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MIXTAPE MONDAYS! With mixes from Bathetic Records, Slumberland Records, The Find Magazine, and La 3h Heure!
Hope everyone had a fantastic time ringing in the new year. Day one of 2012 couldn’t have been more perfect for me. I spent most of it at the beach, so wanted to include a pic of my amazing day above. Below are some of the best compilations to come out recentlly, with an array of music and genres, so there is something for everyone. Enjoy!
Bathetic Records - Expressway Curated by Dirty Beaches and William Cody Watson
Bathetic Records just released a free 2012 compilation as a way to say thanks for a great 2011 and kick off 2012 with a bang. The mix was curated by Alex Zhang Huntai of Dirty Beaches, and William Cody Watson of Pink Priest. With contributions from both both Dirty Beaches and WCW, Lee Noble, Ela Orleans, Cough Cool, Speculator and lots more, it’s a fantastic way to celebrate 2012.
Bob42jh Films About Ghosts Mix for The Find Magazine
The self proclaimed “humanitarian for hip hop,” Youtube channel C-leb has dropped another fantastic mix for The Find Magazine. Earlier this year, Bob captured my heart with his 42 song compilation called Fallen Skies along with his label’s first compilation and release, Friends and Family. Bob focuses on jazzy instrumental tunes with lots of hip hop and Japanese influences. Obscure is an understatement, but nonetheless, there are always plenty of gems to be uncovered. Jamz from Evenings, Emancipator, Urban Romantic City, Paul Dateh and more on this mix.
The French music blog that scowers the net for everything you could ever want when it comes to indie music, just posted a “Best of December,” Mix that I am really loving. I have discovered some new faves, and been reminded of some of the best music that came out this month. New tracks from The Weeknd, Silver Swans, Sun Angels, Planningtorock, and School of Seven Bells, plus a great Gang Gang Dance remix.
Looks like it’s shaping up to be an incredible year for Slumberland Records already. This new sampler of tunes is a perfect example. My faves on the mix so far have been from The Weekend, Veronica Falls, Neverever, Devon Williams and Sea Lions. Bring on 2012.
Stream Slumberland’s Best of Winter 2012 Sampler below.
GITNB’s Soundcloud Silver Balls of the Week w/LCD Soundsystem, Papercutz, Nixon Nights, xxyyxx, Albatross, Balam Acab, The Weeknd, and Isaac The Chris
It’s the most gluttonous time of the year! I stuffed my proverbial stocking full of all kinds of musical wonderment just for you! Fuck it. Even lit an extra candle on the Menorah. Please enjoy my Soundcloud picks of the week with your favorite holiday beverage. Garnish with thyme.
Whatever you celebrate, I hope you do it with your pants down and bottoms up. Happy Christkwanzanaka!
LCD Soundsystem Live Alone (Toby Tobias Remix)
Nixon Nights The Activist
Papercutz Silent Night
Balam Acab vs The WeekndMoon Outside (TLS Mashup)
Issac The ChrisWicked Game (Final DJs 2011 Funky Bass Remix)
In Case You Missed It Over the Weekend…
My weekend was almost five days long and I’m so not ready to go back to the real world. Take a peek at all the goodies you missed while you were busy being a glutton. (Click the link to see what you missed)
Also, I got the new IPhone 4S over the weekend, super pumped about it. See pic below.
The Videos That Made My Week (of giving thanks) Awesome:
The Weeknd is our generation’s ENYA. As far as videos are concerned anyways. The group’s first official video, for the track “The Knowing,” confirms that fact. Bring on the Never Ending Storyesque fantasy world of longing gazes from the highest window inside a dark castle, naked black and white figures floating through space, endless night skies, geometric shapes surrounded by fire and ice, and shadows. Everything is shaded. Always. Not mad at all.
"The Weeknd is not perhaps the most obvious artist for a bubbly UK funky remix, but what do you know, this works just fine. UK funky stalwarts Funkystepz add drums and keys, nothing fancy, to one of the best (and simplest) Weeknd songs to make an effective new version of “Rolling Stone.” The best part is the FUNKYSTEPZ drop right after the emotional falsetto I got you… Just in case you forgot what you were listening to.”-The Fader
Yeah, cuz it’s a cover. Andre Nickatina “A-Yo” (for yay-o) up in hhuurrrrr. Way to be “right on top of that Rose,” Fader Magazine.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of The Weeknd, it’s just not their beat. Whatever, I’m over it. Enjoy the original, The Weeknd’s version, as well as this spacey Euro trash remix, and send yr hate mail to: email@example.com
MIXTAPE MONDAYS featuring mixes by The Weeknd’s Dropxlife, Sleep Over, Air France and Essay.
I’m always fascinated and extremely curious about where artists’ influence comes from. So this week I’ve collected some of the latest and greatest mixtapes from a few of my favorite artists, Air France, Sleep Over, The Weeknd and Essay, that really showcase a wide variety of sounds from Bollywood, Avant Garde, Ambient and beyond. Enjoy!
Dropxlife is the side project of one of the master beatmakers behind the boot knocking jamz released by The Weeknd. His mysterious Youtube channel provides a series of dark and ambient beats that give you a glimpse of the layers behind The Weeknd’s infectious sound.
The Swedish duo recently released one of my favorite songs of the year "It Feels Good To Be Around You", a tropical-infused beat with lovely swirling vocals, that I can’t get enough of. This mix is a peak at where their influence comes from. Real cool.
Air France – It Feelz Good 2 B Around U (Jasement Baxx Remix) Tiny & Breezy – Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please Clams Casino – I’m God Musiq Soulchild – So Beautiful (Lapalux’s Bootleg Remix) Disclosure – Blue You Team EZY – Get Me High Apollo Brown – Never In A Million Years Bruises – Night Cartridge Holy Other – Touch (Blood Diamonds Remix) Shlohmo – Just Us Pandr Eyez – Little Bit Redondo Beach – He Would Make Her Like Winter
Stefanie Franciotti of Sleep Over is the lastest to contribute to the UK fashion and style site’s mixtape series.
"A mystifying journey into the a world of lost cassette tapes and peculiar sounds. Listen out for down-tempo psychadelia, Bollywood disco numbers, and a whole load more that simply defies classification."
1. Unknown by Zame Mein Saose Prani
2. Yun Lagne Lagi by Santosh
3. Aa Paas Teri Bali by Bali Umar Ko Salaam
4. Bataon Tumhen Pyar Kaise Karoon by Santosh Ost
5. Unknown by Shor Ost
6. Chhoti Chhoti Raatein by Sonu Nigam & Anuradha Paudwal
7. Jagjit Singh by Koi Fariyaad 8. Abjijeet & Sunidhi Chauhan by Teri Bindiya
So I am addicted to Made In Heights. Not a terrible addiction to have in the least. And the more I keep listening to the new album “Aporia: In These Streets” I keep coming back to the track “Chatoyant (Beauty Bass)” and the line “I have been cursed with my kindness.” I can’t take it. Made In Heights just exudes all I love about Lykke Li and The Weeknd. If you are ready for the best addiction ever you can download (for a name your price value) all of “Aporia: In These Streets” over at Bandcamp now!
HAWT Mixtapes You Might Have Overlooked…And That’s What I’m Here For
I LOVE making mixtapes, but suck at actually following through to fruition. So I thought it would be cool to hook you up with some of my recent faves. Enjoy!
The “gold” standard of mixtapes released this week comes from Goldrush Music Festival’s sampler with a ton of faves creating special tracks for the compilation. If you’re looking for fresh new tunes, it’s a very good place to start.
Featuring: Megabats, Galapagos, Teen Daze/Bank Heist, FLASHLIGHTS, Candy Claws, REAL MAGIC, Samurai Buck, LUST, Slow Magic, Ra Cailum, Campfires, Moon Tides, Lake Mary, StaG, The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, Steffaloo, Chris Rehm, Happy New Year..And..Begin!, Two Bicycles, Quiet Evenings
Once you’ve got that under your belt, take a listen to these other fantastic comps by some of my favorite artists and blogs. Promise there is new shit you’ll dig.
1. Fatboy Slim | Right Here Right Now 2. Flying Lotus | Zodiac Shit 3. Stick Figures | Number One 4. The Chemical Brothers | Surface To Air 5. Fabio Fonda | Broken 6. Boards Of Canada | Dawn Chorus 7. Gerry Rafferty | Baker Street 8. Flying Lotus | GNG BNG9. Pretty Lights | Finally Moving10.Teenage Bad Girl | Vacuum
1) Big Troubles - Sad Girls 2) TV Girl - Your Own Religion 3) Gauntlet Hair - Top Bunk 4) Maria Minerva - Strange Things are Happening in My Room 5) Lana Del Rey - Diet Mtn Dew 6) The Weeknd - The Zone 7) CANT - Believe 8) U.S. Girls - Untie Me 9) ABADABAD - Ashley 10) Vacation - Deep Like the Ocean 11) Cass McCombs - The Same Thing 12) Widowspeak - Fir Coat 13) The Horrors - I Can See Through You
Felt - Reintroduction Teams vs. Star Slinger - Say Please MellowHype - Hell ft. Frank Ocean Keep Shelly In Athens - Song to Cheer You Up Bibio - Lovers’ Carvings Little Dragon - Constant Surprises Tennis - Cape Dory Onra & Quetzal - Sorry Shlohmo - Places Tanlines - Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix) Ducktails - Killin’ the Vibe ft. Panda Bear Hype Williams - The Throning Peaking Lights - Tiger Eyes (Laid Back) Best Coast - Sun Was High (And So Was I) Panda Bear - Surfers Hymn Coyote Clean Up - Don’t Worry Dub (with Orphan) FUR - Lackadaisical Balam Acab - See Birds (Sun) Flying Lotus - Infinitum (Exile Remix) Kyle Hall - I <3 Dr. Girlfriend Washed Out - A Dedication
Finally, on the cusp of Neon Indian’s album release and fall tour, peep the 21 song playlist of all the faves.