The Amsterdam DJ is next up for the Balance Presents series.
The long-running label launched the Balance Presents series back in 2013 as a way to showcase younger, more up-and-coming artists alongside their main franchise, which usually focuses on tried-and-true veterans. Past instalments have come from Guy J, Fur Coat, jozif and Kölsch.
Bäumel is a prominent member of Amsterdam's house scene, and a former resident at Trouw. He's also a producer, racking up releases for Kompakt, Trapez, Get Physical and Trouw's label. For his Balance Presents CD, Bäumel seeks to combine his DJ and producer sides, turning the mix into a "composition in its own right," according to the press release. It was made with a complex process that included "using harmonic matching, automation, transposing looping, editing... finally passed through an analogue mixer."
"I want the listener to totally forget about the nuts and bolts and just feel it," Bäumel says. "It was also really important to me to create something that is built to last, without any regard whatsoever for current trends. It's not all easy listening; some parts really have teeth. So by nature, the mix is not—and was never meant to be—for people with a low tolerance for music and sound that is outspoken."
Among the artists featured are Plastikman, Throwing Snow, Jon Hopkins, Underworld (remixed by Bäumel for one of the mix's exclusive tracks), M83 and Nils Frahm. Check out a preview of the mix below.
01. Patrice Bäumel - Intro
02. Heathered Pearls - Ringing Temple (Decreased Version) / Jon Hopkins - Journey
03. Kurt Baggaley - Former Self / Christopher Bissonnette - Jour Et Nuit
04. Nils Frahm - Familiar
05. Throwing Snow - Clasp / Vessels - Elliptic (Barker & Baumecker Remix) / Doubtingthomas - Casa De Bas Bun
06. M83 - Couleurs
07. Plastikman - Disconnect
08. Minilogue - Ahck (Jichael Mackson Remix) / Bee Mask - The Story of Keys and Locks
09. DJ Hell - Hells Kitchen (Playgroup Remix)
10. Underworld - Bird 1 (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
11. Guy J - Moderate
12. M83 - You Appearing
13. Barry Jamieson - Stars (Charlie May Low-g Remix)
14. Jesse Somfay - Lying In A Bed Of Myst / Stephan Bodzin - Wir (Max Cooper Remix)
15. El_Txef_A - Mugarrirantz (Dave DK Remix)
16. Throwing Snow - Lumen / FKA Twigs - Glass & Patron / Kangding Ray - L'envol
17. Patrice Bäumel - Departure
Balance Music will release Balance Presents Patrice Bäumel on April 15th, 2016.