WARMER MIXTAPES #1585 | by Dante DeSeranno [Raddeaux]

1. Dntel | Bright Night
This song always makes me feel awe struck. Like I'm meeting an extraterrestrial. During those times when Music doesn't sound good for whatever reason, this song always brings me back. I once heard Jimmy say he doesn't like studios because he will tweak a kick for 2 hours sometimes. The way all the pieces of this song fit together shows his dedication and commitment. It's an unbelievable symphony that never fails to inspire me.

2. The Knife | Na Na Na
The loop that plays throughout is magical. It's the inspiration for a few song I've been writing. The vocal processing and how close the strings frequency is to the vocal frequency is amazing. The feminist lyrics are very appropriate for the time we're in as well.

3. Darkstar | Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
Again the vocal processing is amazing. I use the phone effect on an OP-1 to get a similar effect on stuff I sample from NPR. When they break down the dry digital sound and then drop the warm analog pad, I get chills.

4. Clams Casino | Drowning
Clams Casino puts Emotion in Hip Hop. I Love full songs that use drums that are classically considered Hip Hop. Most of my drums are inspired by Hip Hop. This song is best in the middle of a Minnesota winter.

5. Yung Lean | Kyoto
I like to think Lean, Gun, and Sherman changed Hip-Hop. I think they opened the door for now popular artists like Lil’ Yachty. Their songs are emotional as fuck, hence SADBOYS. Kyoto is a masterpiece. If I had the vinyl I’d have turned it white years ago.

6. Groundislava | Suicide Mission (feat. Baths)
Groundislava is probably my biggest inspiration. I’ve probably borrowed more of his style than I care to admit. This song has everything I love: bit reduced lead that sounds like a Gameboy sample, 909 sans 4 on the floor, huge pads, and vocals drowning in reverb. It’s perfect.

7. Nosaj Thing x Chance The Rapper | Paranoia
No one can detune like Nosaj Thing. The vocals from Chance match the vibe of the instrumentals so perfectly. I also think this song takes the title for all-time best outro. More rappers should go over SONGS not beats.

8. Shigeto | Detroit Part 1
This song always helps me focus. I don’t know what it is about it, but I can focus on anything when this song is on. The spacy lounge piano is so so lovely and the drums sound very organic.

9. Matthew Dear | Deserter
The dichotomy between sad instrumentals and lyrics that tell the story of a happy epiphany is wonderful.

10. Nitemoves | Polypel
I heard this on NPR and it was only for like 10 seconds. A few days later I could still hear it in my head. I listened through NPR archives for hours trying to find it, but I finally did.. This dude has been the drummer for some great groups but I like him better solo. The Acid-inspired bassline is at a more relaxing tempo and the lead sound reminds me of a PPG Wave Choir preset. This song always gives me nostalgia even though it’s a fairly recent release.

+11. Tycho | The Disconnect
OK. I actually do own this vinyl and it is white. Again, borrowed more than I care to admit from Tycho. The vocal in this is like watching an eclipse. So beautiful. ISO50 FOREVER.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1584 | by Björn Magnusson of Cabbages, Spettra and Steinzeit

1. Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico | Berlin (Le Bataclan '72 Live Version)
The whole album is pretty much my favorite recording of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground songs there is. Particularly on Berlin I find it beautiful how tranquil and careful Lou Reed is singing, as if each word was a card from a Tarot stack carefully put down on a table. When he's singing one sweet day there's so much weight within those three words it splits your head open. One of the most powerful live performances I've ever heard on record. Of all time.

2. Nikki Sudden | New York 
Apart from the fact that I really love Nikki's Music and the ferociousness of this track, I also picked it 'cause there's a personal connection here. My good friend Danny Hole, who played drums on most of the tracks on my new record, used to be Nikki's drummer before his sudden demise and, while I was living in New York, playing and recording with Danny, I really got into Nikki's stuff. I mean literally, I even have an old jacket of his at home.

3. Fai Baba | Boogaloo 
I got to know Fabian alias Fai Baba as I produced his record The Savage Dreamer in my studio about two or three years ago and we subsequently became close friends. I really like this track as it's such an odd but catchy song. One of those tracks where you can't really understand how you would come up with something like that. I really like his playful carelessness with which he sometimes would treat his ideas, only to end up with something like this.

4. John Frusciante | Ants 
This album and all associated recordings was really important to me growing up. Listening to it up and down for years, I was struck by the fact that, still after all this time, new angles and details kept on popping up. Beautiful messy stream of Consciousness 4-track recordings.

5. Disco Doom | Killers 
When I lived in Zürich a couple of years ago, Anita and Gabriele from Disco Doom were the first musicians I got to know. I had an exhibition at a gallery where I've put up 10 amps and speakers in a half circle turned up all the way, humming along, and they played a show there with their other project called J&L Defer, naturally choosing to play on those amps. Apart from the fact that they're a great live band, recorded incredible songs like this one, they've always been a good example to me as to how far you can get by just keeping on doing something throughout the years and keeping up your confidence.

6. The Mean Streaks | Manis Gate 
My friend Paul Jones from New Zealand, with whom I also have another band called Cabbages, sent me this song years ago when I met him. I don't know much about this band except that they were great and countless incredible stories I've heard from Paul. In his words They split up a few years ago... Not sure if they were ever together... First time I seen them they were a complete shambles… One guy fell asleep on stage and the others were in such a sorry state they tuned up for the entire show. Right up my alley, you might say.

7. Cabbages | Cloudbuster
As I mentioned before, Cabbages is a pretty new band I formed with Paul Jones, an eclectic wizard of many trades, among others preparing curries after 4000 year old recipes delivered from some Sanskrit cookbook or writing great songs. I include this for several reasons. For one, because we're all hustlers and I gotta milk that promotional cow, but mainly because starting this band with Paul has been a pivotal point in my personal and artistic, can I call it, career?... Endless lysergic nights of wired up discussions about everything from Harry Nilsson to Zen Buddhism as well as bouncing ideas back and forth has shaped much of who, at least think, I am at the moment. Today? Or not am? Go buy it on Bandcamp.

8. Delmore FX | A (from Japan Tape)
I met Elia Buletti a.k.a. Delmore FX who's also running the Berlin based tape label Das Andere Selbst while I was living in Geneva about 7 or 8 years ago. We became really close friends and he pretty soon thereafter moved to Berlin and I started to come here regularly. First as a guest, recording and hanging out at his home and now I live here too. Anybody who knows me knows also that Elia has always been a very important person in my life, partly shaping the way I think and make Music, especially in my early stages when I was beginning to release songs as Great Black Waters (dead moniker). He also was the first person to release my Music.

9. Can | Oh Yeah
Great song. I was about 16 years old when I discovered Can and hugely influenced by their aesthetics, sound and studio techniques. Oddly enough, years ago I received an old mixing desk that was built by Hermann Hogg, the incredibly obscure and now probably deceased Swiss Electronics engineer that built a big part of Irmin Schmidt's recording gear, including the infamous Alpha 77 multi effect unit he used for his organ.

10. William S. Burroughs | Summer Will
Really good selection of William S. Burroughs' tape experiments put together by Genesis P-Orridge, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson and naturally Burroughs' closest associate James Grauerholz whom I've had the luck to meet by - you could say or not say - chance when I drove from Detroit down to Lawrence, KS, listening to the Naked Lunch tape on repeat and somehow finally ended up sitting in a garden having coffee with JG after he'd shown me around William's old house.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1583 | by Vincent Stockholm [Early Spring Horses]

It's been hard to choose only 10 songs and I guess my choice would probably be very different if you would ask tomorrow. They are only reflecting my today's mood and in no particular order.

1. Mark Hollis | The Colour Of Spring 
I Love every song of Mark Hollis and Talk Talk. I Love how The Sound leads you to listen to The Music carefully. There's no escape. I can feel every part of The Nature, the wet grass, The Wind in the trees, The Storm going away... This is the kind of songs I didn't have to listen very often, it's in me forever. It is so beautiful and evocative.

2. Feist | Caught A Long Wind 
I had the chance to meet her when she started her solo carrer. I was touring with another Canadian artist and we did a few shows in France and Belgium with her. You know, every song for me is a memory, it can be good or bad. When I listen to Feist I can remember that morning in Nantes when she discovered her van has been taken by the Police because we were on the wrong parking lot... I remember so well the sound of her voice saying Fuck!. That was the last time I saw her.

