ARCHANGEL Mix For The Astral Plane

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The line between club and noise music has been thoroughly breached over the past decade. Artists flow seamlessly between the two worlds, participating in bands and DJ projects, recklessly merging sounds, and ignoring the bounds established by “experimental” scene gatekeepers. More importantly, sounds that had decayed in the hands of those gatekeepers have been revitalized and torn up by a range of black and queer artists who have essentially re-written the rulebook, matching militant energy and high intensity sonics with a deep historical awareness, comedic instinct and collective spirit. Stylistically divergent artists like Dreamcrusher, Fuck U Pay Us and Moor Mother have led the charge in the live arena, while DJs like Juliana Huxtable, LSDXOXO and Nkisi have taken distinctly black, hardcore sounds to global dancefloors.

Richmond’s ARCHANGEL is one of the most refreshing voices to emerge out of this environment of late, combining a passion for Baltimore, Jersey and Philly Club with a distinctly confrontational and emancipatory ethos. Taking on a collage approach, ARCHANGEL mixes and tracks are saturated with information, full of overlapping Club tracks, bits of speeches and spoken word, and recontextualized video game and anime soundtracks. Initially introduced to Club music while driving to a cousins house (her mother is from Philadelphia and the track was DJ TIZZ’s “I’M THE NIKE MAN”), she continued to hear snippets of other regional sounds and was hooked from that point.

Moving away from the dancefloor, ARCHANGEL is also a member of BLVCKPUNX, a  noise-rap group in the process of re-recording their debut YOUAREHERE(I) EP. Filtering the sound of institutional racism and violence, BLVCKPUNX are explosive, pushing back on the idea of blackness as a monolith while embracing a mischievous, joyful energy and a coy hedonism.

With her Club music roots in mind ARCHANGEL’s Astral Plane Mix (initially titled “Hot Girl Summer”) is aimed at letting go and allowing people to let go. At an hour and a half long, the mix is a comprehensive run through the past few years in Club music, drawing on a litany of different micro-movements while touching on specific standout tracks from the likes of Ase Manual, DJ Tameil, LSDXOXO, R3LL and more. A few sly originals from ARCHANGEL herself fit into the end of the session as does an instrumental BLVCKPUNX track. You can grab a download of the mix here and hit the jump for a full track list.

MikeQ – Let It All Out 2012 (ft. Jay Karan)
Mala – Changes (Krueger Club Bootleg)
MM – Why You All In My Face
Ase Manual – Feel It (El Blanco Nino Remix)
Ana Sia x Ellie Herring – Ronge Raver
DJ MANNY – Go Down
É Tudo (Petit Piment Edit)
LSDXOXO – UP INNA CLUB [BEY]
Galactikbassmusik – #LateniteSnacks7
Sinjin Hawke – Prom Nite (Kush Jones “Keep Your Hands To Yourself” Bootleg)
DJ Tameil – Rude Boy Giddy Up
Tygapaw – Emotional
DONT LEAVE ME
ICE UNDERLORD – ICE BOX EDIT ❤
Ase Manual – SENZU
Hotrod x Dj Tray – rIDE tHAT dONKEY
DJ Taj – Thong Song (Jersey Club Remix)
Drum Trak (Kush Jones) x Rich Girl (Kala Edit)
SWISHA – MOODY
Basedprince – Girls Need Love
DJSoReal & DJ Cueheat – Act Up (Jersey Club Remix)
El Blanco Nino – Baile (Ase Manual Remix)
The Raven
R3LL – Tokyo Drift
Wanna Be Ya Girl Jersey Remix
BUST DOWN BARBIANA
Rock ya- Jersey Club Remix
DJ 809 – Fuck it up
Petty X LSDXOXO – LOVE TAPS
JUMPIN OUT ME WHIP
COMPUTER (RIZZLA REMIX)
No Hands Baltimore club Remix
Meg Thee Stallion – Big Ol Freak (UNIIQU3 Remix)
James Nasty – Rumba
DJ PROBLEM – I CAN GET DICK ANY TIME I WANT
LSD (uniq33 remix)
AMEN The Producer – The DJ Trakk
BLVCKPUNX – JYNX REMOVAL [Instrumental] (prod. ARCHANGEL ft. Sanjithehedgehog)
ARCHANGEL – ILBIS [PRECOLOMBIAN X ESTOC CCT01 remix]
NA DJ – BRASS BIN LADEN
???
VENUS X – GOLDEN GIRL
WETTER (GET FACE EDIT)
BAE/BLADE – 20XX
LSDXOXO – I S S U E S

1 comment
  1. Angel said:

    ❤ !!!!

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