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.
Recommended If You Like: Dr. Dundiff, Glad2Mecha, James Pants, Boards
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.
The Woolen Men
This Old Dog
“On The Level”
“Change Yr Mind”
Law & Order
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!
Tyler the Creator
Scum Fuck Flower Boy
Love Is Love
“Lost In A Crowd”
Ben Morey & The Eyes
Soft Sounds From Another Planet
“Body Is A Blade”
Awaken, My Love!
“Have Some Love”
Toro y Moi
“Sugar For The Pill”
Harmony of Difference
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Lotta Sea Lice
Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2
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.
Mint 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.
Come Sunday (10/29) it’s State Park’s Halloween Social – which is a free rock show with Creaturos, Beware 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!
Got lost in a cabin in the woods in Woodstock, NY – this mix caught some of the vibe.
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.
Indie chill out end of summer vibes – all vinyl set recorded live at State Park Bar.
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