The Dirt Issue

Potting Mix: An Ode to the Earth

Black Planet. Emergent Strategy. Tribalismo.


This issue's mixtape is presented by Sienna Fekete, a Brooklyn, NY-based radio and podcast producer, curator, and co-founder of Chroma, a cross-disciplinary creative studio centering womxn of color.

"The mix is an ode to the earth," writes Fekete in a recent artist statement about the immersive, undulating, and highly danceable mix. "I incorporated many genres: dancehall, gqom, tarraxa, house, baile funk, techno, 2-step, and some Estonian music from Velly Joonas."

The sonic storyteller is a well-known DJ, editor, and archivist in the New York sound community, but this is her first-ever recorded mix. Drawing from her close-knit music community and several deep cut samples––from the animated children's series "The Magic School Bus" to Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" series––Fekete takes listeners through a lush, vibrant, underground soundscape that's teeming with life.

"I hope everyone can enjoy the mix, move their body, and discover something new within."

Track List

Equiknoxx - A Rabbit Spoke To Me When I Woke Up

Kemikal - Hi
DJ Monk & Tico - Good Body Girl (Serum Remix)
DJ Chad Kizomba - BelaRRaxa
MC Buzzz - Tudo Pasa
Kelman Duran - De La Mañana
Umfang - Glass Escalator
Crystallmess - Fear Of A / Black Planet
DC Salas - Tropical Weirdness
Toxe - Kiss Kiss
Ikonika - Sarsariya
OMAAR - Tribalismo
RudeBoyz - Major Turn Up
Free At Last - I'm Sorry (I Don't Want to Know)
Rye Rye x MC 2D - Shake It Danca
Ca$h Out - Cashin Out (Ca$h Out x DJ CLEO) (Dyani Edit)
Terror Danjah - Juicy Patty (Blackdown's Big Size 12 Remix)
Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers (Sunship Mix)
Color Plus - Bwom
Ariel Zetina - Writings on the Wall
DJ Swisha - Hype Funk Loop
Cardi B - I Like It (J Wax Remix)
Color Plus - Pum Plate
3 of A Kind - Babycakes
Kush Jones - Walk Walk Walk
Umfang - Riven
Cyan85 - Bubble Gangster Tech
TSVI - The Healer
Lil Uzi Vert - P2
Velly Joonas - Stopp Seisku

Emergent Strategy (Adrienne Maree Brown)