August 2018 Mix

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Only one good album this month:

  • Marlowe – Marlowe: The poor man’s The Ecstatic, courtesy of a previously unknown rapper from Charlotte (of all places!)

On to the mix:
1) Marlowe – Palm Readers
2) J. Cole – 1985 (DJ Premier Remix)
3) YBN Cordae – Old Niggas (1985 Response)
4) Roc Marciano – Corniche feat. Action Bronson
5) Marlowe – Demonstration
6) Roc Marciano – Happy Endings
7) The Viceroys – Heart Made Of Stone
8) Repetition – A Still Reflex
9) Blue Orchids – Disney Boys
10) Ty Segall, White Fence – Grin Without Smile
11) Ty Segall, White Fence – Please Don’t Leave This Town
12) Roxanne Shanté & Biz Markie – Def Fresh Crew
13) MC Shan – So Def
14) Cocoa Tea – I’ve Lost My Sonia
15) Tamia – Leave It Smokin
16) VanJess – Control Me
17) Valee – Allat
18) BlocBoy JB – Mexico
19) YBN Cordae – Kung Fu
20) Future – Upscale (ft. Young Thug & Quavo)
21) YBN Almighty Jay – 2 Tone Drip | Butter Pecan
22) BlocBoy JB – Look Alive (feat. Drake)
23) Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo – Ball Out (feat. ALLBLACK)
24) Queen Key – Ha (ft. Dreezy)
25) Rich Blue – Hands-Hands

 

July 2018 Mix

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Did I really like any albums this month? Just one, and it was just an EP:

Otherwise, the Beyonce & Jay-Z, Parquet Courts, Playboi Carti, Westside Gunn, and Ty Dolla $ign albums all had their moments.

On to the mix:
1) Grand Wizard Theodore – Gangbusters
2) Margo’s Kool Out Crew – Death Rap
3) Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk
4) Wooden Shjips – Red Line
5) Parquet Courts – Total Football
6) Denzel Curry – Percs
7) Playboi Carti – Pull Up
8) 2 Chainz – Bigger Than You (feat. Drake & Quavo)
9) Bas – Boca Raton (feat. A$AP Ferg)
10) Ty Dolla $ign – Love U Better (feat. Lil Wayne & the-Dream)
11) Playboi Carti – Lean 4 Real (Feat. Skepta)
12) Andre 3000 – Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)
13) Antoine Dougbé – Nounignon Ma Kpon Midji
14) Westside Gunn – Wrestlemania 20 (ft. Anderson .Paak)
15) Beyoncé & JAY-Z – NICE
16) Pusha T – The Story of Adidon
17) Freddie Gibbs – 2 Legit
18) Beyoncé & JAY-Z – 713
19) Black Thought – Dostoyevsky (feat. Rapsody)
20) Westside Gunn – Stefflon Don

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June 2018 Mix

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June! Blame the World Cup for my forgetting to post this month’s mix. Here’s what I was listening to while shaking my fist angrily at Neymar:

On to the mix:
1) La Luz – Cicada
2) Goat Girl – Burn The Stake
3) Amen Dunes – Blue Rose
4) Lars Finberg – Born Shopping
5) Swae Lee – What’s In Your Heart? (From Swaecation)
6) Valee – Womp Womp (feat. Jeremih)
7) Rae Sremmurd – Powerglide (feat. Juicy J)
8) Smokepurpp – Streets Love Me (feat. Juicy J)
9) Migos – Walk It Talk It (ft. Drake)
10) Husalah – Cyan Stop Me
11) Slim Jxmmi – Keep God First (From Jxmtro)
12) Spizzenergi – Soldier Soldier
13) Shark Toys – Time Signature
14) Alternative TV – Lost in Room
15) Simply Saucer – Bullet Proof Nothing
16) Shark Toys – Jazz Suss
17) Meyhem Lauren – Tourneau
18) Westside Gunn & Conway – Brains On The Basquiat (Reloaded)
19) The Alchemist – The Hopeless Romantic feat. Action Bronson
20) Smoke DZA – The Lifestyle
21) Pusha T – If You Know You Know
22) Westside Gunn & Conway – If I Ruled The World ’15
23) Jean Grae – Breakfast of Champions
24) Sean Price & Illa Ghee – Good Lobster feat. Royal Flush

Spring 2018 Mix

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Whoops. Meant to post this about a month ago. Here’s what I was listening to in Spring 2018, which was highlighted by a long-distance visit from a great friend and a trip to Austin for the Levitation music festival (A Giant Dog, Parquet Courts, Ty Segall, Tijuana Panthers, Stonefield, The Garden, Omni, La Luz, Amplified Heat, Pow!, Thee Oh Sees):

  • Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy: Does so many things that can turn me off (wordy, intelligible lyrics, long song lengths, abrupt song transitions), but for some reason it still works for me.
  • Hailu Mergia – Lala Belu: Hand me my NPR tote bag because now I apparently like Ethiopian jazz
  • Shannon & the Clams – Onion: I imagine it’s hard to keep improving when your band is wedded to a specific aesthetic, but this might be the best Shannon & the Clams album yet.
  • Sonny Smith – Rod For Your Love: Probably the most consistent Sonny Smith album, and has a vibe that meshes nicely to play right after you’re done listening to that Shannon & the Clams album. Recommended for Mac DeMarco fans.

