Ayyyyyyyyyye good morning everyone, I’m tired as hell so I’m gonna keep this brief. Welcome back to Mixtape Monday, Volume XXXII – “FREE//DOM”. So starting this week things are going to run a little differently, I’ll be posting playlists using TIDAL + Mixcloud, from now on. I’ve been meaning to make the switch to Tidal for awhile given their string of exclusives, but this week was the final push – we lost Prince, and this week’s mix serves as a personal thank you and good bye – so it obviously needed a couple of Prince tracks. Which are only available on Tidal. So from now on the playlists will be posted in that format, and the whole thing will be uploaded as a Mixcloud link, for those of you without Tidal – I’ll go back to doing intros and outros for those once the semester is over and I have more time.
SO. This week’s mix serves as a lil outro to Prince leaving us, it’s not all Prince related – but it felt like the right vibe to say THANK YOU. This week we have Adrian Daniel, Frank Ocean, Rick Fames, Sheila E., Judith Hill, Kamaiyah, Prince himself, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Nicks, Janelle Monae, Jamila Woods, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Floetry, and MC Hammer. Enjoy
MIXTAPE MONDAY BROUGHT TO YOU THIS WEEK BY THE ULTRA LIGHT KIDS, curated by Nick Francis and Bridget Ahearn, approved by children riding ultra light waves across the globe. RIDE THIS WAVE WITH ME, AND US.
This week’s mix, Volume XXXI – “Ultra Light Kids”, hosts the likes of Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Pages, Bobby Caldwell, Jay-Ru, Theophilus London, Emily King, Mr. Fingers, Childish Gambino, Domo Genesis, Anderson. Paak, TWENTY88 (Jhene Aiko and Big Sean), Hiatus Kalyote, Q-Tip, Young Fathers, Christian Rich, Vince Staples, Boys Noize, Polica, Damian Marley, Nas, Popcaan, 10cc and Kanye West. Enjoy that mouth full!
Mixtape Monday is back to bring in another Oakland, California morning. There’s been some wildness in the air lately and this week’s mix fully lives and breathes off it – but before I get into that I wanted to express how this week’s mix functions a little differently.
One of my client’s recently put me onto this strange n rad indie band Lewis Del Mar and their new EP and it is killer. So where I normally try not to repeat artists on a given mix, this week Lewis Del Mar’s entire EP is sandwiched in between the rest of the mix. They’re held in place by the rest of this week’s artists including John Coltrane, Sonny Sharrock, Jimi Hendrix, Fugazi, Led Zepplin (Sorry Ye), Kanye West, Young Fathers, Frank Ocean and Pastor T.L. Barrett. Enjoy!
One top of all that peep the new visuals for my friend Why Fi’s new site, where he’ll be pushing music from his new project Elysium. Check it out at iamwhyfi.com. Thank you to Kaili Kuo for the dope photography for me to have fun with.
Mixtape Monday is here to bring in the beautiful Oakland morning in sweeping form, this week’s mix Volume XXIX, “it just screams” curated by friend and collaborator Bomani X . The weather in Oakland lately has been absolutely perfect; clear blue skies, beautiful sunshine, and an abundance of breathtaking people – so what better mood to pair that with then sweet blues, and the enchanting R&B tunes of Frank Ocean, KING, Leon Bridges, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Gary Clark Jr., Gregory Porter, Kem, St. Beauty, Gnarls Barkley, Allen Stone, Mali Music, and Vulfpeck.
Special thanks to Bomani X for taking over this week’s mix for me while I’m bogged down in album design work – peep the cover art for a window into the future of upcoming work from your’s truly. Until then, all the love and stay blessed. Enjoy