ara koufax: music to...show your uber driver

Bliss out to the lush sounds of this mix by the Melbourne beatmakers including favourites old and new.

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Ara Koufax is the musical project of Sam Gill and Luke Neher, who are also the producers behind the longer serving Naysayer & Gilsun. Signed to Cut Copy's label, Cutters Records, they make paired back, crisp beats and sweet soundscapes to make you move.

For this Music To... they've "put together a mix of old and new favourites that are bubbling away for us at the moment - tracks that have stirred serious evangelism and made us wrestle for the auxiliary cable at friend's houses and in pre-club Ubers...Obsessively hunting, sharing and being shown music that elicits that kind of feeling is just so much fun, and having the opportunity to boil the fruits of that search down into a coherent DJ set or mix is just as exciting." 


Ara Koufax - Makers

Nils Penner - Master Petz

Henrik Schwarz - Feel Da Vibe

Osborne - Afrika

Tirzah - Make It Up (Club Edit)

Dude Energy - Renee Running

Maya Danon - Dazed

Tom Trago - Hidden Heart of Gold

Laurie Anderson - Walking & Falling

Melchior Productions Ltd. - Rite Of Passage

Soul Capsule - Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night...
Change - A Lover's Holiday (LNTG Muscle Mix)

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes...
Portishead - Glory Box...or maybe Scorn which is the B-Side remix depending on how fiery the argument is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Music to kiss and make up to...
Mary Clark - Take My I'm Yours...or In Flagranti - Different From The Rest

Music to heal a broken heart...

Paul Mac ft. Peta Morris - Just The Thing. That's enough for a broken heart. The Stephen Allkins remix gives is very nice and 8 minutes long but nobody has uploaded it to youtube.

Music to get high to...
Spacemen 3 - Come Down Easy...or The Nonce - Keep it On

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent...

DJ Koze - XTC

Music to take a long drive to...
Can - Ege Bamyasi

Music to walk down the aisle to...
Julia Holter - Goddess Eyes II

Music you'd like played at your funeral...

Timbaland - Apologize ft. OneRepublic

Music to have sex to...
Blondes - You Mean So Much To Me

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
Rihanna - Birthday Cake (Ara Koufax Edit) [Unreleased]

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger...
Ana Helder - Next Club

Music to make even the wallflowers dance...
Fania All Stars - Ella Fue (She Was The One)

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise...
Four Tet dedicated half an album to this.

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Arvo Part - Spiegel im Spiegel (in the best possible way)

If you'd like to hear them live, Ara Koufax are throwing an EP release party with Bobby Boomerang (Cut Copy), Darcy Baylis (DJ Set) and Brooke Powers at Lounge on February 19.