Friday, December 31, 2021

Hot Chicken, Hop Hippin': Choice Cuts Volume 20 (2021)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2021's playlists for my 20th annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix. Let the entire playlist play via YouTube above, or listen and watch each one below!

1. A Bee Without Its Sting — The Go! Team

2. How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith) — CHVRCHES

3. Be Sweet — Japanese Breakfast

4. Silk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) — MUNA

5. Heat Waves — Glass Animals

6. 4Runner — Rostam

7. Breathe Deeper (Lil Yachty Remix) — Tame Impala, Lil Yachty

8. Beggin' — Måneskin

9. Feel the Sunshine (feat. HIRIE) — Kolohe Kai

10. Meet Me At Our Spot (Live) — THE ANXIETY, WILLOW & Tyler Cole

11. Stop This Flame — Celeste

12. The Mission — Bakar

13. Record Player — Daisy the Great, AJR

14. Immune — Jensen McRae

15. Witchoo (feat. Aaron Frazer) — Durand Jones & The Indications

16. Fire for You — Cannons

17. Where Is My Mind? — Tkay Maidza

18. Like I Used To — Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen

19. Green Eyes — Arlo Parks

20. Peach — Future Islands

21. that's what i want — Lil Nas X

22. simple times — Kacey Musgraves

23. Bagsy Not In Net — The 1975

Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021 Mixes

January 2021

Heat Waves — Glass Animals
The Divine Chord (feat. MGMT, Johnny Marr) — The Avalanches
Caroline — Arlo Parks
Free — Sault
1st Time — Bakar
Hold It Together — The Marias
Drinking on My Own — ROMES
wish you the best (feat. Jensen McRae) — Joy Oladokun
melancholyism. — Super Whatevr
Shameika — Fiona Apple
Strangers — Mt. Joy
Identical (From The Motion Picture 'On The Rocks') — Phoenix
Sword from the Stone — Passenger
Close To You — Dayglow
Falling Asleep At The Wheel — Holly Humberstone
Skin and Bones — Cage the Elephant
Fire for You — Cannons
Little — Jany Green
long story short — Taylor Swift
my ex's best friend — Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear
Lake VU — Apifera feat. Yonatan Albalak, Amir Bresler, Rejoicer, Nitai Hershkovits
broken people — almost monday
Redemption — Nathaniel Rateliff
hey girl — boy pablo

February 2021

Stop This Flame — Celeste
Little Changes — Frank Turner
coney island (feat. The National) — Taylor Swift
Cut Me — Moses Sumney
Opiate — Puma Blue
Immune — Jensen McRae
Get High — Chet Faker
Good Woman — The Staves
Things Are Different — Picture This
Let Down — Michigander
No Other Way — SHAED
Green Eyes — Arlo Parks
Look at the Sky — Porter Robinson
Softly — Clairo
POLKA DOT (feat. Demetruest) — Eddie Burns
Trouble's Coming — Royal Blood
Bagsy Not In Net — The 1975
Waking Up (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg) — Django Django
OOZ — Peach Tree Rascals
Wish U Were Here — Pale Waves
Feeling So Down — Flora Cash
Go Wrong — Hauskey
Big Bang — Cherry Glazerr
Massive Escape — Caroline Kingsbury
All You Ever Wanted (Acoustic) — Rag'n'Bone Man
We Can Run Away — Lone Waves

March 2021

Leave The Door Open — Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
Till Forever Falls Apart — Ashe and Finneas
Spinning (with Charli XCX & The 1975) — No Rome
Roots — Cautious Clay
Sunbathe — Tainy, Miguel
Without You — The Kid LAROI
All About You (feat. Foster The People) — The Knocks
You — benny Blanco feat. Marshmello & Vance Joy
Bed Head — Manchester Orchestra
la di die (feat. jxdn) — Nessa Barrett
When It Breaks — Inhaler
Questions — Middle Kids
July — Windser
Bad Dream — Cannons
Get Sun (Pocket Size Radio Edit) — Hiatus Kaiyote feat. Arthur Verocai
Anything At All — Bachelor
Cosmosis — Tony Allen feat. Ben Okri, Skepta
Where Is My Mind? — Tkay Maidza
Peddle Bike — Mishaal
Strong Feelings — Dry Cleaning
The Nathan Poop Song — The Odd Man Who Sings About Poop, Puke and Pee
The Evan Poop Song — The Odd Man Who Sings About Poop, Puke and Pee

April 2021

After Coffee — Joywave
He Said She Said — CHVRCHES
The Darkness That You Fear (Edit) — The Chemical Brothers
Tell Me Something I Don't Know — Celeste
Karmadame — Zoé
Cloud 9 — Beach Bunny
Phone Dies — Andra Day
Be Sweet — Japanese Breakfast
How Does It Feel — London Grammar
Give Us Justice — Thee Sacred Souls
telepatía — Kali Uchis
Your Power — Billie Eilish
Levitating — Dua Lipa
Dumb Girl — LAYNE
Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check (The J Dilla Bounce Remix) — Busta Rhymes

June 2021

How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith) — CHVRCHES
Higher Power — Coldplay
4Runner — Rostam
Hablando x Hablar — Alex Cuba, & Cimafunk
Like I Used To — Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen
Slide Tackle — Japanese Breakfast
Delicious Things — Wolf Alice
Lost Cause — Billie Eilish
Witchoo (feat. Aaron Frazer) — Durand Jones & The Indications
Stop Making This Hurt — Bleachers
Don't Freak — The Aces
Mon Cheri — Sofi Tukker x Amadou & Mariam
Mine Forever — Lord Huron
good 4 u — Olivia Rodrigo
Motorbike — Leon Bridges
Dark Kept Secret — EXUM
Dancing In The Dark — Juanes
Losing Control (Satin Jackets Remix) — Poolside
love race (feat. Kellin Quinn) — Machine Gun Kelly
Change My Mind — Peach Tree Rascals
Dirty — grandson
Cheers — Faye Webster
OK (with Remi Wolf & Solomonophonic) — Wallows

July 2021

A Bee Without Its Sting — The Go! Team
DIVER — Lala Lala
Feel the Sunshine (feat. HIRIE) — Kolohe Kai
Genesis — Spencer.
buzz cut — lovelytheband
Worth It — Amber Mark
Sad Cowboy (Edit) — Goat Girl
Rodeo — Baba Stiltz
Black Magic — Jonasu
Beef — Joe Sambo
Love Is Back — Celeste
Those Words — Mattiel
Bitter Streets — Sault
Happy Pill — Common Kings
Don't Blame It On Love (feat. Pink Sweat$) — Yuna
Don't Hold Back — DRAMA
Hush — The Marías
Black Myself — Amythyst Kiah
713 — James Francies

August 2021

Good Girls — CHVRCHES
Distorted Light Beam — Bastille
Back To Oz — Sufjan Stevens, Angelo De Augustine
Miracles (2017 Remaster) — Pet Shop Boys
Missing Piece — Vance Joy
help herself (with BENEE) — bbno$, Diamond Pistols, BENEE
The Mission — Bakar
Skate — Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
I Feel Good — Abstract Mindstate
Peach — Future Islands
A Concert Six Months From Now — FINNEAS
Take My Breath — The Weeknd
Only Love — Tycho, Benjamin Gibbard
Woman (feat. Cleo Sol) — Little Simz
Now is the Time — Jade Bird
soshy — Purity Ring
Steam — Leon Bridges

September 2021

No Friends of Mine — Men Without Hats
Silk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) — MUNA
I Don't Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance) — Glass Animals
Osaka — SHAED
simple times — Kacey Musgraves
Beggin' — Måneskin
Sticky — The Maine
Fire In The Sky — Anderson .Paak
Dye It Red — beabadoobee
Telepath — Manchester Orchestra
Bunny Is A Rider — Caroline Polachek
Baby No More — Anjimile
Preoccupation — Black Marble
We Don't Kiss Under Umbrellas Like We Used To — James Vincent McMorrow
Boomerang — Yebba
I Need A Minute — sir Was

