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Archipelago Mixtape

trucd261 This latest mix from Joe celebrates the release of the second Hidden album, ‘Archipelago‘, which came out on Tru Thoughts Records in October 2012, and the second single to be lifted from the album, ‘Fourth Wall / The Revival’, which came out on February 25th 2013.

Like previous mixes it features all the variety of music that Joe has been listening to in the last year or so, much of which he has added to, mashed up or remixed, with lots of spoken word and field recordings. One of the themes is sleep, or the lack of it – and there’s a strong theme of imagined live collaborations – Kelpe with Thom Yorke, Floex with Maxi Jazz, Crunch with Kate Bush, Tinariwen and Guru with a heavy rhythm section, Ivor Cutler and Johnny Cash trading verses over Jan Johansson’s piano with added beats, Hauschka feat Bob Marley, Steve Reich with vocals from John Lennon and Finsta Bundy, and so on…  another masterpiece.

Stream and download the mix via the Tru Thoughts Soundcloud page:

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Flight Mixtape

hidden_orchestra-flight_mixtape The latest Hidden Orchestra mixtape was compiled to celebrate the release of our Flight EP in November 2011. It features elements from the track Flight re-mixed and re-imagined, along with the usual palette of original tracks, Hidden Orchestra exclusive, acapellas, field recordings, spoken word and such.

The Flight EP is available to buy now from Tru Thoughts, and on deluxe gatefold 10″ vinyl on Denovali Records. The vinyl version features exclusive “drums” and “no drums” version of Flight, as well as stunning remixes of Footsteps and Dust from Lost Twin and Floex respectively.

Download the Flight Mixtape from Paris DJs here or stream at Mixcloud here.

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Outlook Festival Mixtape

 Joe has put this mixtape together in a nod to our appearance at Outlook in Croatia in September – ‘Europe’s biggest Bass Music and Soundsystem Culture festival’. Unlike previous mixtapes, this one is focused on beats around 140bpm, including an eclectic selection of reworkings and mashups..

Stream on Mixcloud or Soundcloud, or download (320kbps mp3) from Paris DJs

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New Mixtape – ‘Night Walks on Vinyl’

To celebrate the release of the ‘Night Walks’ album on deluxe vinyl (thanks to Denovali Records), Joe of Hidden Orchestra has put together this studio mixtape. Like the preceding ‘Footsteps Mix’, this carefully-sculpted selection rewards close listening, and contains numerous exclusive tracks, lots of sound design and plenty of spoken word. Features other Scottish artists (Macmaster/Hay, Araya, Christ., Mungo’s Hi Fi, Architeq) alongside artists from around the world (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Prefuse 73, Jean-Claude Vannier, DJ Shadow, Nick Drake, Xploding Plastix and many more). Also field recordings from Edinburgh to Istanbul, and speech excerpts include a number of plays that Joe recorded for the BBC.

You can stream the mix directly from Mixcloud.
You can download the mix in 320kbps mp3 from the excellent Paris DJs website.
Vinyl available to order from Denovali Records.

Thank you.

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The Burning Circle – Free Download

A classic Hidden Orchestra track – which started life as a co-production with DJ Slepton, and has become a favourite at our live shows.

Please feel free to download and share it from the Tru Thoughts Soundcloud page.

Hidden Orchestra – The Burning Circle by Tru Thoughts

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