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November 2019 pt. 2 — “Turkey Tunez”

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And…here’s part 2, which saw us through some solid turkey and better biscuits. These are, again, mostly songs released in the last few months. h/t to Naomi Zeichner’s show on NTS, which continues to be great. I’m still working on how to include the corrido stuff I’ve heard her play in a mix…

For now, here are these tuba-free tracks.

Tracklist:

1) “Reticent” — M.T. Hadley — Reticent
2) “Disco Shit” — 03 Greedo, Kenny Beats — Netflix & Deal
3) “In My Room” — Frank Ocean — In My Room
4) “Frío” — Omar Apollo — Frío
5) “Simmer (feat. Burna Boy)” — Mahlia — Simmer (feat. Burna Boy)
6) “drip bounce_7_24_18” — Toro y Moi — Soul Trash
7) “Corny” — Rema — Rema
8) “D & G (feat. Summer Walker)” — DaVido — A Good Time
9) “Be Honest (feat. Ms. Banks) (Cadenza & AoD Remix)” — Jorja Smith — Be Honest (feat. Ms. Banks) (Cadenza & AoD Remix)
10) “Blessed (with Tyga)” — Shenseea — Blessed (with Tyga)
11) “It Might Be Time” — Tame Impala — It Might Be Time
12) “Wet” — Bibi Bourelly — Wet
13) “A Palé — ROSALÍA — A Palé
14) “Gretel” — Alex G — House of Sugar
15) “John Redcorn” — SiR — Chasing Summer
16) “Come Thru (with Usher)” — Summer Walker — Over It

September 2019 — “vibe(zzz)”

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September 2019 vibe(zzz) cover

It’s Spring, though that’s not always obvious. Here is a mix that should work if you’re alone on a beach after Labor Day, or on a roof in the afternoon. Some inspiration from the NTS shows I listen to most months (especially Naomi Zeichner’s show, that’s the source for “Swaggu” below).

Tracklist:

1) “Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro y Moi)” — Blood Orange — Angel’s Pulse
2) “holy terrain (feat. Future)” — FKA twigs — holy terrain
3) “Phone Numbers” — Dominic Fike, Kenny Beats — Phone Numbers
4) “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” — ROSALÍA, Ozuna — Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi
5) “Mistaken” — Tove Lo — Sunshine Kitty
6) “Better Days” — Odunsi (The Engine) — Better Days / Wetin Day
7) “‘WHY” — KEY! — SO EMOTIONAL
8) “Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy)” — Jorja Smith — Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy)
9) “Anybody” — Burna Boy — African Giant
10) “Jealous” — Fireboy DML — Jealous
11) “Swaggu” — Yusufkanbai — Swaggu
12) “Bad Behaviour” — Mabel — High Expectations
13) “Gone” — Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens — Charli
14) “Stay High” — Brittany Howard — Jaime
15) “Free The Frail (feat. Helena Deland)” — JPEGMAFIA — All My Heroes Are Cornballs

June 2019 pt. 1 — “After”

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The cover this month presents an actual photo taken in Ithaca in June. The mix aims to match that. As usual, some great NTS shows helped with this, in particular NY Naomi’s May/June show.

Tracklist:

1) “Loco por Llegar” — Fuego — You’re Welcome
2) “Morrow” — 070 Shake — Morrow – Single
3) “Let Me Go” — Tatiana Hazel — Let Me Go – Single
4) “Bags” — Clairo — Immunity
5) “Location (feat. Burna Boy)” — Dave — PSYCHODRAMA
6) “SOMETHING NEW (feat. Lil Baby)” — ADÉ — ALWAYS SOMETHING – EP
7) “Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE
8) “There She Go (feat. YFN Lucci)” — PnB Rock — GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions
9) “Estallar (feat. Medio Picky)” — Soy Emilia — Reconstrucción
10) “34” — Burna. Boy & DJDS — Steel & Copper – EP
11) “Ecstasy (feat. Lefty Ruggiero)” — Kenya Racaile — Ecstasy (feat. Lefty Ruggiero) – Single
12) “Juicy” — Doja Cat — Amala (Deluxe Version)
13) “Sing to Her” — Kodie Shane — Young HeartThrob
14) “Bouff Daddy” — J Hus — Common Sense
15) “Enchochado de Ti” — Don Patricio — La Dura Vida del Joven Rapero

May 2019 — “End of Mays”

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A little late, and many versions later, here is the last “May” mix I’ll be making in Ithaca.