October 2021

Act Up — Terry Presume
Blame — Gabriels
Breathe Deeper (Lil Yachty Remix) — Tame Impala, Lil Yachty
Jimmy Jimmy (feat. AJ Tracey) — Gorillaz
Wet Dream — Wet Leg
that's what i want — Lil Nas X
Uneasy — Metronomy x spill tab
Saturday — twenty one pilots
For You — Kadhja Bonet
t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l — WILLOW feat. Travis Barker
More Than Ever — Durand Jones & The Indications
Protect My Energy — Little Simz
My Universe — Coldplay, BTS
Famous Last Words — James Blake
The Tipping Point — Tears for Fears
23 — Cleo Sol
Smile — Wolf Alice
Connaissais de Face (Tiger?) — Khruangbin, Ginger Root
You asked for this — Halsey

November 2021

INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow) — Lil Nas X
Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) — Elton John, Dua Lipa
Moth To A Flame — Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd
Meet Me At Our Spot (Live) — THE ANXIETY, WILLOW & Tyler Cole
I Won't Hesitate — La Luz
Keeper — Hana Vu
Shine ft. D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché — Robert Glasper
The Only Heartbreaker — Mitski
I Don't Live Here Anymore — The War On Drugs
Oxygen — Beach Bunny
Death Back to Birth — Tolliver
Made of Gold (Edit) — Ibeyi, Pa Salieu
Be Thankful for What You Got — William DeVaughn
Elizabeth Taylor — Pete Yorn
stabilise — Nilüfer Yanya
Heartbreak — Broods
Record Player — Daisy the Great, AJR
What You Say — Cold War Kids
Survivor — Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Monday — The Regrettes
Amoeba — Clairo
Remember November/Bitcrush Yr Life — No Rome
In Need of Repair — Band of Horses
Rest Of My Life (feat. ASHE) — Robert DeLong

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Holy Guacamole, We've Got Hits: Choice Cuts Volume 19 (2020)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2020's playlists for our nineteenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix. Listen and watch below!

1. I Know Alone — HAIM

2. What Am I — Jordan Mackampa

3. Good Bad Times — Hinds

4. Lockdown — Anderson .Paak

5. Blinding Lights — The Naked and Famous

6. i see america — Joy Oladokun

7. Your Love (Déjà Vu) — Glass Animals

8. White Boy — Jensen McRae

9. Be Kind — Marshmello feat. Halsey

10. Lemon (feat. Sharon Van Etten) — Local Natives

11. Black Dog — Arlo Parks

12. Sweet Summer Sweat (feat. Dijon) — Jim-E Stack

13. I Just Wanna Live — Keedron Bryant

14. Kyoto — Phoebe Bridgers

15. Hit Me Up — Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike, Kenny Beats

16. Overkill — Holly Humberstone

17. Can I Believe You — Fleet Foxes

18. Someone — Gabriel Garzón-Montano

19. What I Do... — Taylor Janzen

20. Monsters You Made (feat. Chris Martin) — Burna Boy

21. rock bottom — MisterWives

22. People, I've been sad — Christine and the Queens

23. Fight The Power 2020 — Public Enemy feat. Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, Questlove

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 Mixes

November 2020
True Liars — Meg Myers
Can We (feat. Kacy Hill) — Jim-E Stack
Forever — CHVRCHES
i see america — Joy Oladokun
XS — Rina Sawayama
Promises — Beach Bunny
Dribble — Sycco
People, I've been sad — Christine and the Queens
Mustang — Bartees Strange
City of Angels — 24kGoldn
Recover — The Naked and Famous
Lemon (feat. Sharon Van Etten) — Local Natives
Something Ain't Right — Tash Neal
Uwrongo (Edit) — Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Black Motion, Ami Faku
Fearless — Sault
Natalie Don't — Raye
Lightning — Mehro
Are We Alright Again — EELS
Therefore I Am — Billie Eilish
Good Bad Times — Hinds
Sword — Ian Sweet
Leader Of The Delinquents — Kid Cudi
Fall in Love — Moaning
On the Floor — Perfume Genius
Chinese Satellite (Copycat Killer Version) — Phoebe Bridgers
DND — Polo G
After Hours (Perfect Version) — The Weeknd
Bumming Me Out — Thick
Breathe Deeper — Tame Impala

September 2020
Be a Rebel — New Order
Take Two — Chong the Nomad x Hollis Wong-Wear
Sweet Summer Sweat (feat. Dijon) — Jim-E Stack
Inteiro Metade — Tagua Tagua
Hear Me Out — Pixies
Ferris Wheel — Sylvan Esso
Agreeable — Cautious Clay
Can I Believe You — Fleet Foxes
Outline (feat. Lou Stone) — Zero 7
Heartbreak — Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Everybody Knows — The Naked and Famous
Para Siempre — Silvana Estrada
For Sure — Future Islands
Invisible — Yuna
Is It True (Four Tet Remix) — Tame Impala
Birthday (feat. Kehlani, Syd) — Disclosure
Monsters You Made (feat. Chris Martin) — Burna Boy
cardigan — Taylor Swift
Nathan — Spirit Animal
Are You Even Real — James Blake
survivin' — Bastille
Hallucinogenics (feat. Lana Del Rey) — Matt Maeson
Short and Sweet (Bon Iver Remix) — Brittany Howard

August 2020
Come As You Are — The Naked And Famous
Freeze Tag (feat. Phoelix) — Dinner Party
Overkill — Holly Humberstone
Chega — Gaia
Caution — The Killers
Your Love (Déjà Vu) — Glass Animals
Think About Things — Daði Freyr
Quick (feat. Kian) — Duckwrth
Mariana Trench — Bright Eyes
Ironhand — Kllo
By Any Means — Jorja Smith
Care — beabadoobee
I Want To Change — Nana Adjoa
Days Get Better — Boo Seeka
Hurt — Arlo Parks
Baby It's You — London Grammar
Wake Me Up — loren north
Lavender — Ashleigh Ball
Second Best — Younger Hunger
Just Ain't Mine — The Franklin Electric
Palm Springs (feat. In.Drip.) — Luna Shadows
Things Won't Go My Way — Peach Tree Rascals
F2020 (Radio Edit) — Avenue Beat
Hit Me Up — Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike, Kenny Beats

July 2020
Fight The Power 2020 — Public Enemy feat. Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG, Questlove
Infrastructure — St. Panther, Raedio
millennia — Luna Shadows
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) — Prince
Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q) — Gorillaz
Exile (feat. Bon Iver) — Taylor Swift
Me & You Together Song — The 1975
Both Of Us (Edit) — Jayda G
Don't Wanna — HAIM
A Change Is Gonna Come — Marieme
idwgtyp — lovelytheband
Stella Brown — Jelani Aryeh
Meet Again (feat. Little Boots) — LP Giobbi
Victory — The Avett Brothers
EQUILIBRIUM — Darius x Wayne Snow
I Can't Breathe — H.E.R.
Trouble — Eddie Chacon
I Leave Again (feat. Shallou) — Petit Biscuit
Lights on the Headland — Roland Tings
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (feat. Josh Homme) — Sharon Van Etten

June 2020
Lockdown — Anderson .Paak
I Know Alone — HAIM
Dark Days (feat. Sylvan Esso) — Local Natives
Black Dog — Arlo Parks
Warrior — Aluna feat. SG Lewis
I Just Wanna Live — Keedron Bryant
Ecstasy (Over & Over) — Prospa
Someone — Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Letting Me Down — Margo Price
Dear April — Frank Ocean
Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin) — Leon Bridges
Never Lie — Rangleklods
Old Soul — Bruno Major
Black Parade — Beyoncé
Brother — Inara George
Gimme Ya Love — Natalie Slade
walking in the snow — Run The Jewels
Leave Me Alone (Single Edit) — The Frights
My People — Amber Mark
Paraíso — Monogem
Friends — Lil Halima
It Must Be Someone Else's Fault — Courtney Marie Andrews
Summer Fun — Lionel Boy and Tigers in the Sky
Sleep On The Wing — Bibio
Blue Skies — Toulouse

May 2020
Upside Down — Mondo Cozmo
rock bottom — MisterWives
Blank Slate — Chicano Batman
Lose Your Love — Dirty Projectors
Better — Jack Garratt
Gimme Love — Joji
How Far (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta) — Gorillaz
Hyperfine — G Flip
Tell Me What You Want (I Want It) — Carver Commodore
Head Cold — Spacey Jane
Heavy Weather — The Rubens
Miracle — Loud Forest
delicate — Jonah Yano
Paper Thin — Lianne La Havas
Soy Lo Que Soy — Monogem
Chemicals — SG Lewis
You're Too Precious — James Blake
Extreme Ways — Moby

