Based in New York City, the DJ collective Chances With Wolves is Kenan Juska, Kray, and Mikey Palms. They broadcast a weekly show on East Village Radio, an internet radio station wedged into a nook between two storefronts in downtown Manhattan. Juska recalls “the original concept for Chances With Wolves was to present overlooked, hauntingly beautiful music of all genres.” Simple enough premise, but these guys have hardly played the same song twice in four years.

They’re at once master crate-diggers and focused googlers of rare vinyl rips, yet aren’t afraid to showcase fresh, new beats. It’s eclecticism that works: genre is obliterated and replaced by a coherent and graceful aesthetic. The show listens more like a DJ set than a radio show, hosted mostly by echoing wolf howls with quippy samples for on-air IDs. Their show archive hosts a glut of old, obscure music that’s fit for casual listening, but potentially a deep, deep rabbit hole for the curious listener. words/a spoto

Download Flying, a mixtape assembled exclusively for Aquarium Drunkard after the jump…


Download: Flying by Chances With Wolves – A Mixtape (137mb)

Richard Caiton – Listen To The Drums
James Ray – I Got My Mind Set On You
Nancy Dupree – James Brown
Nina Simone – Baltimore
Jim Bartow & The Harlem Blues Consort – Away
Gary Schneider – Green Tambourine
Button-Down Brass – Hurdy Gurdy Man
Maria Bryant – Don’t Touch Me Tomato
Billy Preston – Volcano
Ben Brown and the Melody Masters – Two faces of Love
Miss Johni Naylor – Red Wine for my Blues
Steve Bernard e Seu Conjunto – Rouxinol Alegre
Ofege – It’s Not Easy
Lewis Motisher – Life Is Flashing Before Your Eyes
Amanaz – Khala My Friend
The Moog Machine – Time Of The Season
Marga Benitez and The Mello-Tones – Winos on Parade
Ramsey Lewis – Hang on Sloopy
The Redwoods – Please Mr. Scientist
The Showmen – It Will Stand
Les Killi Cats – Oui, Patron
Ellie Girl with Seven Beat Sulks – Sloop John B
Love – Everybody’s Gotta Live
Magical Power Mako – Open The Morning Window, The Sunshine Comes In, The Hope Of Today is Small Bird Singing / Ruding Piano
Bill Cosby – Sunny

18 Responses to “AD Presents :: Flying by Chances With Wolves / A Mixtape”

  1. what a perfect pairing 😉

  2. Just in time for a lake soak and brews. Gracias, all.

  3. echoing Renee above…..great pairing here: AD/CWW

  4. Always cool sounds coming from them!

  5. That Ellie Girl ‘Sloop John B’ is killing me. Dig it.

  6. yall look good together. music freaks. i endorse this coupling.

  7. thanks for this – amazing mix!

  8. Magical pirate radio!

  9. […] more than a brand new mixtape by our favorite DJ’s, Brooklyn based Chances with Wolves. Flying by Chances With Wolves – A Mixtape by Aquarium Drunkard Intro Richard Caiton – Listen To The Drums James Ray – I Got My Mind Set On You Nancy Dupree […]

  10. Why did it take so long for this to happen!?!? A++++, guys.

  11. Great mix. I wish the songs were split up though.

  12. love this and chances with wolves…cant get either file to save on my pc,what am I doing wrong? help

  13. @Erik – it’s a mediafire link as the file is zipped. you’ll have to download it from their site first.

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  15. […] broadcast at Midnight EST. The second hour of today’s show contains samples from our recent Chances With Wolves mix, and well as the entirety of DJ Turquoise Wisdom’s set. Both available for download; […]

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  17. […] Our east coast compatriots, NYC’s Chances With Wolves return with their second serving for Aquarium Drunkard: Hotel Motel – A Mixtape. As always, it’s a heady/essential brew. The CWW squad is in L.A. this week launching the inaugural issue of their new zine at Family Books (tonight) on Fairfax — with a DJ set immediately afterwards. You can still download the first AD/CWW joint from 2012, here. […]

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