Better late than never, yeah? As is usually, zanimal and I collab on a special mix at the end of every year–it’s nothing but tunes we loved, kept on repeat, and want to remember as a mark on the year. This mix is just over 4 hours of listening time–so hunker down, or throw on […]
The Doc–also known as mixtape master Zanimal on the interwebs–and I met over music. Under the blazing Coachella sun and the evening haboobs, we danced to set after set of tunes for that moment. We saw French djs no one else wanted to see and were catatonic at FlyLo’s visual stories under the desert sky. […]
And in 2020, my partner Zanimal and I decided to collaborate yet again on our top tracks of the year. It’s a pretty massive mix. While this year was tragic in so many ways for us and the world, musicians had a lot of time, and so they channeled the mood and made some art. […]
Even if this space was rather sparse and quiet this year, it was because rather than writing about the music, I was straight listening and live gigging it all. I went to so many shows; I bought a ton of albums. I churned out a mix each quarter. And in 2019, my partner Zanimal and […]
This year was pretty massive in music. There were so many standout tracks and I often found myself humbly wondering if the “album is dead” like the kids say these days. If this list of 55 tunes is any indication, tracks reign supreme–those total bangers you want to sink your teeth into over and over […]
Critics and listeners often pick apart the music women create, studying their personal lives and movements; the notion that women’s music comes from deep within the personal and that their lyrics can only be autobiographical is to greatly underscore their musicality, their inventiveness, their artistry. Ultimately, their imagination. But the women in music this year […]
He kills it, once again. If you don’t know Zanimal’s mixtape series, and all of his other mixes, get on it. He’s my life partner in crime, and my in house taste maker. Get at it. It features tracks from Tei Shi, Actress, Busy P, Goldlink, Cashmere Cat, Yaeji, Clark, and Soulwax. We’ve featured some […]
This one from Zanimal is killing. On repeat today. Get it.
When Zanimal asked me to create a guest mix for this famed Mixedtape series, I didn’t hesitate to begin crafting mix after mix in my mind. And then, the election happened. And as a person of color, it rocked me to my core and devastated and depressed me in ways I didn’t think politics could. […]
Volume 5 is a personal favorite, released about 2 weeks ago by my guy, and humbly on constant repeat. Zanimal is a gem. His mixes are boss. And he makes ’em amazing using a pretty basic set up in our house. Happy listening. It’s perfect for your weekend, promise.