DecibelCast Vol. 10 “A Seasonal Affectation”

Installment number 10 of our DecibelCast series is finally here (and not a moment too soon). The mix is basically a cross section of the various different musics I’ve been listening to this season, and thus stylistically it kind of careens wildly all over the map— lots of ’60s psyche rock, some hip-hop, some sad ’90s-style post rock, some foreign pop music and a bunch of odds and ends from 2012. In an attempt to keep the proceedings at least semi-coherent, the over-arching theme—as the name would imply—is one of melancholic introspection: an aural accompaniment to the short days and long nights of winter.

I had a lot of tracks in mind for this one and the runtime quickly ballooned to over 100 minutes. I was going to make it much shorter, but it split in half quite naturally, and so I decided to keep everything, and present it to you in two installments. That being said, it’s still intended to run seamlessly all the way through, so if you have the time check it out from start to finish.

I had a good time making this and I in my opinion it’s one my best, so hope y’all enjoy.

yours,
Jay Autom@tticus

A Seasonal Affectation Part I [Download the ZIP]

Ducktails – “GEM”

Tame Impala – “Mind Mischief”

The Haiduks – “A Tide Through the Flames”

Sunforest – “Where Are You?”

Love – “A House is Not a Motel”

Vinyl Williams – “Teal Palm”

Captain Murphy – “Immaculation” feat. Azizi Gibson & Jeremiah Jae

Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”

Thomas East – Slipping Around (45′ Version)

Child Actor – “If You Loved Me”

Gang Colours – “On Compton Bay”

Dignan Porch – “She is Landed”

King Krule – “Rock Bottom”

Belbury Poly – “A Pilgrim’s Path”

The Beta Band – “It’s Over”

Bee Gees – Sweet Song of Summer”

 

A Seasonal Affectation Part II [Download the ZIP]

Alejandro Jorodowsky “Isla”

Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”

Ghost – “Soma”

The Marshmellow Kisses – “Alapati”

Abu el Leef – “Khaleek e Elnoor”

Beadhead – “More Than Ever”

Daniele Luppi & Danger Mouse – “Morning Fog”

David Axelrod – “The Fly”

Thanh Thuy – “Tam the Bai”

Shlohmo – “15th Street”

Two Inch Punch – “Winterlude”

The Robert Glasper Experiment – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Tomato Saucers – “Cosmique Love”

Night Moves – “Classical Hearts”

Rodriguez – “Forget It”

DecibelCast Vol. 7 “Discobelity”

As you may have already discerned from the title, Vol. 7 of our DecibelCast series delves deeply into retro dance territory – think hideous polyester shirts with huge collars, ridiculously flared pantaloons and pointy ugly shoes… and cocaine of course, ridiculous amounts of cocaine on trays strapped to the heads of midget waiters (or something).

Now, had you told the me from 10 years ago that I would be promoting something like this, I would have surely looked at you cockeyed and said something to the effect of “Are you fucking High?” so allow me to give a bit of background on this one.

I began 2012 primarily listening to old funk and soul music, and in my searchings, I  came across a fair amount of disco.  (I had slowly, grudgingly come to at least respect the genre at this point, for without it there would be no house music and without house there never would have been jungle, and without jungle there would have been no drum and bass, and without drum and bass my musical taste would never have become as broad as it is now.)

I remember jokingly telling both TY-rannosaurus-RIE and Evander Hologram that I probably had enough in my possession to put together a mix. When both of them unexpectedly responded with encouragement, I thought “fuck it, if nothing else it’ll put some more variety into the DecibelCast collection.”

The general aim was to display the full spectrum of the genre, which is actually much broader than probably most folks realize (I know I didn’t). So here you have it: 74  minutes of mac’d-out disco music, from under the sea to the dance floors of swanky night clubs; from the outer reaches of space to the jungles of Africa and back again, I give you Discobelity.

[dB-07] “Discobelity”

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Tracklist:
John Forde – “Atlantis”

Odyssey – “Me & You”

The Blackbyrds – “Rock Creek Park”

Dynamic Five – “Skyboat”

Emma Dorgu – “Rover Man”

The Modulations – “Love At Last”

Charles Mann – “Do it Again”

William Devaughn – “Be Thankful for What You Got” (12″ Mix)

Unlimited Touch – “Searching to Find the One”

Golden Flamingo Orchestra feat. Margo Williams – “Guardian Angel”

Joe Bataan – “Rap O Clap O”

Pino d’Angio – “Ma Quale Idea” (Nassau Rework)

Kindness – “Gee Up”

Meco – “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” (12″ Disco Mix)

Tappa Zukie – “Freak”

Benis Cletin – “Jungle Magic”

McFadden & Whitehead – “Aint No Stopping Us Now” (Risco Connection Dub)

DecibelCast Vol. 3 – “Love Sick Mixtape”

We’ve all been there before, falling in love with someone new, or already in love, or missing the love we once had.  Whichever way, love is the strongest emotion we have as humans… or at least the most popular, since it’s always talked about and sung about. In this next release from the DecibelCast series we stick to this subject pretty diligently, almost to the point of making you sick of it.  So whether or not you’re in love, looking for love, or just plain sick and tired of love all together, you should give it one more try even if it’s just through these lovely tunes.

[dB-03] Love Sick Mixtape

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Tracklist…

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Introducing “DecibelCast”

So yeah, as the name suggests, this is about 6 weeks late, but it was necessary to test out the soundcloud account (and it should work equally well for a sunny winter’s day). This is the first installment of what will hopefully be regular mixes from your homies here at DECIBELity. Brought to you by Jay Autom@tticus, it veers towards the sun-burnt, lo fi, psychedelic side of things — some older stuff, some newer stuff, and some favorites that we’ve posted this year.

[dB-01] An Indian Summer Mixtape

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Tracklist is as follows:

Caribou – “Subtronik”

Alessi Brothers – “Seabird”

The Stepkids – “La La”

Gal Costa – “Passarinho”

Thundercat – “Is it Love?”

Tropics – “Wear Out”

Neon Indian/Perrion – “If I Knew I’d Tell You”

MF Doom – “My Favorite Ladies (Etherea Bootleg)”

Tame Impala – “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind”

Pink Floyd – “Paintbox”

Air – “Highschool Lover”

Jo Jo Bennet & The Rhythm Rulers – “Leaving Rome”

Gonjasufi- “9th Inning”

Blackbird Blackbird – “Tear”

Tobacco – “Untitled Roadside Demo”

Peaking Lights – “All the Good Songs Have Been Written”

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