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Mix of the Day: Ryan Davis

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The concise characteristics of Ryan Davis’s music are within the dimensions of sound, taking the listener on a journey full of stories which describe feelings, dreams and desires. Ryan’s music is not solely made to fill the dancefloors, with each note he is trying to reach hearts.

In 2006, Ryan released his debut single Transformer which led to notable attention from the music scene. Since that day he has released records with labels like Archipel and Manual, being included on compilations mixed by Ivan Smagghe and John Digweed.

Since 2011 Ryan has became a constant element of the Traumschallplatten family and also started working with the label Areal in his adopted hometown of Berlin. In addition Ryan had already founded two of his own labels, offering the platform to new artists to promote themselves releasing alongside well known names. One result has been a worldwide collective with different labels and artists who are in constant contact, pushing ideas and music forward.

To experience the full picture of Ryan’s creation, and immerse yourself in his ethos of promoting more depth in music than danceable beats in a club, we highly recommend you find yourself at one of his forthcoming gigs. Not playing near you anytime soon? Don’t worry DT has you covered as we’ve secured Ryan’s talents for an exclusive mix so you can enjoy his selections anytime, anywhere.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Summer, airplane mode, sunset, Ryan Davis, haunting, trippy, dancing, bittersweet

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

The eighth song around 32 minutes in. It’s a collaboration with a friend of mine coming soon on my Klangwelt label with fantastic remixes. It’s special because we jammed with guitars within it and used analog gear as well it being my return after a long time to my label.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

The special ingredient that I try to spice up my mixes with is mainly the compositional aspect of the mix and the tracks themselves. Combining an emotional trip within subtle noises and melodies, re-cuts, remixes and& unreleased material whilst creating a feeling of hope and joy within the selection is something I hope people recognise as my sonic signature.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? 

I really enjoyed my last weekend in London, first playing in an intimate venue for a small crowd while it was storming with rain and thunder outside and playing the next day on an illegal rave in the woods with a bigger crowd. It was a lovely trip to have and with london recently opening up to more melodic techno music, one can feel that.

What have you got coming up? 

There is a lot coming up soon. I was a searching for sound and soul last year and left fans waiting for what might come next. I started this year with some remixes but it’s time now to come back with some originals in the pipeline. There are about 9 new tracks  that will be released during the next few months with nice remixers, videos and also a new live show I’ve started to prepare.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? 

Thanks to my followers out there for listening and staying with me and my sound during the past few years!

Tracklist:
01. Mario Hammer – Metaphysical Orchestra
02. Mike Parker – Fwd – Donato Dozzy Remix
03. Dave Dk – Veira
04. Midas 104 feat. Graciano-  Horus
05. Affect! – Akaria – Kris Davis Remix
06. Aera – You Know Juno – The Drifter Remix
07. Hey Joe & Josia Loos – Scherbenwelt – Ryan Davis Remix
08. Ryan Davis feat. Lmnskt – Kope
09. The Legendary Lightness – Hey Bob – Ripperton Remix – Ryan Davis Re- Cut
10. Provoke Rain – Passage
11. Dreams – Terraform
12. Glease Bootleg
13. Ghosting Season – A Muffled Sound of Voices (Luke Abbott Tape Cassette Mix)
14. Rhian Sheehan – Imber – Stray Theories Remix

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