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Manchester has a long and storied musical history – especially in terms of of bold, groundbreaking music. I can’t help but be excited (from afar) at the Stay+, Moses Gold & Espher sounds I hear vicariously through the internet. While I understand them as collaborators, I have no idea if there is a community that is feeding off each other – from what I can tell there is no one label serving as a vehicle as Factory Records did in the 70s and 80s. Wait is Stay+ actually a London act? Oops. In my mind I had sorta lumped them into Manchester, along with Halls.
Everything about this. Everything.
I don’t know whether to take it as an outsider fantasy, social commentary on professional sports, or an expansion-of-brand idea for Medieval Times. Any way you slice it it is fantastic. More of this. And a turkey drumstick, thank you.
Here’s the tracklist for 2012:
01. Moses Gold – Powder and Blood
02. Grimes – Oblivion
03. Serengeti feat. Yoni Wolf – Geti Life
04. Sean Born – Pour Out Liquor
05. Divine Fits – Shivers (The Boys Next Door cover)
06. Cloud Nothings – No Future No Past
07. Daughn Gibson – Lookin’ Back on ’99
08. Trailer Trash Tracys – You Wish You Were Red
09. Tashaki Miyaki – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (Father John Misty cover)
10. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)
11. Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
12. Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
13. Chromatics – Back From The Grave
14. Beach House – Irene
15. COOLRUNNINGS – The Fool
16. The Walkmen – Song For Leigh
17. Oddisee – Slow It Down
18. Dark Dark Dark – Patsy Cline
19. Moonface – Lay Your Cheek On Down
If anyone is keeping tabs (and I doubt that anyone is), the effect that the mid-90s DC indie scene had on me should be pretty obvious. Artists from Simple Machines, Dischord, and Teenbeat find their way onto the monthly mixes from time to time. My music taste is intangibly connected to this period, which played a significant role in my life (often literally). But regardless of personal connection, I can’t help but think that much of that period sounds as relevant today as it did then.
Hip-hop seems to go over well at (new) work, so I figured I’d do my first all-hip-hop mix since October 2011. Inspired by a Dynospectrum track that didn’t even meet the cut, Headphone Static is an homage to rough, Fondle ‘Em-era 90s hip-hop production.