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29.01.21

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.

 

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.

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