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CUT ADRIFT AND COASTING INLAND

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Cut Adrift and Coasting Inland by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud

Episode #143.


Instruments (mostly synthesized), melodies and beats that will cut you deep and serve your heart on a platter for the amusement of your friends.

Trippy and a bit weird at the beginning, giving way to some comforting and soulful, heartbreaking stuff further inland.

  • Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie
  • Arca – Thievery
  • Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • The Field – They Won’t See Me
  • Gidge – I Fell In Love
  • Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  • FKA twigs – Two Weeks
  • Fatima – Ridin Round (Sky High)
  • DJ Quik – Puffin the Dragon
  • Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument
  • Vince Staples – Limos
  • Big K.R.I.T. – Saturdays = Celebration (feat. Jamie N Commons)
  • Hundred Waters – Murmurs
  • Wild Beasts – Mecca
  • Say Lou Lou – Fool of Me (feat. Chet Faker)
  • Jessie Ware – Tough Love
  • Caribou – Back Home
  • How to Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember

THE RETRO ELECTRO LOOPHOLE.

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The Retro Electro Loop Hole by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


The intersection of disco, electro and hip hop in the early 80s.

Themes of technology, space, and to dance dance dance.

Inspired by Patrick the Bunny‘s DJ set from Retro Electro Sideshow from London’s 2014 Nuit Blanche which I helped curate.

  • Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm
  • Mantronix – Bassline
  • The Packman – Im The Packman
  • Steinski – The Payoff Mix
  • George Clinton – Loopzilla
  • Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf
  • C.O.D. – In The Bottle
  • Q – The Voice of Q
  • Shannon – Let The Music Play
  • Warp 9 – Light Years Away
  • The Masterdon Committee – Funk Box Party
  • Whodini – Magic’s Wand
  • Herbie Hancock – Rockit
  • Art Of Noise – Beat Box (Diversion One)
  • John Carpenter – The End
  • Newcleus – Jam On It
  • Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)
  • Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
  • Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
  • Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom
  • Cybotron – Cosmic Cars
  • World Class Wreckin Cru – Mission Possible
  • Klein & MBO – Dirty Talk
  • Giorgio Moroder – Chase
  • Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Restructure)
  • SHOCK – R.E.R.B.
  • Capricorn – I Need Love
  • Yello – Vicious Games
  • Space – Magic Fly
  • Charlie – Spacer Woman
  • New Order – Blue Monday

WHAT THE SUNSET MEANT.

What the Sunset Meant by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud

A little bit danceable. A little bit wistful. A little bit like compounding the rich delightfully NOT FROZEN late evening into a thick, colourful paste, smearing it all over everything and rolling with it.

  • Eliot Lipp / Good / City Synthesis (2007)
  • Grandbrothers / Ezra Was Right / Ezra EP (2014)
  • The Range / Metal Swing / Nonfiction (2013)
  • AlunaGeorge / Bad Idea / Body Music (2013)
  • Charli XCX / Nuclear Seasons / True Romance (2013)
  • A K U A / One’s Company / One’s Company EP (2013)
  • iamamiwhoami / Drops / Kin (2012)
  • MS MR / Hurricane / Secondhand Rapture (2013)
  • Wild Beasts / Wanderlust / Present Tense (2014)
  • Matthew Dear / Slowdance / Black City (2010)
  • Twin Shadow / Five Seconds / Confess (2012)
  • Trust / Rescue, Mister / Joyland (2014)
  • Katy B / Aaliyah (feat. Jessie Ware) / Little Red (2014)
  • Cut Copy / Footsteps / Free Your Mind (2013)
  • Footprintz / The Fear of Numbers / Escape Yourself (2013)
  • Chromatics / Cherry / After Dark 2 (2013)
  • Todd Terje / Inspector Norse / (2012)
  • Clive Tanaka y su orquesta / Neu Chicago / Jet Set Siempre 1° (2010)
  • Kollektiv Turmstrasse / Heimat / Rebellion Der Träumer (2013)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never / Chrome Country / R Plus Seven (2013)

Episode 141. Released April 03, 2014. download mp3.

FLOAT SOME. JET SOME.

