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3M – Ogden Street

3M - OgdenStreet

Finally, a new mixtape. My sincere apologies. I’m not going to talk much about this one. Imma just let you download.

  • Classic (featuring Powers) – The Knocks
  • Killed Ya – Daniel Wilson
  • Two Moon Love – Pigeon
  • Gold – Chet Faker
  • Learn to Fly (feat. Jordan Rakei) – FKJ
  • Silence (feat. Josh Barry) – SG Lewis
  • Ascension (aywy. & Sh?m Edit) – Maxwell
  • Persian Rugs (Falcons Bootleg) – PARTYNEXTDOOR
  • West Coast – Zhu X Lana Del Rey
  • Don’t You Mind – Thrupence
  • Girls – Slow Magic
  • Mystline (AbJo Refix) – Nujabes

(Mediafire Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/06ji85eaqna6l4z/3M-OgdenStreet.zip)

MTS Update (New mix coming soon!)

So here we are about one month since the last mixtape, and there’s been a ton of really great stuff being released out into the world. There’s also been a few things that have been around for a while that I’m just now becoming aware and familiar with, and I’m going to share some of that with you here. First off, a few new favorite things that have been taking up my time.

TSYN (TheSoundYouNeed)

TSYN

TheSoundYouNeed, based out of the UK, and best represented by its YouTube channel (which I’ve linked to above), is one of THEE sexiest, most well curated playlist/curated collections of music I’ve come across since, well, yours truly. Seriously, joking aside, whoever is running TSYN is [Doing It Right | Killing It | Knocking it out of The Park | All of the Above]. The visual work is outstanding, and the music is just top-notch picks from here all the way down to the beginning. At the risk of losing return business, you owe it to yourself to subscribe and subscribe HARD. (http://thesoundyouneed.net/)
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FKJ (French Kiwi Juice)

So turns out, “French Kiwi Juice” is, in fact, what FKJ stands for (you might remember, I wasn’t quite sure a mixtape or so ago.) He (They?) just released some new stuff that is mere days old. The 2nd EP from FKJ released in just baarreely over a year since the first EP is showing some real evolutionary growth. Evidence presented below:


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The Foreign Exchange

Here’s one of those cases of something that’s been happening out in the world for, what’s now been about 10 years (!) that I’ve only recently discovered. I like to think of myself as one of the Lucky 10,000 for whom the curtain has been pulled back, exposing my new favorite Hip Hop/R&B/Soul acts since, I can’t even tell you when. The funny this is, I managed to come within a few inches of their greatness back in 2011 when I included a cover of George Michael’s “Everything She Wants” performed by Zo! and Phonte. Apparently Zo! has been involved for some time with FE, but I think my favorite part of their story is that Phonte and Nicolay first met on the okayplayer.com message boards, and just started sending vocal and production work back and forth to each other. I mean, if that isn’t a “Internet, fuck yeah!” story then I don’t know what is. The last few nights, I’ve been listening to their third album “Authenticity” on repeat. (http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/2010/06/authenticity.php)
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Next week, I should hopefully have some new stuff to download for ya. Stick around.

3M – Copa Mundial

3M - Copa Mundial

I was holding off on publishing this until after the US v Germany game. I wanted to make sure we advanced on to the knockout round, otherwise, I would have changed the name of the mixtape. I’m not even certain that I have the translation right, but if you can move past it and on to the album art, then we’re probably ok. As you can guess, there’s some relevant content on this mixtape. Iran’s official song for the World Cup makes an appearance, as well as that really great track from the Beats commercial. If you haven’t heard/seen it, it’s here. The song kicks in around the 1:15 mark, but it’s worth watching it all the way through. There’s also a lot of housey material making it’s way on. Toss it into your DJ mixes, or workout playlists, or whathaveya. It’s worth it. TRUST ME :D

  1. Jungle - Jamie N Commons & X Ambassadors
  2. Sing (Trippy Turtle Remix) – Ed Sheeran
  3. 1nce Again (Bit Funk Remix) – A Tribe Called Quest
  4. Let Me Down Gently (Playless club mix) – La Roux
  5. Expectations – Brika
  6. Fade - Mexico City Blondes
  7. The Villain – Mesita
  8. Changing Me (feat. Sean Michael Murray) – Bobby Green
  9. Gole Iran – Ajam
  10. My Friend Has A Swimming Pool – MAUSI
  11. Little Bit of Feel Good (Jamie Lidell Cover) - SomethingALaMode (Ft. Adam Joseph)

