Indie Playlist: Sept. 24, 2012

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01. Moullinex – Kassette

Check out Português DJ/producer Moullinex with his latest maravilhoso releases! Cool thing about brus like Moullinex, they’ll play tracks like Kassette at numerous live settings and give ‘em away for free-fitty as a “thank you for chillin’ hard with me and I hope we can continue to have nice things together” gift.

If you’ve had any inkling towards the nu-disco & house scene, you’ve probably seen his name pop up here and there on original productions and remixes from equally awesome artists. Moullinex is finally prepping his debut album Flora, due out late October via must-peep indie label Gomma Records.

02. Sango – Da Rocinha

Ever since Diplo, Jonas Rathsman, and other like-minded producers spread knowledge about Brazilian favela booty beats (baile funk AKA funk carioca) throughout DJ/production culture, it’s hard to stop fantasizing about base-jumping off of Cristo Redentor drenched in celebratory 2014 (World Cup)/2016 (Olympics) caipirinhas.

I can’t explain how much I’ve been wanting these sounds to come together. I don’t remember exactly how I found out about Sango (Sweetest Drip OG I’m lookin’ at chu ♥), but I’m sho as fuq glad I’ve got these beats in my collection now. Behold: 808-driven/no-hands clapping dance music excellence.

“After spending time just searching for music outside the US, I luckily landed on some of the most influential, unique and most developed sound that has been out for quite some time. The sound I speak about is Brazil’s own, baile funk or what they call it, “funk carioca”. This mixtape is more of a sound study of baile funk. I felt this sound is still somewhat untouched in some music scenes. I wanted to give my interpretation of the music, and was also curious of how baile funk’s distinct loops and provoking sounds would sound layer under my ideas. This EP is loud and real.

The name Da Rocinha simply means, in Brazilian Portuguese, “Of Rocinha”. Rocinha is one of the most popular favelas in Brazil, which is located in Rio De Janeiro. Rocinha pretty much birth the baile funk sound and what I want to show is how Rocinha influenced me.”Sango

03. Hemingway – Joy Stick

It’s inevitable that music makers who grew up playin’ vidya gamez will end up injecting those lovable/addicting 8-64 bit ditties into today’s production standard. There are many contemporary artists trying to conceptualize/personalize tunes based on their favorite video game soundtracks; Groundislava and Noms especially come to mind outside of the chiptune genre.

Our bru Hemingway is no exception with his latest tune Joy Stick, which I could see used as a perfect BGM for an avant-garde porno or a simply a go-to track for when you wanna kick back and let these funky bleep bloops soothe your soul.

04. Jonas Rathsman – W4W

Since summertime nearing its end according to back to school sales and the sudden lack of massive music festivals on a moment’s notice, might I suggest pulling out that beach chair for a couple more uses?

W4W by Jonas Rathsman is an essential farewell-to-summer tune, especially with its luscious steel-drum assisted buildup and signature vibetastic vocals. If anything’s troubling you these days — like if you couldn’t finish that beautiful bb tan in time (ooooooof baby baby) — maxchill with an artist who’ll never do you dirt.

05. Knxwledge – klemintine|taype

Lemme end with a kiss on da forehead for all my beautiful bbs out there. Finna spread that peace, love, and Knxwledge.

lovin’ u~ lovin’ u~ 어떡해 what should I do?


Indie Playlist: August 13, 2012

Shoutouts to everyone spinning vinyl, manipulating ones and zeros, and straight-up twerkin’ their asses off in the name of trill life. Whoever and whatever you are, as long as you’re doin’ you we love u too bb.

I suspect you’re wondering why some fool named Teuel Riosejo is trolling the fuck out of you and your interests. I read a Wikileakzzz article saying he’s a peaceful spacenoid who’s trying to connect deeply with all Earthlings he encounters on his journey to the lost realm of Trill.