On to the mix:
1) Car Seat Headrest – Bodys (no outro)
2) Spike Vincent – Lie In The Dust
3) Hailu Mergia – Addis Nat
4) The Teardrop Explodes – Sleeping Gas (Zoo 7″ Version)
5) The Fall – Repetition
6) Lars Finberg – Benevolent Panic
7) Shannon & the Clams – I Never Wanted Love
8) A. Savage – Frightened
9) Breanna Barbara – Nothin’ But Your Lovin’
10) Shannon & the Clams – Tryin’
11) Sonny Smith – Rod for Your Love
12) Cliff Curry – Let Love Come In
13) Black Milk – Foe Friend
14) Westside Gunn – Part Deux
15) Zaki Ibrahim – Diamond Time
16) A$AP Ferg – Kisti YamaGucci (ft. Denzel Curry & IDK)
17) Chaka Demus – Teach Them
18) Shabba Ranks – Dem Bow
19) Beta Boys – Brick Walls
20) Booji Boys – Sister

March 2018 Mix

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What I was listening to while chilling with Uncle Ho:

On to the mix:
1) Evidence – Jim Dean
2) Conway – RODNEY LITTLE (Featuring Prodigy)
3) Dabrye – Lil Mufukuz (feat. DOOM)
4) A$AP Ferg – Family
5) Elucid – A 1000 Faces feat. Psychic Twin
6) Starlito – Insomnia Addict 2
7) Evidence – Throw It All Away
8) The Alchemist – Barriere d’Enfer
9) Ty Segall – Alta
10) Des Demonas – The South Will Never Rise Again
11) Omni – After Dinner
12) Naomi Punk – Cookie
13) Des Demonas – Brown Rooster
14) The Alchemist – Rock Spatial
15) Lil Uzi Vert – Mood
16) Tay-K – After You
17) Smokepurpp – Krispy Kreme
18) Lil Wayne – Fly Away
19) BeatKing – Throw Her Away
20) Migos – Stir Fry
21) Travis Scott & Quavo – Black & Chinese
22) Nef the Pharaoh – Kenan & Kel
23) Migos – BBO (Bad Bitches Only) (ft. 21 Savage)
24) Drake – God’s Plan
25) Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
26) Durand Jones and The Indications – Make a Change
27) Ty Segall – Rain

January 2018 Mix

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Only a couple of hot albums during this cold month:

  • Kamaiyah – Before I Wake: Every Kamaiyah album should come out in May so you’ve got it for all your summer cookouts.
  • Armand Hammer – Rome: The exact opposite of Kamaiyah. This album can only be listened to in the winter. 2017 Cold Vein vibes.

On to the mix:
1) Cortijo & Su Combo Original Con Ismael Rivera – Oriza
2) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Just Give Me Your Time
3) Angel Olsen – Special
4) Girlpool – 123
5) OCS – On and On Corridor
6) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender
7) Konvoi – Matador
8) Miguel – Criminal (feat. Rick Ross)
9) Lil’ Peep – Girls (Martorialist Edit)
10) Quality Control & Migos – Too Hotty
11) Lil Uzi Vert – Clout
12) Kamaiyah – Dope Bitch
13) Action Bronson – All I Wanna Do
14) Black Thought – The Learning (Freestyle)
15) Armand Hammer – Carnies feat. Mach Hommy
16) Oh No & Tri-State – Write Wrongs feat. Gangrene
17) Curren$y – Long As It Lasts (ft. Young Roddy)
18) Starlito – Stir Crazy (ft. Don Trip & Killa Kyleon)
19) Kamaiyah – Playa in Me
20) OMB Peezy – Go Down

December 2017 Mix

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Albums:

  • A. Savage – Thawing Dawn: Excellent solo album from one of the dudes from Parquet Courts.
  • Meyhem Lauren – Gems From The Equinox: Excellent NYC boom-bap from that guy on Fuck That’s Delicious who isn’t Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, or Alchemist.
  • Flat Worms – Flat Worms: Does the idea of a band that sounds like a revved up version of The Intelligence get you excited?

Honorable mentions to Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett, Danilele Luppi, Las Rosas, Rips, and Gucci Mane.

On to the mix:
1) A. Savage – What Do I Do
2) Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Mount Napoleon
3) Las Rosas – The Silver Lining
4) Steve Gunn – Heavy Sails
5) A. Savage – Winter in the South
6) The Steoples – From the Otherside
7) Cohenbeats – Daily Affirmations (ft. Quelle Chris)
8) Smoke DZA – Albany
9) Homeboy Sandman – Pina Colada
10) Meyhem Lauren – Shea Stadium (feat. Action Bronson)
11) A$AP Ferg – Our Streets
12) Smoke DZA – The Club (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway)
13) AraabMUZIK & !llmind – Selda
14) Flat Worms – Accelerated
15) Rips – Losing
16) OMB Peezy – Talk My Shit feat Yhung TO
17) Rick Ross – TipToeN
18) Gucci Mane – Changed (Feat. Big Sean)
19) 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin – Still Serving
20) Giggs – Gangstas & Dancers feat. Lil Duke & Young Thug
21) Cyhi da Prynce – Dat Side (feat. Kanye West)