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Renegade Riddims: Ghost Hardware

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Ghost Hardware is a DJ/Producer and Artist from Mexico, currently based in the UK. Ghost Hardware is also the founder and manager of No Reality– a multi-genre record label and collective.

Ghost Hardware gets lost in unknown locations at night for creative and therapeutic purposes. Themes of Nyctophilia (love for the night/darkness), Anonymity, Escapism, Dissociation, and Euphoria are all explored in immersive Video Installations. The works challenge gender stereotypes in public space and the stigma of women and the night in capitalist society. Ghost Hardware is a multi-media artist that also produces music videos and album artworks both collaboratively and independently, having recently worked on No Reality, Incurzion Audio and Tesseract Recordings.

Ghost Hardware’s DJ sets touch most sub-genres of Drum & Bass, with a creative and experimental spin on the decks. However, their sets usually express a heavier, darker atmosphere that tell a narrative – just like their visuals. 

You can check out all of their mixes, artworks and label through the links below:

Website: ghosthardware.co.uk

Art Instagram: instagram.com/_noreality_

Music Instagram: instagram.com/ghosthardware_ 

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/ghosthardwarednb 

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ghosthardware

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/ghosthardware

No Reality: 

Instagram: instagram.com/norealitymusic

Facebook: facebook.com/norealitymusic

Soundcloud: souncloud.com/norealitymusic 

Back in 2021 Ghost Hardware took part in our International Women’s Day Takeover on Data Transmission Radio and after the success they’ve had since, we thought it was high time they were invited to do a Renegade Riddims mix to show just how far they’ve come since then.

The mix features a massive 75 tracks spread over 1hr 50mins from the likes of DLR, Warhead, Thread, Visages, Noisia, Housty, Bredren, RMS, NC-17, Kumo and more and a load of dubs to boot!

Check out the mix below and download it for free from here!

Q&A:

Sum up this mix in 10 words…

1hr51mins of non-stop bangers and crazy blends in Ghost’s signature style

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

This is tough as I cover a wide range of styles in this mix and they’re all bangers! But my favourite tracks have to be the Thread dubs they’re such wicked tunes, the whole EP slaps and I cant wait for it to come out! One of my favourite moments in the mix is when the second Thread tune comes in blended with Esoteric and Quarantine!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Lots of dubs and unreleased tunes from several labels and wicked producers including some sneak peeks from what will be coming out on No Reality! This mix really shows what Ghost Hardware’s style is all about, continuous and seamless blending of a variety of tunes and telling a narrative that takes the listener on a wild sonic adventure with lots of twists and turns. 

What have you got coming up? 

Mainly working on my label and putting out No Reality’s first releases and our mix series!

Playing in Brighton for an event in November too! (TBA) 

When was the last time you actually raved?

1985 Sequences event at Motion, Bristol which was amazing! Also went to Outlook, played at Membrain and been to a couple of other events in between!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my mix! I appreciate any and all support. I put a lot of love into making my mixes so always really grateful for any plays and feedback! Big love! 

TRACKLIST:

Trakker – ID

FX909 – Malicious (Molecular Remix)

DLR – Do I know what I’m doing VIP

M-Zine – Untitled Dub

ID – ID

Samath – ID

Teej – No Fire (Patreon Exclusive)

Housty – Wondered

Thread – ID

Thematic – Walks Behind You

Kasra – Black Lemonade

Warhead – ID

Cesco – Esoteric (feat En:vy)

Thread – ID

KY – Quarantine (Original Mix)

Nami x Moytra – Stranded (Patreon Exclusive)

Kije – Brat

Lupo – Something Like Dis (Teej Remix)

Ky, Hexa – Pressure

Visages – Lunar Eclipse (feat Strategy)

Nami – Drainer (Patreon Exclusive)

Bredren – Trench

PARA – ID

Lavance – Feel You

Enei – No Man

Dunk x NC-17 – ID

Rizzle – Nascent

YAANO – Get it Like

Oz – Leach (Original Mix)

Noisia – Voodoo (Waeys Remix)

Nami – Combinet (Patreon Exclusive)

Connor Q – ID

NC-17 – ID

Teej & Trex – WTE

Kasra & En:vy – Swinging Swords

Die Antwoord – I Think U Freeky (Wingz edit)

Spektiv – Dog Fight

TEEJ – ID

Reknek – Stakka

Ky, Stompz – Manchine

NC-17 – ID (CIA DUB)

Brain – Module

Minor Forms – Late Funk

Trex, T>I – Run The Sketch

Buxx & Jabaru – Break Check

DLR, Octane, Script – Set Up The Set (DLR’s ‘Clash’ VIP)

Sequences – ID

Kumo – No Stone Unturned

Thematic – Eagle Bomber

T>I – Changes (DJ Limited remix)

Leaf – Hurricane

DLR – Sucker Punch

Alix Perez, Trigga, Bou – Back to Basics

Cesco – Rattler

EBK, Gusto, DLR – The Author VIP

Housty – Save Me (ABLE remix)

NC-17 – ID

Brainwork & Rift – Cold Comfort

Operate, Madrush MC – One by One

Solid State & Samath – ID

DLR – Staying Up Late Making Music

Samath – ID

Bredren – Cuffed

MAE917 – ID 

PINE – ID

DJ Komatose – ID

RMS – Alone

Connor Q – ID

Visages & Monty – Familiarity

Teej – Momentum (Patreon Exclusive)

Pseudonym, Resslek – High Rise

KarmasynK x OZOH – A Moment of Reflection

Note – ID

Visages – Yalda

Klinical & Shady Novelle – Together

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