10 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week


Very weather-appropriate: an hour of Radio Jamaica from 1988 (stream)

Via Orlov: excellent mix from Floating Points that captures that intrepid, futuristic spirit of 70s jazz, funk, fusion, and beyond. (stream)

One more (?) Guru tribute mix from D-Day One (stream)

Meatskull compiles some of Jah Wobble's favorite dub tracks (d/l)

Rediscovering some great Matthew Africa mixes: his tribute to Southern soul maestro Willie Mitchell is masterful (stream)

Really cool mix of Island Records favorites from Paul Williams (d/l, stream) (w/ links to a BBC documentary on Island's rise...it will all remind you of how, with the right mix of money and eccentricity, a multinational can still get pretty weird.)

A spacy, dubby twee-house mix from Mademoiselle Caro pour Telerama-Radio (d/l)

"...mix is best heard with marijuana & gin & tonic," from Yellowman to the Smiths: a collection of favorite tunes from the Art Museums (via TFD, d/l)

I always enjoy Bradford's (Atlas Sound/Deerhunter) "micromixes," which manage to be a bit more expressive/intimate than the typical Internet mixtape. (d/l)

Southern Hospitality's latest 12x12 mix is a classic drum-n-bass set from Matt Evans (d/l)

What some of the kids are listening to, circa April 2010: a fairly mellow mix from GvsB (stream)

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.
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