May 2016 Mix

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Albums I liked as life got super busy again:

That’s it.  Well, that and how had I slept on Kurt Vile’s Childish Prodigy?  Lack of good albums made up for with great shows.  Phuzz Phest was super fun.  And I finally got to see Parquet Courts. And La Luz was awesome, too.

On to the mix:
1) Young Thug – Problem
2) French Montana – Lock Jaw feat. Kodak Black
3) 2 Chainz – Bounce (feat. Lil Wayne)
4) Smoke DZA – Heard Dat
5) French Montana – All Over feat. Chinx
6) The Snails – Tight Side of Life
7) Car Seat Headrest – Vincent (Edit)
8) Westside Gunn – Mr. T
9) MC Eiht – Any Means (ft. Spice 1)
10) Westside Gunn – Dudley Boyz (feat. Action Bronson)
11) J-Live – Pay It Forward
12) Oddisee – Slow Groove
13) KING – The Greatest
14) dvsn – Too Deep
15) Kamaiyah – How Does It Feel
16) Dam Funk – Won’t Stop
17) Kamaiyah – Out the  Bottle (ft. Zay)
18) Follin – Roxy
19) Reigning Sound – If You Gotta Leave
20) La Luz – What Good Am I?
21) Kurt Vile – Freak Train
22) The Blind Shake – Salt

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March 2016 Mix

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Albums I was listening to while contemplating how to become Kurt Vile’s personal guitar valet:

  • Future – Purple Reign/EVOL:  Why do rappers always have to go for quantity over quality?  These two projects could have easily been combined to make one album full of nothing but bangers.  Luckily iTunes lets me do for Future what Future should have done for Future.  #Technology.
  • Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger: Dude’s still melting faces and leaving newscasters flabbergasted.
  • Television – Marquee Moon: I missed a lot by listening to nothing but hip-hop til approximately 2001.
  • Curren$y – Carollton Heist: Curren$y + Alchemist = high-quality.

Honorable mention to Tijuana Panthers and Night Beats.  Dishonorable mention to Kanye (maybe instead of continually fucking with an album with 3 good songs, he should focus on making more good songs?).

On to the mix:
1) Ty Segall – Diversion
2) Ty Segall – Mandy Cream
3) Night Beats – Power Child
4) Tijuana Panthers – Foolish
5) Television – Elevation
6) Tijuana Panthers – I Hate Saturday Nights
7) Television – Marquee Moon
8) Boone – Pop a Perc
9) Future – Perkys Calling
10) Future – Xanny Family
11) Future – Run Up
12) Future – Lil Haiti Baby
13) Milano – 38 Snub-Nose
14) Freddie Gibbs – Cocaine Parties in L.A.
15) Isaiah Rashad – Smile
16) Kanye West – Real Friends (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
17) Curren$y – Inspiration feat Action Bronson
18) Mr. Lif – Whizdom (feat. Blacastan)
19) Curren$y – Mallory Knox (DatPiff Exclusive)
20) Your Old Droog – 42 (FORTY DEUCE)
21) Tate Kobang – Bank Rolls (Remix)

February 2016 Mix

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Pretty crap month, but got to end it by taking in this view yesterday, so can’t complain too much!  Also, good tunes never hurt.  Albums I enjoyed:

  • Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude:  Solidifying his place in my all-time top 5.  He’d be my number 1 if he slapped the shit out of Kanye.
  • NxWorries – Link Up & Suede:  Short EP about 100x better than Malibu.
  • Sean Price – Songs In the Key of Price:  Speaking of top 5 MCs.  RIP!
  • Martin Courtney – Many Moons: Solo project from Real Estate frontman sounds like a Real Estate album and is therefore excellent.
  • Milk Lines – Ceramic:  Former guy from Demon’s Claws, released on In the Red.  You know it’s gotta be good.

Other pretty good releases this past month or two from Curren$y, Erykah Badu, Jeremih, the Brainstems, and I finally got around to last year’s Alabama Shakes, which I liked more than their seemingly more lauded debut.

On to the mix:
1) Pusha T – Untouchable
2) Rob Cave – Crackrocks & Jumpshots
3) NxWorries – Droogs
4) Sean Price – Fei Long
5) Pusha T – F.I.F.A.
6) Future Fambo – Bloodclaute Song
7) Mavado – A Boy Like Me
8) Busy Signal – Text Message
9) Young Pappy – iPhone Freestyle
10) Bankroll Fresh – Walked In [feat. Street Money Boochie & Travis Porter]
11) Timbaland – THIS ME, FUCK IT Ft. 2 Chainz
12) Migos – Look at My Dab
13) Jidenna – Long Live the Chief
14) Curren$y – Cruzin…
15) Alabama Shakes – Gimme All Your Love
16) Martin Courtney – Airport Bar
17) Milk Lines – Crystal Crown
18) The Brainstems – Simple Joys
19) Male Gaze – Gale Maze
20) The Brainstems – Warm Skin
21) Erykah Badu – Phone Down
22) Jeremih – Pass Dat
23) The Weeknd – The Hills
24) ILoveMakonnen – Trust Me Danny

Dec 2015 Mix

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Here’s what I was listening as Cam kept dabbin on fools:

