Mixtape #115

Sourcing musical inspiration from far corners of the globe, Dijf Sanders creates rich compositions that embrace various cultures and genres. For his recent album, the ecstatic and exotic Puja, the Ghent based multi-instrumentalist and composer travelled to Nepal to absorb its sounds and compile field recordings. We asked him to put together this month's mixtape and we’re excited to unveil the splendid selection of tunes he picked and mixed for us. Press play and enjoy!

  1. Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda (feat. Pharoah Sanders) [UMG Recordings, Inc.]
  2. The Raincoats – Dancing in My Head [Rough Trade]
  3. Eden Ahbez – Eden’s Island [Del-Fi Records]
  4. Autechre – Pir [Warp]
  5. Moondog – Duet [Master Series, Inc.]
  6. Aphex Twin – Acrid Avid Jam Shred [Warp]
  7. Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Popolare – 2o Coro Delle Lavandaie [EMI]
  8. Squarepusher – Tommib [Warp]
  9. Köhn ‎- Goodbye Pluto [(K-RAA-K)³]
  10. Boards of Canada – Sixtyten [Warp]
  11. Beck – Blackhole [Geffen]
  12. Tarawangsawelas – Selalu [Morphine Records]
  13. James Holden – Renata [Border Community]
  14. Plastikman – Contain [NovaMute]
  15. Jean-Michel Jarre – Wooloomooloo [Disques Dreyfus / Polydor]

Dijf Sanders shares new single ‘Santoshi Mata’

With only a couple of days to go until the release of Puja, and after sharing ‘Ravana’, Ghent based multi-instrumentalist and composer Dijf Sanders is teasing his upcoming album again with new single ‘Santoshi Mata’. The track comes with an accompanying video directed by Bert Juliaan Vercruysse, who remarked:

“The first time I listened to Dijf’s ‘Santoshi Mata’ was coincidentally in the oldest temple in Nepal, Changu Narayan, a stone’s throw from Baktapur. At that moment everything actually coincided: Dijf who likes to play (music) with Game Boys, his Nepal adventures and this exciting song named after the goddess of sufficiency. It was obvious that I was going to make a kind of Nepalese Game Girl in a pixelated Nepal.”

Watch the video below.

Puja is out on February 14th through Unday Records.

Listen to Dijf Sanders’ new single, ‘Ravana’, off upcoming album, Puja

We love ‘Ravana’, the new single taken from Dijf Sanders‘ upcoming album. Entitled Puja, it follows his 2018 album Java and is set for release on February 14th through Unday Records. The new album blends genres like exotica, psychedelia, jazz and electronica and saw the Ghent based multi-instrumentalist and composer travel to Nepal to record it. To bring Puja to life, in addition to field recordings, Sanders enlisted the help of drummer Simon Segers, saxophone player Mattias De Craene and sitar player Nicolas Mortelmans.

‘Ravana’, like other tracks on the album, and as the press release explains, “suggest a world infused by Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese and Indian culture as broken beats and organic exotica combine to create a trance-like rhythmic flow”. Take a listen below.