Mixtape #152

Hailing from Baltimore, and with 3 of its 4 members now based in Berlin, Horse Lords are one of the most exciting bands out there. Formed in 2010, the quartet have a wildly imaginative approach to music, combining polyrhythmic grooves with their command of microtonality. Their music, entrancing, ecstatic and utterly fascinating, is both meticulously structured and vibrantly spontaneous. Last year's masterpiece Comradely Objects was one of our Album Picks of 2022 and we still can't put it down. Witnessing their galvanizing and irresistible live show is a whole encompassing experience we'll be lucky to repeat this week at Out.fest in Portugal. So we could not be more excited to share with you the superb mix they put together for us, opening a window into the disparate influences at play in their own sonic explorations.

  1. François Couperin – 214 VII. Suite in D Minor, No. 36, Allemande
  2. Terry Jennings – Song (1960) (performed by Charles Curtis) [Saltern]
  3. James Tenney – Koan [Hat Hut Records]
  4. Devo – Girl U Want [Warner Bros. Records / Virgin]
  5. Will Guthrie – Lit 1+2 [Black Truffle]
  6. Gianni Gebbia – Heifetz [Rastascan Records]
  7. 75 Dollar Bill Little Big Band – I’m Not Trying to Wake Up (Live at Tubby’s) [Grapefruit Records]
  8. Catherine Lamb – divisio spiralis IX (performed by JACK Quartet) [Kairos]

Mixtape #75

Fresh Snow stole our hearts last year with Won, an EP of EPic proportions. The Toronto based quartet seamlessly incorporates elements of krautrock, noise, psych rock and melodic pop to create a truly innovative, powerful and entrancing sound. With a much anticipated second album due out on Friday, we asked them to put together a mixtape for us of some of the artists and bands that have inspired them and the heady mix they sent us offers a peek at the myriad influences at work in their own music. Make sure you grab their album, and right now, press play and crank up the volume!


Mixtape #38

Star-studded collective Superhuman Happiness sent us this month's instalment all the way from Brooklyn, New York. The infectious rhythm and joyful energy we love them for resonates through the 17 tracks they handpicked for the mixtape. Press play and dance!