This year has been a great year for music thus far, and I believe the monthly mixtapes here at Musical Pairings have been a testament to that. Each one has been jam packed with great new discoveries and the August mix is no exception. This one offers a little something for everyone: lo-fi garage rock, psychedelic folk-pop, electronica, hip hop, experimental hip hop, 90’s rap, synth pop, electro pop, and some good old-fashioned orchestral “indie” rock. I’d expect you’ll recognize some familiar faces (Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Best Coast, and Dr. Dre, for example), but you should pay extra special attention to some of the new faces (Twins of a Gazelle, We Are Trees, Evenings, Jaill, & DannielRadall, for example). Enjoy!
01. Jaill – She’s My Baby
02. Best Coast – Crazy For You
03. Miniature Tigers – Tropical Birds
04. Black Brick – Baby, I Need Your Loving (The Four Tops Cover)
05. Evenings – Still Young
06. DannielRadall – No. 6
07. Dr. Dre – California Love
08. Flying Lotus – Melt!
09. Big Boi – Shutterbug (Ft. Cutty)
10. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
11. Teen Daze – Wet Hair (Japandroids Cover)
12. LAKE R▲DIO – VCR Operation
13. The Gaslamp Killer – Kobwebs (Ft. Gonjasufi)
14. Twins of a Gazelle – Take It Or Leave It
15. We Are Trees – Final Round
16. Cults – Oh My God
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