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London based event promoter and DJ collective.Higher State Radio - regular shows from diverse artists across the globe.

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HS Radio #17 - MSCLN

Fresh mix from @mscln. Here's a bit about him and his mix."I call New York home for the past 4.5 years. In the pre-Covid world, together with my friends I was running a monthly Sunday afternoon eclectic music event called Weird Science. We also have a monthly show on a local Lot Radio.""This podcast was recorded at my home in Brooklyn. It’s a mix of my eternal crush on 80s diy electronics with other favorites from present and past."TL:Normil Hawaiians – The FogElisabeth Thimm - Sleepwalkers (Nothing Dub)… – MarrakeshMartin Dupont – Under NylonViktor R. Gruen – KThe Sabres of Paradise – Ano Electro (Andante)Fg’s Romance – What is love today?CPI – Sacrifice to VenusSalo Mentale – Who By FireSophie Du Palais – Voodoo Pt TwoTolouse Low Trax – BarkaBrothers Love Dubs – The mighty Ming ( The Sabres of Paradise Slow Mix)

1hr 1min

10 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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HS Radio #16 | Placid_88

Placid_88 gives us an education in Deep House. A mix comprised of 90's U.S. House, yes the real stuff. The sound-definition of the long contested sub-genre, finally gets the clarification it deserves. Deep from start to finish, this mix takes you on a journey through the groove, introducing you to things you may not have heard before; Placid_88 calls it The Gateway Mix.Some words from Placid_88:"I've been buying electronic music since 1989 and I'm still in love with it. Resident DJ for one of London’s longest running Acid house nights, behind a 14.5k Facebook group for crate diggers called We’re Going Deep, and I'm just about to release the first 12” under a label with the same name [We're Going Deep].""About the mix, while a lot of the UK was dancing away to UK hardcore, I was immersing myself in the rich immersive sounds of U.S. house. This mix is a peek into those sounds. Mostly from the early 90's but with a few newer ones. I tried to maintain the depth and warmth those records give. I called it a gateway mix as I intend to use it to introduce people to the sound of house, though they may not like it for one reason or another. Time will tell if it works or not"."Done in one hit on 2xTechnics 1210s on 18/10/2020".Tracklist:Deep Six - Were Going DeepPassion is Fashion - Body 2 BodyHayden Andre - Broken ChainsChris Gray - Fmilk3Kerri Chandler - Night MoodsInstant House - AwadeUnknown - UnknownJay Tripwire - Acid SunNick Holder - Echoes and VibesChris Gray - Tranquil SolutionsVincent Floyd - MeditationMonsoon - Angel DustPaul Deepnlow Moore - Alpha One shotChris Gray - In TimeHerbest Moon - Blow your BodySubCulture - DreamsDJ Rasoul - True ScienceDream2Science - Breathe DeepBobby Konders - FutureFacebook - /placid88/Soundcloud - @placid_88Instagram - @weregoingdeepTwitter - @placid_88

1hr 40mins

24 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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HS Radio #15 | Eksish

Eksish is an artist who has become synonymous with emerging talent on the deep minimal & techno scene. Her style involves conceptualizing loopy minimal techno that is influenced by the sounds of eastern & western Europe. She had previously shared the stage with the likes of Zip, Raresh, Oshana, Butch, Digby, Magda & Jonas Kopp. Over the last few years, her sets have taken her to countries such as Germany, Sweden & Poland with performances at the famous kit kat club in Berlin & Laika in Stockholm. Thank you Eksish, wicked mix.Here's what she had to say about the mix:"I have recorded this mix on a cold evening of September whilst drinking red wine in my living room. This mix is a journey through 4x4 loopy minimal techno sounds, and whilst it starts it eases you in, it certainly moves more towards more of a peak time set half way through. I also wanted to give the listeners a bit of a sneak peak of what they can expect from my residency at Swu.fm."Tracklist:Dragutesku - IndelirCally - Vo Lu Vincentiulian - filtered wicked rim Arapu - wldfVinyl Speed Adjust On and Off Mihai Pol - Oblivion v2Sublee Adastra Dupamarti - Sublee Ion Ludwig - Mania GR Cab Drivers_Droped EyePremiesku - And Other Premiesku - Am Plu Premiesku - AvantSocials:Soundcloud - @eksishInstagram - @eksish_djjRA - /eksish/dates


14 Oct 2020

Rank #3

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HS Radio #14 | Folarin Fadairo

Stepping through this time is London based Folarin Fadairo. One of the Higher State residents, Folarin takes us on a journey through the deep with bumping, minimal Detroit inspired House and Techno. Smooth like butter and a tracklist to die for, he brings to the surface some forgotten gems that you'll be peeping for on Discogs.Some words from Folarin:"The mix really came about from boredom during lockdown hence the title Rona. Early into lockdown I started a new job where I’d never met any of my colleagues and I, along with the rest of the nation had restrictions on movements so found it a bit of a struggle and I guess I found solace in music amongst other things. Took a while to actually get it done but happy with the finished product. As with most of my mixes, the mood starts off upbeat and gradually gets darker as it progresses. Tracks are varied, earliest release is 1996 and the most recent May this year. All vinyl so excuse the occasional crackle!"Tracklist:See you on Monday – HerbertTerminal – S.A.M.Who am I – Christopher RauLa Source – NuronThe Call - Melchior Communications Ltd. Presents Family of LoveCrusader - The Ted Howler Rhythm ComboOvercome – Soul CapsuleAcid End – RemoteWaldorf Salad – Juju & JordashComes With Fries – FP197Beyond Time – Norm TalleyAnotherchicagohooker – Golden Baby50005a – WaxIn a Dream – Marc BraunerBonfire – LawrenceSkywritings – The TimewriterTrack Ten – Juan Atkins Connect with Folarin:Soundcloud: @folarin-fadairoInstagram: @fadairo1

1hr 28mins

2 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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Higher Conversations: Why I Started A Festival w/ Max Hagenbach

Higher Conversations is all about telling the stories of the people most active in the music space. Through this series we uncover who's doing what, how they're doing it, and most of all, why they're doing what they're doing.In this episode @has-ani speaks with Max Hagenback from Come Bye Festival about the journey and story behind the festival, and what led it to being what it is today.Despite being cancelled due to Covid, Max is hopeful for 2021, which is set to be a bigger and better than before!Follow Max and Come Bye:Facebook - /comebyefestivalSoundcloud - @comebyefestival


26 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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HS Radio #13 | Synthetic Feeling

Based in Bombay India, Synthetic Feeling steps in for HS Radio. Smooth bumping grooves with some dancefloor classics. Perfect for working, chilling and of course, dancing.About Synthetic Feeling and his mix:"Synthetic Feeling is a moniker I've been using for a few years since returning to Bombay, India where I used to DJ fairly frequently at different bar or club nights. I've been DJing on and off in various cities for over a decade after being inspired by dance floor experiences that spanned the clubs and warehouses of Philly, Brooklyn, Berlin, London and so many other places. Musically, I've spent the past few years digging and exploring music across the spectrum, trying to break away from any specific genre limitations and create journeys. This mix comes at the weird time of having been in lockdown for months on end, facing some technical issues and wondering when nightlife will return and what it will look like. Given the state of the world right now, music feels like one of the only forms of solace. DJing has always been a side hustle for me, but a form of pure expression and love that I hope I'm able to share through this mix. As an Indian artist I find there are a lot of limitations in terms of what is commercially viable here, and my selections are a way to showcase my own nomadic background, the wide range of music that I've been exploring, and break away from any pigeonholes. It contains mostly old favourites and some eclectic newer selections. Hope you enjoy it!Tracklist: Leon Vynehall - Midnight on Rainbow Road (mixed with Four Tet vocal) Wally Badarou - Hi LifeNu Guinea - Disco SoleSamo DJ - Sha Tin 4 AMMCDE - Raw Cuts #3Nicola Cruz - Tzantza (Simple Symmetry Mix)Connie Case - Get Down Two Armadillos - These FeelingsTraumprinz - I Love YaMelchior Productions - The BlessingNo Pain - It's Gonna Be Alright (No More Pain Mix)Eduardo De La Calle - OrangeSchatrax - Mispent Years (DJ T Edit) Four Tet - Morning SideDeniro - Painting 2Primary Perception - Planetary CitizenSoundcloud- @syntheticfeelMixcloud - /purestereo/IG - absentabhay/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/syntheticfeeling/

