Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

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 […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Calm the dog days of summer with this, the sixth installment of the Maison Dufrene collection. Weaving in and out of gnarled roots and aged forests, the following selections dig deep into Appalachia, re-imagining some old country favorites, while dusting off a few hippie treasures and rusty backwoods gems. words / p dufrene Maison Dufrene […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016

In times like these, music is exactly what we need. The songs collected here span the divides that separate country from folk and rock; organized religions from new-age cults; and sacred songs of devotion from wasted secular blues. Major label releases by well-known seekers are represented alongside recordings of Christian youth groups and outsiders’ self-financed vanity projects. […]