Mixtape #95

We shimmy our way into May with a mixtape put together by Vula Viel's beating heart, Bex Burch. Now a trio, they blend Ghanaian musical traditions with electronica, jazz and myriad other elements to make intoxicatingly joyous and entrancingly rhythmic tracks. Here's what she had to say about her mix:

"Most of the music which has inspired me is unrecorded, it was played and seeped into me through my skin in real life, physical, tactile contact, along with the smells and feels and peoples and life. My recorded influences are pretty limited and still very much from many years ago, although I'm listening to music again now as I'm back to 'school' in writing. I definitely don't know what's "cool" but here's some songs which move me. Currently on my record player is Oté Maloya - The Birth of electric Maloya on Réunion Island."

 

  1. Caméléon – La Rosée Si Feuilles Songes [Diffusion Royale]
  2. Oren Marshall & The Charming Transport Band – Just Get Over It [F-IRE]
  3.  Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times [Atlantic]
  4.  Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night [Matl CRash / Octopus]
  5.  Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You [Reprise]
  6.  Brian Finnegan – Marga’s [Singing Tree Music ]
  7. Steve Reich – Reich: Sextet – Mvt. #3 [Nonesuch]
  8. Steve Reich – Reich: Sextet – Mvt. #4 [Nonesuch]
  9. Barak Schmool – Stolen Train [Argo]
  10. Mulatu Astatke – Yèkèrmo Sèw [Amha Records]
  11. The Meters – Cissy Strut [Josie Records]
  12. Michael Jackson – Man In the Mirror [Epic]
  13. Odetta – Hit or Miss (Live) [Four Leaf Clover Records]

Mixtape #69

Leeds based quartet Fold makes music that is socially conscious and resonates with the world's issues, struggles and injustices. Also, it's groovy as hell! As this mixtape shows, they're inspired by a variety of different genres, from jazz, downtempo and hip-hop to funk and psychedelic rock. We still can't put down their debut album which was one of our picks of 2015. So it's with great pleasure that we present this month's mixtape with songs handpicked by Fold's frontman Seth Mowshowitz:

"The selection of tracks is very personal and reflects what I believe is the highest bar of emotional expression in my own experience of music. Each one is an indelible part of my history and I can clearly remember everything about the moment I heard them for the first time. They have without exception stood the test of time remaining utmost in my musical affections."


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Mixtape #29

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A long time favourite here at Cast the Dice, Pevin Kinel is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and one man orchestra based in London, UK. Drawing influences from various musical genres, it's no surprise Pevin put together such an eclectic and diverse mixtape.


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