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Druid Cloak Mix

Notoriously mysterious, and as-yet anonymous, little is known about the elusive man behind the Druid Cloak moniker. His first interactions with music were rooted in a passionate love of hip-hop, but eventually grew to encompass everything from metal to drum 'n bass to house and big beat. His musical mantra is simply to "make what the earth tells me," hinting at the mystical nature of his identity as Druid Cloak, while simultaneously nodding to his love of fantasy and sci-fi. Druid Cloaks fluid future-garage beats and bass-driven soundscapes garnered interest when he debuted on Kastle's label Symbols Recordings, with The Grove, a four-track EP infused with his signature otherworldly sound.

Druid Cloak's exclusive mix for SSENSE is a more vigorous take on his usual sound, opening with his own upbeat production, Blue Flame. Tracks from Cashmere Cat, Branchez, Skream, and Kastle are offered alongside remixes from Woz, Kon, JMSM, and Druid Cloak himself.

Tracklist

Druid Cloak Blue Flame

Dauwd And

Jaw Jam The Truth (Lockah Remix)

Tessela Hackney Parrot

Obey City Heli Pad

Tony Quattro & Doctor Jeep ft B.Ames Forth & Seek

Salva Get A Life

Floyd Campbell Tension

iO Sounds AFDW

Kry Wolf Concrete (Woz Remix)

Seapoint Lunar Eve (Kon Remix)

Kastle So You (Druid Cloak Nethermix)

Ana Sia Cleverboy

Breach Jack

Cashmere Cat Kiss Kiss (LidoLido Remix)

Jimmy Edgar Hot Inside

Imami Madhouse

Kastle Make You Stay (featuring JMSN)

Hydrabadd Sanctuary (Druid Cloak Remix)

Lil' Wayne ft 2 Chainz Days & Days

813 Espoir Voyage

Deebs Fillet

Dj Clap Friends

Ticklish No1ButU

Skream ft Sam Frank Under the City Lights (DJ Paypal Remix)

Branchez That Ish

Dark Sky Double U

Surkin ft Canblaster Stronger

Blood Diamonds ft Dominic Lord Barcode (Clicks & Whistles Remix)

Deadboy Nova

Druid Cloak Archpriest

The Nineties Called

The Nineties Called

That Sweet Oblivion didn’t push Screaming Trees into the stratosphere is something of a mystery. It’s the Screaming Trees’ landmark release, one that saw them abandoning whatever punk roots they had and delving deeper into some kind of 70s rock-inspired locale (not unlike Tad, and maybe even Soundgarden). It’s rough and garage-y, but also dirty and psyche-rocky. It’s easily the most consistent of the bands’ catalog, but fate somehow conspired to keep the masses away from this band, which could easily have been as big as Alice In Chains. Some suggest that its release date was too close to Singles, and that the album never received the push it needed to be a standalone entry in the genre.