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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.

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3M – Superb Owl

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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3M – The Winterfall Mixes (Part 2, Evening, Miss)

3M - Evening, Miss

  1. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
  2. Just Friends (Sunny) – Musiq Soulchild
  3. Paper Aeroplane – Angus & Julia Stone
  4. All The Way – Craig David
  5. Completely Beloved (feat. Esthero and Les Nubians) – Black-Eyed Peas
  6. What You Gonna Do (feat. Carla Prather) – Behind The Groove
  7. Outro Lugar – Bob Sinclair
  8. Easy – Groove Armada
  9. The Healer (Shazam Remix) – Sander Kleinenberg
  10. Final Home – DJ Krush feat. Esthero

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3M – The Winterfall Mixes (Part 1, Waking Hours)

3M - Waking Hours (Winterfall Mix, Part 1)

  1. Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix) – Cults
  2. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
  3. Forever Begins – Common
  4. More Than Us (Single Version) – Travis
  5. Truth (feat. The RZA) – Alexander
  6. UMI Says – Mos Def
  7. Five – Madita
  8. So Broken – Bjork
  9. Almost Blue – Everything But The Girl
  10. Minor Cause – Emancipator

(Mediafire Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/db3fbjv37sckb3d/3M-WakingHours.zip)

3M – Instant Karma

3M - Instant Karma

 

  1. Sexy Socialite – Chromeo
  2. Dreams (Gigamesh Edit) – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Evil Eye (Alan Braxe Remix) – Franz Ferdinand
  4. Still Sound (Vindata Remix) – Toro Y Moi
  5. Electric Feel (Kygo Remix) – Henry Green
  6. Odyssey – Dream Koala
  7. Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow
  8. If You Wait (Budo Remix) – London Grammar
  9. Talk About It – Erik Hassle
  10. Hold On, We’re Coming Home – Holy Ghost!
  11. Marijuana – Chrome Sparks

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3M – Radio Paradiso

3M - RadioParadiso

I have a theory: Pop Music is as potent and addicting as any drug out there. Same kinds of cravings, same emotional reactions of both highs and lows, and same visceral attachments to events, people, places, etc. Within the opening seconds of a song, it can instantly take you back to a transformative moment, a person on the periphery of your memory, or that place you’ve really been trying to get back to all these years. It can move you to victories, and in the same minutes, drop you to the carpet of your unlit bedroom floor.

It’s a habit you picked up, probably some time in early childhood, and you’re never ever going to kick it. Your mental well-being is dependent on it for the the rest of your life. And it’s damn near impossible to listen to just one. Try it. You can’t do it. Even if you “hear” just one, your mind will play back fragments of countless others like a psychedelic flashback. Enter the “mixtape.”

The mixtape is like the pack of cigarettes to a smoker, or a case of beer to the drinker. Because you know you’re not going to have just one. A well-made mixtape is like the “kind buds” you picked up –way better than that dirt weed the radio plays. It’s just right, and it’s just enough.

I know I’m not alone in this theory, but it if it’s been a while since you’ve thought of it, here I am. Like something always there to remind you. So get your fix, and get right. Welcome to the fall months. Enjoy the weather and this week’s mixtape.

Your dealer and curator,
–3M

  1. Lost It To Trying – Son Lux
  2. Celestial – VIMES
  3. Giving It All – Bondax
  4. Campo – Toro Y Moi
  5. Quicksand (feat. Common and Dezi Paige) – Yancey Boys
  6. Sons and Lovers – Black Light Dinner Party
  7. Glory Box (Portishead Cover) – Maxine Ashley
  8. Bedroom Wall – BANKS
  9. Lessons – SOHN
  10. Full Moon – Mansions on the Moon
  11. Orchids – Monster Rally
  12. Undiscovered – Laura Welsh
  13. Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix) – Surahn
  14. Playground Love (Air Cover) – Boy

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Guest Tape: “Old Soul”

3M - Old Soul

These things take time. Lots of time. For instance, I started on these tapes about two weeks ago, and between travel, work and drinking, I’ve had very little time to put these together. So as of today, I made the command decision to forgo the 4th Gin and Tonic, and get these posted.

This one was put together by Miss Katy Powers. Thank you, Miss Powers!

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Now I’m not talking Bill Withers/Marvin Gaye/Nina Simone Old Soul (although they do indisputably rock)…I’m talking Old Soul, like I was the only girl in 7th grade in the late 90s with first issue Fleetwood Mac vinyl, David-Lee-Roth-in-his-leather-pants posters on my wall and an aching love for Lloyd Dobler.  Lucky for me, 70s and 80s pop are making a strong resurgence.  Watch out Beliebers… this shit’s coming back, and it is more synthesized than ever.

  1. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House | Uhhh, did the Talking Heads build your house?
  2. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards | What’s that you say?  The Beatles and Pink Floyd had a love child? I’ll groove to that.
  3. Simple Minds M83 – Midnight City
  4. Haim – Forever | Sweet Fleetwod Mac-esque riffs, but noticeably less clothing on the three of them combined than Stevie Nicks at the beach.
  5. Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia | Because f*%& you, that’s why.
  6. M.I.A. – Born Free | Because f*%& you in 30 year old girl, that’s why.
  7. Phosphorescent – Song for Zula | Oh good!  Bob Dylan got a sound mixer.
  8. The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap | …off the pills you are about to O.D. on while you listen to the Morrissey’s angst-y cousin.
  9. Dent May – Best Friend | Hold a sec…gotta put my roller skates on.
  10. White Stripes – My Doorbell | Lola, is that you?
  11. Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love | Someone forgot to turn off the Genesis…

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