The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 77

To be honest, the dismal news we’ve been getting from around the world has been getting to me lately, so I spent an extra long time crafting a mix that would cheer me up. My hopes that if it could raise my spirits, it would do the same for all of you.

Presented in a slightly different format (no host segments, every song flows into one another and various samples crop up throughout the soundscape), this episode is a mind-bending mix of psychedelic space music, jazz-funk fusion and cosmic electro vibes. These 92 minutes were designed to get you off this planet, so kick back, smoke somethin’ good and enjoy.

  1. Let the Sunshine In – Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is
  2. Taken Back – Rich Ruth – I Survived, It’s Over
  3. Delfin Rosado – Anteloper – Pink Dolphins
  4. Return Fire – Obnox – Savage Raygun
  5. Conquer & Divide – El Michels Affair & Liam Bailey – Ekundayo Inversions (Instrumentals)
  6. Toumaro – BKO – Djine Bora
  7. Brandy Stains – Wet Satin – s/t
  8. Black Focus – Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus
  9. Perspective 44 – Brown Calvin – D i m e n s i o n // P e r s p e c t i v e
  10. Order from Chaos – Al Lover – Cosmic Joke
  11. Yage – The Future Sound of London – Dead Cities
  12. Future Fauna – Spiral Galaxy – Altered States 03: Live
  13. Let Forever Be – The Chemical Brothers – Surrender
  14. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles – Love
  15. Sugar/Tzu – Black Midi – Hellfire
  16. Nettle Leaves – Metal Fingers – Special Herbs, Vol. 1-2
  17. Window Seat – Hot Mustard – Mother Sauce
  18. Directions “Encode” mixed w/ E.E. Cummings “Let’s From Some Loud Unworld’s Most Rightful Wrong” – DJ Spooky (That Subliminal Kid) (and E.E. Cummings) – Excerpts and Allegories from the Sub Rosa Audio Archives #1 : Rhythm Science
  19. Savanne – Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin – Ali
  20. Potential – Alfa Mist – Antiphon
  21. Wolf’s Creek – Lake Mary – KODA
  22. Ayla – Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus

-KH

Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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