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Episode 140. mp3. Released January 28, 2014.

Float Some. Jet Some. by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud

Some of the best hip hop tracks from this past year and a bit. Also some stone cold motherfucking classics. Starts out hard, but the back 3 quarters or so is pretty chill and melodic. You can get down with that, right?

  • Kanye West / Black Skinhead / Yeezus (2013)
  • Pharoahe Monch / Damage (2012)
  • A$AP Rocky / 1 Train (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.) / Long.Live.A$AP (2013)
  • Aesop Rock / Gopher Guts / Skelethon (2012)
  • Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge / The Rise of the Ghostface Killah (feat. Masta Killa & Killa Sin) / Twelve Reasons To Die (2013)
  • De La Soul / Stakes Is High / Stakes Is High (1996)
  • Slum Village / Get Dis Money / Fantastic Volume II (1998)
  • Kendrick Lamar / Sing About Me, Im Dying Of Thirst / Good Kid M.A.A.D City (2012)
  • Big Sean / Control (HOF) (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica) (2013)
  • T.I. / Sorry (feat. Andre 3000) / Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head (2012)
  • Kevin Gates / 4:30am / Stranger Than Fiction (2013)
  • Killer Mike / Willie Burke Sherwood / R.A.P. Music (2012)
  • CunninLynguists / Predormitum (Prologue) / Oneirology (2011)
  • Black Milk / Sunday’s Best / No Poison No Paradise (2013)
  • Outkast / Myintrotoletuknow / Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
  • Danny Brown / Grown Up (2012)
  • A Tribe Called Quest / Can I Kick It? / People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
  • Black Star / Definition / Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star (1998)
  • Big K.R.I.T. / Shine On (feat. Bun B) / King Remembered In Time (2013)
  • Chance The Rapper / Chain Smoker / Acid Rap (2013)

Notes:
– I was bound to play some Kanye, right? I feeel like I found Yeezus more underwhelming than most, but this track is toight.
– Pharoahe Monch concludes his trilogy of rap songs from the point of view of a bullet (which started with Organized Konfusion’s Stray Bullet.. one of my favourite hip hops of all time (previously slipstreamed here), and continued with When the Gun Draws in 2007). Pharoahe Monch is, in my mind, one of the best Emcees ever, here’s a great interview from Bullseye.
– Check out that guest list on A$AP Rocky’s 1 Train. Who needs a hook when you have talent like that?
– Seemed appropriate to put Aesop Rock right next to A$AP Rocky. Not usually the song you’d pick from the album, but I love the laid back vibe and the weird self-deprecating, macabre lyrics.
– Ghostface KILLLLLAAAAH. If Ennio Morricone were to produce a rap song…
– The De La Soul and Slum Village tracks produced by Jay Dee aka J Dilla.
– Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst. 2 songs? Well it’s one track. And good lord is it good.
– Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Control song made waves in the late summer of ’13. A lot of folk had something to say about it. Jay Electronica’s verse is also awesome. I almost edited out Big Sean’s.
– Continuing on a theme… Andre 3000’s guest verse on ‘Sorry’ is beautiful, personal, lyrical. What an incredible emcee.
– Killer Mike’s 2012 collaboration with El-P is really, really good. So is his free 2013 even-more-collaboration with El-P.
– Cunninlynguists have a pretty awesome thing going (especially when it comes to Kno’s production), but after 4 albums with nearly the same sound I’m getting harder to impress.
– Sunday’s best has a follow-up track called Monday’s worst. Worth checkin.
– 9 years in and I finally play a track from Outkast’s first album. Southernplayalisticadillacmusik is 20 this year and Outkast is touring for the first time in like 9 years or something (with the internet you’d think I’d be able to figure that number out).
– Danny Brown put out one of 2013’s best rap albums. This track is older, though, and reminds one of even older than that.
– Not much to say about Tribe and Black Star. I mean.. yeah. (and R.I.P. Lou Reed)
– Bit K.R.I.T has put out a series of well-above-average mixtapes and this track is one of his best. Bun B almost steals the show, though.. I just love his voice on this.
– smooov.

