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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 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: Summer Madness

All vinyl live mix from State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 6.29.17. Jazz, Funk, Soul, Electro, & Hip Hop. Felt like a full moon this night, people were wonderful, weird, and feisty, myself included.

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Episode 91 – NOCtoberfest 2016

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NOCtoberfest 2016 Playlist

NOCtoberfest 2016 Playlist

DJing G2 Tech Group’s annual NOCtoberfest is always a good time – and last night was no exception. I played a funk to hip-hop to electro set that allotted for things to go off in an elegantly weird fashion. Also, T-Rex overtook the dance floor to the delight of my airhorn.

TRex can't dapp

TRex can’t dapp

Al Barry and The Cimerons Morning Sun
Ranking Slackness Give Me One Of Your Gal Friends
Yellowman Versus Josey Wales Society Party
Jorge Ben Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro
C.S. Crew Doin’ The Good Thing
William Onyeabor Fantastic Man
Funkadelic Can You Get to That
Frank Ocean Sweet Life
Kendrick Lamar You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib High
Gap Dream Greater Find
Ty Segall Mister Main
Gramatik Make You Better
Mndsgn Cosmic Perspective
Toro Y Moi Lilly
Metronomy A Thing For Me (Breakbot remix)
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
PNAU With you forever
The Avalanches Because I’m Me
De La Soul Eye Know
Beastie Boys Root Down
Run-D.M.C. Beats To The Rhyme
DJ Shadow Organ Donor
Nas The World Is Yours
James Pants Cosmic Rapp
Beck Wow
Sleigh Bells A/B Machines
Run The Jewels Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)
RJD2 Exotic Talk
Joey Bada$$ Black Beetles
Heems Tell Me (Feat. Childish Gambino)
Gorillaz Rock The House
RJD2 1976
Cornelius Count Five Or Six
Nostalgia 77 The Goat
Flying Lotus Camera Day
Samiyam dartgun
The Poets Of Rhythm More Mess On My Thing
The Pharcyde Passin’ Me By (Video Remix)
Lushlife She’s a Buddhist, I’m a Cubist (ft. Cities Aviv)
Chance The Rapper Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino)
Company Flow Vital Nerve
Cypress Hill When The Shit Goes Down
Baron Zen BZ Theme (Danny Breaks Remix)
Flying Lotus Massage Situation
Madlib The Beat Konducta Chrome Dreams
Flume Sleepless ft. Jezzabell Doran
The Avalanches Flight Tonight
Buffalo Daughter Socks, Drugs and Rock’n’roll
Simian Mobile Disco I Got This Down
LCD Soundsystem Get Innocuous!
Aphex Twin 2X202-ST5
Plaid Dett
Mr. Oizo Flat Beat
RUN DMT Bass Drum
Fort Romeau Insides
YG & Nipsey Hussle Fuck Donald Trump
Gold Panda You
Floating Points Vacuum Boogie
Carbon Chic A Broken Man (Redux)
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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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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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Recommended Mix-Tape: Grandmaster Flash Drive – 25 To Life Series: Volume 4 (Best Of/Past & Present)

Grandmaster Flash Drive 25 To Life Series: Volume 4 (Best Of/Past & Present)

Grandmaster Flash Drive
25 To Life Series: Volume 4 (Best Of/Past & Present)

The snow outside Boston falls heavy & wet – but the sound inside Volume 4 of the 25 To Life Series series by Grandmaster Flash Drive & The Furious Files falls heavy & hot. Grandmaster Flash Drive is the brain child of acclaimed street poet Monte Smith – and with assistance from Zac Trainor the fierce mix-tapes they meld together slay with an aggressive underground hip-hop tilt that’s turning heads in both the States and Overseas. When a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate – in this case, Killah Priest, is dropping your intro you know something’s in the wind, and this breeze is more than warm – it’s hot.

Recommended If You Like: Mixtapes, Organic Hip Hop, Action Bronson

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