On to the mix:
1) Dead Ghosts – Good Love (Is Not Free)
2) Alex Chilton – Can’t Seem to Make You Mine
3) Dead Ghosts – All in a Row
4) Los Mirlos – Sonido Amazonico
5) Stresmatic – 2 Phones (ft. Nef The Pharaoh & Mazerati Ricky)
6) Spice – Needle Eye
7) Nef The Pharaoh – Michael Jackson
8) Kelela – Rewind
9) Frankie Cosmos – Young
10) Deerhunter – Ad Astra
11) Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon – Dad Is Drunk
12) The Como Mamas – Out of the Wilderness
13) Arthur Verocai – Na boca do sol
14) Yasiin Bey – No Colonial Fiction
15) Denmark Vessey – Everyday (feat. Mosel & Stretch Money)
16) MED, Blu & Madlib – Knock Knock (feat. MF DOOM)
17) Moss – B.Q.P. (ft. Peedi Crakk, Sean Price, Royal Flush & Illa Ghee)
18) Denmark Vessey – Don’t Smoke K2
19) Freddie Gibbs – Extradite (ft. Black Thought)
20) Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Know Pain, Know Gain (feat. Phlegm)
21) Ruffy TNT – Thriller
22) The Feelies – Fa Ce La
23) Student Teachers – Channel 13

Fall 2015 Mix

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Albums I liked:

Tracks I liked:
1) Roger Damawuzan & Les As du Benin – Motherless Child
2) Techniques All Stars – Zion I (Version)
3) La Luz – Sleep Til They Die
4) Moon Duo – Zero
5) La Luz – I Wanna be Alone (With You)
6) Hank Levine & The Blazers – Midnight
7) Your Old Droog – Listen (Jonwayne Remix)
8) Freddie Gibbs – The World Is My Ashtray
9) Statik Selektah – All You Need (ft. Action Bronson & Ab-Soul)
10) Lee Fields – Where Do We Go From Here
11) Steve Arrington – Beddie-Biey
12) Tinashe – Party Favors (ft Young Thug)
13) Young Thug – Stunna
14) 2 Chainz – Lapdance In The Trap House
15) Fetty Wap – Couple Bands
16) Mavado – Shadow
17) Popcaan – Inna Yuh Belly
18) Fetty Wap – Again
19) Young Thug – Udiggwhatimsayin
20) Run The Jewels – CREOWN (The Alchemist Remix)
21) The Alchemist – Holy Tabernacle
22) Useless Eaters – Mother Earth
23) Paint Fumes – Sally Smoked Dope
24) Steve Arrington – Nobody Can Be You

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September 2015 Mix

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It pretty much rained all month here in Raleigh. Good news, it meant I got to listen to a lot of music. I really liked Endless Bummer’s Vol. 1. Otherwise, there were a ton of good-to-very good albums that have their moments, but probably won’t be making my best-of lists: Dam-Funk, Future, Kurt Vile, The Intelligence, Shannon & the Clams, Gangrene, Natural Causes, Frankie & the Witch Fingers.

That said, there were some great songs. On to the mix:

1) Mary Afi Usuah – Mma Ama Mbo
2) Dam-Funk – HowUGonFu*kAroundAndChooseABusta’?
3) Future – The Percocet & Stripper Joint
4) Nite Jewel – Can U Read Me (ft. Dam Funk)
5) Jamie Lidell – Pink Light
6) Tame Impala – Eventually
7) Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin
8) The Intelligence – Romans
9) The Fresh & Onlys – Oo I Got Got
10) Shannon And The Clams – Corvette
11) Drake – Hotline Bling
12) Travis Porter – Blue Flame (ft. Bandit Gang Marco)
13) Playboi Carti x Da$H x Maxo Kream – FETTI
14) Future – I Serve the Base
15) Natural Causes – Chatter
16) Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Cocaine Dream
17) Endless Bummer – Runaround
18) Flesh Wounds – Joy Division Killed My Boner
19) Gangrene – The Scrapyards
20) Mac Miller – Pet Sounds (ft. Sean Price)
21) Your Old Droog – Through The Nose
22) Curren$y – T.Y.

August 2015 Mix

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Sorry for the hiatus (to the zero people who noticed).  Summer is a busy time for me.  I also downloaded way too much new shit recently.  And despite the volume, there were only two new albums that tickled my fancy:

  • Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plumbs: The Oh Sees’ (as seen above in their new and improved two-drummer-lineup glory) John Dwyer’s second album from his synth-based Damaged Bug side project.
  • Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home: Do you like Childbirth (the band, not the popular Mormon hobby)?  Listen to their main, more “serious” (though still sometimes funny) band, Chastity Belt.

Despite it all (I’m a true hero), I certainly found some gems:
1) Damaged Bug – Cone
2) Downtown Boys – Wave of History
3) Part Time – Pussy Of My Dreams
4) Toro y Moi – Buffalo
5) Dam-Funk – From A G Perspective
6) RJ (Pushaz Ink) – If It Ain’t Ace
7) Beatking – H (Feat. Chalie Boy)
8) Rich Gang – Should I
9) Starlito – Legited Freestyle ft. Don Trip
10) French Montana – Off The Rip [feat. Chinx & N.O.R.E.]
11) Top Cat – Request The Style (Hip Hop Mix)
12) Fugees – Nappy Heads (Mad Spider Mix)
13) Quelle Chris – I Asked God
14) Willie Hutch – A Love That’s Worth Having
15) Dr. Yen Lo (Ka & Preservation) – Day 1125
16) Damaged Bug – Mega Structure
17) Deradoorian – A Beautiful Woman
18) Hasil Adkins – Chicken Walk
19) Vince Staples – Norf Norf
20) Travi$ Scott – Drunk (ft. Young Thug)
21) Fetty Wap – My Way (Remix ft. Drake)
22) Kevin Gates – Mexico
23) Ty Money – Come Again (Feat. Twista)
24) Young Thug – Flaws

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