Kenneth Christiansen – Recorder.13 Mix

This mix from Kenneth Christiansen is class.

I’d only really heard of Kenneth Christiansen from following his Resident Advisor DJ charts when they were a thing – before Resident Advisor decided that they didn’t want any community interaction.

He often put me onto some really classy dub techno tracks – the kind of rare tracks that I struggle to discover without a DJ chart or two.

Yet he should be more well-known, especially for running the consistently excellent Echocord label for nearly 20 years – who has published records by the likes of STL, Babe Roots and Forest Drive West. Hopefully this gives you an idea of what to expect from this mix.

It is pretty flawless – starting firmly in the world of dub techno with just hints of a dub reggae background, though perhaps you need to squint a tad. As I said in the opening sentence, the class of the mix shines through and before you know it, an hour has passed and you are into something more up tempo yet still with the laid back techno vibe and smatterings of dub.

It does get darker towards the end, but stays dubby. As I said, this is class.

Weirdly, even though the mix is truly excellent, I’m not sure I’ll come back and listen to it many times. But listen to it, you really should.

Enjoyment rating of 7.33.

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