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Turntable Kitchen :: April 2011 Mix

2011 has been a surprisingly good year for music fans so far.  We’ve already had a great new Radiohead album and an album by Fleet Foxes that is arguably a masterpiece.  The Weeknd came out of nowhere and gave us a free downloadable mixtape that I suspect will grace many Top Albums of 2011 list come year end.  Albums by Mirah & Thao, James Blake, tUnE-yArDs, The Motel Beds, Steffaloo, and Loch Lomond have been delightful surprises.  And to top it all off we’ve received great EPs by We Are Trees, Rockie Fresh, Typhoon and Work Drugs. So yeah, it’s been a damn good year so far, and we are only a quarter of the way through.  I’ve included many of those artists on this mixtape and/or the March mixtape (in fact Steffaloo appears twice and her photography has been selected as the album art) in addition to a whole host of other great finds that I’ve stumbled upon this year.  For a fun drinking game – try taking a shot every time someone says “gangsta” while listening to this mix.  You’ll never make it through “We Can’t All Be Hipsters” with anything resembling sobriety.

Side note: TK has been nominated for “Best Independent Music Blog” for the MTV O Music Awards!  We are extremely humbled just to be nominated.  The rules allow you to vote once a day via Facebook, then 10 times a day via their site, and 10 times a day through Twitter (it’ll auto tweet that you voted for us the first time you do it – but not after that).  If you like what we do – please take a few seconds to vote.  You don’t have to vote for us all 21 times (though we’d be eternally grateful if you did):


Turntable Kitchen :: April 2011 Mix (zip file)

01. We Are Trees – I Don’t Believe In Love
02. Junip – In Every Direction (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Mix)
03. tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta
04. The Revolving Birds – Follow You Off
05. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
06. Rockie Fresh – Duckin’ and Dodgin’
07. Body Language – You Can
08. Steffaloo – When The Sun Goes Down
09. The Weeknd – The Morning
10. Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats – TANG GOLF
11. Billy Comfort – Wonder of We (feat. Steffaloo)
12. James Blake v. Bun B – We Can’t All Be Hipsters (Sound Remedy Mash Up)
13. Paperfangs – Witches
14. AZ – Phone Tap (feat. The Firm)
15. Work Drugs – Third Wave (Cayman Islands Session)
16. Gypsyblood – Take Your Picture
17. The National – Think You Can Wait

Don’t forget to “heart” our songs on hypem if you like what you hear!  Picture courtesy of Steffaloo!

Posted by Matthew Hickey


Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Brian

    Vote casted! Good luck!

  • zkosta

    hey im here to post my all original mash up album… thank you and i will never forget the ppl who support me….

    just want to get some real shit out there.. tired of the fake.

  • Cat

    how do i download individual tracks?

  • Matthew

    If you are on a PC – right click on the track you want, and then “save as” should do it. On a mac I think you just hover over the link and then Ctrl + click and then “save link as.”

  • Cutler

    Hey, this is such a neat thing. Me and my girlfriend have the same tastes as you guys-she is a brilliant cook and I am an incessant music lover. Thanks for sharing some great mixes!

  • Matthew

    Hey Cutler, it’s great to meet (even if only online) another couple like us! Keep stopping by and let me know if you have any music recommendations for me.

  • Cutler

    Right about now I’d heavily recommend the new Charles Bradley, Destroyer, Rachel Goodrich, and if you find yourself grooving to ska there is a quite good band called The Pinstripes we saw recently.

  • Matthew

    Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve definitely heard the first three. We did a post about Charles Bradley not too long ago. The Pinstripes are a new one though – I’ll definitely check them out. Thanks!

  • Parker

    Just found out about this site today via Hype Machine, what a pleasant surprise! Great music so far, and I’m looking forward to checking out the recipes:)

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