Mixtape #80 by Brandt Brauer Frick

One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!

  1. ESG – Tiny Sticks [99 Records]
  2. Liquid Liquid – Optimo [99 Records]
  3. Can – Mushroom [United Artists Records]
  4. Marijata – No Condition Is Permanent [Gapophone Records]
  5. Chick Corea – Wind Danse [Polydor]
  6. Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Head [Epic / CBS]
  7. Dur Dur Band – Ethiopian Girl (I’ve Been Thinking About You)
  8. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) [DFA]
  9. Patrick Cowley – Somebody to Love Tonight [Dark Entries]
  10. Hildegard Knef – Im 80. Stockwerk [Stern Musik / Decca]
  11. Palais Schaumburg – Wir bauen eine neue Stadt [Phonogram]
  12. D.A.F. – Was Ziehst Du An Heute Nacht [Virgin]
  13. Carlos Nino – 4 Directions Collage (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) [Leaving Records]
  14. Farben – Love To Love You Baby [Klang Elektronik]
  15. Flying Lotus – Heave(n) [Warp]
  16. Thundercat – Tenfold [Brainfeeder]
  17. Jeff Mills – Revolt [Axis]
  18. Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People [Industrial Records]
  19. J Dilla – One For Ghost [Stones Throw Records]
  20. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Flying Dutchman / RCA]

Mixtape #79 by PVT

Australian trio PVT, formerly known as Pivot, had us right from the release of their debut album nearly a decade ago. Going even stronger today, brothers Richard and Laurence Pike and Dave Miller have a much anticipated fifth album, New Spirit, out next month. So we're ecstatic to start off 2017 with a mixtape put together by Richard Pike:

"I'm not sure how these have directly influenced New Spirit, but it's a selection of tracks that I found myself coming back to during songwriting. So I guess that means something. I avoided vocals in this mix because at the time I was only focused on finding the right sound palette, and letting my own lyrical ideas evolve over that palette. I otherwise have nothing against vocalists. This mix is very electronic. With a focus on futurism."

  1. Roedelius – Signal [Sky Records]
  2. Vangelis Katsoulis – The Slipping Beauty [Into The Light Records]
  3. The Knife – Silent Shout [Rabid Records / Mute]
  4. Nathan Fake – Basic Mountain [Border Community]
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Problem Areas [Warp]
  6. Alex Cameron – Mongrel [Crawfish Records / Secretly Canadian]
  7. Giant Claw – Deep Thoughts 004 [Orange Milk Records]
  8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks [Young Turks]
  9. Luke Abbott – Soft Attacks [Border Community]
  10. Napolian – Ascension [Software (2)]
  11. Anna Meredith – Nautilus [Moshi Moshi]
  12. Music For Your Plants – First Contact [Zoology Records]
  13. Art Of Noise – Moments In Love [Island Records / ZTT]
  14. Holly Herndon – Chorus [RVNG Intl. / 4AD]
  15. Shed – Keep Time [Ostgut Ton]
  16. Pivot – Absent Friend Afternoon Light [PVT]

Mixtape #78 by Neil Cowley Trio

Captained by the incredibly talented pianist and composer Neil Cowley, with long time band mates drummer Evan Jenkins and bass player Rex Horan, Neil Cowley Trio have only just put out their outstanding, thrilling and cinematic sixth album, Spacebound Apes. A long time favourite here at CTD, we couldn't hope for a better way to end the year than having Neil pick this month's mixtape. You're in for a treat! Press play to unwrap.

  1. The The – Nature of Virtue [Epic]
  2. John Barry – Chinon/Eleanors Arrival [CBS / Columbia]
  3. Eddie Harris – Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova [Atlantic]
  4. Errol Garner – I’ll Remember April [CBS]
  5. Harmonia – Dino [Brain]
  6. Micachu and the Shapes – You Know [Rough Trade]
  7. Camberwell Now – Green Lantern [Ink Records]
  8. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound [Polydor]
  9. Soul Coughing – The Incumbent [Slash / Warner Bros. Records]
  10. Robert Wyatt – Maryan [Hannibal Records]
  11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street [Bad Seed Ltd.]
  12. Here We Go Magic – Alone But Moving [Secretly Canadian]
  13. Thomas Ades – Chaos – Light – Dark
  14. Tirzah – Inside Out [Greco-Roman]

Mixtape #77 by Sandro Perri

With November comes a wonderful new mixtape lovingly assembled by Sandro Perri. An unrelentingly inventive musician, Perri writes, records, produces, mixes, remixes and masters not only his own work but also other artists. Under the moniker Off World, he just released the first of three volumes collecting unheard collaborative gems with other musicians and producers. Perri's vast and stylistically diverse work encapsulates genres like post-rock, dub, ambient, pop, jazz, folk and dance music among others. So here it is, in all its shining glory, the guest mixtape Sandro Perri created for us. Let it light up your day!


Mixtape #76 by Jherek Bischoff

You might have noticed our ever growing soft spot for the multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff. A wonderfully talented and prolific musician, composer, arranger and producer, his numerous projects to date spans from prog rock to pop and classical music. Jherek's recently released album Cistern follows his debut, Composed, which swiftly made its way to our Album Picks of 2012. Rooted in ambient and modern classical music, Cistern is a profoundly beautiful and meditative orchestral album that will firmly tug at your heartstrings. So we're over the moon to unfold the mixtape he has lovingly assembled for CTD reflecting some of his extraordinary influences.