(Mediafire Direct Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/atwmgj5jl7a848x/3M-CopaMundial.zip)

BTW: Share this site with your friends, OR ELSE… I’m going to start putting the downloads behind a Facebook “like.” You know it was coming…

3M – Money Spider

3M - Money Spider

I’ve been holding on to some of these tracks for a while now, waiting for just the right mix of new hotness to unleash this beast. Today is that day. The weather is warming up. The time is now, friends. I have to warn you: some of this stuff is straight up bootleg. That being said, I’m going to be posting some links in the track descriptions to the artists, so that you can get your pre-order on for some of these albums when they drop. Do me a solid and kick some of your hard-earned sheckles their way, because they deserve it, and you fucking know it.

  1. Attica ’71 – Olivver | Right out of the gate, I’m going to lay this heavy on ya. I am telling you right now, give this two listens. By mid-way through the second, if you’re not convinced this is probably one of the hottest tracks out in the last 5 months, then you, my friend, aren’t paying attention. It’s going take up residency in one of those holes all that Ecstasy use has put in your brain, and it’s going to stay there for as long as it likes. Get used to it.
  2. Mrs. Vandebilt Told Me – Big Boi | You’ll be happy I included this track the next time you’re hosting a pool party. Some fine lady/gentleman with impeccable taste is going to step up real close, and say, “this is some damn good music.” And you’ll be like, “Yeah, I know.”
  3. Figure it Out – Ekkah | Give it about 15 seconds into this one, and I promise you’ll wish you were near a beach, drink in hand, sun goin’ down.
  4. In the Grass – Vacationer | This tracks feels very much like something that could’ve been on the Friendly Fire’s “Pala” album, and for that, I am very happy. It’s like the sequel to Hawaiian Air.
  5. Low – Lewis | This track is just the right (equal) amounts of forlorn and happy. It’s bipolar a little bit, but in a sultry way. You know what? Just shut up and listen.
  6. The Moss – Cosmo Sheldrake | From the moment I first heard this track, I loved it. Something about it feels like it could’ve been a children’s song about nonsense kinds of things, but his instrumentation and production take it to this other level. Here’s your first link: (http://paradyserecords.bigcartel.com/product/cosmo-sheldrake-the-moss-pre-order)
  7. Harry’s Code – Knox Brown | Instant Classic, only 3 days old. ‘Nuff said.
  8. Waters – Eliza Shaddad | Here’s your second link: (https://beatnikcreative.bandcamp.com/album/eliza-shaddad-waters-ep-2) There’s this intensity about this track that reminds me of a summertime monsoon storm. It’s truly fantastic stuff.
  9. Closer – JMR | Don’t let the first 40 seconds of this track fool you. Maybe I’ve said too much, but I don’t want anyone to miss out on this track. Listen to it loud. Trust me on this.

(Mediafire Direct Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/mh7hapvqlc4j9vc/3M-MoneySpider.zip)

Working on a new mixtape…

It’s brewing up good, but for now, I will leave you with this:

Cosmo Sheldrake – The Moss

3M – Cosmos

3M - Cosmos

This is the springtime soul and hip-hop mix for 2014. I know it doesn’t make up for missing the last few months of updates, but dammit if I didn’t try.

  1. Trouble – Jose James (JBoogie EDIT) |  I heard this one on one of the funnest nights in recent memory before The Roots took to the stage. It’s my new spring/summer anthem for good times.
  2. Damaged World (feat. Menahan Band) – Big Boi | Incredibly well-composed track. Menahan Band is pure genius, and Big Boi can write.
  3. What I Might Do (Kilter Remix) – Ben Pearce | So damn good. Everything on here is top-notch, I am TELLING you.
  4. Tender – Bo Saris | Dat vocal arrangement.
  5. Lying Together – FKJ (a.k.a. French Kiwi Juice) | I honestly don’t know if French Kiwi Juice is what FKJ actually stands for, but I’m totally going with it.
  6. Can’t Forget – Omar LinX | Really nice use of Marlena Shaw’s classic “California Soul.”
  7. Bennie and the Jets – Miguel feat. Wale (Elton John cover) | Completely modernized without losing a bit of what made the original great. A true homage, right in time for the re-issue.
  8. Youth – Ben Khan | This is the second time I’ve featured Ben Khan on a mixtape, which by my standards means he’s certified gold.
  9. Superstition (Autograf Remix) – Stevie Wonder | Very creative remix of Superstition. Shades of Burial…
  10. Coast is Clear – Skrillex feat. Chance the Rapper | In a very rare feature –one you’ll probably never see ever again– Skrillex makes this month’s mixtape. Now if you’ve been reading, you know how much I hate that guy. So naturally, featuring a Skrillex track would fall under breakthrough, uncharted territory. Well guess what, looks like Skrillex has some legit production chops, and isn’t totally the one-trick mechanical pony he so often poses as. Fuck you, Skrillex. Fuck you for making give you kudos, you beautiful sonuvabitch.