April 2020
Blinding Lights — The Naked and Famous
Be Kind — Marshmello feat. Halsey
Cheesin' (feat. Remi Wolf, sophie meiers feat. Still Woozy, Claud, Melanie Faye, HXNS) — Cautious Clay
Lilacs — Waxahatchee
I Want More — Kaleo
Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia) — Gorillaz
Keep Your Head Up (feat. Pell) — Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Tabs — Vlossom
Give Me Another Chance — Empress Of
Forget (feat. Alisa Xayalith) — The Chain Gang Of 1974
Shaking — Hazel English
Cosmonauts — Fiona Apple
Still Here — Kllo
The Fight — Overcoats
Too Late — Washed Out
Color My Life — Chicano Batman
Heart Attack (feat. lau.ra) — BRONSON
Coffee & Cigarettes — The Snuts
Time Moves On — Phantom Planet
Alive — Hanni El Khatib
Still Here — Honeymoan
Wings — The Shacks
Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus — The Strokes
Nobody's Favourite — Mobley

March 2020
Fruits Of The Spirit — Jay Electronica
Restless — CocoRosie
Cool For A Second — Yumi Zouma
Anybody — Ultraista
Sunday Best — Surfaces
Kyoto — Phoebe Bridgers
Gospel For A New Century — Yves Tumor
She Plays Bass — beabadoobee
Super Sad Always — Melanie Faye
Feel The Way I Want — Caroline Rose
Bury Us — The Naked And Famous
Blinding Lights — The Weeknd
Everything I Wanted (Aquadrop Remix) — Billie Eilish
Wait a Minute! — Willow
The Steps — HAIM
One More Song — Classixx feat. Roosevelt
You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby — The Radio Dept.
OK — Wallows
Is Everybody Going Crazy? — Nothing But Thieves
Here They Come — Hamilton Leithauser

February 2020
Polly — Moses Sumney
Hold On — Little Dragon
Look at Me Now — Emily King
Lost In Yesterday — Tame Impala
Generous — Amber Mark
Social Cues — Cage the Elephant
Pedestal — Phantogram
Neon Skyline — Andy Shauf
Coming Up Short — BLOXX
Sensitive Heart — Yoke Lore, Jax Anderson
What I Do... — Taylor Janzen
One Day She's Here — Marcus King
Expectations — Katie Pruitt
Turn Me Up (feat. Aloe Blacc) — José James
Outer Sunset — Tycho
Do Friends Fall in Love — Rachel & Vilray
Good News — Mac Miller
Beaten Down — Sharon Van Etten

January 2020
Graveyard — Halsey
Bang! — AJR
Pearl Cadillac (feat. Andra Day) — Gary Clark Jr.
Ms. California — Beach Bunny
Paper Cup (feat. Sylvan Esso) — Real Estate
Womxn — Låpsley
Skin on Skin — Franc Moody
Bebey — Theophilus London
Trampoline — SHAED
Wars — Of Monsters and Men
White Boy — Jensen McRae
Don't Know Yet — Silversun Pickups
Nice to Meet Ya! — The Griswolds
circle the drain — Soccer Mommy
On Sight (feat. JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA) — Free Nationals
What Am I — Jordan Mackampa
No Roof Access — Kyle Lux
Foyer — Wild Nothing
hey rose — Son Little

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Sinigang a Song: Choice Cuts Volume 18 (2019)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2019's playlists for our eighteenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix. Listen and watch below!

1. Hard to Kill — Bleached

2. When Am I Gonna Lose You — Local Natives

3. Capacity — Charly Bliss

4. Dangerous — Nick Murphy

5. Bicycle (feat. klei) — filous

6. Turn the Light — Karen O & Danger Mouse

7. Make It Better (ft. Smokey Robinson) — Anderson .Paak

8. Puppets (Succession Remix) — Pusha T, Nicholas Britell

9. Silhouettes — Friendly Fires

10. ZORA — Jamila Woods

11. This Land — Gary Clark, Jr.

12. North — Clairo

13. I Will Follow You Into The Dark — YUNGBLUD & Halsey

14. Superposition — Young the Giant

15. Talk It Out — Matt Corby, Tash Sultana

16. Here With Me (Feat. CHVRCHES) — Marshmello

17. Pagtingin — Ben&Ben

18. Sea Blue — BLOXX

19. Panini — Lil Nas X

20. Contaminated — BANKS

21. Outnumbered — Dermot Kennedy

22. Onset (feat. Mad Zach) — Haiku Hands

23. My Strange Addiction — Billie Eilish

Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 Mixes

December 2019
Feel It (You Got It) (feat. Tish Hyman) — The Roots
Quiet Light — The National
Where the Moon Hides (feat. Emeline) — Garza
Apartment (feat. Benny Sings) — Free Nationals
Fear of Failure — Sea Wolf
10% (feat. Kali Uchis) — Kaytranada
No Stress (feat. Saint Sinner) — Tycho
I Need Your Love (feat. Ledisi, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) — José James
What If — Amber Mark
What It Is — Angel Olsen
Key to Love (Is Understanding) (feat. Jonah Yano) — BadBadNotGood
Then There Were Two (feat. Anderson .Paak) — Mark Ronson
Uneventful Days — Beck
Bad Name — Gang Starr
Texas Sun — Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
Sufi Woman — Jidenna
Nine One One — DRAMA
Don't Waste My Time — Sault
Runner — Tennis
Confessions — Sudan Archives
holy terrain (feat. Future) — FKA twigs
Black Moon Rising — Black Pumas
Faraway Look — Yola

November 2019
Dangerous (Marcus Marr's Pocket Mix) — Nick Murphy
Onset (feat. Mad Zach) — Haiku Hands
Orphans — Coldplay
Lose Control — Meduza, Becky Hill, Goodboys
Blind Leading The Blind — Mumford & Sons
rangerover — Porches
This Is Real — Jax Jones, Ella Henderson
North — Clairo
Swimmers (feat. Jem Cooke) — Zero 7
Too Good — Breathe Carolina
10/10 — Rex Orange County
Frail State Of Mind — The 1975
In Your Arms — ILLENIUM, X Ambassadors
Running Up That Hill — Meg Myers
Water Me Down — Vagabon
Glorious — Sudan Archives
Reach — Audien feat. Jamie Hartman
In A Spiral — Phantogram
The Hype (Alt Mix) — twenty one pilots
It Might Be Time — Tame Impala
Forgotten Eyes — Big Thief
Hero — Michael Kiwanuka

October 2019
Puppets (Succession Remix) — Pusha T, Nicholas Britell
Outnumbered — Dermot Kennedy
Good Luck — Broken Bells
OneFourThree (feat. Buddy & BJ The Chicago Kid) — Hermitude feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, Buddy
Vámono — Buscabulla
Signal — Automatic
My City (feat. Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst) — Better Oblivion Community Center
Combat — Danny Brown
Hard To Believe — Charly Bliss
Sing Along — Sturgill Simpson
EARTHA — Jamila Woods
Faith — Bon Iver
Panini — Lil Nas X
Something About You — Elderbrook, Rudimental
Truth Hurts — Lizzo
3 Nights — Dominic Fike
The Last Time — The Script
Never Let You Go — Georgia
H34T RISES — Nilüfer Yanya
Moment — Pinegrove
Prom Queen — Beach Bunny
Borderline — Tame Impala
Take Me to the Light (feat. Bon Iver & Kanye West) — Francis and the Lights
Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro y Moi) — Blood Orange

