Wunderkind producer Xaphoon Jones (formerly of the Philly-based duo Chiddy Bang, most recently of the icy, great Ellie Goulding "Tessellate" cover) has just put out a 60 minute mix for the Australian radio station Triple J, and it's pretty much perfect: you can check out the full tracklist here, but trust that the whole thing is a Murderer's Row of hard-to-find remixes and party jams (the first six songs are Tame Impala, Ciara, Cashmere Cat, Cassie, Disclosure and Jeremih, just to sample). Run to it, work to it at 9 AM (if you are me and crazy), put it on late-night when people are too drunk [...]
Are you having a Halloween party anytime soon? If you were undecided as to when, "soon" would be a good time, but what music are you going to play? If babies are coming over (Why!? JK, babies are the heart of Halloween. Mmm, baby hearts…) you might want to go with Aquarium Drunkard's vintage Halloween mixtape of 34 tunes from the '50s and '60s — that was before we had swears. Or how about a mostly cheesy/funny ghoulish hip hop playlist from a lady named Melissa? If not hip hop, try spooky trip hop from DJ Rocko. And for something truly spine-tingling, this two-hour, NSFW mix of death metal/psyche/scary raps — [...]
Close your eyes. Now open your eyes. It's a present! The first volume in our new mixtape series, "Safe for Work." Not everything cool is NSFW! For our inaugural mix, we asked the super-groovy DJ Ayres to select songs without swears. He one-upped us: "This a mixtape of songs about working. Some songs are even about dancing at work (so to speak). Everything here is safe to listen to at your jobby job. Aside from the theme, it's a very random bag, but we guarantee it will make your day go a little faster." GUARANTEES, people.
Tracklist after the jump…