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July 31, 2012

{World Beat}

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For my latest mix my idea was to seamlessly blend a lot of different world music together. So if you like like psych, soul, funk, salsa, cumbia, bossa nova, rocksteady, dancehall, or world music, you might wanna give this a spin. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)


Have a listen...

"World Beat '12'"

Here's the track listing:
Los Mitos - "Sonando"
The Funkees- "Akpankoro"
Eli "Paperboy" Reed- "The Satisfier"
Los Miticos del Ritmo - "Cumbia Comejen"
Super Beagle- "Dust A Soundboy'"
Kamuran Akkor - "Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz"
Esmeray - "Ayrilik Olsa Bile"
Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Good Time"
Nara Leao - "Birimbau"
Zaperoko - "No Quedo Ni el Gato"
Uniques - "People Rocksteady"
Pat Kelly - "Daddy's Home"
Osaka Monaurail - "The Archipelago"
Nick Waterhouse - "Time's All Gone, Pt.1"

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{Angel Haze}

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Lately I can't get enough of Angel Haze's new album Reservations. I'm not a very big fan of female rappers, but she let's you know she's deep right from the opening tune "This is Me" or later on "Castle on a Cloud". She also makes bangers like "New York", "Werkin' Girls"or "Realest". I also especially dig her sample of Sara Tavares on "Balance"

Stream or download the album right here (Courtesy of Stereogum)

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{Blonds}

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Most of the songs on moody bluesy rock duo Blonds debut album would fit nicely on a True Blood soundtrack. The album releases August 7th, but you can stream it below.

Stream the album right here (Courtesy of Stereogum)

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{I/O}

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R&B artist I/O (aka Ayo Olatunji) has just released a new mixtape titled Isolation.

Stream/download the mixtape right here

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July 17, 2012

{Passion Pit}

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Indie-pop sensations Passion Pit's forthcoming album Gossamer is also streaming on NPR. It's instant pleasure, and they even bust out a few new tricks. My immediate fav is the R&B slow jam flavored "Constant Conversations".

Stream the album right here

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{The Gaslight Anthem}

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The Gaslight Anthem's forthcoming album Handwritten is now streaming over on NPR! It's another solid effort of Springsteen-esque rock. The folks over at NPR rave about the track "Howl" (and it is a standout), but my pick for best song is the album closing ballad (complete with strings) "National Anthem".

Stream the album right here

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July 12, 2012

{Frank Ocean}

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Frank Ocean's new album Channel Orange must be what R&B from the future sounds like. I just can't get enough of his album right now!

Stream the album right here

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July 10, 2012

{Summertime Dance '12}

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For this Summer Dance Mix I tried to stay in this bubblegum pop, disco, rap groove. The result is my most mainstream mix to date. No fear, it's still pretty hip. Enjoy! (Cover art by No Moda)
*Just an fyi, there are some curse words thrown around here and there

Have a listen...

"Summertime Dance Mix '12'"

Here's the track listing:
Passion Pit - "Take A Walk" (El Poco Maro Remix)
Charlotte Gainsbourg- "Paradisco" (Rex TheTriangle Remix)
Capulla - "Pretextos"
Bizarre Inc. - "I'm Gonna Get You"
1982- "Up Every Night'"
Flight Facilities - "Foreign Language"
Aleks Snytek - "Tu Necesitas"
Helmut Fritz - "Les Filles"
Icona Pop - "I Love It"
The Hood Internet - "Move Up (Wiz Khalifa vs Phantogram mash up)"

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July 09, 2012

{A Burning Hot Summer}

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In his latest film French master Philippe Garrel (Regular Lovers) examines the once-happy marriage between brooding painter and his movie-star wife as it hits the rocks. When another young couple joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare. This stars Monica Bellucci and Louis Garrel.

The film is currently screening in select theaters.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Americano}

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Mathieu Demy's directorial debut stars Slama Hayek and is about coming to terms with grief and uncomfortable pasts.

The film is currently screening in select theaters.

View the trailer here or right here...



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{Kishi Bashi}

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Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter K Ishibashi. He has recorded with and toured as a violinist with Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and Of Montreal. His first full-length record titled 151a has already earned a spot in my favorite albums of the year list. I don't really know how to classify his music other than calling it harmonic joy. Get some for yourself

Stream the album right here or below...



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{Delicate Steve}

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Versatile Luaka Bop multi-instrumental composer Delicate Steve's new album Positive Force is full of insanely catchy (mostly) instrumental guitar-pop.

Stream the album right here

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{The Very Best}

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African/British dance-poppers The Very Best's joyful new album MTMTMK is now streaming over on NPR. The album features cameos from Amadou and Mariam, Baaba Maal and K'naan.

Stream the album right here

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{Yva Las Vegass}

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I been listening to anti-folk punk, cuatro-strumming street musician Yva Las Vegass' new album I Was Born In A Place Of Sunshine And The Smell Of Ripe Mangoes. The first three songs "Mariposas", "Polo Margaritenoio", and "Crack Whore" are available to download for free.

Download the first three songs off the album right here

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