It’s quite exciting to have the legendary Los Angeles producer/DJ John Tejada drop a mix for our series. It’s one he made exclusively for us that focuses entirely on his Palette imprint. Any Californian worth his weight in salt and of a discerning ear will tell you how much of an influence this guy’s music has had on their own. One of my favorite things about this series has been that guys even older than me are still going strong with their passion and devotion to the craft, and Tejada is a founding influence out West who has been going strong since the days of KDAY on the AM down in the Basin. My own connection to him stretches the divide between my days as a hawker of digital music with those of my vinyl selling days, but it stretches even further back to my days of living in Hollywood. Back in those days there was lots of obnoxious trance as well as hardcore, which I fully enjoyed, but Tejada was always that one guy who showed the promise of unmitigated techno and even the joys of well done drum & bass. I didn’t know him then (and barely know him now), but thought he still might be around later down the road. One reason is that he’s never wavered, nor has his label, in constancy of purpose. You can also hear that quality on Tejada’s recent remix of Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause’s “Wolkenreise” and also on his recently announced album for Kompakt due out this summer. In the meantime, this guy ain’t goin’ nowhere and should continue be an influence for years to come. Without further ado, we give you John Tejada. - Sean-Michael Yoder
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TRAPEZ have turned 100 and following a mix from OLIVER HACKE continue celebrating with KOMPAKT.FM just in time for the release of their TRAPEZ 100 PT.2 single with another exclusive DJ mix!
This time we are treated from newcomer Gaz Williams - a Nottingham, UK based DJ/producer who goes under the guise of RAW HEDROOM. He wow’ed us with his track Lauryn’s Tokyo Bananas on the immense TRAPEZ 100 commemorative collection and now brings to the decks a fully flavored serving of tunes that range from the warm and organic to cold and crisp. Be sure to also find some unreleased gems in this searing mix!
1 - The Camp Pirate (Acapella) – Mathew Burton [Unsigned] 2 - 92982.4 - William Basinski  3 - Proper Motion (Original Mix) – John Tejada [Palette Recordings] 4 - Rucola (Original Mix) – Willie Graff and Tuccillo [Circus Company] 5 - Gotta Have You (Rozzo Mix) - Peace Division [Tsuba] 6 - Dark Disco (Original Mix) – Kenny Larkin [Rush Hour] 7 - Lauryn’s Tokyo Bananas (Original Mix) – Raw Hedroom [Trapez 100] 8 - I (Original Mix) - Till Von Sein and Tigerskin [Dirt Crew] 9 - Control (Original Mix) – Jay Tripwire and 8 Channels [Poker Flat Digital] 10 - Stochastisch Serie (Leeks Remix) – Max Cooper [Traum, Unreleased] 11 -Moops (Original Mix) - Mark Henning and j u g [Vitalik] 12 -Lotus Eaters (Original Mix) – Stephen Beaupre [Wagon Repair] 13 -AFU 3 – Gabriel Ananda [Trapez 100] 14 -Minou (Sam Farsio Remix) – Namito [Kling Klong] 15 -Variance (Function Reduced Edit) – Function [Sandwell District] 16 -Aditah La Granjerita (Original Mix) – Alex Under [Trapez] 17 -92982.3 - William Basinski  18 -Take Me As I Am (Max Cooper Remix) – Au Revoir Simone [Moshi Moshi]