Mix: “Connecting”

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*cover art lovingly appropriated from the poster for the 1980 Japanese movie Crazy Thunder Road

This mix is not new, but it’s too much fun to sit on any longer. I feel funny big-upping my own stuff, I keep hearing the kid from De La Soul Is Dead going “it’s slammin! Yo, it’s slammin!” So I dunno, here’s some free music and stuff. Enjoy.

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1. Jex Opolis – On the Cliffs – Zither EP (Good Timin)
2. Jamie XX – Sleep Sound – Sleep Sound (Young Turks)
3. Joakim – On The Beach (Joakim’s Cray76 remix) – On The Beach (Tigersushi)
4. In Flagranti – Outsider House – Ten Years of Phonica (Phonica)
5. Moodymann – Hangover (Moodymann mix) – Hangover (KDJ)
6. Fort Romeau – Pirouette – Her Dream (Live At Robert Johnson)
7. Florian Frings – Shift – Backspace (Minus)
8. Booka Shade – Crossing Borders feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner (Booka’s Dub Mix) – Crossing Borders (Blaufeld)
9. ZZT – Givin In – Givin In (Turbo)
10. Samo Sound Boy – Divine – Open / Divine (Body High)
11. Graze – Scrap – MWeapon (New Kanada)
12. Addison Groove – Bad Seed – Presents James Grieve (50 Weapons)
13. Golden Teacher – Love – Party People/ Love (Optimo Music)
14. Melchior Productions Ltd – Sightings – The Return Of The Cosmic Kids (Aspect Music)
15. The Black Dog – Too Many Isms – Sound Of Sheffield Vol. 01 (Dust Science)
16. Komon and Appleblim – Beach Trek – Jupiter EP (Aus Music)

Mixed April 19 2014 by Dave Morris for a-void.ca.

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Mix: Medium Cool

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DO U LIKE MY CHEESY PHOTOSHOP TYPE SKILLZ LOL. Somehow it seemed appropriate for a mix that could be described as ‘chillout’, though not quite meeting the Yacht Rock definition of ‘smooth music’ or being ‘lounge’-worthy. Still, I’m fond of the tracks here, including the Orb taking on Primal Scream for what I’ve decided is my favourite remix of all time, and I don’t care if it is kinda… smoove. This is good Sunday morning music, but it’ll do for Friday afternoon too. Peep it.

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1. Rammelzee & Jean Michel Basquiat – Instrumental (version) 1 (extrait) – Happy New Ear
2. Forest Swords – Irby Tremor – Bleep: The Top 100 Tracks of 2013
3. Freddie McGregor – I Man A Rasta – Studio One Ironsides
4. DJ Earl – Moodrinng (feat. Heavee D) – New Dimensions
5. Tame Impala – Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix) – Mind mischief VLS
6. Primal Scream – higher than the orb mix – Higher Than The Sun CDS
7. The Ethiopians – Empty Belly – Studio One Rub A Dub
8. Ras G – Daal… Garlic Naan – 777
9. Salma Agha –  Come Closer
10. Fr̩d̩ric Mercier РSpirit РCosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)
11. Matthew Dear – I Can’t Feel – Black City
12. Michoacan – The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand – The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand VLS
13. Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up  – Gettin’ Up EP
14. Sandro Perri – Changes (Zongamin Remix) – Changes, Love & Light Remixes VLS
15. The Drum – Sim Stem B – Boomkat 14 Tracks Best of 2013: Part Three

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Mix: On Road

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Scrub down your NYE-sozzled livers and get back out dancing. I feel like Tom Skerritt in Top Gun telling Maverick to get back in the cockpit and go shoot down some MiGs. It’s the only way, people. Throw on this brackish, dancehall/garage/grime-inspired batch of tunes beforehand, it’ll make your antennae twitch. Two opposable thumbs up.

