We wanted to drop in and point your attention to DJ Platurn’s superb mix of Icelandic music! If you recall from last season’s episodes 148 and 149 (“In Conversation with DJ Platurn - Parts 1 and 2”, see below) Plat discussed his upbringing and the varied influences on his musical talents and inspirations. He spoke about the mix and even gave Sama a behind-the-scenes listen, literally bringing Sama to tears with fantastic funk and soul tunes never-heard before. And now, as of last month, the mix is released to the world. Part 1 is available on Soundcloud, but the real kicker is the 2xCD packaged with a 16-page book, for sale on Fatbeats. It is available for pre-order so go over there and check it out! You don’t want to miss this one. The release date is set for April 13, 2018.
Here’s the description taken from the fatbeats site where the 2xCD is available:
Double disc all vinyl DJ mix packaged in 16 page high quality digibook with extensive liner notes, rare photos, & free download code. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
Breaking the Ice is an extended mix of rare—mostly never before heard—Icelandic tracks that are heavily underscored with funk, soul, disco, and in-the-pocket rhythms, all of which are expertly mixed by renowned DJ and turntablist, DJ Platurn. The music presented has been compiled through a lifetime of collecting, while others have been passed down through Platurn’s familial, musical roots. The packaging includes rare photos, via Platurn's father Magnus Thordarson, and other ephemera from Iceland's small yet vibrant music scene during the late 1960s thru the early 1980s. The release also features extensive liner notes by longtime music journalist David Ma, couching the music’s history as well and the region’s bygone era in which it arose.