#nowplaying – Trentemoller XLR8R podcast


It’s no secret that the DJ mix podcast is slowly killing the DJ mix CD. Free download vs store-bought CD – it’s impossible to compete with free, right?  Anders Trentemoller‘s entry into the Late Night Tales compilation series is due to drop any day now – but who will buy it?

After (only now) hearing his 2010 XLR8R podcast, I shall.

The Dane has transposed his tech-y mix skills (read: Ableton) into a rock n roll and altogether ‘artier’ direction. Possibly the most engaging DJ mix I’ve heard for many years because a) tracks are only mixed seamless when necessary – the track sequence determines the blend and not the other way around – and b) because it takes a left-turn into David Lynch territory at the 30 minute mark. If you’ve seen Twin Peaks, you’ll know where I am (and he is) coming from.

It’s a cliche, but this mix is as much for heritage rock fans as it is for die-hard tech heads. It’s anything but dance music. Wonderful stuff.

Trentemoller’s XLR8R podcast is available as a free download here.


01 Bruce Springsteen “State Trooper (Trentemøller Unofficial Remix)” (white)
02 Crash Course in Science “Flying Turns (Trentemøller Mix Edit)” (From Jupiter)
03 Suicide “Girl” (Red Star)
04 We Fell to Earth “Lights Out” (InStereo)
05 Trentemøller “Sycamore Feeling (Trentemøller Remix)” (In My Room)
06 Mikael Simpson “Dubby Lennon (Bootleg)” (white)
07 Singapore Sling “Overdriver” (Hitt)
08 Beck “Black Tamborine” (Interscope)
09 Rolling Stones “Get Off My Cloud” (Decca)
10 Lars and the Hands of Light “Me Me Me (Trentemøller Remix)” (Crunchy Frog)
11 Vampire Hands “Safe Word” (Peppermint Coffins/Modern Radio)
12 Angelo Badalamenti “The Pink Room” (Warner Bros.)
13 Black Angels “Science Killer” (Light in the Attic)
14 Low “(That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace” (Kranky)
15 Dangermouse/Sparklehorse “Dark Night of the Soul (feat. David Lynch)”
16 Cranes “Beautiful Friend” (Dedicated)
17 Nina Simone “Sinnerman” (Philips)
18 Brigitte Fontaine & Khan “Fine Mouche” (I Am Single)
19 Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored (Bloody Valentine Edit)” (Silvertone)
20 Apparat “Not A Number” (Shitkatapult)

Written by John H. Darko

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