I recently started doing “freelance graphic design” work (in quotes because what). Part of me hates it. Selling stuff that you make is an odd business and perhaps an even odder reason to call a mixtape Voyeurism. As soon as money is involved, people are suddenly interested in your process and want to overlook your creative reaches. I’ll be the first to admit that I make horrible covers all the time, but I know that and put pressure on myself to improve. Added, exterior pressure is completely unnecessary.
I promise this mix isn’t as self-involved as its title. It includes a super fun Snoop Dogg/Oliver Tank mash-up made by Oliver, a solo track by Yeezus producer Arca, an interlude by one of my favorite beatmakers Ta-ku, the best song from Observer Drift‘s free album, a hilariously out of place Death Grips song, and the most hardcore closing tracks of all time. Voyeurism is a freakin’ adventure.
- Wise Blood – Alarm
- Oliver Tank – Drop It Like It’s Beautiful
- Arca – Love You in Chains
- Ramsay Almighty – Vampire
- Ta-ku – Chop
- SAFE – Normal Needs
- Ang Low – Life Goes Down
- Sleeping At Last – You Are Enough
- TV Girl – My Girlfriend
- Observer Drift – Binary Love
- Black Moth Super Rainbow – Old Yes
- Death Grips – Bitch Please
- GROUPLOVE – Ways to Go
- Bipolar Sunshine – Blossom
- Raleigh Ritchie – A Moor
- Jack Magma – SuperPowers
- Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
- Young Fathers – I Heard
Sometimes we live too fast as it seems, we don’t even look around
I think I was one of the first people in the world to hear Jack Magma‘s new single. Not because I got it early or anything, I just happened to be on SoundCloud the minute he released it. But see, I listen to so much music; it takes me maybe 10 seconds to determine whether I download the song or not. Well in this particular 10 seconds, I made a mistake (which I probably do a lot). I didn’t “get” the song. But luckily the download was so accessible and Jack’s debut single “Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?” showed so much potential that I copped the download and placed it carefully in the endless upcoming Tape Tuesday playlist. Since then, it has been getting heavy play in my library and is just a highly ambitious, Prince-esque 6-minute escape that shows a completely different side of this young artist. So in conclusion, I beg you to reserve judgement on first listen, as this one could be a grower for you like it was for me.
P.S. This song in a lot of ways reminds me of my friendship with Jordan, which gets weirder but also better as time passes. Recently, I asked him if I would be the offspring of his girlfriend, who I affectionately call “K8,” and himself. He said yes. And I said I am “ready to be an uncle to your Arjuniors.”
Sorry for telling you that. Download the track here.
I have always been fascinated with music that sounds happy but contains sad lyrics, so I wanted that to be a theme of this mixtape. I also wanted this to be a good hangover tape after NYE, so enjoy.
P.S. Andrew Joslyn from track 14 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s violin player.
P.P.S. “Stay Close” by Flume is the official Tape Tuesday theme song.
I made a mixtape with all the songs that you hate
- San Cisco – Beach
- Urban Cone – Kings & Queens
- The Airplanes – A Summer Daydream, Part I
- Boy Kid Cloud – I Would Die for You (Prince Cover)
- Ray Bradbury – The Last Night of the World Interlude (Read by RM)
- Jack Magma – Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?
- Loon Lake – Cherry Lips
- Set Sail – Kids
- Kwes. – Rollerblades
- Leapling – Seventeen
- Carousel – Stay Awake
- Thief Urban – Closer
- Sebastian Lind – Never Let Go
- Kris Orlowski & Andrew Joslyn – All My People
- Khushi – Seven Years Old
- Freelance Whales – Aeolus
- Brolin – Another Year
- Conner Youngblood – I Gotta Feeling
- Flume – Stay Close
- Bondax – Gold
‘Cause gold is not enough, she’s a diamond, I’m the rough
Jack Magma’s debut single is a riot. From start to finish, this song is WEIRD, but throughout the weirdness, there is a simple underlying concept. “Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?” is filled with pleading lyrics (really, see below) and some tasteful, POP ETC-esque use of autotune. It is an experimental electronic R&B song that works and is the first release from Jack’s An Electric Purple EP, which will drop early next year. Cop a high-quality download of “Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?” here.
Baby, why you think that it’s a joke? You make me want to grab your neck and choke, and I don’t even think I can do that, cause I don’t know where you’re at.
[via Pigeons and Planes]