So many great tunes have been coming my way lately, I’m genuinely feeling like I want to do extra busy work or house cleaning just so I can have an excuse to keep listening. Not a ton of time today to break down the ins and outs of why each one of these songs flips my lid, but rest assured this is a top-notch batch of serious melodic mastery. For those of you in LA, catch me at Caña Rum Bar this Thursday night playing a set that leans heavily on the vintage Latin classics, then for all my people in NYC, I’m back there this upcoming Sunday at The Jimmy. Come through and get yourself into the Summer state of mind…
Jamie xx : I Know Theres Gonna Be (Good Times)
& Loud Places
Popcaan & Young Thug on a xx beat?!?!? Then Loud Places kills it with the classic Idris Muhammad sample.
Toro y Moi : Lilly & Buffalo
Romare : Work Song
A-WA : Habib Galbi
producer from Balkan Beat Box teams up with Yemeni singing sister trio
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto : Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix)
Señor Andy is back with a new EP and it’s free
Bomba Estereo : Somos Dos
& Soy Yo
this album on repeat, again and again. The whole record is SO GOOD. I’m jealous I didn’t make it.
Zed Bias : Shizam ft. Stylo G & Scrufizzer (My Nu Leng Remix)
Shamir : Hot Mess & Call It Off
Disclosure : Holding On (ft. Gregory Porter) & Bang That
Hanni El Khatib : Two Brothers
I had the opportunity of opening up for Hanni last Friday and wow, dude kilt it like Braveheart.
Misun : Nobody Knows
Dawn • June 10, 2015
Oooooh BOMBA ESTERIO! thanks for the intro- made my day!!
also recently found Valerie June… and Lapsley… both very different …probably already on your playlist!
Ro Data • June 13, 2015
Damn! Would like to listen to the full set but can’t get past Jamie xx – Good Times. Certified BANGER!
Jumping Calypso • June 17, 2015
Such a pleasure login into your blog and collecting new cool sounds. Great job Mixtape Riot!
Beats op Vrijdag Radio • June 19, 2015
Good as always! Lot’s of love!
sample76 • June 21, 2015
This place always provides! Thank you!
Dangerscouse • June 25, 2015
Hey Chuck, you’ve probably got on to it already, but have a listen to Maribou State’s album ‘Portraits’. It really reminds me of the excellent Caribou album ‘Our Love’, and I’m wondering if there’s some connection with the names being so similar. Thanks for the tunes as well, got quite a few of these already and good to see another Hanni fan