Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud set of the essential songs you ought to have in your ears and under your belt before moving your mind onto June. For your weekend:

Monthly Mix: May 2013 (.zip, 100.9MB)

ZIP TRACKLIST:
01 Joey Bada$$ – “Word Is Bond” (Prod. Statik Selektah)
02 Run The Jewels – “Get It”
03 Cassie – “All My Love (Kingdom Edit)”
04 Ryan Hemsworth – “Perfectly”
05 Lemonade – “Perfect Blue”
06 Mirage – “Let’s Kiss”
07 Wampire – “Trains”
08 Krill – “Purity Of Heart”
09 Speedy Ortiz – “Tiger Tank”
10 Deafheaven – “Dream House”
11 Man’s Gin – “Inspiration”
12 Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”

This Spotify version overlaps greatly, though it leads with Savages’ “No Face” and includes excellent electronica via Jon Hopkins and Boards Of Canada, which are strong and salient differentiating factors. Dig:

And for those of you with three-and-a-half hours to burn, here’s the master set:

If any of these songs have struck your fancy, this hyperlinked list of what we’re working with is your syllabus for further study:

Run The Jewels – “Get It”
Lemonade – “Perfect Blue”
Wampire – “Trains”
Clams Casino – “Bookfiend” (Feat. DOOM)
Harry Fraud – “Yacht Lash” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Riff Raff)
Atoms For Peach – “Magic Beans”
Savages – “No Face”
Ty Segall – “Music For A Film 1″
Mark McGuire – “In Search Of The Miraculous”
Kim Deal – “Hot Shot”
Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
Animal Collective – “New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)”
Deafheaven – “Dream House”
Small Black – “No Stranger”
Kingdom – “Corpse”
Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”
Speedy Ortiz – “Tiger Tank”
Kate Boy – “The Way We Are”
Vår – “Into Distance”
These New Puritans – “Fragment Two”
Ryan Hemsworth – “Perfectly”
A$AP Ferg – “Work Remix” (Feat. Schoolboy Q, French Montana, Trinidad James, A$AP Rocky)
When Saints Go Machine – “Iodine”
Mirage – “Let’s Kiss”
Bennio Qwerty – “Picture Of”
Smith Westerns – “3AM Spiritual”
The Weeknd – “Kiss Land”
Tweens – “Don’t Wait Up”
Destruction Unit – “Sonic Pearl”
Giorgio Moroder – “Racer”
Liars – “I Saw You From The Lifeboat”
Man’s Gin – “Inspiration”
Earl Sweatshirt – “Guild” (Feat. Mac Miller)
Andrew Cedermark – “At Home”
Jacques Greene – “On Your Side” (Feat. How To Dress Well)
Goodie Mob – “Special Education” (Feat. Janelle Monáe)
Joey Bada$$ – “Word Is Bond” (Prod. Statik Selektah)
Kirin J Callinan – “Love Delay”
Gold Panda – “We Work Nights”
Cassie – “All My Love (Kingdom Edit)”
CHVRCHES – “Gun”
Boards Of Canada – “Reach For The Dead”
Disclosure – “When A Fire Starts To Burn”
Krill – “Purity Of Heart”
Fuck Buttons – “The Red Wing (Edit)”
Austra – “Painful Like”
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal

Comments (4)
  1. I knew the master set was gonna take me awhile to get through when after hearing the first track I took a 30 minute tangent to find out why Kirin J Callinan was not an artist I was familiar with. That track slayed me. Great mix as always!

  2. solid gum mix. here’s another May new music mix that is also pretty good:

    http://orbitsoundnewmusic.blogspot.com/2013/05/monthly-mix-may-2013.html

  3. two local massachusetts bands in one monthly mix??? crazy.

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