This show originally aired on Moheak.com on Saturday, 10/13/12
Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) – Food & Liquor II
Miguel feat. J Cole – All I Want Is You – All I Want Is You
Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek – You and I (InterestingSomethings Remix) – single
TLC – Unpretty (Follow Me remix) – single
Frank Ocean – Pyramids (DJ Apt One Disco Dub remix) – robotdancemusic.com
Escort – Starlight [Max Essa Remix] – Caméleon Chameleon & Starlight (Remixes)
Adele – Skyfall – Skyfall single
Electric Guest – Holiday – new single
Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams – Lonerism
Imagine Dragons – It’s Time -Night Visions
no – What’s Your Name – What’s Your Name/Eleven Eleven
Ellie Goulding – High for This (The Weeknd cover) – single
Pictureplane – Real Is A Feeling (Grimes Remix) – Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes
Ultraista – Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix) – Ultraista
Twin Shadow – Five Seconds – Confess
Here, a mixtape of songs I’ve been loving this month.
The first cut resulted in something quite stormy and dark. It ultimately sounded boring to me because – although the thematic element I wanted was there – it was one long piece without any interesting twists or turns.
This version is a little different. It mixes up different styles and still somehow remains true to the theme I was originally going for.
Speaking of that theme, a few days ago I realized the mix is actually about someone (…that creative process!) which for me meant that i needed to finish it as quickly as possible to move on to the next thing! So, it’s finally done.
I think you might like it. Please enjoy (you can click the little arrow to download). Read about the artists below, and don’t forget to tell me what you think!
efterklang “modern drift”
foals “spanish sahara (mount kimbie remix)”
ellie goulding “under the sheets (chiddy bang remix)”
chiddy bang “kids”
the kissaway trail “SDP”
joan jett and the blackhearts “crimson and clover”
the national “bloodbuzz ohio”
near the parenthesis “diffused”
jamie cullum “if i ruled the world”
Who you’ll hear…
I can’t stop listening to this one from the amazing Copenhagen group named Efterklang. Wikepedia says that their name comes from the Danish word for “rememberance” or “reverberation”… you can definitely hear the meditative contemplation in their songs. The third studio album “Magic Chairs” was released at the end of February – and it’s simply stunning.
Jonsi is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He kicked off his tour this month with a show at the showbox sodo in Seattle, followed by several more gigs including the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday – one of of the performances I’d be most eager to see. British film company 59 Productions designed stunning visuals for the show by incorporating Jónsi’s key influences on the album.
This single on the mix is a remix of “Spanish Sahara”, from their 2nd studio album due in early May. I can’t decide if I like this version or the original better. They’re equally striking. What do you think?
In a sea of young up-and-coming female singer-songwriters Ellie appears to be breaking the mold. She forgoes the popular genres of soulful underdog or goofy electro-pop darling with an album that’s uniquely her own. She won the Critic’s Choice awards at the 2010 BRIT Awards, setting the stage for big things to come. Album is out now in the UK.