May 4, 2014
I have received an incredibly amazing mix-gift from an artist known as HALFTRIBE. This will blow you mind in a very non-abrasive and tranquil sort of way. I'm really lucky to have been contacted by Halftribe (aka Ryan Bissett) asking to host a mix. Normally, I contact the DJ and am (luckily) always given a green light to host the mixes. I have to say, I was really happy to have received contact from Ryan to host this mix. It's not often that I get goosebumps from being taken in by such intense sets, but this one is one of the rare ones that did the trick. This one sits where I want, in the foreground, in the background, bathing in the aura of its intense harmonic vibe. Halftribe has been very busy, creating amazing mixes as well as churning out some original music (links for everything are below).
Halftribe got into electronic music long ago through way of New Order (1986 on CD and Technique on Vinyl), which opened a gateway to the rave scene in the UK during the late 80's and early 90's. It was at these raves that Halftribe gotten taken in by the post rave chill music, and his fascination for ambient music sparked an interest in exploring its history. As with many frustrated creative artists with an ear for music but without means to create, that path seemed to be expensive and inaccessible. When DAW's became available, Halftribe finally had the opportunity to begin producing deep house, techno, and (mainly) ambient and downtempo. He has released on VENT SOUNDS,ATRIUM DIGITAL, and ASSEMBLY FIELD. When not creating original compositions, he spends his time remixing and has been fortunate, through his links within the industry, to be asked to do a remix for Karl Hyde from UNDERWORLD for his solo album (as well as commissioned for other remix work).
In terms of mixes, Halftribe favors searching mostly undiscovered talent found on Soundcloud as well as Bandcamp, and used to do a regular mini-mix on his Soundcloud page to showcase these artists. It just so happened that one of these mixes got shared on MIXMASTER MORRIS' Facebook page, and the interest that it sparked led to a monthly mix for M:CAST RADIO which lasted 2 years. One might call if fate, that Halftribe was a huge fan of Mixmaster Morris when first getting into ambient music and own albums of his in his Irresistible Force guise.
I'm absolutely honored to be a part of Halftribe's musical quest, and hope that in some way my small part in this brings him just a bit more success. It's very inspiring to see an artist that is so very proactive, and that is without a doubt very inspiring for me! Thanks, Halftribe!
turn on, tune in, sleep...