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Through dedication to their scene and aesthetic, Bay area label Muti Music is on the brink of greatness. Named after the Bantu word for ‘tree’ that is used throughout Africa as a term for herbal medicine, Muti’s stable of hardworking artists manage to produce a new single, EP, and album every month, give or take a few. Timonkey, ill.Gates, Mimosa, and label boss Dov are all at the top end of the lower frequencies game today, while the likes of FreQ Nasty, Kraddy, Opuio, and, oddly enough, someone with the same name as folky hipster and Polaris Music Prize nominee Dan Mangan have all been released by the label.


Unwavering commitment to their form is demonstrated by the dependable quality of their consistent releases. Point of fact, this entire Soundscape mix was made using only tracks Muti released in 2010. If this is any indication, there will be many fine years ahead of Muti.


Big thanks go to Dov for allowing this mix to exist, and Justin Guse for using gifts to create fantastic works of art.


 
 

01. Mix n Blend & Narch - “I Got… (Beats Antique Remix)” (Acid Crunk EP 6, 2010)
- Start time: 0:00; Links: Mix n Blend, Beats Antique


02. Bassobese - “Squid Face” (49 Nights of Twilight, 2010)
- Start time: 4:06; Links: Bassobese


03. Klone - “Hydra” (Dubconstep, 2010)
- Start time: 7:54; Links: Klone


04. Mimosa - “Pandora” (Psychedelic Stereo, 2010)
- Start time: 11:11; Links: Mimosa


05. Timonkey - “The Day Fungus Took Over” (Future Perfect, 2010)
- Start time: 14:29; Links: Timonkey


06. Ana Sia - “Extraordinary Rendition feat. ill.Gates” (International Profile [EP], 2010)
- Start time: 17:54; Links: Ana Sia, ill.Gates


07. Masia One - “In Di Streets (Mochipet Remix)” (In Di Streets, 2010)
- Start time: 21:47; Links: Masia One, Mochipet


08. ill.Gates - “Adagio for Disney Hall and Coffee Grinder (ill.Gates & Noah Pred Remix)” (Autopirate Remixed, 2010)
- Start time: 24:51; Links: ill.Gates, Noah Pred


09. Shen - “Unnecessary Peril” (Lost Hopes, 2010)
- Start time: 29:46; Links: Shen


10. Adam John - “Tear This Up” (Moments, 2010)
- Start time: 34:16; Links: Adam John


11. Great Scott - “Defcon (Run Riot Remix)” (Revolved, 2010)
- Start time: 38:09; Links: Great Scott


12. Mad Zach & R2 - “Speaker Gargle” (Wolfspiders, 2010)
- Start time: 41:29; Links: Mad Zach & R2


13. Domain ID - “Wasted and Haunted” (Boombox Apocalypse, 2010)
- Start time: 45:29; Links: Domain ID


14. Subvert - “Speaker Humpin (Opiuo Remix)” (Speaker Humpin Remixed, 2010)
- Start time: 49:37; Links: Subvert, Opiuo


15. Heyoka - “Reptilian” (Marklar, 2010)
- Start time: 55:00; Links: Heyoka


Total Running Time: 59:33


 

Author of blurbs, curator of playlists, and booker of shows, Alan Ranta has been plugging away at that music writing and programming thing since 2004. His brutally honest critical opinion has appeared in such publications as Exclaim!, CBC Music, PopMatters and Tiny Mix Tapes, and has been enlisted to help judge the Polaris Music Prize, Pazz & Jop, and Juno Awards. Based in East Van, he graduated with a BFA in music from Simon Fraser University in 2012. He's also a social media plague, cat whisperer, socio-political haranguer, Canucks fan, and one of the last remaining cowboys.


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