Mixtape #82 by Aquaserge

Experimental pop band Aquaserge, who just released their new album Laisse Ça Être, is what you would call a supergroup. Founded in Toulouse over a decade ago by Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc and Benjamin Glibert and now also comprising Audrey Ginestet and Manon Glibert, each member is an accomplished and astounding musician in their own right, lending their talents to many other stellar bands. We instantly fell head over heels into Aquaserge's musical world which effortlessly transcends genres to create thrilling and bold compositions. And we're over the moon to present this month's mixtape lovingly assembled by the band!

  1. ΠРLa Fin Du Monde
  2. Ivan Lins – Abre Alas [EMI]
  3. Nucleus – Whapatiti [Vertigo]
  4. The Merseys – Sorrow [Fontana / Mercury]
  5. Slapp Happy – The Secret [Virgin]
  6. Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free [Rough Trade]
  7. Nara Leão – Opinião (versão em Francês) [Philips]
  8. Bill Callahan – America! [Drag City]
  9. Bridget St John – Long Long Time [Chrysalis]
  10. Ivan Lins – Deixa O Trem Seguir [Forma]
  11. Joe South – I Got To Be Somebody [Columbia]
  12. Miles Davis – Nem Um Talvez [Columbia]
  13. Virna Lindt – Underwater Boy [The Compact Organization]
  14. Curtis Mayfield – The Makings of You (Live) [Polydor / Curtom]
  15. Aquaserge & Aksak Maboul – Endormons-nous [Crammed]
  16. Willem Breuker Kollektief –  Marie Galante / Le Grand Lustucru [BV Haast Records]
  17. Meredith Monk- Last Song [ECM Records]
  18. The Mothers of Invention – Oh No/The Orange County Lumber Truck [Reprise]
  19. Black Panthers Party – Revolution Has Come Time To Pick Up The Gun

Mixtape #62 by Yonatan Gat

From New York by way of Tel Aviv, the music of Yonatan Gat, inventive master guitarist, combines influences from every corner of the globe to create a bonkers and unique musical entity, firmly held together by an improvised free jazz approach and pure wild energy. To gain an insight into Yonatan's genre-crossing tendencies, we've asked him to curate this month's mixtape. And sure enough, from British rock punk to Portuguese fado, from South African choral music to Israeli rock and American hip hop to Brazilian bossa, to name but a few, his mixtape, just like his music, has got it all.


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Mixtape #57 by Naytronix

Dirty Glow, a fun-filled album incorporating everything from R&B, Funk and Jazz to Hip-Hop and Electronica with ease and playfulness, put Naytronix on our Album Picks of 2012. So we're ecstatic to have Nate Brenner, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Naytronix, assemble this month's mixtape for us. We were expecting a wild ride given his abounding creativity and influences, yet he went beyond our expectations. Give it a spin!


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Mixtape #52 by Man Forever

We've said it before and we'll say it again: we are huge fans of John Colpitts aka Kid Millions, the genius Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist and composer behind drum ensemble Man Forever. Over the years, he has lent his drumming talents to a plethora of inspired and diverse projects. So we're ecstatic to present this month's mixtape featuring over an hour of music selected by Kid Millions himself. Without further ado, drum roll... Play!


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Mixtape #49 by Get The Blessing

Earlier this year, we were stunned by the new album from Bristolian quartet Get The Blessing. They won us over with their wonderful blend of sounds drawing from jazz to pop and electronica. So this month we've asked them to put together our mixtape and even though they were busy (and still are) touring Europe, they obliged. And we're sure glad they did, press play already!

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Mixtape #37 by PIKI

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From the heart of Oakland, CA, comes a pacemaker of a man, Sam Ospovat, a tremendous drummer and percussionist with his finger in many pies. This month, as PIKI, his solo project incarnation, he cooked for us a mixtape filled with fresh, local ingredients, topped with some American staples and a sweet European icing. Bon appétit!


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