Think or Smile Mixtape 0×003: Wondering how we got here

Think or Smile Mixtape 0×003 is a little all over the place – think of more as a journey – through the smoke hazed LA beat scene courtesy of Flying Lotus, Take and a Flylo produced Killer Mike track. To laying in sand with Monster Rally and Javelin. Side note: If you don’t have the Javelin ‘No Mas’ album yet, go get it, it just might be your go to summer in the backyard soundtrack. Next up is some head noddin’ / body moving with Cosmic Sound, Sliegh Bells and the new Matthew Dear single (new album drops Aug 16.) Then it gets raw and dirty with new TOBACCO and a grimy Lorn remix, which gets bleeped out by Plastikman, who played a ridiculous live set at DEMF last week. Finishing up is a chopped ‘n screwed Prince track. It’s been stuck in my head for a bit now.. you’ll hear why.

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Think or Smile Mixtape 0×003: Wondering how we got here | Tracklisting:

  • FLYING LOTUS: MASSAGE SITUATION
  • KILLER MIKE: SWIMMING (PRODUCED BY FLYING LOTUS)
  • TAKE: BOUNCING CHERRIES
  • PRAVEEN & BENOIT: EMBERS (SHIGETO REMIX)
  • GONJASUFI: CANDYLANE
  • MONSTER RALLY: PEARLY
  • JAVELIN: TELL ME, WHAT WILL IT BE?
  • COSMIC SOUND: R.I.P. ROBIN THE CAT
  • MATTHEW DEAR: I CAN’T FEEL
  • SLIEGH BELLS: BEACH GIRLS
  • TOBACCO: MOTORLICKER
  • LORN: REQUIEM (FEAT, MOBB DEEP)
  • PLASTIKMAN:DISCONNECT
  • PRINCE: KISS (CHOPPED & SCREWED)
  • KURT VILE: INVISIBILITY: NONEXISTENT


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Think or Smile Mixtape 0×002

Mixtape 0×002 is essentially a handful of tracks I’ve been listening to lately.. some beats courtesy of Brainfeeder’s Lorn and Ghostly/Moodgadget’s Mux Mool whose been in the rotation for months now. The beats give way to some Avant-Pop with JDSY’s Telluride which has been stuck in my head since grabbing it via recommendation of Jakub at Moodgadget. I even used it for a short video of my recent trip to Washington/Oregon. The mix gets a tad indie with Broken Bells and Yeasayer, but its a demo version which counts for something, right? I’m still in experimentation mode with how to approach these and open to suggestions. Enjoy.

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Think or Smile Mixtape 0×002 Tracklist:

  • LORN: CHERRY MOON
  • MUX MOOL: WOLF TOME SYMPHONY (PAUL WHITE REMIX)
  • BATHS: MAXIMALIST
  • JDSY: TELLURIDE
  • JAVELIN: OFF MY MIND
  • BROKEN BELLS: THE GHOST INSIDE
  • YEASAYER: O.N.E. (DEMO VERSION)
  • WHITE FLIGHT: PANTHER
  • BOB JAMES: ANGELA [TAXI THEME SONG] (CALMER COVER)
  • LOVELIFE: 1994
  • CINNAMON CHASERS: LUV DELUXE
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Think or Smile Mixtape 0×001: Gazing Out

Lately I’ve been downloading a lot of mixtapes. I really like hearing what other people are into at the moment. So that’s essentially what these are going to be, shit I’m into to at the moment, without being too random.

A little background on my music tastes: I grew up in Detroit listening to a ton of early techno, which I still love. Over the years I’ve latched on to anything with a soul, particularly an electronic soul. My library includes everything from Kraftwerk to Brian Eno, J. Dilla to Newcleus, Matthew Dear to Luscious Jackson, Atlas Sounds to Nirvana. I’m all over the place but thats what makes a day’s soundtrack interesting.

This 40 minute mix is on the chill/pop side, with both beats and vocals, guitars and synths. I’d love to hear some feedback.. does it suck? should it be longer/shorter? tracks vs. mix? podcast vs. straight download? This is my first attempt so any/all critique will be helpful for the future.

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Think or Smile Mixtape 0×001: Gazing Out | Track listing:

  • THE SAMPS: F.X.N.C
  • ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI: ROUND AND ROUND
  • THE RADIO DEPT.: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE
  • CARIBOU: ODESSA
  • NEON INDIAN: SLEEP PARALYSIST
  • BIBIO: ALL THE FLOWERS (LONE REMIX)
  • BONOBO: KONG
  • CHARLES TREES: EXODUS
  • MAYER HAWTHORNE: JUST AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT (CHARLES TREES WORK OUT PLAN MIX)
  • HEARTSREVOLUTION: []
  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: TIME OF THE ASSASSINS (MATTHEW DEAR REMIX)
  • SOLVENT: LOSS FOR WORDS

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