My first love may be electronic music, as it has been since the early naughties, but that does not dampen my love of organic sound. This mix distills the finest guitar, jazz, and prefix-laden independent music, along with a little hops and barley, into a refreshing, full bodied lager that is FDA approved to cure road trip doldrums. I’m humbled and grateful to feature, in full-on, theremin-driven, post-rock glory, The Octopus Project [one of my favorite post-millennial collectives] as well as The Heavy, whose sophomore record grows on me a little more every time I hear it. You would also be well advised to remember the name Examples Of Twelves, as they comfortably rank among England’s finest purveyors of contemporary jazz. Sometimes good guys don’t wear white; sometimes good music comes from outside your comfort zone.
01. The Heavy - “Short Change Hero” (The House That Dirt Built)
• Start time: 0:00; Links: Counter - The Heavy
02. Jamie T - “On The Green” (Kings & Queens)
• Start time: 5:19; Links: Astralwerks - Jamie T