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March 2020 — “gnc”

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A mix for some inside listening. A lot of the songs here come from Martha, Motive, and Passport Radio on NTS this month. The cover features Bosch’s “Un ángel conduce a un alma por las regiones infernales” (you can see it in full here).

Tracklist:

1) “Like I Loved You” — Caribou — Suddenly
2) “Yeehaw” — Dinamarca — Fantasilandia
3) “Zorra” — Bad Gyal — Zorra
4) “The Real” — God Colony, FLOHIO — The Real
5) “Comic Sans (feat. Jack Harlow)” — AUDREY NUNA — Comic Sans (feat. Jack Harlow)
6) “Anger” — Shaybo — Anger
7) “Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B)” — Thundercat — Fair Chance
8) “SAME SONGS” — Jeshi — SAME SONGS
9) “BX19” — M1llionz — BX19
10) “God’s Work (feat. iLL BLU)” — IAMDDB — God’s Work (feat. iLL BLU)
11) “La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)” — Christine and the Queens — La vita nuova
12) “WAKING UP DOWN” — Yaeji — WAKING UP DOWN
13) “That Way – Bonus Track” — Lil Uzi Vert — Eternal Atake
14) “BALD!” — JPEGMAFIA — BALD!
15) “The Difference (feat. Toro y Moi)” — The Difference
16) “Birdseye View” — Sam Wise — Sorry You Were Saying (SYWS)
17) “Gospel For A New Century” — Yves Tumor — Gospel For A New Century
18) “<3” — Bad Bunny — YHLQMDLG

December 2019 — Decade(nds)

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After much time spent on the “best” of 2019, here is the last of 2019. I drew on end of year lists that looked at music with a different perspective than my own, like The Quietus and  FACT.

This mix is meant to be listened to while mixing cocktails before the first dawn of a new decade. If you’re a decade pedant, that means you can go ahead and cue this up for January 1st, 2021, but who are we kidding, you’ll be asleep.

Tracklist:

1) “Requiem for CS70 and Strings” — Floating Points — Crush
2) “Confessions” — Sudan Archives — Athena
3) “13th Century Metal” — Brittany Howard — Jaime
4) “Teenage Birdsong” — Four Tet — Dreamer
5) “Venom” — Palmistry — Afterlife
6) “10%” — KAYTRANADA, Kali Uchis — BUBBA
7) “You and I” — Caribou — You and I
8) “February 2017 (feat. Clairo and Yeaji)” — Charli XCX — Charli
9) “A Mí Me Juzgan Por Ser Mujer” — Pelada — Movimiento Para Cambio
10) “Solita” — Kali Uchis — Solita
11) “Cig Angel” — Galcher Lustwerk — Information
12) “Walking Alone (SBTRKT cover) (feat. J Rick & Jessie Ware)” — Octavian — Endorphins
13) “What U Wanna Do?” — Erika de Casier — Essentials
14) “I Want You Around” — Snow Aalegra — – Ugh, those feels again
15) “Ecstatic Beat” — Octo Octa — Resonant Body
16) “Old Tape” — Burial — HyperSwim

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

October 2019 — “Samples, etc.”

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Many of these songs are sampled somewhere else, others I just enjoyed on their own but couldn’t find a place for them previously. Hope you enjoy this decidedly not-spooky (though jazzier than usual) mix.

Tracklist:

1) “All Alone” — Mal Waldron — All Alone
2) “Off Minor – Bonus Track” — Thelonious Monk — Monk’s Music
3) “A Tu Vera” — Lola Flores — La Inimitable
4) “I Miss You” — Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes — I Miss You
5) “The Sun Ain’t Gonna to Shine Anymore” — The Walker Brothers — Portrait
6) “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” — Marvin Gaye — That Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
7) “Spontaneous (feat. Little Dragon)” — Flying Lotus — Flamagra
8) “Lifetime” — Yves Tumor — Safe In The Hands of Love
9) “SugarHouse – Live” — (Sandy) Alex G — House of Sugar
10) “Catavento” — Milton Nascimento — Travessia
11) “Free Soul” — John Klemmer — Blowin’ Gold
12) “Street Fighter Mas” — Kamasi Washington — Heaven and Earth
13) “Brother’s Keeper (feat. Pusha T)” — Anderson .Paak — Oxnard
14) “Straight Shot (feat. Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangoirov & James Acaster)” — Quelle Chris — Guns

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

July 2019 — “SumWinter”

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July 2019 cover

This is my first mix made in Australia, and this reflects the fact that it is “winter” here — at worst 45(f)/7(c) with some rain — by offering something more in line for an Ithacan March. This was built around the inclusion of some demos (from Beyoncé, Prince, and Phil Collins) that I heard in different contexts and thought might work together. Also, as long as there’s some new(ish) Rosalía, that will always find a place here as well.

It’s also a bit longer (1:00:35) than the last few, so throw it on in the background and prepare to be occasionally surprised.

Tracklist:

1) “Dio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero” — Rosalía — Fucking Money Man
2) “Sorry (Original Demo) — Beyoncé — Lemonade
3) “Closer To You” — Clairo — Closer To You
4) “Camomile Tea” — Nina Cobham — Camomile Tea – Single
5) “He” — Jai Paul — Do You Love Her Now / He – Single
6) “Castaway (feat. Tyler, The Creator)” — Yuna — Rouge
7) “True Blue (feat. Angel Olsen)” — Mark Ronson — Late Night Feelings
8) “Sober” — Lorde — Melodrama
9) “FYM” — King Marie — The Prelude
10) “Honey” — Red Hearse — Red Hearse – Single
11) “You’re My Love” — Prince — Originals
12) “Right Side of My Neck” — Faye Webster — Atlanta Millionaires Club
13) “Hold You Now (feat. Danielle Haim)” — Vampire Weekend — Father of the Bride
14) “Camera” — Charly Bliss — Young Enough
15) “Red Bull & Hennessy” — Jenny Lewis — On The Line
16) “Doin’ Time” — Lana Del Rey — Doin’ Time – Single
17) ”I Missed Again (Demo)” — Phil Collins — Other Sides
18) “Night and Day” — Everything But The Girl – Night and Day

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

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

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