Mixtape Monday: Sunday Afternoon Bus Ride is this week’s jam session. I’d been busy as hell this week pumping out new projects, so this week’s mix of summer songs, songs to bop and shimmy in your seat to are exactly what I needed. I hope it fills your appetite as well – and with artists Young Thug, Glass Animals, ANOHNI, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, Estelle, Pete Rock, KAYTRANADA, Gold Link, NAO, and Kanye I think you’ll all be happy too.
After a week break Mixtape Monday is back with a quick lil jam sessions for your ears. We have some jazz, some electronic excellence, and lil bits of everything in between. The line up this week is fairly short and includes Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, The xx, Blood Orange, J Dilla, and CYNE. Hope you enjoy.
Also, listen to Blond(e).
Hey all, these week has been an incredibly busy and heavy week in Oakland with two young souls being lost to violence in our city. I haven’t been mentally able to keep up with everything going on and Mixtape Monday had to be pushed. We’ll return next week, but for now I wanted to use this moment to share some of the new projects I’ve been really excited about recently. Thank you for bearing with me and I hope you enjoy.
This is the debut project by Nonname, whose been featured on Chance The Rapper’s projects, along with Mick Jenkins and worked extensively with Saba of Pivot. The project is jazzy, fluid, introspective, mellow and cheery yet extremely dark and somber at the same time. You’ll understand should you dive into the lyrics. Please please please give this project a thorough listen.
This is by no means a new project, it came out last year from as the Oakland grown artist really started to flourish. Since then he’s been on tour with Anderson .Paak and built a following in LA, NYC, and in Europe. This project is filled with great rhymes, incredibly jazzy, rock, punk instrumentals and the attitude and skill to follow it up. Please take the time to listen to it in full and support a young dude on the way up.
And ya’ll already know: Flying Lotus
I’m not gonna lie, this week has been rough for me. And while I don’t personally visit FlyLo’s music all to often, it’s been saving my life this week. You know what’s up.
Siri: G.ive L.ove O.ver E.verything
Friend and collaborator Siri put out her debut EP a few weeks back and really sets the stage for future vibes to come from the Oakland artist. Fun, positive, relaxing and thoughtful music is abundant on this short project. Gotten me through several summer afternoons recently. Keep your eyes open for more projects from the artist in the near future.
This week’s Mixtape Monday is a quick little session coming in under 45 minutes with some jazzy beats, electronic flows, and industrial grooves. A slight return to some of my favorite sounds with some of my favorite musicians and some I’m just beginning to love. Our lineup this week includes Kool & The Gang, Kendrick Lamar, Duckwrth, P.O.S., Nocando, Flying Lotus, ScHoolboy Q, Lance Skiiiwalker, and Open Mike Eagle. Hope you enjoy!
What a beautiful Oakland California Monday morning we have today, perfect for some colorful summer vibes to warm up our spirits. This week’s mix, “PainFUL Collors” features artists such as Desiigner, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, ANONHI, Bjork, NAO, Jamie xx, Kaleo, Fantastic Negrito, and Beyonce. Minus the interludes it’s a pretty short mix this week, just to get us through till the end of summer! Hope you enjoy!