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Guest Mix #18 // LAY BAC

Yup yup….the Guest Mixes are BACK!!! And we’re kicking them back off with a special treat from Austin, TX’s R&B/shoegaze hybrid LAY BAC. Josef Calamusa, creator and lone ranger behind LAY BAC, has crafted us “SOULS/VIBES” which is a shiny bundle of gems that will dee-lite the senses. “SOULS/VIBES” is a perfect mixture of groove and texture much like LAY BAC’s own audio concoctions all of which will beam you into the sky via sunbeams. This mix is bound to take you back to those golden days and also to unknown pleasures…

“This is a mix of old and new songs that inspire my sound. Most of the older stuff on here was introduced to me by my parents when I was a wee lad. I hope you enjoy it!

❤ Josef”


SOULS/VIBES tracklist:
1. Let’s Groove Tonight – Earth, Wind, & Fire
2. Do What You Wanna Do – Devin The Dude
3. Colors (Fred Falke Remix) – Hot Chip
4. Give Me Your Love – Curtis Mayfield
5. Drip Dry Eyes – Yukihiro Takahashi
6. Love to Match – Dunian
7. Sad Sams 2 – Toro y Moi
8. Clears Throat – FUR
9. Fastlove – George Michael
10. To Here Knows When – My Bloody Valentine
11. As Above, So Below (Justice Remix) – Klaxons
12. Omoge – Dizzy K.
13. The Good Guys Supposed To Get The Girl – Philip Bailey
14. Secret – Friend
15. Arrow Through Me – Paul McCartney & Wings
16. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Original Demo) – Michael Jackson
17. Jo – Mr. Oizo
18. Jive Talkin – The Bee Gees
19. Cola Bottle Baby – Edwin Birdsong

Go HERE to get your hands on some splendid tunes from LAY BAC. And don’t forget to check out their BLOG for random goodies and more mixes….

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Guest Mix #17 // Growing

For our 17th go-around we have got a special treat from Joe D. of GROWING. He’s brought together a wonderful bag of gems that will liven up any heavy afternoon buzz. Genre hopping through obscure classics and changing up tempos at the perfect spots, Joe D. creates 75mins of dee-lite. Where the hell else are you going to hear Eric Copeland, Gram Parsons, Gangsta Boo, and crazy Soviet acapellas all on the same mix?…..yeah that’s what i thought. Eclectic goldmine filled with satisfaction.

And in GROWING news, they released an LP (“PUMPS”) a few of months back on Vice Records. The record is another fantastic release from the Brooklyn based trio and showcased the bands ability to expand their sound palette even further. Also they are playing a show with Wolf Eyes and Black Dice at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, NY on July 7th and they will be making an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties later this year. Anyhow get your hands on the guest mix…and buy the “PUMPS” LP HERE.


NOW BE THANKFUL – Fairport Convention
BY AIR – Labani Kalunga & Fikshala Band
COUNTRY BOY – Heptones
SLOMO – Chris Carter
MEA CULPA – Byrne & Eno
JEAN IS DEAD – Descendents
NWAMPFUNDLA – Tshe-Tsha Boys
TIMEWARP – Eddy Grant
BIT PART IN A BAD MOVIE – Born Against live at Gilman St.
ANYWAY – Luke Roberts
GEORGIAN SONG – Musics from the Soviet Union
MUNAYE – Mulatu Astatke
FLYIN’ SHOES – Townes van Zandt
LET THEM DIE – Smoking Popes
ENFA ODO NDI AGORO – J.A Adolfo and the City Boys
SCONES AND BULL – Eric Copeland

Also…check out some GROWING below…
A vignette for “Drone Burger” off their latest album PUMPS