3. CocoRosie | The Gallows
I'm not a super fan of CocoRosie, but this song is close to Perfection for me. Strings are beautiful, The Sound around The Music, the way each instrument is arranged and recorded. It is so romantic. I always thought that if the Brontë sisters were born today they would make Music like CocoRosie. That would be awesome! Oh, wait, Kate Bush did it already...

4. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins | Your Own Spell
I could have choosen every song of the album Diamond Mine. It has everything I love, a beautiful male voice, a very romantic text and an amazing recording. With only a few words... Save your water, kill the roses... The Poetry is already here. You start very close as if you are in the same room and then in the middle of the song you're traveling to The Milky Way. Gorgeous. From my point of view Diamond Mine is one of the best albums released during the last decade.

5. Emilianna Torrini | Nothing Brings Me Down
It's taken from her fourth album called Fisherman's Woman. I firstly didn't really like it, but it grew on me year after year. Now I really like listening to it in front of the fireplace, with a good glass of wine, telling old stories of my family (I have some fishermen in my ancestors too). When Winter is coming, it's time to sit down in front of the fireplace, grab a bottle of wine, my friend...

6. Shearwater | If I Was A Cloud 
It's hard for me to explain why I love this song, but Shearwater's Music is always very intimate for me. I don't like talking about their songs. I mean I never want to share their Music with anyone else. I'd love to keep it secret and close to me, close to my body like a winter coat, it's protecting me from the cold Winter, from the outside atrocities, from the Time that goes, etc. Maybe one of the most beautiful songs ever written in the past years. Also, I'm in love with the Sound Production of that album (Rook).

7. Owen Palett | Song For Five & Six 
I've been in Love with Owen Palett's Music for a long time now and I'm pretty sure he would be amused to know that I'm doing my weekly fitness on his Music... I guess saying that could sound like a declaration of Love. Owen? Can you PM me please?... More seriously, In Confict is an amazing album.

8. Arvo Pärt | Spiegel Im Spiegel (Performed by Vladimir Spivakov and Sergej Bezrodny)
I could have choosen any of the Minimalist Pärt, Reich or Glass, but Pärt has a very special place in my heart. I've been working a lot on the idea of Silence and Intervals for my own Music. For exemple, if you hear carefully the first three songs of my album What The Wood Whispers To Itself, you will realise that intervals and progressions on those songs are not usual or conventional. Chords are not where they are supposed to be, on Chaos In My House the left hand of the piano is very accidental but it's actually written and so hard to play... In Spiegel im Spiegel (The Mirror In The Mirror), variations, intervals and Symmetry are very important. The Music is composed around a symmetry, a bit like a Lynch movie. It's like a mathematical operation, Music is Math!

9. Björk | It's Not Up To You
I have contradictory feelings about Björk's Music. I feel so opposite to her main ideas and sometimes so close to her Music approach, even if we both share a kind of a Pagan Poetry, we have different ways of finding solutions. Vespertine is a true masterpiece, one of my favourite albums of all the times. I can feel so much Pleasure and so many emotions in that song! Sometimes she can really brings me to Heaven with a very classic melody!

10. Cocteau Twins | Great Spangled Fritillary 
I love all the Cocteau Twins songs, but this one is so violent to me. There's an urgency in it, a terrible one. I have no idea about what kind of urgency it is, but the speed of my heart rises and I can fall into a very weird trance. Melonella and Pale Clouded White, the following songs on the EP, are like LSD injections. I need the higher volume to be struck by the waves and when it leaves me I feel totally unharmed. There's Magic here!

WARMER MIXTAPES #1582 | by Vanessa Fischer [V ∆ N E S S ∆]/(Lioness, No Dynamics)

Photo by Alejandro Santiago
Makeup by Robert Weir

1. Nina Simone | I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins Cover)
Nina Simone can make any song into a Love song. Her voice is so haunting and real. She is the only singer that can make me cry when I hear her voice. Don’t get me wrong, I love the original Screamin’ Jay Hawkins version too. But this song has so much Power and Emotion. I used to sing it a lot when I was a teenager, wishing I was a Jazz singer in a red sequined dress crooning atop white grand piano.

2. Otis Redding | These Arms Of Mine 
I love to slow dance in the kitchen to this song. It’s such a romantic and sexy Love song. Otis represents a time of Classical Soul. When a voice was enough to carry a song. When he is pleading in the song about how he needs somebody’s warm loving arms and sweet tender lips I melt a little. If you had someone who loves you sing you these words, oh, how grateful you would be...

3. Sade | No Ordinary Love
Love is not ordinary. It could never be. When you are in it, nothing is better. The World stands still, the heavens open up and you are the only two there. Love has such passionate intensity and this song speaks volumes of it. Helen is one of the most effortlessly cool singers out there.

4. Kate Bush | Hounds Of Love
This song always gives me chills, Kate's voice is so captivating. Her performative nature has always made her one of my muses. Whenever I head up to a friend’s cottage I will sing a loud I take my shoes off and throw them in the lake. Hoping this is something I will be able to do. I went to see Kate Bush play in London three years ago. It was one of those concerts I thought I would never be able to see and when she sang Hounds Of Love I was so overcome with Emotion I cried. She is just so amazing and otherworldly.

5. The Witch | Erotic Delight 
I discovered this song on a mix from fellow Torontain’s Invisible City. It has such a great Psych groove to it. When I listen to it I like to imagine I am in a club in Zambia dancing in a beautiful white silk dashiki by the glow of daylight.

6. Stevie Wonder | Superstition
There are a lot of things I believe in that I don’t understand. Like how can a song have such a great groove and also be so spooky. I am not a superstitious person, if I see a black cat it’s usually a good day. I remember first listening to this song from my mother’s records when I was a kid. It just made me feel so good. The clavinet, the horns. What the Funk. I think it’s one of the best songs out there.

7. Michael Jackson | Thriller
When I was a little girl I loved Michael Jackson so much. I wanted to be him. I had the silver sequined glove and microphone set I had begged my parents for my birthday. I thought that if he was what being a singer is all about then that’s what I wanted to be. This song is such a Halloween anthem, and Halloween is my favourite season. Getting to dress up and being applauded for be different instead of ridiculed. Sometimes I want to wear skeleton makeup just because. This song is everything to me. The Vincent Price voice over, the Quincy Jones production, the dance moves. It's just a masterpiece.

8. CeCe Peniston | Finally 
If this song is playing anywhere I will run to the dance floor and I will sing every word. It has such a good groove and classic 90’s sounds. It’s such a joyous feeling to think Love can finally get to you. It is one of my go-to’s at Electric Circus, a 90’s House/Dance party I have with my friend Pamm in Toronto. We give away glow sticks and candy necklaces and sing or giggle to every song.

9. Machel Montano | Like Ah Boss
My hips get excited just thinking about this track. My body needs to move, to whine my waist, jump up, get sweaty and find bacchanal. Soca is the happiest Music ever made. It’s a staple at Booyakasha my Dancehall/Soca night. We have a version of Carnival in Toronto called Caribana. There you find gorgeous costumes, super loud Dancehall and Soca playing from giant speakers on floats. I remember last year when Like Ah Boss was playing from one of the floats and everyone was singing along. It was such a great moment, everyone being their own boss.

10. Daft Punk | Da Funk 
I first heard this song when I was in High School. The Spike Jonze video was playing on Much Music. When the 303 kicks back in my body can’t help but move. It started a whole Love affair with French House. Homework is one of my favourite records ever produced. I like to think a world with dogs blaring ghetto blasters is the kind of world I’d love to live in.

+11. Todd Terje | Inspector Norse
If I am in a bad mood I listen to this song. This song makes me so happy. I love arpeggiators. When Inspector Norse starts playing my body starts to move. It feels like the first day of Spring. The build up in this song is so massive and intense, it feels like you’ve been taken up into Space and all the aliens are dancing with you, trying to show you their moves so you can dance in Synchronicity.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1581 | by Shaun Hettinger [Memoryy]

1. New Order | Age Of Consent
This song gives me Life. The Beat. The Energy. The Raw Emotion. And of course, the interplay of guitars & synths is Perfection. If I hear this song playing anywhere, I have to get up and dance. Doesn’t matter if I’m at a McDonald’s parking lot… It’s on!