September 2019
Thunder — SHAED
2AM — Gavin Turek
Catfish Kate — Pixies
Just One Kiss (Remember Mix 2018) — The Cure
religion (u can lay your hands on me) (Edit) — Shura
Not — Big Thief
Black Cadillac — Mondo Cozmo
You Ain't The Problem — Michael Kiwanuka
Olympians — Andrew Bird
Be Honest (feat. Burna Boy) — Jorja Smith
Whoa — Snoh Aalegra
Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile — The New Pornographers
Dollar — Electric Guest
Heaven Moves — Dear Boy
Hope — (Sandy) Alex G
Colors — Black Pumas
Hey, Ma — Bon Iver
Pull Up — Niia ft. Anastasia Bagaglini
Pick U Up — Foster the People
The Runner — Foals
Stayaway — MUNA
Joy — Bastille
Good Things Fall Apart — ILLENIUM & Jon Bellion
Night — Mosa Wild
Dream Girl — Anna of the North

July 2019
Talk It Out — Matt Corby, Tash Sultana
Stay With Me — Hatchie
Jelmore — Bon Iver
Silhouettes — Friendly Fires
Champion — Bishop Briggs
Dream Chorus — TOKiMONSTA
Flood Hands — Vagabon
It's Real Love — Yellow Days
Now That I Found You — Carly Rae Jepsen
Tenderness — Jay Som
Wasted Nun — Cherry Glazerr
Breaking Your Silence — Generationals
Contaminated — BANKS
Summer's Song — Villagers
Blame It On Your Love (Feat. Lizzo) (Clean Version) — Charli XCX
Please Won't Please — Helado Negro
Late Night Feelings — Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li
Bags — Clairo
Peaches — Miynt
Impossible Knots — Thom Yorke

June 2019
bad guy — Billie Eilish
Old Town Road (Remix) — Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) — BTS
Cross Me (feat. Chance the Rapper & PnB Rock) — Ed Sheeran
Pagtingin — Ben&Ben
If I Can't Have You — Shawn Mendes
Con Calma (feat. Snow) — Daddy Yankee
Now You're Gone — Tom Walker feat. Zara Larsson
Sucker — Jonas Brothers
Easier — 5 Seconds of Summer
Talk — Khalid
Timebomb — Walk The Moon
I Don't Care — Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
Boom — X Ambassadors
Juice — Lizzo
Hey Look Ma, I Made It — Panic! At The Disco
Maybe The Night — Ben&Ben
Never Really Over — Katy Perry
Dancing With A Stranger — Sam Smith, Normani
Just Us — DJ Khaled feat. SZA
Don't Call Me Up — Mabel
Nightmare — Halsey
Beautiful People (feat. Khalid) — Ed Sheeran
Senorita — Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Con Calma (Remix) — Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry feat. SNoW
Summer Days (feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy) — Martin Garrix

May 2019
Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan) — Gorillaz
Face — Niia
Corazón de Roca — Chicano Batman & Caloncho
Mixer — Amber Mark
Lava — Still Woozy
We've Got To Try — The Chemical Brothers
Spontaneous (feat. Little Dragon) — Flying Lotus
Wake Me When It's Over (Edit) — The Cranberries
Say Something — Jordan Rakei
I've Been Waiting — Lil Peep, ILoveMakonnen feat. Fall Out Boy
Megaton Mile — Local Natives
Cellophane — FKA twigs
Saying Goodbye — J.S. Ondara
Love Has All Been Done Before — Jade Bird
Hard to Kill — Bleached
Mettavolution — Rodrigo y Gabriela
Morrow — 070 Shake
Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson) — Anderson .Paak
Dylan Thomas — Better Oblivion Community Center
when the party's over — Billie Eilish
Daylight Matters — Cate Le Bon
Capacity — Charly Bliss
Juicy Socks — Cherry Glazerr
In Your Head — Nilüfer Yanya
Time Rider — Chromatics
Are You Bored Yet (feat. Clairo) — Wallows
Lucky — Dehd
Only Child — Tierra Whack
Sky So Blue — Hot Flash Heat Wave
Pretty — Girlpool
The Seduction of Kansas — Priests
Lasting Friend — Samia
Heads Gonna Roll — Jenny Lewis

March 2019
Here With Me — Marshmello, CHVRCHES
Bicycle (feat. klei) — filous
This Land — Gary Clark Jr.
Tummy — Tamino
Mind's Eye — Jordan Rakei
Sea Blue — BLOXX
Diviner — Hayden Thorpe
Honest Enough — Cautious Clay
Aurora — Zero 7 feat. José González
I Will Follow You Into The Dark — YUNGBLUD & Halsey
Turn The Light — Karen O, Danger Mouse
Patience — Tame Impala
my strange addiction — Billie Eilish
Elevator — Gavin Turek
Into Nirvana — Maverick Sabre
When Am I Gonna Lose You — Local Natives
What's Up Danger — Blackway, Black Caviar
Good As Hell — Lizzo
Pristine — Snail Mail
Rocket Girl (RAC Mix) — Lemaitre feat. Betty Who

February 2019
Don't Wait Til Tomorrow — Gary Clark Jr.
Superposition — Young the Giant
Dead and Gone — DRAMA
Without Me — Halsey
Harmony Hall — Vampire Weekend
Real Tight — Methyl Ethel
ZORA — Jamila Woods
No Scrubs — Weezer
Vagabond — Steve Gunn
pictures — Judah & the Lion feat. Kacey Musgraves
Exits — Foals
Sisyphus — Andrew Bird
It Rains Love — Lee Fields & The Expressions
Barefoot In The Park — James Blake feat. ROSALÍA
New Waves — Júníus Meyvant
All I Want — Matt Berninger & Julien Baker
Red Bull & Hennessy — Jenny Lewis
Cosmic Cave — Ex Hex
Day by Day — Perlo
Paper Highways — Ladytron
Running — Helado Negro
City of Sound — Big Wild
Cry for Another — Claude Fontaine
Light On — Maggie Rogers
still feel. — half•alive
Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) — Post Malone, Swae Lee

Monday, December 31, 2018

Spam Jams: Choice Cuts Volume 17 (2018)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2018's playlists for our seventeenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix. Listen and watch below!

1. Give Your Self a Try — The 1975


2. Monster (feat. Jamie Lidell) — Big Monster

3. Vide Noir — Lord Huron

4. Forgive You — Leon Bridges

5. Nina Cried Power (ft. Mavis Staples) — Hozier

6. Heartstrings - Kolohe Kai

7. Forever Always - Peter CottonTale

8. Year of Self — Talk Time

9. Ladders — Mac Miller

10. Pray for Me — The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

11. In My View — Young Fathers

12. That's a Lifestyle — Dirty Projectors

13. World Gone Mad — Bastille

14. The Future (ft. James Vincent McMorrow) — San Holo


16. Happy Unhappy — The Beths

17. Inaction — Lean

18. You Worry Me — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

19. Eastside — benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid

20. Where's My Love — SYML

21. A letter to my younger self — Ambar Lucid

22. Don't Miss It — James Blanke

Sunday, December 30, 2018

2018 Mixes

December 2018
Forgive You — Leon Bridges
My Enemy — CHVRCHES Feat. Matt Berninger
Small Words — Mac Miller
Shelter — Broken Bells
Timothy — Little Dragon
Pass The Hours — MorMor
American Dream — J.S. Ondara
Northern Lights — Death Cab For Cutie
Cola — Arlo Parks
That's A Lifestyle — Dirty Projectors
A Little Honey — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
In A Black Out — Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
Back Down — Bob Moses
When The Night Is Over — Lord Huron
Doorman — slowthai, Mura Masa
Sundress — A$AP Rocky
Ultimaybe — 1010 Benja SL
Only You (feat. Tame Impala) — Theophilus London
Guilty Party — The National
The Chase (feat. Kadhja Bonet) — Anderson .Paak
Clueless — The Marias
Who Loves the Scum — The Growlers
Souvenir — boygenius
Los Ageless — St. Vincent
Corners Of The Earth — ODESZA Feat. RY X
Never Change — Obongjayar

November 2018
Let Me Down Slowly — Alec Benjamin
ocean eyes — Billie Eilish
I Won't Run From It — Big Red Machine
Feel Good — Syn Cole
A Letter to My Younger Self — Ambar Lucid
Everything Apart — Foxwarren
When Doves Cry (Cover) (live) — Joey Bada$$
Everlastingly Yours — Piroshka
Alien FM — Mr Twin Sister
Bite the Hand — Boygenius
Time — Angelo De Augustine
When I'm With Him — Empress Of
2009 — Mac Miller
Fallingwater — Maggie Rogers
Malamente — Rosalía
My Boo (triple j Like A Version) (feat. Vince Staples, Kucka, Ngaiire & Vera Blue) — Flume
Loving You — Jonathan Wilson
Mono (feat. Hidden) — Zero 7
Hire — Girlpool
Girlfriend — Christine and the Queens
Street Fighter Mas — Kamasi Washington

