WKEND MIXTAPE V12: tUnE-yArDs • DJ Dan • DJ Food


We’re back with three new mixes from tUnE-yArDs, DJ Dan and DJ Food to get your weekend started right.


tUnE-yArDsAfrica In Your Earbuds

First up this week is a mix from tUnE-yArDs, who are playing two sold out shows at the Fillmore this weekend in San Francisco to support their latest release, Nikki Nak on 4AD. This mix for Okayafrica highlights vintage sounds from East Africa. Here is Merrill Garbus’s thoughts on her mix:

No doubt, I have a limited knowledge of African music, because, well, that’s an entire continent and thousands of years of music, and a girl from Connecticut only has so many hours in a day. So for this mix I delved into my old favorites, artists who have influenced what I do now, as well as some things I’ve been introduced to fairly recently.

While listening to this mix I can imagine the tUnE-yArDs catalog fitting in nicely with these tracks. With the constant release of mixtapes from DJs, producers, etc. lately, it is nice to hear something that stands out from the crowd.


DJ DanThump Mix 2014

Picking things up is a new mix from DJ Dan for Thump. As he has done for for the last two decades, Dan brings us a tight, funky mix of house tracks for our listening pleasure. Alongside his own tracks you will hear from Wise D, John Acquaviva, Sharam Jey, Schuhmacher, Dat Heathen, and Format:B. This, to me, is the sound of the weekend. DJ Dan will be performing at Monarch in SF Friday, June 13.


DJ FoodChildren of the Sun Mix

Easing things back is our final mix from the UK’s DJ Food, who provides an eclectic mix about the sun and summer in general. This mix is tailor-made for relaxing and lying in the grass or sun. DJ Food takes music from a range of styles with all tracks tied to sun, summer, and the great outdoors. Artists highlighted include The KLF, The Orb, Boards of Canada, Three Dog Night, Diplo, The Dells, Isley Brothers, Roberta Flack, Dr Rubberfunk, and DJ Food himself.

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