Hi, I'm Andriana, but my friends call me Dre. Just a fan, with an ear for what's good. Coming up in tha game just in time to get old and die.

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Rook Milo Truancy Volume 96 Mix

I actually remember Ryan Hemsworth tweeting about Rook Milo a while back, but I never followed up. Good thing Truants did. Fans of Ryan, Suicideyear and their, what I like to call ‘trap lullabies’ (sidenote: this was before trap turned terrible and refers mostly to drum patterns and that distinct hi-hat samples), will rejoice in the Canadian producer’s dramatic take on this emerging trend.

Rook Milo’s dramatic ethos of stylistic slowed and throwed reworks amongst a scattering of unreleased gems (see: Ryan Hemsworth – Hurt Me (with Katie Gately) and Rook Milo – Sleepers) explored on this mix is well worth a listen from start to finish. 

Tracklist:

Luxsi Young Intro
Rook Milo – Truants Intro
Jeremih – Fuck U All The Time (Acapella)
Rook Milo – rejected beat for Tinashe Unreleased
Arca – 2 Blunted (Slow + Chopped)
Mathbonus – my brain is melting out of my ears and into tomorrow
custom milo synth bells mixed for good measure
Brenmar – Medusa (Falcons Remix) (Slowed) Unreleased
Rook Milo – Outland
Josh Diamond – OG BOBBY JOHNSON REMIX
Nas – Made You Look (Sangnoir Remix) Unreleased
Ryan Hemsworth – Hurt Me (with Katie Gately) Unreleased
Schoolboy Q – Studio (Promnite Edition)
t.a.T.u – Not Gonna Get Us (Purple Remix)
Ice Underlord – DON’T WASTE MY TIME
Rook Milo – Sleepers Unreleased
Waka Flocka Flame – Word to the Wise
King Louie – Val Venis (Acapella)
Rook Milo – Methadone Unreleased
Lil Durk – Dis Ain’t What U Want
Big Sean – 1st Quarter
Nell – Bust Ya Head Open (Feat. T-Rone, Big Bo & Denzel Curry)
Koopsta Knicca – Whatcha Gonna Do
Ty Dolla $ign – Still Sippin (Feat. Kirko Bangz)
Little Pain – Tommy Strawn
PartyNextDoor – Wild Bitches
Travi$ Scott – Don’t Play (Feat. Big Sean)
Luxsi Young Outro
Darko Boy – Bloodsport

Wertheimer Brandished

"Premiering" as a single tweet with little info back in January, and then popping up on Sonic Router last week in the form of an “Influences Mix, the anonymous producer’s lead single “Brandished” is so scary and amazing, it took me a week just to figure out what I wanted to say about it. I keep returning to it without fail.

There’s a cool confidence to the chameleon-like track. Like going through The Matrix while transforming into various states of being. (At least that’s how I imagine it would feel). And then comes the melody and progression, which then disappears as quickly as it arrived. Building off heavy, textural synths, you can hear the weight, but you can’t feel it. Like an optical illusion, this track gets more intriguing the deeper you listen.

As I mentioned above, Wertheimer debuted an "Influences Mix," recently, that includes everything from The Knife and Shabazz Palaces to Dem Hunger, Chance the Rapper and Actress. Was this guy snooping around in my music closet or what? Great picks and something you’re definitely going to want to DOWNLOAD

Wertheimer’s Brandished EP was released digitally on 24th February via Lex Records.

INTRODUCING HALEEK MAUL’S COLLECTIVE: ON THE TANZ

When most people think of music from Barbados, a scantily clad Rihanna comes to mind. Turns out she’s not the only game in town. 18-year-old Barbados native, rapper Haleek Maul has been making waves these past few years dropping his well received debut mixtape on MISHKA, and collaborating with the game’s hottest up-and-coming producers like Supreme Cuts, Hot Sugar, and Forest Swords. The rapper, known for his raspy words that evoke as much restraint as they do bite, recently started a collective of artists in Barbados called On The Tanz.

Maul says the collective is, “Mainly aimed towards promoting new taste in music and art on the island because it’s pretty stagnant here in that regard.” There’s also plans to release original content from the crew’s members in addition to putting on parties and shows on the island. The first official product from On The Tanz comes in the form of a sweet little mix that you can stream and download below.

Clu - Opal Jelly Mix for DIS Magazine

Dublin’s hottest production pair, Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney aka Clu have been turning out sonically pleasing electronic numbers characterized by shreds of pitched vocals, intricate drum patterns and ethereal beats for years now. And their music always comes complete with a fantastic visual component.

This week the homie Finn Diesel of DIS Magazine has commissioned the pair to be the latest producers to contribute to the zine’s mix series. Sidenote: I met Finn when I started at Mass Appeal. He is doing great things on the Decon label side. He’s also killing it as the Music Editor of DIS. How could I not show some love? I digress.

What’s unique about DIS’s mixes is their 3D animated art that always accompanies them. I secretly think it inspires the producers to exercise less restraint when creating their mix. ‘Opal Jelly’ is no exception. So sit back and enjoy the 30 minutes of mood enhancing music from Clu and DIS, no tracklist necessary. 

Air Philosophy Presents The Cuffing Sessions Vol. 1

One of those wonderful Soundcloud discoveries I’m thankful for. Cuffing Season is a terrifying reality here in NYC. Fight the fear with a sexy mix to last you at least half the night (if you’re anything like me).

Filled with killer edits of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill and more, all rearranged by today’s emerging class of superstar producers, this mix is sure to keep your boo nestled warm in your bed all winter. Happy Thanksgiving y’all.

TRACK LISTING
1. Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (feat SPZRKT) - Sango
2. Stay - Tiny Hearts
3. Replay (I, Ced Remix) - AM & Shawn Lee
4. Sock It 2 Me (Kaytranada Remix) - Missy Elliot
5. Every Pharaoh Needs A Queen - Reggie B
6. It’s All Over Your Body (Oddisee Remix) - Jose James
7. Love Undone feat. Taylor O’Donnell - Lost Midas
8. Dreams Are Made For Two (feat. Carlitta Durand) - The Foreign Exchange
9. Melonkoly - Submerse
10. Fender Bender - House Shoes Pres. Ext aka Rudy Eckes
11. Midnight Special - Psychic Mirrors 
12. Retail Atmospherics #1 Service Counter - SASAC 
13. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Quantic Y Anita Tijoux
14. Black Heart Silver Spine - Computer Jay
15. Deep Inside (Waajeed Remix) - PPP
16. We Can Go All Night - Starship Connection
17. Juicy - Lovebirds
18. Time In Between - Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND
19. Lonnie’s Secret - Owusu & Hannibal
20. If (Kaytradamus Rmx) - Janet Jackson
21. After Dawn (Bibio Remix) - Letherette 
22. Morning After Pills feat. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon - Sweatson Klank
23. Move Love (Kaytranada Remix) - Robert Glasper Experiment 
24. Sensuality (Aybee’s Midnight Creep) - Dozie
25. Rock My World (Julian Gomes Remix) - Black Coffee / Soulstar
26. White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge) - Disclosure 
27. Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) - Green Velvet
28. La Fique - Adana Twins / Robosonic
29. Open Up (Original Version) - Seven Davis Jr. 
30. About U (Prespeus Edit) -XXYYXX 
31. Novacane (Lakim Edit) - Frank Ocean

Other People’s Poetry: Shine 2009
My latest piece for Yours Truly
Following up from their 2011 debut album Realism, Shine 2009 are set to release a new collection of songs filled with quirky blips and samples, plenty of groovy melodies and racing synths, and all handsomely produced for a mood enhancing listening experience.
Helsinki’s finest created a nostalgic mix dedicated to their beloved Brooklyn apartment that comes complete with a piano intro of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and includes a cheeky craigslist ad for the home where more than a few great nights were had. Stay cool forever guys.
Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and on Modular everywhere else.

553 Grand OPP Mix Tracklist:
Piano Tribute Players – Semi-Charmed LifeLuscious Jackson – Naked EyeDrake – Best I Ever HadAverage White Band – Pick Up The PiecesKingdom – Viper XLTLC – FanmailKelly Rowland – Kisses Down LowCibo Matto – Sugar WaterDucktails – Under CoverRxGibbs – TemptationsAlpha – Sometime Later (Theme)New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Other People’s Poetry: Shine 2009
My latest piece for Yours Truly
Following up from their 2011 debut album Realism, Shine 2009 are set to release a new collection of songs filled with quirky blips and samples, plenty of groovy melodies and racing synths, and all handsomely produced for a mood enhancing listening experience.
Helsinki’s finest created a nostalgic mix dedicated to their beloved Brooklyn apartment that comes complete with a piano intro of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and includes a cheeky craigslist ad for the home where more than a few great nights were had. Stay cool forever guys.
Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and on Modular everywhere else.

