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July 2017 Mix

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Here are some good albums I was listening to as the weather became unbearable:

  • Gang of Four – Entertainment!: Yes, I should have been up on this long ago, but this kid who grew up listening to nothing but hip-hop is just now discovering all the amazing late 70s/early 80s punk stuff.
  • The Feeling of Love – Reward Your Grace: From 2013, but another one I had missed. Do you like weird French dudes who sing in English and sound kinda like Thee Oh Sees?
  • Thee Oh Sees – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In: Speaking of the greatest band ever, how did I sleep on this one from 2008? Had been digging through all of their old stuff recently through all their naming conventions, but this is the album when they became Thee Oh Sees, greatest band in the world.

Honorable mention to Nick Hakim, 2 Chainz, Suicide, Ausmuteants, and all the old King Jammy compilations.

On to the mix:
1) Suicide – Cherree
2) Nick Hakim – Roller Skates
3) Pinchers – Bandelero
4) Chrissy Zebby Tembo – Born Black
5) The Raincoats – Fairytale In The Supermarket
6) Gang of Four – Guns Before Butter
7) Cococoma – Messenger (The Wipers)
8) Minutemen – This Ain’t No Picnic
9) Ty Segall – Do It Clean
10) ZenSoFly – Palm Sweat Trees ft. YouthfulJodi
11) A$AP Ferg – Plain Jane
12) Big Boi – Kill Jill (ft. Killer Mike & Young Jeezy)
13) Gucci Mane – Finesse the Plug Interlude
14) Gunplay – Ya’ll Know Where I’m From (ft. Mozzy)
15) 2 Chainz – 4 AM (feat. Travis Scott)
16) Timaya – I Like the Way
17) Young Thug – Tomorrow Til Infinity
18) The Feeling of Love – Mostly Pet Semen Unit
19) Thee Oh Sees – The Coconut
20) Ausmuteants – New Planet
21) Cannibale – Mama
22) Pere Ubu – Street Waves
23) Ausmuteants – I Hate You
24) Thee Oh Sees – You Will See This Dog Before You Die

June 2017 Mix

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So much good stuff this past month, including Mac DeMarco in Asheville. Here were the albums I liked:

Honorable mention to Future Islands and CFM.  On to the mix:
1) Playboi Carti – Magnolia
2) Gucci Mane – Coachella
3) Valee – Shell 
4) Playboi Carti – Lookin (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
5) J Hus – Did You See
6) Island Connectz – Pepper Pot
7) Level – I Bet You Wont (feat. Mouse On da Track)
8) Meek Mill – $lay (ft. A$AP Ferg)
9) Obnox – Hardcore Matinee
10) Future Islands – North Star
11) Mac DeMarco – On The Level
12) Vanity – Let’s Keep Drinking
13) Thee Oh Sees – Ship
14) Bunny Wailer – Troubles Is On the Road Again
15) Big Grams – Born to Shine (ft. Run the Jewels)
16) Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
17) Wire – 12XU
18) The Intended – The Ineffable
19) The Blind Shake – Reasonable World
20) Low Culture – Head in a Blender
21) Vanity – Don’t Be Shy
22) CFM – Rise and Fall
23) The Blind Shake – Society of Plants
24) Banana Man – Musical Murder
25) Gappy Ranks – Run Up
26) Tonto Irie – Ram Up Every Corner

May 2017 Mix

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Hi, I’m Nordy. I’m good at taking shitty concert pics (see above) and forgetting to update my blog. Anyways, here were the albums that caught my attention this spring:

  • Roc Marciano – Rosebudd’s Revenge: A typically great Roc Marciano album, but Roc Marciano albums are too grimy for spring. Will have to remember to revisit once it gets cold and the sun disappears.
  • Tyvek – On Triple Beams: After hearing the fantastic Origin of What, I had to go back and listen to these guys’ older albums. They might be my favorite band not named Thee Oh Sees.
  • Natural Causes – Natural Causes: If you like your garage-punk snotty and paranoid…
  • Real Estate – In Mind: If you like your indie-rock soothing and consistent…
  • Paul Cary & the Small Scarys – Coyote: A 2014 album, reminiscent of the Deadly Snakes.

Honorable mention to Your Old Droog and Rick Ross.  On to the mix:
1) Raekwon – Nothing
2) Roc Marciano – Marksmen (feat. Ka)
3) Your Old Droog – G.K.A.C.
4) Tyvek – Scaling
5) Damaged Bug – Unmanned Scanner
6) Natural Causes – I Say Nothing
7) Tyvek – Little Richard
8) Natural Causes – Gun
9) Crisis – Kanada Kommando
10) Drake – Skepta Interlude
11) Mike Will Made-It – Bars Of Soap (featuring Swae Lee)
12) Mike Will Made-It – Come Down (featuring Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd)
13) 12 Guage Shotie & Lil Blood – Codeine Fein
14) Starlito & Don Trip – Good Cop Bad Cop
15) Drake – Ice Melts (feat. Young Thug)
16) Wailing Souls – Penny I Love You
17) John Holt – Strange Things
18) Thee Oh Sees – Cool Deaths
19) Real Estate – Two Arrows
20) Paul Cary & the Small Scarys – Lost Jump
21) Your Old Droog – My Girl Is A Boy
22) Rick Ross – Santorini Greece

March 2017 Mix

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Great month for my life, but crap month for music.  No great albums this month, though Future’s FUTURE and Meatbodies’ Alice were both pretty good.

On to the mix:
1) Half Pint – Greetings
2) Michie One & Louchie Lou – Rich Girl
3) Gappy Ranks – Pon Di Lawn
4) Future – Zoom
5) Juelz Santana – Ds Up (ft. Migos & Jim Jones)
6) Don Trip & Starlito – Whistle Blowers
7) Sonny Digital & Black Boe – Bentley Truck
8) Future – Mask Off
9) Playboi Carti – Woke Up Like This (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
10) POW! – Color the System
11) Meatbodies – Disciples
12) Meatbodies – Gyre
13) Paul Cary & The Small Scarys – Born with a Tail
14) Westside Gunn – Brains Flew By
15) Juelz Santana – Dipd In Coke (ft. Cam’ron & French Montana)
16) Future – Hallucinating
17) Quelle Chris – Pendulum Swing (feat. Homeboy Sandman)
18) Westside Gunn – Don’t Trust a Soul
19) Paul White – Lion’s Den (feat. Danny Brown)
20) Starlito – Serenity (feat. Kevin Gates)
21) Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

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