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Mathame release mix created by A.I. algorithm

‘Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1’ is out now via Apple Music

  • Jemima Skala
  • 28 March 2021
Mathame release mix created by A.I. algorithm

Italian DJ duo Mathame have released a new mix put together with an A.I. algorithm. ‘Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1’ is out now via Apple Music.

The algorithm has been put together by Apple to test the power of the new Apple M1 processor architecture.

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This new technology allows artists to separate tracks into harmonics, vocals and beats to then rebuild new versions of the tracks quickly and spontaneously. Mathame first trialled this A.I. technology for their 2020 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

‘Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1’ includes music from the likes of Arca, Burial, Plastikman, MF Doom and Buddy Rich.

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Mathame say, “The beauty of this technique is that it’s not perfect, the little mistakes and sonic artifacts shade it with unprecedented feelings. Working it was more human than the classic way of mixing tracks. This sounds like a lo fi cyborg mix, maybe the future of dance mixtapes.”

‘Old Neural Mixtape Vol.1’ is the first instalment in a series of mixtapes that have been created using this A.I..

Listen to the mix here and check out the full tracklist below.


1. Max Richter - Voices Pt. 1

2. Jon Hopkins - Dawn Chorus + Oneothrix Point Never - No Nightmares

3. James Holden - A Break in the Clouds + Moby - One of These Mornings

4. Burial - Chemz + Schake - Automated Lover

5. MF Doom ft. Thom Yorke - Gazillion Ear

6. Nils Frahm - Says + Tom O’Bedlam - No Leaders Please + Monoloc - Sum

7. Ishi Bashi - In Fantasia + Franco Battiato - No Time, No Space

8. Nathan Fake - Cry me a River + Brian Eno - By This River + SHDW & Obscure Shape - A2

9. Apparat - Joel + Plastikman - Freek + Thomas Bloch - Formule

10. Krupa & Rich - The Drum Battle + Talismann - Mars Wars

11. Bicep - Hawk + Arca Riquiquí(lxiv64) Bronze-Instance (Original Mix)

12. Alessandro Martire - Breath + Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-Englar

Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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