Entries in DJ Mixes (6)


Mia Grobelny // Electronique Podcast

Mia Grobelny has a new podcast up on Italy's Electronique following the recent mix she made for Forward. Continuing to showcase her fluidity and grace, this mix keeps many of the tracks a secret.

In the meantime, those in Berlin can still catch her on a weekly basis at Panke on Wednesdays. She's also gigging frequently around Europe + Asia, and will be returning to Moscow to play at Gagarin Club on June 4th. If you are interested in this flightshare, please get in touch with - enjoy!

Mia Grobelny // Electronique Podcast, May 2011 by ForwardManagement



Open letter from François K

Greetings to all of my dear friends in Japan,

Even though we are on the other side of the planet, we have watched in utter shock and disbelief, and now greatly concerned about the aftermath of this unspeakable catastrophe that happened in a few brief moments after Japan sustained the biggest earthquake ever recorded there, immediately followed by the giant tsunami which has caused so much devastation, taken so many lives or displaced hundreds of thousands; not to forget those who lost beloved family members as well as their homes and everything else they owned.

So to anyone who may have loved ones that have gone missing or who have lost their lives, please accept my most sincere condolences in these most difficult of times.

More than anything, I have been deeply moved by the way so many residents of the affected areas have reacted to this unprecedented tragedy, with a calm and disciplined show of unity in the face of such tremendous hardship.

Although we cannot be with you at this very moment, you should know that your plight is on our minds all the time, and we will contribute and do whatever we can to help ease all of this suffering. To that effect, in the last few days many of New York City's clubs and DJs have already organized several successful events and benefits which raised some funds that have been donated to the Japanese Red Cross or other relief organizations.

However more than this, what I feel is important is for all of us to send a message of hope and support, as it clearly will take a great deal of time, resources as well as much effort and sacrifice to rebuild. The strength of spirit that so many Japanese are showing in the wake of the ensuing nuclear nightmare gives me much confidence that in the end they will prevail.

As I will be coming to Japan in a few weeks, I am hopeful that the music I will play will bring comfort and solace to those who need it. To those who may find it helpful, I will make some DJ mixes available online for anyone to stream and download, in hopes that the message they contain can also help in soothing the souls of those in need of some more immediate spiritual relief.

I can't wait to be there soon in this time of need, and I hope that somehow I can also contribute a little something back for all that you've always given me.

All my love to Japan, my home away from home.

François Kevorkian

VISIT this link to listen to the mix


MIX: Roberto Bosco In Santiago Salazar's Process Mix for Modyfier

For the last few years, Modyfier has been an underground hotspot for forward-thinking mixes that fly under the general radar. Here, we'll find gems that sometimes even mnml ssgs or Graphite North isn't catching, and during some internet lurking we found a Roberto Bosco track on a recent Santiago Salazar mix.

santiago salazar - process part 221 by modyfier

01. Big Strick - Whatup Doe! - FXHE
02. Jus-Ed - Jusnotic - Underground Quality
03. DJ Qu - Secret Place - Strength Music
04. Andy Vaz - The "Y" Theme - Yore
05. Hakim Murphy - Micro303 - Syapsis Records
06. A.O.S. - Ultra Fine One - AOS
07. Hakim Murphy - Rebcubx - Machine Dreams
08. Disco Nihilist - Leaving Bull Creek - Construction Paper
09. Silent Servant - La Noche - Historia y Violencia
10. Function vs Sydenham - White Light - Ibadan Records
11. Delta Funktionen - Silhouette(m.dettman rmx) - Delsin
12. DVS1 - Polyphonic Love - Transmat
13. Schwarz/Ame/Dixon - Berlin-Karlsruhe Express(live version) - Innervisions
14. Roberto Bosco - Biosphere - Minimalsoul Recordings
15. Psyche - Crackdown - Transmat


MKL: New Mix + Providence (RI) gig

After playing to a packed floor on both New Year's Eve at Nublu and January 3rd at Deep Space (Cielo), MKL will head up to New England for a special MLK engagement.

In addition to this gig, he's made a new mix for Forward and 2011, which you can hear on our Soundcloud page, MKL's EPK or right below. Tracklist included.

MKL // January Mix 2011 by ForwardManagement


Video mix: Mia Grobelny In Her Berlin Home, Nov 2010


New Mix: Francois K for Triple J Radio in Australia

In great anticipation of his upcoming performances on New Year's Day and Eve down under, François K has contributed a new, exclusive DJ mix for Triple J's Mix Up (think the BBC Radio of Australia). Hosted by Nina Las Vegas, you can currently stream the set on TJ's website on either Real or Windows media.

The linkage is a little unclear, so we've provided a fool-proof screenshot!
(Click the photo to be re-directed to the Triple J Mix Up site)

To hear this mix without radio voiceovers, please go to Forward's SoundCloud.

"Neptune" - Antonio De Angelis (Safari Electronique)
"Speechless [feat. Carl Craig]" - Agoria (InFin)
"Paucity [Vince Watson Remix]" - Kirk DeGiorgio (ART)
"Strak" - Egbert (Cocoon)
"Freedom [Color 4 Frankie's Dub - Radioslave Re-edit]" - Black Magic (Strictly Rhythm)
"For 12 Minutes [Joris Voorn Ruff Mix]" - Gerd (Rejected)
"She Is Music [Psycatron's Hypnogroove Remix]" - Psycatron feat. Blake Baxter (Planet E)
"Litoral" - Michel Cleis (Cadenza)
"Rootz 06A" - Unknown (white label)
"Can You Dig It [909 2020 Re-Edit]" - Mark the 909 King (white label)
"Bomberos" - Paul Ritch (Quartz)
"Upside Down [2010 Mix]" - Mark Broom (Beard Man)
"Work That [Original Club Mix]" - Thomas Gold (Toolroom Trax)
"Dios" - Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann (Ideal)