Or maybe you’re a fresh driplet checking out Sweetest Drip for the fourth time, hoping we’ve laid off the pipe in order to publish coherent & palatable Neue Yhorker-style journalism. SO SOLLY SOLJA BOYEE. This is Sweetest “Lil BB” Drip, where we luv u long time without fucking you over. Still don’t get it? Here’s a quote

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. — King “Yung Based Solomane” Solomon

Life (lol) is a rehashed game of World of Exciting Mariocraft 69 on Microsontendo Funbox XLE TT ZTEC (with a reasonable MSRP of $

Luckily, you’re a new player with a unique set of perks to take it on like a boss that paid the cost. We’re your personal Game Genie, providing you with Tips & Tricks & PROTIPS to help you on your quest towards being a TRU GAMEPRO.


I just found out about Antwon today after whining about how I didn’t vibe with much music this week (sorry 4 da tears Howard). Felt a lil down; definitely a bit depressed. Whenever I start feeling this way, I close my eyes and connect to the Internet/Earth to let it know that it’s not at fault and that these are tears of frustration because I’m not being real enough.

It’s cool though; yung wayfarers on the path to Trill like you and I have the luxury of friends who share awesome work created by great minds. Shortly after my whinefest, I found this video shared by Lil Texas on Facebook, who dubbed it the hardest ish right now. Tears be gone: The sun is high & so am I.

Living Every Dream is touted as the ∆∆∆ OFFICIAL SUMMER JAM 2012 ∆∆∆, a claim that sits well with new and OG Antwon fans alike. Since California’s home to so many big thangz poppin’ like your brus at Sweetest Drip, we just wanna make sure hot jams like these are appreciated by patrons of renaissance manes & honeys worldwide.

Some cool-guy bullet-point insight on Antwon:

Uh honestly, fuck cool guy shit. Instead, have fun with tracks like these anyway you see fit. In the name of optimism, we all talk loud but the real trick is to dream way louder as long as you’re not fucking everyone else over in the process. Werk hard, play harder, love hardcore. Can’t wait to see what Antwon has in store for us listeners tryna live out our dreams.

02. Contact Lens – OLD RACKS TROPHY

Contact Lens is one of the trillest beatsmiths I’ve had the pleasure of keeping tabs on. I lurk his social networks pretty hard for his music as he continues to show grow with each of his new releases. I love his take on slow’d life; I also really appreciate the lil gems with which he adorns on his Tumblr.

Beats like OLD RACKS TROPHY are what got me into Contact Lens in the first place, but you’ll want to check out these two uploads from the past month to keep up to date with this young Ohioan gentlemane.

I also challenge you to listen to his entire catalogue of beats if ya feel him fa real. When I first interviewed CL, he was a good way into the Screw Tapes series by the late and great DJ Screw, paying homage to the man who inspired his slow’d touch.

03. FearofDark – Rolling Down the Street, In My Katamari (Noms “Kawaii Till I Dai” Bootleg)

Noms is a real inspiration to all us yung trillionaires trying to hone in on our innermost desires. He’s always looking for new ways to pluck at our heartstrings on his love-koto (i.e. production equipment). Noms’ Kawaii Till I Dai bootleg of this Katamari Damacy song hits me right in the spot that makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

If this sounds like a bunch of Japanese to you, then you’re right. Ask your local Lord of the Games to set you on a proper journey complete with balls, rolling, and feeling the cosmos. They’ll treat you with a quirky title called Katamary Damacy, an epic about a young Prince having to piece together a broken universe because his asshole father, the King of the Cosmos, fucks shit up for everyone just tryna chill.

It’s an uplifting story that helps hikokimori brus out with their dark times. Like how Noms mixes together meaningful fragments of 2cool4u niches into loveable om nom noms that are simply good for any soul.

If you’re tired of all the gun talk in your music, I suggest a lil peace of mind by way of a Japanophile producer who’s just too rare, positive, inspirational to be brought down by any hater. Looking for more? Noms has an interview and exclusive free download for his latest b i g choon Showtime, via like-minded trillblog The Dankles.

Hopefully this makes sense to minds not too boggled by rolling balls and na nananananana na na Katamari I love you talk. Ay Jackie, do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? No need for small talk when the answer lies in pressing ► and listen to all ♫ with an open ♥

04. Groundislava – Cool Party

While we’re on the topic of video games and not trying to be cool, allow us to present a teaser track for Groundislava’s Feel Me LP scheduled for release on August 28. Based off SoundCloud comments, I found out that the sample used for Cool Party was from classic role-playing game, Chrono Trigger. I know of the game and its acclaim, but I got into RPGs a bit late (Final Fantasy VIII) in life so I was kinda late to the videogame cool party.

But I do recognize a great sample when I hear it, and based off of this and other recent Groundislava works, I feel good vibes coming from the upcoming album. Groundislava fans can enjoy a nice read on five videos that inspired Feel Me over at blog ROSE QUARTZ.

Real talk: I’m truly grateful for Friends of Friends keeping it real and exceeding fan expectations by keeping a close clique of artists who have an understanding of what we like in our electronic music adventures.

05. FAWS – Other Peoples’ Poetry mix

Yours Truly is a top-shelf San Franciscbro-based blog that I’ve been keeping up with this year since diving deeper into the blogosphere. They’ve got this really great series of artist-curated playlists called Other Peoples’ Poetry that’s totally something you’ll want to fux wit sooner than later. I love how each artist includes a personal, handwritten note for their personal OPP mix to set the mood and get you in the know with the playlists and vibes they’ve selected.

FAWS, another mysteriously charming producer veiled by distance (he’s from Dublin) and the Internet, put together this Zen-as-you-can-get garden of tunes capable of making the biggest tank of a man tenderly clutch at his heart. This is true of most of my favorite OPP posts, especially the mixes put together by Elite Gymnastics, Solar Bears, Star Slinger, Blood Orange, Jensen Sportag, and Tomas Barfod!

If you ever need to get into the mood, or if you’re looking to unwind and lose yourself in sound it FAWS definitely feels like the type of bru who’s there for you. BRB while I recover from listening to the Blue Notes EP for the first time~

06. Hemingway’s Slow Cruise Mix Vol. 2 for The Ambitious C

Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s MaybelSHUTDAFUQUP!

I can’t seem to find the “right” words, mostly because it’s like 5:17AM and this new Sweetest layout has me thinking about so many future projects I’d like to share with my bbs. That, and The Ambitious C interview was spot on with analysis of Hemingway‘s Slow Cruise Mix, especially since author CCERADOY manages Hemingway under his Toronto-based Brilliantine label (now on my list of things to check out when I wake up tomorrow before Internet-ADD kicks in).

I can tell you that I’ve been listening to this mix for a week straight: at the beach, in the car, at home, while jacking o– I mean, werking out. If chillin’ is hard for you, Hemingway’s playlist will lay you down and lather you up with everything you need to relax.

yellow mind, brown body, black soul, white smoke, red eyes

Brown Body, Yellow Mind, Black Soul, White Smoke, Red Eyes, Rainbow Cosmos

honey goo: the stickiest indie playlist drippin' down da honeycomb

Honey Goo: August 3, 2012

credit:“I wonder if cops like analbeadz.”  These kinds of important questions prove that you have that artsy aesthetic, mein Sweetest readers, and we want to experiment all o’er dat shit.

Today we’re dropping off a fresh batch of Honey Goo ( /Honhay Gyu/ ), these are longer, stickier DJ sets and mixes from artists we think are titties. Think of it as sipping and appreciating a fine surp.


