All beats in for 64:6

The tracks for the sixth 64 bar challenge mix have all come in, with over 30 beats submitted for the album.

The tempo for this mix is 110 bpm, and once again, the producers have managed to showcase each and every groove available at the tempo.

Kovas explained: “I was a little worried that we’d collectively peaked for the fifth mix. That was such a remarkable batch of tracks that I wad wondering how we were going to match it this time.

“But it’s the case that the level of creativity from the guys means I needn’t have worried. I’ve listened to the tunes for the past week or so, and there is an incredible variety in there that should enable DJ Food to put a pretty dope mix together.

DJ Food, the man who has come to represent Ninja Tune in the eyes of many, will work on the mix through August in time for a September release.

More details soon.


the crane puts out new ep through bandcamp


The Crane, aka Stephen Hedley, who has been on both 64:1 and 64:4 has put out a rather dapper ep via Bandcamp.

It’s a collection of ambient/glitchy tracks which he made in the  summer .

He explains:  “It’s the first time I’ve deliberately tried creating several pieces with a similar feel and sound palette.

“The idea was to do a lot of tracks without any ‘proper’ beats in, as they’re always the weakest point in my productions. I didn’t think there was any theme to it, but when I came to the point of gathering the tracks together I noticed that a lot of the track titles obliquely refer to a girl-related heartbreak scenario which took up a lot of my headspace while I was writing the music.”

The big poof.

He continues: “That accounts for the somewhat melancholy vibe and the (rotten) punning title. I hope people enjoy it, anyway. “