If you like hip hop mixes, or think you might, I have a couple others:
Spin it How You Like It
The Hot Butter

BLACK AS MIDNIGHT ON A MOONLESS NIGHT

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Episode 139. mp3. Released January 12, 2014.

Black as Midnight on a Moonless Night by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Radio Slipstream is 9 years old today.
That’s fucked.
So here’s another episode. A bit of a gothic tint this time around (You can probably guess by acting out some of the names). A couple of classics. Some newer witchiness, and a bit of hip hop at the end… cuz.

Also, please try to pronounce Einstürzende Neubauten loudly at friends and enemies alike.

Things to Note:
– The kickass lyrics Nick Cave gifts to us at the end of Release the Bats (“Baby is a cool machine/she moves to the pulse of a generator/she says damn that sex supreme/she says, she says damn that horror bat/sex horror sex bat sex horror sex vampire”)
– If you want to talk about the term “underrated”, check out Rowland S. Howard’s 1999 album. I’d even go so far as to use the term “hidden gem.”
– King Krule’s awesome accent.
– Capping it off with a self-titled album’s title track! So cool.

Hope you enjoy.

  • Esben and the Witch / Smashed to Pieces in the Still Of / Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (2013)
  • The Birthday Party / Release the Bats / Junkyard (1982)
  • Savages / Shut Up / Silence Yourself (2013)
  • Joy Division / Love Will Tear Us Apart (1980)
  • The Cure / Disintegration / Disintegration (1989)
  • Majical Cloudz / Bugs Don’t Buzz / Impersonator (2013)
  • Rowland S. Howard / Dead Radio / Teenage Snuff Film (1999)
  • King Krule / Easy Easy / 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (2013)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten / Sonnenbarke / Silence Is Sexy (2000)
  • The Smiths / How Soon Is Now / Hatful of Hollow (1984)
  • CHELSEA WOLFE / The Warden / Pain is Beauty (2013)
  • Grimes / Be A Body (侘寂) / Visions (2012)
  • Dead Can Dance / Opium / Anastasis (2012)
  • The National / Don’t Swallow The Cap / Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
  • Ka / You Know It’s About / The Night’s Gambit (2013)
  • Krust (feat. Saul Williams) / Coded Language / Coded Language (1999)
  • Run The Jewels / Run The Jewels / Run The Jewels (2013)

TURN TO YOUR ORBITUARY

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Episode 138. mp3. Released October 22, 2013.

Turn to your Orbituary by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Picks up just where we left off. We’re not there yet.
Sultry –> quirky –> unnerving –> intense –> that other word that describes the last 4 tracks.

Genres: protonica, dense music, neo body, part fop, techyes

Keywords: circling, floating, falling

  • Movement / Us / Us (2013)
  • Darkside / Paper Trails / Psychic (2013)
  • Boards of Canada / Reach for the Dead / Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013)
  • Kingdom / Bank Head (feat.Kelela) / Vertical XL (2013)
  • XXYYXX / About You / XXYYXX (2012)
  • AlunaGeorge / You Know You Like It / Body Music (2013)
  • Glasser / Shape / Interiors (2013)
  • Blue Hawaii / Sierra Lift / Untogether (2013)
  • Lykke Li / Little Bit / Youth Novels (2008)
  • CHVRCHES / The Mother We Share / The Bones Of What You Believe (2013)
  • Charli XCX / Stay Away / Stay Away EP (2011)
  • Salem / King Night / King Night (2010)
  • Forest Swords / Thor’s Stone / Engravings (2013)
  • Massive Attack / Risingson / Mezzanine (1998)
  • Scuba / The Hope / Personality (2012)
  • Untold / Motion The Dance / Change In A Dynamic Environment (2012)
  • Huxley / Let It Go (Original Mix) (2012)
  • Pariah / Prism / Safehouses EP (2010)
  • Jacques Greene / Ready (2012)
  • John Talabot / When The Past Was Present / ƒIN (2012)
  • DJ Sprinkles / Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To / Midtown 120 Blues (2008)

SEX AND HEAVY DRINKING

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Episode 137. mp3. Released September 29, 2013.

