John Gaudes

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Sunday Coffee v8

I've been playing around with Pacemaker on my iPad for a couple weeks, and I'm not sure whether it's hindered or helped my mix-making process. Truthfully, there was more goofing around than productivity, so I fall back on Jamie xx once again this week with his BBC Essential Mix with Four Tet.

Just three weeks old, this live back-to-back mix is a showcase for two veterans who can blend styles seamlessly. Jamie xx's new material is offset by Four Tet's dreamy remixes - combining to create an organic kind of trance. Time flies on this mix, the listener picks up on tracks they recognize before another wash of ambience comes up. It's as excellent as its billing suggests, which is exactly what I hoped for going in.