Track-list:

1) “Aute Cuture” — ROSALÍA — Aute Cuture – Single
2) “11 PM” — Maluma — 11:11
3) “Case” — Teni — Case – Single
4) “Callaita” — Bad Bunny & Tainy — Callaita – Single
5) “Make Room” — Miraa May — Care Package – EP
6) “Attention” — Mr. Eazi & Lotto Boyz — Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos to London
7) “One Shot” — Mabel — Ivy to Roses
8) “Tú” — Lary Over — Tú – Single
9) “Too Late” — Jane Macgizmo — Too Late – Single
10) “Y No Le Conviene” — Jhay Cortez — Eyez on Me
11) “Otro Trago (feat. Darell)” — Sech — Sueños
12) “Contigo (feat. Geeflowllc)” — Tomasa del Real — TDR
13) “Algo Como Tú (feat. Los del Control)” — Kaydy Cain — Lo Mejor de Lo Peor
14) “Cigarette” — RAYE, Mabel & Stefflon Don — Cigarette – Single
15) “Adán y Eva” — Paulo Londra — Homerun
16) “If They Dunno” — Bey T — If They Dunno – Single
17) “Dangote” — Burna Boy — Dangote – Single
18) “Ela É do Tipo” — Kevin o Chris — Ela É do Tipo – Single

April 2019 pt. 1 — “Con altura”

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This came about because of “Con Altura,” and wishful-spring-thinking.

h/t to a few NTS shows from the past couple of weeks: SoSuperSam, Mina, and this one by Harmony Korine.

Tracklist:

1) “I Saw The Light” — Todd Rundgren — The Very Best…
2) “Teedra Moses – Still In Love (Jaël Ediit” — JAËL — Remixes and Club Edits VOL. 2
3) “Finders Keepers (feat Kojo Funds)” — Mabel — Finders Keepers (feat Kojo Funds) – Single
4) “Inside” — HoodCelebrityy — Inside – Single
5) “Baila Baila Baila” — Ozuna — Baila Baila Baila – Single
6) “HP” — Maluma — HP – Single
7) “Con Altura (feat. El Guincho)” — ROSALÍA & J Balvin — Con Altura (feat. El Guincho) – Single
8) “London (feat. Stefflon Don & Krept & Konan)” — Jeremih — Late Nights: Europe
9) “Chalice (feat. Sarkodie & Patoranking) [Africa Remix]” — Donae’o — Chalice (feat. Belly) [Remixes]
10) “Con Calma (feat. Snow)” — Daddy Yankee — Con Calma (feat. Snow) – Single
11) “Boasty (feat. Idiris Elba)” — Wiley, Stefflon Don & Sean Paul — Boasty (feat. Idiris Elba) – Single
12) “Toast” — Koffee — Rapture EP
13) “Skin Tight (feat. Efya)” — Mr. Eazi — Skin Tight (feat. Efya) – Single
14) “Drogba (Joanna)” — Afro B — Drogba (Joanna) – Single
15) “If It’s Over (feat. Charli XCX)” — MØ — Forever Neverland
16) “Girls Dem Sugar” — Beenie Man — Art and Life
17) “Peg” — Steely Dan & Tom Scott — Aja

January 2019 — “¿no lo ves?”

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To begin 2019, here are the highlights of a New Year’s Eve party that never happened. All songs are from 2018.

Tracklist:

1) “Brillo” — J Balvin & ROSALÍA — Vibras
2) “Putas (feat. Flynt Hustle) [Remix]” — La Zowi — Ama de Casa – EP
3) “Chastised” — Lil Baby — Street Gossip
4) “Si o No” — Tomasa del Real — Bellaca del Año
5) “Complicado” — Ludri Nix – Complicado – Single
6) “Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Gunna — Drip Harder
7) “Solo de Mí” — Bad Bunny — X 100PRE
8) “Deep End” — BenjiFlow — Deep End – Single
9) “Reggaeton” — J Balvin — Reggaeton – Single
10) “Yo Sigo Iual (feat. Fakeguido & El Guincho)” — Bad Gyal — Yo Sigo Iual (feat. Fakeguido & El Guincho)
11) “Única” — Ozuna — Aura
12) “Quiere Beber” — Anuel AA — Real Hasta la Muerte
13) “Sé Que Me Buscas” — Bea Pelea — Reggaeton Romántico (Vol. 1)
14) “On the Low” — Burna Boy — On the Low – Single
15) “Pour Me Water” — Mr Eazi — Life is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos to London
16) “Senseless” — Stefflon Don — SECURE