1hr 7mins

12 Sep 2020

Rank #6

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HS Radio #12 | Heidi Emilia

Heidi Emilia is a newcomer in the electronic music scene of Helsinki Finland. Her broad and lifelong love affair with music has helped her carve out an eclectic approach to her selections, roaming from minimal to atmospheric techno and everything in between."With this mix, I wanted to embody my sense of hope and possibility. It is a journey through minimal elegance infused with warmth and radiance, taking a steer towards melancholic and pressing moods of Techno. Recorded from the comfort of my living room, with borrowed gear."Tracklist:Lcp - Minus 10Dorisburg & Efraim Kent - Tecken ICosmjn - kibretaRyogo Yamamori & Temple Rat - Forest boundaryAhu - SearchingArtificial Drm - Forgotten TribesMohlao - Depth of FieldOctal Industries - Dreki Flyr -El Choop Construct-Kaspiann - Oath Of Pagan PathEluize (Night Tide, Bermuda Series) - DramaHuerta - AmasoAos - We Used To BeInstagram: @heidiemiliah SoundCloud: @heidiemiliah

1hr 14mins

12 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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HS Radio #11 | Nesa Azadikhah

Iranian DJ Nesa Azadikhah based in Tehran started her career in DJing at the age of 16 playing in some of the cities most well known clubs. Now a well established sound artist and composer Nesa also runs Deep House Tehran where she and her team showcase the latest in Iranian talent.We're delighted to have her step in for a sublime mix of deep energetic House.Tracklist:1. Markus Sommer - Bom Dia Meu Amor 2. Dust-e-1 - Hutchin 3. Harry Wills - Corsica 4. Derek Carr - Nebulon B 5. Hatsvali - Party Legends 6. I Believe - Florence House Authority 7. Tonnovelle - Spooky Action At A Distance 8. Naone & S.O.N.S - Pacific 9. Pangaea - Like This 10. Fjaak - Version 11. Wbeeza - Hes So Crazy More about Nesa: /nesa.azadikhahIntagram: @nesaazadikhah/Soundcloud: @nesaazadikhah | @deephouse-tehranResident Advisor: /nesaazadikhah/


28 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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HS Radio #10 | Decentra

Hailing from Italy, DJ Decentra has graced dancefloors in the city of Bristol, regularly holding the fort at the city's well known Lakota Club Crofters Rights and Love Inn. This time he's stepping in for HS Radio with an Electronica Techno crossover mix. Crunchy and high energy with a broad set of forward-looking selections. Here's what he said about it:"For this mix I decided to put together a showcase of the most dystopian and avantguard Electro and Techno tracks that I had the chance to discover during the past few months of lockdown."Tracklist: Stuttgart - Dj Haus, Jensen InterceptorLess is More - Rico Casazza, Buzz KillBristol Said: In the Name - NhoahMosaic - CignolAcid Drama - Rico CasazzaRaumzeitalter - Dibu ZProcessor Funk - AstrobeeLet Us Survive - Küetzal Floodplain - OdderonImpulse Control - OshkosshSadhana - NightwaveKlaatu Barada Nikto - Unknown ArtistArkhangelsk Nightmare - CloudsInterconducta - Negocius ManNight Walk - ArmandoOn Request - KarennGet it Through - Mall grabBalkan-X - Terror Feedback IndustryInter Dimensional Hardcore Business - Tommy HolohanFacebook: /decentradjIntagram: @decentradjSoundcloud: @decentra

1hr 4mins

21 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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HS Radio #9 | Wandson Maxx

Upfront Big Room Techno from @Wandson-Maxx.Energy from start to finish, will make you reminisce of the Dancefloor.Wandson Maxx is a DJ based in London via São Paulo who has played at many of London's biggest venues over a 15 year DJ career which includes highlights playing alongside artists such as Green Velvet, Tommy Four Seven, Coyu, KINK, Ida Engberg, Sebastien Léger, Fiedel, Lady Starlight and Mr. C. He has been resident at the parties Berlin Berlin and Papa Loko, as well as a guest at Kaos.Comments for track IDs.More about Wandson Maxx:Soundcloud - @wandson-maxxInstagram - @wandsonmaxxMixcloud - /wandsonmaxxRA - Wandson Maxx


9 Jul 2020

Rank #10