Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tempo Beach Mixtapes!

Once in a while an idea for a mixtape takes over my brain like a computer virus. It hits me all at once that I have all the requisite parts, a theme emerges, and suddenly it's not an idea anymore—it's an obsession.

This time around it's electronic dance music with roots in soul, hip-hop, and R&B. The idea was to find those hidden gems in my collection that screamed summer, that screamed fresh fruit and hot sun. Some of these songs are brand new, some have been around for a decade, and some of them I've had since the late '80s. All of them, for one reason or another, I never got a chance to spin live. So this was a long time coming.

I threw together a quick playlist in iTunes and realized I was staring at over six hours of music. It took a massive effort to work it down to the best of the best, and even that only brought it down to three hours.

There was nothing else to do about it: I needed to make three mixtapes, and I needed to do it fast—it was almost the first day of summer.

Thankfully it only took a few weeks to get all three mixes recorded, and I couldn't be happier. These are some of my favorite, favorite artists and tracks. Kaytranada, Machinedrum, Lone, TEK.LUN, Evil Needle, and Pomo are the new torchbearers, while epic legends like 808 State harken back to an era when electronic dance music was just shaking off its pop and disco roots. In between there's Jazzanova, Ian Pooley, Timewriter, Pépé Bradock, and Justin Martin. Just an insane lineup of talent.

I hope you enjoy these mixtapes as much as I do. Now go get STOOPID!

Tempo Beach Mixtapes Vol 3: Sour Fruit

One last chance to nab up some R&B and soul flavored electronica for the summer. Take a disco nap first — this one's a body slammer!

Hardcore Math User - Sour Fruit Mixtape.mp3

Track list:

  1. Kevin Hussien feat Sash Blu - 95
  2. Lxury - J.A.W.S.
  3. Justin Martin - Caught Deep
  4. Pomo - Blue Soda, Pt. 2
  5. Pépé Bradock - 18 Carats
  6. Evil Needle & Sivey - Down There
  7. Salva - Beached
  8. TEK.LUN - GSpot
  9. Missy Elliott - Lose Control (Machinedrum Remix)
  10. Ian Pooley Feat. Rosanna & Zélia ‎– Coração Tambor
  11. Lone - New Colour
  12. Bok Bok - Ripe Banana
  13. Switch & Erol Alkan - A Sydney Jook (Bok Bok Remix)
  14. Lone - Aquamarine
  15. 808 State - Pacific 202
  16. TEK.LUN - I.O.U.
Have a kickass summer! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tempo Beach Mixtapes Vol 2: Peppermint Chip

Back to the beach for some more R&B infused electronic treats from my stash. This one's definitely on the cooler side. Lick it before it melts!

Peppermint Chip Mixtape.mp3

Track list:

  1. The Diogenes Club - Stacked (Original Mix)
  2. Kaytranada - Track Uno
  3. Cavalier - Gone
  4. Kaytranada - At All
  5. Jazzanova - Glow And Glare
  6. JTRP - You And Me (Glenn Astro Remix)
  7. Pomo x AstroLogical - Gangdu
  8. Artemis - Silver Dawn (Excerpt)
  9. Knee Deep vs The Timewriter - All About Love Is Beautiful
  10. Lone - Once In A While
  11. Lone - Cobra
  12. Obey City - Wait
  13. AbJo - I Still Really Love You

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tempo Beach Mixtapes Vol 1: Crushed Ice

Recently I realized I had a huge backlog of R&B and soul infused electronic tracks that were dying to be mixed up. Here's volume one, just in time for summer. Enjoy!

Crushed Ice Mixtape.mp3

Track list:

  1. TEK.LUN - Echoes
  2. Tinashe - Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
  3. Pomo - How I Feel
  4. OK-Ma - BwoyGal (Opolopo Remix)
  5. Evil Needle - Jazzolude 04 feat. Elaquent
  6. Robert Glasper Experiment - Move Love (Kaytranada Edition)
  7. Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition)
  8. Ninetoes - Finder (Rainer Weichhold & Matt Keyl Remix)
  9. Pomo - Blue Soda Pt 1
  10. Disclosure - Jaded (Lone Remix)
  11. Pomo - So Fine
  12. Glenn Astro - Fizzy Water
  13. Evil Needle & Sivey - Lovegate
  14. Kaytranada - You're The One
  15. Glenn Astro - Love Jones (CTEPEO '57 Remix)
  16. Chaser - Blue Planet (Fila Brazillia Mix)
  17. Kona Triangle - Astorias Ascent

Friday, May 13, 2016

Limited Warranty - This Is Serious

I'm breaking my new tradition of only posting downloads to exclusive content. I have no business sharing these files, but I'm going to do it anyway, at least until someone asks me to take them down.

I fell in love with Limited Warranty's Never Enough back when they got local radio play. Later I remember shopping for gear in the same warehouse district music store where their signed records hung on the wall. Local boys done good and all that.

I just recently rented a turntable and archived a ton of my old records. This was one of them. Doesn't look like these songs exist anywhere else online, so I'm posting them here. Enjoy.

Limited Warranty - This Is Serious (Extended Version).mp3
Limited Warranty - Never Enough.mp3

Thursday, May 12, 2016


I just heard the iconic WOO! ALL RIGHT! sample used everywhere but originally (I think) in Meat Beat Manifesto's Radio Babylon in it's original format. It's from this song, way at the end.

I just heard it again, this time in TEK.LUN's fantastic Ridin Round 2.

OMG. I love this so much.