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♫ CITR.mp3


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Sorry it’s been a while for this next mix but I assure you it’s worth it. This mix has been in the works for a very long time. I started it in 2012, in the NYC winter. I continued to tool around for a while until finally mixing it recently. It’s my first sort of actually mixed mix. The concept behind it is simple, I reread my favorite book of all time, The Catcher in the Rye, and a movie played in my mind. This was of a modern day take of Holden Caulfield’s NYC adventure. I spent a ton of time outlining the book into 3 acts and broke down scenes. Each song fits with a specific scene and flows chronologically through the entire narrative.

It’s something I am quite proud of. If you’re interested you can email me to get the outline with related song but I’ll leave it up to those curious souls. Consider this my spec scoring of a film that should be or maybe should NEVER be made. I am sure it would never live up to my expectations.

All in all, it’s a perfect melancholy mix for our transition to winter and all the angst that comes with the upcoming holidays.

Also, a side note. The original art I was using for the mix was of the original hardback. As this was a modern take on the story I found the need to find a new piece of art. I stumbled on the wonderful series of Kate Bee. Be sure to pick up a print at her shop.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ TotalHorizon.mp3


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I recently discovered a sub genre of Chill Wave called Vapor Wave. To me, it is a mashup of 90s elevator music, a.m. easy listening radio, modern chill wave, and smooth jazz. It’s like the music equivalent of the Norm Core fashion trends as of late. There are supposedly plenty of speculation that the genre arose from electronic musicians penchant for early to mid 90s video game midi music—specifically the Pilot Wings and Donkey Kong Country scores from the SNES.

Whatever the case may be, this mix is something I found strangely nostalgic even though it’s all theoretically “new music.”

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ DirtInTheGround.mp3


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As you’d expect, I made an eerie mix to enjoy over the next week for this year’s Halloween. Enjoy others here. The theme of this year’s mix is to continue down the Southern Gothic route that True Detective went yet make it even grimier.

It’s definitely a slog through the mire of mud and dirt and it feels downright filthy. Yet there are some softer, more somber moments to break things up.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ SomeTimeAgo.mp3


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It’s late on a Saturday night and I realized I was supposed to post this mix up on Monday of this week. And then Monday became Friday. What can I say, I am a busy man. My son is turning one year old tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited.

This mix fits a late night posting though. The songs are downtempo and chill. There really wasn’t too much thought behind this one other than a collection of tracks I put together for working to. Just straight up zone out jams.

Also, stay tuned next week for this year’s Halloween mix!

Enjoy!
Bri


♫ Transitions.mp3


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My good pal Mario Sader put together what he’s calling a transitional mix to usher in the fall as we close this year’s summer out.

Mario mixed it himself so this guest mix comes in a single track intended for you to listen from start to finish. It starts with some disco fun, then moves into italo disco, then into electro. As he puts it, “it’s like going from summer to winter—or New York to Austin.” Ha! Maybe if you’re John Travolta : P

Thanks Mario, it’s a fun one to get up and dance to! Also, be sure to go look at all the amazingly beautiful photos Mario takes. I am a huge fan of them and you should be too!

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♫ SummerCrush.mp3


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I stumbled, more like tumbld, onto some beautiful paintings by Gérard Schlosser that depict cropped vignettes of women scantily clad sun bathing. The images provoked a slow building mix that I started in the beginning of summer that I just wrapped up a couple nights ago. I am very happy with this mix as it has a very free spirited, nipple poking out vibe about it. There are a lot of bands that I also just discovered recently that I am obsessed with. Dick Diver that kicks off the mix, Twerps which I am loving, Millieu which reminds me of early Boards of Canada, Sinkane who is like a mix of Toro y Moi, Prince, and Paul Simon, and Dirty Art Club—love that instrumental.

Anyways, I am rambling. Just listen and enjoy as we say goodbye to summer and our summer crush’s (I’m looking at you Lizzy Caplan)

Enjoy!
Bri


♫ IslandintheSun.mp3


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Mark Yamamoto, aka Kube, was kind enough to share this awesome mix this week. It’s been a bit since Mark’s been a guest, honestly since the blog has had any guest mixer, so it’s exciting to once again share someone’s hard work crafting a listening experience.

Mark says it’s still hot in LA so he wanted to create a later summer mix to vibe off of. The songs, like the weather, have warmth, soul, and are generally fun and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Also, this is a continuous mix file so please refrain from asking for individual mp3 tracks for the songs.

Thanks Mark!

Enjoy the mix!

♫ RoadTrippin.mp3


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I have always been a fan of classic psychedelic prog rock from the 60s and 70s. It’s exciting to see and hear a new slew of bands of the last few years to start to break back into the classic sound while simultaneously modernizing it. Bands such as Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ariel Pink really started to push the sound to the limits bringing a bit of garage rock and new wave into the mix. Other, more slightly, traditionalists are also on my repeat listening list such as Mac Demarco, Broadcast, and King Krule. I’ve thrown in some other niche weirdo artists to spice it up such as Connan Mockasin, Ducktails, Timbre Timbre, and MGMT to name a few. It should be a nice trippy mix to listen to on your next trip.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ NightHeat.mp3


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It’s been scorching in Austin the last few days, even into the evening it’s been pretty hot. This mix is perfect for those hot nights. Sticky, sweaty, sultry beats to bump and hump to. It’s sure to at least make you want to go for a night drive with the windows down to let that warm wind blow while you lose yourself in the evening. Enjoy!

Bri

♫ AlmostIsland.mp3


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It’s Friday on a hot summer day and all I can think about is sitting poolside with a pina colada or a dark and stormy. There isn’t much more to say about this mix other than it succinctly conjures up summer for your ears more than any mix I think I’ve ever made. Just cool out, and enjoy!

Bri