There aren’t many constants in life, but one thing we can consistently count on is a quality XLR8R podcast every month. Podcast #241 features Danish producer and recently inducted Angeleno Tomas Barfod. With the release of last month’s Broken Glass EP, Barfod joined the Friends of Friends roster, slotting him in between beat maestros Shlohmo, Salva and Groundislava. His XLR8R mix touches on several genres, but keeps the focus on the melody, resulting in an incredibly free flowing mixture of house, techno and even some R&B. I generally like to read a mix’s tracklist after I listen through so that it doesn’t inform my opinion. When Miguel’s standout track “Adorn” Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1 started seeping through my speakers, a wry little smile came across my face, transcending the entire experience of listening to the mix. Stream and download the mix here and look out for Barfod’s upcoming full length Salton Sea on May 21.