JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-14-18 feat. Childish Gambino, UMO, Shakey Graves, DJ Koze & more

I think it is safe to say spring is finally here to stay in Michigan in what was most likely the longest winter in history. I’d say the music on this latest mix blooms with energy to match the warmer season. Gone are many of the melancholic tunes that were welcome in the cooler months. Instead, these selections have been upgraded with sounds ready for the beach, backyard barbecue, and walks in the neighborhood.

The mix kicks off with danceable pop/electronic singles from Duke Dumont, Janelle Monae, and DJ Koze, as well as hip-hop’s hottest singles of the spring with Drake and Childish Gambino. The middle of the mix flows smoothly with jazz and soul-influenced cuts from Leon Bridges, Kali Uchis, and Louis Baker, before transitioning to some of my favorite indie rock/alt country efforts from the likes of Trampled By Turtles, the Hunts, Mt. Joy, and Shakey Graves. There is still a bit of melancholy at the latter end of the mix with smarmy charm of Father John Misty and Arctic Monkeys. However, spring isn’t always “rainbows and puppy dogs”, to quote a smart lady I know. It doesn’t get more majestic than Lucius’ stirring cover of Tame Impala’s “Eventually”, for moments to reflect on the pieces of winter you may miss.

Lastly, I know it has been waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long since the last mix, so I put together another Spotify mix of my favorite albums of the Spring. Enjoy!

STREAM JayeL Audio 5-14-18 on Spotify
1. Duke Dumont-Inhale feat. Ebenezer
2. Janelle Monáe-Make Me Feel
3. Drake-Nice For What
4. Childish Gambino-This Is America
5. The Internet-Roll (Burbank Funk) [KAYTRANADA Remix]
6. DJ Koze-Pick Up
7. Justice-Stop (WWW) (Radio Edit)
8. Khruangbin-Evan Finds the Third Room
9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra-Hunnybee
10. Leon Bridges-Bad Bad News
11. Kali Uchis-Your Teeth In My Neck
12. Louis Baker-Black Crow
13. Parquet Courts-Wide Awake
14. White Denim-Magazin
15. Rayland Baxter-Casanova
16. Trampled by Turtles-The Middle
17. Darlingside-Futures
18. The Hunts-Love of Mine
19. The Dustbowl Revival-I Decided
20. Mt. Joy-Silver Lining
21. Shakey Graves-Mansion Door
22. Wild Child-Expectations
23. Frankie Cosmos-Apathy
24. Florence + The Machine-Hunger
25. Lord Huron-Vide Noir
26. Arctic Monkeys-Four out of Five
27. Father John Misty-Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
28. S. Carey-Yellowstone
29. Middle Kids-Bought It
30. Lucius-Eventually (Tame Impala cover)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio