There’s always something coming out the speakers in the Ticket Arena office, so we thought we’d share some of the sonic splendours that soundtrack all of our hard work. Now a weekly feature that brings a different artist to the fore each Thursday, the TA Mix Of The Week scours the vaults for some of our favourite sets of old and keeps a beady eye out for the classics of the future, serving up a taste of the artists that make us happy to do what we do.
Bristol’s got a rich music heritage, and south western native Shanti Celeste stands as one of our favourite musical talents to have burst from the city’s rich scene. An outstanding producer and an extremely bumping DJ, Shanti has deployed a combination of rich natural talent and exceptional hard work to get to where she is today, and her latest mix for the FACT Magazine series shows that where she’s at is the very top of the game.
Now heading up the label Peach Discs after a move from Bristol to Berlin, Shanti has been busy with a variety of projects over the past year, running the label, touring extensively and constructing club banger after club banger, and yet still finds time to explore musical territories that only the most diligent diggers stumble upon. Enjoying the chance to show off the spoils of her musical excavations in FACT’s 607th mix, Shanti moved through slow atmospheric buildup tracks into some of the smoothest, sensual techno you’re likely to hear anywhere, with slow attack strings rising and falling like waves before jacking electro synths bring about a more energetic conclusion. A set of real quality from one of our absolute favourite selectors, this one was made to be this week’s Mix Of The Week.
Shanti Celeste can be caught back in the UK when she plays London festival Sunfall on Saturday 12th August. The festival, which takes place at Brockwell Park, features Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Larry Heard, Peggy Gou and many more killer acts from across the dance music spectrum, with after parties planned at some of London’s best venues for when the daylight ends.
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