The San Franciscan producer's free EP The Fallout is out now and here he chooses his 50 favourite songs ever, featuring Mayer Hawthorne and Velvet Underground...
1. Lo Lindora – Kodak To Graph
Tropical mid-tempo hip hop instrumental track, feels like the intro to lion king on psychedelics.
2. Final Home(Piano Mix) – DJ Krush featuring Esthero
Minimal and sparse trip hop instrumental highlighting the torch singer-esque
vocals of Esthero.
3. Pass That Shit – DJ Rashad
A warped vocal sample surrounded by a dark & moody atmosphere and southern influenced drums.
4. Fresh Flowers Ahead – Kona Triangle
Odd slushy drums, they sound like they are vomiting, the melodic
elements and leads are amazing.
5. I Wish It Would Rain – Mayer Hawthorne
White guys got soul too.
6. Avril 14th-Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin most calm and (structurally) least spontaneous song manages to be mine and most people’s favourite.
7. Liebstraume – Franz Listz
A track I found while borrowing one of those “100 world’s greatest melodies” compilations from a library.
8. Intimate Friends – Eddie Kendricks
Downtempo soul track provided by former member of the Temptations, sampled by Alicia keys, Drake, Common, Erykah Badu, the list goes on.
9. Say Yes – Floetry
Deep soulful chords, excellent build up.
10. Crazy Over You – Bullion
An unorthodox track combining a sappy 80′s Fleetwood vocal and some hungarian dudes electronic sounding horn, very well done .
11. Someone To Call My Lover(Giraffage Remix) – Janet Jackson
Giraffage uses drums that sound like they came from a fruity loops stock package, but makes them work for the track.
12. At The River – Groove Armada
Slow build up to chorus but the incorporation of the Patti Page sample climaxes the song perfectly.
13. Manhattan – Blossom Dearie
Very atmospheric and dream like minimalist piano and vocal jazz track.
14. It Started All Over Again – Frank Sinatra
Nostalgic jazz track, sounds like it could be the intro theme to the Parent Trap.
15. Inside My Love – Minnie Riperton
Minnie > Mariah.
16. In The Mood – Tyrone Davis
One of my favorite voices from the 70′s soul era.
17. Anywayz – Esthero
A great cinematic track from a undervalued album from the trip-hop music wave.
18. Sugar Water – Cibo Matto
Trippy simple song by this Japanese duo with a good video to accompany it
19. A Ring – Towa Tei
Very creative use of a movie sample to create a stuttering chorus.
20. Girl Talk – Julie London
Very stylistic and good use of the brass section.
21. Strangers On A Train – Loveage
A Dan the Automator produced, neo-noir inspired track with an erotic novel type of overtone.
22. Over – Portishead
Dark and bleak instrumental with sullen vocals provided by Beth,
23. Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bahaus
Minimalist gothic industrial track with great atmosphere, vocals don’t come until the song is near half over however.
24. LBLB Detroit – Jimmy Edgar
The drums and stuttering percussion and chords are reminiscent of a 90′s R&B song on this futuristic track.
25. On A Clear Day – The Peddlers
Nostalgic track, used on some Breaking Bad Episode.
26. Use Your Heart – SWV
R&B track featuring Pharrell’s early production.
27. Drumheller – Caribou
Excellent use of a reversed sample on this minimalist track.
28. Endlessly – Lone
Summer instrumental with hypnotic kaleidoscopic synths and hard drums.
29. Slow Sex – EL-P
Unorthodox track particularly for El-P, very spacious and slow moving.
30. You Caught Me Smilin’ – Sly & The Family Stone
Fun funk-soul track with occasional wailing.
31. Pillow Talk – Sylvia
Soulful midtempo groove, melodic strings, sexy shyt.
32. Girl Let Me Touch You There – Dr. Octagon
Laid back hypnotic beat provided by Dan The Automator, ridiculous over the top lyrics provided by Kool Keith.
33. Ball & Biscuit – White Stripes
Easily one of White Stripes’ best tracks, Jack’s non-sequitur lyrics are abstract if not nonsensical, yet sounds more sure of himself than ever .
34. Didn’t I – Darondo
Excellent falsettos and soulful harmonies, by this SF-native .
35. How Insensitive – Astrud Gilberto
Bossa Nova music goes with everything.
36. Threads – Portishead
Film noir inspired atmosphere very desolate and stark instrumentation.
37. Honestly – Blue Sky Black Death
Could listen to this piano loop for days, although not to fond of the later half of the track.
38. Me & Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
Powerful voice, good build up on the chorus.
39. That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
Low-key and sexy midtempo spacious song.
40. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf) – Pixies
Surf rock gone dark.
41. Call Me – Aretha Franklin
Soul track that really highlights Aretha’s voice, later used by Kanye West for his track “Selfish”.
42. Oxycontin – EL-P feat Central Services
Minimalist tongue and cheek lo-fi faux garage rock track produced by EL-P using mainly by sample sources.
43. Bitch I’m Lugubrious – Lil Ugly Mane
A favorite just by name alone.
44. Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
Sly’s picturesque lyrics combined with the mellow groove on this creates a reflective “down memory lane” atmosphere.
45. Good Times Roll Pt.2 – RJD2
A faux-funk soul track done collage style track by combing samples from various sources.
46. Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground
Simple psychedelic song carried by a hypnotic guitar riff, and Lou’s melancholy vocals.
47. We Tried – The Drums
Favourite song from their self-titled LP.
48. Prototype – Outkast
Highlight track from the Love Below
49. War Of The Hearts – Sade
Down to earth moody track comparing relationship power dynamics to war by sad girl Sade.
50. Hiraethus – Daedelus
Probably the most simple track by the sample virtuoso, but one of the more memorable in
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