7 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

-It's been a long time coming for the rehabilitation of all things boogie-synth-slap bass, and Dam-Funk is the undisputed master. Another quality set of 1980s grown folks funk courtesy TTL/EVR. (stream)

-The Swedish duo Korallreven has been following up a string of top shelf seven-inches with some great, washed-out mixes of everything from Primal Scream to Justin Bieber. I linked to one here a couple months back and this one (courtesy GvsB) is called "A Dream By Korallreven For Korallreven In Collaboration With Korallreven For Korallreven." So there you go. (stream)

-Not a mix, but Dollar Bin Jams surveyed Soundcloud and offers some great, underexposed disco and funk edits. (stream)

-Kevin Barnes of of Montreal stitches together an exclusive mix "pour telerama-radio." Nothing shocking here, though the inclusion of The Time makes sense, oddly. (DL)

-To take the edge off, a mix of mellow, at times trippy piano music (Satie, Aphex Twin, etc.) by Rickyeatacid posted at Meatskull. (DL)

-And speaking of mellow: Bennington's finest, Mountain Man, gets together some of their favorite tunes for Allez-Allez, including Arthur Russell's stunning "A Little Lost." (stream/DL)

-A bit of self-promotion: my first show back at WVKR. Apologies for the botched levels, etc.

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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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