It’s been quite some time since I published my own mix. I actually compiled this selection of favorite tracks back in January, and let it marinate while other selectors stepped up to the plate. For this 90th mix on Headphone Commute, I’ll let it slowly ooze out of your speakers and drape your ears with darkness and cold. The theme on this mix explores dark ambient techno, hauntology, and experimental beats, alternating between banging rhythms and noisy drones, with a touch of speech for a good measure. It’s a trip and a half.
When selecting the tracks for the mix, I tried to stay pretty current, with most pieces being released in 2011, and a few nose dives into 2003 for an audible contrast. I also picked a handful of techno artists exploring ambient territories, as well as ambient artists exploring the beats. There are more than a few sonic surprises in here. So be sure to buckle up and enjoy responsibly.