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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

MIXTAPE: A Nark Is Born feat. Big K.R.I.T., 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, and more

It has been a very, very long time since a new “Nark” hip-hop mixtape has been released. 2015 as a matter of fact. Let’s face it, hip-hop hasn’t been spectacular for purists in recent years. However, I always tell people there are bright spots in the rap game if you look in the right places. […]

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JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 4-21-19 feat. Tame Impala, Jade Bird, Kaytranada, SOAK, Middle Kids & more

Hints of spring have arrived in Michigan and a batch of mostly sunny new music from the likes of Mark Ronson + Lykke Li, Nick Murphy, Local Natives, and Mac DeMarco. Newcomers Jaguar Dreams (“Just Life”), SOAK (“Deja Vu”), and Georgia (“About Work The Dancefloor”) anchor a radiant synth-filled mid-section of the mix. Aside from […]

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2018 Dance Electronic House JayeL Audio Lists Mixtape remix Remix Friday

2018 Wrap-Up: Top 100 Remixes of 2018

It may seem like a fool’s errand to countdown the top remixes of the year. The potential number of remixes to listen to in a given year is nearly infinite and there is not a chance that I’ve listened to them all. However, it is fun cataloging the reworkings I listened to most annually and […]

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2018 JayeL Audio Lists Mixtape

2018 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2018

Unlike my top albums list, counting down 100 of my favorite songs from the past year was not quite as straightforward. Surprise releases from mega-acts like Beyonce & Jay-Z, Drake, Childish Gambino, and others seemed to happen every other week, while big names outside of hip-hop such as Father John Misty, Lykke Li, Lord Huron, […]

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Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 12-23-18 feat. Joe Hertler, Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, Little Dragon & more

Happy Holidays! I’ve got a slew of ‘end of the year list’ music coming your way, but before the lists arrive, it seemed appropriate to drop one more mixtape before 2018 comes to a close. There were heaps of tunes that just missed tracklists of other mixtapes throughout the year and this fall provided a […]

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Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-28-18 feat. Jade Bird, Maggie Rogers, The Knocks, k-os & more

Summer finally came to a close in Michigan in the past week or so. This month’s mixtape album cover photo took place at an excellent place to put an exclamation point on summer 2018, Pictured Rocks. My second trip to the Upper Peninsula included a portrait ready 35 mile back-packing trip (shameless plug to The […]

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JayeL Audio Mixtape

MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2018 DAY & NITE

My favorite annual mixtapes have arrived: 4th of July 2018! I decided to switch things up this year because of the insane inventory of new, good music: 3 mixtapes. I’ve got my typical DAY mix that features indie, rock, folk, alt country, and other breezy music for your week/weekend on the beach. I’ve also compiled […]