I haven’t had enough couch time as I’d like in early 2019 to compile a full mixtape until now. All was not silent though as I have been frequently loading Spotify playlists, including JAYELAUDIO FM (indie, pop, etc.), REMIX FRIDAY, JAM CIRCUS (dance, house, electronic), and BEAT TAPE (hip-hop/rap) on a weekly basis. I eventually cooked up a DJ Mix of my top remixes of 2018 in early January. as well For the latest music I’m listening to, follow along at Spotify.
In any case, this mixtape covers 35 of the songs I have listened to most so far in 2019. Acts like Sure Sure and Jade Bird continue their strong momentum from 2018, while favorites like Vampire Weekend, Hozier and Jessie Ware make strong returns after time away. Theophilus London and Tame Impala team up for a cover of disco jam “Only You” originally by Steve Monite (check out the excellent remix by Frankie Francis). New acts (at least to me) like SOAK, yot club, and Stella Donnelly also impressed.
My favorite from this mixtape wavered between Shovels and Rope and James Blake and Andre 3000’s recent collaboration. Shovels and Rope’s rising comeback on “The Wire” thumps with pulsing percussion and driving riffs that are accentuated by the Charleston act’s drawl. In the end, Blake’s icy refrain “everything’s rose” circled my brain on wintry bike commutes to work. 3 Stacks’ wicked wordplay-filled feature seemed to be the perfect thaw for the hypnotic production of “Where’s the Catch?”.
Stream JayeL Audio 3-04-19 at Spotify and let me know your favorites!
JayeL Audio 3-04-19 – STREAM (Spotify)
1-Sure Sure-Warm Animal
2-JR JR Day In, Day Out
3-Vampire Weekend-Harmony Hall
4-Twin Shadow-Broken Horses (SANTO DOMINGO EDIT)
5-James Blake-Where’s The Catch? feat. André 3000
6-Toro Y Moi-Laws of the Universe
7-Jessie Ware-Adore You
8-St. Lucia-Walking Away (RAC Mix)
9-Theophilus London and Tame Impala-Only You
10-HERO-Stay The Night
14-Shovels & Rope-The Wire
15-Hozier-Almost (Sweet Music)
19-Jade Bird-I Get No Joy
20-Lily & Madeleine-Cant Help the Way I Feel
21-Florence + The Machine-Moderation
22-Karen O and Danger Mouse-WOMAN
23-Jenny Lewis-Red Bull and Hennessy
25-SOAK-Knock Me Off My Feet
26-Wild Nothing-Blue Wings
28-Jai Wolf-Lose My Mind (feat. Mr Gabriel)
29-Ex Hex-Cosmic Cave
31-Stella Donnelly-Old Man
32-Cherry Glazerr-Self Explained
35-Noname-Song 31 Feat. Phoelix