Live Mint Pillow Vinyl Set: Afro Funk Psych Garage JAMZ

Mint Pillow - Live from State Park 8.25.16

Mint Pillow – Live from State Park 8.25.16

The above is Mint Pillow’s live vinyl set from State Park Bar on 8.23.16 and features FOUR HOURS of hot jams from around the planet Earth. Focusing on afrobeat, psychedelic, funk, garage, & reggae – Pillow traipses across the planet, playing tracks from Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, UK, Nigeria, Jamaica, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, France, the US and all points in between.

 

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Episode 90 – Summer Sweat Sticks

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Episode 90 - Summer Sweat Sticks (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 90 – Summer Sweat Sticks (Artwork – D.Hixon)

This is a little over an hour of a live vinyl set I spun at State Park Bar in Cambridge on 7.28.16, and it perfectly represents who I am as a DJ. In just over an hour I bounce across numerous genres in Mint Pillow style inspired by the lack of rain & summer heat. Don’t think there’s too many who throw down like I do, and am happy with how this snippet turned out, hopefully you’re exposed to a new favorite band or song here.

1. Yeasayer – Silly Me (Amen & Goodbye – 2016)
2. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me (Wildflower – 2016)
3. Ariel Pink – Lipstick (Pom Pom – 2012)
4. Toro Y Moi – Blessa (Causers Of This – 2010)
5. Washed Out – New Theory (Life of Leisure – 2009)
6. Y▲CHT – Psychic City [Classixx Remix] (Psychic City 7″ – 2010)
7. Chance The Rapper – Everybody’s Something (Acid Rap – 2013)
8. Bullion – Are You the One? (Young Heartache – 2008)
9. Games – Heartland (Everything Is Working 7″ – 2010)
10. Peaking Lights – Infinite Trips (Cosmic Logic – 2014)
11. Howlo – Blanka (Howlo – 2015)
12. White Night – Dr. Bellows (Weird Night – 2016)
13. Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes (Astrocoast – 2010)
14. Beastie Boys – The Move (Hello Nasty – 1998)
15. RJD2 – Ring Finger (Since We Last Spoke – 2004)
16. Ratatat – Seventeen Years (Seventeen Years 12″ – 2003)
17. Car Seat Headrest – Fill in the Blank (Teens Of Denial – 2016)
18. Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (Another Green World – 1975)
19. Cowboys International – Thrash (Thrash 7″ – 1979)
20. Gap Dream – College Music (This Is Gap Dream – 2016)

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

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Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

Episode 89 – Election Year 2016 Mix (Gold Must Die)

This election season & violent Summer has seen the shadows of ugly shine a dark light on how slow progress is – and as the mirror reflects back with a face of de-evolution – we sit cow faced while hate steals the headlines & votes.

I couldn’t ask for anyone better than Gold Must Die to do a guest podcast to capture the anxiety, fear, and sorrow that dances off of satellites as we flick and like our privacy & dignity away. Hope still lives though, and Gold Must Die helps expose the shadow back into light.

More sounds from Gold Must Die on Soundcloud

1. The Gentle People – Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) Excerpt
2. Cage The Elephant – It’s Always Something
3. Son Lux – You Don’t Know Me
4. Vince Staples – Birds and Bees
5. Sufjan Stevens – Impossible Soul (Stupid Man Excerpt)
6. Fifty Grand – Oh Well
7. Glass Animals – Wyrd
8. Clouddead – Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Mix)
9. Modeselktor feat Thom Yorke – Shipwreck
10. Radiohead – 33.3 Recurring (GMD Industrial Complex Mix)
11. Gil-Scott Heron – Work For Peace
12. Meat Beat Manifesto – STS 2006 (High Priest Anti Pop Consortium Mix)
13. Beck – Wow
14. M.I.A. Warriors
15. Lesser of Two Evils / Kids Show Interlude (Gold Must Die MashMix)
16. Economy – Underneath Me
17. Yasiin Bey – Niggas In Poorest (Gold Must Die Mix)
18. Saul Williams – Black History Month
19. DJ Vadim + Street Poet Monte Smith (a.k.a. King Poetic) – Bathe In Bleach
20. U.N.K.L.E. – Lonely Soul
21. Blur – The Universal
22. Jocelyn Pook – Masked Ball Eyes (Gold Must Die Secret Society Mix feat. Dead Famous) 

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Episode 88 – Rest In Purple

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Episode 88 - Rest In Purple

Episode 88 – Rest In Purple

Mint Pillow in da mix.

Mint Pillow in da mix.

This all vinyl mix was spun live at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA one week after the tragic loss of Prince. It’s a tribute to him and is a mix of deep funk, soul, a touch of rock, and of course the man himself.

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson. 1958-2016

*Another fine mix to put in your queue is done by good friend DJ Beef Camp over at The Sleepaway Show – a beautiful all Prince tribute.

