Toro y Moi: drip bounce _ 7_24_18

From Toro y Moi’s lo-fi mixtape Soul Trash (which initially debuted as raw files on Dropbox), “drip bounce _ 7_24_18” fuses bluesy guitar with textural drums and vulnerable vocals. While clearly recognizable as Tor y Moi (aka Chaz Bear), the song feels like the beginning of something—the title perhaps offering insight into future tracks or versions. While the tune and Bear’s vocals are laidback and …

TEREZA: BADUOLOGY

German DJ TEREZA celebrated the queen Erykah Badu’s birthday yesterday by sharing a mixtape of the singer/songwriter/musician’s music. The one hour mix, called BADUOLOGY, features songs that she’s sampled, as well as skits and tracks she’s featured on—for example, right after “Love of My Life Worldwide”(which features Queen Latifah, Bahamadia and Angie Stone) comes the track sampled, “Funk You Up” by The Sequence. With a …

Peanut Butter Wolf: RIP 2016

On the first day of 2017, Peanut Butter Wolf (aka Chris Manak, the founder of Stones Throw Records) began releasing his RIP 2016 mixtape in parts. Just a few moments ago, Part 3 appeared on Soundcloud and—like the previous mixes—it commemorates well-known and obscure musicians that the world lost last year. The creative, tender mixtape is a genuine tribute to the likes of Phife Dawg; …