Here’s a video for “Reconstruction” that Joe D. put together himself

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Guest Mix 16 // Spectrals

In case you weren’t aware of who has been creating those wonderful melodies that have been emanating from Leeds this past year…’s Spectrals. Channeling 60’s era garage/surf rock, Spectrals produce perfected timeless pop. And Louis (man behind the curtain) was cool enough to get some of his favorite jams together for us to nibble on. Doo-wop, Jazz Standards, UK garage pop are just some of the genres swimming around the mix which gives us a keen sense of where Spectrals inspirations come from. Martin Scorsese should hire Louis to pick the music for his next gangster film, “Sonny Boy” and “Is It Asking Too Much” could have totally been in Mean Streets. Another essential mix…


1. You’re Gonna Hear From Me – Scott Walker.
2. Sonny Boy – The Berets.
3. Another Girl – Comet Gain.
4. Don’t Sing Love Songs – The Caravelles.
5. Spell Bound – The Twilighters.
6. I Don’t Need Your Love – Skrewdriver.
7. Oh, How To Do Now – The Monks.
8. Is It Asking Too Much – Jerry Vale.
9. Cheque Book – Dr. Feelgood.
10. Baud To Tears – The Verlaines.

Don’t forget, Spectrals have a 7″ coming soon on Slumberland Records and their full lenght LP “BAD PENNY” will drop later this year.

And just for kicks, listen to Spectrals do what they do below:
“Keep Your Magic Out Of My House”

“Leave Me Be”


Guest Mix 15 // Filterwolf

Let’s start out this month on the right foot, we can do that with a new guest mix from German dance phenom Filterwolf. Besides making the freshest dance beats around right now, the dude is a talented DJ as well. He was kind enough to make us a mix of extravagant dance tracks that transcend dimensional boundaries and leaves you in a state of euphoria, ready for a decadent night.

here’s the tracklist:

    Claro Intelecto – New Life (Modern Love)
    Abe Duque – Hipocrisy (Process Recordings)
    Spektre – Descent (Respekt Recordings)
    Filterwolf – Love Code (Process Recordings)
    New World Aquarium – Trespassers (Delsin)
    Mirko Loko – Love Harmonic (Carl Craig’s Soundscape Remix) (Cadenza)
    Fluxion – Orpidoe (Resopal)
    Olibusta – La Pazz (Infine)
    Luciano Benz – La Leyenda Del Beso (White Label)
    Max Cooper – Chaotisch Serie (Traum)
    Dirty Doering – Dr. Nagel (Bar 25)
    Spektre – Seeq & Destroy (Respekt Recordings)
    Filterwolf – Terra Tech (Process Recordings)
    Pantha Du Prince – Lay In A Shimmer (Rough Trade)


Check out Filterwolf’s new album Music from Tomorrow out now!



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Guest Mix 14 // Geneva Jacuzzi

And now for guest mix numero 14….Geneva Jacuzzi shares her Human Spider Mix. Geneva Jacuzzi has been making hits for a few years now and is from Los Angeles. And her latest album Lamaze is proof that she can kill it on the darkwave/electro funk tip, the album is superb! It just got released last month on Vinyl International (buy the album HERE). And we were lucky enough to have her collect some of her favorite musical specimens for our pleasure and it’s as stimulating as the “Orgasmatron” from Barbarella. She starts it off with a wonderful short track by Tangerine Dream which acts as the perfect countdown before you drift into a jungle of nocturnal bliss. Once you fly into Geneva Jacuzzi’s web of unforgettable jams, you’ll never want to get out.


This mix took a minute for us to receive, but mixes as splendid as this one are worth any wait…

Oops I totally spaced on the mix cuz I’ve been outta town. But I’m here at my parents house and I’ve got some cds so I just made you a mix, here’s the tracklist….for your ears to pleasure.


And just for kicks, here’s Kids Inc. covering “Peer Pressure”…yess

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Guest Mix 13 // The Art Museums

And now…the return of the Guest Mixes! And with this one, drunken menageries may occur if played at the right time. For our 13th go-round, Glenn D. from The Art Museums is driving, providing the tunes to bring out the warm sunshine. Makes sense, seeing as how The Art Museums are fellow sunny Bay Area dwellers who create wonderful pop jems. Listening to their debut album “Rough Frame” may cause the same great feelings that come with listening to any great record from the likes of let’s say early Television Personalities…yeah some exquisite DIY pop. “Rough Frame” is fantastic, it was self recorded and released back in February via Woodsist (buy it HERE). And now Glenn has presented us with the perfect jukebox for those wonderfully hazy afternoon hangouts full of cocktails and ass wiggles. So why not let Glenn serve you up some classic UK pop, punk, with some wonderful surprises swimming about? And he was nice enough to include some words about each track….enjoy


Ok, I’ve included some footnotes…mix is best heard with marijuana & gin & tonic.

1. Society Party –Yellowman
yellowman vs. nancy reagan
2. Handsome Devil — The Smiths
Morrissey sings of groping a woman’s breasts over killer almost-punk bass-line…
3. You’re Not Blank — The Dils
the Everly Brothers of LA Punk…
4. I Just Get Caught Out (Demo Ver.)– The Go-Betweens
the best band ever in the history of time…
5. Tape Machine — Stephan
obligatory obscure genius Clean-related band…
6. Let Me Rock You Now — Lovejoys
8 minutes of pure bliss, notice the beautiful awkward tape splice in the middle…
7. I Guess I’m Just a Little Too Sensitive–Orange Juice
some people are in on the joke, some people just don’t get anything ever.
8. Relaxing in A Burning Car —Phantom Payn
discover phantom payn & 39 clocks & their sprawling catalog of genius ennui.
9. Frantic Romantic– The Scientists
I saw a beautiful woman DJ-ing this song at a creepy bar in the Outer Mission…I was in love for 2:47.
10. Elm Grove Window–The Clientele
the Clientele nailing it on their first CD-R way back when…

glenn d.

And be sure to mark those calendars because The Art Museums have just expanded their lineup and will be playing numerous West Coast shows coming up

May 20 – Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA
May 21 – Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
May 29 – Rickshaw in San Francisco, CA
Jun 7 – Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA
Jun 8 – Media Club in Vancouver, BC
Jun 9 – Holoscene in Portland, OR
Jun 10 – Jambalaya in Arcata, CA
Jun 11 – TBA in san francisco, CA
Jun 12 – Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA
Jun 15 – Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA

Check out their video for S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G. below

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Guest Mix 12 // White Car

If you haven’t heard White Car they are an industrial space funk outfit based in Chicago, IL. The duo is comprised of Elon Katz, who writes, records and produces the music and Orion Martin who plays live electronic percussion. We’ve been playing their stuff on Fool’s Paradise every now and again and they noticed! The dudes sent us their EP, so I asked them kindly if they could make us a mix. Sure enough Elon came thru with it. He came up with some nifty album art work too. A+…..!

Here’s what he had to say>>>
i started this one off with a sexy drippy track from Zoolook, the ultimate Jarre album… sampling done so right….then we move to my favorite minimal jam ever, then a new one from George Quartz: the Marcello Mastroianni of Texas…. Zapp & Roger are on the same wavelength as Kraftwerk in this jam…. YMO so often sounds like down-syndrome Depeche Mode, but really they’re just japanese dudes singing in english and they really do write perfect jams…. A Modest Proposal, seems like gang gang dance listened to their records more than once or twice AOK also Short-Term Memory, strangely unique minimal synth jams… squished between those tracks are some maverick jams by Daniel Ash and Tom Ellard… then it’s CV, always good, followed by the superior digital rasta himself, Barrington Levy… ending if off with a forgotten Ministry track a cold wave classic to match the weather and a heart-wrenching chamber jam filled with endless sax solos.

I was way too high when I posted this….here’s the Download!

Be sure to check out their website to learn more!

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Guest Mix 11 // Lemonade

Lemonade was incredible enough to send us a great compilation of tracks, I was shocked to hear On Our Own by Bobby Brown. I love that song. The music in the play list is mostly head nod worthy, there are plenty of songs that you gotta bust a groove too.

