Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Two years ago, while playing records on a rooftop in LA with Patrick McCarthy (Light In The Attic Records), a track by David Sylvian sparked the following mix. It’s now autumn of 2016 and here we are. McCarthy, on the set, below… When I set out to work on this mix I had a very […]

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Volume two of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. As promised, this installment is courtesy of dj/record collector Carlos Niño. Per his selections, Niño notes “I was thinking about Bobby Hutcherson and my Father Pablo Niño who had just transitioned […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Several months back I happened upon a survey stating that, according to Neilson, jazz now held the dubious honor of being the least listened to genre in the US. The piece went on state that both “jazz and classical represent just 1.4% of total U.S. music consumption apiece…with classical album sales higher for 2014.” This soon led […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016

One last languid cruise before the summer fades into fall. A varied collection of teardrops from the Congo to Brazil, Tristes Tropiques presents the hauntingly beautiful sound of sadness from the global south. Poor a cup of palm wine and enjoy. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Tristes Tropiques – A Mixtape

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

In recurring August fashion we offer the latest in a series of exploratory, atmospheric mixtapes. True to its seasonal home, like its predecessors, The Palm Trees Fall into the Sea exudes a humid, tropical ambiance. Below, dig into a thirty track experiment in openness across the spatial and temporal – and hopefully the spiritual. The […]

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Ethereal jazz and slow grooves throughout, this is Vox Scapo. Set it to cruise control and take in a free and easy summer soundscape as August begins to wane. Our fifth collaboration with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Vox Scapo – A Mixtape (zipped folder) Tracklisting after […]

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Enter The Now Generation. A gauzy 18 track ride through Portland record collectors Sam Huff and Meghan Wright’s current crate. It is as it must be….man. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: The Now Generation / A Mixtape (zipped folder) Tracklisting after the jump . . .

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Daniel T. returns with Douala By Night, a grab bag of  pan-African records presently lining his crate and beyond. His last AD import, Skateland, a deeply funky 16-track 70s roller skating compilation, is still alive and available, here. Douala By Night – A Mixtape

Monday, August 1st, 2016

(From 2012. The Jet Lag programme, hosted by Yoon Nam, ceased airing last year after an inspired decade-long run on Atlanta’s 88.5 fm.) Over the past couple of years I’ve been irregularly highlighting some of my favorite voices online (and beyond), inviting them to guest DJ my show on SIRIUS XMU. For those of you […]