2. Wham! | Everything She Wants
From the 80s drum machine start to the filtered synth bass line, this song is the perfect Synth-Pop song. George Michael’s cooing and pleading vocals are the cherry on top. He’s long been one of my heroes. RIP George!

3. Desire | Under Your Spell
Heartbreak in a song. This gorgeous hypnotic track is a study in Minimalism. I’m a maximalist by nature & this is what I strive to create – crafting an emotional experience from a few simple parts.

4. Peter Gabriel | In Your Eyes
I think my fascination with Afro-Pop & poly-rhythms dates back to childhood memories of this song. I Love just how unique this song sounds. Another gorgeous, emotive Pop song. And Peter Gabriel’s voice is insane.

5. Cut Copy | Out There On The Ice
This Cut Copy album (In Ghost Colours) changed Music for me. My band at the time was a Dancey Rock band (like The Killers meets Bloc Party), but this was the album that made me want to learn Electronic Music production – it’s a perfect album. Great Pop songs. Great beats, sonic layers & breakdowns. ESPECIALLY the breakdown on this track! The thing I’ve always loved about Cut Copy is their ability to add these artsy textures to their Pop songs. Something I strive to do with my Music.

6. Hot Chip | Boy From School
Another pivotal Electronic album for me. This album and Patrick Wolf’s Lycanthropy introduced me to how emotionally impactful and SOULFUL Electronic Music can be. I used to see those anti-EDM bumper stickers on cars Drum Machines have no soul, but I think those drivers need to hear Hot Chip. Listen to the airy harmonies take over and lift a monotonous groove to bigger and bigger heights.

7. David Bowie | Let’s Dance
OF COURSE I’d have to put Bowie on here. It’s just a matter of what Bowie song and I settled on something off his massive breakout 80’s Pop album. I wish I could watch a 2 hour documentary on how the hell they produced this song – taking a tiny Acoustic guitar strummed Bowie song and turning it into this groovy 7.5 minute Niles Rodgers-Funk song featuring a Blues guitar solo from Stevie Ray Vaughan! So creative and original for it’s time.

8. Wilco | I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
I fell in Love with Wilco’s first albums in High School and they’ve shown me how to age and evolve in Music. Much like Radiohead, they embraced Experimental Music and this song is a prime example of an Experimental Pop song. They were also the first band I heard that had dissonance in their songs. It taught a Classically trained piano guy like me that sometimes it’s okay to play the wrong notes. It’s all about Intention.

9. Nilsson | Salmon Falls
One of my favorite songs ever. Steel drums, strings, a tinkly piano and Harry Nilsson’s voice at it’s gruffest contemplating the meaning of Life. PERFECTION. (I had to choose between Nilsson and Tom Waits here, but I think I made the right call!)

10. UNKLE | Lonely Soul (with Richard Ashcroft)
DJ Shadow introduced me to a new way of making Music. Turntablism and Sampling gave a whole new perspective to Music. What is a song? How can you create songs from parts ripped out of other songs and have that be an emotional experience? I was blown away when he finally teamed up with James Lavelle for this groundbreaking UNKLE album and recruited some of my favorite singers (including Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and on this particular track, The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft). A masterful opus emerging from the dark depths of a drum groove that transcends into a heavenly finale where Ashcroft says farewell as he moves on to a Life after Death. It’s one of the most epic piecest of Music I’ve ever heard and, my God, the string arrangements are Pure Bliss!

WARMER MIXTAPES #1580 | by Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (Lizzy Grant)/[Lana Del Rey]

1. Thomas Newman | Dead Already (American Beauty Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Look at you kids, with your Vintage Music...

2. Elvis Presley | Edge Of Reality (Live A Little, Love A Little Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Comin' through satellites while cruisin'...

3. The Notorious B.I.G. | Me & My Bitch 
You're part of The Past, but now you're The Future.

4. Skeeter Davis | The End Of The World
Signals crossing can get confusing...

5. Nino Rota | Main Title (The Godfather Waltz) (The Godfather Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
It's enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy...

