[Above image credit:@NicTasker]

Sometimes you need that something to kickstart or get you through the day. This motivator can take many forms including music, the ability of which is displayed to its fullest in the following mix, and especially its first hour in which Avalon Emerson and Courtesy play back-to-back.

Among the endless list of outstanding residencies on NTS is Nic Tasker’s 88 Transition/Whities show, exhibiting leftfield, techno, and electro, both old and new. However, this mix is a stark contrast to the club driven mixes typically showcased in the Whities show, Mixes To Dig series, and their sets, perhaps as a tribute to the Orlando tragedy occurring on the same day.

Following a much more downtempo and ambient vibe, this mix is perfect to relax and zone out with. The stunning Diskjokke – Panutup sets a melancholic mood with the majority of the mix following the same path. An early highlight is the transition of William Basinski – DL1.3 into Arthur Russell – Hiding Your Present From You. Other highlights include Bwana – V and Mental Overdrive – Please Hold On. Tasker takes over for the second hour with as good an opening tune you could get, Digital Justice – Profit (No Till). He then takes a slightly more upbeat approach, while playing some tracks which are equally as stunning as those in the first half. He ends the mix with Moodymann – Amerika into Omar S – Seen Was Set, and finally a lovely track unbeknownst to myself, The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain.

Everyone has their go to mix for a certain mood. When looking for a little pick-me-up, this is certainly the one for me. Make sure to catch all three DJs at The Yard for the next Whities night (28/04/2017).

Be sure to check out the tracks listed below…

A few highlights...
Tracklist [Credit: NTS]
  1. IMRE KISS-ACCEPT THE LIGHT
  2. DISKJOKKE-PANUTUP
  3. VANGELIS-LOVE THEME
  4. UNKNOWN-UNTITLED
  5. WILLIAM BASINSKI-DISINTEGRATION LOOPS 1.3
  6. ARTHUR RUSSELL-HIDING YOUR PRESENT FROM YOU
  7. TOM HANG-ETHERPRISE
  8. DUBLICATOR-INFECTED ENERGY (TEXTURAL BEING RESHAPED)
  9. DALHOUS-ANOTHER WITNESS BY RESOLOUTION
  10. BWANA-V
  11. COCTEAU TWINS-HITHERTO
  12. ACRONYM-IN THE SWAMP
  13. MILTON BRADLEY-THE END IS NOT ALWAYS THE END, SOMETIMES IT IS A NEW BEGINNING
  14. THE MAGNETIC FIELDS-I SHUTTER
  15. BJORK-UNRAVEL
  16. MENTAL OVERDRIVE-PLEASE HOLD ON
  17. DIGITAL JUSTICE-PROFIT (NO TILL)
  18. APHEX TWIN-AVRIL ALTDELAY
  19. BRUCE-SUMMERS GOTTA END SOMETIME
  20. UNKNOWN-UNTITLED
  21. UNKNOWN-UNTITLED
  22. TESSELA-SORBET
  23. SHINICHI ATOBE-BUTTERFLY EFFECT
  24. UNKNOWN-UNTITLED
  25. UNKNOWN-UNTITLED
  26. THE MORTAL COIL-SONG TO THE SIREN
  27. COLIN STETSON-WHO THE WAVES ARE ROARING FOR
  28. STEPHEN MALLINDER-COOL DOWN
  29. MOODYMANN-AMERIKA
  30. OMAR S-SEEN WAS SET (NORM TALLEY MIX)
  31. THE BLUE NILE-TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN

Written by James Acquaye Nortey-Glover

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