DJ Mix | Mount Bank for Abstract Science


Abstract Science Snags Mount Bank Exclusive

Brighton producer turns out his top cuts for Chicago radio podcast.

by Joshua P. Ferguson


If you've followed Dialogue Incorporated long enough, you know we used to have a regular podcast. We won't get into why that isn't the case anymore. Our excuses aren't great. But, you can still catch regular doses of precisely the music we feature on these pixelated pages by subscribing to Abstract Science via your favorite podcast app or by streaming via abstractscience.net.

A weekly exploration of future music and its roots, Abstract Science has been featured on Dialogue Inc. numerous times, chiefly because the selections are some of the best around, secondarily because I'm a regular contributor to the show. Because I'm on so frequently— every other week or so—I try to hold off on posts until something truly special happens. The rest of the time, myself and all my co-hosts hope listen in and enjoy.

Well, this week is a special one. Our latest podcast includes an exclusive guest mix from Brighton producer-on-the-rise Samuel Organ, aka Mount Bank. He's a recent addition to Donky Pitch, the UK imprint that helped launch the careers of Lockah, The Range and Chicago's Starfoxxx, artists we've written about here and featured on the show heavily. 

Mount Bank's music is cut from a similar cloth as his labelmates, mixing leftfield beats and rhythms that run from bass to footwork to house with ambient textures, classical instrumentation and a keen ear for pop melodies. On the show I described his debut album Counter Real as a cross between The Range, Bonobo and Brian Eno. If nothing else, it's a great companion listen to The Range, who put out one of our favorite records of the year this spring. Mount Bank's is a close second, so don't sleep on it. 

If you need convincing, listen to his guest set for Abstract Science below. It starts about 75 mins in, but the whole episode is great.

LISTEN & DOWNLOAD:


TRACKLISTING:

MISTER JOSHUA 
Taj Mahal "West Indian Revelation" (Earwig edit) — Shoes 
Kaytranada "Weight Off" (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD) — 99.9% — XL 
Sepalcure "Ask Me" — Folding Time — Hot Flush 
Nmesh "Accept the Heartache" (Zomby version) — Dream Catalogue 
Gold Panda "Pink and Green" — Good Luck and Do Your Best — City Slang 
Pantha Du Prince "Frau im Mond, Sterne Laufen" — The Triad — Rough Trade 
Traumprinz "2 Bad" (DJ Metatron's Madness is Our Only Relief mix) — Giegling 
Acid Pauli "Nana" — Pampa Vol 1 — Pampa 
Lawrence "Nowhere is a Place" — Yoyogi Park — Mule Musiq 
DJ Tennis "Chirality" (Plaid remix) — Life and Death 
DJ Shadow "The Mountain Will Fall" — Mass Appeal 
James Blake "I Need a Forest Fire" (feat. Bon Iver) — The Colour in Anything — Universal 
Radiohead "Decks Dark" —A Moon Shaped Pool — XL 
Mark Pritchard "Give It Your Choir" (feat. Bibio) — Under the Sun — Warp 
ANOHNI "Hopelessness" — Hopelessness — Secretly Canadian 
Komon "Splice Boundary" — AUS 
Bonar Bradberry "MOD" — Gottwax 
Mount Bank "Gloss HIlls" — Counter Real — Donky Pitch

MOUNT BANK 
Daphni - Long 
FF/NS - 8 Hours From Nation 
Autre Ne Veut - Drama Cum Drama 
Annechoic - Uncertainty 
Jacques Greene - Nightracking (Bwana Ghibli Piano Re-Work) 
Special Request - Busy Earning 
Cruel Boys - Bamba 
 The Range - Retune Percussions - Digital Arpeggios 
Starfoxx - No Text No Call 
Anenon - Shibura 
Mount Bank - Fanfare For A Better Life 


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