Setlist:

1. Prince – Kiss
2. Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
3. Toro y Moi – Lily
4. RJD2 – 1976
5. Bullion – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
6. Prince – When Doves Cry
7. Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
8. Funkadelic – Good To Your Earhole
9. Rikki Ililonga – Working On The Wrong Thing
10. Fuji – Revelations
11. The Dirtbombs – Livin’ For The City
12. Devo – Praying Hands
13. David Bowie – Panic In Detroit
14. Prince – Pop Life
15. Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
16. Ohio Players – Jive Turkey (Part 1)
17. African Music Machine – Never Name A Baby (Before It’s Born)
18. Maceo – Soul Power ’74
19. Georgia Soul Council – Costanza
20. James Brown – I’ll Go Crazyby
21. Prince – Head
22. Parliament – Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
23. Slave – Son Of Slide
24. Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
25. Blo – It’s Gonna Be A Good Day
26. Mebusas – Grooving Out On Life
27. Prince – Controversy
28. Chris Mba – Funky Situation
29. Bernard Wright – Just Chillin’ Out
30. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Baby You Give Me A Feeling
31. Madlib – Robes (Instrumental)
32. Flying Lotus – Massage Situation
33. Frankie Smith – Double Dutch
34. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It
35. Prince – When You Were Mine
36. Parliament – Handcuffs
37. Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
38. Os Brazões – Volksvolkswagen Blue
39. Dug Dug’sIt’s Over
40. Warren Zevon – Nighttime In The Switching Yard
41. King Curtis – We Funk (Low Down And Dirty)
42. Skull Snaps – Trespassing
43. Prince – Raspberry Beret
44. The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23
45. William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
46. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
47. B.T. Express – Peace Pipe
48. James Brown – Talking Loud And Saying Nothing
49. Prince – 1999
50. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
51. Al Green – It Ain’t No Fun To Me
52. Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
53. Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
54. The NIght Trippers – Did She Mention My Name
55. Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
56. DâM-FunK – I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)
57. Prince – Little Red Corvette
58. Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
59. Parliament – Flashlight
60. James Brown – Doing It To Death
61. Afro Funk – Obanya Special
62. The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night To Together
63. Redbone – Chant – 13th Hour
64. Wilson Pickett – You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover
65. Bill Doggett – Honkey Tonk Pt. 1
66. Prince – Purple Rain

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Episode 87 – Dreamed

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Episode 87 – Dreamed (Artwork – D.Hixon)

A survey on FaceBook asking the genre of my next podcast ended up a tie between DREAMY and HOUSE. I teamed those inspiration points together & careened towards the inside of my dreams – with the aim to make a podcast that was as familiar, surreal, gratifying, spooky, and strange as any dream I’ve ever had.

1. Episode 87 Intro – Follow You Dreams
2. Flying Lotus – MmmHmm ft. Thundercat (Cosmograma – 2010)
3. Tortoise – Why We Fight (Why We Fight – 1995)
4. Mac Demarco – DON JUAN (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
5. Sore Eros – In My Heart (Second Chants – 2009)
6. Dirty Beaches – Belgrade (Drifters / Love Is The Devil – 2013)
7. Carbon Chic – A Broken Man (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Les Sins – Youth Gone (Lina – 2010)
9. Thievery Corporation – A Warning (Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi – 2001)
10. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Endtroducing… – 1996)
11. Floating Points – Peroration Six (Elaeina – 2015)
12. Linda Perhacs – Spoken Intro To Leonard Rosenman (Parallelograms – 1970)
13. McKay – Know That I’m Not Alone (Into You – 1978)
14. The Dark City Sisters – Kulelo Lizwe (Soweto Never Sleeeps: Classic Female Zulu Jive African- 1986)
15. The Velvet Underground – I Found A Reason (Loaded – 1970)
16. Crispy Ambulance – Simon’s Ghost (The Plateau Phase – 1982)
17. Dosh – We are the Worst (Milk Money – 2013)
18. Sun Ra – The Golden Lady (The Nubians Of Plutonia – 1969)

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Tamarindo Sessions: Reggae / Afro Funk – Mint Pillow

Tamarindo Sessions: Reggae / Afro Funk - Mint Pillow

Tamarindo Sessions: Reggae / Afro Funk – Mint Pillow

I’m currently 30,000 or so feet above the ground – reflecting on a week in Paradise with good friends, while listening to that new Kendrick Lamar. During the week I jumped behind my digital decks a couple of times and this is the mix that turned into a winner. I threw down at Villa de Don Vito in Tamarindo Costa Rica, basically a gated mansion surrounded by plush, and minutes away from the beach and other shenanigans. The mix was inspired by my good peeps, the incessant sun, surfing, and of course…..guaro. Enjoy.

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Mint Pillow Live from State Park – All Vinyl Set

Mint Pillow belly up at the decks & bar. (Photo - K. Chandler)

Mint Pillow belly up at the decks & bar. (Photo – K. Chandler)

Last Thursday I spun records at State Park in Cambridge – and the night saw me spinning an eclectic mix of deep soul, funk, hip hop, and indie. This all vinyl set is over four hours long with 70+ tracks and is now available via mixcloud. Let it guide you into your week.

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