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

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 Horror” featuring JONES though. The two piece made up of producer Jake Norman, and Soundcloud favorite Karma Kid would align nicely with many of Kaytranada’s recent groove-oriented productions.

I’ll split my favorites of the month into two categories this time: remix and overall song. KC Lights managed to turn up the tempo on one of my favorite songs of 2016 with his take on M83’s “Go!”. The exclamation point in the song title is of particular relevance on the remix with intoxicating synth and an even more danceable beat. The xx take the prize for my favorite overall song though. “Dangerous” is the perfect album opener and expertly showcases the trio’s more upbeat sound on their solid 3rd album, I See You. Boisterous is not a term I’d previously use to describe the xx, but the horns on “Dangerous” fit the description and an album worth being proud of.

JAYEL AUDIO 2-21-17 – STREAM (Spotify, 8tracks)
1. The xx-Dangerous
2. Sofi Tukker-Johny
3. Major Lazer-Run Up feat. Partynextdoor & Nicki Minaj
4. M83-Go! feat. Mai Lan (KC Lights Remix)
5. Shoffy-Hold
6. Louis the Child-Love Is Alive feat. Elohim
7. Tep No-Is It Too Much That I’m Asking For
8. Run the Jewels-Call Ticketron
9. Aaron Taos-Off My Mind
10. NoMBe-Wait
11. San Scout-LMS
12. Verzache-Hiccup
13. Denny White-Traces
14. Cuddle Magic-Slow Rider
15. Maggie Rogers-On + Off
16. National Parks-Backwards Centaur
17. Wilderado-Under The Weather
18. Spoon-Hot Thoughts
19. The Shins-Name For You
20. Mating Ritual-How You Gonna Stop It?
21. Rubblebucket-Not Cut Out For This
22. Hurray For The Riff Raff-Hungry Ghost
23. Show Ponies-Someone to Stay
24. Electric Guest-Back For Me
25. Cold War Kids-Love Is Mystical
26. Future Islands-Ran
27. Thundercat-Friend Zone
28. Shy Luv-Shock Horror feat Jones
29. Dirty Projectors-Up In Hudson (edit)
30. Sinkane-Telephone
31. BROS-Tell Me
32. Milky Chance-Doing Good
33. SOHN-Conrad
34. Gabriel-Garzon-Montano-Crawl
35. Overcoats-Cherry Wine (Hozier Cover)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio