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

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 (“Back To Me”), Manatee Commune made Phebe Starr’s “Feel My Love” more danceable, and Flume added another quality entry in the list of “My Boo” covers with Vince Staples in tow.

This month’s mixtape has plenty of 2017 tunes to kick off the year right as well. The surprisingly upbeat nature of “Say Something Loving” shows why The xx’s third album is already an early contender for first great album of the year. The Rural Alberta Advantage offer up another narrative-filled rock entry in their strong catalog with “Beacon Hill” and Bonobo’s collaboration with Rhye on “Break Apart” is just another reason to get enamored with his latest album, Migration.

Current 2017 favorite is “Queen”, the latest from Detroit’s own Flint Eastwood. The anthemic new single (and first with Neon Gold Records) sounds triumphant with a boastful string and bass backing. Flint’s lyrics were inspired by her experiences dealing with gender bias in the music industry, but the song could easily translate to today’s political climate and soundtrack the past weekend’s marches.

JayeL Audio 1-22-17
– STREAM (Spotify, 8tracks)
1. Kid Cudi-By Design feat. Andre Benjamin
2. Cocaine 80s-Autumn In June
3. Phebe Starr-Feel My Love (Manatee Commune Remix)
4. Marian Hill-Back To Me feat. Lauren Jauregui
5. Flume-My Boo feat. Vince Staples, Kuka, Ngaiire & Vera Blue (Ghost Town DJs Cover)
6. The xx-Say Something Loving
7. Electric Guest-Dear To Me
8. Flint Eastwood-Queen
9. Ryan Adams-Do You Still Love Me?
10. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas-Hot Damn
11. The Orwells-Double Feature
12. Run The Jewels-Talk To Me
13. The Rural Alberta Advantage-Beacon Hill
14. Sinkane-U’Huh
15. Milky Chance-Cocoon
16. Boxed In-Melt
17. Sylvan Esso-Jump Kick Twist
18. Great Good Fine Ok-Everything To Me
19. Vicetone & Youngblood-Landslide
20. Bearson-One Step At A Time feat. Natalola
21. Yogi-Blow You Up feat. AlunaGeorge & Less Is Moore
22. Aeroplane & Purple Disco Machine-Counting On Me feat. Aloe Blacc
23. Clew & Prov-Tarzan
24. STeLOUSE-Been So Long feat. Nick Long
25. Hippo Campus-Boyish
26. The Tapes-You Know Its Real
27. Dams of the West-Tell The Truth
28. ELEL-Tree
29. Little Monarch-Too Little Too Late
30. Hurray For The Riff Raff-Rican Beach
31. Tennis-In The Morning I’ll Be Better
32. Rhiannon Giddens-Freedom Highway feat. Bhi Bhiman
33. Maggie Rogers-Dog Years
34. Bonobo-Break Apart feat. Rhye
35. Lee Fields & The Expressions-Special Night

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio