takeshi nakatsuka: i won’t mind

Takeshi Nakatsuka - Luv Tween The Sheets
Takeshi Nakatsuka - On & On

Takeshi Nakatsuka is the DJ and mastermind of Japanese lounge-pop masters Qypthone. Contrary to the fairly sedate, endearing material he’s released under that name, his solo material is far more in the vein of artists like Max Tundra. I keep “Luv ‘tween the Sheets” as a secret weapon for my more varied DJ sets and it never fails to please with its nods to disco, classic rave, and IDM

charles & beck & gordon

As heard together over a year ago, I now have some fresh tracks from electro-boogie luminaries Charles & Beck and Gordon Voidwell. I’m being brief because I just spent two hours in the crazy hot / 74% humidity waiting for Reptar to perform before finally giving up and heading back to my hotel room. However, Athens Popfest is a real good time and I recommend you come check it out next year (or tomorrow night at the 40 Watt, which is where I’ll be).

Chromeo - Don't Turn The Light On (Charles & Beck Remix)
Dash Speaks - Tonight (Charles & Beck Remix)
Twin Shadow - I Can't Wait (Gordon Voidwell Remix)

Also, daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn uploading mp3s on hotel internet is slow.

P.S. Thanks to WaPo for the two links!

itms mini-mixtape: summer rain

A half hour of fun, specifically crafted for dreary summer afternoons. Download a zip file of all the tracks with full-size artwork here. Make sure you don’t forget your umbrella, ’cause we’re about to make it rain.

Dolly Parton - Busy Signal
Twin Sister - All Around And Away We Go (White Bread Version)
Discourse - Archaeology
Timbre - I Will Go Plant Little Flowers
James Yuill - Ray Gun
Elk City - Stars
Active Child - Take Shelter