Firmly locked in the space between effervescent 80s mall pop and 2000s MTV-friendly R&B is the creative impulse behind many of the tracks featured on Barcelona-based producer Alizzz‘s latest mixtape for DOVP Magazine. That’s not a slight though – the sugary, synth-laden and thumping content saturates the eardrum with the aural equivalent of teen-girl giggles and positive, relaxing vibes.

Cosigned by the likes of Mad Decent Records (he released his 2014 Sunshine EP on their free-to-download Jeffrees imprint), this mix fleshes out his current inspirations and pairs them favorably next to also-established global “future bass” names including Baauer, Salva and Lido, as well as current “chip-tune” favorites like UK’s PC Music boss A.G. Cook and fellow Mad Decent-affiliated band Anamanaguchi.

Three of Alizzz’s own productions (one an original, two edits) make it on here, too. His collaboration with Promnite on “So High” feels like 2005-era Jay-Z and Pharrell vibes with a Timbaland bassline. All of these now-classic themes are of course heard with modern ears, thus making them now timeless. Not free-to-download but certainly available to stream, clocking in at 35-plus minutes, it definitely deserves multiple plays.

TRACKLIST

  • Slumberjack – Body Cry (feat. Father Dude)
  • Sophie – Hard
  • Alli_Simpson – Why Im Single (Lido Remix)
  • Livii – Cmon
  • Baauer – One Touch feat. AlunaGeorge (VIP RMX)
  • Sophia Grace – Best Friends (Y2K Remix)
  • Skylar Spence – Fiona Coyne (Maxo Yo yomix)
  • Alizzz x Promnite – So High (ft Santell & Fly Union)
  • Anamanaguchi – Pop it
  • Kane west – power of social media
  • Point Point – doubleOreo
  • Salva – Freaky Dancing
  • Spinee – Pretty Green
  • Billon – Special feat Maxine Ashley (Danny L Harle remix)
  • How To Dress Well – Repeat Pleasure (A. G. Cook Remix)
  • Houdinne – Let Go
  • Noah breakfast x HWLS – 004
  • Makonnen – Tuesday (Alizzz remix)
  • Kid Astray – Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)
  • Branchez – Truth
  • GFOTY – Don’t Wanna / Let’s Do It
  • Milo Mills – Sweeter Than Rice Cake
  • Tielsie – Palette