PS Selected: LSDXOXO, Andy Garvey, MIMI & more
Welcome back to our weekly segment where we pluck the best mixes from all over the web and the world, bundle em together and call it PS Selected. Whether it was whipped up last week or last year, if it’s worth listening to it’s bound to be featured as Holly O’Neill takes you through the hours and hours of quality mixes uploaded across the net by big and small selectors alike.
This week we run the gauntlet from near meditative selections to huge festival bangers courtesy of selectors ANDY GARVEY, LSDXOXO, MIMI, AGONY RECORDS, JACQUES GREEN. What do they all have in common? A clearly defined sense of self in the face of an overwhelming amount of musical influences.
Playing the incoming Pitch Festival in Melbourne is Andy Garvey, host and curator of Mix Up on triple j. Along with keeping up to date with underground dance music in all its iterations, she specialises in spacious techno and hypnotic electro. To get you stoked for the festival, she’s put together an hour of reverberating beats, heady takes on four to the floor and lush builds.
Before you hit play on Jacques Greene‘s latest mix for i-D, take deep breath in and out. His thoughtful selections make for a musical form of guided meditation, as Greene layers sparse low tempo house and laid back electronica for an hour of invigorating relaxation. Reflective of the direction of his new LP Fever Focus, expect mobias strip melodies, guiding beats and exploratory synthesis.
Known for his genre pastiche and brooding club production, New York producer and tastemaker LSDXOXO has honed his energetic sensibilities towards techno in his mix for DJ Mag. Maintaining a flair for tunes primed to churn up the dance floor, the mix is packed with rave ready techno and kicks huge enough to blow out your speakers. Featuring sprinklings of Baltimore club and vogue, it’s high intensity and high BPM.
If you’re a bit sad that FOMO Festival is over after its run earlier this month, fear not! Melbourne’s own MIMI has just packaged up her slice of the national festival tour, chock full of her own edits, top 40 tinged EDM and big serving of femme empowerment. Get ready for choice throwbacks, trappy breakdowns and blends that’ll make you roll your eyes and lose your shit at the same time in a mix that proves she’s a master crowd controller and meticulous selector of dance and pop.
What’s the opposite of agony? Exactly what you’re going to feel when you listen to Agony Records‘ guest mix on Bondi Beach Radio. Full of easy listening house and poolside tracks, the boys from the burgeoning Sydney label deliver an hour of bright energy, dreamy production and optimistic lo-fi sounds. The kicks are muffled, the melodies are fuzzy and the energy is contagious.
Words by HOLLY O’NEILL