2013 Year in Review / Losers Mix

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2013, aka the year I started losing steam on this music shit.  Was it a relatively lame year for music, or am I getting old (and relatively lame)?

So which albums were my favorites?  Without thinking about it too hard (and generally from most favorite to least):

  • Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
  • Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
  • Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
  • Shannon & the Clams – Dreams In The Rat House
  • Bass Drum Of Death – Bass Drum Of Death
  • Kelela – Cut 4 Me
  • Deerhunter – Monomania
  • Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Kismet
  • Sonny & the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld
  • Prodigy – Albert Einstein
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
  • Action Bronson - SAAB Stories
  • Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

Best Show
Whatever Brains, The Blind Shake, OBN III’s, and Thee Oh Sees at Krankie’s Coffee in Winston-Salem, 10/31

Most Overrated Album/Human
Kanye

Best New Band
Parquet Courts

Best New Rapper
Young Thug

Producer of the Year
Alchemist

Funniest Musical Event
Those couple of weeks people were pretending they gave a shit that Daft Punk was dropping a new album.

Am I Too Old For…
Music festivals?  (yes)

Trying Too Hard Award
Camel Joe’s “Picasso Baby” performance at MOMA.

Best Band
Thee Oh Sees

2013 Losers Mix
This is always one of my favorite mixes of the year…the best of the best of those songs that just missed the cut from making it onto any of the other monthly mixes:

1) Mazes – Sucker Punched
2) Kurt Vile – Pure Pain
3) Lady – Sweet Lady
4) Toro y Moi – Say That
5) Kelela – Cut 4 Me 
6) Gucci Mane – Extacy Pill (feat. Young Thug)
7) Future – Chosen One
8) Rihanna – Pour It Up
9) Pusha T – Millions (Feat. Rick Ross) 
10) Danny Brown – The Return Feat. Freddie Gibbs
11) Sugar Billy Gardner – I Got Some
12) Rob Elliot, Shez Cross – Loose Up Yourself
13) Deerhunter – Dream Captain
14) Dead Ghosts – You Don’t Belong
15) Ruby Andrews – You’ve Made a Believer Out of Me
16) Cults – Always Forever
17) The Tonettes – I Gotta Know
18) Shannon And The Clams – Into the River
19) Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time
20) Thee Oh Sees – I Come From The Mountain
21) Thee Oh Sees – Sewer Fire
22) Don Trip & Starlito – 4×4 Relay
23) Quelle Chris – Hot n Crusty (feat. Cavalier, Fresh Daily, Chay)

November/December 2012 Mix

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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

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September-October Mix

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BlindShakes

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

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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

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June 2013 Mix

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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

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tHERMALS

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

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Lemur

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

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