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♫ 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

♫ OptomisticVibes.mp3


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While there are many things I will miss about living in NYC, I am very optimistic about our move to Austin, TX. This city has so much positive vibes. To celebrate, I made a summery mix to listen to either at the beach or at the local swimming hole. Austin has some amazing swimming holes and lagoons. So cheer up, the weather is warm and so is the water!

Bri

♫ High_Hopes.mp3


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I’m back on the free market as I recently left my staff position at The Mill. There is something nice about the idea of freedom. I feel like I am once again master of my own destiny and it feels rather refreshing. With this new found freedom should come some more time to dedicate to bringing more mixes.

First up is High Hopes. I titled it after my new found optimism in the future I am forging. The mix itself is a classic “windows down in the summer” mix. It’s a feel good, may make you dance, may make you smile kind of collection. Fun in the sun, you dig.

Bri

♫ Joie_de_Vivre.mp3


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A little known fact about me is that I absolutely LOVE Prince. In 2009, I was lucky enough to design Prince’s first and only commercial for Target who promoted and sold an exclusive album. I am more of a classic Prince fan however—which brings me to our latest mix.

Imagine stumbling upon an old box of cassettes of mixes made by a hipster from 1986. This is what I tried to embody while making Joie de Vivre. It takes that classic Prince, and the Minneapolis Sound that he pioneered, and builds upon it with classic and modern tracks. They range from funk, pop, new wave, to r&b. I dare you NOT to dance while listening to this mix. No, seriously.

Enjoy!
Bri

♫ SoLongWinter.mp3


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It feels like we’re finally saying farewell to the longest winter ever. Flowers are now blooming in the park and the clouds have cleared and the sky is sunny. I originally started making this mix a bit ago but finally got around to finishing it. The images come from a beautiful Filson catalog which actually inspired the mix. Take it with you on your next trip into the woods or the mountains or through that next long slog through the winter.

Enjoy!

Bri

♫ Coast Is Clear.mp3


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Long time no see! I wanted to jump back into the mix and share a few things I've been listening to lately. To make up for lost time, I've given you an hour and a half of new and noteworthy tunes (Wild Beasts, Metronomy and Illum Sphere), along with a few of my favorites from last year (King Krule's "Baby Blue", Jon Hopkins' "Immunity"). Hopefully the tracks I've put together will give your ears a bit of a spring cleaning, and potentially open you up to liking something new, even if it's from Skrillex (c'mon, give it a shot!).

The worst of winter is behind us, and hopefully for the warm weather and good music ahead, coast is clear.

XO
CH

(Oh and hat tip to Aran for the Bondax edit)

♫ TD_S1.mp3


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So I decided to break my break. I had no choice. I got roped into the phenomenon that is True Detective. Never have I been so utterly obsessed with a television show. In my opinion, it was as close to perfect of a show television has ever produced. The 6 minute oner in episode 4 alone would make most filmmakers envious. My hat goes off to the two leads who were both brilliant, Nic Pizzolatto the show’s creator, and Cary Fukanaga who directed all 8 episodes.

With all of that being said, I don’t want to spoil any of the show with any further details. I could go on for days about my hair brain theories and opinions but I’ll spare you all that. Instead, I’ll keep it short and to the point. I have hand picked my favorite tracks from the show and compiled a mix of them in order of their appearance in the show. Think of it as a near complete soundtrack to the show. The cover features art from my pal Caleb Halter, who has posted guest mixes on the site, from our pitch with HBO on the show’s title treatment. We unfortunately didn’t win but that didn’t hold me back from enjoying the show. Also, I do plan to create a few spin off mixes based on the mood the music supervisors created with the curated tracks.

Lastly, if you enjoyed the show and this mix, try out one of my older mixes Backwood Burial, which may or may not inspired the show. Just sayin’

Enjoy!

Bri


♫ Wonderland.mp3


As I usually do each year, I bring you the latest Christmas mix. And don’t forget to revisit the previous Christmas mixes too! This year is another indie take on the classics with an occasional seasonal or original thrown in for good measure. Have a warm, happy holiday and be sure to not only give gifts to family and friends but give a little to charity as well.

Enjoy!

Bri

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♫ River.mp3


My wife gave birth to our first child on October 19 of this year and we named him River. He’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever made. This mix is for him. It’s a very personal mix that I thought I’d share with the mixblog followers.

Enjoy!

Bri

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♫ MarioSader_Dystopians.mp3


Sneaking in like a specter before the spookiness of Halloween ends, is a new guest mix from my buddy, Mario Sader. Mario’s mix feels like if a John Carpenter horror film soundtrack was mixed with 80s dance music from a DJ from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. If that makes any sense. It’s “somewhere between electro-goth, dark-wave and new wave, (taking) you to the joyous days of no-future in the old world,” as Mario puts it.

While you’re at it, check out Mario’s site. He’s a very talented designer, creative director, and photographer. I personally love his photography work. Some explore dark urban architectural themes and macabre still life themes. Some feel cross processed and super saturated. Excellent stuff all around.

Enjoy!

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