Welcome to the June section of our best DJ mixes of the year 2021 rundown — read the full list here
Contour on Balamii
Easter Hay on Worldwide FM
DJ Peanut ‘Glasgow International’
DJ Peanut is a selector who places an emphasis on experimentation, through both her genre-defying tracklists and her penchant for big, heady textures. For her Glasgow International Festival mix, she cooks up yet another storm, throwing you from This Mortal Coil into the depths of crunchy chug slammers and beyond.
Rhizomes w/ Izzy on Narr Radio
Ghost Phone ‘Untitled 909 podcast 075’
Famed for their chopped up R&B cuts, Bristol label Ghost Phone are the ones to call for the sexy reinvention of all your faves. A slow, sultry cadence from the offset allows this mix to spread its wings and enchant you into the mysterious world of Ghost Phone, who stepped up for an hour-long deviation into cool jams and soul classics. Think ominous synths beneath bars from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP', eerie breaks accompanying both pitched up and down vocals from Montel Jordan's 'Get It On Tonight.' There are helpings of Beyoncé, Melonie Fiona and finishing up with an epochal drum 'n' bass Sean Paul 'Temperature' edit. It's one of those mixes that will throw smiles on your mate's faces in just about any situation - keep it as your secret weapon.
Ben UFO At Friendly Potential, Wellington
BUFO, we've missed you. In this three-hour marathon for Auckland radio station Friendly Potential, we get our fix - with a lengthy and inviting expedition through UKG, dubstep, grime, techno and hardcore. It's obvious that the clear New Zealand air has had a calming and stimulating effect on Ben, as the mix grows more and more contemplative as it progresses. Inflexions of Burial's 'South London Boroughs', 'Natural Charge' from Loefah and Overmono's 'Le Tigre' paint a picture of someone who loves home, but isn't ready to come back JUST yet. Highlights include Photek being mixed into Sully, Blawan into Artwork and those ultra-cheeky first few bars from 'Theme from Q'. Ben UFO may be on the other side of the world for this mix, but we can all live in the comfort that he's residing permanently in our hearts.
Tom Boogizm ‘Fact Mix 813’
If you’re still not aware of Tom Boogizm—firstly, where have you been? secondly, stick this mix on and treat yourself to the screwface delirium of a DJ FACT aptly described as “one of the very best to ever do it.”