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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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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 1-22-17 ft Marian Hill, Electric Guest, Kid Cudi, Sylvan Esso + more

2017 is here and I managed to wrap up my annual lists for 2016 (barely). Though I am done counting down 2016, there was a ton of great new music released in Nov/Dec that should not be missed. Kid Cudi made a quality return on his latest album, complete with two solid Andre 3000 features. […]

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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-14-16 ft Marshmello, Bad Suns, The xx, Run the Jewels & more

Back at it again with a mixtape stuffed with the latest in indie rock, pop, dance, electronic, and even a bit of hip-hop. I don’t have much of a preamble this week as I’m still nursing my wounds from national and Metro Detroit political failures. I’ll only say that I hope this time of frustration […]

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2015 Wrap-Up: Top 60 Tracks of 2015 Mixtape

2015 was phenomenal for many reasons in my life, from a new career and family milestones, to exciting travels (including a new festival) and plenty more to celebrate. Unfortunately, it did not allow much time for daily posts on all of the new music I managed to squeeze in. Though I did not get a […]

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REMIX: Miike Snow – Heart Is Full Remix ft Run The Jewels

Though it was a late edition to my JayeL Audio 11-12-15 mixtape, Miike Snow‘s bombastic single “Heart Is Full” has quickly become one of my favorite cuts from both mixtapes. Miike Snow (producers Bloodshy & Avant and singer Andrew Wyatt) charmed on Happy To You, the act’s sophomore album that was chock-full of indie pop […]

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KiD CuDi – love. ft Ratatat

I’m not sure what it is about KiD CuDi when he gets a hold of a Ratatat beat, but it should happen more often. The Brooklyn musicians/producers blessed Cudder’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day with see-saw guitar riffs and rhythms on two of his best tracks in “Alive” and of course, […]