With the arrival of little H, I haven’t had a lot of time to scout out new music. At this point, anything under 5 years old counts as “fresh,” and I’m even breaking my taboo about including 1990s tracks. But you may enjoy it anyways. At least three of these artists are new to me in the last year, including one of the 1990s contributions.
Download here, for a few weeks only, or stream from Mixcloud.
In this era of easy streaming music… I feel pretty bad for the artists. If you like these tracks, please buy them individually on iTunes, or buy a few of the albums. Think of it like a tip jar.
- the weeknd. high for this. r&b, from house of balloons, 2011.
- the xx. islands. pop, from xx, 2009.
- antipop consortium. volcano [fourtet remix]. hip hop, from ninja tune xx compilation, 2010.
- gorillaz feat. mos def and hypnotic brass ensemble. sweepstakes. hip hop, from plastic beach, 2010.
- kid koala. skanky panky. turntablism / hip hop, from some of my best friends are djs, 2003.
- squarepusher. tetra sync . experimental / acid jazz, from ultravisitor, 2004.
- shadowy men on a shadowy planet. spy school graduation theme. rock, from sport fishin’, 1993.
- james. five-o. brit rock, from laid, 1993.
- basia bulat. the shore. folk, from heart of my own, 2010.
- tycho. from home. ambient, from past is prologue, 2006.
- burial. archangel. dubstep, from untrue, 2007.
- omar-s. oasis 13 1/2. techno, from fabric 45, 2009.
- der dritte raum. swing bop [acid pauli’s kosmik remix]. acid jazz, from future sounds of jazz 12 compilation, 2012.
- billie holiday. yesterdays [junior boys remix]. acid jazz, from verve remixed 3 compilation, 2005.
- death cab for cutie. i will follow you into the dark. rock, from plans, 2005.
- the smashing pumpkins. perfect. rock, from adore, 1998.