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Leah Kardos - Headphone Commute Mix

Leah Kardos - Headphone Commute Mix

Playing tracks by

Leah Kardos, Hilary Hahn & Hauschka, Library Tapes, Brian Eno, Somnambulist (Automating 2012) and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global experimental chart, 1st in the global eclectic chart, 2nd in the global instrumental chart and 4th in the global ambient chart.

Today we find ourselves in the company of Leah Kardos, a London-based composer, whose work we’ve highly praised back in 2012, with her release titled Feather Hammer. Today, Leah is celebrating a release of her newest album, Rococochet, which she says is “my palate cleanser, something to counter a growing feeling in myself and how I perceive my little corner of the ‘contemporary classical’ landscape, which can sometimes feel very serious and a bit humourless.” Here are some words from Leah:

Most of this music is mine – that’s probably a bit cheeky, right? A few of the more moody pieces from my new album Rococochet feature here, joined by some older work. Other tracks and sounds that feel right and bridge the gaps are from Brian Eno, Library Tapes, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Somnambulist, kučka, alongside some random audio recordings from my phone.

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This is such a lovely mix. Full of a child like wonder . The song from India over the phone made me cry. Very touching, deep mix. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone. Peace to all.


The DFACE Alt Mix.... loved it!

sam i am
sam i am

I'd never heard the original of "By This River"! Didn't even realise the Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto version was a cover


I know I wrote a few words of praise on Facebook some time ago, but I took a look on the tracklist of the mix only yesterday, and I was surprised to find out that you included some short bits of audio recordings from your phone. Excellent idea! They complement the whole mix amazingly well and make it much more personal and unique. Great stuff! :)

Aleksandar Sarkic (DJ Sarke)

Very beautiful calming music, really enjoyed :)

Leah Kardos

Thanks for listening <3

Joel Poxton

DFace Alt Mix is gorgeous. Great mix.

Leah Kardos

Thank you!

Guilherme Frederico

very nice!!!

Leah Kardos

Thank you!!