Welcome. These are called mixes. If you like the artists, go buy their music. I might do that too! More likely, if you like the artist, go see their live show.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The First of Three: Monster

This'll be the first of three mixes that I'll be releasing over the next week and a half.  My schedule on here has been out of whack.  I hope you enjoyed the albums I uploaded a few weeks back.  You'll find some of the artists within these mixes.  The majority of tracks within these mixes are pretty new though.

The first mix is called Monster and it's roughly 82% Hip Hop.  The other 18% is 1 track by Mr. Oizo & one of the dudes from Justice, and 3 tracks by the guys in Lazer Sword.


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Let me know what you love or hate!

See you again soon with an electronic mix, followed shortly thereafter by my typical rock mix.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Th Nn (The Nine)

Dear Friends, countrymen, strangers, internet fiends, and lovers,

It's been quite a while since I've doled out full albums. As you may(or may not) know, in the past when I have posted full albums, I have done so because I found them to be essential. Well, simply put, this has not changed. I find these nine to be no exception, and fully endorse all of them. For this bout, I'm going mainly electronic and all weird. Additionally, I've tried to bring you albums as diverse as I plausibly can while still making sure they're albums that I truly love(and not fake internet love for cred).

To stop blabbing and bring the goods:

1. Mount Kimbie - Crooks and Lovers
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14412-crooks-lovers/
For fans of: Four Tet, evocative soundscapes that range from bassy and club worthy to what feels like expansive claustrophobia might equate to. They're one of my new favorite "bands".
Mount Kimbie - Mayor

2. Nosaj Thing - Remixes
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info link: http://www.myspace.com/nosajthing (a couple of the remixes are on his myspace if you'd care to preview before downloading)
For Fans of: Flying Lotus, weird L.A. beatmaking with backgrounds in hip hop and left field electronic music.
Radiohead - Reckoner (Nosaj Thing Remix)

3. Captain Ahab - The Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
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info link: http://captain-ahab.com/media/records/the-propagation-of-the-gospel-in-foreign-parts (This is a free live album that the band released)
For Fans of: Girl Talk, if he took acid before his sets and threw in a good amount of humor and homo-eroticism. I love the transitions.
Radiohead - Reckoner (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Capt Ahab - I Don't Have a Dick
Capt Ahab - Yet Another Song About the Butthole

4. SMKA Productions - The 808 Experiment Volume 2
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info link: http://smka.bandcamp.com/album/the-808-experiment-vol-2
For Fans of: Atlanta/weird southern hip hop. This is a showcase of talent primarily from Atlanta.
Tanya Morgan - The Make Believer
FKi - Magnum
Hollyweerd feat Aleon Craft - So What

5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14324-before-today/ Got a 9.0
For Fans of: Holy shit, John Maus, Paw Tracks artists(Animal Collective's label). LAst fm tags it as lo-fi, experimental, new weird America. Sounds like poppy 70s porn music.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Hot Body Rub

6. Suckers - Wild Smile
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14346-wild-smile/
For Fans of: Here We Go Magic, Cults, Free Energy, Local Natives, Twin Sister
Suckers - Roman Candles

7. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Part One
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info link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Coast_Pop_Art_Experimental_Band
For Fans of: 1967 Psych Rock. I used "1906" on a mix a while back.
TWCPAEB - If You Want This Love

8. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
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info link: http://www.myspace.com/kvelertak
For Fans of: Fucked Up, hardcore/metal vocals with supreme riffage.
Kvelertak- Mjod

9. Mttlca - Mster of Pppets (it's the actual 1986 album, but for fear of the whole post being shot down for one album, I'm masking from search engines)
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info link: http://tinyurl.com/s6dqj The album's wikipedia page... BATTERY!
For Fans of: Kickball
Meta11ic@ - Battery

I can't stress enough that these are all great in their own right. If you don't feel like anything strikes you, I would still ask you to check out SMKA and Mount Kimbie. Let me know what you think of any of these.