9 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week


From Tears to Fears to Soul II Soul to "Ten Crack Commandments" to "Summertime," a more or less perfect summertime mix from Jazzy Jeff, recorded live at the Do-Over. With Skillz on the mic, in case you were wondering. Via Know the Ledge. (dl)

Another quality summer mix: "Hot Day/Lazy Ass" by Ted Jahng, courtesy O-Dub of Soul-Sides. (dl) While you're at it, O-Dub did a killer gospel mix for Aquarium Drunkard. (dl) And don't forget his summer picks over at Ta's blog.

Over at 100 Limousines, some classic and occasionally rare Chicago house and Detroit techno from Josh Dunn. "No hard shoes on the dance floor, please." (stream/dl) And in case this gets you nostalgic, Test Pressing has assembled this interview with Marshall Jefferson from the Deep House forum.

James Ferraro--he of the hazy, druggy, absorbing Last American Hero--did a mix of ambient, noodly, is-something-wrong-with-my-computer? stuff for Arthur. (dl/stream)

Mixcloud is doing a curated mixes thing, and the Discobelle one is pretty cool. The Red Bull page has links to live sets from DJ Shadow and Jay Electronica and mixes from Dam-Funk and Alexander Robotnick (!). (stream)

Allez-Allez hosts a decidedly non-techno mix from new techno talent Perc. (dl/stream)

Not a mix, but Decibel Tolls has some clips of the late 1960s cult pop act the Free Design, in tribute to the late Chris Derrick.

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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

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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