October 2018
Happier — Marshmello, Bastille
Nina Cried Power (Edit) — Hozier feat. Mavis Staples
Heartbeats — Foxing
Monster — Big Data feat. Jamie Lidell
The Way — HAERTS
Comeback Kid — Sharon Van Etten
Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar) — Anderson .Paak
Lost in My Mind — RÜFÜS DU SOL
Go Left — Radiant Children
Live For Today — Brandon Coleman
Licking An Orchid — Yves Tumor feat. James K
Drifting — Maverick Sabre
Eastside — benny blanco, Halsey, Khalid
MIA (feat. Drake) — Bad Bunny
Can't Knock The Hustle — Weezer
In a River — Rostam
breathin — Ariana Grande
Feel This Way — Steven A. Clark
Guiding Light — Mumford & Sons
Superior Emotion (feat. Cautious Clay) — AlunaGeorge
Underneath The Moon — Gardens & Villa
Angels — Tom Walker
Nightshift — Balu Brigada
Mexican Dress — Blood Red Shoes
Electricity — Silk City, Dua Lipa feat. Diplo, Mark Ronson
It's Not Living (If It's Not With You) — The 1975
barcelona boots — Arlie

September 2018
Year of Self — Talk Time
Underwater — RÜFÜS DU SOL
Nobody — Mitski
Canopée — Polo & Pan
Nothing — Rex Orange County feat. Marco McKinnis
Missing U — Robyn
Charcoal Baby — Blood Orange
Ladders — Mac Miller
No Face — Haley Heynderickx
Run the Road — Santigold
Blue Lights — Jorja Smith
Dripping Summers — Christian Rich feat. Little Dragon, Vic Mensa
In Camera — Yumi Zouma
Heavy, California — Jungle
Eastside — Benny Blanco feat. Halsey & Khalid
brighter days (feat. Bipolar Sunshine) — San Holo
Better Not — Louis The Child, Wafia
I Like Me Better — Lauv
Boo'd Up — Ella Mai
Treat You Better — RUFUS DU SOL

August 2018
Heaven's Only Wishful — MorMor
Citizen Kane — HYUKOH
Heaven Only Knows — Bob Moses
Your Dog — Soccer Mommy
Ride Or Die (feat. Foster The People) — The Knocks
Better (SG Lewis x Clairo) — Clairo, SG Lewis
Falling Into Me — Let's Eat Grandma
Kids These Days — Shakey Graves
Forever Always (Feat. Rex Orange County, Chance The Rapper, Daniel Caesar, Madison Ryann Ward & Yebba) — Peter CottonTale
Give Yourself A Try — The 1975
Jaipur — Mr Twin Sister
Go! — Teen Titans Go!
Hunnybee — Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Peach — Slothrust
Ballroom — Jack River
In My Feelings — Drake
Shatter Me — Lindsay Stirling
Stock Image — Miya Folick
Don't Miss It — James Blake
City Boy — Calpurnia
Joshua — Dizzy
Motion — Emotional Oranges
How Simple — Hop Along
Me and Michael — MGMT
The Dapper Derp — The True Loves
Little Of Your Love — HAIM
Dying In LA — Panic! At The Disco

July 2018
Champion (ft. Kat Dahlia) — Common Kings
Africa — Weezer
Happy Unhappy — The Beths
Summertime Magic — Childish Gambino
Heartstrings — Kolohe Kai
High Hopes — Panic! At The Disco
Alone (feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don) — Halsey
gb/ol h/nf — oso oso
Nice For What (Fraze Twerk Remix) — Drake
Happy Man — Jungle
O.M.G. (I'm All Over It) — Jenn Champion
Plimsoll Punks (Live for World Cafe) — Alvvays
Better Now — Post Malone
Ulili E — Makua Rothman
Fly (feat. Leah Culver) — Marshmello
Sleep — Hatchie
No Tears Left To Cry — Ariana Grande
We Are Hawaii's Finest — Ekolu
Fast Slow Disco — St. Vincent
Is It Any Wonder — Durand Jones & The Indications
4EVER — Clairo
Under The Sun — Roosevelt
Inherit — SSION
Forest Green — Big Red Machine
Snakes — Deva Mahal
Boomin' In Your Jeep — Crystal Fighters
Sister (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) — Tracey Thorn

May 2018
No Going Back — Yuno
Hunger — Florence + the Machine
Where's My Love (Radio Edit) — SYML
Miracle — CHVRCHES
This Is America — Childish Gambino
Pressure — Flasher
Scary Love — The Neighbourhood
Astronaut — Mansionair
Numb — Meg Myers
Don't Stay — X Ambassadors
Preacher Man — The Driver Era
Dissolve — Absofacto
The Future (with James Vincent McMorrow) — San Holo
Paradise — George Ezra
Bubblin — Anderson .Paak
broken — lovelytheband
Vide Noir — Lord Huron
One Kiss — Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
In My View — Young Fathers
Move — Milo Greene
Inaction — Lean
Wake Up — Loud Forest
Roll (Burbank Funk) — The Internet
lovely (feat. Khalid) — Billie Eilish
Monsters (feat. Ella Boh) — Brother Sundance
All The Stars (feat. SZA) — Kendrick Lamar
You Amaze Me — La Force
Wildest Eyes — Meernaa
Conexão — Amber Mark

March 2018
Sit Next to Me (Stereotypes Remix) — Foster The People
Lottery — Jade Bird
Need You (Original Mix) — Flight Facilities Ft. NÏKA
You Worry Me — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Pray for Me — The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
Tender Love — Meshell Ndegeocello
Stones — Alyeska
Drumsolo — Leyya
Rorschach — Typhoon
Get It (feat. Missy Elliott & Kelly Rowland) — Busta Rhymes
Safari Song — Greta Van Fleet
last girl — soccer mommy
White Flag — Bishop Briggs
What A Time To Be Alive — Superchunk
Fast Car (Radio Edit) — Jonas Blue
Not Today — Mattiel
Mystery of Love — Sufjan Stevens
A Natural — Gord Downie
Came Here for Love (Re-Edit) — Sigala & Ella Eyre
Classics (Die Young) — Roadkill Ghost Choir
The Deconstruction — EELS
Chainsmoking — Jacob Banks
Way With Words — Bahamas

February 2018 Get Out (Original Mix) — Chvrches
Just For Us — Francis And The Lights
The Night We Met — Lord Huron
Sugar — Robin Schulz Feat. Francesco Yates
World Gone Mad — Bastille
Saturdays (Feat. HAIM) — Twin Shadow
My Love — Until The Ribbon Breaks
Queen — Tracey Thorn
How It Feels — Ages and Ages
Young Blood (Stripped) — The Naked And Famous
Fly As I Dare — Shredders
Leave It In My Dreams — The Voidz
Civilian — Wye Oak
After The Storm (Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) — Kali Uchis
Miss You — Born Ruffians
Young lady, you're scaring me — Ron Gallo
My My My! — Troye Sivan
Magazine — Editors
Sober — Lorde
Black Sheep — Metric
Love Lies — Khalid & Normani
Don’t Delete The Kisses — Wolf Alice
Lucky 88 — Speedy Ortiz
Autumn Winds — Pia Fraus

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hummus The Hits: Choice Cuts Volume 16 (2017)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2017's playlists for our sixteenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix.

1. Empires On Fire — BANNERS

This should be the theme song of 2017 — and on, as we continue to do very little to solve our climate change problem. Of course, it could double as an anthem to describe all of the horrible things happening right now under the Trump administration. Our empire is on fire, indeed.

2. Look At What The Light Did Now — Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White

There's something hypnotic and fascinating in the contrast between Matthew E. White's gruff vocals and Flo Morrissey's high-pitched response in their cover of the Little Wings song. I love how Matthew throws to Flo with a simple, "Flo?"

3. Stardust — Ásgeir

This is one where I already loved the light, Icelandic pop of Ásgeir. Add in the video, which seems straight out of a Wes Anderson film, and I love it even more.

4. First Time — Kygo & Ellie Goulding

A deeply personal song by Kygo, as voiced by Ellie Goulding.

5. Bike Dream — Rostam

Great track by Rostam about a complicated love affair, and breaking barriers along the way as he naturally sings about being gay and in love.

6. Never Give Up On Me — MisterWives

Catchy power pop from MisterWives, with a song that should have been a big hit.

7. The Gold — Manchester Orchestra

A beautiful song, and it's all about that harmonic chorus one minute in.

8. Noise Pollution (Feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville) — Portugal. The Man

Everyone was all about Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" this year, but "Noise Pollution" was the much more interesting song — especially the vocals by Zoe Manville and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. This song takes on all the lies and propaganda coming out in the new, polluted environment. A year later, it's only worse.

9. Silence — Marshmello feat. Khalid

Khalid boasts so much soul for a singer so young. Add in Marshmello's signature drops, and this is a killer track.

10. The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness — The National

The National: dad rock at its finest.

11. Good Woman — Jade Bird

Rock on, Jade Bird!

12. Hard to Say Goodbye — Washed Out

The perfect song to simultaneously groove out on and also tap into your inner ennui.

13. Land Of The Free — Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ is a bad ass, and "Land of the Free" is the perfect example of that. "The first step in the change is to take notice/ Realize the real games that they tried to show us/ 300 plus years of them cold shoulders/ Yet 300 million of us still got no focus/ Sorry America, but I will not be your soldier/ Obama just wasn't enough, I just need some more closure/ And Donald Trump is not equipped to take this country over/ Let’s face facts 'cause we know what’s the real motives."

14. So Tied Up (feat. Bishop Briggs) — Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Bishop Briggs go toe-to-toe, and I'm here for it.

15. Solo Si Es Contigo — Bombai feat Bebe

We heard this catchy tune non-stop while driving through Spain over the summer, and it became a must to include on this mix.

16. Ran — Future Islands

Future Islands boasts the best 1980s combined synth/bass/drum sound of 2017.

17. Fool — Fitz and The Tantrums

The Blogger Kid 2.0 couldn'y get enough of this song for a period of time in 2017, and it's not hard to see why: it's boppy, poppy fun.

18. The Game — Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Have a heart like a tangerine!

19. Holding On — The War On Drugs

Hold on to the past, or find a way to move on? The War on Drugs gives us a lot to chew on here.

20. Quiet — MILCK

An anthem for #MeToo and Time's Up, and also for anyone looking to find their voice.

21. May I Have This Dance (Remix) — Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper

Come for Francis and the Lights' Phil Collins/Genesis vibe, mixed with Chance's mellow rap, but stay for their dancing in the video.

22. This Song — RAC

Wrapping up the 2017 Choice Cuts, Rostam's back -- along with the high energy of a RAC mix.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017 Mixes

December 2017

&Run — Sir Sly
So Settled — Vallis Alps
Modern Flame — Emmit Fenn
A Hearing — Slum Sociable
Come Through and Chill (feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi) — Miguel
Glitter (feat. Ambré Perkins) — Keys N Krates
Across The Room (feat. Leon Bridges) — ODESZA
The Times I'm Not There — NE-HI
Gentle Storm — Elbow
Sweet Dreams — Angel Olsen
May I Have This Dance (Remix) — Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper
Pain — The War On Drugs
Ballad of the Dying Man — Father John Misty
Goodbye Soleil — Phoenix
Mercury — Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister
Die Young — Sylvan Esso
The Gold — Manchester Orchestra
Day I Die — The National
Live In The Moment — Portugal. The Man
Crawl — Gabriel Garzon-Montano
On And On — Curtis Harding
Oh Devil (feat. Devin Di Dakta) — Electric Guest

November 2017

Empires On Fire — BANNERS
Bad At Love — Halsey
Done With Love (feat. Herizen) — Absofacto
Silence — Marshmello feat. Khalid
We Stayed up All Night (feat. Ardyn) — Tourist
Up All Night — Beck
Never Give Up On Me — MisterWives
First Time — Kygo & Ellie Goulding
No Roots — Alice Merton
I Know — Bayonne
Strange Feeling — WORLDS
Thunder (Official Remix feat. K. Flay) — Imagine Dragons
Lost Without You — Freya Ridings
Save Me A Place (Bridge & Mountain Remix) — Mono Mind
Burn Out — Robert Francis
Know No Better (feat. Quavo) — Major Lazer
I Was A Fool — Sunflower Bean
Feels Like Summer — Weezer
Quiet — MILCK
Far Away And Blurred — Gord Downie
Outsiders — Au/Ra
Battlecall — Zander Bleck
All The Love — Tundran
Love You Save Me — Cameron Jones
Always Ascending (Edit) — Franz Ferdinand
My Imagination (feat. dvsn) — Majid Jordan

October 2017

Redbone (Clean Radio Edit) — Childish Gambino
Holding On — The War On Drugs
Falling Back (feat. MNDR) — Oliver
Light It Up (Let It Burn) — Pickwick
Weak — Maya Jane Coles
Rainbow City — Cloud Control
Feel It Still — Portugal. The Man
Your Love — Middle Kids
Virtue — Kllo
This Year — Beach Fossils
Anywhere (Live At KCSN) — Passenger
Deadcrush — аlt-J
The World's Smiling Now — Jim James
My Bark Is Your Bite — Blaenavon
Dangerous — The xx
Summer Bummer — Lana Del Rey Feat. A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti
O Caminho (Guy Sigsworth Mix) — Bebel Gilberto
Third of May / Ōdaigahara — Fleet Foxes

September 2017

LMK — Kelela
Porcelain — Shout Out Louds
Adrenaline — BOSCO
Standing In The Middle Of The Field — Cut Copy
Feels (vailot remix) — Calvin Harris Feat Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
Fool — Fitz and The Tantrums
Mourning Sound — Grizzly Bear
Hard to Say Goodbye — Washed Out
We Were Beautiful — Belle and Sebastian
Maria — The Last Bandoleros
Remember Our Love — José James
The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness — The National
Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Higher — Conner Youngblood
Learn to Let Go — IDER
Burn It Down — Daughter
Sleepy Eyes — Elohim & Whethan
We Love (feat. MNDR) — TOKiMONSTA
Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild) — ODESZA
Fluid — Bus Vipers
Midnight — Jessie Ware
Call It Dreaming — Iron & Wine
Preludes — Craig Finn
Summermash '17 — DJ Earworm

August 2017
Fleur de Lys — Phoenix
Lips (feat. Melodownz) — Noah Slee
Good Woman — Jade Bird
Slide — Calvin Harris Feat. Frank Ocean and Migos
Tártaro — Buscabulla
Noise Pollution (Feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville) — Portugal. The Man
Come Be Me — Helado Negro
Tokyo — Dan Croll
Never Been Wrong — Waxahatchee
Angel Fire — Hollie Cook
Shark Smile — Big Thief
I Dare You — The xx
Move — Saint Motel
Dreams Tonite — Alvvays
Lose My Cool — Amber Mark
This Is It — Lo Moon
Just A Little Bit — Thomas Dybdahl
Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd) — Lana Del Rey
All Night — Big Boi
Cassius — Fleet Foxes
Bike Dream — Rostam
Close But Not Quite (Ft. Sampha) — Everything Is Recorded
New York — St. Vincent

July 2017

Hey Ma (Spanish Version) — Pitbull & J Balvin feat. Camila Cabello
Galway Girl — Ed Sheeran
Solo Si Es Contigo — Bombai feat Bebe
Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) — Clean Bandit
Despacito (feat. Luis Fonsi) — Daddy Yankee
It Ain't Me — Kygo feat. Selena Gomez
Me Rehúso — Danny Ocean
Issues — Julia Michaels
Me Enamoré — Shakira
Malibu — Miley Cyrus
Green Light — Lorde
Felices Los 4 — Maluma
Say You Won't Let Go — James Arthur
OK (feat. James Blunt) — Robin Schulz
HUMBLE. (Clean) — Kendrick Lamar
Bailarina — Maldita Nerea
You Don't Know Me ft. RAYE — Jax Jones
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back — Shawn Mendes
Si No Vuelves — Gente de Zona
Swalla (Clean Radio Edit) — Jason Derulo f./Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
Attention — Charlie Puth
Tu Me Obligaste — Antonio Jose & Cali Y El Dandee
Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — DJ Khaled

