Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Light a fire in this summer heat with the fourth installment Country Soul Sisters. Featuring eleven of the finest ladies of country music, the following half-hour is one of humid nights and Sunday mornings coming down. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Country Soul Sisters IV – A Mixtape

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

After a 2-year hiatus, Bomboclat! Island Soak Vol. 7 is back. Heavy on the rocksteady, twenty-three deep cuts highlighting the abundance of crooning talent and metronome-like rhythms that populated the era. Contact high approved. Download: Bomboclat! Island Soak 7 :: Jamaican Vintage (A Mixtape) **playlist after the jump

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Built on a foundation of altered/mutated bass clarinet and synthesizer, the sound of Portland’s Golden Retriever evokes vast expanses. Though the core of the project remains Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff, those expanses get even wider with Rotations, the duo’s forthcoming album. Out July 28 via Thrill Jockey, it features a maximized approach, incorporating the […]

Monday, June 19th, 2017

It’s heating up out there. The seventh installment of the Bomboclat! series is in the works — look for it in two weeks. Until then, let the following choice selections from volumes 1-6 simmer . . . Download: Bomboclat! Island Soak / Volumes 1-6 Retrospective (zipped folder)

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Welcome to our sixth collaboration with Portland, OR based record collector Sam Huff following his recent trip to Peru. The below is an exploration in sound migration over three-hundred years, tracking elements west from Europe and Africa through the Caribbean and jungles of Colombia, down the Atlantic coastline of South America until the terminus of […]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

“It was really pure art. Pure art. Anyway, producing great works was the ultimate goal; we had eyes for nothing else. We heard nothing else. We still had no sense of society. There was no sense of the masses.” – Haruomi Hosono Here now, “Some for Harry,” a celebration and glance at Haruomi Hosono: bass […]

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Many of the selections on the Gospel Jubilee were discovered in the moldy basement of a house that quite possibly belonged to a relative of Hoyt Sullivan, Jr., the impresario behind a handful of heralded black gospel labels such as Champ, HSE, and Su-Ann. These recordings arrive from groups on those sought after imprints, and […]