Three new mixes this week including a mix from SF local 8Ball x Josh Damon of Space Cowboys, the latest FACT mix from shoegaze band Slowdive, and a Beatles vs. Beastie Boys mashup tribute from Wick-It the Instigator.


8Ball x Josh DamonSpring Forward Lean Back

Our first mix is from 8Ball x Josh Damon, SF local and one of the founding members of Space Cowboys. Though I’ve usually caught his breaks-focused sets around the Bay Area, I’m also glad I checked this one out. A chill two-hour mix with an outstanding selection of tracks and remixes from the likes of Ginuwine(!), Diplo, The Streets, Skream, Drake, GRiZ, Poolside, Sango, Ryan Hemsworth, and Amerie. This has been on repeat for me all week.


FACT mix 430Slowdive

Slowdive is a early-90’s shoegaze band from Reading, England that has recently reformed and is hitting the festival circuit this summer. This mix feels like a palette cleanser from the usual mixes I’ve posted here. Tracks from Sonic Youth, Can, This Mortal Coil, The Cure, Spiritualized, Syd Barrett, Yo La Tengo, Brian Eno, The Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and more are included.


Beatles vs. Beastie Boys(Wick-it Mashup Tribute)

We end with a (mini) mix from Nashville-based Wick-it the Instigator. Released this week as a mashup tribute of the Beatles and Beastie Boys, this four-song mix is more than just slapping a Beastie Boys acapella over the Beatles. Wick-it adds guitar solos, keys, and recreates bass lines to elevate this to a proper tribute. If you like this, check out his Quentin Tarantino themed remix project “Grindhouse Basterds” that can be found here.

The 25 best songs with whistling


The art of whistling is rarely used anymore in contemporary music. Whistling sets a whimsical, light-hearted tone, often projecting a happy-go-lucky state of mind. Whistling simply helps to keep things positive.

UPDATED 5/15/14: We’ve updated this list based on your comments. We’re now including TV theme songs and film soundtracks, along with dance tracks. And we’ve added 10 new selections, bumping it up from 15 to 25. Whistle On!

Here are 25 songs that incorporated whistling most successfully. Listen to all these songs in one playlist.

25. The Andy Griffith Show Theme

24. STRFKR – “Miracle Mile”

23. Roger Whittaker – “Finnish Whistler”

22. Hanna Motion Picture Soundtrack (The Chemical Brothers) – “The Devil is in the details”

21. Angus Stone – “Wooden Chair”

20. Django Unchained Soundtrack – “Triniti”

19. Daedelus – “Bright Stars”

18. Claude VonStroke – “The Whistler”

17. Kill Bill Vol 1 Soundtrack – “Twisted Nerve” by Bernard Herrmann

16. The J. Gelis Band – “Centerfold”

15. Phish – “Guyute”

14. Bobby Day – “Rockin Robin”

13. Monty Python – “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life”

12. Frankie Knuckles – “The Whistle Song”

11. Beck – Sissyneck

10. NONONO – “Pumpin Blood”

9. Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

8. The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”

7. Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t Worry Be Happy”

6. Peter, Bjorn & John – “Young Folks”

5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – “Home”

4. Andrew Bird – “Danse Caribe”

3. Paul Simon – “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”

2. Guns N’ Roses – “Patience”

1. Otis Redding – “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay”