DRIFT 028: Simon Grab

Drift 28 is perhaps the furthest we've had from club sounds so far and comes from Swiss experimental producer Simon Grab. The co-founder of ganzerplatz sound studios has been an active musician in a wide range of contexts, with a strong punk attitude, always drawing from his roots in dub and noise. As a composer and sound artist, he produces music & sound design for feature films, documentaries, theatre and radio. In live performances and installations Simon Grab uses the venue as an acoustic playground which leads to a truly organic and inimatble approach to his music which caught me compltely off-guard the first time I heard it.

In his recent work, he focuses on reduction, and the peculiarity of self-referential systems. The album 'Anthropocene Panic' (sound-space Records London 2020) follows his recent LP 'Posthuman Species' and the EP 'Extinction' on -OUS records based in Zurich. His 'Diamonds EP' in collaboration with Togolese rapper Yao Bobby and Asian Dub Foundation’s Dhangsha released on Bristol’s LavaLava Records, and has been chosen as one of the Albums of the year 2019 by the online magazine The Quietus. It is truly a brilliant EP and turned my idea of what music can be completely on its head - if you are into unusual or different sounding music then I urge you to go and listen to it!

For his mix, Simon brings some of his own productions which explore rhythmic and pulsating noise before showcasing some of his favourite tracks from genres including noise, ambient and more. The mix twists and turns through deep and experimental soundscapes with whirling bleeps and crackles stamped throughout. Industrial frequencies jump and jitter for the entire hour - this is not mere background music, rather something to be actively listened to and enjoyed.

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DRIFT 028: Simon Grab

Deep and experimental soundscapes with whirling bleeps and crackles stamped throughout.


Choral vocals and lush ambient textures to transport the mind and body.

DRIFT 026: Bolam

A dive into the eclectic taste of one of Edinburgh's rising stars!

DRIFT 025: Tension

Pulsating rhythms and intricate jazz combine in this whirling blend of experimental sounds.

DRIFT 024: Padawan Sound

Deeply layered textures and sounds in this ambient masterpiece.

DRIFT 023: Yorgia Karidi

Experimental brilliance in this live mix from one of Athens' best!

DRIFT 022: Geety

Liquid DnB straight outta brighton filled with jazz and soul!

DRIFT 021: Oisin

New beat, italo and balearic from a superb selector.

DRIFT 020: St. Sunday

Sneaky Pete's and EH-FM's St. Sunday brings a collection of tracks for a rainy day.

DRIFT 019: ona:v

ona:v takes a step back from her usual hard hitting high bpm electro.

DRIFT 018: Hiba

Childhood memories and chilled out classics are the dish of the day for DRIFT 018.

DRIFT 017: Dansa

Palidrone co-head Dansa provides a journey through an experimental electronic landscape.

DRIFT 016: Soundbwoy Killah

UK club frontrunner Soundbwoy Killah brings a range of relaxed garage and smooth beats.

DRIFT 015: Addison

Detach from reality with this mix from Oscilla Sound co-head Addison.

DRIFT 014: Renata

An all-out ambient attack from Rossz Records head Renata.

DRIFT 013: All Night Passion

The Aberdeen outfit bring a laidback version of their signature sound.

DRIFT 012: Sordid Sound System

A true variety of tracks in episode 12 inbound from the U.S.

DRIFT 011: Aidan Smith

Co head of Wack, Aidan compiles a mix of chuggy deep house.

DRIFT 010: Hand-made

Prolific Edinburgh trio hand-made take us through their favourite downtempo tracks.

DRIFT 009: Calum Archibald

B-Side boss man provides the goods for DRIFT 009.

DRIFT 008: Privet

A mix of 100bpm tracks from the heaters head honcho Privet.


Taking the non club theme to its limit, ZDS' mix is a immersive voyage through experimental and ambient sounds.

DRIFT 006: Enqa

Enqa takes us through a variety of genres and styles in his mix for episode 6.

DRIFT 005: Provost

Italo and other chilled out sounds from the Palidrone man.

DRIFT 004: Simzy

A superb selection of experimental electronic beats and deep trippy sounds

DRIFT 003: Mystery Season

Straight from Utrech, Mystery Season hits us with some soulful downtempo.

DRIFT 002: Loch

The second episode comes from Aberdeen, with Loch bringing ambient and more to the series.


We kick off with series head SSID and his space themed mix!