Mixtape #107

London based German-Turkish composer and producer Alev Lenz got our full attention with her third album, 3, released last month. Incredibly creative, Alev regularly lends her talent to other projects, having composed for TV and film, and collaborated with many renowned artists, including Anoushka Shankar, Manu Delago, Roomful of Teeth and many more. This month we asked her to create a selection of her musical influences in the form of a playlist and we're pleased she obliged. Press play!

  1. Tori Amos – Siren [EastWest / Atlantic]
  2. Buffy Sainte-Marie – Little Wheel Spin and Spin [Vanguard]
  3. Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [Epic]
  4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms [Mute]
  5. Shakespear’s Sister – Stay [London Records]
  6. Radiohead – Exit Music (For a Film) [Parlophone]
  7. Nina Harries – Icarus
  8. Björk – Army of Me [One Little Indian]
  9. Sezen Aksu – Şinanay [Fono Müzik]
  10. Genesis – Jesus He Knows Me [Virgin]
  11. Lhasa de Sela – Con Toda Palabra [Tôt Ou Tard / Audiogram]
  12. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun [A&M Records]
  13. Alanis Morrisette ‎– Uninvited  [Warner Sunset Records / Reprise Records]
  14. Beyoncé – Freedom (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) [Columbia / Sony Music]

Mixtape #48

This month's hand made mixtape comes from Dosh, the incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis, US. His latest album, Milk Money, was one of CTD's 2013 Album Picks and remains a favourite of ours. Dosh's mind-bending compositions, made up of keys, samples and drums, magically come alive on stage through loop station wizardry. The electronic and hip hop influences that colour his recordings were also guiding his hand when he put his mix together. Enjoy this all vinyl groovy selection.

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