Steve Braiden contributes his second mix to the FACT podcast series after his debut in 2009. Tracks from Actress, Nina Kraviz, Steffi, XDB, Levon Vincent, Marcel Dettmann, Gunnar Wendel, Nathan Fake and Moodymann
Here's the lo-fi video for Braiden's "The Alps" on Joy Orbison's Doldrums label, which features grainy footage of science labs and a flashing lobster.More ›
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Until comparatively recently, Braiden was a rare thing in the modern scene - a DJ first and foremost. Since first starting 7 years ago, the man's goal has been to "create something from the individual tracks, use them as tools I suppose. I always had this approach to DJing soon as I started." Laying down crate digging sets that join dots between scenes you didn't even know existed; he has become one of the most rated in the business.
In 2010, the rightly lauded Red Bull Music Academy selected Braiden as a participant for their London school, and later that year he played on their stage at Sonar Festival. It's one of the many highly sought after gigs he plays each weekend, joining the dots between house, techno and the hybrid sounds coming from the UK. But the man born Steve is also some..