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  • mixED 5 – The Asphodells
    Oct 7, 2014

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    This month Laurent Pastor welcomes The Asphodells, a collaboration between Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay.

    Fairplay originally operated as Weatherall’s engineer, working from a room in the basement of the near-mythical Scrutton Street studio alongside analogue alchemists, Richard Fearless, Daniel Avery and Scott Fraser. The pair went on to form production duo, The Asphodells, releasing their first LP, a glorious celebration of mid period factory records, post punk and electronica, inspired by John Betjeman and Ar Kane.

    mixED 5 brings you an eclectic mix of psychedelic dance music inspired by dub, disco and post-punk.

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  • mixED 4 – Justin Robertson
    Sep 2, 2014

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    The month of September sees DJ Laurent Pastor introduce producer and DJ, Justin Robertson for the fourth instalment of mixED.

    The term legend is often banded about far too easily, but in this case it is entirely accurate! Justin brings with him a rich history as one of the creators of the Electronic Music scene, as well as a restless need to push forward and innovate, making him one of the most relevant DJ’s around.

    I’ve tried to traverse the spectrum in terms of moods, soothing and turbulent in equal parts, something intriguing, something new, but with a scent of the familiar, much like a good pair of jeans…

  • mixED 3 – Ivan Smagghe
    Aug 5, 2014

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    The next in the series of curated mixtapes by DJ Laurent Pastor introduces Ivan Smagghe, France’s most wanted radio host and selector.

    Standing at the crossroads between glamorous parisian hype and musical integrity, Ivan has the ability to play music like a raw conduit between his famously obscure records and the dancefloor’s strobe-soaked bodies, injecting something of himself seamlessly into the mix along the way.

    I like music. I like jeans. I like good music and I like good jeans, both need to be worn to fit. It has nothing to do with technique, actually you need to see the seams. I hope it will fit someone else more than just me, but hey, I’m wearing the trousers.

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  • mixED 2 – The Twins
    Jul 1, 2014

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    mixED 2 welcomes the truly fantastic Dessagne Twins from Saint-Etienne…

    A four-season road trip, between class and bling. Cold breezes, indian summer and hot boulevards. Enough to give your ears a sun tan. All patchwork’ed with Love from The Twins. Enjoy (or get a fake tan).

    The multi-talented instrumentalist and singer Julienne Dessagne is the mastermind behind The Twins: drawing on her broad connoisseurship of dance music’s sonic fringes, she likes to conjure up massive synth drones and swooping vocal textures, all aligned by a particularly strong sense of melody and ambience. This results in a highly immersive amalgam of different electronic eras, as inciting as it is intoxicating.

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  • MixED 1 – C.A.R.
    Jun 3, 2014

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    MixED 1 marks the launch of a series of curated mixtapes by DJ Laurent Pastor, founder of Astro Lab Recordings; originally a radio show launched to showcase the hard to find music that adorned the shelves in his house.

    The first release for Edwin Europe introduces the luminous, poetic and radical, C.A.R., the new project of Chloé Raunet, singer of former London coldwave band Battant. She now writes, composes and produces on her own.

    Dark like denim, unwashed & starched. Like summer in London – a bit cool and collected.

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    (Photography by Michael Kelly)

  • EDMIX V – Mr. Solid Gold
    May 20, 2014

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    Edwin Europe presents the fifth instalment of the ongoing EDMIX series with a mix from Mr. Solid Gold, covering everything from retrospective funk and disco to more contemporary deep house, classic Chicago house and even pop thrown in for good measure.

    Mr. Solid Gold, for use of a better name is the DJ alias of Chris Gold; resident, programmer and founder of the London-based, Corsica Studios event, Trouble Vision. Trouble Vision launched in 2008 and over the last 6 years has evolved and grown into one of the UK’s most respected and popular underground parties, and subsequently have hosted events in London, Bristol, Brighton, Paris, Ibiza, Croatia and beyond.

    Guests past present and future include Theo Parrish, Ame, Move D, Bicep, Moodymann, John Talabot, Maurice Fulton, Midland, Dark Sky, Joy Orbison, Marcellus Pittman, Skudge, Four Tet, James Holden, Jamie XX, Floating Points, Hunee, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Andres, Scuba and lots more, plus the ever faithful Trouble Vision residents Mr. Solid Gold, Park Ranger, Hesseltime, Oli DAB & Robin.

  • EDMIX IV – Sacha Mambo (Macadam Mambo)
    Apr 15, 2014

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    Edwin Europe presents the fourth instalment of the ongoing EDMIX series with an uplifting and sometimes surprising mix by Sacha Mambo: the founder of the Macadam Mambo label, producer and resident DJ at Le Sucre in Lyon.

    Knowing music doesn’t mean specialising in one particular style, far from it!!

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  • Hold Youth for Edwin Europe
    Jul 10, 2013

    A live recording by Hold Youth (Seuil & LeLoup) for Edwin Europe at Distant Relatives open air Party during Nuits Sonores Festival.

    Thanks to Propagang Production and ED’N LEGS.

  • EDMIX III – Tiedye
    Jun 25, 2013

    The third instalment of the EDMIX series comes courtesy of Swedish DJ’s Anton Qlint & Edvin Edvinson, better known in the music world as Tiedye.

    Signed to the “Italians Do It Better” record label, the Gothenburg based producers have put together an eclectic mix of progressive pop, boogie rock 70′s disco and funk.

  • EDMIX II – Marcus Worgull
    Nov 7, 2012

    Today we are very proud to present our second mix by Marcus Worgull.

    Marcus is a talented artist from Innervisions Records and the owner of the famous record store Groove Attack (Koln DE). In this mix you will be listening to some tracks from his upcoming EP, made in collaboration with Osunlade, Pete Pardeike and Frank Wiedemann from Âme.

    Vielen Danke Marcus! We can’t wait to see you play soon somewhere!

  • EDMIX I – Vidal Benjamin
    May 30, 2012

    The very first mix from Edwin HQ features Vidal Benjamin.

    Listen above using Soundcloud, or click through to our dedicated page to download the mix for yourself.

    Raised on disco’s chubby bosom from a very young age, Vidal Benjamin (Tigersushi Bass System/Noncollective/Blackdisco) has always considered this musical genre as the home port to his many sonic journeys.

    He was initiated to balearism and house during a trip in Ibiza in 1988 and his selections reflect these musical tendencies while surpassing them through each of his new vinyl record discoveries. He gained an international reputation via his mixes for his NY friend, Lovefingers. These days he’s an active member of a posse of aesthetes who aren’t bound by frontiers or genres.

    Read more about Vidal in his latest interview with Hell’s Kitchen (French)