Grace (Justin Martin Remix) // Mike Monday
Lie Lost (Maurice Fulton remix) // Crazy P
Payaso // Sarafin
Watching You (Original Mix) // Instra:mental
Wunderbar // Wolfgang Riechmann
L’amour Et La Violence (Floating Points mix) // Sebastien Tellier
La Flauta Azteca Sonido Tribal 2009
Perfect Pitch feat Jill Scott // MJ Cole
Revenue (Untold Remix) // Ramadanman
Kissing Game // Soul Clap
pose off (pum pum shorts) // Red Fox ft Screechie Dan
Voices (Rmx Jenifa Mayanja) // Jus-Ed Presents Nina Kraviz
On Our Own // Bobby Brown
Gold Bricks, I See You // Mosca
freak ‘n u (dub) // Steve Gurley
Island Girl // Chase N. Cashe
Out Of Time // Peru
Raincry (Submerged) // God Within


Here’s what they had to say:
This is neither a mixed nor sequenced mix, but I think played on shuffle or something would be a pretty good reflection of what’s been getting us stoked lately musically. It’s a lot of fun music and bouncy, wiggly rhythms, mostly made for dancing. There’s no real theme to it, and the songs were picked by the three of us independently, although I think that they share a common feel as far as what Lemonade is into at this moment. We’re constantly bombarded with amazing music and it’s overwhelming and impossible to keep up, but it’s also what keeps us inspired all the time to make our own tunes.

This is their new single///

Be sure to check out their new EP Pure Moods which is out on True Panther on 3/9.


Guest Mix 10 /// Brenmar

William Salas aka Brenmar the percussion and electronics master from These are Powers sent us an amazing mix! Full of house and techno tunes, even a little hip-hop was mixed in. It’s pretty much what you need to get the hoedown poppin’. I am grateful or the mix considering the dude has a busy schedule. I asked for the theme of the mix and in one word he said “DOPE”.

So with that stated here is the mix and playlist…!

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1. Boris Dlugosch – Bankok (Roska Remix)
2. Dj Deeon – Freak Like Me (Brenmar Remix)
3. Burak Som Sistema – Luanda/Lisboa
4. Shystie – Pull It (Ill Blue Funky Mix)
5. Mavado – Sarlight
6. Ikonika – Please
7. Gucci Mane – Believe It or Not feat. Drake
8. Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)
9. Lloyd – Like Me
10. Nguzunguzu – El Bebe Ambiente
11. Untold – Anaconda
12. Raekwon – Catalina
13. Seiji – Dope Test
14. MNDR – I Go Away
15. Barry Gray – Thunderbirds

Be sure to check out the new These Are Powers 12′ coming out at the end of the month called Candy Man. Preorder that shit here. Also check out Brenmar’s tunes on myspace, he gots some great rmxs on there.


Here are some videos of These are Powers…!

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Guest Mix #9 // Lucky Dragons

After weeks and weeks of asking and reminder emails Luke Fischbeck came thru with an awesome mix. It proves that persistence pays off. Much appreciated considering the dude has been on tour pretty much all of last year and it looks like twenty-ten is going to be a busy one as well.

According to Luke the mix is completely, randomly, assorted things nothing fancy. I asked him the theme of the mix and he said…it rained for like ten days in a roww!!!

With that said, here is the mix….

Salvation and Reminiscing – Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Pissing In A River – Patti Smith
Mildly Skeeming – Soft Verdict
lift-ekko-puls-puls – lift-ekko-puls-puls
romance adieu – Thomas Voburka
MISEN Gymnastics – Oorutaichi
Dance For The Sacrifice – Chimbuck Murung
Samuel Coleridge Afield – Javelin
por medio de la lectura – Los Amparito
Sunshine – Infinite Body
The Plum Blossom – Yusef Lateef
Some Are – Avocet
Musique Cinétique – PierreBastien
Triangle Walks – Fever Ray
Sem Boys – Zoviet France
Kreintoj – Robert A.A. Lowe & Rose Lazar
Danza alta – de la Torre
El Fantasma / La Maquila – Los Macuanos
Sonne stat reagan – Joseph Beuys

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