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Mixtape: Samples from Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

All the samples used in Kanye West’s new album.  Also contains a selection of snippets from the album itself.

Part 1

Comment #1 – Gil Scott Heron
Woods – Bon Iver
Lost In The World (feat. Bon Iver) – Kanye West
Think – Lyn Collins
Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango
Afromerica (Power) – Continent No. 6
POWER – Kanye West
21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
Iron Man – Black Sabbath
Hell Of A Life – Kanye West
She’s My Baby – The Mojo Men
Stud Spider – Tony Joe White
It’s Your Thing – Cold Grits
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Fall Mixcast: CFCF, Spank Rock, Zowie, Escort…

This one takes us in a totally different direction than the last few did. Lately, I’ve felt inspired by the recent crop of seemingly zeitgeist-nailing bands with that darker, multi-dimensional and somewhat wistful sound. It feels totally perfect for the changing seasons and for the general transition into fall (think witchy: Deerhunter, oOoOO, Salem, Warpaint, Glasser).

While it’s easy to do the buzz band thang, I wanted to add my own style, you know – shake it up with some rock, hip hop, electro, and bits of cheddah tossed in in for fun. 🙂

This season inspires me. I hope to maybe pass some inspiration your way, too.

Intriguing Possibilities – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (from The Social Network OST)
Before and After Light – CFCF
Burnout Eyess – oOoOO
Shutterbug (Sub Swara Remix) – Sub Swara & Big Boi
You Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix) – Jeru The Damaja
What It Look Like (Todd Edwards Remix) – Spank Rock
All the Eastern Girls (Breton Remix) – Chapel Club
Love Demolition – Zowie*
Bubblegunk – Entrepreneurs
Let The Sun Shine (Outlier Remix) – Labrinth
Cocaine Blues – Escort
I’d Love to Change the World – Ten Years After


*See her first U.S. interview (with yours truly) on Indie Shuffle.

Monthly Mixtape + What’s Next

This mix serves as sort of a substitute for the August Edition of the monthly mixtape series.  It may also serve as a mix for September,  as I’ll be traveling for the majority of the month!

I’m thrilled to report that next week, I’m traveling to Argentina to serve as a Brand Ambassador for Tom’s Shoes. I’ll be participating in Tom’s One Millionth Shoe Drop and covering the experience here from my Blackberry Torch. I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited for the trip. Not only to participate in the Tom’s Shoes experience but to visit places I’ve never been before – Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls!

Much more to come, very soon. In the meantime, lean back, turn it up – and hope u enjoy 🙂

-Nicole

//tracklist

Metric “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (Dylan cover)”
Beach House “Norway (Skinny Friedman edit)”
!!! “Steady As The Sidewalk Cracks”
Kidkanevil “The Floating World (Eliphino Remix)”
Wagon Cookin “I’m Gonna Make You Dance”
Neighbourhood Romeo “No You Call Him”
Miami Horror “I Look To You”
Mark Ronson & The Business International “The Bike Song”
Janelle Monae “Cold War”
Tokimonsta “Solitary Joy”
Clubroot “Toe To Toe”
Nite Jewel “Am I Real?”

Deep Dive – Nu Drum & Bass

I’ve been re-visiting a lot of drum & bass lately. I totally forgot how amazing the sound is, and how it’s created new sub-genres over the years by adopting other styles like jazz, hip-hop, and techno – while also carving a path for semi-new genres like dubstep.  So great!

Here’s a quick mix of some new tracks I’ve been digging lately. It goes deep and rides a rollercoaster of quiet footprints to full-on rinse. Enjoy!

//tracklist

Fever Ray “Keep The Streets (MaJiKer’s BPM Remix)”
Altimeter “Vee”
Mala “Alicia”
Body Language “Work This City (Shuttle Remix)”
Lenzman, Riya “Open Page”
Oliver Ferrer & Giorgio LIVE “Soul Mountain”
Netsky “Iron Heart”
Underworld “Scribble (Netsky Remix)”
Pendulum “Set Me On Fire”
Tinie Tempah “Pass Out (Snoop Dogg Remix)”

i left my head and my heart on the dancefloor No. 2

random sweaty disco robot club-going fun.

//tracklist

Kaskade “New Shoes”
Muscles “Sweaty (Shazam remix)”
Human Contact “Loverider (The Girls Can Hear Us remix)”
Reset! “If We Try (Kry Wolf’s Space Disco Remix)”
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce “Telephone (Kaskade remix)”
DiscoTech “She’s Devastating”
Snow Patrol “Take Back The City (Lillica Libertine Remix)”
The XX “Shelter (Death to the Throne remix)”
Carmen Reece “Right Here (Davé Aude remix)”