My Essential Mix, broadcast 20.02.2016 on BBC Radio 1. [RADIO FREE EDIT]
Nick Drake - Introduction - Island Records
Map.Ache - You R The Bonus - Giegling
Benedkit Frey - Portal - MRT
Musiccargo - Ich Geh Den Weg Mit Dir - Amontillado Music
Aufgang B - Demo 3 - Neabau
Kusuma - Beat les - White Label
C:or -Bells, Walking - White Label
Midland - Decompression Suite - Aus Music
Grauzone Eisbaer (ILO's Warped Edit) - Lo Fi Edits
Dave DePino - Excerpt from "Paris Is Burning"
Patrick Cowley - Thief of love - Honey Soundsystem Records
Kishore Kumar - Apni To Jaise Taise (Midland Edit) - White Label
King Sunny Ade - Sunny Ti DE Ariya (Midland Panorama Bar Edit) - White Label
Ploy - Move yourself - Hessle Audio
Midland - Outpost - Graded
Dynamo Dreesen, SVN & A Made Up Sound - B1 - Sued
Midland - Holdup - Graded
Jon Hopkins - Vessel (Four Tet Remix) - Double Six
Sliver Apples - Ruby - Kaap Records
Radiohead - Life In a Glasshouse (Intro)
Talk Talk - The Rainbow - EMI
Anthony Child - Midnight Rain - Editions Mego
Commix - Japaneese Electronics (Instra:mental Moog remix) - Metalheadz
Jai Paul - Jasmine - XL Recordings
Jon Daly - Solitaire - IRR Germany
Solitary Dancer - Desire + Apathy - Graded
SFIRE - 6 - Ultramajic
Midland - Double Feature - ReGraded
Midland - Final Credits - ReGraded
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - The Night - Mowest
Something I did a long time ago which was in my Fact Mix in 2010 and gave away for free. Keep getting messages asking for a new download so here it is as a mastered WAV.
Here is the Fact Mix https://soundcloud.com/midland/midland-fact-mix-185-sept-2010
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In February 2016 Midland made his contribution to the hugely influential BBC Essential Mix series. The end of the mix came in the shape of an unreleased track that would go on to soundtrack dance floors and festivals the world over. That track was ‘Final Credits.’
Since its creation in the depths of winter to its vinyl release in June, with weekly airings everywhere from Panorama Bar to DC10 to Dekmantel Festival, the record has united dance floors and become one of the most unlikely tracks of the year. As the summer disappeared, calls for a full release of ‘Final Credits’ have swelled, and now, thanks to The Classic Music Company we’re delighted to say this is becoming a reality.
Though it would be presumptuous to predict a *Track of Summer 2016* in the modest month of April – sod that, we're going to do it anyway. After a short while finely tuning the sample-based house and disco ReGraded sub-label, Midland reopens the doors to his original Graded imprint with a release that's well worth shouting about. Catalogue number #003 comes in the form of three-track Blush EP, with an opening title track that highlighted Midland's own BR set at Dekmantel last summer. A token example of Midland's ability to create authentic, instantly catchy dance music – with a hook that's guaranteed to woo hearts across many dancefloors worldwide.
Grip the Blush EP in full this way: http://www.junodownload.com/products/midland-blush-ep/3072057-02/
Stole The Night' is Howling's latest single and it's a melodic, delicate and atmospheric track that stimulates all the senses with big basslines and serene vocals. On remix duty is Frank Wiedemann and Midland and we've got the premiere of the latter's edit.
We're really feeling this. Check it.
AKASE - "Rust" single
Available June 29th on !K7 Records
Order online: http://K7.lnk.to/AKASE_Rust
AKASE, the new collaborative project between Harry Agius (better known as Midland) and Robbie Redway, is the latest artist signing to !K7 Records. Formed in Leeds, written in London and finished in Berlin under the influence of Ewan Pearson, "Rust" is the first piece of music to surface from the project.
As Midland, Harry Agius has built a reputation for releasing delicately brilliant bass driven house and techno, and over the course of his various releases he has hinted at a desire to explore sounds away from the dancefloor. Coupled with the songwriting talents and vocals of Robbie Redway, "Rust" delivers on the potential of that exploration.
In addition to the original mix, the "Rust" single includes a Midland remix, which peels back the vocals and adds some dancefloor thrust.
This is my contribution to the third Autonomous Africa release.
The last one curated by JD Twitch of Optimo raised £10,000 pounds for Mtandika Mission a charity run by my parents in Tanzania. More info + clips of all the other tracks can be found here.
All tracks mastered by Matt Colton.
Distribution by Above Board. Released late July / August 2014 on 12". Digital will follow.
About the mix
I’ve been thinking about a concept for a mix titled “As the city sleeps” for some time. Soundtracking one of my favourite times of day, between 4-5am, the witching hour, when you fall in love, spend time getting to know the things about your friends you never knew and when towns and cities feel like your own.
When I was asked to contribute an hour of music to the inaugural “Monolithic Installation" (more info below), an immersive light installation in Bristol at Motion this summer it was the perfect catalyst to finally record the mix. I have gone back in and worked on it since and am happy to share it with you now.
"As featured in the Monolithic Installation, 5,376 suspended LEDs, an immersive light installation at Motion Bristol's recent day party by Squid Soup & Ben Price, hear the other mixes here and look out for it on the road this year" - http://bit.ly/2mrsYLo
Read more about it on Crack Mag - http://bit.ly/2D2yDAN
"La Haine” Intro/Outro
Ian William Craig - Doubtshapes
Bruised Skies - Low
>>> Steve Reich - Come out
Benoit Pioulard - An Image Apart from Ourselves
Oneohtrix Point Never - Behind the Bank
Body in the Thames - Brexit Music for a Film
Dj Rum - Projection
Vito Ricci - Inferno (Pt 2)
>>> Dorian Corey - Excerpt from Paris is Burning
Arthur Russell - Answers Me
Suzanne Kraft & Jonny Nash - Hanging Glass Structure
Demdike Stare - Black Sun
Andés Zacco - Leit
Luke Abbott - Ovals
Cluster - Sowiesoso
Sun Ra - Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 2)
Cala Del Forno - Fast Moving Cars
Radiohead - Meeting in the Aisle
Mark Pritchard - Give it Your Choir (feat Bibio)
Nick Drake - Horn
Mark Hollis - The Colour of Spring
This is the first release on ReGraded a new sub label of Midlands Graded imprint, intended to focus on sample based disco tinged house.
Double Feature EP
A) Double Feature
AA) Stop (Don't let the beat)
Released 18th Sept. 180Gram Vinyl & Digital
Distributed by !K7
Mastered by Matt Colton @ Alchemy
Tangerine Dream - The Journey
James Holden - Blackpool Late Eighties
Frak - Plasma
Soulphiction - Her (JMS Dub)
DRC - Lingala feat. Bokatola System and Evala Litongo
DJ Nori - Happy Sunday - (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Bruce - Eyes Saying Save Me
Five O'Clock Traffic - RPC
Mix Mup - Copa Jams
Maximillion Dunbar - Cassette Arabic
Juxta Position - Mercy
Borrowed Identity - Leave Your Life
Severn Beach & Rick Grant - Slow Clap
Kyle Hall - Spoof
Norman Nodge - N 7.4
OCP - Raise Your Legs
Four Tet - Buchla
Tambien - Drogato
Breaker 1 2 - 2