Thursday, August 20, 2015

Soundtrack to Summer v6

(July 7th, 2015)


Before summer is over take in the last of it with this mix specifically made for that atmosphere and sense of adventure only summer provides.  With Mutual Benefit, Bent, S├ębastien Tellier, Pure X, Dennis Wilson, Connan Moccasin, John Martyn, Patrick Watson, Luke McQueen, Nick Mulvey, Jenny Hval, Timber Timbre, La Sera, Vetiver, Thievery Corporation, Hayden, Zero 7, and Sufjan Stevens.  ENJOY!!!

Picture Us Dancing

(June 11th, 2015)

I was on the road and friends were playing something I hadn't heard before.  I stole a few of those tracks for this mix.  This one goes all over the place so its hard to narrower it down to one particular genre, so with that said dip and expect nothing to be surprised.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drifters III

(October 30th, 2014)


This is a shorter than normal mix and for those unfamiliar with this "drifters" series, it is a collection of ambient music.  What else can I say, if you want something mellow to listen to, potentially to sleep to this is your mix.

Friday, June 12, 2015


(March 18, 2015)

This one was made largely because a friend of mine introduced me to Rhye and I felt humbly grateful for the exposure and wanted to return the favor.  So with that said I made a mixtape to complement Rhye's fantastic album, Woman, as well as make something very much new.

With Jazzanova, Bent, Kings of Convenience, The Amazing, Oliver Blank, Rhye, King Krule, Paolo Nutini, Champion, Tropics, BBS, Sharon Van Etten, Richard Hawley.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


(November 17, 2014)

I know, Panties.  It just needed to be called that.  I mean the last "sexy" mix I made was called, Drop Trou.  So this seems to follow suit by saying, well you have dropped your pants now its time to drop your underwear.  I really don't want the title to throw you off and have you think this mix is not worthy of your time or that I'm a disgusting pig.  I just want you to have fun, to really get into the groove.  Maybe play this at a party or at the bar you might work at, play it at church if you go there.  It's the kind of music that you could imagine some club playing but instead they often play songs that are too house (deep house?), that they may lack some flavor.  I think I got your fix with this one.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Without You

(October 3rd, 2014)


It was just hearing Airglow Fires by Lone, then Can't Do Without You by Caribou one night stoned and in a sort of chamber, with you, that night, and rather than going into a dark circle I imagined being in some warm place where there is no one else.  And then I heard Versions by Moderat and I just shit the bed.  It took me months and a lot of research finding all the songs on this mix that complement those three tracks that were on repeat throughout my summer.

Please enjoy this labor of love.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


(May 13th, 2014)


After hearing Julia Holter's Maxim I I wanted to carry that song in its own soundscape with songs that complemented it.  With this mix I wanted to create a space feels like a dream, the songs are full of atmosphere, are soft and hover while never touching down but floating just above the surface.  I sat on my mission to make this mixtape for more than half a year, compiling songs and letting new discoveries help fill the gaps.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Come On

(March 18th, 2014)


Though I consider this mixtape to be the usual sort that is made (having contemporary music usually ranging from indie to electronic) it holds its own.

-it is the second mix of this year and will be the last of its kind for a while (with ambience, dreamscape, and trip-hop mixes on their way)
-it has a few songs from artists I had a hard time including them in mixes (because I loved their albums as wholes)
-the energy in this mix is all over the place (in a good way)
-there are some goddamn gorgeous songs
-there is also a really nice cool-down, mellow, late night vibe in the middle
-you can expect the following: The War on Drugs, Bill Callahan, King Krule, Radiohead, Angel Olsen, Bibio, Courtney Barnett, Beth Gibbons of Portishead, Four Tet, Au, Mutual Benefit, Glasser, Jenny Hval, Cock & Swan, Ariel Pink, The Sea and Cake, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Melody's Echo Chamber, and Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

That's that.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Nighthawk's Theme pt.I

(February 16th, 2014)


Get your groove on with this evening champion.  After six years of compiling music I finally got down to creating this mix and only managed to get through half of it.  When this half ends it just ends and leaves you waiting for the next half which will pick up where this one starts.  (not sure when that one will be done, but I've already started on it)

This is a bit of a throwback in terms of music, it is entirely trip-hop and electronic jazz from the early 2000s up to a few recent tracks.  Similar to a past trip-hop mix, Space/Time Continuum, I introduce this track myself.  You can expect the likes to be included: Tom Tyler, Butti 49, Yppah, Jazzanova, 4 Hero, Shigeto, Unforescene, The Cinematic Orchestra, Kid Loco, Woob, Jed and Lucia, Washed Out, Dr Rubberfunk, Skalpel, Coldcut, Siktransit, Bonobo, Fila Brazillia, DJ Cam, DJ Krush, The Seatbelts, Gentle People, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Tor, DJ Shuriken, and Brian Green and Saul Nathan.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


(December 24th, 2013)


