Archive for the ‘Mixes’ Category

Here comes another beautiful installment in Headphone Commute’s podcast series – I hope you’re keeping up! Today we welcome you into the world of Christophe Ywaska who runs a weekly experimental music radio show in Bruges, Belgium under the guise of Klankschap. The dazzling selection of tracks walks down the memory lane of psychedelic electronica, experimental ambiance, […]


I’m always excited to welcome Peter Van Cooten back to our podcast, and this time it’s no exception! Peter is more than a friend and a colleague – at times it feels like I make some of my mixes for him, while he carefully crafts special journeys for me. It’s less than a competition, but rather […]


Unsound New York is kicking off in just one day, and we’ve partnered with the festival to bring you this special live performance by Pietnastka, recorded at Unsound in Krakow 2012 (courtesy of Unsound Festival New York and NTS). Showcasing the eclectic sounds of Piotr Kurek, the cassette-born project explores some truly psychedelic territories with “woozy […]


I usually don’t mix my personal life with that of my Headphone Commute persona (although, arguably, it’s always one and the same), but this time it feels slightly appropriate. A nasty strain of flu has put me out of commission for almost a week, and so I’ve been away from words, from music, and from […]


We approach the third and final installment in Cedric‘s Pianorama mix series, and it’s a fantastic conclusion to a four-and-a-half hour sonic trip! Featuring everyone from Nils Frahm to Otto A Totland to Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson, it seems that Cedric managed to compile a universe of contemporary musicians, showcasing some of their best […]


We begin part two exactly where we last left off – with a Clark remix of a track by Nils Frahm dedicated to Peter Broderick - this mix was meant to be a continuous journey after all [a single file will be available after the third part is released]. Traversing styles and genres, Cedric delivers his second installment in […]


Today we kick off a three-part Pianorama mix series! Compiled by Cedric as a follow up to his very first installment, the initial journey was just a bit over three hours long, and originally designed to be listened to in one sitting! After much discussion we decided to break up this odyssey into three parts, […]


What’s unique and incredibly enchanting about mixes by Roel Funcken is that he doesn’t simply select and lay out his favorite pieces – he also manipulates them into a gorgeous matrimony of sounds. As a long time producer and member of Funckarma (along with his brother Don), Funcken lightly applies minimal effects to already stunning […]


And just like that, without wasting any time, we move into our regularly scheduled programming, with the very first mix of 2014! Saimon Saimonse has previously charmed our listeners with his gorgeous selections for “without you i’m nothing“, “Road to Home“, and of course, “time of brock van wey“. Saimonse’s choices seem to overlap with my […]


By now, Mike Jedlicka’s Optic Echo Presents mix is an annual tradition. As the year wounds down to the end, so does the music that has graced our ears. For the third consecutive year, we are proud to share OEP Best Vinyl of 2013, a curated selection of vinyl-only releases. This year’s final showcase features many of the […]


Well, it’s almost the end of the year, and the Christmas bells seem to countdown things we loved and will leave behind. The Best of 2013 lists begin to flood the intarwebs, but there is still a whole week left before I’m ready to proclaim my own! As a matter of fact, just today, December […]


It’s been more than a few weeks since I really listened to music. I mean it. First a long beach vacation kept me decompressing to the sound of the waves. Then, a nasty flu swept me off my feet and had me bed ridden with a fever. Even now, as I write this, my ears […]


Harmi Palda has been composing and releasing music since 2005. Those familiar with his sound have no doubt became fans after his Ad Infinitum album on Rednetic Recordings in 2009. Recently, Palda has announced a new album, titled Living Moments, set for release in 2014. To celebrate his work, Headphone Commute has invited Infinite Scale to compile a selection […]


Exactly a year ago, Thomas Pujols released his fifth full-length as Nebulo. The album’s launch was celebrated with an exclusive mix, Cardiac Mixtape, on Headphone Commute’s podcast. Today we seem to replicate this past. Once again, the beloved Hymen Records releases Nebulo’s next full-length, Castles. And once again, we compliment the album with this mix. “This […]


On today’s program, we are honored to host an exclusive mix by Arovane, whose return to the scene we’re currently celebrating with his  latest release, Ve Palor, out on n5MD. There is much I can say about Uwe Zahn, yet I think I have said most of it in my review. So instead, I’ll let […]


Autumn is here. Darkness slowly creeps up just a little bit earlier. Clouds get grayer and swell up with rain. Trees shed their colors and tighten their belts. And people begin to prepare for winter. But among all the shadows there’s a small ray of light. And with that glow comes the music… For today’s […]


Broadcasting this mix from my hotel room in Seattle, I am honored to feature an Erased Tapes Showcase, curated by Sofia Ilyas, co-manager of the label. Today’s mix is scheduled to correlate with the Erased Tapes Tour across US featuring Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick and Ólafur Arnalds, kicking off, of course, at none other than […]


Oh man, I’ve got good news all around! First of all, even if there wasn’t anything to celebrate, this mix from Heathered Pearls is absolutely superb! Almost two hours in length it navigates many favorite genres and artists represented by the Michigan based label, Ghostly International. Just look at this amazing tracklist! In 2009, Ghostly celebrated […]


Saimon Saimonse is back once again for another mix on Headphone Commute Podcast. This time, he carefully picks his selections which span an hour long journey in just a few tracks. These slowly open up to reveal an inner beauty of each piece and unravel a sentimental journey – a journey on the road to […]


On today’s podcast I am honored to host a mix by Gabe Koch, sharing his selections under the DJ Merck moniker. If you don’t know who Gabe Koch is, you really should! In January of 2000 Koch started the now legendary Merck Records, which seriously  shaped my music taste with revolutionary sounds by Machine Drum, […]



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