Ambient Music Guide Podcast
Spaced volume 1 mixed by Mike G

Spaced volume 1 mixed by Mike G

May 2, 2021

A lush journey in the key of space, both inner and outer. Tracks in this mix date from 1972-2011 and include Woob, Tangerine Dream, Global Communication, Bruno Sanfilippo, Boy Is Fiction, Meg Bowles, Humate, Rabbit In The Moon, Michael Stearns, Jonn Serrie, Jon Jenkins, Odessi, Alpha Wave Movement and Mystical Sun.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August-September 2011.

If you like a track/s please support the artists and buy/stream the source albums. Full tracklist at AmbientMusicGuide.com

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #4 - Cosmic Tech & Beautiful Bleep

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #4 - Cosmic Tech & Beautiful Bleep

February 5, 2021

The Best Of 2020 mix series showcases some music from AMG's upcoming Best Albums of 2020 reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was. All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Nov 2019 - Feb 2021.

Mix 4 - Cosmic Tech & Beautiful Bleep: highlights from the atmospheric corners of bleep music and electronica in 2020, from classic Berlin-school sounds and synth music to ambient techno, trance, dub and syncopated grooves. Features Carl Craig, Global Communication, Woob, Banco De Gaia, 100th Monkey, Dr Atmo, Deep Space Network, Emerald Web, Aes Dana, Cell (Alex Scheffer), Virgo, Deeper Than Space, Worriedaboutsatan, Remote Vision, Starterra and Nigel Mullaney. 

Tracklist at http://ambientmusicguide.com/

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #3 - Tranquility Tones

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #3 - Tranquility Tones

December 18, 2020

The Best Of 2020 mix series showcases some music from AMG's upcoming Best Albums of 2020 reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was. All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Nov 2019 - Jan 2021.

Mix 3 - Tranquility Tones: beautiful, moving, eclectic sounds from the quietest corners of the ambient zone. Features Woob, Motionfield, Global Communication, Deeper Than Space, Emerald Web, Howard Givens & Craig Padilla, Steve Good, Luke Schneider, Mathieu Karsenti, Golden Brown, Channelers, Evan Fraser & Vir McCoy, Leandro Fresco & Thore Pfeiffer, Saphileaum, Hamish Lang and Silent Vigils.

Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #2 - Sounding The Deep

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #2 - Sounding The Deep

December 2, 2020

The Best Of 2020 mix series showcases some music from AMG's upcoming Best Albums of 2020 reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was. All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Nov 2019 - Jan 2021.

Mix 2: Sounding The Deep - meditative ambient and ethereal exotica from 2020. Features Roger & Brian Eno, Kevin Braheny, Simon Posford (Shpongle), Mick Chillage, Halftribe, Andrew Heath, Lingua Lustra, Coniglio & Aldinucci, Jonas Munk, Blomma, Fourcolor, Crispin and Whittaker, Gregory Paul Mineeff, Merrin Karras, Colourmusic, Saphileaum and Max Würden.

Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #1 - Mod Classical & Post-Rock

AMG’s Best Of 2020 Mix #1 - Mod Classical & Post-Rock

November 27, 2020

The Best Of 2020 mix series showcases some music from AMG's upcoming Best Albums of 2020 reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was. All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Nov 2019 - Jan 2021.

Mix 1: Modern Classical & Post-Rock features Digitonal, Roger & Brian Eno, Hugar, Gigi Masin, Woob, Kevin Keller, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Worriedaboutsatan, Rone, Spirituals, n-So, Blomma, John Hayes & Maxy Dutcher, Slow Dancing Society, Ausklang, Manchuria, Golden Brown, North Americans, Daniel Szlajnda and Blend Orchestra.

Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

Ambitronica 11 - Blunted Part 3 mixed by Mike G

Ambitronica 11 - Blunted Part 3 mixed by Mike G

November 12, 2020

The 3rd of 3 mixes to celebrate the return of Kruder & Dorfmeister's stoner beats in 2020 with their never-before-heard archival album "1995" (G-Stone Recordings).

A mix of mainly classics, alongside a few more recent cuts. Part 3 features Kruder & Dorfmeister, DJ Shadow, DJ Food, Mark Pritchard, Tosca, Urbs, Peace Orchestra, Solar Rosa, Grouse, Ashley Beedle, Jaziac Sunflowers and Hibernation.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, October 2020. Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

Artwork uses image by S E N S E I R E T R O at society6.com/william8691

Ambitronica 10 - Blunted Part 2 mixed by Mike G

Ambitronica 10 - Blunted Part 2 mixed by Mike G

October 29, 2020

The 2nd of 3 mixes to celebrate the return of Kruder & Dorfmeister's stoner beats in 2020 with their never-before-heard archival album "1995" (G-Stone Recordings).

A mix of mainly classics, alongside a few more recent cuts. Part 2 features Kruder & Dorfmeister, DJ Krush, Nightmares On Wax, Tom Middleton, Boozoo Bajou, The Solid Doctor, A Man Called Adam, Gods Of Luxury, Daniel Ibbotson, Star and Grouse.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, October 2020. Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

Artwork uses image by Tony Greenhand @ Smokeable Art Twitter.

Ambitronica 09 - Blunted Part 1 mixed by Mike G

Ambitronica 09 - Blunted Part 1 mixed by Mike G

October 6, 2020

The 1st of 3 mixes to celebrate the return of Kruder & Dorfmeister's stoner beats in 2020 with the never-before-heard archival album "1995" (G-Stone Recordings).

A mix of mainly classics, alongside a few more recent cuts. Part 1 features Kruder & Dorfmeister, Bonobo, Quantic, Sin, Jon Kennedy, Sounds From The Ground, Ybu vs. Rae & Christian, Cinematic Orchestra and Pitch Black.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, October 2020. Tracklist at http://ambientmusicguide.com

Artwork uses image by LaurensSpruit at deviantart.com/laurensspruit

Environments 05 - new worlds to quietly blow your mind mixed by Mike G

Environments 05 - new worlds to quietly blow your mind mixed by Mike G

July 17, 2020

Environments episode 05 - more psycho-acoustic spaces and places for the world between your ears. Enjoy the trip.

Evocative new music and classics - including Woob, Robert Rich, Kevin Braheny, James Murray, n-So and Blomma (Moderna Records), Endless Melancholy, Sage Taylor, and Enrico Coniglio & Giulio Aldinucci (Dronarivm label).

Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, July 2020. Artwork from a design by Woob for his album Suite 59201.

Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

Ambitronica 08 compiled & mixed by Mike G

Ambitronica 08 compiled & mixed by Mike G

June 16, 2020

A 2 PART AMBITRONICA SPECIAL: DRUM 'N' BASS 'N' DREAMY BREAKS 1994-2017.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, May-June 2020. Tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com.

Around 1994 I remember hearing the track ‘Mutant Jazz’ by the mysterious T Power vs MK Ultra. It was getting airplay on Oz public radio station Triple J, which broke a fair bit of new indie and electronic music from the UK back then.

It started as a slow, funky trumpet-led lounge break that – completely unexpectedly – segued into the fast, stuttering, skittering beats of what I soon learned was called jungle. Then, following this initial segue, ‘Mutant Jazz’ improbably and brilliantly married both: slow and fast, dreamy and kinetic.

As jungle quickly morphed beyond the underground and spread around and outside the UK it became known as drum ‘n’ bass. The more ambient, atmospheric tip championed by the likes of LTJ Bukem and his label Good Looking Records became yet another iteration of ambient dance music alongside ambient techno, IDM, ambient dub, lounge, ambient breaks and a slew of other subgenres. Two or more of these styles were frequently fused together, and “intelligent” drum ‘n’ bass was one of the most eclectic and inventive styles of them all.

These two mixes capture rich, atmospheric drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat tunes that are personal faves, mostly dating from back in the day but also a few recent ones including cuts from genre giants Blu Mar Ten. Pioneers like Bukem and A Guy Called Gerald are here, but so too are some stonking cosmic tracks from Australian and New Zealand artists which you have probably never heard and I think you’ll like. A lot.

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