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Bus Mix 050314

Bus Mix 050314Welcome to the very first Musicland Bus Mix, a musical selection mixed entirely in transit between my stop on Parramatta Rd near Five Dock and the illustrious Musicland headquarters here in Glebe.

The music you will hear is a unique combination of some of the office faves that help us get through the working day, some brand new music gleaned from the internet and some dusty gems from the recent past that deserve to be heard again. The mixes are all done on an iPad mini using Tractor.

Lyndon Pike

  1. ​bondax - all i want
  2. typesun - last home
  3. kings of convenience - i don't know what I can save you from (royskopp remix)
  4. miguel - simple things
  5. pharrell - happy (robots with rayguns remix)
  6. archie pelago - lakeside obelisk
  7. richard rossa - get it out
  8. tycho - dye
  9. smiff n wessun - wreckognize
  10. the pharcyde - running' (phillppians remix)
  11. alpha - with
  12. small pyramids - look no further

Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 2:06 pm
soul, dj, funk, mix, ipad, tractor, electronica

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Beaten Bodies aka Thelonius Crunk

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In our day to day we are lucky enough to come across more talented types than beards at a Fantastic Fixie Fixation concert (you probably wouldn't have heard of them yet). One such talented types who have recently ear wormed their way in are Sydney soul outfit Beaten Bodies aka Thelonius Crunk.

Soul with an indie slant, Beaten Bodies embrace an ethos of delivering an experience to move the soul as well as the body, and opt for warmth and subtlety over a digital sonic assault. With their singles Crowns and Shoot My Bird, your soul will be moved as much as your body, but in more of a head nodding appreciation kind of way, rather than a dubstep meltdown kind of way.

Crisp, catchy horns and hypnotic bass excursions lay a platform for Beaten Bodies leading lady, Marli Wilde's effortless vocal musings to hijack your impulse control and direct the corners of your laughing gear north. Varying degrees of jazz, hip-hop and electronic are brought together not for re-invention, but rather a faithful and clever re-creation of a comforting sound for anyone familiar with Erykah Badu, Maxwell or J Dilla. Neo-soul for life yo.

An easy out is to slap the Hiatus Kiyote tag on them being locals and all, but these cats deserve to be judged as their own collective, although last time I checked, pretty sure reminding people of a Grammy nominated artists who are blowing up at the minute was not exactly death riding. in fact the only type of riding happening will be taking place in the band wagon.

Check em out.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 2:06 pm
soul, indie, jazz, electronic

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