Episode 34 not only features a bunch of great songs, but it is also the 2nd time I've made a mix that has included Benjamin Shaw and Mos Def on it. I'm pretty sure I am the only person who has ever done that unlikely combination even once (here's the other time). And in the wide spectrum of sound that exists between those 2 artists, you'll find gems from Breathe Owl Breathe, Esme Patterson, Cosmo Sheldrake, Ruspo, Bastard Mountain, and a bunch more (including a track from the latest DIYtrotter Session, which you can download for free)
I'd tell you more about the episode, but it'd be easier for both of us if you just hit that play button and let the tunes do the rest of the talking.
If you like what you hear, it'd be really great if you could hit those Heart & Share buttons, as well as pass this show around on Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and to anyone you may know that has the same fine taste in music as you. And don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, as you can download all episodes there for free (this one will be up later in the week). Cheers!
EPISODE 034 - TRACK LISTING
(00:00:25) Breathe Owl Breathe - House Of Gold | (00:04:26) Ruspo - EUA | (00:7:44) Dan Reeder - It feels so good | (00:09:49) Soul Mates (Mos Def + Marvin Gaye) - Ms. Fat Booty | (00:14:52) Cosmo Sheldrake - I Threw A Rock Into The Sea | (00:17:40) Galapagos - Gleaming | (00:19:52) Bastard Mountain - Meadow Ghosts | (00:24:50) The Cave Singers - Helen | (00:28:30) J. Roddy Walston And The Business - Boys Can Never Tell | (00:32:32) Max Garcia Conover - Wildfires Outside Laramie, WY | (00:38:37) Benjamin Shaw - Magneto Was Right | (00:42:19) Esme Patterson - My Young Man | (00:46:00) gorgeous bully - devil woman | (00:48:39) Cayucas - A Summer Thing | (00:52:29) Scott Rudd - Lonely Life | (00:56:23) Natureboy - Curses Fired
And of course, you can always swing by the HI54LOFI Mixcloud page and listen to all 34 episodes of the 'Mix Tape Radio' show. And/Or, swing by iTunes and download the last 33 shows for FREE / subscribe to all future episodes (Episode 34 will be going up on iTunes in about a week… so it wouldn't be a bad idea to click the subscribe button while you're there, no?). And of course, there is also the 24hr stream of tunes that is the Mix Tape Radio internet radio station (where, at some point, you'll hear most of these songs + a whole bunch of others in the pretty big and always getting bigger rotation of quality tuneage).
Finally, please remember to remember the following: music makes all our lives a bit more bearable, but the continued making of that music requires all of us listeners to give a little love back. Whether that be by buying what we like, sharing a metaphorical pint, or even just the simple act of spreading the word / letting the artist know how much you dig it, anything beyond silent appreciation goes a long way.