Mixtape : MCHL JKSN : The Fall Vol.1

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Vancouver DJ/producer MCHL JKSN floated to our inbox’s this pretty great mixtape in his first installment in his brand new mixtape series he is dubbing Rhythm iN Black. Titled The Fall Vol. 1, it features the best in the new wave of R&B music hitting our ears of late. Ghost Loft, Drake, The Weeknd, BANKS, NYLO, and so much more are represented on this mix. The full tracklisting is below along with a stream and free download.

Ghost Loft – So High 

Joel Compass – Fucked Up

Drake – Say Something (Stwo Remix)

Laura Mvula – She (Robin Hannibal (Quadron/Rhye) Rework)

Bon Hiver – Skinny Love (Silent Rider Cover/Rework)

::M∆DE::IN::HEIGHTS:: – Wildflowers (Exhale Efreet) 

BANKS – Warm Water

Drake – Hold on We’re Goin Home

Hayden James – Embrace

Teedra Moses – Be your girl (Kaytranada Edition)

The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Pharrell remix)

Shlohmo ft Jeremih – Bo Peep
 – Someone Like You
Tink Ft. How to Dress Well – Can I

Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back

Talwst – L
onely Guy
SPZRKT – Never Lied

Sundays – Delicate 

Elli Ingram – Poetic Justice (Prod. Felix Joseph & Rudi Redz)

MOKB Exclusive Mix : Danger Village : Labor Day 2013

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Our PR pals over at Danger Village were lovely enough to thoughtfully put together and offer us their Labor Day 2013 mix to soundtrack our upcoming weekend. Spanning 12-tracks and approximately 45 minutes, the mix combines several different genres that will be perfect if you want to relax by the pool or shake your ass. You can find the full tracklist below along with some notes on each song from DV owner Beth Martinez.

On a sidenote, if you want to get familiar with some of the best up and coming artists, head over the the Danger Village website and check out their roster. It includes the likes of Say Lou Lou, Seapony, MØ, and so much more.

1. Sailor & I – “Tough Love”
I fell in love with Sailor & I the first time I heard this song a few months ago. I’m so impressed by how the strings tell the story while the message is driven home through the repetitive lyrics.
2. Banks – “Waiting Game” (Prod. by SOHN)
You may be aware of my obsession with SOHN and Banks from my inclusion of both in my February mix, so seeing their collaboration was like something culled from my dreams- and it does not disappoint. Their collaboration of emphatic melancholic emotion creates starbursts of magic.
3. Ofei – “London”Ofei combines pseudo gospel choruses with intense wailing vocals to create something a bit off-putting, which makes it all the more compelling. This song could be quite divisive, which often makes for the best music.
4. Pojke – “She Moves Through the Air”
I love the quirkiness of the various characters in this song held up by the extremely lush layering. It’s like a roller-coaster of joy pillow clouds bordered by little bouncing animals holding singing twisted lollipops.
5. Kill J – “Phoenix”
I don’t know how J makes that fluttery sound with her voice but man that’s a cool sound. I’d place money that you’ll be hearing a lot about Kill J in 2014.
6. Xenia Kriisin – “Firearms”
Like a firework with a long fuse, this song has a sloooooowwwwww build. But it’s worth it when it explodes.
7. Pale – “Too Much”
I love that this sounds like it could be a part of The Crying Game soundtrack.
8. Sam Smith – “Safe With Me”
Sam Smith saw a lot of attention after his guest vocals on Disclosure’s “Latch” last fall. It appears he’s now found some new people to team up with that produce an equally dominating sound.
9. Kite String Tangle – “Given the Chance”
This is pretty much along the lines of the music I’ve loved this year. Excellent and interesting production combined with melodies that instantly feel familiar makes for an end of summer hit jam.
10. Chloe Howl – “Rumor”
This song keeps coming up for me on Soundcloud discovery and then is stuck in my head all day. I love Chloe’s voice and the irresistible chorus.
11. John Newman – “Cheating”
This has to be one of the most gloriously joyful songs about cheating since “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”
12. Felix Snow – “This Pool Party Feels Like a Funeral”
Perfect song for the end of summer haunted pool parties you’re going to this Labor Day weekend and for the end of this mix. I hope everyone had a great summer; we’re looking forward to seeing you all this fall!

Mixtape : Mayer Hawthorne : Soul With A Hole Vol. 1

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It is completely obvious to anyone who has listened to a Mayer Hawthorne record that his sound is highly indebted in soul acts of yesteryear. To shine a little glow on some of those acts, Hawthorne has put together an hourlong mix titled Soul With A Hole Vol. 1 all mixed from the original vinyl. As the title might indicate, these are songs dealing in love and heartbreak. It is a great listen for those looking to educate themselves in the history of soul music. Stream and download it below.

