Let me mixtape

The What Are You Listening? -mixtape series is all about music-wine pairing. It brings together carefully selected wines and top mixtapes by the most interesting selectors from the neighbourhood.

Curated by @djaleksialeksi

Graphic design by Aliina Kauranne

№17: Krash Bandicute

Evenings are getting darker and the city is more alive than ever – the magical September is here. ✨💜 For changing season we’re thrilled to have Krash Bandicute @krashbandicute as our guest with her moody yet progressive mix.

”I’ve been feeling a lot of things lately: happy, sexy, nostalgic, drained, fun, tipsy, all things human. This mix is for the factory workers, night shifters, daysleepers, hard workers, wine lovers.” is how she describes the mix.

The wine for this mixtape is Mouressipe Tracassier. It is 100% Grenache from Languedoc- Roussillon, France. This super juicy red wine is perfect for these magical September evenings. You can spot blackcurrant, rasperry and liquorice notes from Tracassier. 🍇💜 Go get yours from Alko Keskusta Stockmann or order to your nearest Alko.

✨💜 Hope you’ll enjoy the mix and the wine as much as we do. ✨💜

The What Are You Listening? -mixtape series is all about music-wine pairing. It brings together carefully selected wines and top mixtapes by the most interesting selectors from the neighbourhood. Curated by DJ Aleksi @aleksialeksialeksi

№16: Irma & Helmz

August full of warm nights and good times. Sweaty dancefloors and great festivals. Excellent music and extraordinary wines. 💜💚

We are super happy to have Irma & Helmz in the mix for these never ending hazy summer nights. @girmiss @helmisilvo @heatstatioon

”You are sitting in a beautiful garden in good company, the table is served with delicious food and wine. You have all the time in the world to just lay back and embrace the moment. Maybe get a little tipsy and grab a partner to dance with and smell the flowers. This is a soundtrack of a fun summer day with danceable rhythms and a hint of psychedelia. Enjoy!” is how they describe the mix. And we will, 100%.

And the perfect wine for this mixtape is Celler Mas Goma’s Alba al Turo. It’s a slightly hazy pet’nat made from Macabeo and it comes from Penedès, Catalonia 🍇 Alba al Turo is super fruity, delicately toasty and the bubbles are just so creamy🍏🍋🍞

Go get yours from Alko Stockmann Helsinki, or various other Alkos in Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa ☀️💛

Hope you’ll enjoy the mix and the wine as much as we do. Aaaaah yesss!

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The What Are You Listening? -mixtape series is all about music-wine pairing. It brings together carefully selected wines and top mixtapes by the most interesting selectors from the neighbourhood. Curated by DJ Aleksi @aleksialeksialeksi

№15: J.Lindroos

Summer at it’s best. 🦋🌞 And we’re thrilled to have @j.lindroos in the mix! 

“I recently went to Tokyo – a city with a very special place in my heart. For this mix I played only Japanese records. Records that make me smile and feels like a big hug. Music mostly about love. Music for drinking wine and enjoying life. Perfect (in my opinion) holiday music to ease off the stress and make you feel good. Kampai!” is how he describes the mix. 🇯🇵

The perfect wine to enjoy with this mixtape comes from Provence, Southern France ☀️ Haru rosé is beautifully hazy, smoothly delicious and ready to guide you into these summer evenings full of colors 💕💐🌞

It is made by Domaine Milan’s third generation winemaker, Theophile. You can spot delicious notes of strawberry, raspberry and flowers🍓🌸 Go get yours from Alko Arkadia or our webshop!

Hope you’ll enjoy the mix and the wine as much as we do!

🦋🌞🧃⛱🍦 Enjoy 🦋🌞🧃⛱🍦

№14: Paha Vaanii

Midnight sun, summer cottage, grilling, sauna, jumping into lake. Those smiles, those sweaty armpits, that dancing in the nightless night. Juhannus is here soon and we’re ready to celebrate.  💚💛

For the midsummer festivities we wanted to invite the pioneering duo of Finnish music – Paha Vaanii aka Laura Vartio & DJ Harvest – to set the mood right. Just click play, open your delicious bottle of natural wine and relax. And btw, this is the first ever mix they’ve ever done. Feeling special! 🌼🐝

”Soundtrack for road-trips and summerhouse porch hanging, rainy days to steamy hot nights. Summer of madness and mystery 2022.” is how they describe the mix.

This time the perfect wine for the mixtape is a Riesling from Nahe tehoon in Germany, produced by PIRI Natural 💕 It’s delicious, fresh and nicely tropical, so absolutely great fit for Midsummer heat 💗🔥 Available In Alko Keskusta Stockmann and our webshop.

Hope you’ll enjoy the mix and the wine as much as we do. And the midsummer ofc!

💚💛 Enjoy 💚💛

№13: Dj Aleksi

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It’s VAPPU  and time to celebrate, enjoy special spring wines and let the music play loud. The best time of the year is here.  For the celebration we thought it’s time to have DJ Aleksi, the curator of the mixtape series, in the mix himself. He’s a familiar smiley face from the neighbourhood music hot spots and this time he’ll bring us some upbeat heaters.  ”I wanted to share these sunny party tracks to be enjoyed with good wines and friends during Vappu. This music makes me fly” is how @aleksialeksialeksi describes the mix.
The wine to enjoy with this joyful mixtape is Joe Chandellier’s ROSÉ PET’NAT 💕💖💘🌺
from Languedoc , France. It’s made of Grenache & Aramon grape, and it’s simply delicious and so beautifully pink
ENJOY
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№12: Katerina

Spring is here, Easter holidays are here, the new mix is here! ✨

We are thrilled to have a multitalented producer, label boss, selector and deejay – Katerina – as our guest for the What Are You Listening -mix series. Inspirational, beautiful, tasty. Just like we love it during these easy sunny days.

”This is music I listen to while relaxing at home with a glass of wine. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do” is how @4everkaterina describes her mix full of jazzy & experimental sounds.

The perfect wine to go with this mix is Sangue dal naso Rosso. It is a full-bodied, easily approachable red that suits many occasions ❤️

Soft tannins and its acidity make it a delicious and enjoyable wine. You can find lots of berry notes, cherry and blueberry, as well as pleasant spicyness 🧡
It’s a perfect wine to bring to Easter table, and it’s quality-price ratio is amazing : 15,50e from Alko 💕 Go get it!

💜✨ Enjoy 💜✨

 

№11: Sansibar

March and the serene spring sun says hello to sleeping nature for the first time. 🌞

This month we are more than happy to have extraordinary Sansibar as our guest with his calm and beautiful listening mix full of cinematic soundscapes and hidden gems. Just p_e_r_f_e_c_t for these sunny days and lovely wines.

”Chic holiday music to enjoy with family and friends!” Is how @sans1bar describes the mix.

The perfect wine to go with this mix is Cristal. 💎 is a complex but fresh and easily drinkable rosé. You can spot pomegranate and strawberry notes! A perfect wine for a spring evening as well as wintery weekend 🌸🌷🍇
Serve chilled! 💘

Hope you’ll enjoy the mix, the wine and the sun as much as we do!

🧡🌞🧡

 

№10: Victoria

February – the glorious month of pulla, friendship and already a bit longer days! And ofc exceptional music-wine pairing. ✨

This month we are excited to have multitalented Victoria as our mixing guest. Vici is known about her balearic high quality selections and here we go again: the mix goes from deep slow vibrations to full on house music energy and back. What a journey!

”Layers of styles to have your groove on. Nothing compares to having good time with good wine.” is how @victoriakaroliina describes the mood.

The perfect wine to go with this mix is Y’A Plus Qu’A 💛 , unfiltered and aromatic wine from Alsace. Suuuper nice one, with or without food! Easygoing and dry, but fruity & notes of exotic fruit🥭

№9: Tane Lee

Happy 2022! There might not be a better way to start the year than with a new What Are You Listening? -mix. We’ll start the year slow and dive deep in to Tane Lee’s dub mix. So relax, sip your favourite wine and let the new energy flow.

”All vinyl from Kingston to Toppila.” is how Tane Lee describes the mix.

The perfect wine to go with this mix is beautiful Il Monte Caro Valpolicella superioure , from the classic region It has wonderful berry notes to it, it’s well balanced and nicely acidic. Perfect for sipping on these crisp winter evenings while listening to great music <3

💜 Enjoy❤️

 

№8: Malla

Put your candles on, get your wine ready and turn up the volume: it’s time for the December edition of the What Are You Listening? -mix. As an ultimate xmas present, we are more than excited to have multitalented Malla as our guest. The mix introduces inspirational tracks behind her own production.

”This is the feeling what came out this time. Quite fast stuff and quite Friday pre-party vibes.” is how she describes the inspirational mix. Hope you’ll love it as we do.

And the wine to enjoy with this mixtape is Perspektive Rot 2018 by our good friends @koppitschwine is a blend of best grape varieties : Blaufränkisch & St.Laurent. A dark, complex and beautifully balanced red wine from the North 💙
Can’t think of a nicer bottle to open on a cold and dark winter evening ❄️ works kinda like a substitute to a warming fireplace (if you’re not lucky enough to own one) 🪵🔥

🖤Enjoy💚

 

№7: DJ Fiskars

Here comes the November sun 🌞 it’s time for the next What Are You Listening? -mix.

This time we are thrilled to have a living legend – DJ Fiskars @fiskars – opening his record collection for us! This mix gives energy, light and rare musical treats for you and your mind.

”70 minutes of god-tier city pop, jazz funk greats, awesome 12”s from Africa… all u need to get ur drink on.” is how DJ Fiskars describes the mix.

The perfect wine to go with this mix is IULI UMBERTA – a beautiful and a bit complex Barbera from Piemonte.

💙Enjoy 💚

№6: emkay

It’s time for the new What Are You Listening? -mix. This time we are pleased to have super multitalented @emkaybymk mixing for the series. This one is pure fire – hope you’ll love it as we do! 💜🧡

”Beginning with a soft start, we smoothly sail through soothing and hypnotic sounds, gently lifting off to a bubbly finish, aimed to make your head bob and your hips swing.” is how she describes the mix.

Recommended wine for this mixtape is Mas Gomà La Volta Brut Nature:

Cava that breaks the bank! Beautifully toasty scent and and a perfectly creamy foam, what else do you need?

💜 Enjoy 🧡

№5: Jese

Endless summer days are turning into starry September nights and the next What Are You Listening -mixtape is here. This time we are thrilled to have DJ Jese – the disco ambassador of Jyväskylä – as our next guest. @dj-jese

”Take a look at the stars and let the music take you there, higher. I tried my best to have a cosmic starry disco night somewhere in the Mediterranean atmosphere in this 100% vinyl mix.” is how he describes the mix.

The wine to go with this mixtape is Cric Cric from the legendary Clos Lentiscus. This 100% Xarel-lo comes in a 1L bottle. Super fresh and crispy white to enjoy with the best people.

💚Have a glass, put more volume and enjoy the moment. 💜

№4: Marju

We’re super pleased to have Marju as the next guest of the What Are You Listening -mixtape series. ✨ @djmarju

”When the sun sets, nocturnal animals begin their wanders and mischiefs. The play continues until the daylight is born again.” is how she describes the magical mix.

The perfect wine for this mix is Weninger Ponzichter – a lighter red with notes of blueberry and black currant, perfect for August evening gatherings. ❤️‍🔥
You Can order yours to any Alko near to You from the webshop!

💛 Enjoy 💛

№3: Jori Hulkkonen

We’re overly happy to have legendary Jori Hulkkonen as the next guest of the mix-series. ✨@theofficialjorihulkkonen

”Suomen pohjoisimmassa merellisessä saaristossa, Kemijoen suistossa valoisan kesäyön hiljaisuudessa, lipuvan kanootin rauhan lailla nämä äänet liikkuvat tyynen sulavasti kohti saunan rantaa, ja vilvoittavan yöuinnin jälkeen, kas lasi tuota maittavaa punaista kultaa.” is how he describes the mix.

The perfect wine for this mix Valtolla Rosso is a dramatic red wine – ripe grape, depth and acidity ♥️

? Enjoy ❤️

№2: Jenifa

Today’s 1st of June and that means another What Are You Listening? -mixtape ❤️ The series is all about music-wine pairing. It brings together carefully selected wines and top quality mixtapes by the most interesting selectors from the neighbourhood.

We’re happy to have Jenifa @jenni-talvikki as the next selector of the series. ”When I close my eyes, I begin to see” is how she describes the mix. So dive deep into the dreamy and mystic summer set by Jenifa now. ✨?‍♂️

The perfect wine for this mix is MaterVi ‘s “Anonimo” . For a rosé wine it’s on the darker side, with lots of depth and beautiful complexity in its taste. ?❤️??
Get it from Alkos : Tukkutori, Käpylä, Eteläesplanadi, Otaniemi and Myrtsi.

? Enjoy ?

№1: Handshaking

We’re happy to have Handshaking as the selector for our first ever episode. ”Walking alone the sparkling coastline overwhelmed by feelings brought by the new season” is how he describes the mix.

The perfect natural wine for this mix is ”RiFol” by Ezio Cerruti. Delicious and bubbly pet’nat with gentle elderflower-vibes and beautiful faded yellow colour.

? Enjoy ?