Mishka Presents: Passions - Music Without Tears

May 15, 2009


About The Mix:

From Passions: I'd been planning on making a goth/post-punk/industrial mix for at least a year now, as more and more it's what I found myself listening to as well as making, but it never quite panned out. My friend Sandra Chi took me to see Ipso Facto play at Cakeshop (she had illustrated a t-shirt for them), and I was quickly introduced to the musical world of Disc Error Recordings. Here was exactly the kind of new music I was longing to hear, and right around the same time Mikhail asked me to do a goth mix for Mishka; suddenly everything seemed to fall into place and so did this mix. Ciaran O'Shea (founder of Disc Error and long term artistic collaborator with The Horrors) and Sandra gratefully did artwork that perfectly complimented what I wanted to express. Hopefully even those who have no interest in "goth" or "dark" music will hear why I am so proud of this mix, and so excited by this music.

The mix also features exclusive content from London's based label Disc Error. Disc Error is at the forefront of the burgeoning UK darkwave scene, having emerged from the legendary South-end party Junk Club. Disc Error has almost single handedly redefined the sound of young London with bands such as Ipso Facto, Ulterior, Micron 63 and Factory Floor.

Cover artwork and design by Sandra Chi & Ciaran O'Shea

About Passions:
Passions was formed in the summer of 2006 by Brooklyner Ben Deitz, originally incorporating influences as disparate as early 80's punk and industrial to the dance music culture from which Deitz made his name (as former Trouble & Bass wunderkind Math Head). Passions' explosive debut single Emergency, for French tastemaker label Kitsune, swept the dance charts instantly, gaining acclaim from artists, magazines and blogs worldwide, and earning praise from Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Fischerspooner and more. After perfecting a riotous style of electro punk with a multitude of remixes and chaotic live shows, the sound of Passions has evolved into an outlet for hauntingly bleak post punk explorations that evoke Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division.

About Mishka:

A New York City fixture, Mishka has spent the past 5 years carving their own way through the often homogenous streetwear world. Developing from a small T-shirt upstart to the now full-blown cut & sew powerhouse, Mishka has become synonymous in the industry with creativity and originality, consistently inspiring (and sometimes offending) with designs that stay true to the D.I.Y./Punk ethos Mishka is well known for. Both nostalgic and forward looking with that unusual ability to influence the influencers, Mishka continues to be the brand to look for and trust to deliver the utmost in quality and design. Mishka’s collections are available worldwide in only the finest shops.

1. UK Decay - Unexpected Guest
2. Micron63 - No Divide
3. Joy Division - Means To An End
4. Pylon - Danger
5. Public Image Limited - Annalisa
6. Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant
7. Nine Inch Nails - Ringfinger
8. Passions - Sentiment (Instrumental)
9. Death In June - Fields
10. Cabaret Voltaire - Landslide
11. SPK - A Heart That Breaks (In No Time And Place)
12. Ulterior - Weapons (Zlaya Remix)
13. New Order - 586 (Peel Sessions Version)
14. Death In June - The Calling Mk II
15. Black Strobe - Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix)
16. Micron63 - Death Is Colder Than Love
17. Huoratron - Corporate Occult (Passions Remix)
18. Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop
19. Throbbing Gristle - Adrenaline
20. Alien Sex Fiend - Get Into It
21. New Order - Ecstasy
22. Suicide - Mr. Ray
23. Sonic Youth - Killin Yr. Idols
24. Ipso Facto - Baulderdash
25. Damn Arms - The Cormorant
26. Wire - On Returning
27. Oto - Anyway
28. Bauhaus - Dancing
29. The Cure - Primary
30. Passions - Composure (Instrumental)
31. Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
32. David Bowie - Subterraneans

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