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Long time since latest passEnger‘s mix, so here’s a new one for you.
Stuck in between moody classics, new shiny pieces of wax, some unreleased stuff and some special editions.

From Techno to Electro, with some Deep House to smoothen the edges.
You can download it clickin on the little downward arrow on the right of the player.


passEnger / JMM

passEnger – Tales of the Unexpected Mix by passEnger on Soundcloud

01. Burial – Stolen Dog – (Hyperdub)
02. Rondenion – Eye – (Aesthetic Audio)
Pixel Music – M-Theory – (Radiance Limited)
04. Model 500 – Starlight – (Metroplex)
05. Louis Haiman – Compassion [Part 1] – (Icon Of Desire / Unreleased)
06. Sven Weisemann – Acquittal – (Styrax Leaves)
07. Scott Grooves – Room 2 Breath – (From The Studio of Scott Grooves)
Perception – Abandoned Building (In Mono) – (Underground Resistance)
09. Edanticonf – Claroambiente – (Eclipsemusic)
10. Sinner DC – Morning Sun – (Ai Records)
11. Ever Vivid – Lost Love – (
Open Mind Recordings)
12. The Other People Place – Running From Love – (Warp)
13. Envoy – Good Company – (Soma Quality Recordings)
14. Furthr – Fountain – (Icon Of Desire / Unreleased)


RAI Nuova Musica / The Future Sound Of Classical is an interesting appointment dedicated to the juxtaposition of contemporary classical and electronic music,
Started in 2010 by the National Symphonic Orchestra and Xplosiva Association, RAI Nuova Musica takes place in the wonderful RAI Auditorium in Torino, Italy.
Its programme usually includes a series of contemporary classical pieces performed by the RAI National Orchestra and a performance by an electronic music act. The latter usually performs a classic dj/live set and a live reworking of one of the pieces performed the same night. It’s a rare occasion in which the two worlds really can get in touch.

Me and Marco (passEnger + xluve) have been invited to perform at RAI Nuova Musica on Feb. 4th, 2011, and we delivered a special live set, in between broken rhythms, ambient/idm-ish sequences and weird machine-driven improvisations.

passEnger + xluve Live @ RAI Nuova Musica | Auditorium RAI, Torino, Italy (Feb. 4th, 2011)

In addition to the live set we were asked to rework a selected piece performed that same evening: ‘The Hague Hacking’ for two pianos and big ensemble, written by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

Performed by RAI National Orchestra, featuring Katia and Marielle Labècque at pianos and directed by Frank Ollu, The Hague Hacking is a beautiful, complex, 20′ piece that we reworked live using the audio from the rehearsal recorded the same morning.

Enjoy the results!

passEnger + xluve – Live Rework of ‘The Hague Hacking’ by Louis Andriessen

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Slow down, get down Mix by passEnger

First mix of 2011, some stuff I love from african disco classics to ’70s re-edits, from deep disco/house hybrids to detroit-ish house music.
Closing the set with an Omar-S classic, and waiting for February 25th when me and xluve will play live along him and NWAQ at Bleep43, London!


passEnger – Go slow get down Mix by passEnger on Soundcloud

FREE DOWNLOAD by clicking the small arrow on the right of the player.

/// Tracklist

01. Unknown Artist – Get Together
02. Geraldo Pino – African Hustle
03. Christy Essien – You Can’t Change A Man
04.  Jackey Beavers – Mr. Bump Man (Theo Parrish Re-Edit)
05. Unknown Artist – Wishing Love (LTJ Rework Edit)
06.  Brass Construction – Walkin’ The Line (Riccio Edit)
07. Theo Parrish – Stop Bajon (T.P. Translation)
08.  Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache
09. 6th Borough Project – Hang On
10.  NI – Where Is The Compassion
11.  Eddie Fowlkes – Reach Your Soul
12.  Quike – Black Skin
13.  Soundstream – Dance With Me
14.  Omar-S – U

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We are really proud to announce our guest for the next Just Music Makers night… Gerald Mitchell!


