Plagued by the biting cold this winter season? Christmas blues got you down? Fear not, underground music enthusiasts–Brooklyn-bred techno maestro Victor Calderone has all your bases covered. Late last week, the record-slinging veteran gifted us with his 2013 holiday mix, stringing together roughly one hour of the world’s hottest track selections, and wrapping it up in a bow for his devoted SoundCloud followers.
Encompassing a whirlwind of subgenres from the diversified realm of global techno, the legendary Waveform executive presents a rare and enlightening insight into his coveted DJ sets. Pulling out all the stops in his latest 70-minute studio mix, Victor masterfully weaves a cohesive sonic fabric from his extravagant acquisition of tracks, many of which remain unreleased or undiscovered.
Gradually venturing from tasteful, syncopated tech house, to pulsating, four-on-the-floor techno, the mix’ tracklist (containing predominantly ID tracks) reflects the delicate manner in which the American underground figurehead composes his masterful performances. Though mostly composed of minimalistic rhythms and groove-filled backbeats, Victor employs an array of provocative vocals to breathe life into his recorded musical voyage.
Check out the maestro’s full soundCloud right here for new updates, and catch one of his enthralling sets on the following tour dates:
Dec. 28 — Gryphon, Hollywood, FL
Dec. 30 — Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 1 — Sankeys, New York, NY
Jan. 6 — Kool Beach (BPM Festival), Playa Del Carmen, MX
Jan. 18 — Space, Miami, FL
Feb. 7 — U Street Musical Hall, Washington, D.C.