this is going to be the last one of these for a while probably. it's a good one though. first half = lots of beats, synthesizers and string arrangements; second is nostalgic springtime vibes. jumped the gun a little bit on all the flying lotus joints, but they were too good not to play. if you enjoy this, please consider buying something by an artist whose work has made you happy recently. thank you.
the beatles, we can work it out (instrumental) blockhead, res dog (lost beats) washed out, cd-r beat #7 teebs & jackhigh, rains knxwledge, give (klouds) jneiro jarel, android love #2 flying lotus, intro/cosmic drama lapti, motherland flying lotus, lost where i belong (remix) flying lotus, drips/auntie's harp alice coltrane & carlos santana, bliss: the eternal now hayzee, tea leaf (bonus beat) teebs, blessed assurance flying lotus, do the astral plane flying lotus, galaxy in janaki dimlite, can't get used to those dimlite, xy (forthcoming) dj krush, song 1 (thank you) daedelus, denoument (meanwhile) koen holtkamp, half light (field rituals) tom waits, you can never hold back spring cat power, breathless
here's a re-edit of a mix i put togethr for meditation or other contemplative modes.
track list :
the slip, landing (angels come on time) mountains, paper windmill (self-titled) greg davis & sebastien roux, daybreak; tidal pool (pacquet surprise) lotus plaza, the floodlight collective (self-titled) john mclaughlin & carlos santana, naima (love devotion surrender) build an ark, more love; sweet thing (love pt. 1) akron/family, lightning bolt of compassion (meek warrior)
here's another batch. this one is kind of "experimental" ... lots of quick beat edits, with some noisier, entropy driven tracks mixed in there for effect. some mellower songs on the outro.
planet earth rock n roll orchestra, loser (takes 1&2) casino vs. japan, single variation of two toro y moi, blessa teebs, what u need (exile remix) ras g & the afrikan space program, shinelight madlib, follow me instrumental el-p, tuned mass damper oddisee, miami mr. chop, shut em down vibracathedral orchestra, smoke song dimlite, infinitum remix samiyam, illum sphere remix j-rocc w/dilla and michael jackson, make me feel (mca version) madlib, telegram declaime & georgia anne muldrow, pad kontrol es, ennen oli huonommin electric wire hustle, again four tet, circling bonny billy & the picket line, lay and love cat power, you may know him high places, the channon desolation wilderness, you hold a power over me
more sad songs on the radio. here's a special edition for valentine's day. gets a little loud at points, but that's love for you. featuring in order of appearance:
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose DM Stith New Order High Places Irmin Schmidt & the Inner Space Sonic Youth Broken Social Scene Sleepy Sun Graham Nash Basia Bulat St. Vincent Brendan Canning Jimi Hendrix Dimlite Jay Dee John Lennon
i put this one together last year around this time. feb 7th is dilla's birthday so it seems like a good time to repost the original mix, with a few edits. this is just one perspective on his work. i focused more on the spiritual vibes & instrumental beat tape stuff because that's what i like. check out j-rocc's excellent series of mixes for some other looks at it.
table of contents: sonic youth, razorblade eliot lipp, beamrider oh no, testin it out donald jenkins & the delighters (via mayer hawthorne) strong arm steady & Madlib, best of times oddisee, carry on and 60901 instrumentals dimlite, Roo (a dedication) computer jay, im around daedelus, a bloodworth flying lotus, meeting the prez shlomo, ghosts pt.2 mike slott, when giants meet TokiMonstr, wrld is ours Michael Gordon, the weather pt.3 Dimlite, feedback children prefuse 73, sexual fantasy scale paul white, flying across tokyo four tet, manic street preachers remix four tet, explosions in the sky remix TokiMonstr, waiting for the break of dawn Quantic, the dreaming mind pt.2 build an ark, sweet thing (fin)
i try to keep these things short, but they have a way of stretching out. enjoy!
first whip test of 2010! actually its sort of a left over mixtape from 09, but i still found it somewhat relevant so here goes another batch, featuring: a short snippet from Joshua Abrams and Town & Country, Mike Slott ambient piece from his last one, Desolation Wilderness, Sir oj from the UK, Nosaj Thing remixing a possibly not-that-great song by Charlotte Gainsbourg (but i have kind of a crush on her so i included it), couple of beats from this dude Hayzee, also from Britain, one from the new Paul White ep, the Heliocentrics, one from the Whitfield brothers, a great band who probably have a working time machine at their disposal, one from the new James Pants, one from Koushik, another Oh No beat from Ethiopium, a sweet track from the Now Again records comp "Forge Your Own Chains," a few beats from Madlib, J. Rawls, and Prefuse 73, some dub-raga from the Suns of Arqa, Cat Power with another most beautiful song i've ever heard, Jim O'Rourke, Voice of the Seven Woods, and Graham Nash on the outro. enjoy!
it's the climate change edition of the whip test. this one's pretty thoroughly woven; part two of a mix i did for an archer friend of mine. featuring: Malvina Reynolds, Town & Country, Caural with one from the Misel Quitno remixes, a handful of beats from the new Paul White ep, Lone, and Mike Slott, a vintage synth piece from Nite Jewel, couple from Flying Lotus, one dilla beat, Hudson Mohawke and Dabrye ATL remixes, Shlomo, Madlib, couple tracks from Bilal (Radiohead cover), two beats from TokiMonstr and DOOM, a Baden Powell guitar piece, Cat Power, Felix, and Roberto Carlos Lange with a nice warm drone piece closes things out. hope u enjoy.
Disclaimer: not actually depressing.... well, most of it anyway. ok here goes another batch, with: planet earth rock n roll orchestra, popol vuh (the instrumental, german version of the allman brothers), Mike Slott, Oh No with one from the overstanding beat tape, pete rock interpretations by Mr. Chop, one from the new Hudson Mohawke, a Ras G beat, some semi-unreleased Flying Lotus, couple of Dilla beats, Declaime over another from Flying Lotus, the Heliocentrics with the disembodied voice of Nico, a sweet Brazilian track from an old prefuse 73 mix, Josh Abrams (Town & Country), Sleepy Sun with a slow jam from their new record, Hala Strana (crumbling gypsy hymns), some guitar player, more Mr. Chop, Felix, Bob Dylan, Sly Stone cover from Medeski, Martin & Wood, one from the Department of Eagles, and Dimlite with a remix of Ritornell's Golden Solitude.
theoretically, you could dance to some of this. enjoy!
happy halloween everybody. this one came together pretty quickly, anchored by some (kinda spooky) pop gems i've been finding lately and featuring, in order of appearance: the Beatles, Nancy Elizabeth, Broadcast, Phantogram, HBO (harrison blakoldman), Washed Out, Oh No with a couple from the Now Again beats, Little Dragon from the machine dreams ep, Bilal, Kid Koala (bell orchestre remix), Julian Casablancas (warning: contains guitar), Beck and record club project covering the Velvet Underground, Yo la Tengo with a slow burner from their new one, Koushik instrmntl, Bibio remix, Dilla bonus beats resurrection, one from the Q-Tip re:issue, anothr beatles hit, gypsy majik from a Hawk and a Hacksaw, Sir Richard Bishop live from ancient persia, and Bahamas on the outro jam.
this is a collection of mixes designed for home, car, and headphone listening. it's a coalescence of new stuff i find, old stuff i love, and a lot of other stuff in between. non-genre specific. please turn it up, and thank u for listening!