Here is the second part of the JMM03 podcast by Italian dj, label manager and producer Francesco Stella.
Francesco is the man behind the deep/dub Techno label Eclipse Music, our latest JMM night (#03, here more details) was dedicated to its artists.

We asked Francesco to show us his influences behind the sonic territories of Eclipsemusic. A comment on each track of this podcast is available in italian here.

Francesco Stella – JMM Podcast (part 2)

Download: Francesco Stella – JMM03 Podcast – part 2 (right click + ‘download linked file as…’)

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This is the first part of the JMM03 Podcast by italian producer Francesco Stella.
Francesco is the man behind the italian label Eclipse Music the very special guest hosted for the upcoming JMM03 night (here more details). We asked Francesco to show us his influences behind the sonic territories of Eclipsemusic. A comment on each track of this podcast is available in italian here.

Francesco Stella – JMM Podcast (part 1)

Download: Francesco Stella – JMM Podcast (parte 1) (click con il destro + ‘salva come’)

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passEnger’s new records

Time for some self promotion here.. passEnger (me, one half of JMM crew) has got some new music released!

Turin based Eclipsemusic has just published Black Varian, a 12″ that follows my previous release The Funk/The Fall for the label.

The original version of “Black Varian” was featured on my digital release out on Radiance Records (Venice based netlabel, now closed) back in 2008. Eclipsemusic’s label manager fell in love with it, and now, improved and remastered by Aaron-Carl (Wallshaker, Detroit), Black Varian has finally landed on vinyl, along 2 remixes courtesy of Paul Mac and Estroe.

…good to see how much a track can travel. From its home to Venice, then unavailable after Radiance’s closure, and resurrected to enjoy a trip to Detroit, being mastered there, remixed in Holland and England, pressed in France and now back in his hometown, just on a different physical mean.

..which, of course is available at discogs, rushhour, underground gallery (jp), decks, juno


A passEnger track has been included in The Bad Mask EP, published by Tabernacle Records. The label is managed by the Glaswegian guys who throw the “Slabs of the Tabernancle” parties, and the 12″ includes production from various artists that have played at the party. Other tracks included are by abstract techno maestro Arne Weinberg, Ai and A.R.T. publishing artist The Third Man, and John Heckle, who already released on Sula Muse and Mathematics.

Placid Haze, the track included in the record, is a special one for me, glad it finally found a home in such good company.


Some time ago I co-curated the compilation In Acque Libere, born to support the campaign for the publicity of water in Italy. It contains music from Turin-based artists only, and it’s available for free download at the Torino Sistema Solare web page.

This is the track I provided for the compilation.

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“The Sun” Mix by passEnger

I always found out that there are some minor themes in music, which lead musicians to really express something personal and powerful thru music.
Of course major themes like ‘love’, ‘loneliness’, ‘rage’ and so on are quite standardized and predictable in the way they are expressed.  Some others, a little less common in music, like (the first that comes to my mind) ‘future’, ‘travelling’, and in this case, ‘sun’, are anyway so powerful and specific that the musicians are often “more” challenged to fully express sonically what they perceive from the theme itself.

I’ve always been fascinated by the way the ‘sun’ leads musicians to create warm, suffused, kaleidoscope-like melodies and shining, translucent and psychedelic atmospheres.

So finally I decided to pick the most inspiring sun-related tracks to do a kind of podcast. It is ideally divided into three part: at first, the tracks with most direct relation to it (kind of a morning/rising section) then the “psychedelic/opalescent” section, and finally a more dark/introspective/spacey section that leads to a peaceful conclusion.

Hope you like the work, catch the feeling and of course enjoy the music.

passEnger – The Sun Mix by passEnger

Free Download by clicking the small arrow on the right of the player.

