Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape #53

We are privileged to be included on this fine Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape compilation – alongside some great tracks! Thanks to the Mixed Tape team for their support. Here’s what they have to say.

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Always ahead of the pack, Mixed Tape champions tomorrow’s talents. Our brand new release features four global premieres by rising stars

Caught up between summer sounds and autumn chill(wave), our latest roster of international ingénues has prepped some prime fare for your ears: join us for the dreamy chords of doleful popsters Titanics, some luscious layering from London’s Groves, sweet synths by Berlin pop duo SWEATSHIRT, the moving mystery of seductive songstress Fe or bracing indie by German newcomers NGHTS. Pining for more? Fear not – there is plenty more to choose from on this compilation including the adventurous dub soul of Cuefx Band, some feel-good folk by Yusuf Sahilli, crisp lovestep beats courtesy of Don Monnet & Sven or Nightports’ spell-binding piano pop – not to forget the ambitious “mermaid music” of Brooklyn’s tipped soul siren Tei Shi!

A flavour-packed distillate of the world’s latest sounds, Mixed Tape #53 revels in its disparate variety – just like Bene Rohlmann’s rich, and richly intricate, art that makes up this edition’s cover. With a strong monochrome or patina-flecked colour palette, a mid-century modernist slant and a strong graphic novel-meets-noir approach, the Berlin-based artist and designer’s inspired and often insidious designs reveal the devil – and delight – in the detail. For Mixed Tape, Rohlmann has translated our musical harvest into a marvellous illustrated bounty.

Once again, we’d like to thank all of the contributing artists involved: You keep us excited – and exciting!

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