Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-12-20 feat. De Lux, RAC, Haim, Thundercat & more

Mixtapes in June are dangerous for me. Click to hear why and listen to my favorite tracks of the month.

My own track record has shown that it is troublesome for me to wait until June to put out a mixtape. Traditionally, weather is finally perfect (imo) in Michigan. That equation means more time outside and less dialed in listening. Its also dangerously close to 4th of July, so I’m usually saving beach-ready cuts for my annual DAY, NITE, and NITE (Dance Edition) mixtapes. Yet, here we are again with a June mixtape of my favorite songs of the moment. See you next June, same time, same blog/email/Insta post?

I think we can all agree this is not your typical June, spring, year, and Earth though. During the time on lockdown, I secured a new logo (who wants a sticker?)…but don’t worry we’ll save the classic logo for some throwback opportunities. I also focused more on DJing over the past 3-4 months (Saturdays in Tha House y’all!), so pardon the delay. Songs by RAC, Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever, and Gardens & Villa would probably be reserved a 4th of July Day mix, but why wait? We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, so I hope you enjoy my absolute favorite indie, folk, etc. tracks since March.

On a serious note, I know my audience is not large, but I would be remiss and even more privileged to not acknowledge the fight against society’s continued racist actions and systems. Nearly all of my favorite artists of all time (OutKast, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Kaytranada, Timbaland, Pharrell, etc.) are black. I have never profited from this blog/email/Spotify playlist group, but I do know that as an ally, I’ve never been outspoken about the black community’s historic injustice with the urgency that I should have. If even one of you takes these words to heart, it will have been worth the measly text distributed from my very privileged mind.

The pain felt across the country in the past month (and let’s face it, after each horrific killing of a person of color until the media tires of the story) is not just about a movement today. The anger and pain is about shifting a subconscious (and very conscious mindset for many) within the culture of our country that is far past its expiration date for a better future. I’ll never pretend to know or experience those moments of harassment, brutality, judgement, or discrimination. However, I will educate myself and my family, as well as influence damaged societal norms where I’m able to. I am by no means an expert, but I have included some links to organizations that my family has donated to for your consideration. The list is only a fraction of the opportunities to help, but I included some organizations in Atlanta, Detroit, and nationally that we support. Donations are only a small part of the antiracist battle, but can make a difference.

JayeL Audio 6-12-20 – STREAM (Spotify)

  1. Gardens & Villa-Disco Kitchen
  2. Jessie Ware-Ooh La La
  3. Khruangbin-Time (You and I)
  4. Thundercat-Funny Thing
  5. Chicano Batman-Pink Elephant
  6. Liam Kazar-Shoes Too Tight
  7. RAC-Passion (ft. Louis The Child)
  8. HAIM-Don’t Wanna
  9. De Lux-Dancing Is Dangerous In Los Angeles
  10. Jack Garratt-Better (Radio Edit)
  11. Perfume Genius-On The Floor
  12. The 1975-If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
  13. Gorillaz-Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
  14. The Undercover Dream Lovers-Prisoner of Love
  15. Angel Olsen-All Mirrors [Johnny Jewel Remix]
  16. STRFKR-Dear Stranger
  17. Becca Mancari-Hunter
  18. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats-Don’t Care Darlin’
  19. CeeLo Green-Doing It All Together
  20. Tash Sultana-Pretty Lady
  21. Dirty Projectors-Lose Your Love
  22. Early James-Blue Pill Blues
  23. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit-Dreamsicle
  24. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever-She’s There
  25. The Kooks-All Through Your Life (Magic Shop NYC Demo)
  26. The Strokes-Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
  27. Hazel English-Wake UP!
  28. TOPS-Colder & Closer
  29. Mt. Joy-My Vibe
  30. JR JR-The Way I Do
  31. Fiona Apple-Cosmonauts
  32. Oh Wonder-Keep On Dancing
  33. Ray LaMontagne-We’ll Make It Through
  34. James Blake-You’re Too Precious
  35. Bon Iver-PDLIF

Black Lives Matter – Help Fight Racism

  • Black Lives Matter Detroit (link)
  • Detroit Justice Center (link)
  • Mass Defence Program (link)
  • Atlanta Solidarity Fund (link)
  • Black Lives Matter (link)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio