After showcasing the inaugural Step Fresh mix back in May and taking a brief hiatus, Refix Mechanic's Steven Martin (AKA DJ Stevie Buckets) returns with the second installment of EARMILK's monthly Step Fresh mix. For this month's auditory adventure in broadbeat mixing stylos, electronics, acoustics, boom baps and everything else in between, Martin cooked up 48 minute mix that includes well over 2o songs ranging from music from Kode9 & the Spaceape to M.I.A. and Void Pedal.
The mix gets underway with Shigeto's ambient remix of Sufjian Steven's "Futile Devices". The better part of the first half of the mix is characterized by the electronic stylings of from the likes of Kuedo and Amon Tobin. Genre wise the mix switches gears with a smooth segue into the dub mix of Wiley's "Gangster's" and Spooky's electro-dub track "Murderer".
The mix also includes some recognizable hip-hop flourishes such as Mexicans With Guns' Freddie Gibbs assisted "Highway to Hell" and Lil Wayne's piano and percussion driven "Nightmares of the Bottom" which seamlessly flows into Shortstuff Refix of Oriol's "Memories".The mix reaches its climax somewhere around the 37 minute mark with Mike Slott's bouncy rework of Kotchy's "Sometimes" and Boards of Canada's remix of cLOUDEAD's "Dead Dogs Two".
Step Fresh - Mix 02
If you enjoy Steve Martin's mixing style, you can check in and check out his weekly mix which is delivered to the listening masses of Los Angeles,CA through Martin's "My Side of the City" radio show which can be heard Saturdays on KPFK from Midnight til 2 AM either in LA or online. Support Martin's latest creation and check out July's Step Fresh Mix-02. Peep the mix's tracklist below.
Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices (shigeto remix)
Kuedo - Take Off - Videowave EP - Planet Mu
Kode9 & the Spaceape - Victims - Memories of the Future - Hyperdub
Amon Tobin - Bedtime Stories - Isam - Ninja Tune
Offshore - East Coast Capital Connect - Pacer EP - Big Dada
Two Fingers - Moth Rhythm - Two Fingers - Paper Bag
Jogger - Nice Tights (Mexicans with Guns Rmx) - Friends of Friends Remix - FoF
Mexicans With Guns - Highway to Hell - Highway To Hell 7" - Stones Throw
Wiley - Gangsters (Dub mix) - Tunnel Vision Vol.2 - Avalanche
Wiley - Friday 13th - Tunnel Vision Vol.2 - Avalanche
Spooky - Murderer - Murderer EP - Oil Gang
Starkey - Club Games - Ear Drums and Black Holes - Planet Mu
Lil Wayne - Nightmares of the Bottom - Tha Carter IV - Cash Money
Oriol - Memories (Shortstuff Refix) - Coconut Coast EP - Planet Mu
Slackk - Polar Bear - Polar Bear - Unknown To The Unknown
Hint - Physical Stamina - Daily Intake - Tru Thoughts
Kozzie - I'm Famous - The Problems Started - No Hats No Hoods
M.I.A. - Bingo - Arular - XL
Bone Thugz Vs. Komori - Thuggish Live Mash
SEEP - I Know you Got Grime - Square Pegs - Rolax
Gita - Hood Rich - Single - Creative Control
Kotchy - Sometimes (Mike Slott Remix) - Remixes - S/R
Void Pedal - Spiral Ease - Omni Colour - Fieldwerk Recordings
cLOUDEAD - Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Remix) - Dead Dogs Two - Mush
X - Raided - Check Your Bitch - Xorcist - Black Market
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