Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 2010, vol. 2

Eclectic Head Check 5
What passes for rock on a Sunday afternoon...

Track Listing:
1) Atlas Sound - Quick Canal (ft. Laetitia Sadier)
2) the Black Keys - Black Mud
3) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
4) Sabrina Malheiros - Cade Voce (Max Cole and Beatnik remix)
5) Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood - Tequila and Chocolate
6) Girls - Alright
7) Broken Social Scene - Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast
8) Charlie Hunter Trio - Come As You Are
9) Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
10) Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall
11) CFCF - Before and After Light
12) Girls - Carolina

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2010

Eclectic Head Check 4
Sort of a breezy, space-funk-disco feel on this one. Dig.

Track List:
1) Chromatics - In the City
2) Holy Ghost - I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)
3) Chico Mann - Mentirosos
4) Steve Torre - Exploration
5) Sebastien Tellier - L'amour Et La Violence (Floating Points Dub Remix)
6) Electric Wire Hustle - Chaser
7) Little Dragon - Scribble Paper (Floating Points Remix)
8) Munchi - Esta Noche
9) ConQuest - Forever
10) Madlib - Butter King Jewels (excerpt)
11) MadVillian - Pi
12) Washed Out - Feel It All Around

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 2010

A strange assortment of stuff from my hard drive, compiled into one track for your continuous listening pleasure. Gets a bit scary at times (particularly towards the end) and might make for a good play at your Halloween party. The mixing is pretty lazy, but the tunes really speak for themselves. Play it loud and enjoy.

Track list:
1) GZA - Cold World
2) Chico Hamilton - Crossing the Sudan
3) Simian Mobile Disco - Nerve Salad
4) Metro Area - Machine Vibes
5) Faith Evans - Love Like This
6) Rusko - Love is Real
7) Qoso - Jurassic Park
8) Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
9) To Rococo Rot - Place It
10) Brazilian Girls - Don't Stop
11) Caribou - Odessa
12) Rob Threezy - They're Coming
13) Rusko - Hold On (ft. Amber Coffman)
14) Chromatics - Killing Spree
15) Sonic Youth - Halloween
16) Tobacco - Backwoods Altar

The mix is downloadable by clicking the DivShare icon in the player.

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 2010

And... we're back. Just in time for the warm weather (er maybe a little late). Sorry for missing April and I'm doubly sorry that this post does not bring you a continuous mix. Instead, I have a good ole playlist, replete with sunny world rhythms and blissed out summer rock. Grab yourself a cold adult beverage and vibe out on your back porch to this one.

Track List:
1) Build An Ark - River Run
2) King Sunny Ade - Sunny Ti De
3) Yeasayer - O.N.E.
4) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon this Tidal Wave of Young Blood
5) Broken Social Scene - World Sick
6) Corinne Bailey Rae - Feels Like the First Time
7) Lemonade - Lifted
8) Sia - Clap Your Hands (Diplo remix)
9) Lionel Lueke - Agbannon Blues
10) Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
11) Animal Collective - No More Runnin

modern classics...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March 2010

Where my head's at
Some fresh noise for you... Recorded only last evening, the latest installment in the Eclectic Head Check series, curated by yours truly. Take a trip.

download: Eclectic Head Check, vol 2 (mp3)

Beginning mid-March, Nick Rock (that's my dj name, hehe) will be available to musically support your social functions. Like the cosmic grooves I've assembled for my mixes? Hit me up for your next party or event:

Until then, be easy!

mix track listing:
1) Gucci Mane - I Be Everywhere (Diplo remix)
2) Clubroot - Embryo
3) Hugh Masekela - The Boy's Doin' It
4) Ghostface - Supa GFK
5) the Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Part 2
6) Flying Lotus - Riot
7) Lindstrom & Christabelle - Looking for What
8) Four Tet - Love Cry
9) Mala - Alicia
10) Esther Phillips - Home is Where the Hatred is
11) Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You

Friday, January 22, 2010

February 2010

Mixtape Madness
Well, it’s not February yet, but download these two mixes/mixtapes. The first is a Mad Decent production – Diplo Presents: Free Gucci Mane. Diplo and co. apply gnarly treatments to the off-color incarcerated rapper’s most recent rhymes. Dirty and dreamy – everything hip-hop should be, but isn’t.

Diplo Presents: Free Gucci Mane (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes)

The second is a mix compiled by Four Tet after a long residency at London’s renowned Plastic People club. The dj/musician/producer has broken into a deeper, more driven, ‘house’ style recently – a shift he attributes to a string of fun, explorative dj dates at places like Plastic People. The mix below is in appreciation of the club’s patrons. It features Four Tet’s stellar new single, “Love Cry,” from his forthcoming full length, due out Jan. 26.

Four Tet - Much Love to the Plastic People (mix)

I may be working against my own cause here, because I am working on a follow-up to the continuous mix I posted in November, and mine will surely fall short of one like Four Tet’s. But I’m still having fun with it so stay tuned for that.