[Guest Mix 002] James A. McDermid :: Midnight in Europe

James A. McDermid is a creative visionary that we’ve been following for sometime now. With his recent trilogy completed, dedicated to his late sister, Harriet (read more about that here), James opens a few new chapters in the book of his busy diverse life in 2019…

The first, which we’re absolutely thrilled to present to you today: a guest mix, entitled Midnight in Europe.

James A. McDermid – Midnight in Europe (AG Guestmix 002)

Tracklist

  1. Japan | Nightporterhttps://www.discogs.com/master/view/74436
  2. Durutti Column | Smile in this Crowdhttp://www.thedurutticolumn.com/shop.php
  3. Dead Can Dance | Cantarahttps://www.deadcandance.com/
  4. Alphaville | Summer in Berlinhttps://www.alphaville.info/
  5. The Forgemasters | Stresshttps://www.discogs.com/master/view/79598
  6. LFO | New Agehttps://www.discogs.com/LFO-We-Are-Back-Remix/release/20821
  7. Six String Malfunction | Next Time Foreverhttps://www.discogs.com/Six-String-Malfunction-Kirlian/release/3130437
  8. Seefeel | Rupthttps://warp.net/releases/succour/
  9. Mark van Hoen | Real Lovehttps://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/track/real-love
  10. Kaffe Matthews | Advent Herring Part 3https://kaffematthews.bandcamp.com/album/cd-ann-2
  11. Janek Schaefer | Rapid Xativahttps://www.discogs.com/Janek-Schaefer-Pulled-Under/release/117204
  12. Benoît Pioulard | Corpus Chanthttps://pioulard.bandcamp.com/track/corpus-chant
  13. Beirut | Un Dernier Verrehttps://www.beirutband.com/
  14. Sufjan Stevens | Fourth of Julyhttps://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/track/fourth-of-july

As a guest mix should be completely fueled by individual creativity, McDermid took a trip down memory lane to revisit the process of growing up, maybe coined as evoking a sense of pure fun on radiating summer days, or the warmth of spectating a winter snowfall. On the flip-side of things, McDermid visited electronic heroes to the scene like Benoît Pioulard. One such example, Pioulard, is an artist who has gone above and beyond to commit sonic creations and pour emotion into wavy sound — again committing to music making us stronger.

Taking this idea into a full circle, McDermid injected even more of his personal DNA into this project by entwining clips from some of his favo[u]rite films into the mix. Creativity at its absolute best, Midnight in Europe encompasses the feelings and emotions McDermid encapsulates in his own productions. Such emotive value is notated through sonic sound production on his original productions: Ghost Folk [Polar Seas], Tonal Glints [KrysaliSound], Kern-Host [Whitelabrecs] & Sunshine and Dust [Cathedral Transmissions]. Additionally, James’ work can be found on his Bandcamp, which we suggest following him at to stay informed.

Happy New Year from James and AG!

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