Before you cavalierly press play on the Soundcloud applet below, consider that this is not a DJ mix. Not even close. In fact, it is a sequence of unreleased original music that Patrice Bäumel performed and recorded live, completely on the fly. We've always admired Bäumel's work and tasteful range as a DJ, but after two consecutive listens to this, we could now solidify his rank in our book as a masterful piece maker.
Bäumel commented on the creation and process: "I chose to not use a single existing track but produce and arrange the whole thing from scratch and on the fly using sounds that were floating around on my computer. It takes more effort than recording a traditional mix, almost like making a mini album, but it was a lot of fun and yielded a result that is totally unique and quite experimental in certain parts. The material is 100% unmastered but maybe that's part of the charm."
Respect is also due to the folks behind the newly found Monologues Podcast for championing a fresh and exciting concept: their series invites artists to create a mix of music using exclusively their own material. The next artist to be featured in the series is the very prolific The Dead Rose Music Company.
Linked below is unquestionably one of the best recorded music sequences we have heard all year. It is absolutely genius. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.