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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

March 2019 pt. 2 — “It’s My Life”

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Mark Hollis died last month. This mix began as an attempt to feature one of his biggest hits with Talk Talk (“It’s My Life”). While that song ultimately did not make it in, it informs the sounds I looked for in the others that did. The last one, “The Colour of Spring,” is from Hollis’s eponymous solo album released in 1998. The others fit under a strange and expansive umbrella which I will call: “things played in a weird club that exists nowhere.”

Tracklist:

1) “Pull Up” — ABRA — Princess – EP
2) “Stay Flo” — Solange — When I Get Home
3) “Send to Robyn Immediately” — Robyn — Robyn
4) “IZ-US” — Aphex Twin — Come to Daddy
5) “Everything in Its Right Place” — Radiohead — Kid A
6) “Desafío” — Arca — Arca
7) “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa)” — ROSALÍA — EL MAL QUERER
8) “Onanon” — Kelela — Take Me Apart
9) “Down 4 Whatever (feat. SZA)” — Kingdom — Tears in the Club
10) “Holding On” — Tirzah — Devotion
11) “Heat Rises” — Nilüfer Yanya — Miss Universe
12) “Track Three” — Scott Walker — Climate of the Hunter
13) “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” — Kate Bush — Hounds of Love
14) “when the party’s over” — Billie Eilish — WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
15) “The Colour of Spring” — Mark Hollis — Mark Hollis

March 2019 pt. 1 — “can’t calm down”

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This month I’ll be posting between two and three mixes, all of which capture an aspect of “winter in Ithaca.”

Winter in Ithaca lasts from November until…¿? It depends, but the latter months of it (March, April…the first week of May) are definitely the most confusing and distressing. This March it has been both -5 degrees F and 64 degrees F.

The title of this mix, “can’t calm down,” is taken from a song by Hand Habits, Meg Duffy’s solo project, which just put out the album placeholder. Her guitar playing can be heard on plenty of the other songs on this mix, and the whole thing is part of an unofficial series of mixes with more guitars and fewer bleeps and bloops ( ¿”guitars > bleeps/bloops”?).

Photo credit: me, taken outside my apartment a week ago.

Tracklist:

1) “Homeward Bound” —Simon & Garfunkel — Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
2) “Thank You” — Bonnie Raitt — Bonnie Raitt
3) “Kingston” — Faye Webster — Atlanta Millionaires Club
4) “I Was a Window (feat. Dustin Payseur)” — SASAMI — SASAMI
5) “Nobody” — Mac DeMarco — Here Comes The Cowboy
6) “Seven Words” — Weyes Blood — Front Row Seat to Earth
7) “Souvenir” — boygenius — boygenius – EP
8) “Blood Bank” — Bon Iver — Blood Bank
9) “Unfucktheworld” — Angel Olsen — Burn Your Fire For No Witness
10) “Blue, Pt. II” — Waxahatchee — Cerulean Salt
11) “can’t calm down” — Hand Habits — placeholder
12) “Paralysed” — Nilüfer Yanya — Miss Universe
13) “Holding On” — The War On Drugs — A Deeper Understanding
14) “Two Slow Dancers” — Mitski — Be The Cowboy

February 2019 pt. 2 — “Let’s Stay In”

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Two sides this month. Here’s an afternoon in.

Tracklist:

1) “Shadowboxing” — Julien Baker — Turn Out The Lights
2) “Nonbeliever” — Lucy Dacus — Historian
3) “Smoke Signals” — Phoebe Bridgers — Stranger in the Alps
4) “Bite The Hand” — boygenius — boygenius – EP
5) “Still Clean” — Soccer Mommy — Clean
6) “Let’s Find An Out” — Snail Mail — Lush
7) “Old Friend” — Mitski — Be The Cowboy
8) “In Your Head” — Nilüfer Yanya — Miss Universe
9) “Here My Love” — Jessica Pratt — Quiet Signs
10) “Swimmer” — Amanda Shires — To the Sunset
11) “Hands On You” — Ashley Monroe — Sparrow
12) “Leaver’s Lullaby” — Pistol Annies — Interstate Gospel
13) “The Races” — Grouper — Grid of Points
14) “Raw Silk Uncut Wood” — Laurel Halo — Raw Silk Uncut Wood

February 2019 pt. 1 — “Let’s Go Out”

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Two sides this month. Here’s an evening out.

Tracklist:

1) “Feelin’ Like” — JAY-Z — Reasonable Doubt
2) “Goin Thru Some Thangz” — Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign — MIH-TY
3) “NI BIEN NI MAL” — Bad Bunny — X 100PRE
4) “Silent Ride” — Boogie — Everythings for Sale
5) “CHANCES” — KAYTRANADA & Shay Lia — NOTHIN LIKE U / CHANCES – EP
6) “Amor Platónico (feat. Orodembow)” — Gianluca — G Love (Mixtape)
7) “Them Changes” — Thundercat — The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
8) “Pa’ Llamar Tu Atención (feat. MC Bin Laden) — C. Tangana & Alizzz — Pa’ Llamar Tu Atención (feat. MC Bin Laden) – Single
9) “One Away” — Jane Macgizmo — One Away – Single
10) “Pobre Diabla” — Don Omar — The Gold Series: The Last Don
11) “Arecibo” — BFlecha — Arecibo – Single
12) “Cycles” — Tove Lo — BLUE LIPS (Lady Wood Phase II)
13) “needy” — Ariana Grande — thank u, next
14) “Tears” — Nilüfer Yanya — Miss Universe

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

Decemebr 2018 — “BABYLON”

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Tracklist:

1) “Hungry Heart” — Bruce Springsteen — The River
2) “Breakdown” — Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
3) “Knocked Down” — The War on Drugs — A Deeper Understanding
4) “Let It Happen” — Tame Impala — Currents
5) “You” — Mk.gee — Pronounced McGee
6) “Sólo por hoy” — Alaska y Dinarama — Deseo Carnal
7) “Believer” — John Maus — We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
8) “Washing Machine Heart” — Mitski — Be the Cowboy
9) “PIENSO EN TU MIRÁ (Cap.3: Celos)” — ROSALÍA — EL MAL QUERER
10) “Heat Wave” — Snail Mail — Heat Wave – single
11) “Pretty Pimpin” — Kurt Vile — B’lieve I’m Going Down…
12) “Last Girl” — Soccer Mommy — Clean
13) “Jesus, Etc.” — Wilco — Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
14) “Babylon” – Oneohtrix Point Never & (Sandy) Alex G — Love in the Time of Lexapro – EP

November 2018 pt. 2 — “STARSGOBLUE”

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Tracklist:

1) “Danko/Manuel” — Drive-By Truckers — The Dirty South
2) “The Only Thing” — Sufjan Stevens — Carrie & Lowell
3) “00000 Million” — Bon Iver — 22, A Million
4) “White Winter Hymnal” — Fleet Foxes — Fleet Foxes
5) “Best Years of My Life” — Pistol Annies — Interstate Gospel
6) “Alabama Pines” — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit — Here We Rest
7) “Mayflowers” — Ashley Monroe — The Blade
8) “Need a Little Time” — Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel
9) “Loading Zones” — Kurt Vile — Bottle It In
10) “Mr. Tillman” — Father John Misty — God’s Favorite Customer
11) “Venice Bitch” — Lana Del Rey — Venice Bitch – Single
12) “Chapel of Pines” — Waxahatchee — Great Thunder – EP
13) “When The Stars Go Blue” – Ryan Adams – Gold