was a really fun mix I created last year around this time of the year. I decided I’d revisit the concept again. The overall vibe is a sunny French mod style that should put a smile on your face and calm any stress you may be having. After all, music should be therapeutic right?
Stolen Moments is a first in a series of laid back hip hop, jazz, funk, and soul. I started with the idea of a night club deep in Brooklyn in the 90s where all the cats hung. It’s smokey, dark, and cool—like the music on the mix.
Cover / Unkown Photographer
Tracks / Danny Lyon
Hello hello! As a fan of this blog for several years, I'm super humbled that Brian asked me
to jump on board as an ongoing contributor.
Over the last few weeks, I've been fortunate enough to have a longer stay with The Mill+
. I have to say, working with Brian has been inspiring, intimidating and has had HR working OVERTIME, but it's been really amazing to get to learn a thing or two from the big Goss.
Okay enough small talk! For this mix we're going to weave in and out of different takes on modern R&B. Jeremih, Inc. and Jai Paul (among others) are pushing the boundaries of traditional rhythm and blues with some pretty spectacular results. Sprinkled in are some of my favorite new tracks from all across genres. Some noteworthy moments include a cut off the new DJ Koze album Amygdala
(which is phenomenal), my personal favorite from new Local Natives album, and a sneak peek
at the new Bibio record which sounds very promising.
This mix is downloadable as tracks in standard "Since78" format or as a single chaptered m4a.
Hope y'all enjoy! Looking forward to putting together some more fun things for your listening pleasure again soon.
Download Enhanced .m4a
We’re back from another
vacation! This time we rented a car and drove up the New England coast.
We first stopped in New Haven briefly to scope the Yale campus. Then to Cape Cod, which was picturesque and Provencetown was super charming and refreshing. We then trekked up to Boston—the wife’s never been. We had fun covering most of the city in 3 days. They really have it figured out there. We then said farewell and headed out through the Berkshires and down into the Catskill mountains. We stayed in a tiny, quaint cottage in Phoenicia. Mostly, we spent our days listening to the creek flow behind us. We spent a day in Woodstock getting our hippy on and then did some hiking through the Kaaterskill Falls and down the Esopus River. At the end of the trip, we were reluctant to come back. It definitely got us thinking of how nice the country life is outside the city.
The mix captures the usual for our travels. Songs we hear on the local college stations, at record shops, restaurants, or shops. I threw in a couple in the mix that cover the places we visited. Another mix that will crystalize the trip in my mind. Hopefully it transports you away as well. Enjoy!
When I was 12, I was on top of the world—or so I thought. I had my skate deck, my free style bike, and my music. I’ve put away the deck and bike but kept the music. This is a collection of tracks that I dug as a kid. It helped define who I am now. It’s a bit more on the rock heavy side but I did include some of hip hop favorites that fit in with this mix. I’ll do a straight hip hop version in the near future but in the meantime, enjoy this one.
Cover art is a remix of art from a Nintendo Power issue by the way!