The Mix Up 2013 vol. 1 of 2 – January To A Lost July (part 1) (part 2)


Lo and behold ye blessed of fiber optic! I cometh to you bearing gifts: 59 tracks of beatific audio for your pleasure and enjoyment. Listen, love, and share. If anything in particular strikes your fancy, feel free to let me know.

I know that I’m a month late. Trust me, I know. The summer has been a trench battle with enormous collateral damage. The month of July was forfeit entirely. Completely lost to the hallmark indulgences of the twilight of my youth. Mired in excess, I press on. Each night I collapse into bed clad in my sweat and sneakers. Each morning I wake up on the set of the same low budget disaster film. I’m managing as best I can. Forgiveness please. Enjoy.

The rules as always:

  • Must be a song I fell in love with in 2013. Simple enough. Not an authoritative “best of” list. Just music that caught my ear for one reason or another.
  • Must have been released RELATIVELY recently. Somehow even more simple than the previous rule. I try to keep everything on my mixes published within the last few years. Under extraordinary circumstances, exceptions will be made.
  • Must not repeat artists from previous mixes. I try to keep the line up fresh. A few exceptions this time – I’m sure you’ll forgive me. Might downgrade this from “rule” to “guidance from an ineffective federal regulator.”
  • No Western Art MusicIf you’d like to hear some of my WAM playlists, feel free to write me.



Pt. 1: Stomp and Snarl Warrior Queen / Petty Tyrant Of Your Mobile Screen

Laura Mvula – Green Garden
Kimbra – Settle Down
Lorde – Royals
Phantogram – When I’m Small
Gotye – Learnalilgivinanlovin
Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – FFunny FFriends
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Windshield Smasher
Tobacco – Hairy Candy
Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
Koreless – 4D
xxyyxx – Pay Attention
Martyn – Miniluv - Original Mix
Gesaffelstein – Opr - Original Mix
Big Boi – CPU
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
J. Cole – Power Trip
Jay Rock – Hood Gone Love It
Jay-Z – Tom Ford
Kanye West – New God Flow.1
Little People – Moon
Evenings – Babe
Shlohmo – Wen Uuu (Evenings Remix)
Kidkanevil – Harmonics Pt1
Spirit Animal – I’m Around
School Of Seven Bells – Half Asleep - Lusine Remix
Choir Of Young Believers – Hollow Talk
Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart
Deadmau5 – Telemiscommunications

Pt. 2: Lilting Kinder Tones Butchered Like Mutton / Skipping Stones And Your Missing Coat Buttons

Baths – Maximalist
Bon Iver – Towers - Stop The Car Remix
Bondax – Gold
CHVRCHES – Recover
AlunaGeorge – Analyser
Poolside – Harvest Moon
Rhye – Open
Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell
Local Natives – You & I
James Blake – Retrograde
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Daughter – Landfill
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Dawes – If I Wanted Someone
Netherfriends – Chicago, IL
Fink – This Is The Thing
Actress – Ascending
Lindstrøm – Rà-àkõ-st
Omodaka – Hohai Bushi
Rustie – Surph
Moderat – Rusty Nails
Apparat – Circles
Outputmessage – Bernard’s Song
Disasterpeace – Adventure
Dirk Rugged – Krunch
Balam Acab – Motion
Kiln – Flycatcher
El Huervo – Escalator
Kyson – Remi - Essáy Remix

(Photo By David Hanjani)