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Despina thrills with a stimulating mix for Newtype Rhythms

This week’s episode of our sister mix series Newtype Rhythms arrives unglued at the seams courtesy of NYC artist Despina.

Fresh off two releases on the burgeoning Kindergarten label (headed by previous Newtype Rhythms guest Ma Sha Ru) as well as an appearance on London imprint Shubzin’s latest compilation – the ascending course of this hyperkinetic up-and-comer is skyrocketing to parts unknown in the not-too-distant future.

Despina’s distinctive focus on the penetrable balance between intimacy and digital futures is evident in their music, a constant plug-and-play scenario vying for the answers to questions that can remain unanswered on a hard drive, but may prove to be fruitful in-person.

That thematic intensity is explored in their guest mix for Newtype Rhythms; surrounded by a trove of deconstructive club sounds that border the genres of breakbeat, funky, house, hyper-pop, techno and beyond. Check out the thrilling guest mix at 41 minutes in, with resident Sheepshead starting things up per usual.

TRACKLIST

00:00 – 41:04 – Mixed by Sheepshead

1. Thomas Ragsdale – As The Rain Went On Falling
2. De Schuurman – Domina
3. Noire – Body Drunk
4. Leone – Axial
5. Shed – That Beats Everything!
6. Karima F – Falconhoof
7. Aquarius – Dolphin Tune (Kaval Edit)
8. Walton – Barracuda
9. Piezo – Gran Macello a Ostia
10. Lithe – Yaya
11. Wheez-ie – Horizons
12. LMajor – Spinnin’

41:21 – END – Mixed by Despina

1. Kazuki Koga – Fairview Dome
2. Indus Bronze – 春の山 (Mountain of Spring)
3. WRACK – Narimasu
4. Dabow – Frambuesa
5. Ultrademon – Incoming Game
6. DJ JM – Swatch
7. Hard Fantasy – Body Prison
8. HearThuG – Crash Into You
9. Delay Grounds – Ball_Run
10. Chungo – Three Strikes
11. Manuka Honey – Ssling
12. Despina – Form in Foam
13. Pro.tone – Krystaline
14. Despina – Nim Chimpsky
15. Wordcolour – Kicking & Screaming
16. Henzo – Having It Large (Gurning Up Inside)
17. Toumba – Sabah Fakhri
18. DJ Tess – Legrina
19. Pro.tone – Mechanisms
20. Escaflowne – Ray Cloud
21. An Avrin – Mosquito
22. Ayesha – Potential Energy
23. Nikki Nair – One and Only (Fiesta Soundsystem’s Dominatrix Edit)
24. Ken Ishii – Extra (Ku Ku Jersey Mix)
25. THISSPERSO – MUÑEKETA SENSUAL
26. Hypna – AIR MASK ONE
27. Loyalty XIX – False Validation (Kablam Remix)
28. ZIYIZ – ZiyiziyiziyiziyiziyiZ
29. Pixelord – Gene
30. Ayesha – Varanasi
31. Christian Coiffure – Scaling
32. SUKUBRATZ x XAKALELE – BALA
33. COLLO – Bantu Nilote
34. Amor Satyr – Toca Aquela
35. Charli XCX – Visions (Tahl’s I Got Bitchez Edit)