November/December 2012 Mix




The slow pace continues here at Hydrant Sippin.  Here’s what I was listening to (other than Christmas music) while my dog snuggled in the decorations:

  • Kelela – Cut 4 Me: Actually, this one is legitimately great and rises above “honorable mention.”
  • Denmark Vessey – Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: Odd-ball Detroit hip-hop…buddies with Quelle Chris.

Honorable mention goes to Pusha T’s My Name is My Name, Frankie Rose’s Herin Wildand Twin Peaks’ Sunken.

On to the mix:

1) Denmark Vessey – Baked Out 2

2) Fat Joe – Your Honor ft. Action Bronson 

3) Pusha T – Nosetalgia feat. Kendrick Lamar

4) Cam’ron – My Life (Feat. Sen City)

5) Don Trip & Starlito – Where Do We Go (ft. Singa B)

6) Zach Farlow – Black Diamonds

7) Kelela – Enemy

8) Pusha T – King Push

9) Danny Brown – Dope Fiend Rental (feat. ScHoolboy Q)

10) Young Thug – Danny Glover

11) Future – Honest (Dave Luxe Refix)

12) Frankie Rose – Heaven

13) Twin Peaks – Boomers

14) Parquet Courts – The More It Works

15) Fuzz – Raise

16) Walter TV – Africa

17) Uppers International – Aja Wondo

18) Cults – No Hope

19) Kelela – Floor Show

20) Frankie Rose – You for Me

21) Action Bronson – Rolling Thunder

22) Denmark Vessey – Shock Of Your Life



September-October Mix



I’m still recovering from the epic Halloween face-melting provided by The Blind Shake, OBNIII’s, and, the greatest band in the world: Thee Oh Sees. But before that, here were the albums I enjoyed these past two months:

On to the mix:

1) A$AP Ferg – Shabba feat. A$AP Rocky
2) Deelow Diamond Man & Cornerboy P – She Got It Too
3) G Mane – Luciano
4) A$AP Ferg – Hood Pope
5) AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Dj Snake Remix)
6) Mary Wells – My Guy (Prince of Ballard Remix)
7) Marva Whitney – Ball of Fire
8) Ty Segall – The Man Man
9) King Tuff – Dancing On You
10) Deerhunter – Pensacola
11) King Tuff – Just Strut
12) The Rock – (Charlie Brother) We’ve Got To Love One Another
13) J-Zone – Miscegenation on Ya Station!
14) J-Zone – Jackin’ for Basquiats
15) Hunx and His Punx – Born Blonde
16) Deerhunter – Leather Jacket II
17) Hunx and His Punx – Rat Bag
18) KA – Off the Record
19) Stalley – Samson
20) Curren$y – I Can’t Stop
21) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper
22) Doc & Sal – My Dream
23) Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – A Sun’s Calypso
24) D’Angelo – Cruisin’ (Prince of Ballard Remix)

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Summer Mixes


Future Islands

Um, as you can tell, I’m getting bad at doing this monthly mix thing. Too little good music in June. Too much good music in July. Too little time in August to blog about it.

Anyways, here’s what I was listening to this the last couple of months:

Honorable mention to Freddie Gibbs’ ESGN.

On to the mix:

Part I
1) Mibbs – Free Bass
2) Jonzun Crew – Space Is the Place
3) Kevin Gates – Arms Of A Stranger
4) Young Thug – Picacho (Feat. Maceo)
5) Young Dro – Nope ft. T.I. 
6) Scotty – Handle Biz
7) Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – …eXxx Studio ft. Cokey Briccz & Goldie Glo
8) Young Dro – Groupie ft. B.o.B, Trinidad James 
9) Run The Jewels – 36″ Chain
10) Bass Drum Of Death – Bad Reputation
11) Stolen Girls – It’s Dead
12) Thee Oh Sees – Devil Again
13) Bleached – Love Spells
14) Cheap Time – Kill The Light
15) Bass Drum Of Death – I Wanna Be Forgotten
16) Stolen Girls – Eat My Ass, Kill Me Dead
17) Super Soul Movement – Bad – Bad – Bad
18) Darker Shades LTD. – Trackin’ Down Jody
19) Tickled Pink – Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand)
20) Baritone Tiplove – The Happy Hooker
21) Fiend – The Price is Right feat. Smoke DZA
22) Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Paper Hearts
23) Action Bronson – The Rockers (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Part II
1) Prodigy – Stay Dope
2) Tree – NO Faces ft. Danny Brown
3) Action Bronson - 72 Virgins (feat. Big Body Bes)
4) Statik Selektah – Live from the Era (feat. Pro Era)
5) Prodigy – The One (feat. Action Bronson)
6) Fiend – Perm n Uzi feat. Shawty Red and Scar
7) Freddie Gibbs – Freddie Soprano
8) Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Noble Drew Ali
9) Sonny & the Sunsets – Dark Corners
10) Sky’s the Limit – Don’t Be Afraid
11) Tijuana Panthers – Forbidden Fruit
12) Sic Alps – She’s On Top
13) The Love Language – First Shot
14) Tijuana Panthers – Boardwalk
15) Sonny & the Sunsets – Primitive
16) Run The Jewels – Sea Legs
17) Freddie Gibbs – Eastside Moonwalker
18) Zilla – Changes
19) Wild Belle – Keep You
20) Alex Calder – Location
21) Smith Westerns – Best Friend
22) The Love Language – Pilot Light


June 2013 Mix


Sorry folks, there won’t be a June mix.  It’s not that I’m too busy or burnt out or anything.  It’s just that there wasn’t enough good music to justify a mix.  Will be back at the end of July with some serious heat.