6. Nina Simone | The Other Woman (Sarah Vaughan Cover)
 You get ready, you get all dressed up... To go nowhere in particular...

7. Lil Wayne | Lollipop (feat. Static)
Back to work or the coffee shop... Doesn't matter cause it's enough...

8. Nirvana | Heart-Shaped Box
To be young and in Love...

9. Fugazi | Waiting Room 
It doesn't matter if I'm not enough... For The Future or the things to come...

10. The Flamingos | I Only Have Eyes For You (Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler Cover)
Look at you kids, you know you're the coolest... The World is yours and you can't refuse it... Seen so much, you could get the blues... But that don't mean that you should abuse it.

+11. The Doors | Light My Fire
Don't worry, baby...

1. Gabor Szabo | Mizrab (1973 version, from Mizrab studio album)
Gabor's guitar playing is amazing. A great inspiration. His style is precise, articulate, intense, free flowing and breezy. Can't get enough of Gabor. He was a true master. This is one of the pieces I return to again and again.

2. Air | Mayfair Song
Most people tend to favour the early work of Air, but in my opinion they hit the high water-mark on Talkie Walkie and Pocket Symphonies (where this gem is from). The production is incredible. Probably the deepest sounding record I own.

3. Japan | Cantonese Boy
Japan's Tin Drum is one of those records I always return to. I'm a huge David Sylvian fan, but Steve Jansen's drumming has also had a lasting influence on me (check MST from the new Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk album, for example). And Richard Barbieri's synth-work is second to none. He's really squeezing some juice out of his Prophet's on this record!

4. Piero Umiliani | Nostalgia (Rhythm Version) (La Ragazza Fuoristrada Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Umiliani is one of the true heroes of the Italian Library/Film Scoring scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Just listen to this flawless piece of Melancholic, Chilled-Out Bliss!

5. Tortoise | In Sarah, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Women And Men
TNT is one of the albums that has influenced me the most ever and this is an atmospheric gem from that album. The outro is unbelievable. We listened to this track while working on Passage, and I'm pretty sure it had a slight influence on tracks such as Coastal Path and Caffeine Blues.

6. Anton Carlos Jobim | Children's Games
I've never been to Brazil, but I imagine it to full of gorgeous coastal areas, green plants everywhere, bronzed godesses and a sweet scent of coffee everywhere. Jobim is a master of arrangements and this is a fine example of that.

7. Grateful Dead | Sage & Spirit 
I've been a Grateful Dead fan for 15 years, and the amount of Dead I listen to seems to increase every year – it takes up more and more of what I listen to. If it continues I'll be listening to nothing besides Grateful Dead by the time I'm 45!

8. Ashra | Kazoo
One of my favourite Göttsching cuts. It's quite often Manuel's spirit turns up during a Schnauss and Munk session. Definitely a huge influence.

9. Savath & Savalas | Apnea Obstructiva
This project of Scott Herren seems to be very underrated. I love the stuff he has recorded as Savath & Savalas, it's very traditional in a way, yet innovative and fresh.

10. Sun Kil Moon | Tonight In Bilbao 
Few things have had such a strong influence on me for the last 6-7 years as the work of Mark Kozelek. Most people seem to focus on the lyrics when discussing his work, but for me his genius truly shows in his guitar playing and sense of compositions. His songs are usually quite lengthy and meditative, but there's always some brilliant twists and turns happening throughout. It's a deep ride. Koz in this period (late Red House Painters, early Sun Kil Moon) was in a league of his own. Another true master.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1578 | by Yilian Cañizares

1. Omar Sosa | Promised Land
Well, I just love every single piece of Art Omar Sosa does. My Music is highly influenced by his work… Through the years I come back again and again to his Music and always find new beauty and Inspiration. This song is especially beautiful to me, not only because of it’s esthetic and peaceful vibes, but also because of the powerful message it delivers.

2. Omara Portuondo | O Que Será (À Flor Da Terra) (with Chico Buarque) (Chico Buarque Cover)
I’m completely in love with this interpretation. Love the feeling Omara and Chico get together, the way their voices groove, the arrangement… If I feel a little bit down, this song is the best medicine!

