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mixes of 2012
We spent an inordinate amount of time listening to (and trying to make) mixes this year. Here's a collection of some of our favorites from the past 12 months, all of which were huge sources of discovery + inspiration for us. And we're always up for more, so feel free to hook us up with recommendations for any essential mixes we might have missed...
mp3: Joe Moks – “Boys and Girls”
Afrobeat is another source of endless comps (some of my favs being "The World Ends" & "Bambara Mystic Soul") but what sets this one apart is it's taken from later and skews more towards proper disco. The LP is over a year old at this point but it gets so much play in my house I had to mention it...
Memory Tapes giveaway
This time of year the music world is flooded with LISTS but, let's be honest, it's mostly gonna be the records you've been hearing about all year. Name your favorite record/track/artist that you think was overlooked in the comments below with your name for a chance to win all three Memory Tapes records on vinyl as well as some other surprises...
Memory Tapes x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover
Memory Tapes' sprawling, heartfelt, beautifully flawed new LP Grace/Confusion is out today on Carpark, and while we continue to attempt to wrap our heads around the record's layered intricacies and thrilling/unexpected/emotional melodic turns, we're commemorating the occasion by handing the blog over to Memory Tapes mastermind Dayve Hawk for the day...
premiere: Memory Tapes – The Autumn Reel mix
Here's a brand new mix from Memory Tapes, which Dayve Hawk tells us is comprised entirely of "unreleased, original stuff: tracks from GRACE/CONFUSION, excerpts from "Black Reel" and some other b-sides and remix work." A promising and moving 20+ minute preview of his new material that ranges from the hopeful melancholy pop of the dreamy opening + closing tracks to some much dar
mp3: Memory Tapes remixes Air France
"Lots of sentimental talk floating around, but honestly I think of Henrik and Joel as possibly the funniest people i've ever met. miss u AF" -- Memory Tapes They will be missed. mp3:

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