Well we finally made it: 100 interesting mixes from Vancouver and the world...
Now not everyone knows this but Libra Mix began just as an online archive for a shoe box full of home-made cassette mixes recorded by a few BC music enthusiasts. Since then we’ve hosted mixes by many of our favourite DJs from as far away as Europe, Asia and even Down Under. So we thought what better way to celebrate our 100th mix than by having our good friend Doc Jay put together some music for a commemorative cassette tape? Jam packed with one hour and twenty-three minutes of non-stop music selected and sequenced with love, care and a little bit of that Swedish flair. Unfortunately the tape has sold out but fortunately you can listen to it right here on libramix.org and even download if you’d like. Maybe you can dub your own cassette? Feel free.
We had a great party in Vancouver a few weeks ago to celebrate 100 mixes. Music, dancing, friends and family. What more could you ask for? Thanks to everyone who got in there and made it a very special night.
We’ve gotta give extra thanks to Hashman Deejay for coming up with the whole idea, the entire staff at Cafe du Mer, our proof reader 4Claudio, our 24/7 tech support over at Neo Image, the Mood Hut gang, the Back Room Boys and of course to all of the DJs who have put together 100 incredible mixes for us to enjoy on demand.
Here’s to 100 more.
If you’re a long time listener then you’ll know that House of Doors was a real heavy hitter in the early days of this website. Responsible for a large number of our earliest mixes, including the very first one(s), it’s safe to say that he left an indelible mark on the Libra Mix spirit. It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a mix from H.O.D. so we were very excited when we stumbled across this particular recording, unheard and long forgotten, on an old hard drive. The creator had little recollection of its creation or content but graciously allowed us to share it regardless. Recorded in 2014, this one unfolds slowly, thoughtfully, and includes many unreleased pieces from House of Doors and friends. We know you’re going to love this one...
In Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood there's a cosy little upstairs bar called The Projection Room. It was, in the not too distant past, an actual projection room for a porno theatre called The Fox which is now used as a music venue on the ground floor. Every Thursday a rotating cast of interesting DJs play music for listeners, dancers and drifters-on-through. Anyone with an open mind is welcome to come and hang out, have a drink and maybe even a dance.
This particular mix was recorded at the Projection Room a few weeks ago during a new monthly night called Back 2 Scales. Ian Prentice (ASAF) hosts the night and invited Mela Melania and Jack J to help inaugurate. It turned out to be a great fun: 3 hours and 23 minutes of synth-pop, 80s oddities, a bit of punk-funk and everything in between. A great way to soundtrack the tail end of summer or the nose end of spring (for everyone down south)!
Our friend Andry returns to Libra Mix with another beautiful arrangement of puzzle pieces from left, right, up and of course down. Andry's mix was accompanied by a great explanation of how it came into being which I'll share with you here:
"This mix was made with mostly using my “Recently added”, “Recently played" stuff which was auto-compiled on itunes of June 2018. I notice the “recently added” list of my itunes shows an alternative interest of my own habit of listening. Although there is definite overlaps but the list is quite different from what I'm "actually listening recently”. Music gets added in various reason to the list, some which I download not to forget, or some songs been send by my friend, or just testing effects to a random famous song, or simply stuff I bought digitally which I can’t buy on records etc. And the “recently added” list changes so often, the new list gets generated with new stuff I newly added again. And some songs just get lost inside itunes… I thought it could be a journal type thing to understand my momentum joy."
We're very excited to host a mix from our long time dance floor hero Chimahiro. We first met her in a dance hall in Brussels and we've stayed friends ever since. This mix has that great energy we all love to love: jazz, modern (street) soul, house and a touch of disco. Perfect!
Vancouver's SMP returns* to Libra Mix and this time he brings his brother Adam along for the ride. This one is a very unrushed cruise through the flowers: quiet electronics, hushed folk, Black Sabbath. Enjoy!*See LM070
Wow another one from the vaults. Those who have been following along may remember Libra Mix 50A: ‘Horiztonal Communication Corridor’.
"The Horizontal* Communication Corridor mix has been incubating for more than two years, unheard and lost in Hashman's stacks but now archived here on libramix...Side B will be coming at you soon enough, so please stay tuned and keep checkin' back.”
Well all your checkin’ back has finally paid off and here is side B as promised. Enjoy the ride!
Correct me if I’m wrong (I often am) but the last time Pender Street Steppers made an appearance on this website was Libra Mix 31, which could well have been in the year 2014. This mix of fusion, jazz-funk and folk was probably recorded around that same time so I suppose some things never change. Thanks boys.
Welcome back. The leaves are turning here in Vancouver, right on time, and so we're very happy to host part 3 of Daniel R's Spirit Music series. After you've had a listen why not take a moment to check out Daniel's amazing cassette label: Isla.
Well it's Sunday which means its time for another mix from Australia. This one is from our friend Lauren Hansom, a very talented up and coming DJ from Sydney. Hit play to find out what I'm talking about - thanks Lauren!
Wow: check out this exciting broadcast from Austral-centric Melbourne based digger Instant Peterson. If you're a fan of obscure and under appreciated Australian produced ambient, electronic dub, downtempo and broken beat etc from the late 80s, 90s and early 00s then I think this mix will be right up your laneway. Click here for more from Instant Peterson.
Vancouver favourite Yu Su returns to Libra Mix for a third time with this great collection of upbeat music from around the world. Right click and save... thanks for listening!
We return from our short break with a beautiful mix by Berlin based artist Vera Dvale. Thoughtfully arranged sounds and music to encourage a slow paced movement into (or out of) hibernation. Includes unreleased tracks from Vera Dvale and her friends, field recordings composed especially for this mix as well as a variety of other music made by humans and animals alike. Enjoy!
Here is a very special mix recorded recently in the Dutch city of Amsterdam by our friend Izabel. You're really going to enjoy the beautiful electronics, voices and rhythms from start to finish. Check out Izabel's label, mix series and radio show Lullabies for Insomniacs for more!
CZ Wang (Mood Hut's NY correspondent) answers the call and comes through with an emotional and powerful arrangement for these turbulent times we find ourselves in. Stay strong, everyone!
Unknown Mobile returns with a beautiful mix to end this year. Thank you to the 18,332 unique individuals who visited this page in 2016, wherever you are in this world. We'll be back next year to continue at roughly the same pace.
Jack J and DJ D. Dee get together at the bar for 4+ hours of brews and discs. A long, smooth mixture of lovers-rock, modern-soul, soft-rock, jazz-funk and other miscellaneous bits and pieces. This is the longest mix on Libra Mix to date, you can set and forget during gentle evenings with friends and family this holiday season.
This November if you're looking to warm up a cold night or cool down a hot day then you should check out this great transatlantic collaboration by Vancouver's Yu and Vienna's Ju. North or south, hot or cold, this mix will do the trick. Thanks for the music, stay tuned.
Here we go! It's Regular Fantasy, back at it again in a style you probably won't be able to resist. Whether you're from the island or the mainland we can all agree that this is some of that real party music for real party people. Thanks regularfantasy.
We’ve finally got a mix on deck from our boy Bobby D all the way from Vancouver. There's all kinds of great music going on in this one so check it out and if you like it why not share the link with a friend?
"Flatic is living in Nagano (2 hours far from Tokyo by Shinkansen) now. He is not interesting in any dance music.. work hard daytime job and dig hard on internet every night..As for 'Abstract Ozisan', when he come to Tokyo for his friends wedding, he was shocked to see his friends in Tokyo living in abstract life.. his select is for this mix is inspired by that Ozisan..”
Special last minute summer transmission from down under: it's Adi Toohey, our favourite deejay from Sydney, Australia. Check out her great radio show on FBI on every Saturday night. Enjoy!
Still the longest running mix series on this website, Grip the Mix returns for part seven. Liam Butler everybody.
Jay L returns with Volume II of his Mellow mix series. Another great arrangement for you and the people you care about.
If you’re at home this weekend and looking to relax with a playlist by Khotin then this latest home listening mix by Khotin will be just what you’re looking for. Right click and save as.
Step inside the celestial elevator and ride more than a few levels up with the boys from Brussels. One hour and nine minutes of gravity free music. Dedicated to all those who want to believe.
This beautiful arrangement - 'There is a Love’ - was put together for us by Sassy J, the amazing DJ and music lover from scenic Bern, Switzerland. At this point you can just feel free to sit back and enjoy this peaceful and life affirming one hour trip through the alps of your mind. Thank you Sassy J!
This new mix comes from Mayss, a long time contributor to Vancouver's music world. Before you hit play, prepare yourself and anyone else who plans on listening to take a heady and very rewarding to the edges of music.
As you know Libra Mix is all about interesting mixes - well Claire Milbrath from Montreal, Canada understands this which might explain why her gentle mix of relaxing film scores, orchestral pieces and instrumental pop songs will be the perfect listening experience all through this spring/fall 2016. According to Claire this mix is inspired by the John Carpenter film "The Fog" (1980) starring a young Jamie Lee Curtis. Check it out!
This dollar bin heatwave was recorded in NYC last summer during Hashman's residency at CZ Wang's residence. Hip hop, jazzy house, highly recommended ride.
Here's a great mix from the exciting Portland duo Natural Magic, aka M+M, working 24/7 to keep Portland natural, magical and weird! Thanks guys. Right click and save.
Our second program of 2016 comes from young West YVR selector Sam Scott. Plenty of warm, salty and sensual selections in here to help shovel the walks of your mind and push you on on through the depths of the season. Stay warm!
Let's begin 2016 with a short 2h45m excerpt from the famous dusk until dawn Back Room Boys broadcast on CITR radio. Heard only by those with antennas between Alma and Wreck Beach, now you can hear the BRBs explore their passion for late night radio. Thanks go to Logan W for steering the ship. Starts slowly, ends abruptly.
During this thoughtful and inspiring mix of music, Max D opens the door to a world where peace and love are real, fear is forgotten and all people from all places are reclining together eternally. Check it out.
Liam Butler's Grip the Mix #6 is dedicated to all those late nights in the jardim. We hope you had a great summer.
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Finally bb.yu has blessed us with a stack of lost n found Hong Kong sidewalk selections + other late night attractions from around the world. Smooth and Jazzy but with a twist - just how we like it.
It's been a long hot summer so far but DJ Fett Burger's Pub Wave Vol. 1 is here just in time. File it under: 100% classic pub tracks.
This mix is a completely unexpected transmission from BC's famous Kootenay region. It's just a very relaxing and interesting mix recorded in Nelson BC. Since BC is on fire right now, we hope that this music will help to clear the smoke from the air and cool the temperature down a few degrees.
Here is a mix from our friend Jay L who lives and breathes in his hometown of Bristol England. What can I say about this mix? If you like music you are gonna really like it, so many fantastic selections and just a great vibe from start to finish
This mix comes from one of the most exciting producer deejays from Canada today: RAMZi aka Bigbird. It's a great mix from start to finish just press play and let's go. Afterwards, check out the official website of RAMZi here. Highly recommended, thanks!
This amazing arrangement came to us from 5ive and Andry over there in Japan. Expect what you don't expect, and keep your eyes peeled for the next installation.
Well we've finally finished cleaning up after the big office flood that hit us in February and we're back in action! Let's get things started off with this deeply relaxing Mindful mix from our friend Richard Macfarlane. Thanks for your patience.
Here is a very special one for you! 100% unreleased Mood Hut material collected and selected by Local Artist from Vancouver. Lots of exciting and forthcoming music can be heard in this mix so right click and save as.
Vancouver's DJ Silk comes at us with that classic Libra Mix style we love so much! So many great tracks in this one. Enjoy...
Let's just get this new year on the road right now! Libra Mix number 57 is 52 minutes and 59 seconds of hot and jazzy frequencies from Vancouver's Local Artist - let's go!
We're so happy to leave 2014 with this one final and beautiful mix by our dear friends from DC: you guessed it, The Beautiful Swimmers. So on the 31st when the clock strikes midnight, wherever you are, whatever time zone on this 1 planet E, why not take a moment to remember: Peace is Alive! Don't forget it, we can have it. See you next year!
Liam Butler presents the fifth program of the longest running series on Libra Mix. This Grip the Mix is particularly inspired so might we recommend that on this Solstice evening you: kick back in your preferred style + give yourself permission to indulge those deep Winter emotions. Happy holidays!
Our really good friend Florist finally returns with another great mixture of music: this one locks right into some really nice n raw all night long house music and will appeal to all fans of soulful/deep music but also particularly to all fans of LM047, LM042 or LM039.
Last summer Brian Not Brian shipped this cassette all the way from Going Good HQ over there in Brixton to Vancouver so that we could bump it at the House of Doors record release down there at Crab Park in the sun. Everyone who came thought the mix was just perfect for our day in the park by the port. Here it is for you to check out now. Thanks Brian
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If this coastal cold snap we've been having is cutting through your layers then this mix is gonna be the one for you because it's a really nice and warm one (quite ambient). Total Stasis is a very important underground record label based in Montreal and they've put out some really heavy hitting CanCon on wax including records from Ramzi and the Aquarian Foundation. Check it out One of the great Libra Mixes!
So happy to have a mix from one of this city's Finest collectors and selectors - this one is packed wall to wall with wonderful+warm music so right click and save! Check out DJ D. Dee's great record shop and record label www.pacificrhythm.org while you listen:
Here we are at 50 mixes! So of course thank you for your support and for getting down with us throughout all four seasons of each year. This particular mix - The Horizontal Communication Corridor mix - has been incubating for more than two years, unheard and lost in Hashman's stacks but now archived here on libramix. Topographically intriguing but so heavy-headed selections by three unnamed selectors. Side B will be coming at you soon enough, so please stay tuned and keep checkin' back.
Why hesitate to lock into this uplifting arrangement of slammers from Conga Radio - that's one part Roberto S and one part Jexopolis: the Chief Executive Selector over at Good Timin' records (one of the HOTTEST music labels not just in Ontario but the world)? The perfect soundtrack for this Été indien.. Check it out: https://soundcloud.com/good-timin
This one is ClaudioCertified: Libra Mix Classique! An unrushed and relaxed B2B cruise thru the City of Angels and on out to Altadena with Suzanne Kraft and Parker. AKA 2 Knobs Sail Knob Creek - Right click and save!
The Backroom Boys are literally back in Vancouver and ready to get down with you. So, come down to the welcome home dance at Skylite on Saturday September 6th, presented by Libra Mix . org - Backroom Boys B3B all night long and you know what that means! Here is a mix the boys recorded with PLO Mann over there in Berlin, Germany just last week - just a taste of the 'wibes' that may or may not be in effect this weekend. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll See you on the floor!
This is a personal mix about trying to change. Dedicated to the dancers on July 12th.
It's been an extremely heavy hitting summer in Vancouver - so many beautiful smiling faces and dances that haven't stopped until the sun has risen. Last night that super moon beamed down hard and hot all around the world and we hope that you were able benefit from the extreme power of this wild not mild lunar event, wherever on this crazy Planet E it is you call you home. On this new day, today, Jack J and House of Doors would like to share this spicy and progressive fusion funk mix with you - thanks guys!
Maybe you noticed that we forgot Libra Mix #44! Well here it is: a misted and lifted home listening selection by House of Doors - worthy of the wait. We'll be 'out of the office' for the next month so take this time to sift through the archives, we'll be back up and at 'em in September. Hoping your summer is everything you dreamed of.
We are so happy to present this lush arrangement from one of the most FF deejays in this game: Ruf Dug! Recorded at his ghetto Compass Point studio in the Caribbean this one gives us a little glimpse into what the man has been up to during his time in the tropics. Right click n save!
Libra Mix resident LNS presents: a concentration of urban wax, played with that special 563 resident touch of class and sass.
The Backroom Boys doing their Tuesday night thang down there at the Hut. This one is quite thrilling, very high energy! Give it a listen.
To celebrate our 40th mix, we asked Local Artist to provide a mix for us. As expected, he came through in an exceptionally smooth style.
"Here, now, Local Artist: live on the decks. Ooffering us a selection of 12" vinyl recordings blended, exploring esoteric and essential facets of what's becoming known as the Canadian Rivera sound. In this informal/inspired session, recorded live in the back room, while the Sun Raw cosmic jazz cover band rattles away in the front Lounge.""
The Club 563 resident deejays put this scorchin' mix together to promote the Club 563 party that went down last weekend here in the Glass City. Let's hear what Hashman had to say to describe the mix: "A hot n’ juicy slab of funky club house and old-school-scraps delivered direct from the Mansion; Nothing pretentious here, incl. more than enough classics - HASHMAN, LNS, AND D.DEE in the mix anticipating their one-off celebration “CLUB 563" next weekend in Vancouver, B.C. No need to remind us!" No need indeed! Thanks for this great mix, can't wait for the party to start.
And we're back! Hi, well we have been laying low for the last few weeks. Very busy at the office but we have a few new mixes coming through the pipeline. Let's get started with a great one from our friends Musique Libra aka Musique Librique: a nice mix of deep dance and other interesting artefacts. Includes some unreleased material! Check it out. Have a good day!
Now here is a mix to relax to, this is what it's all about. Take your loved one by the hand, maybe light that high quality beeswax candle you were gifted and use this time to celebrate your sensuality, your way!
And we're back! We are excited to kick off this latest Gregorian calendar with a mix by one of our favourite deejays, LNS. As usual no nonsense from start to finish and recorded live at Club 563. Right click and save as!
Well it has been a huge first year for Libra Mix. What started as a small soundcloud page over at soundcloud.com has expanded to a webpage independent of soundcloud with over 23 hits per day in just 6 months. While it's hard for us to fathom the runaway success of libramix.org we are remaining humble and with our feet on the ground. Trying to integrate our website onto the internet is a challenge we face every day, especially since becoming independent, but thanks to our veteran coder and web programmer (Hi Claudio!) we think we've managed to keep Libramix at the very forefront in the cutthroat business of archival deejay mix pages from the Fraser Valley. Thanks to everyone who has put us in the "links section" of their own websites, it really makes a difference! Keep 'em comin'.
But enough with the sentimental speech, let's get to some music!
To end the year 2013 we are extremely proud and honoured to host parts one AND two of Mood Hut Mix #9 mixed "in Hut" by Dee-j Phe. You can't hear this anywhere else and as far as we are concerned, it doesn't get any hotter than this. This is 100% unreleased material from the Mood Hut. As usual, you can right click and "save as" on this mix and any mix on this page - for free! For tracklist call 1800 - DeeJPhe. Not sure if that number works but try it!
Thanks again for checkin' out Libra Mix.org! See you in the new year for more interesting mixes from the Canadian Riviera.
Finally! This very special transmission from Early (one of the board of directors over at Pacific Rhythm Inc) will be available on audio cassette tape tomorrow (Sunday Dec 15) at the Collectors and Selectors Convention in Vancouver. 105 E. Pender Street, 2pm - 8pm. See you there!
Allow House of Doors to cleanse you in a rhythmic shower of blue-grey hues.
Come on in to Marulilu and warm up with House of Completely Door: having only the best to be expected from Cambie Street!
The Pender Street Steppers take us for a night time drift thru the City of Glass. Strap in.
Liam Butler returns with Volume II of his wonderful Grip the Mix series. This one was recorded live at Vancouver's favourite record shopping centre - BEAT STREET - on a Saturday afternoon this fall. This mix is dedicated to our hardworking friend in Toronto Canada: Mr Charlie Stocking! Thanks Charlie.
A flawless arrangement by Florist himself. Highly recommended for the holiday season.
Aside from three baffling photographs, this mix is the only documentation of October's hazy Libra Festival at the rising Buk Jang Niteclub. Anyone with info about what happened after the 4L rice wine came out is encouraged to help us fill in the gaps: email@example.com Dedicated to all the Libras and Ari_G (discogs, look him up)!
Andry takes us on an organic trip through his weird and wonderful record collection. Recommended for you. Recommended for anyone.
Let's begin our Mood Hut Mix retrospective with the under appreciated Mix 004: this one was recorded "In Hut" by 2ibra, aka Musique Librique, some time in 2012. Highlights include: Hardaway's lost gem 'Limekind' at 16:40, Jack J's emotional 'Girlfriend' at 35:12 and No Gold's untitled stomper at 42:46. Archival.
After an extended hibernation, the Morning Prayer mix returns to bask in the November sun with you and your family. Can assist in making the breakfast of your dreams.
Terekke comes thru exceptionally smooth with this great mix from his NYC HQ. Keeping the Libra Mix approach strong from start to finish. Check it out.
Hatchback cruisin' with LNS! Certified 100% nonsense free. Recorded live at Club 563.
The Backroom Boys do their thing on a Tuesday night down at the Mood Hut, 524 Main Street. Lots of great Beat Street gems in this one!
After the final celebration in September at Cafe Du Mer, the Gulf Island niteclubs shut down for the season and we slowly head back to the city to assume reflective moods. Unfortunately many of us find that the searing heights of NW summer bliss are matched by equally intense swings down into the dark as the clouds roll in for their 8 month residency. Maybe you aren't feeling it just quite yet and maybe you won't at all but might we recommend putting this one in your medicine cabinet just in case. Specially formulated by our in-house mood expert Dr. Door!
Our first international mix: all the way from across the Georgia Straight (Victoria BC), Transient (aka the DJ's DJ) sent this one express on the Queen of Surrey early Tuesday morning. Includes some extremely rare material from group Mood Hut. Grab some White Spot and take a listen to this one asap. TIP!
Welcome back to Libra Mix. In this episode, Deejay Dolby J takes us on a guided tour of some emotions that he has been experiencing recently - see if you can 'tune-in' to them all. We were able to spot 7 unique emotions but "Dolbs" insists that emotions are fluid and not quantifiable in that way - what a tripper!
House of Doors once again proving that they have the entry and exit game on lock here in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Another wonderful bite size mix!
Just another Tuesday night down at The Mood Hut. Resident deejay group The Backroom Boys maneuver a relatively wide eyed vibe for the lucky dancers.
The essential pair go B2B at Club 563: Vancouver's most luxurious Deejay shelter.
The long overdue Vol. 6 of Hashman's controversial 'Trippin' the Mix' Series.
Hashman Deejay's guided "trip" down the west coast. Tip: Turn your pockets inside out before you get in the car.
More than any other, Celebrities Night Club defines what it means to be a TRUE North West dance club (Niteclub Babylon not withstanding). Hashman Deejay's deejay set on a hot Monday in July (recorded by LM without his knowledge!) is a pinnacle example of how we like to express ourselves out here West of the Rockies. What a night.
These transmissions found their way from Point Roberts, Washington. A great example of the "Can't C Shit" style of that region: smoked out, best engaged with in a non-vertical position. Medicinal license required for this one, call the hotline to book an appointment with our naturopath.
Another strangely scented arrangement from LMHQ. Right click and save before continuing!
Evocative + ethereal, the Riviera's premiere tripper savant still manages to make us all feel "as welcome as water."
Side B, the journey home.
A guided tour with and to the House of Doors: down Clark from 8th, north, all the way up to Georgia. Shouts to the unmarked memorial! Shouts to Sunset Terrace!
Thank you Deejay Liam Butler. This is an outstanding mix of music.
The Canadian Riviera is where we work and play and THIS is our soundtrack! Seminal.
You gotta take a listen to this one! For bright mornings and warm evenings, deep blue to bright tangerine.
Slightly more cerebral than we have come to expect from the PSS scally wags. But everything's relative right? Great mix.
A far flung yet balanced approach from Musique Librique. Interesting stereo effect. Includes some unreleased material, TIP!
2+ hours of Mood Hut at Prospect Point this last July 2013. Stay to the end to hear infamous graffiti cop Valerie Spicer pull the plug! Shouts to North Van.
Where it all began: Take off your clothes, open your eyes - if you can see through the myst that is!
Side II of this essential cassette recording!
House of Doors in the cockpit, Calcutta 2 Cali, economy plus.