The last mix of the year and things went different.  I decided just before my trip to Hawai'i I need some adventure music.  I had safari in my head at first, but Hawai'i is not a safari, it's a bit of desert, tropical rain forest, alpine, and lava fields.  The title comes from Robert M. Pirsig's ZAMM when he described a journey he was embarking on with his son and two friends.  The journey was about revisiting the environment of his past in order to relearn who he once was.  How the story unfolds is both entertaining as well as informative.  The chautauqua of early 20th Century America were exactly that, nomadic, informative, and entertaining.  Now I'm not sure where this mixtape stands in regard to that theme, but it is filled with terribly beautiful music from all around the world with a huge soft spot for West African folk music and Afropop.  When I close my eyes I think of this soundtrack as the soundtrack to any roadtrip, adventure, journey through a landscape that breaks into moments of the sublime.  The selection of music is so far out there in comparison to my usually mixes that I am omitting the artist list here, you'll have to just trust me on this one.  If anything it will warm you up during the cold months of winter.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


(August 24th 2013)


I forgot to make this mix last year so here's making up for two years.  Unlike previous years this mix doesn't reflect all the sounds I had been hearing throughout the summer, instead it is particular to a sound and pace.  I've been playing too many of my mixes on roadtrips only to realize that they might be a bit mellow for the mood so I did some adjustments on this one.  The list of artists on this puppy is well-ranged and there's a fair amount of repeaters.  I'll just ask you to trust me on it because I'd like it to be more of a surprise.  SURPRISE!

Enjoy it, have fun with it, go skinny dipping with it on in the background but make sure you have loud enough speakers to hear it just enough to enjoy the moment you are having with your naked self as well as to have a soundtrack for it.  Go, be freeeeeeeeeee!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


(April 28th, 2013)


I think this might be the ideal mix for a roadtrip as the tracks on this one seemed to speak to a flowing landscape complete with passing trees and barns slowly being passed from a distance.  Lots of jams that keep going until climax and rich mellowness to follow.  I'm doing a horrible job describing this mix so you should probably just bare witness.

Complete with Broadcast, Elbow, Bloodstone, Orcas, Ivy, Junip, Ensemble, Julian Lynch, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, Karen Dalton, Ned Collette, Phosphorescent, The Amazing, Cock & Swan, The War on Drugs, Beth Gibbons (of Portishead), and Here We Go Magic.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


(January 2nd, 2013)

GET YOUR ASS READY FOR THIS MIXXXXXXXXX.  This one will really please.  T r u s t  m e!  With the likes of Angel Olsen, Daniel Rossen, Angus Stone, Bill Callahan, Lisa o Piu, Jens Lekman, Lewis, Cocteau Twins with Harold Budd, Au, Cock & Swan, Donovan, Mac DeMarco, Radiohead, The Cinematic Orchestra, Blonde Redhead, Tears for Fear, Hundred Waters, Fleetwood Mac, The Pink Mountaintops, Angus and Julia Stone, Vashti Bunyan, Neil Young, and THE BEASTIE BOYS.  ALL IN ONE MIX.  And it will all make sense once you're there, relaxing, getting into it.
I can't really describe this one, so you gotta download it.

Monday, December 17, 2012


(December 17th, 2012)

I wanted to challenge myself with this one.  I wanted to swing all over the place and take you on a journey.  You go from experimental modern classical to chamber pop to folk to pop to electronic to chill wave to trip-hop to lo-fi to contemporary singer-songwriter to alternative to psych-folk to minimalist pop to electronic folk to americana to electronic rock to indie to post-rock to chill wave again before trip-top again and finally some hard-to-define Clark with a layered ending that brings you back to the beginning.

With Patrick Watson, M83, Flying Lotus, Mum, Ensemble, Tropic, Clark, Prefuse 73, Yo La Tengo, The Helio Sequence, Ned Collette and Wirewalker, Groove Armada, El Perro Del Mar, Heather Woods Broderick, Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Moonswift and Sand Snowman, Elbow, The Gentleman Losers, Cass McCombs, and that's it.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Drifters II

(November 22nd, 2012)


There's only two songs with vocals (maybe three, but I'm pretty sure the third is just wordless vocals), there isn't a lot of upbeat, builds that find epic climaxes, nor are there any pop tunes to carry the mix along its three hour journey.  This mix is the rare opportunity I give myself to make an ambient and quiet mix that eases more than it pleases.  It is my C H I L L  O U T session and it is complete with,
Unlearn, Ass, Silver Pines, Aphex Twin, Aus, Lisa Gerard and Pieter Bourke, Funki Porcini, Lisa O Piu, Cock & Swan, Vieo Abiungo, Beggin Your Pardon Miss Joan, Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook, Cliff Martinez, Brian Eno & Harold Budd, Gustavo Santaolalla, A Winged Victory For the Sullen, Orcas, Patrick Watson, Morelenbaum & Sakamoto, Hans Zimmer, Clark, and Stars of the Lid.

RELAX.  Chill out.  And hopefully enjoy the next three hours.