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52 mixtapes: no future/no past

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” Alan Watts

Track List

As Young as Yesterday. Korallreven
Space is Only Noise if You Can See. Nicolas Jaar
Count Souvenirs. Junior Boys
Here Sometimes. Blonde Redhead
Memory Loss. The Radio Dept.
Sometime (Heavenly Beat Mix). Dive
Balance. Future Islands
Sometimes. My Bloody Valentine
No Future/ No Past. Cloud Nothings
Wait. M83
Some Things Last a Long Time. Mina Tindle
Memory Gospel. Moby
Never Change. Julianna Barwick

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52 mixtapes: Real is a Feeling

“You watch too many films. Too many films for real.”

This week’s mixtape is inspired by… wait for it…


Mainly, the maxim that “the brain is the screen” or as Gregory Flaxman puts it, “[t]his screen is a form of relation, of interchange, of mutual synthesis between the brain and the universe” and by exploring this interval, we experiment with how new realities are constantly created and composed. Hoorah!


Blown Minded. Young Galaxy

Harsh Realm. Widowspeak

For Real. Tricky

Videotapes. Blouse

Believe. CANT

Systems Breaking Down. Anna

Real is a Feeling. Pictureplane

Unreal. UNKLE

Videotape. Radiohead

Video Games. Lana Del Ray

So Real. Jeff Buckley

It’s Only Make Believe. Conway Twitty

Movie Screen. Chelsea Wolfe

Open Eyes (demo). The XX

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This one goes out to all you David Lynch fans out there…

52 mixtapes: Ghost of Love

Track list

Ghost of Love. David Lynch

Falling. Julee Cruise

In Dreams. Roy Orbison

Lou Reed. This Magic Moment

Wicked Game. Chris Isaak

Song to the Siren. This Mortal Coil

Sixteen Reasons. Connie Stevens

Blue Velvet. Bobby Vinton

Be-Bop-A-Lula. Gene Vincent

The Locomotion. Little Eva

Monkey Gone to Heaven. Pixies

Llorando (Crying). Rebekah Del Rio

Sinnerman. Nina Simone

Mysteries of Love. Angelo Badalementi & Julee Cruise

“This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top." 

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52 mixtapes: warm in the winter

hey kids! I know you think that I’m joking about us all moving here, but I am not. California in january is where it is at. Hopefully this playlist will communicate the sunset drives, desert wind and hollywood dreaminess of the golden state.

Warm and sunny on top, dark and desperate underneath.

Dance your hearts out friends!

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january: the chills

A little mix to keep your toes tapping and your heart warm during these chilly times.

Track List

Intro. Friendzone

Near. Main Attrakionz + Shady Blaze

Lana Del Rey. Born to Die (Woodkid Remix)

Brains. Lower Dens

Brothers. Tanlines

Know Me. Frankie Rose

Genesis. Grimes

With Just One Glance. Nicolas Jaar

In Real Life. Molly Nilsson

The Way Down. Die Jungen

Lord Knows Best. Dirty Beaches

The Chills (feat. Raw Moans). Police Academy 6

Lose It (Planningtorock Remix). Austra

All the Beautiful Things in the World. Caged Animals

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What’s that? You need a Valentine’s mix!?

Well, here you go!

52 mixtapes: alone/together (or Valentine’s Day is the worst)

Warning: this may be the most depressing (and rad!) V-day mix you have ever heard, which also makes it the most appropriate.