Best Albums 2017 Mix 2 - Sounding The Deep compiled by Mike G

November 17, 2017
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My annual Best Albums mix is once again in two parts. "Sounding The Deep" features generally beatless music, while "Atmospheric Grooves" is much more rhythmic.

MIX #2: SOUNDING THE DEEP. 140 minutes of bliss. This is the 2nd of my two Best Albums Of 2017 mixes and spotlights some of 2017's quietest and most awe-inspiring moments in ambient. Subtle psychedelia and beatless reveries for expanding minds by Bonobo, Ishq, bvdub, Alice Coltrane, Kevin Braheny and more.

These two mixes are based on Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2017 reviews feature. Read them at http://ambientmusicguide.com/best-of-year/best-albums-of-2017

Full tracklist: http://ambientmusicguide.com/mixes-by-mike-g/best-albums-of-2017-mixes/

Compiled and mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Oct-Nov 2017.

Best Albums 2017 Mix 1 - Atmospheric Grooves mixed by Mike G

November 14, 2017
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My annual Best Albums mix is once again in two parts. "Sounding The Deep" features generally beatless music, while "Atmospheric Grooves" is much more rhythmic.

MIX #1: ATMOSPHERIC GROOVES. Starting with a gorgeous Si Mathews lullaby, we dive into 140 minutes of multi-coloured groove. The mix snakes it way through seductive downtempo shades of exotic breaks, lounge, dub, techno and trance including Bonobo, Irresistible Force and Carbon Based Lifeforms, before a final 30-minute serve of electronica epics featuring Sasha, L.S.G, Mystical Sun and Jean-Michel Jarre.

These two mixes are based on Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2017 reviews feature. Read them at http://ambientmusicguide.com/best-of-year/best-albums-of-2017.

Full tracklist: http://ambientmusicguide.com/mixes-by-mike-g/best-albums-of-2017-mixes/

Compiled and mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Oct-Nov 2017.

The Sounds Of Silent - New Ambient 2017 vol. 8 mixed by Mike G

September 10, 2017
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After last year's reboot following a 20-year hiatus, the quality sounds from San Francisco's legendary Silent Records continue in 2017.

This mix spotlights some of my favourite cuts from this year's Silent releases, both new albums and re-releases from the Silent back catalogue. Features music by Chris Meloche, Legion Of Green Men, Lingua Lustra, Transcendental Anarchists, Pelican Daughters, Mike Rooke, Pragma, Kris Force, Lucid Nation and Deeper Than Space.

All of the albums in this mix are available from https://silentrecords.bandcamp.com

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 8 compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, September 2017. More at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Interstellar Tech - New Ambient 2017 vol. 7 mixed by Mike G

September 1, 2017
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Mind-expanding melodic techno from interstellar space. Hear new downtempo tech-trance sounds from dance music icons Oliver Lieb (aka L.S.G.) and Jeff Mills in a dynamic mix that also features cuts from One Arc Degree, Saafi Brothers, Ghost, Aurax and Luigi Tozzi.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 7 compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017

More at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Antipodean Chill - Oz ambient mixed by Mike G for Red Bull Music

August 24, 2017
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Featured artists: Japetus, Robodop Snei, X1 Project, Ornament, Not Drowning Waving, John Elder, Avene, Sapien Trace, Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke, Citystate, Gondwanaland.

The Red Bull Music Academy commissioned me to write the article "Ambience Australis – 10 essential Oz ambient and downtempo albums reviewed" for their street zine The Note to coincide with the Red Bull Weekender arts and music festival in Sydney, 31 August-3 September 2017.

I also created this mix - a tribute to some great Australian music from the past 30 years.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017. More at ambientmusicguide.com

Irresistible Chill - New Ambient 2017 vol. 6 mixed by Mike G

August 16, 2017
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Kira Kira (2017) is the first album from The Irresistible Force (Mixmaster Morris) in nearly 20 years and it's a multi-coloured psychedelic delight. This mix features three cuts from the album, plus downtempo sofa-surfing gems from Bonobo, Banco De Gaia, Pitch Black, Eskadet, Animat, Simon O'Reilly, Spice Barons and Beechwood.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 6 compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017. Full trackist at www.ambientmusicguide.com

This is Mystical Sun - compiled & mixed by Mike G

July 22, 2017
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Running time: 83 minutes.

Mystical Sun is one of the giants of 21st century psychedelic ambient, the solo project of San Francisco musician Richard Mystic.

His lush albums span a period of over 20 years and his styles include rich drones, booming psy-tech grooves and extended panoramic space epics. It's cosmic, shamanic music full of distinctive sounds forged with his custom-built synths and software.

Mystical Sun's complete catalogue is available from his Bandcamp page mysticalsun.bandcamp.com

Mix compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, July 2017. Read the Mystical Sun overview at ambientmusicguide.com/a-z-essential-albums/mystical-sun/

SOL - New Ambient 2017 vol. 5 mixed by Mike G

May 4, 2017
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Music of the sun, in all its seasons. Deep sounds by Ishq, My Silent Wake, Thomas Lemmer, Erik Wollo, Richard Dart, Lorenzo Masotto, Der Waldläufer, Olivia Summer, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Pausal, Thombeau, J Mondok.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 5 compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April-May 2017. Full trackist at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Beauty and Sadness - New Ambient 2017 vol. 4 mixed by Mike G

April 25, 2017
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bvdub, Erik Wollo, Ethernet, Lingua Lustra, Microphonics, Olivia Summer, Smoky, Stacxk, Northumbia, North Atlantic Drift, John Lunn.

Drones, chorales and beatless synthetic epics of subtle beauty and gentle sadness.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 4 compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, March-April 2017. Full trackist at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Berlin Schooled - New Ambient 2017 vol. 3 mixed by Mike G

April 19, 2017
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Jean Michel Jarre, Alpha Wave Movement , S1gns Of L1fe, Brog, Loom, Steve Roach, Erik Wollo, Jim Ottaway, Solaris.

Melodic, cosmic, psychedelic electronica in the Berlin-school tradition. New recordings forged by both the style's original pioneers and its modern-day children.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 3 compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April 2017.

Full trackist at www.ambientmusicguide.com