by Andrew Sacher
One of the more interesting upcoming producers in the NYC electronic scene this year was Rioux, whose Supersymmetry EP and "Spirit Calling" single are both excellent doses of psychedelic dance music and highly recommended. To celebrate the holidays, Rioux has put together a mixtape called Aurora with some of the standout electronic tracks of the year from Jon Hopkins, Arca, Todd Terje, Jams Holden, Oneohtrix Point Never, Darkside, and others, in addition to one of his own tracks, "Hologram II." Says Rioux of the mix:
I wanted to prepare a mix that is focused less on re-imaginations of tracks like I usually put forth, but rather a seamless string of instant-classics with clean and subtle transitions.The mixtape makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it along with the tracklist, below. That's the artwork above.
Despite having grown up in Detroit and living in Berlin and New York, I've always been attracted to warm climates. This year though I'm embracing the cold winter more than ever and Aurora, with its icy sound palette, goes hand in hand with this impulse.
Rioux is also planning more singles and a full-length titled Here Comes Now for 2014 so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, you can watch the video for this year's "Supersymmetry" along with the new mix, below...
Rioux - "Supersymmetry" Official Video
Rioux - Aurora Mix
01 Lucky Dragons - Upward Spiral 01
02 Blue Hawaii - Sierra Lift
03 Marley Carrol - Layer Rush
04 Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
05 Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal
06 Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
07 Luke Abbot - Modern Driveway
08 Rioux - Hologram II
09 James Holden - Triangle Folds
10 Arca - Tapped In
11 Darkside - Golden Arrow
12 Kazimier - ?