Mixtape #103

Born in the heart of the Basque Country, Elena Sétien's music has led her to London and Copenhagen for the last two decades. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an independent spirit, Elena's melodies are immediately captivating. Her songs shimmer with simplicity and beauty, enhanced by her rich and deep voice telling stories of everyday life and nature. Now back in her native San Sebastian, she released last month her gorgeous new album Another Kind Of Revolution. For this month's mixtape, Elena takes us wandering through an array of wonderful and enveloping songs. Enjoy!

  1. Charles MIngus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat [Coronet / Colombia]
  2. Søren Kjærgaard – Mr. Tutu´s Dance Cycle [ILK]
  3. Colleen – Another World [Thrill Jockey]
  4. Nico Muhly – Mother tongue Pt. 3: Hress [Brassland ‎/ Bedroom Community]
  5. Tom Waits – Jesus Gonna Be Here [Island Records]
  6. Schneeweiss Und Rosenrot – Coast Starlight Express [Yellowbird Records]
  7. Teitur – Tokspor [Playground Music Scandinavia / Tutl]
  8. Søren Kjærgaard – Kubrick [ILK]
  9. Nico Muhly – Mothertongue Pt. 2: Shower [Brassland ‎/ Bedroom Community]
  10. Joni Mitchell – Electricity [Asylum Records]
  11. Karen Dalton – Right, Wrong or Ready [Capitol Records]
  12. Bob Dylan – Shooting Star [Columbia / CBC]

Mixtape #56

The compositions of Michigan-born, Montreal-based sax magician Colin Stetson are staggering and intense, like nothing we've heard before. On stage, his extraordinary songwriting is distilled into powerful, physical and raw performances where he layers sounds relying solely on his saxophone and breathtaking circular breathing skills. Needless to say he quickly became our favourite undercover super-hero, so we're ecstatic to present to you the tracks that Colin Stetson has handpicked for us this month. Get ready for a journey through a bonkers vortex of references and genres, from Ivo Papasov and Mobb Deep, to Liturgy and Jimi Hendrix!


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Mixtape #47

We love Esmerine. Their heartfelt, adventurous, and majestic compositions are filled with beauty. Their latest release, Dalmak, made it in our Album Picks 2013, so needless to say we're more than a little excited to present the mixtape they've put together for us this month. Pack your boots and get ready for a round-the-world musical trip. And for the first time on Cast the Dice, the mixtape includes special cameo appearances from a blue jay and a raven!

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