Monday, April 26, 2010

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

pathway edits

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


Saturday, February 27, 2010

medicine music (edits)

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)

Friday, February 19, 2010

beats & folks (wagon mix)

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

(that's it, pls enjoy)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

sad songs on the radio, valentines edition

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
Jay Dee
John Lennon

Saturday, February 6, 2010

thank you jay dee (again)

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.

please turn it up, thank u.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

raindance beats

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

i try to keep these things short, but they have a way of stretching out. enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

indo-european edits

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!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

sagittarius beats pt.2 (space heaters)

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

depression era beats

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!

Friday, October 30, 2009

day of the dead beats

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.

peace & enjoy the sounds.