Welcome to Volume 82, hope y’all enjoyed the long weekend. I spent my time sitting lakeside in the Okanagan with a frosty beverage in hand and good music chirping in the background. I can’t necessarily put my finger on it, but this mix has to be one of my favourites in awhile. The diversity, the quality of music, the vibe – it all works way too well. Sango is vibrantly present, Pusha T let go of his new single, Los Campesinos! gave away arguably their best composition, Keep Shelly In Athens keeps rolling, fresh meat from The Weeknd, Ryan Leslie and much more can be found in the jump.
Los Camp announced their upcoming album No Blues (October 29), and shared this stunning number with us, which is quickly making a push as a personal favourite of theirs.
King Push enlists Chris Breezy for his latest single, which for me serves as one of his better tracks. The vibe Swizz Beatz brings to the table suits Pusha perfectly, and Brown’s distorted voice on the hook was the cherry on top. My Name Is My Name out in October. Available on iTunes
Another dreamy soundscape from Keep Shelly, i’m looking forward to their upcoming full-length At Home – Available for Pre-Order
Sango had yet another busy week, adding his diverse, beautifully haunting touch to two tracks. While Drake’s “The Motion” left me wanting more, his take on JMSN’s “Love & Pain” struck immediately – a gorgeous, full-bodied merlot worthy of a few refills.
If you downloaded KRIT’s last mixtape, you would have heard the snippet of this infectious track – now the full version has surfaced.
It’s not often a DJ or producer can outshine the original, but this time around RAC blows up MS MR’s “Think Of You,” in the best possible way.
A smooth, smooth collaboration from Les and Loso; anytime these two hop on a track together, it’s magic. Produced by Cardiak. Ryan Leslie changed it up a little, he’s avoiding iTunes this time around, but you can purchase Black Mozart via The Renegade Music Club
Kiss Land is just over a week away, and here’s Pharrell’s take on “Wanderlust,” so far the album doesn’t indicate any straying too far from home. Available for Pre-Order
AC remixed a Yuna track earlier this year, and it was glorious to say the least. Now, the two parties have combined for an original composition, and much like the aforementioned, it is indeed glorious.
AHM posted the original a couple months back, now the unique duo have released the remix, with a whole new attitude.
The Danish singer/songwriter is working on her debut album, and if this sound is any indication of things to come, she’ll do just fine. Produced by Diplo
The track surfaced a couple weeks ago via video/low quality, but now the piano-heavy dance anthem is here for our libraries. Available on iTunes
Lane 8 stole the thunder back on Volume 58, and here in Volume 82 he’s created a highway cruiser via Daughter’s “Youth.”
Dedication 5 dropped last night, and sorting through 29 tracks felt like a marathon. Weezy went in on a handful of popular instrumentals as per usual. This joint stood out for me, and it features two new signees to the Young Money name.
This definitely has more of a Chance vibe to it then Wayne, but regardless, it’s one of the standout tracks from the tape.
D5 opens with this number, but it’s more of a solo Weeknd joint, nevertheless i’ll take it.
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs delivers a sultry acoustic number set for Spike Jonze’s upcoming film Her