The Teklife Berlin bureau chief sends host DJ Taye a dispatch of frenetic beats, breaks, and juke jams.
Teklife’s start—and it’s heart—is in Chicago, but the crew has been taking its distinct brand of dance music worldwide for years, spreading out to both coasts of the U.S. and juking across oceans. This month’s mix, the final entry of 2018, comes from Berlin, Germany, where DJ Paypal has set up a European home base for the crew. Paypal wields equal parts soul and cold, with new jams and fresh takes on Teklife classics. DJ Taye also steps in the mix to help tease Tayepal, the pair’s new collaborative project set to drop on the first day of 2019. Don’t sleep.