• 2018 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2018

    2018 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2018

    by • on Dec 26, 18 • in 2018, albums, JayeL Audio, Lists • with No Comments

    I have typically been confident in the staying power of albums, until this year. Despite conversations to the contrary about this musical medium, I’ve had plenty of tough choices to make when compiling past yearly lists. That isn’t to say that this year’s list is lacking in quality music. I would just say this list is more straightforward and didn’t have quite as many surprises as I’d typically like to hear. Familiar names like Father John Misty and Lykke Li continued strong legacies with potent efforts that showed growth amid consistency. Newer names, and let’s

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 12-23-18 feat. Joe Hertler, Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Little Dragon & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 12-23-18 feat. Joe Hertler, Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Little Dragon & more

    by • on Dec 23, 18 • in Indie, JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    Happy Holidays! I’ve got a slew of ‘end of the year list’ music coming your way, but before the lists arrive, it seemed appropriate to drop one more mixtape before 2018 comes to a close. There were heaps of tunes that just missed tracklists of other mixtapes throughout the year and this fall provided a lot of great new music that I couldn’t let get passed by. Newish songs from Jade Bird, Interpol, and Toro y Moi just missed my top 100 tracks of the year list, but are still worthy of multiple listens. House

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  • MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-28-18 feat. Jade Bird, Maggie Rogers, The Knocks, k-os & more

    MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-28-18 feat. Jade Bird, Maggie Rogers, The Knocks, k-os & more

    by • on Sep 27, 18 • in Indie, JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    Summer finally came to a close in Michigan in the past week or so. This month’s mixtape album cover photo took place at an excellent place to put an exclamation point on summer 2018, Pictured Rocks. My second trip to the Upper Peninsula included a portrait ready 35 mile back-packing trip (shameless plug to The High Five Tribe) and plenty of opportunity to recap all the songs I’ve enjoyed for the last half of summer. This month’s mixtape once again spans multiple genres, including folk rock, dance pop, hazy indie rock, and a bit of

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  • DJ Mix: 4th of July 2018 – NITE (JayeL Audio Mix)

    DJ Mix: 4th of July 2018 – NITE (JayeL Audio Mix)

    by • on Jul 3, 18 • in Electronic, House, JayeL Audio, remix • with No Comments

    It seemed only appropriate that this year’s 4th of July – NITE mixtape deserved DJ mix treatment. Below is a continuous mix of 20 of my favorites from this year’s mixtape. 4th of July 2018 – NITE (DJ Mix) – now on Soundcloud and Mixcloud 1. The Magician-Las Vegas feat. Ebenezer (Vladimir Cauchemar Remix) 2. Louis La Roche & Mylo-Lovers 3. French Horn Rebellion-Just Werrrk feat. Jody Watley 4. Kraak & Smaak-Keep It Together 5. KOWL & Anjulie-Just Words (Lifelike Remix) 6. Clairo-Pretty Girl (Whethan Bootleg) 7. Jean Tonique-No Worries ft Larry Houl 8. Cassian-Know

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  • MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2018 DAY & NITE

    MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2018 DAY & NITE

    by • on Jun 29, 18 • in JayeL Audio, Mixtape • with No Comments

    My favorite annual mixtapes have arrived: 4th of July 2018! I decided to switch things up this year because of the insane inventory of new, good music: 3 mixtapes. I’ve got my typical DAY mix that features indie, rock, folk, alt country, and other breezy music for your week/weekend on the beach. I’ve also compiled my usual NITE mix with dance-floor ready remixes, house, hip-hop, and other electronic gems. Since the past few years of DAY mixes have been trending to including more electronic and dance music, I crafted a DANCE Edition of DAY with

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  • DJ Mix: She Hikes, I DJ Vol. 2 (JayeL Audio)

    DJ Mix: She Hikes, I DJ Vol. 2 (JayeL Audio)

    by • on Jun 22, 18 • in Dance, Electronic, House, JayeL Audio • with No Comments

    My wife’s fledgling beginner’s backpacking company, High Five Tribe (www.thehighfivetribe.com/), is back at it again with a full slate of weekend trips in Northern Michigan. I made my time at home useful with another mix with a bit of funk, house, and disco to keep your listening as danceable as possible. Ducksauce, Robosonic, Cassius, Mokoa, Body Music, Mood J, and more make appearances. Special thanks to Slava, Jean Tonique, The Magician, Silk City, Aqua, Bosq, and Aquarium for surely influencing this set. Equipment was Traktor Kontrol 2 and Traktor Pro software. Image via Travelstache (www.travelstache.com/)

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  • Remix Friday: Cut Copy Edition (DJ Mix)

    Remix Friday: Cut Copy Edition (DJ Mix)

    by • on Jun 9, 18 • in Dance, Electronic, JayeL Audio, Mixtape, remix, Remix Friday • with No Comments

    I’ve been a fan of Cut Copy for more than 11 years at this point. Their synth-pop/dance punk/electronic sound never feels dated and every new track released by the Aussies is a must-listen. Though I have heavily praised the band’s original music, their remixes of other artists are not to be missed either. Cut Copy has remixed everyone from CSS and the Rapture to Jagwar Ma at this point (Kaiser Chiefs and Maroon 5 as well, but not included on this mix), and have been remixed by JayeL Audio favorites like Calvin Harris, Chromeo, and

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