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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

With Bells On

Happy post-Presidents Day, yall. Thanks go out to longtime FAGL friend Danny Guns for the rec on this mix's cover. He pointed me toward some pretty amazing worldwide Carnivale pics.

Anyhow, on to the music... This mix is highly concentrated with electronic music, whether it be downtempo lulls, massy dubstep miscarriages, smack your mouth out NYC raps, aqualung Bun B, or some weird indie pop thrown in for good measure. By this I do mean download at your own discretion. I mean, what the Hell it's up for grabs anyway right? And when have I steered you wrong? Ok maybe that one time with that B-52's remix. Also, I realize I am about some years late on Jamie Lidell's Multiply album. I saw him years back in Texas opening for Four Tet and I hated it. This turned me off to him until last week. I still don't like all the soul shit, but I really like the weird electronic jams. Aufgang is weird and may take a second to get into(if you do at all). It's a mixture of classical piano and dance music. Odd, yes.

Local love on this mix with new tracks from Magic Kids, Snowglobe, and Harlan T. Bobo.

Faves for me are Hounds of Hate, Rustie, Bun B, YC the Cynic, Kuhn, Jamie Lidell, and Phantogram.

Click the pic for the mix...

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Let me know what you liked and what you didn't like, please. Have a good day and remember to watch the Winter Olympics. I keep forgetting, so I'm writing this more for myself than for you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rep Day, Bitches!

No clue what this image is for, but many thanks go out to longtime reader and FAGL friend, Nicky K Twosocks, on this cover suggestion. Anyhow, I present Rep Day. Instead of clogging up your iTunes/whatever player with 2 mixes worth of tracks, here's just one. It's a beautiful, sleek amalgamation of everything all rolled into one cd-r's worth of awesome. I've tried to bring in as many sounds as I could. Just a few days ago, after a couple hours of scouring, I had accrued 599 new tracks. This is the best of that.

Gil Scott Heron was a pretty influential dude back in his prime(before drug arrests). The two tracks of his on this mix come from his comeback album, recorded in between two prison stints due to felony cocaine possession charges.
His track "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is still poignant. Peep it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS3QOtbW4m0

Josiah Wolf is the older brother of Why? frontman Yoni Wolf, and is also the drummer of aforementioned band.

AS far as I know, the Caribou track is Dan Snaith's first foray into dance music territory. This track is smooth...super smooth. in his own words, he was going for a "liquid" feel, whereas many other dance tracks are metallic.

The Jay Reatard and Jeff Mangum tracks are both off of a compilation called Stroke- Songs for Chris Knox. Knox is an influential musician from New Zealand. I highly recommend buying this whole album as it features many other attracting artists(Bonnie Prince Billie, Yo La Tengo, Magnetic Fields).

Randy Newman...yeah. I did that.

Wu Tang VS the Beatles. it's a mashup without being terribly tacky and it doesn't feel hastily put together int he least. The whole album feels somewhat natural. I prefer this to the Grey Album(possibly because I prefer Wu Tang to Jay Z...this might, however, be an unfair comparison as it is the work of one rapper to many...) Anyhow, if you like it, get the whole thing here: http://www.teasearecords.net/wuvsbeatles.cfm (Thanks to Prince for pointing me toward the light on this number).

Without further whatever:

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Lemme know what you thought!