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The Only Thing That’s Real


Just brought a new bundle of joy into my life in the form of a 5-month old puppy. Been a pretty busy week of dog treats, pet shops, rabies vaccines, and chew toys, but it’s all more than worth it to have this lil guy smiling and prancing around in the backyard. Lots of new tunes this week, but I think the Aloe Blacc / Pharrell collabo sums up most accurately where I’m at. Love is a real thing, that much I know. More of a mellow, late night, moody playlist overall this week, but it could also be a very appropriate soundtrack to lovemaking… so have fun.

Aloe Blacc :       Love Is The Answer collabo with the perpetually funky Pharrell from his new EP (Avicii smash notably absent).

Victor Démé :       Djon Maya (Synapson Remix) mid-tempo soulful french folk house. Check more of his work here.

Sango ft. SPZRKT :       Middle Of Things (J Boogie Edit) Sango been killin lately, but my homie J Boogie just took this tune right into the pocket.

Phenomenal Handclap Band :       The Written Word (Dee & Kenan's TBA Remix) nice psyched out head nod version from this NYC crew

John Wizards :       Lusaka By Night South African lo-fi trippiness gets a double thumbs up from me

MØ Ft. Diplo :       XXX 88 interesting foray into triumphant dark pop hop. Kinda sounds like a mix of Santigold & Lykke Li over a trap beat. Not mad at this.

Autre Ne Veut :       Counting pretty out there, hazy white-boy crooning over jittery electronic beats

Banks :       This Is What It Feels Like loving everything I hear from this girl right now, especially this one produced by Jamie Woon.

London Grammar :       Stay Awake &       High Life discovered this group on the Disclosure album, can’t say I’m crazy about their whole debut album, but these tunes an a few others are definitely doin it for me.

Dirg Gerner :       Before It's Over &       Got Your Back more soulful slinky beat insanity from the highly reliable Eglo label.

Myron & E :       I Can't Let You Get Away new retro soul duo on the Stonesthrow label comes super correct on this one which I discovered when they played it live on KCRW

  • DJ Phil D

    Some nice finds……as always!!!! Keep reaching!

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Mixtape Riot Radio: #010

Please excuse the lag in posts… hopefully this latest podcast, packed to the brim with goodies, will make up for it. As always, it’s an eclectic aural exploration. Travelling from South American future dub, to headnod-inducing indy soul, to global bass and funky house- I tried to connect the dots between a wide range of fresh new sounds in classic Mixtape Riot style. New songs from Tremor, Mayer Hawthorne, Misun, Banks, Atropolis, Uproot Andy, Superhumanoids and more. Don’t let the “back to school” sales scare you, it’s STILL SUMMER in Mixtape Riot-land.

Full tracklist and free download available here

Mixtape Riot #010 by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

  • rob coppola

    hey Charlie,
    mate, many thanks for all the incredible tunes you put together, especially for the mixtape riot series. i’ve been a fan for just a few months, and can say I ‘m always hanging out for the next episode. i’m yet to be disappointed. Just downloaded #10 in advance of my family trip to Europe tomorrow(from Sydney). I plan to give it some serious attention, over the next couple of weeks . cheers Rob C

  • RM

    Same here Charlie – These are keeping me awake on my morning commute, and I’ve just downloaded 10 for a 4 hour plane journey.

    Many thanks, please keep it up!

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Banks – Warm Water Bootleg Remix

Got inspired after playing the original on repeat and wanting to mix it into my hip hop sets. Couldn’t get an acapella, so bootleg it is. If you haven’t made it out to the weekly Saturday night party that I throw with my brother from another, Canyon Cody, then let this be extra incentive. We generally devote a hefty portion of the mix to good music with big ass 808 bass like this. We’re working on a full EP of remixes & edits to celebrate the Planet Rock 1 year anniversary in September. Stay tuned. Big shout out to PrefixMag for the early shine too!

  • matt

    yes sir!

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Missing Whiskey

Today marks day 23 without a single drop of alcohol for me. This may not sound like too difficult a task for many of you out there, but when you drink as often and as much as I do (I’ve put away a half bottle of Jameson to myself on certain nights), then the challenge becomes much more substantial. It certainly doesn’t help that I work in bars and clubs, surrounded by a free supply of beverages, and have been doing this since before I was of legal age. I’m not an alcoholic (thank god I didn’t get my grandpa’s genes for that), but I do seriously love drinking, and I plan to resume promptly when my one month challenge is up. How is this relevant to today’s musical selections? Well, this is most definitely NOT a party playlist. It could be that my increased sobriety has mellowed me out a bit, or it might also just be the nice summer breeze coming in my window. Either way, you get a seriously smoothed out set of soulful downtempo goodness to enjoy.

Close :       My Way (ft. Joe Dukie)

Banks :       Warm Water

A/T/O/S :       A Taste Of Struggle (Commodo Mix)

Colette :       When The Music's Loud

AlunaGeorge :       You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)

Gossip :       Four Letter Word

Alpine :       Seeing Red

Rhye :       Open (Bondax Remix)

When Saints Go Machine :       IODINE (Robin Hannibal Remix)

Francis & The Lights :       ETC