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Oscillate Mix #46 - James Bangura

Washington, D.C. mainstay provides a high energy techno mix with breaks

Oscillate Mix #46 - James Bangura
Artist: James Bangura
Name: Timothy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Current pronouns: he/him/his


The hi-hats of Fracture & Sam Binga’s “Xtatic” are blasting from the set of desktop speakers in my soon-to-leave Berlin apartment while I am writing these lines. It is the 5th time I am listening to the new Oscillate Mix by James Bangura and it still gives me the chills how versatile and flawlessly mixed it is. The energy is captivating from the first beat of Dynoman’s “Past Realities” until the last rolling bassline of Rene Wise’s bonus track “Truffle” and I wished the mix would not end after 1 hour 2 minutes and 17 seconds!Timothy aka James Bangura is a Washington, D.C. based DJ, producer and label owner. He started releasing music in 2014 with his first official release named “Transitions” coming out on London-based Pineal Sounds in 2018. Since then Timothy has been putting out a constant flow of high quality releases on labels like Vanity Press Records, Mister Saturday Night Records, Haus of Altr, Banoffee Pies and Art-E-Fax and started his own label Percussion Functions with an 8-track compilation in 2019. Alongside Nativesun and Amal, Bangura started the super group Black Rave Culture which is at the heart of a new generation of Black artists reclaiming the roots of techno and making long overdue changes to the narratives about its origins. They released their self-titled debut album on the NYC label Haus of Altr in May 2021. Timothy is constantly working on new music and there might be an album coming out soon!

https://www.instagram.com/_james_bangura/
https://www.instagram.com/percussionfunctions/
https://www.instagram.com/brc_dc/
https://jamesbangura.bandcamp.com/music

Current influences: “Dauwd, J.Albert, and Leon Vynehall. All three really push their sound while also maintaining characteristics that are signature to them.”

Motivation:
“My mother will always be a constant motivation for me but also the desire to make or do something impactful.”
Timothy recommends this charity to look into and consider donating to: Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund(PCRF): https://www.pcrf.net/

Track list
Dynoman - Past Realities
Undivulged - Bliep Bliep
Isaiah - Go Get It
D4N - Between Voices
Mark Hawkins - Shibuya
Physical Therapy - 2 Tears (Ladies Night Dub)
Fracture & Sam Binga - Xtatic
Phasmid - Dusted
DJ CDQ - International
Monotronique - Flow Time
Azu Tiwaline & Al Wootton - Blue Dub
DJ Shuffle Master - Escalation (Mayudepth Remix)
JR2K - Sun Anthem
Dj D ReDD - Plasma
1FM, Truncate, Ricardo Garduno - Adult Affix
Oliver Kapp - Tomorrow People (Blue Mix)
Sinistermind - Purple
Joton - All Tomorrow’s Parties
Robert Hood - In Basements
Rene Wise - Truffle

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