Long Overdue Mixtape

June 30, 2010

It has been sometime since I have done a mixtape for you readers.  Such a slacker I am.  It’s pretty easy to do in this fine season of summer.  I cannot seem to get enough of being outdoors.  For once in my life I feel like I am addicted to nature and everything naturally beautiful about this wonderful planet that we inhabit.  I still have managed to somewhat stay on top of the music thing though.  Here are some of the sounds that have been soundtracking my life these past couple of weeks.

Plan B – Prayin (Breakage Remix)

NUfrequency – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)

Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Remix)

James Yuill – Give You Away

The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)

The Drums – It Will All End In Tears

Toro Y Moi – Blessa

Hot Chip – I Feel Better

Minus The Bear – My Time

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)

James Yuill

March 17, 2010

So this St. Patrick’s Day I have decided to refrain from my usual shannanigans and behave.  I decided it was just best to stay in.  I did however at lunch have a Smithwick’s to toast this great saint of boozing.  So since I have decided to stay in for the evening and I did what I usually do when I have free time, look for new music.  With doing this I feel like I have hit the jackpot tonight.  This fine evenings discovery is British singer/songwriter James Yuill.

 

James brings a brilliant balance of acoustics and electronics.  He manages to use beats for the backbone and then layer his meloncholy guitars and vocals upon them.  It’s brilliant.  It’s “folktronica”?  Maybe.  Either way it definetly hit the spot.  James is also in good company as far as it goes for label mates.  His new album Turning Down Water For Air is on Moshi Moshi Records.  This label has also signed great artist such as Hot Chip, Lykke Li, Bloc Party, and Friendly Fires.  Give James a shot.  I’m pretty sure you will appreciate him as much as I do.

James Yuill – Left Handed Girl

James Yuill – This Sweet Love

James Yuill – No Pins Allowed