Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

On his new ep The Load, Michael Nau chases his latest album, Some Twist, with another shot. The songs are drawn from the same batch as that full-length, but fully worth their own attention. The title track couples JJ Cale vibes with skronking free jazz; “Sure It Can” drifts into blissful R&B; “Diamond Anyway” finds […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

If you’re someone that’s into records, especially soul records, you’ve probably heard of Carolina Soul. The Durham, NC  based vinyl retailer has developed a cult following around its semi-weekly eBay auctions. Email blasts with subject lines like, “1,140+ Stellar Soul LPs” or “1,100+ Stupendous Jazz LPs,” lead to multi-day bidding wars over often extremely rare […]

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Woodsmoke, buffalo check and the crunch of broken pine needles underfoot — the tiny death that is Autumn. And not unlike its spiritual cousin, our Indian Summer mix, Way Out Weather is best played at night with the windows down. Proceed . . . Autumn: Way Out Weather (A Medley)

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

On their new album Bay Head, guitarist Steve Gunn and drummer John Truscinski offer up a sound honed by years of collaboration. Its a record full of spectral blues, haunting drones, and noise. The individual parts are simple — drums, guitar, a little synth — but they add up to something more, something AD’s Tyler […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Aquarium Drunkard presents Head + Soup, a 120 minute pan-global möbius strip of sound spanning genre, tone, and era. Brewed by Peaking Lights, who self-released the double lp The Fifth State of Consciousness in June, the following is something akin to aural hypnagogia. The in sound from way out. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Head + Soup (A […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

For the second edition in our series of Good Trip mixtapes — a project that takes a closer look at our favorite sounds and rhythms from around the world — we’re picking up where Volume I left off in Peru, but with special attention paid to the diverse instrumentation and psych-laden effects employed in cumbia, […]

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Ahmed Gallab is Sinkane. The Sudanese-American multi-instrumentalist, who to date has released six genre bending albums of rhythmic poly-global funk, pop and electronica, returned earlier this year with Life & Livin’ It. That record, like much of his discography, roots freely; a borderless aural cross-pollination of soulful pan-African and Jamaican sounds stirred into a bouillabaisse […]