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T / happy monday / rock (sort of) on

Photo Credit: David Bonazzi

Artwork Credit: David E Bonazzi

I’ve started to fall in love with music again.  Gone are the days I spend grumbling about how pop music all sounds the same.  I’m not that curmudgeonly yet.  But ever since I started a project to help re-brand these guys, I’m getting back to my roots.  Last week, I spent an evening with all the new stuff.  And they are goodies.  This mix starts like any commute in the twilight of winter should.  Slow and early with the wandering beats of Sun Seeker.  The beats move a bit faster as the day edges on, with Kevin Morby and then a Duran Duran cover by Shamir.  And finally we hit up Anderson .Paak, a newbie on the hip hop-soul scene that I’m beyond digging.

I hope this little mix gets your Monday going swell.

PS – 8tracks is currently down. You can access the mixtape here!


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T / happy monday / summer loving

Photo Credit: Steve Unsworth

Photo Credit: Steve Unsworth

I am a music fiend. But sometimes life gets in the way and it just doesn’t happen for a while.  Then it throws you over to Myanmar. And you happen to have what might possibly be the country’s fastest Internet connection. So you dive right back into it and you learn of a genre that’s actually called yacht-pop.  But most importantly, everything your ears discover makes you just wanna go “FUCK YEAH. It’s SUMMER” (even though it’s pretty much summer year round in these parts).

So building on those warm feelings on yet another drizzly evening in Yangon, I just had to knock this one out for all of you.  Every single one of these songs says summer all over it.  Whether it’s a yearning summer from newbie Meg Myers or you just want to get your disco on (thank you Robyn). There’s a bit of sweltering city love (with a burning one from Disclosure and a special guest).  Major Lazer offers some island groove.  I dig it. I hope you do too.