553 Grand OPP Mix Tracklist:
Piano Tribute Players – Semi-Charmed LifeLuscious Jackson – Naked EyeDrake – Best I Ever HadAverage White Band – Pick Up The PiecesKingdom – Viper XLTLC – FanmailKelly Rowland – Kisses Down LowCibo Matto – Sugar WaterDucktails – Under CoverRxGibbs – TemptationsAlpha – Sometime Later (Theme)New Radicals – You Get What You Give

Other People’s Poetry: Shine 2009

My latest piece for Yours Truly

Following up from their 2011 debut album Realism, Shine 2009 are set to release a new collection of songs filled with quirky blips and samples, plenty of groovy melodies and racing synths, and all handsomely produced for a mood enhancing listening experience.

Helsinki’s finest created a nostalgic mix dedicated to their beloved Brooklyn apartment that comes complete with a piano intro of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life,” and includes a cheeky craigslist ad for the home where more than a few great nights were had. Stay cool forever guys.

Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and on Modular everywhere else.

553 Grand OPP Mix Tracklist:

Piano Tribute Players – Semi-Charmed Life
Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye
Drake – Best I Ever Had
Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces
Kingdom – Viper XL
TLC – Fanmail
Kelly Rowland – Kisses Down Low
Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
Ducktails – Under Cover
RxGibbs – Temptations
Alpha – Sometime Later (Theme)
New Radicals – You Get What You Give

The GTW Mix for SSENSE

More Chicago fire. Let The GTW (Greater Than Wealth) sort your weekend listening with his mini mix for Montreal fashion line SSENSE.

The singer and producer is part of Chicago’s six member R&B group, JODY. The outfit’s sexed up production and breathy, pitch-shifting words debuted earlier this year in the form of their MAGIQUE EP. The six-track listen is definitely worth checking out.

As far as mixes go, I’m a big fan of this guy’s production sound, so naturally this one is ace.

Tracklist:

Drake - Girls Love B (THE GTW Edit)
Corina & So So Def Bass - Summertime
Ciara - Body Party (ATL Bass Version)
Tink - When I’m Lit (THE GTW Rework)
Screama & Merkury ft Farah - Kiss Me There
Peter Hadar - Your Body (Produced by THE GTW)
Father’s Liqour Cabinet - Races
D-Ver - Etighi
DJ Nate - So Attached
Lil Herb - Gangway

Charles Murdoch Mix for i-D

Been jamming to this all weekend. Killer deep house grooves. 

If you’ve been following my blog for a while,  you know I’ve been heavy into the emerging  electronic scene in Australia. One of my favorite producers to come out of the burgeoning depths of Brisbane’s underground is Charles Murdoch. I’m extremely happy to see his work hasn’t gone unnoticed for too long and that he’s signed with the good folks at Future Classic. Can’t wait to see what he does next.

Other People’s Poetry: Larry Gus

There’s a line from the movie Hi-Fidelity that comes to mind every time I try to make a mixtape. Something Rob says, “Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do’s and don’ts. First of all, you’re using someone else’s poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing.” Delicate yes, but sometimes easier than expressing one’s true feelings. After all, a well-made mixtape can communicate almost anything: I’m sorry, I love you, I miss you, I want you back, I want out, I’ll never forget, remember when, and on and on and on.The best compilations are those composed with a specific recipient in mind. Someone to sing over the oldies, dance to the hits, laugh at the inside jokes, and wonder how many -if not every- song is really all about them. These mixtapes are from the artists to whomever, whoever, and whatever they want, and they are mixing other people’s poetry to them. Read & listen.

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 Last week Yours Truly premiered the video for Larry Gus’s ‘The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep),’ and today we bring you a letter and mix from the producer behind all that fantastic, psychedelic-laced dance music. Gus pens a handwritten note to more than a few artists’ one true love, their machine. His letter includes the tracklist to his dreamy mix of funky disco enchantment and 70s lava lamp inspired original, exclusive and unreleased tunes and edits, all of which seem to melt into one another effortlessly.

Larry Gus’s Years Not Living is out on limited edition white vinyl and digitally, August 19th via DFA.