1. Donald Jenkins And The Delighters “Music Revolution”
2. Otis Leavill “I Need You”
3. Erroll Gaye And The Imaginations “You Dont Want My Love”
4. Billy Harner “Fool Me”
5. Continental Four “How Can I Pretend”
6. The Tenth Dymentions “My Love For You Is Growing Wild”
7. JJ And G “Thats What I Get (For Loving You)”
8. Brothers Of Soul “A Lifetime”
9. Wes Wells And The Steelers “It Must Be Love”
10. Frankie Karl And The Dreams “Dont Be Afraid (Do As I Say)”
11. Four Mints “Row-Row-Row My Boat”
12. The Dynamic Tints “Be My Lady”
13. Final Decisions “Keep On Walking”
14. Dee Dee Warwick “Its Not Fair”
15. Carl Carlton “Dont Walk Away”
16. Sly, Slick And Wicked “Sho Nuff”
17. Jimmy (Soul) Clark “If I Only Knew Then (What I Know Now)”
18. The Original Breed “The Prophet”
19. The Prime Ministers “I Dont Know No More”
20. Deon Jackson “All On A Sunny Day”
21. The Marvelettes “As Long As I Know Hes Mine”
22. The Admirations “Don’t Leave Me”
23. The Toys “Whats Wrong With Me Baby”
24. The Ordells “Sippin A Cup Of Coffee”

Mixtape : The Hood Internet : The Mixtape Volume Seven

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Our favorite mashup duo, Chicago’s The Hood Internet, are back with a new mixtape simply titled The Mixtape Volume Seven. This one goes 25-tracks deep and featured inspired pairings such as 2 Chainz with STRFKR and Action Bronson with Tame Impala. If you are looking for something to play at your next party and are too lazy to put together your own mix, this is your answer. Stream and download it below.

1. King Louie x Divine Fits | Val Get Worse
2. A$AP Rocky x Purity Ring | Pesobedear
3. Azealia Banks x YACHT | 212-PARADISE
4. Future x Van She x Robotaki | Turn On The Happiness
5. Trinidad James x Madeon | All Gold Shuriken
6. Ca$h Out x Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs | Cashin’ Goods
7. Juicy J x Black Moth Super Rainbow | Gangz A Make Her Dance
8. B.o.B x T.I. x Juicy J x Crystal Castles | Still In These Eyes
9. Katie Got Bandz x Santigold x The 2 Bears | Disparate Bandz
10. Chance The Rapper x Girl Unit | Double Talm
11. Big KRIT x Juvenile x Passion Pit | I’ll Be Country
12. BBU x Annie Hart x Clams Casino | Won’t Fuck Us Over 2.0
13. Future x T.I. x Clicks & Whistles | Magic Adventure
14. Usher x Rick Ross x Santigold | See Youth
15. Jay-Z x Kanye West x TNGHT | Goooo In Paris
16. Waka Flocka Flame x Twin Shadow | Five Seconds Don’t Care
17. Action Bronson x Tame Impala | Get Off The Zeppelin
18. Mobb Deep x Melé | Shook Bolts Pt. II
19. 2 Chainz x STRFKR | While I’m Different
20. Danny Brown x Dirty Projectors | Grown Up Has No Trigger
21. Aesop Rock x Ohama x J.Rocc | Zero Drum Thirty
22. Drake x Lil Wayne x Kavinsky | Mottovision
23. Justin Timberlake x Jay-Z x Daft Punk | Lucky Suit
24. Purity Ring x Frank Ocean | Pyramidspeak
25. Robyn x Frank Ocean | Dancing On My Pyramids

Download : LE1F : Fly Zone Mixtape

NYC hip-hop artist Le1f released his new Fly Zone mixtape this week through his label Greedhead x Camp & Street. The tape features collaborations with Spank Rock, Haleek Maul, Kitty Pryde, SAFE, Don Jones, & Rahel. Stream and download it below.

Download: LE1F – FLy Zone Mixtape

Download : Moose Records : Moose Tape #1

Moose Records is the new vinyl and digital label created by Parisian producer/artists Andrea and Julia Losfelt. To christen the new label, they put together a compilation or sample of songs from several of their artists that will be releasing music through the labe this year. It is a fantasic roster that includes up-and-comers like Dream Koala, Atu, Catching Flies, Bear//Face, and much more. You can stream and download it for free below.

Download : Jay-Z x 9th Wonder : Black American Gangster

Durham, NC Producer 9th Wonder released a remix album of Jay-Z’s tenth studio album and 2007 release American Gangster. Black American Gangster is available now for free download (link below) and you would be doing yourself a favor if you grab this one before it gets taken down from the internet, as so many remix album of this nature do. You can also stream it below.

Download: Jay-Z x 9th Wonder – Black American Gangster

Mixtape : Sufjan Stevens : Chopped & Scrooged

Sufjan Steven’s really loves him some Christmas. In addition to the just released Christmas themed box set Silver & Gold, he just put out this amazing new mixtape recruiting the likes of Heems, The Pro Letarians, Kitty Pryde, Nicky Da B, Busdriver, and many more. Production on it was done by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, Fol Chen, and Son Lux. You can stream the tape below and download it here.

For those of you in Indianapolis, the MOKB PresentsSufjan Steven’s Christmas Sing-a-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Pageant On Ice this Friday has been moved from Deluxe to the much larger Egyption Room at Old National Centre. So if you missed out on tickets when the original venue sold out, there are more available now. Find the full details for that show here.