Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2012

This was an incredible month for free hip hop MP3s, and it was an incredible month for songs by Lemonade because “Neptune” is one of this year’s finest. And so the paramaters I gave myself with this month’s mix are as follows: Open with Lemonade’s “Neptune,” and create a track flow that blended but flipped genres, where most every alternate track was one of said indelible hip hop cuts. So we’ve got R&B, rap, baroque pop, rap, kraut rock, rap, and on. The mood arc goes from ebullience (tracks 1 through 4) to something darker and with more smoke (starting with El-P’s “The Full Retard”). There are come-ons (“Neptune,” Mr. Mutha Fuckin’ eXquire’s sex celebratory “Good Pussy In Chicago”), and there is one of the year’s best beats with Big Baby Gandhi’s “Blue Magic,” which features Das Racist, and also features the best Jay-Z, Nas, and Coldplay references of 2K12. Download this please, and don’t skip around:

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2012 (.zip, 75.1MB)

01 Lemonade – “Neptune”
02 Big Baby Gandhi – “Blue Magic” (Feat. Das Racist)
03 AU – “Get Alive”
04 Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Good P*ssy In Chicago”
05 El-P – “The Full Retard”
06 Dive – “Geist”
07 SpaceGhostPurrp – “No Evidence”
08 Broken Water – “Tempest”
09 Action Bronson – “Double Breasted”
10 Moonface – “Headed For The Door”

Happy March everybody.

Comments (12)
  1. GAH!

    Opens with Lemonade… DownloadDownloadDownload.

  2. yo it’s 2012. where’s the stream link?

  3. Elyse Howdershell  |   Posted on Mar 29th, 2012 -8

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    • Hey. You’re cute.

      But you keep talkin’ bout the Shins on these NEW lists – that single came out in January and the album is out now too – doesn’t mean you/we won’t love it for the rest of our lives, but thins move fast here on the internets.

      Old news ;)

    • I’ll buy whatever your company wants me to if you’ll go out with me, okay? You had me at, “I’m a sneaky neuromarketer.”

  4. #7 is the type of song you can put on permanent repeat and listen to it all day. No seriously the production will have your brain drooling for more and more.

  5. As always, a great list by Stereogum. Here’s another great March 2012 Playlist (link below). Lemonade, Dive, and Teen Daze were all on the short list of tracks that didn’t make it.

  6. this is great – thanks!
    I’m just going to throw this out there – sometimes, every so often, the vocal on neptune reminds me of the way linkin park would sound if they weren’t shit nuggets. chester mostly. why do I know that name? Come on bro. don’t play dumb.

  7. I am obsessed with AU – “Get Alive”!

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