In this series we will be inviting DJs and producers to tell us about what they’ve been listening to recently, thinking outside of the USB and the record box, and delving into what’s really playing in the headphones on the bus home.
For this edition we welcome London-based producer and DJ aircode, who has been making a name for herself as a purveyor of richly textured and adventurously dynamic tracks. Her music sits somewhere between sculptural ambience and dub-indebted downtempo, while maintaining an intricacy that never allows attention to lapse. A steady stream of projects have seen release through the likes of TT, Nostro Hood System and Cafe Oto’s in-house imprint TakuRoku. This month, her second album ‘Surface Tension’ sees release on Gin&Platonic.
Below, aircode guides us through what she’s really been listening to recently.
“I found this track listening back to my 2021 version of my yearly playlist where I dump all the music I come across. Some of the music I have barely even listened to before it goes in so I like coming back to it when going through a dry spell.”
“Amongst my five favourite songs. I’m not gonna lie, I have had severe dry spells of music-listening the last couple of years and ended up mainly listening to Drake… I never get tired of this song or this album.”
“I can't remember where I found this track, it was probably on one of my ‘mindlessly clicking through YouTube’ sprees and it stuck with me. This is probably my favourite way to find music, especially when you stumble upon a channel uploading rare cuts.”