2012 may have ended on a down-note, but the past four months have been a deluge of traveling, partying, working… And compiling this mix* to optimize your early-summer evenings.
And so, The Mixtape, Vol. II would like to thank Mardi Gras, Detroit, Spring Breakers, old friends, new tattoos, Montreal, new jobs, RiFF RaFF, Camo Christ, Orlando, paraphernalia, new friends, Austin, Pavel Datsyuk, White Castle, Transformers, boat shoes and Oberon for inspiring all the sounds you hear above. 
* Best enjoyed whilst inebriated.
Tracklist:
01. Hucci - Swerve02. Rustie - Slasherr 03. Riff Raff - Goin’ Hamilton04. Salva - Drop That B 05. Gucci Mane - Frowny Face (Emynd Remix) 06. Hudson Mohawke - Cbat 07. Bwana - Baby Let Me Finish 08. Drake - Started from the Bottom 09. ETC!ETC! & Brillz - New Jack Swoop  10. A$AP Rocky - Pretty Flacko  11. Mister Lies - Hounded  12. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) [feat. Jay-Z]  13. Cashmere Cat - Aurora  14. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)  15. Drake - Over (dJ eSenTRiK Remix)  16. Shlohmo - Bo Peep (Do U Right) [feat. Jeremih]  17. Walter Ego - Baby Benz  18. Jacques Greene - Another Girl  19. Shlohmo - Later
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2012 may have ended on a down-note, but the past four months have been a deluge of traveling, partying, working… And compiling this mix* to optimize your early-summer evenings.

And so, The Mixtape, Vol. II would like to thank Mardi Gras, Detroit, Spring Breakers, old friends, new tattoos, Montreal, new jobs, RiFF RaFF, Camo Christ, Orlando, paraphernalia, new friends, Austin, Pavel Datsyuk, White Castle, Transformers, boat shoes and Oberon for inspiring all the sounds you hear above. 

* Best enjoyed whilst inebriated.

Tracklist:

01. Hucci - Swerve
02. Rustie - Slasherr
03. Riff Raff - Goin’ Hamilton
04. Salva - Drop That B
05. Gucci Mane - Frowny Face (Emynd Remix)
06. Hudson Mohawke - Cbat
07. Bwana - Baby Let Me Finish
08. Drake - Started from the Bottom
09. ETC!ETC! & Brillz - New Jack Swoop
10. A$AP Rocky - Pretty Flacko
11. Mister Lies - Hounded
12. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) [feat. Jay-Z]
13. Cashmere Cat - Aurora
14. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
15. Drake - Over (dJ eSenTRiK Remix)
16. Shlohmo - Bo Peep (Do U Right) [feat. Jeremih]
17. Walter Ego - Baby Benz
18. Jacques Greene - Another Girl
19. Shlohmo - Later

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MP3s: Airhead - “Wait” & “Pyramid” Singles

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Like anyone else with their finger seemingly on the pulse of emerging UK producers, I first heard Airhead (née Robert McAndrews) when I tracked down his collaborative 12” with James Blake, Pembroke. That dropped back in 2010 and McAndrews’s been quiet—save a compilation contribution—until this year when he released two very fine singles, Wait and Pyramid.

Both “Wait” and “South Congress” actually share some DNA with Blake’s R&S Records releases: down-tempo, chopped, spacey. Toying with atmosphere more than anything, the 12” sits at home in a playlist cozied up next to Mount Kimbe and Shlohmo.

"Pyramid" and "Black Ink" on the other hand are pretty significant departures from dubstep’s school of minimalism. Here, McAndrews flexes some maximalist muscle, akin to Lone or Hudson Mohawke, even Ital’s experimental side.

I’m throwing a lot of comparative names around and clearly McAndrews is one small part of a larger scene; with only five officially released solo tracks to this moniker, he’s hard to dissect. That said, there’s magnetism in these singles. Put me down for more.

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Airhead - South Congress
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