10 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

By Hua Hsu

-Gentle, New Order-influenced electro pop trio Thieves Like Us offer "Lisboa, Lisboa," a nice, mellow mix for Shelflife. Timmy Thomas, Jackie Mittoo, some non-threatening new dance tracks, and, about twenty minutes in, Brian Bennett's awesome "Solstice." (streaming)

-Fantastic mix by Monty Luke of some of his personal Planet E favorites. Related: a nice interview with Planet E's Carl Craig about the label's history. (streaming)

-Anti-Pop Consortium (High Priest, really) collect some of their favorite recent-ish weird tracks for an XLR8R podcast. It makes so much sense that there is an Araabmuzik track on here. These guys were too early. (streaming)

-For the camouflage enthusiasts out there: I just discovered "J.Bo Tapes," where old, formerly cassette-bound pirate radio broadcasts and live jungle sets live on. You will never hear the word "wicked" tossed around so frequently, with so much vigor.

-Also from Meatskull: Mindless Boogie with a "Balearic rock" mix and King Robbo with "Motown Heads West," a collection highlighting the label's move to Hollywood. (streaming)

-Two massive sets from Chairman Mao--a ridiculous soul set for WNYU's "Downtown Affair" and a stabby rap set over at Spine. (both streaming here)

-I'm not familiar with the "Out to Distress" show, but here's 90 minutes (a recently digitized cassette, perhaps?) of late 80s rap. (streaming)

-Self-promotion, kind of: as a semi-tribute to the late, great Uncle Jamm, I did an all-L.A. hip-hop and electro show last week. (dl)

-Arthur Magazine has a carefully curated new mix, "Blackout," designed for "human-plant interaction." And if you're wondering what that means, it costs at least $4.20. (teaser/info here)

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