This issue's mixtape is presented by Sienna Fekete, a Brooklyn, NY-based radio and podcast producer, curator, and co-founder of Chroma, a cross-disciplinary creative studio centering womxn of color.
"The mix is an ode to the earth," writes Fekete in a recent artist statement about the immersive, undulating, and highly danceable mix. "I incorporated many genres: dancehall, gqom, tarraxa, house, baile funk, techno, 2-step, and some Estonian music from Velly Joonas."
The sonic storyteller is a well-known DJ, editor, and archivist in the New York sound community, but this is her first-ever recorded mix. Drawing from her close-knit music community and several deep cut samples––from the animated children's series "The Magic School Bus" to Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" series––Fekete takes listeners through a lush, vibrant, underground soundscape that's teeming with life.
Equiknoxx - A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up
Kemikal - Hi
DJ Monk & Tico - Good Body Girl (Serum Remix)
DJ Chad Kizomba - BelaRRaxa
MC Buzzz - Tudo Pasa
Kelman Duran - De La Mañana
Umfang - Glass Escalator
Crystallmess - Fear Of A / Black Planet
DC Salas - Tropical Weirdness
Toxe - Kiss Kiss
Ikonika - Sarsariya
OMAAR - Tribalismo
RudeBoyz - Major Turn Up
Free At Last - I'm Sorry (I Don't Want to Know)
Rye Rye x MC 2D - Shake It Danca
Ca$h Out - Cashin Out (Ca$h Out x DJ CLEO) (Dyani Edit)
Terror Danjah - Juicy Patty (Blackdown's Big Size 12 Remix)
Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers (Sunship Mix)
Color Plus - Bwom
Ariel Zetina - Writings on the Wall
DJ Swisha - Hype Funk Loop
Cardi B - I Like It (J Wax Remix)
Color Plus - Pum Plate
3 of A Kind - Babycakes
Kush Jones - Walk Walk Walk
Umfang - Riven
Cyan85 - Bubble Gangster Tech
TSVI - The Healer
Lil Uzi Vert - P2
Velly Joonas - Stopp Seisku
Sienna Fekete is a producer and curator based in New York City with a background in radio, podcasting, and music. She is a co-founder of Chroma, a cultural agency & creative studio centering the work and perspectives of woc. She has worked exclusively with BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, On Air Fest, Red Bull Arts, NTS, The Lot Radio, StoryCorps, Top Rank Magazine, Domino Sound, Playground Radio and SiriusXM. She looks forward to creating more initiatives with Chroma, producing and programming more audio projects, growing her practice as a curator and archivist, and building collectively with her community.
She has worked with: Adidas, CultureHub, AnOther Magazine, Awake NY, Knockdown Center, The Standard, 8 Ball Community, POWRPLNT, The Public Art Fund, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Skills:Audio (radio / podcast / music / events)
Curation (art exhibitions / event production & programming)
Writing (editorial / copy / journalism)
Archiving (various archival work across mediums)
Arts Administration (education / management)
Business (strategy / consultation / talent booking)