Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
Posts tagged with mix
MIX // Pictureplane's Thee Negative Slave



If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know I froth over Pictureplane. The kid also known as Travis Egedy has just dropped his first mixtape, and it's a stunning show of his vision. This is next level for Pictureplane, I feel like an evolution is happening in his music. Lots of new tracks from Egedy here; and if these are the B-sides from his new album, entitled Thee Physical I can't wait to hear what made the cut. Straight from the horse's mouth:


"i just dropped my first "mixtape".

pure next level high energy alien fire for the streets.

on it are new songs, B sides from my new album THEE PHYSICAL, remixes, and edits of other peoples music....

pure next level high energy alien fire for the streets."


Take that, put it in your pipe and smoke it - here:







MIX // I Was Wondering by Elite Gymnastics
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HIYA // Elite Gymnastics


James Brooks is one half of the Minneapolis based duo Elite Gymnastics, and has quietly slipped this little thirty and a half minute mix online. It's a little random in lots of ways; transitioning from all these disparate genres, yet somehow still making sense in finding the subtle commonalities between them - which only the best mixtapes manage to do very well.


I really enjoyed this one, and I especially enjoyed the range; from the opening track written by Cocteau Twins for Chinese singer Faye Wong to that 'brief flirtation with the idea of a uk garage edit of htdw', referring to the aching tune of How To Dress Well's 'Ready For The World'. Another great mix that'll help you survive Monday! 







faye wong - 分裂

alicia keys - unthinkable (physical therapy real heavy vibe)
ayumi nakamura - tokyo city serenade
baka forest people - water drums
two lone swordsmen - it's not the worst i've looked, it's just the most i've ever cared
shut up and dance - a change soon come (instrumental)
pom pom - untitled
whitehouse - killing hurts give you the secrets
caribou - odessa (david wrench's drumapella)
christian aids - stay positive
restless natives - i wanna know
how to dress well - ready for the world
109tokusan - arthur's theme (flute & piano cover)

MIX // The Golden Filter for Oki-Ni



Tackling the rather dark but appropriately hipster theme of 'suicide', our friends from The Golden Filter have turned out this stellar mixtape from the super cool kids at Oki-Ni. It's a hazily contemplative tracklist; pensive and oddly carefree. The kind of playlist I imagine could be played in that eternal moment when a character decides to let it all go and gracefully dives off into a dizzying waterfall or into the darkness of a bottomless abyss or something. Here's a bit of tumblrism so you get what I mean:


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Anyway, well done to The Golden Filter! One of the most interesting and eclectic mixes I've heard in quite a while; one which isn't desperately trendy and therefore exponentially more cool. Perfect for soundtracking your Monday and any Blues that result.


  • Nico Le Petit Chevalier
  • Helium Comet #9
  • Suicide Girl
  • Cabaret Voltaire No Escape
  • White Fence The Love Between
  • The Golden Filter Le Renard D'Or
  • Factory Floor View Too Much
  • Fitzcarraldo Variations Gamma Model
  • Glass Candy The Chameleon (Acappella)
  • Allez Allez African Queen (Quiet Village Dub)
  • Omar Souleyman Labji Wa Bajji Il Hajar
  • The Theatre of Eternal Music B Flat Dorian Blues 19 x 63
  • Roj Bongo Workout
  • Gonjasufi Klowds
  • Micachu & the Shapes Curly Teeth
  • Can Tango Whiskeyman
  • Esben And The Witch Marching Song
  • The Soft Moon When It's Over
  • Slowdive Blue Skied an' Clear
  • Psychic TV Iron Glove
  • Franã§oise Hardy La mer, les Ãâtoiles et le vent


oki-ni presents SUICIDE by The Golden Filter

IM//A\\PARTY Vol.02 - Summer mix

    Brilliant artwork by Raul Luna. Check the profile we did on him a while ago!


It’s been too long since we did our last mix! We heard some of your critiques from last time round. We've allowed the songs to play almost their whole cycle; which means there are less tracks, but since we've only selected winners, that ain't no thang. The number of remixes also went down, as opposed to the 'features' on the mix; maybe it says something about music (it probably doesn’t). Anyway, we do hope you enjoy our IM//A\\PARTY  Vol.02 – Summer Mix...we have plans to make it something more of a regular up in here.


For those who've actually had the pleasure to be up at one of our parties, the future holds good news. Meanwhile, check out our personal Twitter feeds @caffarena and @christel_escosa to keep up to date with our DJ sets and random - no, REALLY random - tweets about life, the universe, our daily sins and everything else.


By the way, as I live in Brazil and Christel is currently in Australia, we decided to make this a summer mix. If you are reading this as snow is falling outside maybe you should listen to this in a couple of months.


Kidding, please listen to it now.


Flash Content
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  1. Gorillaz – Doncamatic feat. Daley
  2. Flight Facilities – Crave You feat. Giselle
  3. Rye Rye – Sunshine feat. M.I.A.
  4. Tanlines – Real Life
  5. Bag Raiders – Sunlight feat. Dan Black
  6. Maximum Balloon – Groove me feat. Theophilus London
  7. The Temper Trap - Resurrection (Penguin Prison Remix)
  8. Yeasayer - O.N.E.
  9. Man Like Me - Lovestruck
  10. The Count & Sinden - After Dark. feat. Mystery Jets
  11. Azari & III - Into the Night
  12. Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – Bang Bang (U-Tern remix)
  13. Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Remix)
  14. N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U (Boss in Drama remix)
  15. Aeroplane - Superstar (The Krays Remix)
  16. Discodeine – Synchronize feat. Jarvis Cocker
  17. Hercules and Love Affair – My House (Leo Zero remix)
  18. Bebe Zahara Benet - I'm the Sh*t (Mark Picchiotti Funkadelic Dub)
  19. Big Boi – Shutterbugg
  20. CREEP - Days feat. Romy Madley Croft (Deadboy Remix)
MIXTAPE // Penguin Prison



It's another belated V-day mix for you all, this time from Penguin Prison. This one is quite interesting as it's pretty bang classic Penguin Prison funky town song choice, and then it gets a little bit deeper towards the end than I've heard him go before. Nice. Track list below, cop the mix after that. Anyway, how could you resist a face like the one Chris Glover is serving above?


Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face (Ben Pistor Edit)
Chic - Flashback (Golf Channel Edit)
Holy Ghost! - Do It Again
Phil Collins - I'm Not Moving (Idjut Boys Edit)
New Edition - Lifetime Groove (Marcos Cabral & Shux Edit)
Chaz Jankel - You're My Occupation (2007 Take)
Atlantic Starr - Sexy Dancer (Penguin Prison Edit)
Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love
Change - A Lover's Holiday (12" Version)
Social Disco Club - Wild Bitch
Eddie Johns - More Spell On You (Social Disco Club Edit)


  Penguin Prison Valentines Day 2011 Mix by Penguin Prison



Kisses // My Dummy Valentine Mixtape



By now you know Kisses, right? The cute Californian duo - that also happened to be a couple - just added another full heart to their adorable music by making a Valetine’s Mix for Dummy magazine. Apparently, Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson searched for every song with “love” and “heart” on their iTunes and came up with a list that includes Kylie Minogue, Andre 3000, Kanye West, CEO and an exclusive Lake Hearbeat remix for Kisses. Although I just assumed this entire “searching” story, I’m pretty sure it happened exactly like that. In case you prefer a more official definition of the mix, here it is: “The mix is all about romance and love. If you are looking to turn up the heat on Valentine’s day, this is the mix for you.”


Flash Content [mp3]

My Dummy Valentine



Girlfrendo - Kisses In The Nursery
Andre 3000 - Happy Valentine’s Day
ABC - Valentine’s Day
Kylie Minogue - Love At First Sight
CEO - Love and Do What You Will
Gary Wilson - Forgotten Lovers
Kisses - Kisses (Lake Heartbeat Remix) (exclusive!!!!)
Annie - Heartbeat
Kanye West - Heartless
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Kenlou B-Boy Mix)
Architecture In Helsinki - Heart it Races
Tangerine Dream - Love on A Real Train
Talking Heads - Uh Oh Love Comes To Town



MIX // Cut Copy: A Tale of Two Journeys

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‘So Cosmic’ is the mixtape Cut Copy released just before giving us the great In Ghost Colours and it was that mixtape that was my favourite thing about this Australian trio. The band has since released a new album, Zonoscope, and then a mix entitled A Tale Of Two Journeys, but it had the same effect on me: I liked the mix better - at the least for now. Unfortunately, no tracklist available so far, but if you like space music, weird disco, a bit of house and are up for mood swings, download it below.




  A Tale of Two Journeys (Mixtape) by cutcopymusic

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK: Cut Copy // A Tale of Two Journeys


In case you didn’t watch the documentary that Krozm put together whilst Cut Copy was recording the third LP and preparing the new live show, here's the whole thing, divided into four parts:


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter I // Radio S.O.S


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter II // Skies Of The Milk Ape


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter III // Dark Side Of The Pleasure Dome


Cut Copy - LP3 Chapter IV // Visions of Cloud Neck

Mixtape // (Rye) RYEot powRR!



Rye Rye's long awaited mixtape, RYEot powRR is out! From the opening track, young Rye Rye goes out hard; RYEot powRR is relentlessly bang and pop, exactly like she represents. Whilst the transitions between tracks aren't exactly smooth, RYEot powRR more than makes up for it in something I can only call 'oh snap'. Hitting remixes and cutting raps on chart toppers like Miley Cyrus, Ciara, The Cataracts' 'Like A G6' and Willow Smith, Rye Rye's mixtape is recklessly cheeky and unashamedly fun. Rye Rye's got a kind of abandon and total lack of self consciousness that makes her a real joy. That kind of energy is infectious and thank god, cause that's something we could all use from time to time.


Check the playlist and then cop the mixtape below that:


1. ‘Go! Pop! Bang!’

2. ‘Bang dis Bit$# Out’

3. ‘Hardcore/Art School Girl’ ft. Telli/Ninjasonik

4. ‘Art School Boys’

5. ‘Witchdoctor’

6. ‘Back It Up’

7. ‘Diga Doom’

8. ‘DJ Go’ ft. DJ Say Wut

9. ‘Chase Money’

10. ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’ (Remix)

11. ‘We R Who We R’ (Remix)

12. ‘X-pill’ (Remix)

13. ‘Bang’ ft. M.I.A. (Remix)

14. ‘Party in the USA’ (Remix)

15. ‘Like a G6′ (Remix)

16. ‘Gimme Dat’ (Remix)

17. ‘Whip My Hair’ (Remix)

18. ‘Bring in the Katts’ ft. Porkcho



BONUS VIDEO: I don't pay attention to Miley Cyrus much (aside from the occasional SNL sketch parody and approval over her salvia incident) and this song doesn't really do it for me, guiltily or not, drunky town or elsewhere; but Rye Rye cut a rap and reduced Miley to a tinny chorus. It's fun. And damn, I get breathless just looking at Rye Rye dance:


Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus Rye Rye Edit
Gratuitous Burger Post
This is all so amazing and I'm hungry...
The Superions and an Xmas joke
I missed Schneider during 2000...
MTV CK ONE Brazil // ft Sky Ferreira
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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