MOTORIST BANKIE PHONES RETURNS TO THE MIX SERIES AND BRINGS US TO THE EDGE OF DISASTER.
Collective resident and live hardware act Bankie Phones (Frankie Crescioni) brings the beats for another bumping yet comically dark entry in our monthly series. Themes such as mortality and individuality are pondered alongside love and relationships as the mix traverses categories from robotic electro-futurism, synth-pop, and dark techno to house and new wave. The diversity of tracks is augmented by Bankie’s precise use of drum machines to propel the narrative, causing heads to bob, feet to tap, hips to shake.
Frankie’s techno-love started in his hometown of Minneapolis where he rolled with the Intelliphunk crew, playing raw live material at parties with the likes of Surgeon, DVS1, Centrific, Motor (no relation), Doubt, Dustin Zahn, among others. Landing in Seattle circa 2010, a bill shared with Gavin Russom and Naughty Wood at the now defunct Electric Tea Garden brought more bookings and collaborations around town and subsequently landed Frankie at the MOTOR Collective.
Bankie Phones’ recent releases include VHS and cassette tapes for Minneapolis label Always Human. His live set has been compared to a bad acid trip, and he is celebrated on the internet for his digital art and gifs that juxtapose the horror and comedy of everyday life.
To keep things interesting, this month we also have a giveaway up for grabs. Snag a copy of our latest cassette, Diamond Eye by IVVY, if you are the first to correctly ID the track title and artist that is listed as Unknown in the tracklist below. Like our FB page, share the FB Post of Bankie’s Mix, ID it in the comments, and the tape is yours!
Hype Williams - untitled
Jean Stephan Regottaz - Interference
Nimoy - Pigeon is Prey
Goudron - Grand River
Roland Young - Edge of Disaster
Bankie Phones - Delusions of Love
La Vampires with Maria Minerva - Seasons Change
Lena Willikens - Mari Ori
Luke Eargoggle - …Of Being
UNKNOWN TRACK/ARTIST - BE THE FIRST TO NAME IT AND WIN A MOTOR TAPE!
Hardcorps - Desolation Land
Manhunter - North Pole
Hillary - Drop Your Pants
Gladio - Caligula
I-F - Test Pattern A1
HOM - Somn (Identity Theft Mix) [MTR002]
Elecktroids- Future Tone
Solid Space - 10th Planet
Ceephax - Natural Spectrum
Drexcyia - Powers of the Deep
Body Boys - Nosebleed
Autobahn - Do You Like This Beat?
Oct-ron - Understand_ng That You Don’t (Bankie Phones Re-edit)
Uneven Eyeliner - Apathy is Disease
Robert Görl - Mit Dir
Algebra Suicide - Little Dead Bodies
Drum machine support: Jomox Xbase 09, Modified TR-606, Akai Rhythm Wolf
Download Link: https://soundcloud.com/motor-collective/mtrmx017
Mix Length: 01:19:16
Check out Bankie’s previous entry in the Mix Series: https://soundcloud.com/motor-collective/mtrmx005-bankie-phones-motor-mix-series