Jens Lekman – WWJD Mixtape [Gothenburg, SE]

Pop

No, this isn’t some Christian attempt to be hip and spread the word of god via collected songs. “WWJD” actually stands for “What Would Jens Do?” As he explains on the soundcloud page:

While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for ‘What Would Jens Do?’. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

 Sure, maybe that’s a little quirkier than might seem possible, but this is coming from a guy who sang about flirting with a deaf girl in sign language, so let’s call it just the right amount of odd. Which makes it all the clearer that, rather than simply sharing stand alone outtakes (“WWJD” is the first track, “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” comes in at 15:25, and “I Remember” finishes the mixtape up at 26:25) from his album currently in the works, he has woven them throughout this excellent mixtape that slides effortlessly from one track to the other. Old songs and new sit next to each other and never feel out of place or even of a different time. And while discovering the sorts of tracks that Jens enjoys is delight enough, to get a glimpse of the caliber of his new material is at is the sweetest treat of all. It’s the emotionally insightful, hilariously self-deprecating, and beautifully lovelorn take on pop that he’s so well-known for: strings and beats and that grand tenor of a voice removed from time and place. So enjoy this endlessly enjoyable mix, where all the songs “are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.”

Night Falls Over Kortedala is one of my favorite albums of all time, highly recommend a spin, also, enjoy the one picture on Jens’ instagram of him holding an adorable kitty.

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Jaisu – Suite In D Minor League [Edinburgh, UK]

Electronic / Hip-Hop

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When you title a sample-based piece a “suite,” you immediately set up expectations of grandness. This track isn’t afraid of the big screen though–indeed, it lunges straight for the Oscar. Having collaborated with the likes of new rap wunderkind Danny Brown (listen to his latest album, Old, please, it’s one of this year’s best. Pretty please), Edinburgh producer Jaisu knows how to make a track monstrously big, but sparkle like a movie star’s smile. Suite In D Minor League takes you on a sonic journey. From the opening scene, with its slow-burning fanfare, to the snappy drums parts marching along, to the smooth guitar parts, until a jabbing strings part that brings the whole thing to a close–you are constantly watching and tagging along as this cinematic piece moves forward. The whole beat tape, A Short Album, works like this. It feels strongest as a whole piece, meant to be listened to in one smooth take. Short as it may be, there are plenty of little wonders to lose yourself in.

Hear all of A Short Album here, and learn more about the up-and-coming beat-tape label, Astral Black, here. (P.S. Be sure to thank Dummy Mag for the FREE download on this soundcloud player!!)

Flight Facilities – "1982-1992" [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia]

Part 2 is out and as promised here it is !

If you have no idea what’s going on here, go read this first. link

As per before, try to spot all the oringal songs, major events, and style of music changing thorugh progression.
“Download the mix and put it on your iPod (or watch your iTunes artwork box) for the full experience.”

Tracklist:
01. Sylvester – Do You Wanna Funk?
02. Brad Shitt – Casbah Breakdown
03. Solomun – Love Recycled
04. Aeroplane – The-human-league-orchestra
05. Goblin – Tenebre
06. Soulclap – Death-on-the-balcony-cruel-banana
07. Herbie Hancock – Rockit
08. The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
09. Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
10. B-Beat Girls – For The Same Man
11. Cybotron – Clear
12. Michael Jackson – PYT
13. New Order – Blue Monday
14. Laid Back – White Horse
15. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
16. Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat
17. Madonna – Lucky Star
18. Flightfacilities – Toecutter-best-party-ever-flight-facilities-edit
19. Seidah Garrett – Do You Want It Right Now?
20. Limahl – Never Ending Story
21. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
22. Bangles – Dub Like An Egyptian (Todd Terje Edit)
23. Nu Shoes – I Can’t Wait
24. David Bowie – Magic Dance
25. Bruce Hornsby – That’s Just The Way It Is
26. Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
27. Dropoutorchestra – Rick-astley-never-gonna-give-you-up-drop-out-orchestra-dub-1
28. Psychemagik – Everywhere-psychemagik-edit-1
29. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F
30. Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body
31. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al (Flight Facilities Edit)
32. Yello – Oh Yeah
33. John Farnham – Age Of Reason
34. Salt n Pepa – Push It
35. Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
36. The B-52′s – Love Shack (Losoul Bitshit Edit)
37. Adamski – Killer feat. Seal
38. Dee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
39. De La Soul – A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays
40. Prince – Cream
42. Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass

Flight Facilities – "1972-1982" [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia]

Another pair of indie elctro DJ’s from Australia! Seems like that’s pretty much the status quo nowadays isn’t it? The DJ duo performing as Hugo & Jimmy have been around since 2009 beginning by mixing songs by other artists and only about a year ago have started writing originals such as Crave You and Foreign Language. However, this is all old news.

Flight Facilities has agreed to be the Triple J Mix Up EXCLUSIVES for october. So what’s required of them? 4 mixes, each an hour long. Sound’s pretty conventional? Well they’ve decided to bring some novelty to it.

They’ve decided to make 4 decades of music, chronologically arranged, each set representing 10 years. If you’d like to know more about the excruciating effort put into it follow them at their blog here. I think it goes without saying that their passion for music is apparent and their talent, stunning. This project goes beyond music and serves as a piece of education clearly showing how music has accompanied the progress of mankind throughout the decades.

Without further ado here’s the first decade for both your listening and your novelty pleasure. I’ll post up the rest once they’re out!

Try to spot all the original songs, major events happening at the time, other modern song samples and style of music as time progresses. This, is the mix for the true music aficionado!

“HINT: Download the mix and put it on your iPod (or watch your iTunes artwork box) for the full experience.”

Tracklist:
01. Stevie Wonder – Superstition

02. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (Edwin Bautista Edit)

03. Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side (Rocco Raimundo Extended Edit) by Rocco Raimundo

04. Paul Simon – Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (AutoRock Edit)

05. Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie

06. Mindless Boogie – Tina (Villa Edit)

07. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby

08. The O’Jays -For The Love Of Money

09. David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit) by T i M ??? ƒ U C H S/

10. Paul McCartney & Wings – Listen To What The Man Said

11. A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit) by flightfacilities

12. Ohio Player – Love Rollercoaster

13. Hot Chocolate – Cadillac (The Revenge Rework)

14. Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More

15. Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up

16. Run Run Run Awaaaaay (Drop Out Orchestra Rework) by Drop Out Orchestra

17. Donna Summer – I Feel Love

18. Meco – Star Wars

19. East Coast – The Rock

20. Sylvester – Mighty Real

21. Eddie Johns – More Spell On You

22. George Duke – I Love You More

23. ABBA – Voulez-Vous

24. Chicago – Street Player // Dynasty – Freak

25. Mindless Boogie – Emotional R (In Flagranti Edit)

26. Soulwax – NY Lipps

27. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough

28. Mindless Boogie – Area 45 (Skinny Joey Edit)

29. Chaka Khan – Fate (Todd Terje Edit)

30. Bette Davis Eyes (Alexander Edit) by Alexander504

31. Sugar Hill Gang – Apache

32. Donna Sumemer – If It Hurts Just A Little

33. Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That

34. Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure

Below is the sampled track that’s heard at around 19:50. A mix of Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth Of Beethoven” from Saturday Night Fever’s disco soundtrack rearranged by Soulwax then edited by Flight Facilities. So much funk and absolutely retro.