This week we start off with the 2013 ‘Best Of’ from Smalltown DJs, a tour mix from Alex Metric, and the latest mix from Four Tet.


Smalltown DJsBest of 2013 X Smalltown DJs

The ‘Best of’ mixes from Smalltown DJs is something I look forward to each January. For their sixth installment you will find tracks and remixes from Flume, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jagwar Ma, Phoenix, Disclosure, Dan Croll, and many others. Always a treat.


Alex MetricTour Jams: Volume 1

Alex Metric gives us a glimpse into what he’s listening to that keeps him going while on the road. Tunes from Holy Ghost!, Drake, Moderat, Mayer Hawthorne (Oliver Remix), St Lucia, James Holden, and more. Here is how Alex describes it:

“I’ve been on the road pretty solidly since August. I wanted to put together a mix of the tracks I’ve been listening to while on the road. Those tracks on my ipod that kept getting listened to again and again. The tracks that go on when I’m in my hotel room, in a bunk on a tourbus, waiting in airports or looking out at the clouds while in the sky.”

Alex Metric is playing tonight (January 31) at 105 Folsom as part of their Chinese New Year party. Tickets are still available here.


Four TetJanuary 2014 Mix

After some issues with Soundcloud getting this online, you can now stream/download the latest mix from Kieran Hebden a.k.a. Four Tet. His latest clocks in at just over an hour and features a mystery tracklist that has many stumped. Enjoy the lo-fi and classic house sounds as a perfect jump off to your weekend!

WKEND MIXTAPE: Smalltown DJs – Best of 2012 Mix


For most, the month of January was a time for resolutions, going back to the gym, and the prospect of a better year. All of these apply to me along with the fevered anticipation of this week’s mix.

Now in its fifth year, the Smalltown DJs bring another installment of their favorite (non-club) songs of the last year. And as expected, this year does not disappoint. Check the tracklist below and you can see the range of artists and styles that are mixed with precision over the course of 90+ minutes.

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1. Not Giving In (Bondax Remix) – Rudimental feat Alex Clare
2. Sleepless – Flume
3. From Nowhere – Dan Croll
4. The Mother We Share – CHVRCHES
5. Hollywood Cemetery – Father John Misty
6. On n On (Ruined by Rick Rubin) – Justice
7. Warm and Easy – The 2 Bears
8. Only Everything – Poolside
9. Friends of Friends – Hospitality
10. U Don’t Know Me – UTern
11. Belispeak II (feat Danny Brown) – Purity Ring
12. The Streets Will Never Look The Same – Chromatics
13. Landloper – Win Win
14. She’s On Fire (Oh Shit! Edit) – Bo Saris
15. Dinner – Blood Orange
16. Losing You – Solange
17. JoJo’s Chillin – Killer Mike
18. Default – Django Django
19. So Will Be Now – John Talabot feat Pional
20. Wanted Exotic – Michna
21. Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix) – Grouplove
22. Second Summer – Yacht
23. I Waited For You – Simian Mobile Disco
24. Au Seve – Julio Bashmore
25. Skankin (2 Bears Remix) – Wiley
26. What I Might Do – Ben Pearce
27. Household Goods (Justin Martin Remix) – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
28. All of Me – Tanlines
29. Chinatown – Wild Nothing
30. Running (Disclosure Remix) – Jessie Ware
31. All in the Blink – Fake Blood
32. Friend Crush – Friends
33. Hyperparadise (Flume Remix) – Hermitude
34. Disparate Youth – Santigold
35. Sweet n Sour – MVSCLES
36. Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamaer
37. Oblivion – Grimes
39. Five Seconds – Twin Shadow