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1. Troy Gunner feat. Synkro – Is This – Communicate
2. Visionist – Secrets – M / Secrets
3. Jus Now feat. Swappi – Bare Wine – Bare Wine (feat. Swappi) / Vodou Riddim
4. Logos – Wut It Do (feat. Mumdance) – Cold Mission
5. EMMA – Dream Phone Vip (Vip) – Blue Gardens
6. Alex Coulton – Break Pressure – Murda / Break Pressure – Single
7. Mssingno – Xe3 – Mssingno EP
8. Morgan Zarate – This – Taker EP
9. Guido – Same Road – Moods Of Future Joy
10. Sp:Mc – Air Lock – Declassified EP
11. Flava D – Hold On (VIP) – Home / Hold on VIP
12. CoMa, SORROW – Dreamstone (feat. Coma) – Dreamstone
13. Ital Tek – Violet – Control

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Mix: Sweat / Sweatpants

When Nelly came out with two albums, sold separately, on the same day in 2004, it was such a colossal act of hubris that it almost defies description. It doesn’t help that, as I recall, neither one was very good or very well received.

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But Sweat and Suit are a testament to an ego big enough to more or less destroy a successful rapper’s career in one catastrophically grandiose gesture. And that’s why I’ve concocted my own version, the music world’s first answer-double-album: Sweat/Sweatpants.

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One for bro-ing down in the club; one for sipping wine with a doo-rag on. Download one or both, or neither, but either way, enjoy.

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1. DJ Nori – Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton Mix) – We Don’t Know EP
2. Komon and Appleblim – Silencio (Prins Thomas Remiks) – Silencio (Prins Thomas Remiks)
3. Mike Mind – Second Circle – Aether
4. Gui Boratto – Gate 7 – The K2 Chapter
5. Fort Romeau – And Now – Stay / True
6. Darkside – The Only Shrine I’ve Seen – Psychic
7. Joe – Slope – Slope
8. Gardland – Syndrome Syndrome – Syndrome Syndrome
9. Egyptrixx – Water (Reduced) – Water (Reduced)
10. Audion – Motormouth – Motormouth
11. Randomer – No Hook – Ruffa
12. Factory Floor – Two Different Ways – Factory Floor
13. Trevino – Gone – 3 And 1
14. Peverelist and Kowton – Beneath Radar – Livity Sound
15. Ctrls – Modular Framework – Shifting States EP
16. Tessela – Gateway – Nancy’s Pantry
17. Blawan – Shader – 30 Years of R&S Records
18. Gerry Read – Rubber Hands – U Got No God Damn Groove
19. Trade – Half Nelson – SHEWORKS005
20. Jam City – Worst Illusion – Club Constructions Vol. 6
21. Distal – Drone Circle – The Shadow Egg

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1. Prins Thomas – Sur Svie – Prins Thomas 2 Bonus Tracks
2. Cut Hands – Inchantment – Madwoman
3. Peverelist – Aztec Chant – Livity Sound
4. Adam Marshall – Memphis (feat. Maaskant) – Memphis
5. Policy – Wiseblood – Postscript
6. EMMA – Dream Phone Vip (Vip) – Blue Gardens
7. Acoustic High-End Research – Beer and Air – Gerd Janson presents Musik for Autobahns
8. Nguzunguzu – Break In – Skycell
9. Jam City – The Raven – Club Constructions Vol. 6
10. Morgan Zarate – This – Taker EP
11. Ital Tek – Violet – Control
12. Purity Ring – Amenamy (Jon Hopkins Remix) – Amenamy (Jon Hopkins Remix)
13. The Ethiopians – Empty Belly – Studio One Rub A Dub
14. Ride – Moonlight Medicine (Portishead remix)
15. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Orb Mix – Higher Than The Sun CDS

Mix: We Goin’ There

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I was going to drop this yesterday, but the internet didn’t seem to have room for anything unrelated to crack. (Admittedly Kendrick Lamar does shout “I don’t smoke crack, motherfucker I sell it” in a funny voice, but we really ought not to encourage him to do more funny voices. Just rap, man, you’re pretty good at it.) Anyways this one took a smidge of editing to be presentable to the public but I’m quite happy with the results, so enjoy.

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Mix: Crunch Time

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Here’s a little 35-odd minutes of dark-ish techno for you, and also some Justin Timberlake. Because it can’t be all darkness.

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