Monday, July 25, 2016

Monthly Mix #17: July 2016

July 2016:
Mixing in some old in with the new.  July's been a slow release month.

1. Cookies - "Go Back"
July 17 was Cookies Day.  Remember when I talked to Ben Sterling about it?

2. Emily King - "Focus"
This new single ensures your standard edition of The Switch is due for an upgrade to the deluxe.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Midnight Rider"
Sharon & the Dap-Kings take this Allman Brothers classic for a spin. 

Son Lux feat. Hanna Benn - "You Don't Own Me"
A remake of his "You Don't Know Me," this time with marching band instrumentation. 

5. The Game feat. Anderson Paak & Sonyae - "Crenshaw/80s & Cocaine"
I've basically been listening to only Anderson Paak for the past month.  I put him on last month's mix though, so this is just an excuse to squeeze him back in on a technicality.  The Game has definitely had stronger verses (How many times can you rhyme the n-word with itself?), but I love that blaxploitation soundtrack funk.

Francis & the Lights feat. Bon Iver - "Friends"
Good to hear from Bon Iver again. 

Daryl Hall & John Oates - "She's Gone"
I saw Oates & Hall at PNC Bank Arts Center this month, so they've been on heavy rotation.  Did you know that John Oates hates that people call the band Hall & Oates?  In an interview with Esquire, he said, "There isn't one album that says Hall & Oates.  It's always Daryl Hall & John Oates.  From the very beginning.  People never note that.  The idea of 'Hall & Oates,' this two-headed monster, this thing, is not anything we've ever wanted or liked."

Esmé Patterson - "Feel Right"
An exceptional vocal performance.

Tokyo Police Club - "Not My Girl"
TPC are such a fun band to listen to in the summer. 

Floating Action - "Don't Stop Loving Me Now"
This has been on my list to include since the beginning of the year, but I didn't find the right spot for it until now. Lo-fi reggae vibes.

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