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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-09-17 ft. Krrum, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem & more

There is a lot to be excited about with the change in seasons to warmer weather. I expect the sunshine, patio perching, and summer-ready new music. I did not expect brand new music from two of my all time favorites: LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Win Butler & co’s “Everything Now” is probably more ‘summery’ […]

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Michigan Rattlers – Last Week

I offered a preview of up and coming duo Michigan Rattlers on my most recent mixtape, but their brief, but growing catalog has been on constant replay over the past month or so. “Illinois Sky” and “Sweet Diane” offer up approachable Americana with relatable storytelling reminiscent of Dawes and The Jayhawks. Graham Young and Adam […]

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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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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-20-15 ft The Weeknd, Penguin Prison, Dawes, Tuxedo & more

The weather is finally heating up (for real this time) and so are the quality summer releases. Electronic acts like Disclosure, Whilk & Misky and Flume have been teasing more than satiable singles, while Jamie xx unveiled an early contender for album of the year with In Colour. Surprises were also welcome as Beck came […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 5-07-15 ft Dawes, Shakey Graves, Future Islands, VERITE & more

Winter finals are complete, so I can finally get back to the music. There were plenty of new tunes to be excited about as big names like the consistently great Lord Huron, the banjo-less Mumford & Sons and forever Californians Best Coast all released top notch albums. Other familiar names like Mikal Cronin, Florence + […]

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2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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Jessica Lea Mayfield – I Wanna Love You

The last time I saw Jessica Lea Mayfield perform was when she played in front of an intimate crowd in Pontiac circa 2008. Fast forward 6 years and the Ohio songstress is prepping her third album Make My Head Sing… on ATO Records. The album appears to be the first without the help of The […]