013]
02. Rrose – Waterfall (from “Merchant of Salt version”) [Sandwell District, 2011]
03. Truncate – Diffraction (Markus Suckut Remix) [Modularz, 2012]
04. Young Echo – Slow Jam [Ramp Recordings, 2013]
05. Roni Size / Reprazent – Beatbox [Talkin’ Loud, 1997]
06. Kreidler – Il Sogno Di Una Cosa [Kiff SM, 1998]
07. Pfirter – Caos Y Orden Superior (feat. Xiantek) [Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2012]
08. AnD – Free At Last [Ann Aimee, 2013]
09. Kelis – In Public [Virgin, 2004]
10. Miles – Status Narcissism [Modern Love, 2013]
11. Outer Space – Scanlon [Arbor, 2010]
12. Couch – Was Alles Halt [Kitty-Yo, 2001]
13. Jon Hassell – Chor Moiré [Editions EG, 1981]
14. ADMX-71 – The Winfield Spur [Sonic Groove, 2012]
15. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – Alles Ist Gut [Virgin, 1981]
16. Front 242 – Song (StarCandy) [XIII BIS Records, 2003]
17. Stanislav Tolkachev – Break Something That Breaks You [M_Rec LTD., 2013]
18. Autechre – Goz Quarter [Warp Records, 1997]
19. Ø – Kolmas [Sähkö Recordings, 2006]
20. Sleeparchive – 5 (from “A Man Dies In The Street Pt.2”) [Tresor, 2013]
21. Drake – The Language [Cash Money Records, 2013]
22. Marcel Dettmann – Push [Ostgut Ton, 2012]
23. Sagat – Intruder [Vlek, 2013]
24. Container – Application [Spectrum Spools, 2011]
25. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away [Bad Seeds Ltd., 2013]
26. Emptyset – Order [Raster-Noton, 2013]
27. HEALTH – In Violet [Lovepump United/City Slang, 2009]
28. Mogwai – Punk Rock [Chemikal Underground, 1999]
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