In the meantime, one album worth checking out:

  • Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death:  Another month, another garage rock album.  Good enough to get me to buy tickets to Hopscotch?  We’ll see…

May 2013 Mix



What was I listening to this May – that special month every year when my work becomes a living hell?

On to the mix:
1) Dead Ghosts – Roky Said
2) Little Willie and the Adolescents – Get Out of My Life
3) Shannon And The Clams – Ozma
4) Dead Ghosts – Cold Stare
5) Interns – I’ve Got Something to Say
6) Shannon And The Clams – Heads Or Tails
7) Black Milk – Why Worry
8) Ghostface Killah – Blood On The Cobblestones (Feat. U-God & Inspectah Deck)
9) Tree – Devotion (Get It)
10) Statik Selektah – Bird’s Eye View (feat. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought)
11) Thee Oh Sees – Humans Be Swayed
12) The Thermals – The Howl Of The Winds
13) Chad & The Meatbodies – Mountain
14) The Thermals – The Sunset
15) Burnt Ones – Hologram Dropouts
16) Thee Oh Sees – Grown in a Graveyard
17) Total Control – For Lease
18) Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards
19) Cassie – Take Care of Me Baby ft. Pusha T
20) Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde – Ê Boi (Maga Bo Remix)
21) Homeboy Sandman – Oh, The Horror
22) J Dilla – Smack A Bitch
23) Quasimoto – Seasons Change
24) Mikal Cronin – Weight
25) Kurt Vile – Shame Chamber
26) Thee Oh Sees – Kids in Cars

April 2013 Mix



April 2014!  Yay!  Here’s what I was listening to, while looking up Chechnya on Google Maps:

On to the mix:

1) Fat Trel – Deep In The Game
2) Rocko – U.O.E.N.O. (Feat. Rick Ross & Future)
3) Stalley – Petrin Hill Peonies (WaveMix)
4) Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance (Knx Remix)
5) MeLo-X – Handle It
6) ST 2 Lettaz – Time Wasted
7) Clinic – Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10pm (RPT) II
8) Wavves – Hippies Is Punks
9) FIDLAR – Whore
10) Thee Oh Sees – Maze Fancier
11) FIDLAR – White On White
12) Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster
13) P-Money – The Professional (ft. Roc Marciano)
14) Notorious B.I.G. – The What (NAMELESS Remix)
15) Quelle Chris – Long Tokes (feat. Cavalier)
16) Uptown XO – Finding My Way
17) MED & Blu feat. Jimetta Rose – Burgundy Whip
18) Uptown XO – Salaam
19) Charles Bradley – Confusion
20) Lady – Habit
21) Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics – Lost Without You
22) Lady – Money
23) Charles Bradley – Victim of Love


February/March Mix


Photo Mar 28, 2013, 8-11 AM

Look who it is, sliding in late, like a defensive midfielder trying to play soccer in a blizzard.  I’m doing another one.  Enjoy these while they last.

Good albums this month:

On to the mix:

1) Homeboy Sandman – Coral Reefs
I can’t hear the words “coral reef” without having flashbacks to my junior year high school health class when they showed us a slideshow of STDs. Word to genital warts.

2) $amhill – Verses
Not big on hooks. Word to Shaq & RZA.

3) Curren$y – Mary
Spoiler alert, this song is about weed, not about an actual girl named Mary. Word to M. Night Shyamalan.

4) Heliocentrics – Wrecking Ball
No tricks here. This song is totally about wrecking balls. Word to Scott Dann.

5) Foxygen – No Destruction
Honorable mention this month to Foxygen’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Very promising debut. Word to sounding a lot like Mick Jagger on this song.

6) Thee Oh Sees – Minotaur
Floating Coffin drops 4/16. Word to getting high and listening to music four days later.

7) Roy Junior – Victim Of Circumstance
“I was raised on knuckle sandwiches, in an alley crib” is about as good as opening lines get. Word to punching babies in the face.

8) Parquet Courts – Stoned and Starving
Favorite song of the month. Word to this hungry little fella.

9) Airstrip – Pleasure Center
Word to my little corner of NC having a great music scene.

10) Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Word to the 20th century ambassador of peace and magic.

11) Parquet Courts – Yonder is Closer to the Heart

12) Legends – I`ll Come Again

Word to the Hedgehog.

13) Rats – Rats Revenge
Are these guys throwing out 60s gang threats? Word to pre-dating Bangin’ on Wax by 30 years.

14) Toro y Moi – High Living
Sounds like what would happen if DJ Screw got his hands on those Flashback comps.

15) Courtney John – Every Way
Word to guys who can sing keeping roots reggae alive.

16) Pusha T – Take My Life (Feat. Andrea Martin)
I love reggae-influenced hip-hop beats, but it’s always a sad reminder that a young Nordy once blew 8 hard-earned dollars on this.

17) Young Thug – Foreign (ft. Hellacoppa)
Young Thug = Future with a sense of humor?

18) Jeremih – All The TIme Feat. Lil Wayne & Natasha Mosley
Posted despite the Weezy verse.

19) Pusha T – Trust You (Feat. Kevin Gates)
Kevin Gates = Future with a smaller appearance fee?

20) Freeband Gang – Karate Chop (Future & Casino)
Future = Future

21) Gucci Mane – Servin
It’s Guwop!

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