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Rad Playlist – 2018 So Far

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Digital playlists: are they worth anything? They’re more popular as memes than anything else. That says something about their status within modern culture, right? Whatever…

I just made a playlist but I’m thinking of it as a mixtape cause I burned it to a CD. It has to have been close to five years since I last burned a CD. When was the last time you made a playlist? Burned a CD? Or made a mixtape? Try to remember, and take a moment to appreciate the value of physical formats. The care and concern that goes into moving music from the digital ether into the physical realm is an effort worth treasuring. Be sure to indulge in music you can hold in your hands every once in a while. Like the playlist below…

2018 So Far


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Rad Music // Breakbot’s “Lazy Sunday Selecta” Mixtape

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photo: Sean Beolchini

The untouchable Breakbot has blessed us again with a sultry smooth mixtape perfect for this summer season. Enough to make Austin Powers weary, the mojo injected into this mixtape is senselessly shagadelic. Get your groove on boys and girls!

Breakbot – Lazy Sunday Selecta [download here]

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via Too Many Sebastians

Written by theberad

June 30, 2011 at 7:46 am

The Streets release “Cyberspace and Reds”

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Earlier this week The Streets sent iphone users on a soup-hunt for download access to his free mixtape “Cyberspace and Reds.” Well, today, the rest of the interwebs have been blessed with access to said mixtape. “Cyberspace and Reds” ain’t your typical Streets album – for one, it’s free, and secondly, and more importantly, there are lots of featuring artists, more than usual at least. While Mike Skinner raps on all the songs, he alone is only attributed to two songs – the rest are all features. This doesn’t dumb down the album, it’s just different. And well, let’s be honest, it’s not The Streets album fans truly desire.

“Computers and Blues” is what we’re waiting for, but there was such a plethora of ideas and material, “Cyberspace and Reds” just had to be put out (or at least I’m assuming). Mike Skinner is a lyrical and beat genius and this album is a backhanded way to prove it. While it may seem like a put down, this album is “leftovers.” Wonderful wonderful leftovers of the last and final Streets album. It’s a preview of the greatness that will be last words in the rap legacy that is The Streets – “Computers and Blues.”

Download “Cyberspace and Reds” here

“Computers and Blues” is out on February 7th on Atlantic.

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Written by theberad

January 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

Free mixtape for Monday // jj – “kills”

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If you have never heard of the band jj, I’ve got news for you: it’s time to get in the know!

jj are a duo from Sweden who tend to make some pretty chilled out rad tunes. They’ve released a couple LPs and some singles through the label Sincerely Yours over the past two years and they never seem to stop. Just last week, Christmas Eve to be exact, they put out a hip-hop mixtape that is nothing short of fantastic. Don’t let the “hip-hop mixtape” title scare you off; it’s not what you think. Yes, you will hear some Dr. Dre, Jay-Z or Kanye shining through, but, they are deceptively hidden amongst the sirenical serenade of Elin Kastlander. I don’t know what it is about her voice, but you can’t help but be entranced.

Like I said, if you’ve never heard (of) jj, you’re missing out. So, let this be a little introduction. Head over to Sincerely Yours to grab the mixtape for free. Take it as a belated gift from jj to me and then me to you. (^_^)

Download jj – kills mixtape here

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Written by theberad

December 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

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Rad mixtape // Museum of Bellas Artes

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Museum of Bellas Artes are a sweet little trio from Sweden who have release a total of two songs. Two songs, though, that will melt your heart while you figure out whether to dance or stare at your shoes. Check the videos out below to see what I’m talking about – be careful, you might fall in love.

While I really want some more original music, the trio decided to put out a mixtape to hole off minions like me. It is a clear departure from their sound, so don’t expect the upbeat tunes previewed above. What you’re in for is an almost ambient escape ride through soothing sounds and cushioned cumulus clouds. It’s relaxing and charming. Did I say relaxing?

Head over to VICE to grab the mixtape. Here’s the track list:

1. After School Sports – “Intro”

2. Blueboy – “Stephanie”

3. Thick Pigeon – “Subway”

4. Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Father Christmas”

5. Midaircondo – “Curtain Call”

6. Vangelis – “Abraham’s Theme”

7. Durutti Column – “Where I Should Be”

8. Double Fantasy – “Stranger in Space”

9. Brian Eno – “Always Returning”

10. Fennesz – “City of Light”

11. Action Biker – “Vinden Susar I Advent”

12. Matti Bye – “Döden”

Read the rest at Vice Magazine: MUSEUM OF BELLAS ARTES’ BEATLESS MIXTAPE – Viceland Today

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Written by theberad

October 7, 2010 at 8:41 am