Are you familiar with tropical tinged dub-techno? Well, we've got for you an exclusive mix by A Taut Line as a very good introduction to the genre.

Who is A Taut Line?

I'm originally from Cambridge, UK, but now I'm based in Tokyo. I have been making music for 18 years in various bands and under various different guises. I have been making music as A Taut Line for about 5 years now.

I have had original productions and remixes released on Japanese labels such as Klee, Kidz Rec, and Horizon. Outside of Japan, I've also had remixes, including ones for Darling Farah and Luke Abbott, come out on such labels as London's Civil Music.

Early 2011 I will have an EP coming out on my new Diskotopia label, one track a collaboration with UK band Hong Kong In The 60s, accompanied with some great remixes from 80s legends Dominatrix and more.

Diskotopia is an event and DJ collective, which has hosted, to name a few: Hot Chip, Modeselektor and Holy Ghost! in Osaka and Tokyo.

I'm very excited that, with the help of BD1982 from SeclusiasisDiskotopia has just started blossoming into a record label, with releases scheduled for early next year.

In the last five years, I have DJed alongside, amongst others, James Murphy, M.I.A, Hudson Mohawke, Mary Anne Hobbs, Optimo, Ivan Smagghe, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CSS, Mice Parade, Jahcoozi, and Goth-Trad. I now regularly DJ around Tokyo and continue to run our Diskotopia event, as well as co-running the monthly event, Laguna Bass with P.O.L.Style from Numbers and BD1982, held the third Thursday of every month at Module in Shibuya.

What can you tell the readers about your mix?

For this mix, I chose quite an eclectic selection of some old and new tunes that I don't think I've put into a mix or podcast before, so you are very lucky haha!!. As usual, the finished result is a bit all-over-the-shop in terms of genre and style, but hopefully you will enjoy it though!!


1. Steele Beautttah - Africa
2. Games - Strawberry Skies
3. Onra - High Hopes (feat. Reggie B)
4. Unknown Artist (Thriller 003) - Freak For You
5. Om Unit - Ether
6. Vikter Duplaix - Manhood (Original)
7. Lone - Moon Beam Harp
8. San Serac - Night Work
9. !!! - The Most Certain Sure (Liv Spencer Remix)
10. Appleblim & Al Tourettes Mr. Swishy (Linkwood's Codeine Remix)
11. Julio Bashmore - Batak Groove
12. Falty DL - St. Marks (Cosmin TRG Remix)
13. Hunee - Like That
14. A Made Up Sound - Rework
15. Caribou - Sun


updated 13.12.10