UK group Fear of Men are currently traversing America's flyover states as we speak on the last leg of their 2016 North American summer tour with Puro Instinct, and they'll soon be arriving here in TX for a show tomorrow night in Dallas at Club Dada, and one on Saturday night down in Austin at Barracuda...
With the recent return of Sirius XM's glorious seasonal yacht rock channel, we were inspired to compile this mixtape of modern soft rock, sophistipop, vaporwave, balearic pop, cosmic funk, and smooth hypnogogic jams from the past decade or so that would fit seamlessly in the station's rotation, or alongside the legends Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Toto, et al. on any yacht rock playlist. Shimmering and soothing summer-ready FM radio vibes for the weekend, with a nod to classic yacht rock's darker and weirder undertones. Listen/download + check the full tracklist below:
Listen to our MAY 2016 monthly mix, featuring our favorite new tracks from the past month, below:
The artist fka Lee Bannon is about to drop a new EP with an impressive roster of collaborators under his current moniker Dedekind Cut, but in the meantime, the insanely diverse producer unveils a sprawling, genre-spanning new mixtape, "consisting of over 30 previously unreleased recordings from 2012 to 2016"...
Listen to our APRIL 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by SZA, Nite Jewel, SALES, Autre Ne Veut, Boyboy, Andy Stott + more:
Listen to our March 2016 monthly mix, featuring new tracks from the past month by Negative Gemini, Merely, Maria Usbeck, Mall Grab, Japanese Breakfast + more. March was a particularly good month if you like to dance:
Brighton producer Leon Vynehall drops a tight 2-hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, featuring Fela Kuti, Mosca, Can, and most importantly, a handful of great new tracks from his own forthcoming record Rojus. Listen below + get psyched to see Vynehall live in Austin at SXSW on Thursday afternoon at the Tiny Mixtapes + ISO50 party at Mazda + Hype Machine's Hype Hotel with D∆WN, Jlin, and more, right before our official showcase gets underway. Full tracklist after the jump: