If you haven’t already, make sure you check out Om Unit’s RA Podcast released earlier this month. If you’ve been lucky like I have then you might have caught the man playing at Basscoast or even around Vancouver a number of times. This mix features a lot of 160-170 bpm tunes that are dark, heavy and even dreamy at times. Om Unit has been pushing the boundaries and creating some really cool stuff with this jungle/footwork sound the past couple of years, and a lot of people are finally starting to respond to it. Make sure you give this one a thorough listen as it’s packed with amazing tunes… definitely one of my favourite mixes of the year-
The collaborative series between Danish producer Galimatias and Alina Baraz first began a few months back with the release of Drift, a tune that attracted some attention and got people familiar with Baraz’s phenomenal talent. We now have two more tracks released under the same name and they come to us via Estonian/American record label, Loodma Recordings. ’Pretty Thoughts’ features the dreamy and distant vocals of of Baraz accompanied by the spacious percussion of Galimatias. The chemistry between these two is close to perfect, I hope they decide to put out a full length LP together at some point.
Flying Lotus dropped a bomb on the internet today by releasing a 24* track compilation as a gift to fans entitled Ideas+Drafts+Loops. The collection includes some instrumentals of previously released tracks, unreleased material that was showcased on GTA V AND a remix of Kanye’s Black Skinhead featuring Thundercat. The entire compilation is phenomenal, you can download it in its entirety Below.
This righteous label/internet music collective based out of Portland – Stylss – asked me to do a mix, which released early today. I’m very flattered that they asked me to do this and even more amazed with all the love; so thank you very much for listening!
It’s definitely got some dark, sullen, sensual winter vibes dosed with heavy feels. It’s perfect for turning down, getting down and relishing in feeling down… Or just day dreaming about bae’s.
Jeremih – 5 Senses (unknwn edit)
Cuushe – I Miss You
Quadron – Hey Love (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
Blood Orange – Chamakay
Christina Milian – Dip It Low (fwdslxsh 2am edit)
Different Sleep – On My Shoulders
Ginuwine – In Those Jeans (TOUCH remix)
Taquwami – Ultra Sad
SBTRKT – Never Never
Drake – The Motion (Sango remix)
Brandy – Baby (Sweater Beats bootleg)
Xavier – For Her
Stylss is a very dope label & internet collective based out of Portland, Oregon featuring a new weekly mix series that highlights standout beatmakers and DJ’s. Last weeks featured a beautiful house mix from Twin Empire that I’ve been enjoying on the regular.
“The ninth installment of the STYLSS Mix Series is from England’s yung TWIN EMPIRE. He describes the lo-fi house eclectic mix as “some tunes that I’ve been digging recently. One being a brand new never heard before Twin Empire exclusive.” Enjoy. <3
STYLSS Mix 009: TWIN EMPIRE tracklist:
Palace – About you
Rudimental – Baby (Motif. Remix)
Mount Kimbie – Made to Stray (DJ Koze Remix)
Tom Demac & Will Samson – It Grows Again
Sun Glitters – Mouth (Shigeto Remix)
Twin Empire – Versailles (unreleased / premiere)
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix)
Sophie – Bipp(The Twin Empire Palace of Mashups)
Yo La Tengo – Everyday ”
Stay tuned for the SadGirl 010 Mix due out tomorrow.