February 2017 Mix

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We survived 1 month of the Trump Admin! I survived by listening to these albums:

Honorable mention to Ty Segall and Migos.

1) The Proper Ornaments – Back Pages
2) Tim Heidecker – Richard Spencer
3) Mark Sultan – Knock On Wood
4) Chrissy Zebby Tembo – I’m Not Made of Iron
5) Foundars 15 – Don’t Take Me for a Ride
6) Steve Monite – Only You
7) Karriem – I Love You (Full)
8) Curren$y – Step Outside
9) Migos – T-Shirt
10) Paco Troxclair – Going Duffy
11) Kap G – Freakin N Geekin
12) Migos – Call Casting
13) Damaged Bug – Bog Dash
14) Tyvek – Girl On a Bicycle
15) The Misfits – Last Caress
16) Tyvek – Into the Outlets
17) Ty Segall – The Only One
18) The Misfits – Hollywood Babylon
19) Conway – To The Streets [9mm Version]
20) Chayns – You
21) Prodigy – Mafuckin U$A
22) Madvillain – Avalanche
23) Curren$y, Corner Boy P, & T.Y. – I Remember 

January 2017 Mix

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Can you believe I’ve been doing this shit for 10 years?  Here’s to hoping we’re all around for another 10:

  • ORB – Birth: Heavy psych rock from our former allies in Australia
  • 100 Flowers – 100 Years Of Pulchritude: Old compilation of early 80s punks fka the Urinals (see “Ack Ack Ack Ack” from last month’s mix).
  • Psychic Ills – Inner Journey Out: A band I had totally been sleeping on. Recommended if you like Wooden Shjips and/or Phosphorescent.

Honorable mentions to RTJ3, Smoke DZA & Pete Rock, and Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy.

Onto the mix:

1) Migos – Bad And Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
2) Lil Uzi Vert & Gucci Mane – 6 In 04
3) Curren$y – Fed Ex (Prod By Metro Boomin & Don Cannon)
4) Popcaan – Nah Idle
5) Ezale – We Want Some Pussy
6) No Panty – Gato
7) M.I.A – Go Off
8) Pow! – Necessary
9) New Berlin – Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
10) TYVEK – Origin of What
11) ORB – Reflection
12) 100 Flowers – I’m Like You
13) Run The Jewels – Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)
14) Smoke DZA – I Ain’t Scared
15) Jaylib – Da Rawkus
16) Action Bronson – Muslim Wedding
17) Mr. Lif – Five Lies About the World Outside (feat. Insight)
18) Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy – DFA (Ft. Cozz & Kevin Gates)
19) Psychic Ills – Mixed Up Mind
20) Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Let Me Get There ft. Kurt Vile
21) Drag Sounds – I Walked In
22) 100 Flowers – Presence Of Mind

December 2016 Mix

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What a year, right! At least it went out with some good albums:

  • A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service: Fully expected this album to suck. I was thankfully very wrong.
  • NxWorries – Yes Lawd!: So much better than Malibu.
  • Lee Fields & the Expressions – Special Night: Sharon Jones is dead. Charles Bradley has cancer. Gotta appreciate Lee Fields while we still have him.
  • D.R.A.M. – Big Baby D.R.A.M.: It’s too long and drags at the end, makes up for it by having the best album cover of the year.

Onto the mix:
1) Voices of Conquest – O Yes My Lord
2) Jonwayne – Authors Recording Company
3) Tanya Morgan – Enter Through The Gift Shop (feat. Che Grand)
4) A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation (ft. Busta Rhymes)
5) Smoke DZA – Limitless (ft. Dave East)
6) Kool G Rap – Fast Life Ohnomite Remix (ft. Nas)
7) A Tribe Called Quest – We The People….
8) D.R.A.M. – In a Minute
9) NxWorries – Best One
10) Future – Used to This (ft. Drake)
11) 2 Chainz – Diamonds Talkin Back
12) Lil Donald – Still Lit (ft. Stuey Rock)
13) Young M.A. – Ooouuu
14) A$AP Mob – Young N***a Living (feat. A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant & A$AP Twelvyy)
15) Tinashe – Touch Pass
16) The Bags – Survive
17) The Snails – Snails’ Love Theme
18) Lee Fields & The Expressions – How I Like It
19) Them Two – Am I a Good Man
20) NxWorries – Another Time
21) Curren$y – Vibrations (Budgie Remix)
22) The Urinals – Ack Ack Ack Ack
23) The Men – Fire
24) Run The Jewels – 2100 feat. BOOTS

2016 End of the World Mix

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Fuck it all.  Some albums:

