Coursing through 29 tracks in just 77 minutes, Musica Libra demonstrates Dinky's fast-paced, hands-on mixing style, though the Horizontal boss says the mix is "focused on the most intimate club, afterhour and warm up moments with a strong emphasis on atmosphere." In addition to new tracks by herself and significant other Matthew Styles, Musica Libre features unreleased cuts by Nina Kraviz, Los Updates, Bruno Pronsato and The Mole. The mix also includes two noteworthy tunes by Ricardo Villalobos: "To Learn More," which he produced with Tobias Freund in 2007 under the name Odd Machine, and "Nordhorn," released in 2002 under the one-off pseudonym Termiten.
As an experienced DJ, Dinky sees mix CDs as an opportunity to be more subtle and delicate than most club parties would allow. She explains:
"As DJs, we usually feel we need to please hundreds or thousands of people in a club or at festivals. We have the pressure to make the ravers dance, scream and raise their hands frantically. Of course, we are in the club to party—but I feel and wish that sometimes we would try to be more brave and show the other side of the coin, which I will try to do with this project. This 'rave alarm pressure' is limiting us too much as artists and keeps us afraid of playing the most challenging, deep and beautiful music, as we are afraid of losing the floor. I wanted to get rid of this fear on this mix and show another side of dance music."
Musica Libre will be Dinky's first mix CD on Cocoon, but her third overall, following up Get Lost 03 from 2007 and Dinky Mixes Horizontal from 2008.
01. Intro: Musica Libre 1975 / Daniel Stefanik - Reaktivity 1
02. Matthew Styles - Binary Blues
03. Odd Machine - To Learn More
04. Maayan Nidam - Don't Know Why
05. Nina Kraviz - Petr
06. Nina Kraviz feat. Jus Ed - CPT Time
07. Dinky - Amanda
08. Demarkus Lewis AKA Mr. VRMX - Untitled Love Affair (Dub Instrumental)
09. Vlad Caia - Brother Brother
10. Soul Capsule - Overcome
11. No Regular Play - Owe Me (Deniz Kurtel Remix)
12. The Updates - So Happy
13. Danuel Tate - She Likes You
14. Nina Kraviz - W-Bleu
15. Laverne Radix - Ass Tosser
16. Motorcitysoul - Vivid (Roman Flügel Remix)
17. Damian Schwartz - Holloway
18. Funktaxi - Tunnel Vision
19. Tensnake - In the End (I Want You To Cry)
20. Dinky - Paquita
21. Blunted Dummies - House for All
22. The Mole - Dog River
23. Petre Inspirescu - Actinune!
24. Seuil - Los in the Soul Shower
25. Bruno Pronsato - Lovers Do
26. Termiten - Nordhorn
27. Pier Bucci - La Cortina de Hierro y el Pajaro Cantor
28. Outro: Musica Libre 1975
Cocoon will release Musica Libre on April 16, 2010.