Friday, June 13, 2008


the entire mix is devoted to the sun

obvs seasonally appropriate

but also: few mixes do this -- the theme

a mixtape club i was in briefly did themes, real themes. nothing too abstract and difficult was best. SUN i think is a great theme like this

play it on saturday. the weather's supposed to be great.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


a great soul mix assembled by a man in an obviously good mood. this man has good sex often and you can tell in his mix.

will this mix help you get laid?


Monday, June 9, 2008


this is independent hip hop

what's valuable about it
is that it's not so much radioplay material

sometimes you can tell why
but mostly
it's promising:
there is always more out there!

also there are rapless tracks. for you to practice. rapping.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


this is a pretty excellent survey of rock now. that doesn't include MGMT. or very much post-punk.

that's encouraging!

do you know what's replacing post-punk?



*i've been predicting heroin's resurgence for the past 6 months. hairmetal is step one.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


cool like one step past hipster mostly

yelle, but then also pylon

do you know pylon?
GA band, 80s

feelies? pink floyd?
right. it's a balanced pop/rock mix
but it's a Mix, still, you know?

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Death Metallllllll is RAWK AND ROLLLL

except for the song with kids singing bowie


anyway, death metal's making a comeback

if you're cool you'll get really into it for a few months

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


so the first song is by ennio morricone
famous for his scores for the black emmanuelle films

= 1970s italian softcore

these songs go well with you being badass

Thursday, April 24, 2008


annie: well, okay
I downloaded the kylie because something triggered a memory of the video
me: ha.
annie: someone linked to the whitest boy alive video, I think katie yuan
2:26 PM the third is a song I heard sampled a lot in dance clubs
but only recently found proper
fourth is an oldie I heard at lit the other night and downloaded
2:27 PM the fifth I downloaded because I liked that other song of barrington levy
sixth I already had, but heard recently, also at lit, and remembered how much I liked it
me: keep going!
[this is going to be my muxtape post today]
2:30 PM annie: was reading about etta james' heroin habit
is seven
now, erotic city was ipod shuffle
when I initially thought it was a ride the white horse remix
2:31 PM and then it was prince
guitar tone in lsfav reminded me of the fleet foxes song, which I knew that I was going to put in as a closer
2:32 PM just reminds me of clear summer days

annie: and is one of my 10 favorite tracks from illmatic
me: ...albums is illmatic
but stereolab?
2:34 PM annie: I don't know how that got in there
I think it might have popped up on shuffle a WHILE ago
but for some reason I definitely wanted it in conjunct w/ the last song
probably the summer thing again
2:35 PM and I already told you the story of the last song
which is that I heard them at sx, and then downloaded their songs, and then heard this on ipod shuffle and decided I liked it

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


great soul mixes
don't always play soul music from the US

and will most likely be sampled
by the neptunes
in 7 months

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


you are sick of your GREATEST HITS OF THE 80S compilation

you are wondering who white williams is, like, derivative of

you are starting a cassette tape collection

click click click:

Monday, April 21, 2008


brazilian jazz from 60s and 70s, labeled

you are a tax-dodger expat in Rio

you partied with orsen wells when he came for carnival

your helicopter is waiting upstairs

Thursday, April 17, 2008


rap on muxtape

seriously people

how much fucking grizzly bear do you really listen to?


where jazz is going

i like jazz but this is still boring

it used to be heroin chic

now it's all nerdy white boys who played
their saxophones in marching band
and loved it

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


i suck
you suck
we all suck

except catbird.


contemporary classical

= it exists?

and is not bad!


i'll get in trouble if i say it sucks

luckily it doesn't suck it's a party in your ears

more classic mixtape than most; consideration for variety, narrative, who you just broke up with


jobim's lovechildren, mostly

airy vocals
sunday afternoon when you open your windows and the breeze comes through


uncut authentic


Sasha Frere Jones is the New Yorker's music critic.


critique away, biatches

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


from hall&oats and dr john
to straight soul
to afropop

golden sunshine in yr ears