JayeL Audio Mixtape

JayeL Audio: 4 Years in the Making & The Early Years

I was surveying old posts last week and realized I have been writing on this blog/site for 4 years. Kinda crazy. 4 years is like 8 in blog years. My first post was even douchey enough to refer to it as a “space”, but at least the music was good (Maximo Park and the Fratelli’s). […]


Thursday Linkage: Mates of State, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Kele and more

My hopes for this weekend (in no particular order): Cooler weather (90 degrees in April is a bit much), no appearances at the bar, crafting a Hangout Fest mixtape and for the pollen to chill out (my car is a yellow mess). Here are some links for the weekend: A) Mates of State (yes, they […]


Festivalist '09: Wanderlust Festival

I’ve gotta say, this is a really cool and unique idea for a music fest. What: Wanderlust Festival 2009 When: July 24th – 26th Where: Lake Tahoe, CA Headliners: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Spoon, Girl Talk, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Artist Highlights: Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Rogue Wave, Broken Social Scene, Gillian Walsh, […]


Mates of State vs Black Kids: Remixed

Remember that Mates of State Remix EP I mentioned?  Good.  Here is a track thats great, and it didn’t even make the album.  Look out. Black Kids vs Mates of State (DJA Mash-Up) Mates of State – Re-Arranged Remix: Vol. 1 drops April 14th.  Pre-order it on vinyl (yes, vinyl) here.  Its also going to […]

Electropop Indie Pop

Mates of State: This Is The Remix

File this under one of the best (and unexpected) ideas of 2009.  Indie pop duo extraordinaire, Mates of State have announced they will be releasing a “spring” EP of remixes.  Re-Arranged : Remixes Vol 1 will feature re-workings of track from their fantastic latest album.  If you’ve paid attention to the Hype Machine at all, […]

2008 Showstopper

2008 Showstopper: Best Concerts of '08

In 2008, my concert viewing spanned 3 states and many stages.  Here is a brief run down of my favorites: 6. Jessica Lea Mayfield/An Horse – Pike Room, The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI – 10/29/08 Jessica Lea Mayfield put on one of the most intimate shows I’ve ever seen in October.  Unfortunately, I don’t think she […]


12 Albums for 2008 pt 1: 7-12

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that “the album is dead”.  I don’t see how that makes any sense with the countless top whatever lists I’ve seen over the past month.  2008 was indeed a great year for music and here are a few reasons why: 12. Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Black […]