In the Mix: Charles Manier (Tadd Mullinex), Akshay Chacko, Witcharella, Charles Trees, Shigeto
An occasional series collecting mixes and compilations featuring musicians, DJs, and labels associated with Washtenaw County.
The edition includes Charles Manier (Tadd Mullinix), Akshay Chacko, Witcharella, Charles Trees, and Shigeto.
Ann Arbor's Tadd Mullinix has his song "Sift Through Art Collecting People," under his Charles Manier alias, on a great new compilation called Two Synths a Guitar (and) a Drum Machine, which collects modern independent music from around the globe that's been inspired by the 1980s DIY post-punk, funk-punk, and no-wave scenes. It was released by the British label Soul Jazz Records, which always puts together the best comps.
This month, Michigan Electronic Music Collective's current leader, Akshay Chacko dropped a multi-genre mix that covers hip-hop, minimal techno, shoegaze, and downtempo—but the opening tune is a straight-up banger. You can also listen to it on MEMCO's Soundcloud, as well as 28 Exposure mixes from the University of Michigan collective, including this one from February by Witcharella:
In February, Ann Arbor's Charles Trees (now by way of Detroit) made a funky mix that blends disco, techno, and house for 91.7-FM out of Philadelphia.
Finally, two months ago, Ann Arbor's Shigeto (also now by way of Detroit) made a mix for Dubai's Analog Room club and podcast that begins with percussion-heavy jams befitting his background as a drummer before shifting into more dancefloor-filling techno.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.