May 2017

Doing It for the Money — Foster the People
Want You Back — HAIM
Sunroof — courtship.
This Song — RAC
Lights — Ced Linus
Silver — Waxahatchee
Let Me Out — Gorillaz Ft. Mavis Staples & Pusha T
1 Night — Mura Masa Ft. Charli XCX
Sweet — Little Dragon
Cave Birds — J GRGRY
Percolator — Charly Bliss
Pen to Paper — Brother Ali
Fire — Beth Ditto
Where's My Love — SYML
Bout You — VÉRITÉ
Cave (Live on Later… with Jools Holland) — Future Islands
Hyperreal — Flume feat. Kucka
Oh Woman Oh Man — London Grammar
Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE and Mansionair) — ODESZA
Arabian Heights — Afghan Whigs
Freight Trane — Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane

March 2017

Something Just Like This — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Stardust — Ásgeir
Human — Rag'n'Bone Man
Wake Up — Chastity Brown
Stay — Zedd and Alessia Cara
My Emotions Are Blinding — Tennis
Shape Of You (James Carter x Levi Remix) — Ed Sheeran
Witness (feat. Mavis Staples) — Benjamin Booker
So Tied Up (feat. Bishop Briggs) — Cold War Kids
True — Jacques Greene
5 Flucloxacillin — Los Campesinos!
I Feel It Coming (Cosmic Dawn Edit) — The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Into The Ether — Leif Vollebekk
Do It Again — Lady Wray
Chained To The Rhythm (Joe Maz Extended Remix) — Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley
Last Kiss — Minus The Bear
Patient Zero — Aimee Mann
Freedom Is Free — Chicano Batman
Moving As One — LOYAL
Magnificent (She Says) — Elbow
Sirens of Jupiter — The Olympians
Beachwood Canyon — Jem

February 2017

Phase Me Out — VÉRITÉ
Hot Thoughts — Spoon
No Promises — San Fermin
I Dont Ever Wanna Leave California — Allison Crutchfield
Where's the Revolution — Depeche Mode
I like Orange Juice — PIKOTARO
The Game — Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Louisville — Matt Pond PA
Paradise — ANOHNI
Keep Running — Tei Shi
Told You I'd Be With The Guys — Cherry Glazerr
Land Of The Free — Joey Bada$$
Telephone — Sinkane
Say Something Loving — The xx
Directions (feat. Joseph) — Nahko and Medicine for the People
Look At What The Light Did Now — Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White
Have Some Love — Childish Gambino
Get Along — New Venusians
Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins) — Thundercat
Buck — Sisters
Ran — Future Islands
Why? — Rudy Willingham
Bet She Looks Like You — Nick Hakim
Familiar — Agnes Obel

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Right Back Sriracha: Choice Cuts Volume 15 (2016)

In no particular order, I've selected the favorite tracks from 2016's playlists for our fifteenth annual Choice Cuts end-of-year mix.

1. "Never Going Back" -- Caveman Kicked off this year's Choice Cuts mix with a catchy tune by Brooklyn-based Caveman. "Never Going Back," the lead single from their third album, "Otero War," has been accused of sounding too much like War On Drugs' 2014 track "Red Eyes." But I think it sounds just fine on its own.

2. "Rising Water" -- James Vincent McMorrow
Powerful song made even more profound by this video. From McMorrow's third album, "We Move."

3. "Fountain Of Youth" -- Local Natives
"We can do whatever we want!" our local natives, Local Natives, sing. Great performance here, recorded at KCRW's basement studios.

4. "Blood On Me" -- Sampha
Off his new album "Process," U.K. artist Sampha weaves a story of paranoia and action in this complex tune.

5. "Here in Spirit" -- Jim James
A song for our times. Jim James' "Here in Spirit" evokes the Black Lives Matter movement in this video (shot in downtown Los Angeles), but the song also speaks to the power of resistance, and needing to speak up in a time where injustice is all around us:

If you don't speak out
We can't hear it

6. "Conrad" -- SOHN
"I can feel it coming, we can never go back... we're dinosaurs living in denial." Powerful, catchy and thoughtful. A song that alludes to climate change, and one that should haunt you.

7. "Best to You" (feat. Empress Of) --  Blood Orange
Dev Hynes -- the artist known as Blood Orange -- has become a favorite, and he's landed past tracks on my end of year "Choice Cuts" compilation. This year, he hands most of the vocals to Empress Of, and comes back with the marvelous "Best to You."

8. "Mountain At My Gates" --  Foals
This song and video actually came out in 2015, but I only discovered it until 2016 -- and it was enough of a memorable experience to end the year here.

9. "Your Best American Girl" --  Mitski One of my favorite moments in any of this year's Choice Cuts tracks is when Mitski lets it rip on the guitar, midway through this track. She doesn't need to conform to any of your closed-minded expectations!

10. "The Outsiders" --  Kweku Collins
Hailing from Evanston, Kweku Collins is a young talent to keep an eye on. A deeply personal track of discovery as he works his way up in the world -- and killer references to "The Outsiders," the novel. Stay golden.

11. "Adventure of a Lifetime" -- Coldplay
Another elaborate Coldplay video (this one using motion capture) that the Blogger Boys fell in love with. Evan became a huge Coldplay fan in recent years, and I even took him to his first major concert (Coldplay at the Rose Bowl) this summer -- so I had to include this one!

12. "I Have Been to the Mountain" -- Kevin Morby
The video doesn't really do it justice, but Morby's "I Have Been to the Mountain" was inspired by the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. "And have you heard the sound/ Of a man stop breathing, pleading?"

13. "Go! (Original Mix)" -- M83 feat. Mai Lan
French singer Mai Lan and guitar legend Steve Vai add the necessary touches to yet another 80s-inspired track from M83.

14. "On Hold" -- The xx
Mix together The xx's signature melancholy with a looped sample from Hall & Oates... add in a moody music video shot in Marfa, Texas... and "On Hold" is pop perfection.

15. "Peace Of What" -- RJD2
From those opening strings to the power of singer Jordan Brown, "Piece of What" has something to say.

16. "Pink + White" (Ft. Beyonce) --  Frank Ocean
Off Frank Ocean's album "Blonde," this song about lost love features a very subtle contribution by Queen Bey.

17. "Every Songbird Says" -- Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop
Songwriters Sam Beam (the man behind Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop collaborated on their album "Love Letter for Fire," which features this gem.

18. "Powerful" (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) -- Major Lazer
Put together two strong voices like Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley, and how could you not call this track "Powerful." Another song that was actually released in 2015, but it became a frequent listen for me in 2016.

19. "What If I Go" -- Mura Masa
British electronic music producer Alex Crossan, who performs as Mura Masa, pulls off a jam featuring Bonzai on vocals.

20. "Worry" (feat. Anderson .Paak) -- Jack Garratt
I'm regretting not putting a separate track by Anderson .Paak on this mix, but I just ran out of room. A compromise: This collaboration between Garratt and .Paak is fire. Above, they perform it live for MTV.

21. "I Need A Forest Fire" (feat. Bon Iver) -- James Blake
The appropriate way to end a 2016 mix: The quiet storm of James Blake and Bon Iver. Burn it all down.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Mixes

December 2016

Get Up — Nick Grant Ft. Watch The Duck
Somebody Else — The 1975
I Have Been to the Mountain — Kevin Morby
Younger (Kygo Remix) — Seinabo Sey
Am I Wrong — Anderson .Paak Feat. ScHoolboy Q
Unsteady — X Ambassadors
Blood On Me — Sampha
Nobody Dies — Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Anyway — Huntar
Ketamine For Breakfast — Kate Tempest
A 1000 Times — Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam
Tremors — Sohn
Earth Is The Loneliest Planet — Morrissey
In Common — Alicia Keys
The Killing Season — A Tribe Called Quest Ft. Talib Kweli
Been To The Moon — Corinne Bailey Rae
Timmy's Prayer — Sampha
The Dreamer — Anderson .Paak Feat. Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir
Hadron Collider — Blood Orange & Nelly Furtado
Don't Need To Be Them — The Sun Days
Fool — Frankie Cosmos
Butter — Leyya

November 2016

Come Down — Anderson Paak Ft. T.I.
Keep It Moving — Alex Newell
We the People.... — A Tribe Called Quest
Perfect Illusion — Lady Gaga
Your Best American Girl — Mitski
Sorry — Beyoncé
Voices in My Head — Bob Mould
Drone Bomb Me — Anhoni
Ivy — Frank Ocean
Night Swimming — Tacocat
Cranes In The Sky — Solange
One Dance (Ft. Wizkid & Kyla) — Drake
Un Par De Lugares (A Couple of Places) — Café Tacvba
Low Life — X Ambassadors Feat. Jamie N Commons
Studio 54 — Eloïse
I Don't Want to Be Funny Anymore — Lucy Dacus
Mystery — Boxed In
Still — Seinabo Sey
Slash/Burn — Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Green Aphrodisiac — Corinne Bailey Rae

October 2016

Stitches — My Little Jeans
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
On Hold — The xx
Pink + White Ft. Beyonce — Frank Ocean
Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) — The Weeknd
Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) [feat. Q-Tip] — Solange
Everything Is Happening Today — Flock of Dimes
Cruel World — Phantogram
Shadowboxing — Boxed In
Florida — The Range
Bourbon — Gallant
Can't Stop the Feeling (Dunisco Ft. JeyJeySax Remix) — Justin Timberlake
Not Above Love — AlunaGeorge
4 Degrees — ANOHNI
You Remain — Kungs
Nurse Ratched — CherryGlazerr
Conrad — SOHN
U'Huh — Sinkane
Youth — Glass Animals
Scars to Your Beautiful (Joe Morgan Remix) — Alessia Cara
My Way (feat. Ariana Grande) — Calvin Harris

September 2016

Closer (feat. Jennie A.) — Lemaitre
Dean's Room — Allison Crutchfield
High And Low — Empire of the Sun
Cool Girl (Vana Remix) — Tove Lo
Not Easy (feat. X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa) — Alex Da Kid
I Stay Ready — Cody ChesnuTT
Colors — Halsey
Bleeding Heart — regina spektor
Here in Spirit — Jim James
This Girl — Kung VS Cookin on 3 Burners
New Song — Warpaint
Sweep Me Off My Feet — Pond
Lovesick F (feat. Bonzai) — Mura Masa
33 GOD — Bon Iver
I Can Only Stare — Sleigh Bells
Edge of Town — Middle Kids
The Outsiders — Kweku Collins
Coastal California, 1985 — Math and Physics Club
Tape Machine — STRFKR
Cheap Thrills — Sia
New Person, Same Old Mistakes — Tame Impala

August 2016

Got the Love (feat. Jennifer Hartswick) — Big Gigantic
Wish I Knew You — The Revivalists
Spirits — The Strumbellas
Devotion — Savoir Adore
Pray (Empty Gun) — Bishop Briggs
Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) (Remix) — Major Lazer
Sad Song (feat. Elena Coats) — We The Kings
Kid Who Stays In The Picture — Hot Hot Heat
Lost Youth / Lost You — How To Dress Well
Closer (Original Mix) — The Chainsmokers
Beat Silent Need — Júníus Meyvant
Shelter (Original Mix) — Porter Robinson & Madeon
Plastic Plant — Three Oh Sees
You Don't Get Me High Anymore — Phantogram
Fountain Of Youth — Local Natives
Give Me Something to Love — Kid Runner
Telepathic Lover — Crocodiles
California Bride — Rogue Wave
Drawn — De La Soul Ft. Little Dragon

July 2016

Life Or Just Living — Caveman
Found — Seramic
Giant — Banks & Steelz
First World Problems — Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Alaska — Maggie Rogers
This Is What You Came For — Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
Crazy for You — Michael Franti & Spearhead
Rising Water — James Vincent McMorrow
OBLIVIUS [Radio Edit] — The Strokes
Best to You (feat. Empress Of) — Blood Orange
Villainy — Local Natives
Guru — Coast Modern
Walk Right Back — Jamie Lidell
Um Chagga Lagga — Pixies
I Took a Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) — Mike Posner
Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West — Francis and the Lights
Shaky Ground — Freedom Fry
Hang Me Out To Dry (with Robyn) — Metronomy
1973 — Beth Orton
The Noisy Eater (feat. Biz Markie & Jean-Michel Bernard) — The Avalanches
A Life Worth Living (feat. U-Roy and Alice Russell) — Quantic
Cada Dia Es Domingo — Mexrrissey

May 2016

Human — Caveman
What If I Go — Mura Masa
Go! (Original Mix) — M83 feat. Mai Lan
Past Lives — Local Natives
Someone That Loves You — HONNE & Izzy Bizu
Balloon — Muncie Girls
i hate u, i love u (feat. olivia o'brien) — gnash
Say It feat. Tove Lo (Built On Water Remix) — Flume
Out of Control — Lush
HandClap — Fitz and The Tantrums
Rings — Aesop Rock
Together (Ft. AlunaGeorge & GoldLink) — Kaytranada
Execution — ANOHNI
Up&Up — Coldplay
Lose It — Oh Wonder
Gonna Die Alone (Beats1 World First) — Hanni El Khatib
Every Songbird Says — Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop
Bloodline — White Sea
Sunset — Tangerine
Waiting — Vök
Changes — Charles Bradley
I Need A Forest Fire (feat. Justin Vernon) — James Blake

April 2016

Life of Pause — Wild Nothing
Guilty of Love — Unloved
Hold Me Closer — Yuck
Surprise Yourself — Jack Garratt
Sweetest Girl — Eleanor Friedberger
Say a Prayer For Me (Mazde remix) — RUFUS DU SOL
Wild Horses — Bishop Briggs
Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) — Major Lazer
Your Life in the End — Prince Rama
Doing It To Death (Official Video) — The Kills
Places To Go — Yuna
Waves (RAC Remix) — Miguel
The Little Things (ft. Angela McCluskey) — Big Gigantic
Way Down We Go — Kaleo
Past Lives — BØRNS
Mountain At My Gates — Foals
Can I (Tez Cadey Remix) — Alina Baraz & Galimatias
The Trouble With Us — Marcus Marr x Chet Faker
Bang My Head (CDQ) — David Guetta Ft. Sia & Fetty Wap
Outside — Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

March 2016

Fire and the Flood — Vance Joy
River — Bishop Briggs
When a Woman Is Around — Unloved
Worry (feat. Anderson .Paak) — Jack Garratt
Hymn For The Weekend — Coldplay (ft. Beyonce)
As I Walk Away — Yuck
Melting Block — Poliça
Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) — Flume
TV Queen — Wild Nothing
Ablaze — School Of Seven Bells
Holda You (I'm Psycho) — White Denim
Part One - Hey, No Pressure — Ray LaMontagne
Do It, Try It (Audio) — M83
What You Talking About — Peter Bjorn and John
Magnets — Disclosure ft. Lorde
untitled 03 l 05.28.2013. — Kendrick Lamar
QACHINA — Damien Jurado
He Didn't Mention His Mother — Eleanor Friedberger
Better Strange — James Supercave
Lean On (Original Mix) — Major Lazer x DJ Snake feat. MØ
Hypnotised — RÜFÜS
Netflix And Poptarts — Netflix and Poptarts

February 2016

Adventure of a Lifetime — Coldplay
Peace Of What — RJD2
Genghis Khan — Miike Snow
Love Is Blind — Låpsley
Bamboo — Hinds
Absolutely — Ra Ra Riot
Celebrate — Anderson Paak
Corvette — Shannon and the Clams
Man Without Shadow — Breakbot
Keep Me Around — Turin Brakes
Dopamine — DIIV
Lost Weekend — Pete Yorn
Never Going Back — Caveman
Tearing Me Up — Bob Moses
Be Apart — Porches
I'm in Control (feat. Popcaan) — AlunaGeorge
Every Night You've Got to Save Me — Mass Gothic
Deadstream — Jim-E Stack
Keep On Keepin On — Bleached
Wedding — POLIÇA
Moments (feat. Leo Stannard) — Kidnap Kid