Sex and Heavy Drinking by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


This plays like a night of debauchery that’s had a heavy gaussian blur applied to it.

Some ambient kinda stuff going from pretty to dirty and then some sultry kinda “dance” music, then some murky electronic weird stuff capped off with some RnB.

Recommended for: After dinner, hangover causes, a temptress, dreams, folks.

  • Eluvium / Radio Ballet / Copia (2007)
  • Jon Hopkins / Breathe This Air / Immunity (2013)
  • Tim Hecker / Live Room / Virgins (2013)
  • The Haxan Cloak / The Drop / Excavation (2013)
  • FKA twigs / Papi Pacify / EP2 (2013)
  • Egyptrixx / Chrysalis Records (feat Trust) / Bible Eyes (2011)
  • Jessy Lanza / Fuck Diamond / Pull My Hair Back (2013)
  • Disclosure / When a Fire Starts to Burn / Settle (2013)
  • Annie / Invisible / The A&R EP (2013)
  • Sophie / Bipp (2013)
  • SBTRKT / Pharaohs / SBTRKT (2011)
  • Jam City / Her / Classical Curves (2012)
  • Portishead / Machine Gun / Third (2008)
  • oOoOO / Mumbai / oOoOO [EP] (2010)
  • Lee Gamble / Digbeth / Diversions 1994-1996 (2012)
  • Old Apparatus / Derren / Derren (2012)
  • Baths / Miasma Sky / Obsidian (2013)
  • Future / Turn On The Lights / Pluto (2012)
  • Action Bronson (feat. Riff Raff) / Bird On A Wire (2012)
  • James Blake / To The Last / Overgrown (2013)

THE FEELING YOU ARE FEELING

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Episode 136. mp3. Released September 02, 2013.

The Feeling You Are Feeling by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


Some great tunes in here, all pushing at a feeling. The feeling of a turning page. A change in the air. Air heavy and muggy but cooling and drifting with a sharp billowing wind. Blowing out of somewhere for the last time and pausing for a second to remember.

featured genres in no particular condescending order: folk, artpop, folky artpop, altfolk, altalt, dreampop, heartsleeve, postrock, preposterous protoprepostrock, classical recomposition, dietsoda, avantpop, organic demi-glaze cabbage

  • Mikal Cronin / Weight / MCII (2013)
  • Jim James / State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U) / Regions Of Light And Sound Of God (2013)
  • Julia Holter / In the Green Wild / Loud City Song (2013)
  • Susanne Sundfør / White Foxes / The Silicone Veil (2012)
  • Jenny Hval / Death of the Author / Innocence Is Kinky (2013)
  • Angelo Badalamenti / Laura Palmer’s Theme / Twin Peaks (1990)
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds / Jubilee Street / Push The Sky Away (2013)
  • Talk Talk / Such A Shame / London 1986 (1986)
  • A.C. Newman / I’m Not Talking / Shut Down the Streets (2012)
  • The National / Humiliation / Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
  • Fleet Foxes / The Shrine/An Argument / Helplessness Blues (2011)
  • Elephant Micah / My Cousin’s King / Louder Than Thou (2012)
  • Gareth Dickson / Adrenaline / Quite A Way Away (2012)
  • Raised By Swans / Unrequited / Codes and Secret Longing (2005)
  • Sigur Ros / Stormur/ Kveikur (2013)
  • Phosphorescent / Song for Zula / Muchacho (2013)
  • Max Richter / Spring 1 / Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (2012)

ALL CHAINS,HOOKS,ROOFS MUST GO

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Episode 135. mp3. Released March 10, 2013.

All Chains, Hooks, Roofs… Must Go! by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


HOLY donkey crap.

All the chains have been disassembled and the hooks have been exported to Tunisia and sold off for, like, pennies per pound. I poured gasoline all over all of the roofs and you are holding the match. The match is the download button for this mix.

You have been warned.

