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? 30 of the top songs I’ve been listening to over the past month, plus a few newer additions. I’m already at work on the next mixtape and it will be here before you know it. As always, you can keep track of everything I’m listening to this instant at my continually updated Spotify playlists: 2017 JAYELAUDIO FM and 2017 REMIX FRIDAY.
This edition of JayeL Audio includes couple of remixes I had on repeat (Sofi Tukker, Salva), and cuts off quality albums from the likes of Ryan Adams, Real Estate, and Electric Guest. LEFTI’s latest original “City Heart” has echoes of Cut Copy and Goldroom, but still retains the charm from other recent originals and remixes. Finally, my primary addiction has been Sylvan Esso’s “Die Young”, which may not have as much spunk as previous single “Radio”, but hovers with moody synth I don’t anticipate tiring of anytime soon. Enjoy.
JAYEL AUDIO 4-17-17 – STREAM (Spotify, 8tracks)
1. DJ Premier & Miguel-2 Lovin U
2. Sylvan Esso-Die Young
3. Katy Perry-Chained to the Rhythm feat. Skip Marley
4. Drake-Get It Together feat. Black Coffee & Jorja
5. Justine Skye-U Don’t Know (Salva Remix)
6. Local Natives-Dark Days (Sofi Tukker Remix)
7. LEFTI-City Heart
8. Party Nails-Blow Me Away
9. Oh Wonder-Ultralife
11. MOOD ROBOT-Drip
12. Portugal.the Man-Feel It Still
14. Real Estate-Darling
15. Spoon-Can I Sit Next To You
16. Ryan Adams-Outbound Train
17. The Night Cafe-You Change With The Seasons
18. Joan-Take Me On
19. Dispatch-Only the Wild Ones
20. Cold War Kids-Can We Hang On?
22. LANY-Good Girls
24. Electric Guest-Back & Forth
25. The New Respects-Money
26. The Wild Now-Run For Your Life
28. Luu-Don’t Like You I Love You
29. darkDark-Restless feat. Haley Bonar
30. Fleet Foxes-Third of May/Odaigahara