Wednesday, January 13, 2016

M -> Mixtape

Here is a mix I threw together for fun. Some of the tracks are old some new. It's just what I've been vibing too this winter. I made it available for download because eventually I'll remove it to upload some other stuff. If you like what you hear, make sure to download it while it's around. More importantly check out the artists you like, and support them. The SYMBOL next to the track is a link back to the release.


  1. Wolftone & Brakebill - In the Cut
  2. Skywlkr - Eyez Wide Open
  3. SkyscraperShawty - WTF
  4. Keyboard Kid - Life's Real World 2 Gil
  5. Squadda B - Never Understand
  6. DoNormaal - The Veil (ft. Jay-Hi)
  7. F1lthy & The Loosie Man - Labbatt Blue
  8. Goth Money Records - Yng16
  9. Makonnen & Key! - I Understand
  10. AJ Suede - Gotham Mountain
  11. Shabazz Palaces - Blastit
Enjoy and support the music.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Best of 2015

The year is ending in four days now. In 2015, I made a lot of good memories, and they all revolve around the local music scene. Here are my favorite releases from the past year.

Best of 2015

Full Releases
  1. Wolftone - Introvert Exhibition
  2. On the Edge !!

  3. BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
  4. Six Degrees !!

  5. Future, DJ Esco - 56 Nights
  6. Now !!

  7. Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
  8. Grief !!

  9. Toro Y Moi - Samantha
  10. Room for 1zone !!

  11. AJ Suede - Automatic Wavecap
  12. Gotham Mountain !!

  13. Raury - All We Need
  14. Revolution !!

  15. Astro King Phoenix - Aurum Silentium
  16. Omnes Videntes Nubes !!

  17. DoNormaal - Jump or Die
  18. Chocolate Delight !!

  19. Archy Marshall - A New Place 2 Drown
  20. Swell !!

  1. Black Kray - YNG16
  2. Jamie XX, Young Thug, Popcaan - I Know There's Gonna Be
  3. Mackned - Don't Know Why
  4. Skylar Spence - Can't You See (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
  5. Young Bruh - SouljahWitch's Faith
  6. Working on Dying - Labbatt Blue
  7. Ashtre Surfa - ETHER
Click the for a free download or stream.

A poster from a previous Stay Happy Collective event.

Shout out to Stay Happy Collective for having a show once a month with a killer line up. In 2016 I want to keep building momentum in the music scene of Seattle.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

D -> DoNormaal (Jump Or Die)

This week, Seattle artist DoNormaal dropped a new tape Jump or Die. This album has been a long time in coming. DoNormaal has been touring Seattle with Raven Matthews, Wolftone and Brakebill for some time now. The collective under the moniker of 6950 or Northblend plays at houses, galleries, bars and any other venue tossed their way. Each time they make the space bounce.

DoNormaal has been a favorite local act of mine since I first saw her in the basement of the Fortress this past Summer.The first thing to catch my attention was the energy she brought to the mic. DoNormaal bares herself in her lyrics, she is completely comfortable in vulnerability. Her performances are proof of that.

With roots in New York and south California it makes sense she brings enough energy to shake Seattle out of its daily life. If you haven't had an opportunity to see her perform live yet I suggest you get out to one of many shows she plays with 6950. They happen about once a week, usually more. The next opportunity is this Saturday.

If you come out this Saturday you get to see her, and the rest of this amazing line-up for a suggested donation of $5 (no one gets turned away for funds). I'll also be hosting the event and introducing artists. Enjoy the new tape and check out local music.