We know you’re busy with Things To Do all weekend to make that thick playlist for those beach drives. These. shall. sustain. you ~ <3 haowar

01. Flosstradamus – BANNED

Flosstradamus got BANNED on Monday, so yesterday they returned the favor:

BAD NEWS: so CPD is saying our set at West Fest almost caused a “riot” so they’ve had us removed from the Mad Decent Block Party. –via Flossybook

I’m extremely upset about this, but will refrain from going on any rants or tirades. Just know that we have you on our back Chicago, and we’ll be back VERY SOON!

It’s all (Mad Decent, their block parties, Flosstradamus, riotlyf) a big deal. So is UNDERGR☢UND ANTHEM, coming out August 18. Props to everyone keepin’ it real #inspirational for all the yung trapper keepers worldwide.

UZ – ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ† 13

02. Hemingway’s Slow Cruise Mix Vol. 2 for The Ambitious C

I srsly don’t know what to do wichu if u don’t wna let da funk into ur lyf. Hemingway fans, new and old, this one’s for when you need to give yourself (& maybe ur boo) that Sweetest lovin’. Next time you pick your honey up from yoga, count on Hemingway to help u both out with cool down exercises, showering, and even cooking (via werkin’ out, gettin’ wet, and eating food and listening to music sound better wichu bb).

1. Sunshine – Sunner Soul
2. At Claudjas – Pete Herbert
3. Risin’ To The Top – Keni Burke
4. What It Feels Like – Volta Cab
5. Why (12″ Mix) – Carly Simon
6. Gredit – Ben E Slow
7. Outstanding (Hemingway’s Ace Of Base Edit) – Toomy Disco
8. Caribbean Girl (New Found Land Mix) – Mario Basanov
9. Dare – An-2
10. Everydub (Joey Negro Mix) – The Sunburst Band
11. You Get The Best From Me (Hemingway Edit) – Alicia Myers
12. Take Me – Casiopea

03. Kong – Mixes from the Astral Plane Vol. 4

Kong and Astral Plane are tite, no doubt about it. This mix is a journey through all things current, vibin’, and everything u need to feel da beat of our generation. When the weight of the world is 2 heavy pon ur shoulders, call upon the aid of tru brus who’ll lift u to astral planes and beyond…

1. Dreams – OooO
2. Schoolboy Q ft Kendrick Lamar – Blessed (Obey City Edit)
3. Morri$ – A New Day
4. Gangsigns – Bounce
5. Moist Ghost – Bounce
6. Lockah – Now U Wanna
7. Jim-E Stack – 3rd Soul
8. M.A. Beat! – Jailbait (We Sink Remix)
9. Henry Krinkle – Back to Me
10. Kastle – Could You Want Me
11. KwikFlk – I Love You
12. Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want
13. Bosstone – Call Me Up (DJ Hook Remix)
14. Usher – Cclliimmaaxx (DJ Sliink Remix)
15. Jim-E Stack – Bubble Boy
16. Fatima Al Qadiri – Vatican Vibes (Dubbel Dutch)
17. Lockah – The Sour Drink From the Ocean
18. Ryan Hemsworth – Faith In Something
19. Owls & Bodhi – Say My Name
20. Tokyo Hands – R U Dat Somebody
21. LDFD – Twerk It
22. Sinjin Hawke – Love is On Your Side
23. RL Grime – Amphibian
24. James Blake – CMYK
25. Kastle – I Know
26. Giraffage & XXYYXX – Even Though
27. Abel – Girls (Baauer Remix)

04. HitsofBass – Too Much Heat

Are you driving touge 4 lyf? So am I (or at least it’d be sick if I could have that under my belt).

I mean, just go for it. HitsofBass went for it with his solid contribution of bwompin’ tyunez. Thank artists like these for painting the ‘cloud Sistine clean if ya namean.

If trap dolphins don’t get ya geek’d up for the day, maybe my virtual kiss on the forehead will bb.

Is U Rollin’ -DjembaDjemba
Club Rez (Inflect Refix) -Girl Unit
Bubble Boy (Myrryrs remix) -Jim-E-Stack
So High (Dubbel Dutch Remix) -Brenmar
Choppaz -Drippin
I Fink U Freaky (CRNKN Remix) -Die Antwoord
Fizzy Drink -Sinjin Hawke and Lucid
Loved You -Hypha
Bouncing Harbour (Munchi RMX) -Funkin’ Matt
Goooo -TNGHT
Trap Shit 8 -UZ
Every Single Night (DjembaDjemba Remix) -Fiona Apple
Wheez-ie Big Gulp -Juxta
Triton 101 -Myrryrs
Ray -Tigorilla
Rollup (Baauer Remix) -Flosstradamus

05. FoF Mix #18 – dublab Essential Elements (7.19.2012)

You’re listening to the present. Maybe these vibes will fit you better than the last pair you tried on. No need 2 be scared cause you’re chillin’ with Friends of Friends.

Try it out cause u might look and feel pretty fly 2.

John Talabot – “Depak/Ine” – Fin (Permanent Vacation)
Test House – “Love Is Not Enough” – Bitemarks (All Hands Electric)
Maria Minerva – “Lovecool” – Cabaret Cixous (Not Not Fun Records)
Dntel – “Still” – Aimlessness (Pampa)
Shoeb Ahmad – “Appleseed Snow” – Watch/illuminate (Mystery Plays Records)
Forces Of Nature – “Advent” – Journeys In Time and Space (Intelligent Audio)
Swahili Noise – — – — – —
Can – “Mushroom (live)” – The Lost Tapes [1968-1975] (Mute)
“Blue” Gene Tyranny – “She Wore Red Shoes” – Detours – (Unseen Worlds)

hopin’ ur honey’d mustachios are ready 4 more goo next week

Hemingway Electro DJ

Indie Electro Cruisin' with Hemingway

Hemingway may be considered a veteran from the Electro Wars era:

Pelifics – Forever (Hemingway Remix)

He was making chill waves before chillwave became the genre du jour, and his sound has this tropical vibe to it – before it became the thing to do for other dj’s/remixers, and yet he remains in relative obscurity to the proletariat of the electro indie-webz.

Hemingway is the talented James Harris from Toronto.

Hemingway’s work may be labeled many different things and if we’re playing this game then I think tropical-dreamwave to be quite fitting.

Whatever you want to call it you can’t deny that this dj is very creative and fresh with his sound:

Cyclist – Bass Face (Hemingway’s Space Party Remix)

Hemingway’s tracks are hard to pin down — not strictly dancefloor per se, his songs are listenable in any alternative state your indie-self might be:

they’re good to vibe out to with your chill bros and broettes, they’re good to grind out too –  in SloMo, of course – with some alternative bootie, they’re perfect for when you’re cruisin’ the midnight city, and they’re a fitting choice for when you’re experimenting with some designer drugs.

Hemingway’s mixes are always a trip

When I listen to his tracks I am always transported to some sort of Banana Republic juxtaposed with the haziness of Los Angeles at 4:55am and a swirl of coconut essence (I blame the bongo drums!).

Matt Van Schie – Lady (Hemingway’s Beach Bossa Mix) (Be My Lady)
Hemingway twerkin' it

Hemingway doin' his funky biz


With such funkiness oozing out of every song Hemingway has been a long time indie electro fave for me.

Hemingway has always struck me as an absurdly creative dj/producer/remixer – taking songs in surprisingly refreshing directions.

His remixes are well executed but don’t feel too serious – they’re playful, easy going on your eardrums, and with gorgeous tropi-cool laced vibes.


Keenhouse – Aries (Hemingways Starlight Yacht Remix)

Word on the web is that he might be releasing an EP this year.

If 2012 is gonna bring anything special, I pray to the indie-electro gods that it is Hemingway’s long-awaited EP!

So, when/if the world goes at least I’ll have a dope soundtrack to go with the fireworks!

featured images credit: Hemingway via Facebook.