Guest Mix: m50 – Trying To Stay Hopeful


Our man m50 is heavily involved in the Chicago techno/house scenes as you can tell from the impressive collection of flyers featuring his name on them on his site. He also does a radio show on Chicago’s WNUR which you can find archives of here. His production and remix talents have seen light on labels like Mathematics, soundshift, and more under the alias Area. We are pleased to bring you his mix of deep house and techno.


Model 500 – Starlight (Intrusion Dub) – Starlight – Echospace
Exozz – Orangeblue – Rhythm Method Vol. 2 – Mosaic
Theorem v Stewart Walker – Recoil – Recoil – M_nus
Nolian Reusse – Lover’s Jak – Images – Mathematics
Manmade Science – Get Your Head Up (Soulphiction Dub) – Akiele – Philpot
Moodymann – Small Black Church Pt 2 – Inspirations From A Small Black Church On The Eastside Of Detroit – KDJ
Common Factor – Will – [untitled] – Planet E
$tinkworx – Los Gatos Lloros – Los Gatos Lloros EP – Delsin
The Other People Place – Lifestyles Of The Casual – Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe – WARP
Hieroglyphic Being – Liquid Sex – Liquid Sex – Spectral Sound
Theo Parrish – Ebonics – Ebonics – Sound Signature
Steevio – The State Is Out Of Date – Beyondness – Mindtours
Stewart Walker – White Noise On The Horizon – Jetfuel and Longing – Belief Systems
John Beltran – Alda (Nostalgic Edit) – Nostalgic – Groovia Sound Project
John Beltran – Mutualism – Part 1 – Stryax Leaves

Download the mix here.


  1. chrisdisco says:

    great tracklisting. thanks for sharing.

  2. chrisdisco says:

    i really enjoyed this mix. thanks.

  3. Joe H says:

    oh yeah! straight in for this one. thanks

  4. kuri says:

    tight mix here. classic wax smack down.

  5. cz says:

    you should put the tracklistings behind a cut. this is exactly the kind of mix i wish i hadn’t seen the tracklist for first.

  6. Mike says:

    Because the element of surprise is a lovely thing.

  7. lerosa says:

    nice one. top scores for ebonics, one of those tunes that just keeps me pinned down/

  8. m50 says:

    ah, thank you for listening

  9. m50 says:

    props for your tunes as well

  10. j.fine says:

    this mix is fucking DOPE

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