Chrome Sparks Skirts SoundCloud With Delightful ‘Fixtape’


For the first forty-five seconds of Chrome Sparks mix, Solé Fixtape Vol. 24 –he’s just talking. Why? Soundcloud has a rule that if you use a mix that samples music that wasn’t cleared–well, that’s not ok. So Chrome Sparks, born Jeremy Malvin, found a way to skirt the rule: talk.

All jokes aside, this mix is fantastic. The Michigan based producer has had our attention ever since his debut EP. In the Soundcloud description, Malvin explained some of his inspiration (copied below). You can catch him performing April 11th at 1015 Folsom. Get tickets here.

If you’re anything like me, you need some serious, possibly clinical help getting up in the morning. If you and I have anything else in common, it might be that the last thing in the world you want to put on while thinking about trying to begin getting out of bed is dance music. Give me Boards Of Canada or give me snooze. How then does BoC turn into grinding you coffee beans, putting on pants, and feeling like your diem is in dire need of carpe-ing?

This mix was made with these thoughts in mind. It starts off with the sounds to which I usually sleep— William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops. following this, the first third is for assimilating into awareness. The next two thirds are for getting your pants on and moving your damn body. And then there’s Todd Rundgren because, well, sometimes I don’t know what to feel.

This is the twenty-fourth installment of the fixtapes presented by Solé Bicycles in association with Snowball Festival. A curated monthly mixtape series with the sole purpose to showcase our favorite artists’ tunes that both inspire and move them. Vibe with us as you ride off into the future.

-Chrome Sparks