July 9, 2015

Summer 2k15 Mix

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The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Disclosure - Holding On
Tinashe - All Hands On Deck (Giraffage Remix)
Shadow - Tension
Domenique Dumont - L'Esprit de l'Escalier
Neon Indian - Annie
Tei Shi - Bassically
Vitalic - Trahison
De La Soul feat. Nas - God It
The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy
Rich Homie Quan - Flex
Jamie xx - I know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
Metro Thuggin - Free Gucci
M83 - Slight Night Shiver
Tame Impala - Let it Happen

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April 3, 2015

Spring 2k15 Mix

Spring 2k15 Mix (right click to DL mp3)

Toro y Moi - Empty Nesters
Odesza - Say My Name
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
Jamie xx - Loud Places
Drake - How Bout Now (nosleep remix)
Prince Innocence - I Don't Care (Kilo Kish remix)
Pale Blue - The Math
Calvin Harris - Outside
Movement - Like Lust
GTA - Red Lips

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January 30, 2015

Winter 2k15 Mix

Winter 2k15 Mix (right click to DL mp3)

Yum Yums - Gonna Be A Big Thing
Childish Gambino - Retro
Kero Kero Bonito - Sick Beat
Common - Speak My Piece
Lemonade - Minus Tide
Alice Boman - Over
Leon Vynehall - Goodthing
Caribou - Can't Do Without You
Young Ejecta - Your Planet
Freddie Gibbs & Danny Brown - High
Alex G - Sorry
Pavement - Frontwards
Beverly - Honey Do

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November 13, 2014

Fall 2k14 Mix

Fall 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

De La Soul - Fallin'
Spoon - Inside Out
Ghostface Killah - Love Don't Live Here No More
Les Sins - Why (feat. Nate Salman)
Brian Reitzell and Roger Mann - On the Subway
Kele - Coasting
Grimes - Go (feat. Blood Diamonds)
Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody
The Zombies - Nothing's Changed (backing track)
Action Bronson - Easy Rider
Air - Alone in Kyoto
Lykke Li - I Never Learn

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June 23, 2014

Summer 2k14 Mix

Summer 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

Harvey Mason - On and On
Shalamar - Right in the Socket
Punkin Machine - I Need You Tonight
Big Boi - Mama Told Me
Röyksopp & Robyn - Do It Again
Todd Terje - Strandbar
Monster Rally - Orchids
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Ladies (Instrumental)
Devin the Dude - What a Job
Curren$y - The Hangover
Kendrick Lamar - The Recipe (Its Overture Remix)
Fred Falke - 808 PM at the Beach
Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind

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March 25, 2014

Spring 2k14 Mix

Spring 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

The Walkmen - We Can't Be Beat
Bobby Rydell - Volare
Theophilus London - No Particular One
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
Shine 2009 - Eurozone
Arcade Fire - "Her" Score Excerpt
Ben Browning - Feels Like
Wild Nothing - Paradise
Alan Braxe - Paradise
Young Galaxy - Cover Your Tracks (Dunez Remix)
VEGA - No Reasons
Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
Arcade Fire - "Her" Score Excerpt
Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt

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January 30, 2014

Winter 2k14 Mix

Winter 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

Laura Mvula - Like the Morning Dew
Charles Bradley - Strictly Reserved for You (feat. Menahan Street Band)
Disclosure - Help Me Lose My Mind (feat. London Grammar)
Blood Orange - On the Line
A$AP Rocky - I Come Apart (feat. Florence Welch)
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
St. Lucia - Elevate
Postiljonen & Niva - Supreme (Niva Remix)
Magic Touch & Sapphire Slows - When I See You
Annie - Back Together
Joey Badass - Waves
Lil Wayne - Kush
Future - Straight Up
Gus Gus - David
Holy Other - Held (Fort Romeau Mix)
Flight Facilities - Crave You (The C90s Remix)
Daft Punk - Voyager
The C90s - Shine a Light Flight (Flight Facilities Remix)

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December 13, 2013

Emoji Art Show Mix

Lil' 4 hour jammy recorded live from the Emoji Art + Design Show hosted at Eyebeam. Photo by Nathan Reese.

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May 29, 2013

Random Access Memories

"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." (William Gibson)

You just can't afford it. Or maybe you can't see it.

South America's indigenous Aymara tribe have a spatially reversed relationship with time. The past is always a forward gesture because it's in front of us every day, we know what happened, we remember. The future is behind us because it cannot be known.

We map time with memories, but our storage devices fray and decay. Sometimes we get shot in the head unexpectedly. Is everything backed up?

If you died today, a new you will be you again tomorrow (thanks G-Corp). Decades of multi-generational wisdom syncs from a dark cloud, lessons re-learned without the burned tongue.

This is the vision of True Skin, a sci-fi short from Stephan Zlotescu that shows only one, only one, of our million possible tomorrows. Augmentation is a way of life, in Bangkok at least, and the aftermarket is quite healthy.

Like Gibson's Night City from Neuromancer (1984), we see "a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button." A first-person paralysis induced by Future Shock (1970), the psychological state of individuals (or societies) processing too much change in too short a period of time.

Gibson argued all societal change is brought about by technological change, and each step backward, in Aymara terms, triggers disorientation and disconnection. We fall down easily without sight to guide us, and naturals - those who don't, won't or can't afford to embrace augmentation - get pushed to the fringes. It becomes harder to know what "forward" really is.

Every time the world begins to love Daft Punk again and pop music inhabits Night City, they hide in plain sight on Sunset Boulevard. Hire Nile and Giorgio to feel a way back to the analog world, to real rhythm - no drum machines or pre-fab loops. Water droplets on a sound stage.

Digital Love (2001) was a first departure from the genre that still defines them. It's the beginning of their quest to become human through vintage synthesizers, Supertramp's Wurlitzer and suspended harmonies.

Here you can enjoy the two together, a clash between the quest to be as we are or something more, and make up your own story about what happens next. I edited the source material from True Skin to fit the song, you can see the original version here - which includes a narrative of the upcoming feature film plot.

What would you sacrifice for memory insurance? To regenerate a lost loved one; or save what still lies in front of us? And even if it's possible to augment everything, have we come too far to give up who we are?

(full screen version)

Original video source: True Skin
Audio: Daft Punk, Digital Love

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Thrashin' vs. VEGA
Rad vs. Cut Copy

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April 22, 2013

Weekend Beats Vol. 44

Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 44 (right-click to DL mp3)

Toro y Moi - Say That
Les Sins - Grind
Daft Punk - Lucky
Digitalism - Zdarlight (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
Instra Mental - Leave it All Behind
Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray
Jamie XX - Touch Me
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)

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