Liquidity Of The Sunlight: Spring Mix 2012

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…And we’re back y’all, tis the time for our quarterly mixtape. It’s finally SPRING…although for us here in the Northeast, winter has finally begrudgingly sprung upon us. But, enough about weather manipulation, this is all about the music. Music that hopefully, will bring you the urge to run through a field of red poppies. I put together this mix with fond memories of springs past; large swelling mellifluous currents, reveries and crescendos. The tracklisting and download links follow below.

Tracklisting:

1. Battles – “White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix)”

2. Juveniles – “Hard Working Girl”

3. Grimes – “Be A Body (侘寂)”

4. St. Lucia – “We Got It Wrong”

5. CSLSX & I Break Horses – “Violent Sea”

6. Nite Jewel – “One Second of Love”

7. COLOURS – “Sundown”

8. Friends – “Friend Crush (Leo Zero Remix)”

9. David’s Lyre – “We Found Love (David’s Lyre Remix)

10. Frankie Rose – “Know Me”

11. Scout Cortez – “Berliner”

12. Gordon Voidwell – “XO Boyfriend”

13. D-E-W-L – “D-E-W-L Red Velvet”

14. Evian Christ – “Payo Rent”

15. Memoryhouse – “The Kids Were Wrong”

16. Clap – “In My Dreams”

17. Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Too Tough (St. Etienne Remix)”

18. Ssion – “My Love Grows In The Dark”

Download Liquidity of the Sunlight Spring 2012 Mix: Part I

Liquidity of the Sunlight Spring 2012 Mix: Part II

Love Me Before Dusk: Autumn Mix 2011

TBDNE, Autumn Mix 2011

Labor Day has past and that means it’s soon time to break out the leather jackets and fashionable-wool-bandanas. Autumn is going to put out those summer bonfires. And with the changing leaves, comes a brand-spanking-new Fall Mixtape from yours truly. Definitely tunes to breathe in the crisp air and wallow in autumn meloncholia. You’ll find familiar artists within this mix, such as Shabazz Palaces and Love Inks, none-the-less, melodies to enjoy from September to November. Tracklisting and download link below as always.

Until the next mixtape. -Anna V.

Tracklisting:

1. Love Inks – “Leather Gloves”

2. Princeton – “Clamoring For Your Heart”

3. SLEEP ∞ OVER – “Romantic Streams”

4. Golden – “Desireé”

5. Machine Birds – “One Last Try”

6. The Field – “Then It’s White”

7. Naminé – “The Train”

8. Shabazz Palaces – “Emblazoned On Ice”

9. Youth Lagoon – “Montana”

10. Nicoletta – “Il Est Mort Le Soleil”

11. The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone”

12. Purity Ring – “Belispeak”

13. Houttaker – “Judy, Judy”

14. Dark Captain – “Bellcurve”

15. Atlas Sound – “Terra Incognita”

16. Dark Captain – “Submarines”

17. Blouse – “Videotapes”

Download Love Me Before Dusk Autumn 2011 Mix

Klokwize “Whatcha Doin”

It’s a sad fact of being a friend of mine, but I rarely pay attention to what my friends do–ever. It’s not that I don’t care, the truth is that I have a ton of friends; most of which are involved in some facet of the arts. DJ’s, musicians, painters, designers…you get the picture. And although, I rarely pay attention to them, it’s usually because there isn’t ever a reason to do so, especially to rappers, until I met Klok.

Meet Klokwize—a MC with a flair and delivery all his own, and yes a friend of mine. Klokwize is very well known in our home state of Connecticut and for good reason. His rhymes feature his ability to merge both a sincere candidness and a compelling narrative, which most current rappers lack.

As an avid and real Hip Hop fan, I appreciate fresh perspectives, not just the ability to spit something witty or dance to. Klokwize does just that on his new single “Whatcha Doin” from his forthcoming eponymous EP, available on September 14th. The five-track EP features reworked instrumentations of songs previously featured on his last LP “Happy Camper”. Klok tells That Band Does Not Exist that “Many of the songs were originally standard hip hop beats featured on my last album “Happy Camper”. The response to them was so strong, we re-worked them and really expanded and fleshed out the sound.”

See for yourself what I mean below and watch the video for “Whatcha Doin” featuring Dave Ma. Check out Klokwize’s Facebook and catch his release show on Saturday, September 4th at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford.

Download Klokwize “Happy Camper” LP