Mixes

Online “mix tapes”, podcasts, playlists and some interview segments here and there.

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Ready Mix Cement 003

16 September 2020

After a bit of a break Readymix Cement is back with a third instalment; the first as we go into the autumn of 2020.

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Readymix Cement 002

16 August 2020

With the recent passing of Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey, this mix starts with a more unique post-hardcore introduction of that band’s track “Corpse Pose” from their seminal album Repetition (1996). This is the second installment of Readymix Cement.

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Readymix Cement 001

6 August 2020

This is the first of a series of curated mixes as Possession Records, featuring an array of favourite tracks by new and old artists in the postpunk, synth, minimal, darkwave and other eclectic genres.

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

5 January 2020

This is the final of three new instalments of the series of mixes done over the winter entitled “Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves”; this one being the most dynamic of the set, having more of a focus on favourite pieces from film soundtracks.

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III : Drones & Tones

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III : Drones & Tones

23 December 2019

This mix is the second of three new mixes for Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves. Entitled “Drones & Tones” it is the most minimal and meditative of the bunch, focusing on ambience and sound design. It includes artists old and new — strangers, friends and peers.

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves II : Synthesizer Worlds

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves II : Synthetic Worlds

10 December 2019

This mix, Synthetic Worlds, is a selection of more synthesiser-based pieces from classic artists from years gone as well as newer tracks by current artists, including friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.

Heavy Leather Mix : Whitebelt Hardcore and Improvised Waves

Soft Riot Presents: White Belt Hardcore / Improvised Waves

1 March 2018

A double-sided cassette mix done for London’s Heavy Leather Productions: side one being some key influences and side two being a curated playlist of electronic and post-punk oddities.

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Repartiseraren meets Soft Riot

8 April 2016

Swedish online music mag Repartiseraren got in touch to ask if they could compile a 2 hour mixtape retrospective of Soft Riot material into an online mix.

The Soft Riot Playlist on DEF

20 January 2016

A Soft Riot curated playlist aired on Doncaster Electronic Foundation featuring some selected personal electronic tracks from artists old and new.

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Der Hammer : DJ JJD Selections 02

4 May 2015

A second mix of tracks for the Sheffield night Der Hammer.

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Der Hammer : DJ JJD Selections 01

1 February 2015

This mix is selection of tracks I’ve been playing at Der Hammer containing tracks by new and classic synthesizer artists.

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A Colder Consciousness #82

6 February 2014

Soft Riot goes into the Resonance FM studio with A Colder Consciousness, discussing music, playing tracks and then discussing those, resulting in this mix.

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White Lodge 007 : Canadian Tuxedo, Part 2

12 December 2012

This is part two of a two-part mix makes up a 2-hour retrospective of Canadian synth, new wave, electronics and post-punk music with some select pop and space-rock tunes. From obscure, underground gems to select radio hits and everything in between that came out between 1978-1986.

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White Lodge 007 : Canadian Tuxedo, Part 1

5 December 2012

This is part one of a two-part mix makes up a 2-hour retrospective of Canadian synth, new wave, electronics and post-punk music with some select pop and space-rock tunes. From obscure, underground gems to select radio hits and everything in between that came out between 1978-1986.

Soft Riot on TXTBK's CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio | Part 2

Soft Riot on TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio | Part 2

19 September 2012

Part 2 of a 3-hour SOFT RIOT-curated playlist ion TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio

Soft Riot on TXTBK's CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio | Part 1

Soft Riot on TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio | Part 1

19 September 2012

Part 1 of a 3-hour SOFT RIOT-curated playlist ion TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio

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White Lodge 006 : Winter Waves and Cryptic Caves

7 December 2010

A late-night mix incorporating psychedelic drones, film soundtracks, electro-acoustics, slow ballads and minimalist electronics.

White Lodge 005 | Synth Or Swim | Fad Gadget

White Lodge 005 : Synth or Swim

3 May 2010

A representative slice out of the pool of synth-saturated, future-thinking music that I love, namely between the years of 1978 to 1985.

White Lodge 004 | Dye Your Hair Black and Absorb All "Waves" | The Calculators

White Lodge 004 : Dye Your Hair Black and Absorb All “Waves”

1 May 2010

This particular mix has been sequenced in a loose chronological order, encompassing a time period starting in 1995 and ending sometime in 2000. From 2000 onward the post-punk and synth revival thing sort of exploded and bands hatched and made flight like a cloud of buzzing locusts.

White Lodge 003 | A Soundtrack To Burning Youth | Antioch Arrow

White Lodge 003 : A Soundtrack To Burning Youth

30 April 2010

There was a great thing that happened with the arrival of punk and hardcore in the late 80s and 90s, and this mix is a reflection of my time with that.