/// Tracklist:

01.  Herbie Hancock – Sun Touch
02.  DJ Rels – Sunrise
03.  The Politik – Black Sun
04.  Linkwood – Hear The Sun
05.  Caribou – Sun (Jazzy Gentle Solare Mix)
06.  Ulrich Schnauss – Sunday Evening In Your Street
07.  Boards of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun
08.  Ashra – Sunrain
09.  Sinner DC – Sunrized
10.  Annie Hall – Sunday Reflections
11.  Edanticonf – A Night With The Sun
12.  Junior Boys – Under The Sun
13.  Erell Ranson – When The Sun Lies Down
14.  Reggie Dokes & The Kuumba Project – Black Sun
15.  Aroy Dee – Sun
16.  154 – Sun
17.  Soultek – Sunny Day In Montego Bay
18.  Ras G – Sun Behind The Clouds (skit)
19.  Theo Parrish – Suns Of Osiris

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Before the review of the night, we would like to congratulate the guests of session # 1 for their recent exploits: Annie Hall has been called to perform at Sonar, and Vaghe Stelle just played at Dissonanze. Good results for them and great satisfaction for us.


The second episode of JMM was held on June 23rd in the wonderful area called “Cortile della Farmacia” at the Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin.

For this occasion we were honored by the presence of two British artists which fit perfectly with the JMM sonic and personal attitude: Plant43 and Jo Johnson. New generation electronic artists, they gather inspiration from the classic world of Techno and Electro stretching those blueprint with newer sonic aesthetics and deep personal sensibility. They also co-founded the Bleep43 resource, whose events hosted artists like Surgeon, Dj Pete, Dj Stingray, Derrick May, Omar S, Convextion, Legowelt and many others.
Simplicity, attention to details and deep immersion into personal and uncompromising worlds were the keys to their live set.

To complete the line up, Branda J opened the night building a tight and personal path with hiphop instrumentals and electronic rhythms from the new generations; then Marco and me (passEnger+xluve) introduced the guests with our machine-driven live set.

Here you can find some videos and pics on the night plus the recording of the three live sets, freely downloadable.

/// Plant43

Download: Plant43 Live @ JMM (right click + save as)

Emile Facey, from London, has published record on cult labels such as Ai Records, Semantica and Cultivated Electronics (Myspace | Discogs).

His live set has been appreciated for its intensity and intransigence, thanks to a cohesive and articulate musical path, built around complex electronic architectures and deep visionariety.

/// Jo Johnson

Download: Jo Johnson Live @ JMM (right click + save as)

Jo Johnson (Myspace), from London as well, caught the listeners with a smooth but intense live set, built around lyrical melodies and emotional urgency, without losing the focus on groove effectiveness.

/// passEnger + xluve

Download: passEnger & xluve Live @ JMM (right click + save as)

An extract from our new live set, more hardware machines and improvisation than usual, same cross-genre pollination as usual.

The youtube channel where to find every JMM video is here: Just Music Makers | Youtube

Thanks to all the supporters, see you next session!

/// JMM

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Annie Hall @ Sonar 2010

Previous guest here at the first Just Music Makers night, Annie Hall has just come back from Sonar Festival, where she was invited to dj at the SonarVillage.

She dropped a moody and forward thinking selection, ranging from ambient soundscapes to crunchy beats, from classic hip hop to obscure abstract jams… Check it out!

Download the whole set: Annie Hall | Sonar 2010

01. Shed – Waved Mind
02. 33 A3 – Hverfandi
03. 33 A3 – Paeling
04. Adam Johnson – Trinity
05. Industruct – Autophonic
06. Flying Lotus – Brainfeeder
07. Nobody Present Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix)
08. Vesna – Rack Mode
09. Rekordah – Candy Flossin´
10. Paul White – Ge´Em Up
11. Harmonic 313 – Koln
12. Herald Of Change – Alone
13. Shlohmo – Spoons (Shigeto Remix)
14. Waajeed – Make Doe
15. Harmonic 313 – Word Probems
16. J Dilla – Running
17. Flying Lotus – Maybe He Aint Lying
18. Hudson Mohawke – Just Decided (Feat Olivier Daysoul)
19. Starkey – Ok Luv
20. Check One – Random
21. Ikonika – Yoshimitshu
22. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
23. Fuer.Steps – Lunar Dust
24. Breakage Feat Burial – Vial
25. Starkey Feat Anneka – Stars
26. Shed – Ithaw
27. Roof Lights – Radiance

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