Some songs:
1) Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times
2) The Frightnrs – Purple
3) Danny Brown – Lost
4) A$AP Mob – Crazy Brazy
5) Curren$y – Treat Em The Same (ft. Corner Boy P)
6) Dam Funk – Hazy Stomp
7) Useless Eaters – Relaxing Death
8) The High Curbs – Lame Sloth
9) ORB – First and Last Man
10) Useless Eaters – Electrical Outlet
11) Male Bonding – Hole
12) Big Scoob – Bitch Please (ft. B-Legit & E-40)
13) Ezale – Stop Come On
14) Gucci Mane – Out The Zoo
15) DJ Mustard – Lil Baby (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
16) Gucci Mane – Last Time (Ft. Travis Scott)
17) D.R.A.M. – Cash Machine
18) Yuppies Indeed – Amazing Teen Girl
19) The Keggs – To Find Out
20) Allah-Las – Warmed Kippers
21) The Few – Escape
22) White Fence – To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley
23) Call Me LIKE – Mission Road Ft. Anderson.Paak
24) Jamie Lidell – Don’t Let Me Let You Go
25) Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – You Ain’t That Young Kid

Early Fall 2016 Mix

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Early fall = the best time of the year.  The weather is perfect, and Hopscotch comes to Raleigh.  And this year, a few decent albums dropped:

  • Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits:  The world’s greatest rock band continues to be the world’s greatest rock band.
  • Ka – Honor Killed the Samurai: The world’s greatest rapping fireman continues to be the world’s greatest rapping fireman.  Actually, I think this is my favorite of his albums.
  • Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Whole Food: The world’s most underrated rapper from Detroit continues to be the world’s most underrated rapper from Detroit.  Denmark Vessey makes albums that are lyrically/topically as ambitious as any Kendrick Lamar album, but Denmark actually makes good songs.

Honorable mentions to Angel Olsen, French Montana, Morgan Delt, Rae Sremmurd, and Gap Dream.  On to the mix:
1) Thee Oh Sees – Ticklish Warrior
2) De La Soul – Whoodeeni (ft. 2 Chainz)
3) French Montana – I’m Heated
4) Too Short – Burn Rubber
5) Corner Boy P – New Warleans
6) Thee Oh Sees – The Axis
7) Morgan Delt – Some Sunsick Day
8) Frank Ocean – Pink + White
9) PARTYNEXTDOOR – Not Nice
10) E-40 – Petty (feat. Kamaiyah)
11) Nef The Pharaoh – Everything Big
12) Gucci Mane – At Least a M
13) Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
14) Gap Dream – Judy Let Me Roam
15) Krondon – Black Sabbath
16) Ka – Ours
17) Roc Marciano – All for It
18) Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Black Love (7eventhirty And Iman Omari)
19) Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
20) Rolling Blackouts C.F. – Clean Slate

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Late Summer 2016 Mix

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Here are the albums that got me through 800 consecutive days where the temp went past 90 degrees:

Honorable mention to Smoke DZA.

And here are the songs:
1) Whitney – No Woman
2) Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie
3) Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band – Cumberland Blues
4) Michael Kiwanuka – One More Night
5) Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You
6) Nite-Funk – Let Me Be Me
7) Take Three – Tonite’s the Night (All Right)
8) StoneBwoy – Choices (E-40 Ragga Mix)
9) Young Thug – Turn Up
10) Fam-Lay – Rock N’ Roll (Remix) (ft. Lil Flip)
11) Jimmy Wopo – Elm Street
12) YG – Why You Always Hatin? (feat. Drake & Kamaiyah)
13) Rae Sremmurd – Do Yoga
14) Nite-Funk – Love x2
15) Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
16) Curren$y – Game Tapes
17) Your Old Droog – White Rappers (A Good Guest)
18) Smoke DZA – Don’t Pass Trump The Blunt 
19) Westside Gunn – Summer Slam 88 (ft. WS Pootie)
20) Super FM – Dad Clone
21) K9 Sniffies – Bill’s Block

Early Summer 2016 Mix

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King KhanAlbums I’ve been digging as I researched ways to add AC to my bike:

  • Various Artists – Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, vol. 1 (1972-1977): It’s been a while since I’ve heard any “new” Nigerian music from the 70s (aka, the best type of music there is).
  • Parquet Courts – Human Performance: More of a grower than previous efforts like Sunbathing Animal or Light Up Gold, but might ultimately be their album with the longest shelf life for me (time will tell.).
  • Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial: Album I’m most likely to be embarrassed about liking five years from now.  I’m not normally too high on rock that’s this lyrical and not normally too high on long songs, but this one’s the exception to the rule.

Honorable mentions to Zack Mexico and Egyptian Lover.  Just wasn’t the month for musicians with country-based names to crack through to the top.

On to the mix:
1) OT Genasis – Cut It (ft. Young Dolph)
2) Willie Joe – I Wonder 
3) The Egyptian Lover – I Cry (Night After Night)
4) Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache (A Larry Levan Mix)
5) Drake – With You (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
6) Homeboy Sandman – Heart Sings
7) Curren$y – Cement 4s
8) Che Grand – Mental (ft. Von Pea)
9) Meyhem Lauren – Bonus Round (Feat. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Big Body Bes)
10) Waves – Mother
11) Barrington Levy – Good Loving
12) The Apostles – Never Too Late
13) Parquet Courts – Paraphrased
14) Car Seat Headrest – 1937 State Park
15) Meyhem Lauren – Sweet Chick
16) Black Milk – For 4ever
17) Med – Joy Road (feat. Sirplus)
18) Radiohead – The Numbers
19) Zack Mexico – Time To Move