Stream Chrome Spark's Astral Mix for Hive

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On this latest mix for MTV Hive, Brooklyn-based produer and DJ Chrome Sparks fluidly navigates the worlds of choppy instrumental hip-hop and percussive electronic production. In the vein of Four Tet or Neon Indian, Sparks shows a taste for dusty, clap-happy tracks. “Black Ink” by Airhead (who plays guitar in James Blake’s live band) is a standout favorite for Malvin, along with Machinedrum's “GBYE” and DJ Rashad's “Rollin.” “When I first heard ‘GBYE’ I couldn’t put on another song for days.  I would hear other songs, but I longed for them to be 'GBYE,'” he tells Hive. “And every other time I open my mouth I’m singing ‘rolling down the/rollin down the/rolling down the lonely highway’ because of how obsessed I am with that DJ Rashad track.” Malvin mixes in a few of his own tracks too, including the fluttering “Marijuana,” snare-rattling “Lookin @ Me” and a promising unfinished demo. Scroll down to view the entire tracklist of this atmospheric mix.


Dimlite- Kitty Cradle Frog

Airhead- Black Ink

Short Stories- On The Way

Lone- Dream Girl/Sky Surfer

Machinedrum- GBYE

DJ Rashad- Rollin

Daisuke Tanabe- Harmonics Pt 2

Chrome Sparks- Marijuana

Doshy- Plastic

Chrome Sparks- Lookin @ Me

Chrome Sparks- demo

Alias- Wanna Let It Go

Dabrye- Bloop

Ssaliva- Masq

TOKiMONSTA- Withseoul

Moods- Love Is Real

Mux Mool- Skulltaste

Kona Triangle- Air Lock