This week's tape is curated by New York City's non-traditional soul pioneer Bryan Ellis
. Check out his first single "She" below from the Cloud of Unknowing EP
), and stay tuned for his full length debut, currently being produced by NoID.
New! Listen to (most of) the mixtape on Spotify!
1. "Genesis" - Grimes - Visions
This is the coolest chick in the game right now. Spacious and always eccentric.
2. "Wolf & I" - Oh Land - Oh Land EP
The melodies of this song bring me back to it over and over. Her voice haunts me.
3. "Nantes" - Beirut - The Flying Cup Club
One of their first singles if I recall correctly. Melodic, almost classical music with really ill soulful vocals that cut through.
4. "What Would I Want? Sky" - Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
This song is just weird. In the best way.
5. "Wheel In The Sky" - Journey - Infinity
I grew up on this cut! This song is one of my all-time favorites. Epic stadium music.
6. "Cave of the Siddhars" - Turiya Nada -
Meditate with this playing. Also excellent with psychedelics of all sorts.
7. "Nara" - E.S. Posthumus - Unearthed
This song is the soundtrack to my life. Beautiful.
8. "212" - Azealia Banks - 1991 EP
Haha. Love this track. She's killing it right now.
9. "King of Sorrow" - Sade - Lovers Rock
This song should need no explanation. Depth.
10. "Huzzah Remix" - Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire ft. El-P, Danny Brown, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Despot - Lost In Translation
Funniest music video. Funny guys too.
11. "All I Wanna Do" - Jamie Lidell - Jim
Jamie takes blue-eyed soul to a new level. He's incredible, and this is my favorite song of his, off of the album Jim