JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: 2-10-20 feat. Thundercat, Algiers, Tennis, Lilly Hiatt, & more

Valle de Guadalupe (January 2020, LJL)

Its been a minute since my last non-DJ mix or year end mixtape, but keeping up with music is a non-stop hobby. Even when you think you are ahead of the game, the constant quest for your next favorite song can unearth a host of songs you missed. This mixtape is very much a combination of gems I did not find until late 2019 and new efforts I can’t stop listening two in 2020.

Late 2019 finds include the sax-filled mixtape opener from Melt Yourself Down and soul-influenced Monophonics, who bring ample energy on their respective entries. Orville Peck leads the pack of my favorite end of last year surprises with stunning vocals and a fusion of punk and country that seemed right at home next to Sturgill Simpson’s underrated anthem “Make Art Not Friends”. There are plenty of new tracks to be excited about in 2020 though. Algiers brought their own brand of fiery energy on “There Is No Year”, Caribou kept everyone dancing on “Never Come Back”, and Tennis crafted perhaps their catchiest single yet on “Need Your Love”.

After one listen to this mixtape, you’ll surely note how much the bass guitar anchored my listening over the past two months. Jams from the likes of Free Nationals, Kaytranada, Tame Impala, and my personal favorite of the month, Thundercat’s “Black Qualls”, kept the groove going all month long. “Black Qualls” is another example of Thundercat’s expertise in exploring a variety of sounds (funk, soul, and psych rock) in very replay-able fashion.

JayeL Audio 2-10-20STREAM (Spotify)

  1. Melt Yourself Down-Boot & Spleen
  2. Algiers-There Is No Year
  3. Free Nationals-Oslo feat. Callum Connor, T.Nava
  4. Thundercat-Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington) [Single Version]
  5. Tame Impala-Lost In Yesterday
  6. De Lux-Cool Up
  7. Rex Orange County-It Gets Better
  8. The Weeknd-Blinding Lights
  9. Theophilus London-Cuba
  10. KAYTRANADA-10% feat. Kali Uchis
  11. Caribou-Never Come Back
  12. Jessie Ware-Mirage (Dont Stop)
  13. Little Dragon-Hold On
  14. Night Moves-Recollections
  15. The Avett Brothers-Bleeding White
  16. BAILEN-Your Love Is All I Know
  17. Sturgill Simpson-Make Art Not Friends
  18. Orville Peck-Buffalo Run
  19. Kelsey Waldon-Anyhow
  20. Margo Price-Stone Me
  21. Best Coast-Everything Has Changed
  22. Nathaniel Rateliff-And It’s Still Alright
  23. Lilly Hiatt-Brightest Star
  24. Andy Shauf-Neon Skyline
  25. Joseph-NYE
  26. Tennis-Need Your Love
  27. HAIM-Hallelujah
  28. Leon Bridges-Texas Sun
  29. Monophonics-Chances
  30. Laura Stevenson-Living Room, NY
  31. Oh Wonder-Happy
  32. Rodrigo Y Gabriela-Battery
  33. Gary Clark Jr.-Pearl Cadillac (feat. Andra Day)

I’ve also been lucky enough to be a special guest DJ on Ferndale Radio 100.7 FM recently. Though those appearances on the Big and Heavy Sensitive Radio (Friday’s from 5-7p) aren’t recorded, take a listen to the playlists at theses links:

  • Ferndale Radio 100.7 FM w/Rob & Dan – 1/24/20 (Spotify)
  • Ferndale Radio 100.7 FM w/Rob & Josh – 2/7/20 (Spotify)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio