Extended Family

The DJ mixes are free to download with track lists and some editorial attached, offering an in depth and intimate glimpse into the selector’s perspective.

  • EF62 Artemis
  • EF64 Babypufff
  • Janus firecrackers, Düsseldorf diggers and DC’s hidden talent: The week’s best free mixes
    Down The Holy Well mix for Extended Family Washington DC’s Sami Yenigun seems like one of the good guys. As well as co-running the city’s house and techno party destination Roam, writing for the Washington Post, producing radio for NPR and winning awards for his contribution to the fight against Ebola (seriously), he’s behind the 1432 R label, a platform for the emergent Ethiopian electronic music known as Ethiopiyawi. On his Down The Holy Well mix for Extended Family, Yenigun interweaves a bundle of (sadly untitled) 1432 R cuts with hazy house from Future Times, PPU and PAN (in a thread …

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  • Afrofuturism, throwback club music and 6-train bangers: The week’s best free mixes
    by John Twells And Chris Kelly Extended Family is a new mix series that looks to “chronicle the vibe” of Washington, DC’s house, techno and experimental electronic world, a scene repped by local labels Future Times, Peoples Potential Unlimited and 1432 R. First up in the series is Mike Petillo, one half of both Future Times and Protect-U. Frog In The Coffee Pot is the type of cosmic crate-digging journey that we’ve come to expect from Petillo and company, as he meanders through New Agey synthscapes, lo-fi detritus, and dubbed-out reggae, pop and freestyle before settling on a handful of timeless grooves that traverse …

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  • EF60 Dvonne
    Devon Trotter aka Dvonne contributes Hope Forgives, the 60th installment of Extended Family, the mix series from Washington DC.
  • EF59 DJ Land Reform
    DJ Land Reform bookends 2022 with a dance ready techno mix for Extended Family. The promoters in DC are notoriously supportive of each other, and Clyde is no exception. His energy is welcoming, easy to talk to, and passionate about craft and community. His sets are delivered with clear intentions. The sounds are warm and inviting, a little psychedelic, and really colorful, with lots of melodies and classic samples that are dedicated to putting smiles on people’s faces, in like the purest way. Since moving into the city in 2017, Clyde’s collection has only begun to take shape (He credits …

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  • EF25 Martyn
    Martyn Deykers heads legendary label 3024 after some incomparable contributions to Drum and Bass, this Dutch born selector is a Panorama Bar resident with an NTS show that pushes what it means to be a bass head. Mixtape for Eugene Robinson Gil Scott-Heron – Washington DCPharoah Sanders – ThembiJuju, a message from Mozambique – Nairobi/chantsRahsaan Roland Kirk – Celestial BlissCharles Rouse – HopscotchJoe Chambers – CattaNorman Connors – Morning ChangeThe Last Poets – True BluesCharles Tolliver – Earls WorldLeon Thomas – EchoesJohn Coltrane – SpiritualStanley Cowell – Today, What a Beautiful DayLonnie Liston Smith – Said (Egypt)Roy Brooks & the …

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  • EF29 Dreamcast
    Davon Bryant aka Dreamcast, a lifelong denizen of Washington DC, repurposes some tough experiences into tender moments, creating music that’s vulnerable, haunting, and romantic. For Extended Family, Bryant reaches into his funky, soulful, house heavy collection to present a collage of the cool and the wonderful.
  • EF47 Soso Tharpa
    Soso Tharpa’s bass heavy sound translates to Extended Family 47: Elastic. In a city as small as DC, you can really get to know a DJs sound in about as intimately as a fan can get. Michael Aniekwe’s sound is the type you can recognize from outside the venue. As you walk into the function, your assumptions will be confirmed, more likely than not, and the webs of wandering have pulled you back into the same place. That space falls from uptown Georgia Avenue – where the sounds of Soso Tharpa would be born in the blizzard of ’96. Being …

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DJ mixes from Washington DC and beyond

Extended Family features selectors with various sets of experience and perspectives. The series started in February of 2015 with DJs and musicians from Washington DC.

The mixes are produced not only by practicing DJs but also record shop owners, journalists, musicians, and others.

The mix series is curated by Joyce Lim.