An ongoing collection.
Press Play! GALA’s Favourite Mixes
We all know that feeling where you get to Friday afternoon and have a mind blank about what to put on. Or you’re feeling blue on a Monday night and need a deep soother but don’t know where to look. Look no further, we are going to be updating this page regularly with a selection of our favourite mixes tailored to a certain theme.
BBQ Time – it’s sizzling hot, BBQ season is upon us. When the grill is lit and the time comes to choose a mix, look no further. Here are five of our BBQ go-tos, from Andrew Ashong, Coco Maria, Maribou State & Pedestrian, Mafalda and Ö.
5 hours of Andrew Ashong’s funk and soul collection, recorded live at a party in Hackney. This one’s for the long BBQs, stick on it while the coals are still warming up and enjoy the ride.
Back in March, we hosted a day-long takeover of the Refuge Worldwide airwaves, featuring sets from five of the artists set to play GALA this summer. Coco Maria kicked off the day with a soulful, global disco session that’s perfect for a picnic or grill.
Listen to Maribou State & Pedestrian playing the tunes they would take to a desert island. Part 2 is highly recommended as well.
Melodies International co-founder Mafalda shows how deep her crates are on a stellar session for Dekmantel.
Friend and collaborator of GALA, Ö, in the mix for Waking Life’s digital event last summer. Music from the likes of Sade, Cymande, the late Peter Green (of Fleetwood Mac), Donnie & Joe Emerson, HTRK, Mulatu Astatke and Ali Farka Toure.
Introspection – there are moments when the power of music is amplified by our mood, and a certain mix can seem like the most beautiful, or heartbreaking hour ever recorded. Whether you have your forehead pressed against the rainy window of a night bus, or you’re on a beach feeling grateful for life, the five mixes below will touch you deep inside.
The elusive DJ Metatron (AKA Prince Of Denmark, DJ Healer, Traumprinz, Prime Minister Of Doom etc.) knocked it out the park with this mix. Pure emotion. The Jake Gyllenhaal skit in the middle gets us right in the feels.
If you’ve been to Waking Life in Portugal, you’ll recognise the otherworldly, spaced out vibes on this one. Magical set from Elli by the lake.
Nicolas Jaar is a master of taking tracks which shouldn’t work together and making them fit in the most beautiful ways. This Essential Mix captures the then-young star at his adventurous best. Which other mix features Twin Peaks and There Will Be Blood soundtracks, Aphex Twin, NSYNC, Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z and Ricardo Villalobos?
This one is a little rough around the edges but that’s its magic. No frills, just a supreme selector playing their deep cuts, live on the airwaves. We can’t wait to welcome Gideön back to Peckham Rye Park this summer.
Electro acoustic goodness from Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles. RA188 is a mindtrip for quiet moments of introspection, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. An ambient education from an encyclopaedic mind.
GALA x Refuge Worldwide
The second set of mixes to share here are GALA exclusives, first broadcast on our Refuge Worldwide radio takeover (March 12th), from five artists on the lineup for GALA 2021: Coco Maria, Maurice Fulton, Prosumer, CC:DISCO! and Eliza Rose. Ten hours of top-quality festival tunes to replicate a day in Peckham Rye Park.
Weekend Ready – Five mixes perfect for Friday afternoons – music to carry you through the final hours of the working week.
Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo in the mix.
Soichi Terada‘s lush RA mix from 2016.
A beloved recording of Octo Octa going in at a Horse Meat Disco Pride party.
Ash Lauryn championing house music’s Black roots.
The OG Galcher Lustwerk mix. Doesn’t get old this one.