Archive for the ‘Mixes’ Category

[editor's note: for the description of this mix, we're diving directly into words from Ryan Keane, the founder of Lost Tribe Sound label] It has been an honor to work with some amazing musicians and artists since LTS started in 2010 including our main roster consisting of William Ryan Fritch, Graveyard Tapes, Part Timer, Benoit […]


And just like that, new things begin. This morning is another day, sleepily yawning into the autumn sky. It’s all about cycles. It’s all about change. “Everything changes,” a car salesman said to me when I asked about the improvements over the last year’s model during my test drive. I’m sure he knew how right […]


Once again I am honored to host a mix from Richard Chartier, who has appeared on this program back in January of 2012, with A Wintery Mix. This time around, Chartier offers a mix under his Pinkcourtesyphone moniker, a DJ name he’s used in mid 90s, and an alias which he has currently resurrected for his solo releases. […]


For today’s program I’ve invited Orla Wren, an artist from North England releasing music on Flau, Facture, Home Normal, and most recently Oak Editions, to share with you his favorite pieces, which happen to be from film. It’s a beautiful chronicle, with its own special plot and emotional journey: For this mix I collected many […]


No words today… just music… homenormal.com Tracklisting [00:00] Celer – Part 2 [HC Edit 1] [02:30] Chihei Hatakeyama – The Dance Of The Sea [03:30] Ian Hawgood – A Film by The Remote Viewer [06:50] Konntinent – Collo & Orro [HC Edit 1] [09:20] offthesky – Little Subtle Secret [13:00] Mountain Ocean Sun – Peace […]


It seems that I am always excited about the latest mix in our podcast series. And yet today’s entry is another installment which I am honored to host. Dennis Huddleston, producing under the moniker 36 (pronounced ‘three-six’) prepares a gorgeous journey across his favorite pieces taking us to that ‘other place‘. Besides a few familiar […]


Transitions… that space in between. We often rush from one place to another, moving in our lives from point A to B, becoming this or that, while missing out on all of those transitions… Yet these may hold the essence of all the delicate moments in your life. From weeks between two jobs, to flights between […]


If you haven’t noticed, I had a nice vacation in Japan (see HC’s Instagram), but now I’m back, ripping through the archives of unpublished reviews, interviews and mixes. To cleanse the palette a bit from the usual Headphone Commute fare, we invite you to check out this hour-long mix by Alastair Kelly, who has previously […]


Today we welcome back Gosh Snobo, a Riga (Latvia) based selector, who has previously contributed to our program back in 2011 with A Rest From Intention, and once again, same year later, with a TEARSUPSIDEDOWN mix. Originally put together on January 1st of 2014, the selection is inspired by new beginnings celebrated with a welcoming of a […]


It’s been a while since I made a mix for you, guys… so you can say that this has been a long time in the making. In fact, I finished the mix back in February but held on to it for just a bit, to make sure it was absolutely perfect. I’ve put on a […]


Just when you thought that our last mix by Saimonse was one of the most popular in years, Roel Funcken comes around and raises the bar. We’ve hosted a total of four mixes already by the sibling member of the beloved Funckarma, yet in this three-hour mind-blowing journey Funcken outdoes even himself! It’s more than a carefully multi-layered […]


So Saimon Saimonse is a little bit obsessed with bvdub – but who isn’t it? Brock Van Wey is more than a prolific artist, with more than a handful of albums per year under many monikers – he is a shaman weaving sonic landscapes that are just as beautiful as they are hypnotizing. It’s easy […]


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 […]



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