Yesterday there was a bogus Salem track floating around the net and all that disappointment led me to post this mix which I first came across via Jack’s twitter account. Not sure why it hasn’t been picked up anywhere but if you like some of those super stretched out sounds like you found on previous mix “I BURIED MY HEART INNA WOUNDED KNEE,” then this baby is for you. I love the drone around the 10 min mark and the then the vocals about death are really nice and uplifting as well.


1. all ur trubles is tha same- drag (smashing pumpkins)
2. 4 ur luv- drag
3. predator- drag (women in love)
4. i eat it- drag (lil nico)
5. u- drag (camron)
6. eulogy 2 lenny bruce- drag (nico)
7. fuck- drag
8. yung creem- drag (young cream)
9. forgit about- drag (sibylle baier)
10. sesame street- drag >>> all my frens r fuckd up- drag (swans)
11. sedsumting- drag (oOoOO)
12. mother always here, mother always- drag
13. B.I.T.C.H.- drag (gator mane & bruvr doe)
14. <3 teenage wasteland <3- drag [mp3j track="SALEM - I BURIED MY HEART INNA WOUNDED KNEE@ KNEE.mp3" volslider="y" style="outline"]

Boiler Room #38 – James Blake

You may remember a few weeks ago when I posted this Jamie xx Boiler Room mix. It was a great mix but this fuckin party host keeps interrupting the damn thing to drop shout-outs and spit other useless words into the mic.

Well, James Blake recently hit the Boiler Room and the mix is sick. It’s way darker than I expected but once again this fuckin guy steps on nearly every song. I can’t figure out what the format of Boiler Room is because this time he forces Blake to pull the needle on a couple of the tracks he is getting into.

I can’t find a tracklist online, if you’ve got one post it. He finishes things off with some smoothed out D’Angelo…

      James Blake - Boiler Room #38

Jamie xx BBC 1 Mix and Gil Scott-Heron Remix

I missed everything that happened on the internet yesterday so this morning has been filled with some wonderful treasures thanks to Jamie xx, Pinglewood and GVB.

Is this guy as on fire as everyone says he his? It seems difficult that every mix he does could be so sick but the man delivers time and time again. I got to see him in some basement in New York a couple of months back and after blowing a speaker on track 2 I knew the bass was doing major damage to my hearing. I can’t wait to listen to this BBC mix on some good speakers.

The aboslute highlight of this mix is Far Nearer matched to some drums from The Knife. I’m not sure if The Knife have reworked the song or if Jamie was doing some mashup work. Either way, his love for military drums is apparent. I can’t wait to hear the final version of “Far Nearer.” Tracklist is in the comments.

      Jamie xx- In the Mix for Benji B on BBC 1


Also, grab a new track from the remix Jamie is doing of  Scott-Heron’s “I’m New Here” which should be out in the next couple of months.

Pop That Rocks – Warm Thoughts

Warm Thoughts

One of my favorite blogs for at least a year now has been Pop That Rocks. The guy who runs it, Rob, has fantastic taste. We are often posting the same things and he beats me to a great remix now and again as well. I tried to convince him to come write for LivingEars when he left WordPress for Tumblr but he’s got his own thing going. After that I asked him to make a mix for the site sometime and I’d post it. Lucky for us, he has taken me up on that offer…

Honestly I thought I’d be premiering this bad boy but alas, ‘twas not meant to be.

Coming in at just about 75 mins, this mix maintains a fairly 80s influenced theme throughout. He starts with a track that has a very “Mother” vibe, moves to the Chromatics, hits one of my favorite Ariel Pink tracks and continues to build from there. It also includes James Blake’s “Wilhems Scream” which is the most mind-blowing song I’ve heard in months.

Enjoy the mix, go check out the site and follow @popthatrocks on twitter.

      Pop That Rocks - Warm Thoughts

Tracklist is in the comments.

Hard Mix – A Winter Mixtape [for LivingEars]

One of my absolute favorite artists/producers to come on the scene in 2010, Hard Mix was kind enough to make this mix for LivingEars. My love affair with Hard Mix started when he dropped “Memories,” but when “Had” came out a few months later it showed a different side to the music, a more emotional side that I really fell in love with. “A Winter Mix” finds Hard Mix exploring the sounds he so effectively creates by showing off some of his favorite artists and tracks. It’s really quite lovely. It’s a soundtrack for letting go and falling deep into the dark sounds of a never-ending Winter.

      Hard Mix - A Winter Mixtape

Tracklist is in the comments.


      Hard Mix - Memories
      Hard Mix - Had
      Hard Mix - Callers

Boiler Room – Jamie xx Mix

Check this Jamie xx mix from November 30. The music in this mix is ridiculuously fantastic but my god the guy who puts these Boiler Room parties on in London insists on speaking over the whole thing and it’s impossibly annoying. BUT, the guy clearly has a good party. Looking at the site, Jamie Woon, James Blake, Seams, Falty DL, Mount Kimbie, Brackels, Untold… it goes on and on. This is the first I’ve heard of Boiler Room. I’ll have to check out additional mixes. Let me know if you know of any good ones and link em up in the comments.

      BR #35 Jamie xx

Watch video and grab additional mixes from Boiler Room here

James Blake & Airhead

This mix for Mary Anne Hobbs dates back to October 2009 but today was the first I had heard of it. AND IT IS GODDAMN GORGEOUS. I didn’t know that James was part of Mount Kimbie’s live show until Mary Anne mentioned it here either. Anyhow, more great music for the soul (if I believed in that sort of thing).

      Airhead & James Blake - BBC Radio1 Mix

1. Airhead & James Blake – Pembroke
2. Airhead – Paper Street
3. Airhead – Walden
4. James Blake – Polite Promise
5. Airhead – Broadhaven

Gospels – blood stains on my white tee//october mixtape

Gospels sent over a couple of tracks a few weeks back which I instantly fell in love with. I asked if he wanted to put a mix together and here we have it.

gospels//blood stains on my white tee//october mixtape by Gospels

And if you want some other spooky tracks to soundtrack your upcoming weekend, go grab 5 mixes from last year including mixes from Fever Ray, Salem and GorillavsBear.


One of the more aggressive artists in the drag micro-genre, †‡†, has created a brand new mix for LivingEars (and current it is! Kanye’s Runaway anyone?). You may recall my initial impression of †‡† which mostly centered around the name and the headaches something like that creates.

I had a nice discussion with †‡† about this and I think it was enlightening for both of us. He never realized how difficult it is for people to discuss the project or that the difficulty typing it means no royalties (when someone like me plays it on the radio for example). So, he’s not changing the name just yet but informed me that you can pronounce †‡† as Ritualz.

So, welcome Ritualz. And thanks for this mix.