Mint Pillow Debut EP – Terms & Conditions

Mint Pillow - Terms & Conditions (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Mint Pillow – Terms & Conditions (Artwork – D. Hixon)

I released my debut “solo” EP last week called “Terms & Conditions” – I placed solo in quotes because I had heavy collaboration from talented artists I happen to call friends.

I’ve been listening to so much music due to DJ-ing and have been digging pretty deep in the record bins, so I wanted to put some of that to use in my own music. The album has a skeleton that’s based on samples I pulled from favorite tracks – and then looped and freaked with those samples further. Adding live instruments, drums, and synths and then passed on to my collaborators for them to rap, sing, or play their own instruments over.

The result is “Terms & Conditions” an eclectically weird EP that balances between electronic, hiphop, breaks, and left-field indie.

Contributing Artists:

Recommended If You Like: Dr. Dundiff, Glad2Mecha, James Pants, Boards

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Episode 94 – Top 21 Albums of 2017

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Top 21 Albums of 2017 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Top 21 Albums of 2017 (Artwork – D.Hixon)

2017 was a challenging year. The bad guys won, and hate became law while our Manchurian President’s toddler tendencies numbed the World into being surprised by nothing and aghast at everything.

Still there was music – and these 21 albums helped me get through too many long days.

The mix was made live in the Mojo and is in reverse chronological order, going from #21 down to #1. The album art is a collage of all 21 album covers. Albums and songs posted in comment section.


Alex Cameron
Forced Witness
“The Chihuahua”

 

The Woolen Men
Lucky Box
“In Time”

 

Mac DeMarco
This Old Dog
“On The Level”

 

Suncruiser
Suncruiser
“Movie”

 

LCD Soundsystem
American Dream
“Change Yr Mind”

 

L.A. Law
Law & Order
“Shivers”

 

Ariel Pink
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
“Acting”

 

Milo
Who Told You To Think​?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!
“Sorcerer”

 

Tyler the Creator
Scum Fuck Flower Boy
“Glitter”

 

Woods
Love Is Love
“Lost In A Crowd”

 

Ben Morey & The Eyes
Mt. Doom
“Finger Trap”

 

Japanese Breakfast
Soft Sounds From Another Planet
“Body Is A Blade”

 

Childish Gambino
Awaken, My Love!
“Have Some Love”

 

Toro y Moi
Boo Boo
“Don’t Try”

 

Slowdive
Slowdive
“Sugar For The Pill”

 

Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference
“Humility”

 

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice
“Over Everything”

 

Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2
Star Stuff
“Steve Pink”

 

Washed Out
Mister Mellow
“Floating By”

 

Jamila Woods
Breadcrumbs
“Heavn”

 

Kendrick Lamar
Damn.
“XXX.”

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Mint Pillow Mix: I Get Lifted

This set was sprinkled with my favorite funk/soul 7 inches, some indie hip hop, electro-breaks, & nu-jazz. Recorded entirely live from vinyl on two Technic 1200’s and a Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer from one of the best bars in the Cambridge / Boston area – State Park Bar on 11/30/17.

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Mint Pillow Schedule Late October / Early November 2017

Mint Pillow Dates Late October / Early November

Mint Pillow Dates Late October / Early November (Collage – D.Hixon)

Pasted_Image_10_24_17__8_37_AMMint Pillow will be busy over the coming weeks. First DJ’ing the annual NOCtoberfest party at G2 Tech Group this Thursday (10/26) in Boston’s innovation district – one of his favorite parties of the year. This year will be a Dead Rock Star Ball and the costume party will be accompanied by a very special VJ set as Pillow mixes some of his favorite videos of musical heroes who’ve gone onto the next journey. Registration required for attendance, and you can peep the available costume list here.

State Park Halloween Social

State Park Halloween Social

Come Sunday (10/29) it’s State Park’s Halloween Social – which is a free rock show with CreaturosBeware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, and Mint Pillow spinning indie/garage/psych jamz before, in-between, and after, an all vinyl affair. Party kicks off at 8pm.

Next Saturday (11/4) is a private event for Pillow in Burlington, MA – and on 11/11 he’ll be out at Cold Harbor Brewing Co.  in Westborough, MA from 4pm – 9pm for a kickin’ party for the release of their first ever can.

See ya’ll around!

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Mint Pillow Mix: Nuggets Of Wisdom

Set done at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 9/28/17 – Hip Hop with touches of nu-jazz, funk-soul, electro, and a dash of some light house.

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Mint Pillow Mix: Love or Money

All vinyl set by Mint Pillow recorded live at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 7.27.17 with two Technics 1200’s & a Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer and two crates full of waxy goodness.

Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk, Latin, & Groove

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