11 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

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>Summer is here.

-I love how the Onra beat is totally blown out. If either of these clips move you, check out Turkish producer/DJ Onur Engin's fabulous edits (esp. "Summer in the City" and "As"). (via Analog Giant)

-Self promotion, kind of: I just uploaded a short Miami Bass (and Japanese/LA approximations thereof) mix I did years ago. Even if you listen to nothing else, don't skip Magnetic Force's "Unorthodoxism." (stream)

-Lovely mix from Mike Simonetti of the lapsed punk/Italo disco label Italians Do It Better. (stream/DL via Viva Italians)

-France's Krikor with a mix of odds and ends, from disco edits and house to the Monks, Buddy Holly and Spacemen 3, for Le Musicassette. (DL)

-Ridiculously feel-good mix of roller disco, boogie, New Jack and house cheapies from DJ Apt One. (stream)

-An impressive mix heavy on dubstep and misc UK dance sub-genres, courtesy Jamie from 2009's breakthrough darlings The XX. (DL via Meatskull)

-Proving once again that Europeans probably take hip-hop history more seriously than Americans, a mix of early rap and electro from straight-outta-Sheffield DJ Tat. (streaming via Meatskull)

-This is a few months old, but I just started listening to this engrossing self-megamix from Greek producer and.id. It's shuffly and precise and initially you think you know where this is going, but there are a lot of playful, quirky moments and unexpected melodies/tones. (streaming via Allez-Allez)

-A Quantic mix of otherworldly Ethiopian jazz and soul. (streaming via Different Kitchen)

-Occasionally terrifying: Davey Boy Smith of Southern Hospitality collects some of Three 6 Mafia and Friends' most bone-chilling moments. (DL)

-As a tribute to Malcolm X's birthday last week, Master Hurrikane offers a mix of some of rap's most righteous moments. Lord Jamar solo cuts, Professor Griff, Public Enemy...you know the drill. (DL via HHS)

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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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