(Mediafire Direct Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ndoknb41qzx58qn/3M-Cosmos.zip)

3M – Superb Owl

3M-SuperbOwl

Very little good came out of the game on Sunday. Unless you’re a Seahawks fan, there wasn’t much worth watching, and even those fans just stopped caring about the game when it became statistically impossible for the Broncos to come back. Hopefully this new mixtape will help cleanse your palate.

  1. Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix) – Mayer Hawthorne | I will be seeing Mr. Hawthorne this coming saturday. Should be a fun show.
  2. So Good – Johnny Stinson | Awesome slow jam.
  3. I’m Aquarius – Metronomy | Gets a little repititious at the end, but still a good track.
  4. Sensibility – Elizabeth Rose
  5. Right or Wrong – Kwabs | Funny artist name, seriously good vocals
  6. Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover) – Daniela Andrade | You’ll like this cover, I promise.
  7. Hold Me Down (feat. Revier) – Mansionair
  8. Pizza Guy – Touch Sensitive | I dug the video. Lots of artists featured, and dude delivering vinyl in pizza boxes.
  9. Silver Timothy – Damien Jurado | Right outta the late 60′s.
  10. Midas Touch (Machinedrum Version) – Jets feat. Jamie Lidell | I freakin’ love Jamie Lidell.
  11. Montreal – Roosevelt
  12. Legs (feat. Chromeo) – Chuck Inglish
  13. Fantasy – Juveniles
  14. F for You (feat. Mary J. Blige) – Disclosure | Hot rework of the album original with Mary. Nice.
  15. Royals (Lorde Cover) – Mayer Hawthorne | My favorite cover of this track.

(Mediafire Direct Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ccyhaz5jdxoevkc/3M-SuperbOwl.zip)

3M – Rose Quill #9

3M - Rose Quill #9

  1. Don’t Wait – Mapel
  2. She Yells – Sango
  3. ‘Til Infinity – IYES
  4. Little Bit More – Bo Saris
  5. Home (Yuksek Remix) – Dan Croll
  6. Cecilia – COIN
  7. Make You Feel – Alina Baraz & Galimatias
  8. Liar – Audego
  9. My Song – BANKS
  10. Lost – Chiara
  11. 21 Flights – Heavy English
  12. Coastal – Abram Shook
  13. Leave Me Alone feat. Erykah Badu – RC & The Gritz

(Mediafire Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/i8p7584l1ipj4e1/3M-RoseQuill.zip)

3M – Swank Holiday

3M - Swank Holiday

GET SWANK.

  1. All Over The World feat. Terra Deva (Beatless Version) – Furry Phreaks
  2. Un vingt – Throwing Snow
  3. Strange Meadow Lark – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  4. Another Dawn – Breakbot
  5. Christmas is Coming – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  6. Get Closer – Ben Westbeech
  7. August Empire feat. Wes – Rocket Empire
  8. Carol of the Bells – David Benoit
  9. O Holy Night feat. Troy Andrews – New Orleans Jazz Musicians
  10. Little Drummer Boy (full version) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  11. (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays – Perry Como

(Mediafire Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/29oi8xa9xq91njm/3M-SwankHoliday.zip)

3M – Blood Orange

3M - BloodOrange

You may be detecting a trend with the album art… I am fascinated with redheads, or “Gingers”, as it were. Deal with it.

  1. Carry Me – Bombay Bicycle Club
  2. Turbine – Barbarossa
  3. Don’t Matter (FKJ Remix) – Cherokee
  4. Calming Her – Tora
  5. Will Calls (Diplo Remix) – Grizzly Bear
  6. Drop The Game – Flume & Chet Faker
  7. Innocence – Electric Youth
  8. So Into You – Chris Malinchak
  9. Adalita (feat. Chela) – Goldroom
  10. Her (feat. Stumbleine) – Oliver Tank
  11. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso

(Mediafire Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/e1k0lzc7lhi4r12/3M-BloodOrange.zip