ErikM & dj sniff – Next Mix: out now on NEXT Festival Records
Channeling the frenetic energy of free jazz, the looseness of plunderphonics and sample-based music.
Release date: May 23, 2023
Pre-order via Bandcamp NEXT Festival Records.
For this release, we dive deep into the archive to unveil a collaboration from NEXT Festival 2009 – one of the highlights of that year’s festival – a tape by French musician, composer, visual artist and improviser ErikM & Japanese musician, curator, instrument designer and producer dj sniff. 13 years on, the sounds on ‘Next Mix’ still resonate.
Performed entirely on vinyl and (customised) turntables, this performance encapsulates the magic of turntablism at a moment when its wide-ranging potential is being reexamined by experimental artists such as Mariam Rezaei, Maria Chavez and Victoria Shen, Graham Dunning and many others.