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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 11-02-19 feat. HAIM, Tame Impala, Hot Chip, Rex Orange County, Brittany Howard and more

Fall is here in Michigan and along with it comes a slew of new music from JayeL Audio favorites, as well as up and coming acts. The always dance-ready Friendly Fires (“Can’t Wait Forever”) are back with their first album in 8 years, Peter Bjorn and John show they still have a knack for earworm […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 8-30-19 feat. HAIM, Tove Lo, Caamp, Goth Babe and more

Perhaps I caught the vibe of my 4th of July 2019 DAY mixes a bit too hard. It appears that those chill sounds soundtracked the rest of my summer as well. This end of the summer mixtape hits similar notes with hazy, laid back melodies that pair very well with a cloudy IPA, hard seltzer, […]

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MIXTAPES: 4th of July 2019 DAY & NITE

My favorite mixtapes of the year have arrived: 4th of July mixtapes. Three sets ready for the holiday weekend, DAY (indie), DAY (dance edition), and NITE (dance and house music). The more traditional DAY mix hovers between indie rock, folk, reggae, pop, and alt country. There are a slew of sun-ready current and future hits […]

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MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 6-16-19 feat. Vampire Weekend, The National, Tacocat, BANKS, Bon Iver and more

Heaps of new music will be coming your way in the next few weeks. In the meantime, catch up music I’ve been listening to since April. New music from Bon Iver, Tacocat, Yeasayer, JR JR, BANKS, and more! The Vampire Weekend record has been getting infinite spins in my household since it was officially released, […]

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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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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 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, […]