We’ve been listening to Resident Advisor’s Exchange podcast for years and the team’s year end efforts have always been on point, leading to new discoveries, especially in the mix department. It was quite a surprise then to find out that Ryan Keeling, the editor of RA, named Soda Plains’ Astral Plane mix as one his favorites of the year and went on to say the following.
I’ve gone for Soda Plains, the mix he’s done for The Astral Plane. I think I should be honest and say that my pick is more of a big up for The Astral Plane series than it is for this particular mix. I think the series as a whole does a fantastic job of, quite simply, presenting fresh club sounds. But I think why I appreciate them is because with the raft or endless stream of Soundcloud producers and people working in this style they are definitely a very handy filtration tool for the this scene.
Of course, he followed that up with a load of praise for our good friend Soda Plains and all he’s done, but it was a really special moment to essentially come upon one of the nicest bits of praise and affirmation we’ve received for the series to date. Check out the full podcast, which features a host of other great selections in the live performer, DJ, album, etc. departments, and check out Soda Plains’ Astral Plane mix after the jump.