Matthew Kent's beloved outlet winds down with seven new mixes from CCL, Akash, Dr. Banana and more.
The beloved mix series, founded by Matthew Kent, who also co-runs Mana Records, is sharing seven new mixes today as part of its grand finale. In addition to Kent himself, this last round features entries from CCL, Dr Banana, Akash, Chris SSG, SL Comms and re:st.
Blowing Up The Workshop's mix platform let producers, from the world-renowned to the hyper-local and low-key, experiment with the format, becoming one of the key mix outlets of the past decade. René Audiard kicked off the series, and Galcher Lustwerk's pivotal 2013 all-originals mix 100% Galcher is perhaps BUTW's most well-known instalment. More recent highlights include Yaeji's vocal-led entry in 2018 and Jack Murphy's Ricardo Villalobos tribute from March.
Listen to the new mixes via Kent's Twitter thread, and dive into the BUTW archives via the official website and SoundCloud.
BUTW 111 (1) ◆ re:st https://t.co/WAefmOlf1t— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
one of the most interesting new labels to pop up recently, @relationreset is really finding nailing a niche of new ambient & dnb - glad to feature this mix from label head Lcp pic.twitter.com/TJRGRWdQ4e
BUTW 111 (2) ◆ Akash https://t.co/eK4EyyyCpe— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
Gorgeous and very personal feeling mix from Akash, everyone's favourite beekeeping enthusiast. Can't tell you how glad I am to have this out today. pic.twitter.com/rXWJe2qyFq
BUTW 111 (3) ◆ CCL https://t.co/QMfJG10r0q— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
Cecilia (@chinchillaah) is someone i've hoped to feature for a long time. This mix is a beautiful collage that feels like the reason I started the series in the first place - so much poured into this emotionally, as much diary as mix. pic.twitter.com/6SU4OvQ9KA
BUTW 111 (4) ◆ Chris SSG https://t.co/BBkoj8Wp6x— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
MNML SSGs was one of the templates for BUTW - having just shut down as i began. I've unashamedly ripped off and been inspired by Chris' critical taste over the years + his taste for ambient - as in this lovely longform showcase. pic.twitter.com/W7fDFbIeRX
BUTW 111 (5) ◆ SL Comms https://t.co/c0AnNUCwys— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
Everything @sl_comms is interested in seems to exist in a particular ecology and meaning, his own remarkable resonance and vibe. he's become a close and local friend and thrilled to feature a mix of his after... 5 years of asking? pic.twitter.com/AtqQn0x8PM
BUTW 111 (6) ◆ BUTW https://t.co/ICb0GJlmq6— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
it me. Threaded this together a while back to try and collect a music mood i'd been chasing, somewhere between dream and synaptic dnb. Thanks to @gustavoeandi for so perfectly rendering my pitch of "can you make a knight build a PC" pic.twitter.com/0baLQH0W9M
BUTW 111 (7) ◆ Dr Banana https://t.co/1QZWw1h6gE— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020
Killer mix from Sandy of @drbananana to round things up - slinky garage and hood up 2-step from one of the movers of the new scene. pic.twitter.com/cJUwIsW9Tx
Each of these is fantastic and deserves its own space - but was keen to try and do something different with this last push. It's been a fun thing to run for... 8 years? But spending more time with co-running the @manarecs label these days :) Thanks so much to all involved!!— Matthew Kent (@BlowUpWorkshop) August 25, 2020