Diplo knows how to make a fine-ass mix, any objections? Didn’t think so. So, without further adieu, may I introduce you to the 3 hours BBC Halloween Mix Diplo whipped up, including a number of great tracks and 16 Three 6 Mafia tracks to finish off what will hopefully be a frightening and fantastic night.
Sky Ferreira is a difficult woman to explain to those who don’t know her… yet. She is practically a veteran of some fashion cliques, indie circles, hipsters, etc. A model, a singer, an actress in a new film by Grant Singer titled “IRL,” and the list goes on. While many 20 year old vocalists would jump for the chance to work with an A-list producer or co-writer, Ferreira has already worked with some of the best.
Goulding covers “High for This” by the Weeknd as a bonus track on Halcyon, a fitting choice due to Goulding’s own aspirations for a dark emotional album with glistening, intoxicating, and original sonics. She is successful for the most part, although never reaching the heights of the Weeknd. Ellie forms a dramatic and thought-out sophomore album that takes the listener on a somewhat depressing path through a glorious soundscape.
Steven Ellison has been in the game for a few years now, and at a damn good time for his take on jazz-meets-electronica sounds as Electronic music is welcomed more and more by the mainstream. Rich and warm, full of deep vibrations and unique textures and structures, Until the Quiet Comes is another strong LP by Flying Lotus.
Check out Bat for Lashes gorgeous cover of “We Found Love,” the Rihanna song that the indie world loves to cover. You’ll be hearing and seeing more of Bat for Lashes as they promote The Haunted Man, released on October 23rd in Canada. Check out some other covers of “We Found Love” below from Coldplay and Bloc Party [media url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZgsfK35WcM&feature=related”
Stevie Wonder’s 1973 album Innervisions is one of his many masterpieces from an extensive and impressive collection. Funk, Pop, and R&B all take turns at center stage. Michael Jackson and Prince both have Stevie Wonder to thank as a clear inspiration. To this day almost any artist in r&b will reference Stevie Wonder as an influence.