May 24, 2012
Nicolas Jaar Drops An Essential Mix
Sneaky Sound System - Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Big Version) [Modular]
Aphex Twin - Ziggomatic 17 [Rhino]

The only time I post about Essential Mixes are when they’re truly special. Today, I am proud to say we’ve been given such a mix by New York’s hottest producer of the moment, Nicolas Jaar (download here). Trust me when I say this mix is nothing short of breath-taking. Jaar takes the listener on a sublime aural journey by splicing cinema and music into a product that Pete Tong describes as “nothing short of stunning.”

The mix may not be EDM in many respects; the selection is certainly something different for the industry. If you know me, then you know that I am always an advocate for getting outside your comfort zone with music. As such, I would highly recommend this mix for those looking to expand their musical boundaries. Expect a blend of classical, house, techno, and everything in between. Below are just two selections from the mix. I’m especially happy to post an Aphex Twin song!

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