Do people ask you what kind of music do you like anymore? Hopeless question, and I usually flounder. This blog is my best answer.
I grew up seeing the tail end of vinyl, buying cassettes (which gather dust at my folks), CDs, minidiscs (thanks Reef) and now to well, air. I'm no vinyl sniffer, but I have only just lost that physical link to music. I Spotify, Youtube, Myspace (if I have to), Soundcloud and however else I can get my fix.
So this is me, and this is the music I like. Enjoy yourself.
The Erykah Badu-ish Lion Babe, struts and skips over crackling samples and stuttering beats. It’s nearly a year old granted, but fuck it, still sounds fresh after a year on the shelf.
I’m ridiculously late on this particular bandwagon, but my god, this man can make a mixtape. He’s on number 35, so there is literally days of music to get through, and will have you Shazamming like an idiot every 5 minutes. Your life will be better after listening to these mixes. Better than David Blaine freezing his nuts off in an icecube.
Lots of good music this month, a fair bit of diving back into the past (hello Spandau Ballet, Minnie Ripperton, KRS-one!) and fair bit of housey / electro diving. I’m sure you will at least like one track on here, hopefully more.
Astounding remix, old school and modern at the same time.
Two of my favourite UK electronic acts, in one place. Fantastic. Disclosure - F For You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix)
This is like trying to eat donuts without licking your lips, can you listen to this without bobbing your head? No, it’s impossible.
Lovely DFA-esq mix from Roosevelt, I’m really keen to hear more stuff from them after ‘Sea’ a little while back.
TEED gives a light touch on this sweet vocal by BANKS. Sinking into a warm a bath – does exactly what is says on the tin.
Way too short, but completely bloody mental tune from Flying Lotus. Dance like a maniac for 1.47.
Moody, orchestral, dark journey into Koreless. Surely a sci-fi film should be made just to go with this music?
Jumping remix of the already brilliant Alt-J’s ‘Breezeblocks’ by Roman.
New delicious track from Bonobo. Definitely one of those artists that keeps subtly moving forward, both distinctive, but miles away from his early work. Has hints of a bit of 90s speed garage. Rewind, indeed.
Even further back in time, I’ve found myself back in 1996, discovering music for the first time, and hungrily listening to indie music through Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley’s excellent Evening Session show. This is as close to a recreation of a cassette I recorded from the radio as I could get. I’m glad to say my tastes have improved, but there is are some pearls amongst the swill. Particularly Ride’s ‘Black Nite Crash’, Marion (stupid hair, but great rocking indie band), Sebadoh, Pavement. Aaah, the 90s, not so bad after all.
Back thoroughly into the present, is a dreamy house track, a Switch remix of Metal & Dust’s London Grammar.