Archive for the ‘mixtape’ tag
Hirsute rapper Kool A.D. is staying busy pushing out music since his former group,
Boy Crisis Das Racist, broke up several months ago. He’s put out two mixtapes since moving back to the Bay Area and he’s named them after particular bus routes throughout the Bay. He also dropped a visually stunning new video the other day for his song, “Moneyball” that is mostly striking due to the crazy scenery and cerebral blowjob it gives anyone that watches it. The Mike Finito beat that he raps over is crazy as well. Lyrically, Kool A.D. (Victor) is still all over the fucking place. He’s internet art rap for internet art rap’s sake and while parts of it come off as inauthentic, he’s still way over most people’s heads with concepts and rhymes.
VP Records has been putting out their double volume compilation, Strictly The Best, since 1990. That’s a long time for a compilation series. I’ve been a fan of the series as far back as I can remember listening to reggae, but this is the first time I’ve seen VP promote it with accompanying mixes. No complaints here. Volume 46 is all lover’s rock and roots and 47 is dancehall. Walshy Fire must be a very busy man.
the FADER’s got the premiere of a pretty nice remix of jim-e stack’s new-ish track “come between.” it is highly recommended and streaming below (the original is great as well). i’ve been listening to a fair amount of the-drum, a production duo from chicago, these past few days, and i’m pretty impressed with their “sci-fi r&b” sounds. check out a standout from their recent ep heavy liquid, “omar” as well as a mixtape that just went up a few hours ago for norwegian blog smug. google translate tells me this mix is music currently inspiring the-drum and that you should be in “a place where you can relax and smoke weed or be high on something else while listening to the mix.” get to it.
jim e-stack – “come between” (the-drum remix)
the-drum – “omar”
the-drum mix for smug
some of y’all might be interested in the homie gordon voidwell’s new mixtape malcolmXXXmclaren. it is on that same soul/funk/space synth tip that dude is known for. grab it over here, and stream absolute banger “haus of luv” below.
gordon voidwell – “haus of luv”
the Internet is a crazy place. a little over a month ago, someone by the name of evian christ uploaded a handful of tracks to youtube. i’m not sure how, but a number of well-respected music blogs and publications picked up on it (some of them right away) and nigh but one month later, dude is putting the tracks out proper and has even signed with well-respected label tri angle. you can preview the tracks over here (other standouts include this one and this one), and download the kings and them mixtape here.
I’m a sucker for Christmas reggae tunes. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine that comes to light every holiday season. I’m glad to see that our favorite Swedish soundsystem, Safari Sound, has no shame in the Christmas reggae game too. Merry Christmas, y’all!
i always feel bad for music that comes out in december since most year-end lists have already come out/been prepared, and then it’s technically disqualified from next year’s year-end list. in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re not the type of dudes who do year-end lists. if we did, i’d make room for this one from austin’s SKrause. the purple slab mixtape features a lot of my favorite artists from this year and some new-to-me big tracks as well. stream it below, and check the tracklist after the jump. (via)
so hey, a new weeknd mixtape. upon first listen, i’m saying house of balloons > echoes of silence > thursday. check out the lead track, “D.D.” see if you can figure out what the initials stand for.
the weeknd – “D.D.”
I just got back from a two week long European vacation yesterday, and the jet lag is real. After pulling an all-nighter, I left Amsterdam at 11AM, flew for ten hours in a giant metal tube, and arrived in Seattle at noon (the same day). How’s that for a mindfuck?
After unpacking, starting a load of laundry, and getting a steaming bowl of duck noodle soup from my favorite noodle shop, I fired up the Macbook and started clicking through my favorites to catch up on some blog action. I didn’t make it too far, as I started to pass out about five minutes into it, but I did find this incredibly appropriately titled mix featured on Largeup.com’s Mixtape Mondays from last week.
Montreal’s finest, Ghislain Poirier, comes through with some serious heaters on this mix(tape), which features LxNxM favorites Bonjay, Emvee, Boogat, Spoek Mathambo, Dubbel Dutch, and mucho mas. I’m not sure how this worked out or what the connection is, but the mix was made for Aritizia, a boutique specializing in women’s clothing. Check em out, I guess.
I’d write more about how awesome this mix is, but my brain is still a little melty from traveling through space and time. I think I’m just gonna let this one play on repeat until I start feeling normal again.