• MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-14-17 feat. ODESZA, Canaro, Sure Sure, St. Vincent & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-14-17 feat. ODESZA, Canaro, Sure Sure, St. Vincent & more

    by • on Sep 13, 17 • in Indie, JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    This mixtape didn’t get as organized as fast as I wanted, but here are another 32 songs to keep you busy this fall. Triumphant returns from ODESZA, St. Vincent, and Wolf Parade made for tough choices as this month’s mixtape opener. In the end, LCD Soundsystem’s most danceable effort from American Dream, “tonite” could not be denied as the top contender to kick off the set. Besides the JayeL Audio veterans, mixtape newcomers such as NVDES, Sure Sure, and William Wild impressed with repeat-worthy cuts. Speaking of songs worth multiple-listens, I’ve been stuck on Skip Marley’s

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 8-29-17 feat. HAIM, Canaro, RAC, David Myles & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 8-29-17 feat. HAIM, Canaro, RAC, David Myles & more

    by • on Aug 29, 17 • in Dance, Folk, Indie, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, Rock • with No Comments

    A lot has happened in the music world since 4th of July and I’ll admit, I’ve been hoarding a lot of music since that time. Arcade Fire put out a danceable new album with a side of social commentary, RAC stayed consistent with a solid sophomore album + an excellent remix (“Ordinary Madness”), and The War On Drugs released an ’80s inspired contender for album of the year. The good news is that this means you’ll be seeing not one, but two new mixtapes from me in the coming weeks. The first has fiery new

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  • MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2017 DAY & NITE

    MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2017 DAY & NITE

    by • on Jun 30, 17 • in JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    Back again with over 60 songs to keep you moving (or relaxing, whatever you prefer) on this hopefully long holiday weekend. Someone asked me recently “why ‘DAY’ and ‘NITE'”? Well, if you are on the beach this weekend, you really should only be keeping time through the system of daylight = day and night = night time. No need for watches on the beach. This year’s DAY mix spans 34 tracks that start in the folk/indie pop realm before moving into some upbeat electro pop that should transition to some danceable sunset ready cuts. Dan

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-09-17 ft. Krrum, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-09-17 ft. Krrum, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem & more

    by • on Jun 10, 17 • in JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    There is a lot to be excited about with the change in seasons to warmer weather. I expect the sunshine, patio perching, and summer-ready new music. I did not expect brand new music from two of my all time favorites: LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Win Butler & co’s “Everything Now” is probably more ‘summery’ of the two with a disco flair, but “Call the Police” has an urgency that feels like classic LCD without being dated. Aside from those gems, JR JR returns with another melodic indie hit while including an important message about

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-17-17 ft Spoon, Sylvan Esso, Baynk, Fleet Foxes & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-17-17 ft Spoon, Sylvan Esso, Baynk, Fleet Foxes & more

    by • on Apr 17, 17 • in JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    The tricky thing with semi-monthly mixtapes is that if you fall behind one month, it is nearly impossible to catch up. So much new music, so little time. However, my excuse is valid: I spent the last 5-6 months working on an essay for my master’s degree and I am now finished. Done. Special thanks to my amazing wife for all of the patience, encouragement, and sanity throughout the process. Honorable mention goes to my puppy, Buffalo Trace, Bonobo, Real Estate, and Scott Melker’s Soul House mixtape series. What does this mean for you?

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 2-22-17 ft the xx, Shy Luv, Sofi Tukker, Thundercat & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 2-22-17 ft the xx, Shy Luv, Sofi Tukker, Thundercat & more

    by • on Feb 21, 17 • in Dance, Electronic, Folk, Indie, Indie Pop, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, remix, Rock • with No Comments

    February’s mixtape still features the returns of many JayeL Audio favorites, including the xx, Cold War Kids, Spoon, and the Shins. However, this collection is led by a number of newcomers that give hope for new bands to follow in 2017. National Parks charmed on my first experience with their sounds on melodic (and excellently named) number “Backwards Centaur”. Overcoats put their own heavenly spin on Hozier’s “Cherry Wine”, and Mating Ritual provide Kings of Leon like energy on “How You Gonna Stop It?”. London duo Shy Luv made the greatest impression on single “Shock

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 1-22-17 ft Marian Hill, Electric Guest, Kid Cudi, Sylvan Esso + more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 1-22-17 ft Marian Hill, Electric Guest, Kid Cudi, Sylvan Esso + more

    by • on Jan 22, 17 • in Covers, Dance, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Indie, Indie Pop, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, Rap, remix, Rock • with No Comments

    2017 is here and I managed to wrap up my annual lists for 2016 (barely). Though I am done counting down 2016, there was a ton of great new music released in Nov/Dec that should not be missed. Kid Cudi made a quality return on his latest album, complete with two solid Andre 3000 features. Run The Jewels dropped another politically charged album for free that is perfect if you need fiery protest music for the days ahead. Aside from hip-hop album releases, Marian Hill collaborated with Lauren Jauregi on an addictive electro pop gem

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