DecibelCast Vol. 11 “Heart Shaped Rejection”


Last year our February mix, [dB-03] “Love Sick Mixtape” was dedicated to love in all its manifestations. Well, the newest installment of our DecibelCast series focuses on the lovers in the world hurt and downcast. Whether your love has withered away, simply up and left or if distances, physical or metaphorical, keep you separated this mixtape is for you. So if you’re spending Valentines day alone this year sit back, let go and open up to the sounds of Heart Shaped Rejection.

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Coma Cinema – “Hell”

Liz Hodson & Josiah Wolf – “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Emily Wells – “Mamas Gonna Give You Love”

Still Corners – “Hearts of Fools”

Allah-Las – “Vis-A-Vis”

George Maple – “Uphill”

Michael Kiwanuka – “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen cover)”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”

Foxygen – “San Francisco”

Gap Dream – “58th St. Fingers”

Natural Child – “That’s How I Got To Memphis”

Duncan Mcknight – “Highway Diamond”

Cate Le Bon – “Shoeing The Bones”

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue ft. Kazu Makino”

Darkstar – “Timeaway”

Millionyoung – “Lovin”

Toro y Moi – “So Many Details”

Bear/Face – “Taste My Sad”

Diamond Messages – “You Were The One”

Chelsea Wolfe – “The Way We Used To”

Yo La Tengo – “Ill Be Around”

Alex Bleeker – “These Days”

Ganglians – “Cryin’ Smoke”

Mina Tindle – “Plein Nord (demo)”

Dignan Porch – “Like It Was Again”

King Tuff – “Swamp Of Love”


Millionyoung – Variable

It seems every time I feel I’m done with that genre we all reluctantly refer to as “chillwave” a producer drops a track that brings me right back into that spiraling synth madness. This time it’s one of my favorites, Miami native Mike Diaz AKA Millionyoung.  I was first introduced to his electronic magic with his remix of Memoryhouse’s To The Lighthouse. A few EP’s and a full length later he’s preping his next LP Variable to be released feb. 12th 2013 via Rix Records / Old Flame Records.

Stream and download the lead track Lovin below. Its a swirling tropical love song full of his signature swaying guitar riffs and hazy electronic atmosphere. I threw in a few of my favorites from previous efforts and a couple videos as well.

Millionyoung – Lovin

Memoryhouse – ToThe Lighthouse (Millionyoung remix)

Millionyoung – Hammock (Sunndream EP 2010)

Millionyoung – Carlissian (Replicants LP 2011)

Millionyoung – Sentimental (Replicants LP 2011)

video for Youthless off Sunndream directed by Juan Camilo Gonzalez

video for Easy Now off Replicants