Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Friday, November 25th, 2016

In addition to his website American Standard Time, Greg Vandy is the host of the long-running roots radio program The Roadhouse, on KEXP. Based in Seattle, Vandy spent the better part of two years researching Woody Guthrie’s tenure in 1941 with Oregon’s Bonneville Power Administration. In short, Guthrie was employed to promote the benefits of […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Our ongoing collaboration with record collector and dj Daniel T (see: Skateland / Douala By Night) and Panamajack continues with Heat Wave – a 14 track medley of international funk from the 70s and 80s spanning Trinidad to Japan. Heat Wave – A Mixtape **playlist / provenance after the jump . . .

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The following playlist is a celebration of Robyn Hitchcock’s first 20 years of recordings; specifically ones that, while they may be ‘accessible’, still showcase the singular nature of his creativity. Hitchcock spent his university years in the early 70s busking while seeking a band that fit his vision. The pieces were in place when he […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The year has 16 months: November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November.” Danish poet, Henrik Nordbrandt The days become shorter and the summer heat gives way to crisp nights. Autumn is the mellowest of seasons, a time of introspection and reflection, a slowing down before the […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

“You’re moving so fast, but baby you know not where”. – Wings, “Wild Life” I’m Bored, a mixtape courtesy of our friend Jess Rotter, whose new book of illustrations by the same name was just published via Hat & Beard Press. Jess, in her own words, below. This collection of jams is set on turtle […]

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