A mixed bag of tunes for November, including FIZZ, Blockhead, Danny Brown, Knopp, Pink Pantheress, LOL Kitten, The Salsoul Orchestra, Olivia Dean, Mike Square and more.
If we still lived in the age of the cassette I’d lovingly put this together for you on a TDK and pop it through your letter box (if, that is, letter boxes are still a thing). Anyway, instead, mixtapes from my ears to yours are available on mixcloud, where there is no need to craft hand-written labels that demonstrate my love and affection. Mostly, these mixtapes are what I’ve been listening to during the week; new releases, tunes I’ve encountered for the first time, old favourites and stuff I’ve dredged up – you know the score, you’ve got your own music collection. Hope you enjoy. x
“…one of those last wonderful days in October, when the air is balmy and the faded sun tries to pretend it’s spring.” – Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls.
A mixed bag of tunes including Loraine James, Doja Cat, Animal Collective, Ty Segall, Jorja Smith, Addison Grace, Mykki Blanco and more.
A couple of runners told me they listen to these mixes as they pound the streets but their pace is sometimes thrown by me lobbing in some downtempo business. So, mindful of that, here’s a batch of tunes to accompany your run around the block. Hopefully the pace ain’t too much. Featuring tracks by Romy, James Blake, Jalen Ngonda, Sparklehorse, Yussef Dayes, The Chemical Brothers, The Pharcyde, Deep Zone and more.
Some tracks that have been in my ears over the last couple of days, including myst milano., Dave, LIVINGROOMHIFI, Barker, Hannah Georgas, Betty Davis, Tuung, Public Service Broadcasting and more.
August? “The odd uneven time,” according to Sylvia Plath. Here’s an odd, uneven selection of tunes, including Lettuce, John Batiste, James Bright, The Giannacci Factory, The Lennings, Berend Intelmann, Genesis Owusu, clear eyes, Tensnake, Shamir, Pozi and more.
“Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.” – Sara Coleridge
17 tracks to build up a sweat, with Róisín Murphy, Ben Saviour, Behind the Border, Paris Texas, Andrew Bird, Big Thief, Blur, Spencer, MJ Lenderman and more.
A sonic collage that transcends genres and embraces Dream Wife, Do Nothing, Bdrmm, Grian Chatten, Olivia Dean, Brigid Mae Power, The Japanese House, David James Bianchi, John Thomas, Lipphead, Erdi Irmak, John Carroll Kirby, Dome and Dome, KLBSQ1N, Milow, and Akin.
Superhumans walk among the flowers, appreciating the sun, out there all the waking hours, who’s to say we’re wrong? A mixed bag of tunes, including tracks by FIZZ, Bishop Briggs, Arthur Russell, Coi Leray, Ian Otta, M. Ward, Monoed, Tim French, Save The Robots and more.