This mix is broken into 3 nondistinct parts.
1. Rap. Some of this is what might be called ‘trap rap’ which is rap whose production has some trappy characteristics. See below.
2. Trap. aka music that will make your neighbours hate you and may cause one or two of your buttocks to involuntarily quake. Trap music is a genre that replaces vocal melodies with screwed up vocal samples and instrumentation with obnoxiously loud, frantic drum machine beats. It is the worst. Thankfully the songs are generally pretty short.
2.5 Garage/2step/UK Funky/African rhythms that are like Trap’s less annoying cousin, and generally more funky and less directly right in your face. There’s even some Cuban piano dubstep kinda bullshit in there.
3. House. Or techno. Or whatever. I don’t fucking care. Still no verse/chorus/vocal normalcy, but some of this is actually downright cheery and sounds like spring has sprung (it has, fwiw). If you make it this far, congrats… that’s fairly stellar of you.

  • Kendrick Lamar / Look Out for Detox (Freestyle) (2010)
  • Ace Hood / December 31st / Starvation II (2013)
  • Kanye West / Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz) / Mercy (2012)
  • A$AP Rocky / Goldie / Long.Live.A$AP (2013)
  • Hudson Mohawke / Overnight / Polyfolk Dance EP (2009)
  • Flosstradamus / UNDERGR☢UND ANTHEM (2012)
  • Baauer / Harlem Shake (2012)
  • TNGHT / Higher Ground / TNGHT EP (2012)
  • Melé / Gold Casio / Melé Vanelé Vol 1 (2012)
  • ƱZ x CRNKN / Booty 2 The Ground / Balltrap Muzic: Vol. 1 (2013)
  • BRANKO / Going In Hard (feat. Dominique Young Unique) (2012)
  • His Majesty Andre / Dry Tool (Elisa Bee “Crazy Sisters” Bootleg) (2012)
  • Okmalumkoolkat / Boomslang / (2010)
  • LV / Nothing Like Us (feat. Ruffest) / Sebenza (2012)
  • Randomer / Zabu / Be Electric (2010)
  • Bookworms / African Rhythms / Love Triangles (2012)
  • Mala / Mulata / Mala in Cuba (2012)
  • MMM / MMM Meets Tshetsha Boys / Shangaan Shake (2012)
  • Kidnap Kid / Vehl / Alphaville EP (2012)
  • Julio Bashmore / Au Seve (2012)
  • Andrés / New For U (2012)
  • Wiley / Heatwave (feat. Ms D) (DEVolution Extended Mix) (2012)
  • Anthony “Shake” Shakir / Plugged In / Frictionalism (2009)
  • Daphni / Yes, I Know / Jiaolong (2012)
  • Pepe Deluxé / A Night and a Day / Queen of the Wave (2012)

PUMMELLED INTO EPIPHANY

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Episode 134. mp3. Released January 29, 2013.

Pummelled into Epiphany by Radio Slipstream on Mixcloud


some jazzy soulful kinda stuff off the top, echoing off into some creepier fare – like if you could dance to a nightmare, then waking into some glistening dancepop, with a bit of soul. This one’s a keeper, folks.

  • Jose James / Warrior / Blackmagic (2009)
  • Bobby Womack / Please Forgive My Heart (Funk Version) / The Bravest Man In the Universe Single (2012)
  • Perfume Genius / Hood / Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
  • Darkstar / Gold / North (2010)
  • Jai Paul / Jasmine (Demo) / Jasmine (2012)
  • Burial / Truant / Truant/Rough Sleeper (2012)
  • Cooly G / What Airtime / Playin Me (2012)
  • Dusk & Blackdown / Focus (Blackdown VIP) / High Road (2012)
  • Purity Ring / Fineshrine / Shrines (2012)
  • Katy B / Katy On A Mission / On A Mission (2011)
  • The Knife / Full Of Fire / Full Of Fire (2013)
  • Blawan / Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? / His He She & She (2012)
  • Andy Stott / Sleepless / Luxury Problems (2012)
  • Maya Jane Coles / Back to Square One / Easier to Hide (2012)
  • Sky Ferreira / Everything Is Embarrassing / Ghost – EP (2012)
  • Vybz Kartel / Beautiful Girl / Kingston Story (2011)
  • HAERTS / Wings / HAERTS EP (2012)
  • Niki & The Dove / Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) (2010)
  • Jessie Ware / 110% / Devotion (2012)