Formerly known as Games, Ford & Lopatin are the Brooklyn duo Joel Ford and Daniel Lopatin. Daniel has already caught the attention of many in his other guise as Oneohtrix Point Never, but together this pair combine to produce sci-fi synth pop that sounds like the soundtrack to a long-lost 80s teen movie.
Their mix, MASTERSOFZOOLOGY, takes its name from an Afu-Ra track – a personal favourite of the duo – and is an expertly selected mix of 80s gems.
Here’s what the chaps had to say about their mix:
"typically we're asked to do way slower disco/boogie/synth-pop mixes. For this one we wanted to do something mellower and more eclectic. The mix traverses jams that we love respectively and have influenced us over the years.
Ending it with our favourite pure techno AFX track is a good indication of our state of mind going into, what will surely be, another sticky New York City summer."