DJ Mix | Mssingno – M1 Personal Trainer
The London-based producer and DJ had been relatively quiet in the couple of years following the release of the Mssingno EP, but the last 12 months have been his most prolific since 2013. In addition to producing for pop/R&B singers Katy B and Tala, he released the Fones EP on XL Recordings on February 6th. This was his first for the storied label, another 4-tracker that expanded upon his signature style, incorporating completely unique textures, crisp drums, and his trademark impassioned vocal flips. Fones was met with widespread acclaim from numerous publications and is something I still play regularly today.
This brings us to late November, 2016 and the release of the first official Mssingno DJ mix. M1 Personal Trainer dropped last week out of the blue on SoundCloud and is also freely available for download on mediafire. The mix clocks in at just under 24 minutes, and in keeping with tradition, there are a number of notable vocal samples that are tweaked, warped, and shifted to great effect. I heard Daft Punk, Justin Bieber, Years and Years, Ariana Grande, and Imogen Heap to name a few. There is no track list accompanying the release, but the mix appears to be strictly Mssingno originals like “Shosho” and “Muki Rain,” as well as edits and remixes done by the man himself. M1 is an exercise in Grime that aches and swells with each passing minute. It has an organic progression to it, starting off delicately and slowly building until the end where it approaches post-apocalyptic trap perfection. This release feels right at home in headphones or pulsing through the speakers of clubs around the globe. Don’t sleep on this one!
Listen to the mix on SoundCloud below.