3. Akua Naru | Poetry: How Does It Feel?
I discovered this artist few years ago by chance. A friend posted this song on Facebook and I was like Waoooo. I was completely hypnotized by the way she said every single word, by the Sensuality and the Honesty she put in every phrase. Later on, we had the opportunity to meet each other. Akua is very engaged for women's rights, for black people's rights, for minority rightsSo we have a few points in common! We immediately had a great feeling and we decided to perform together. I also invited her to feature on one track on my latest album Invocación.

4. Snarky Puppy | Lingus
I have just fallen in love with this band! They have this fresh, open minded, fearless approach to Music, which I really like. I also love the fact that they are reaching a very wide audience around the world doing a Music that is instrumental and very authentic and personal. In a world where the trend is to be uniform I love to think that these kind of miracles are still possible.

5. The Roy Hargrove Quintet | Strasbourg/St. Denis
I had a period that I listened to this tune every single day at home. I just get obsessed with it! The whole band is grooving so well!!! I guarantee this tune will put the Joy and the Sunshine in your soul immediately.

6. Erykah Badu | Didn’t Cha Know
I came to Erykah Badu quite late in my life. I mean while I was living in Cuba I was more into Cuban Music, and Classical Music and some JazzBut I really love her style and the way she is able to make a good song with very simple elements… Which is quite difficult to do! I also love this kind of Black Female Proudness she represents.

7. Nina Simone | I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins Cover)
Talking about black, and female, and being proud of it. Here is the queen! I’m very inspired by Nina, as an artist and as a human being. It takes a lot of courage to do what she did, to stand the way she did. How is possible to go on stage and not to talk about what is going wrong in our society? I mean, this is also our role as artists. So all my respect and admiration goes to the amazing artist and lady Nina was.

8. Avishai Cohen | Seven Seas
I love the creativity of this man! He can create very complex grooves and still make them seem very easy (as in this tune). The other thing I really like is that from the very first note you can recognize he is playing. He has found his own voice, which is one of the most important things as a musician.

9. Havana De Primera | Pasaporte
Coming from Cuba, I need to introduce you to my favorite Salsa group! These guys are simply amazing. I have some good childhood friends playing in this band and I’m very proud of them. I can’t listen to this Music without moving my whole body. It feels so right! Wherever I hear this Music... I get immediately transported to my hometown Havana.

10. Oscar Peterson + Stephane Grappelli + Joe Pass + Mickey Roker + Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen | Nuages (from Skol Live album)
Last but not least. One of my favorite violin players, playing with one of the greatest piano players of all times. Every time I listen to Grappelli it is like having a master class. Just close your eyes and listen to how beautiful a violin can sound.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1577 | by Oskar Andersson [Northern Tropic] of Cut City

1. Suicide | Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
Nothing sounds like Suicide. Love this song.

2. Jan Johansson | Byssan Lull (Swedish Traditional Seaman Song)
Jan was a friend of my grandfather, they used to party and play Music together in the Sixties. He's one of my all time favorite musicians. The way he phrases his playing is magic. This is actually an old Swedish nursery rhyme, but played so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes.

3. Jai Paul | Jasmine (Demo)
When I first heard this song I was blown away, it sounded like nothing I've heard before. Harsh and soft, ugly and beautiful at the same time.

4. The Sound | Kinetic
Why The Sound isn't bigger than U2 or even Simple Minds will always be a mystery to me. One of my all time favorite bands.

5. Erik Lundin | Haffla
Swedish Hip Hop... In the last few years has exploded. Erik's debut EP under his own name is one of the best releases ever made in Sweden.

6. Studio | West Side
Milestone. It sounds like all of my favorite songs played at the same time and still like nothing else. Singular piece of Music.

7. Ebo Taylor | Nga Nga
I think of Ebo Taylor as Fela Kuti's Melancholy brother. Super Funky beats over amazing vox.

8. Diana Ross | Upside Down
I remember when I was I kid, me and my family used to go on these vacations by car. The kids sat in the back and my father had made all these mixtapes: David Bowie, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross. Love this song.

9. Frank Ocean | Novacane
Everybody loves Frank Ocean. The kid's a genius. Prince of the 10's.

10. Aaliyah | Try Again (with Timbaland) (Romeo Must Die Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Love the acidic bassline of this. And Aaliyah's amazing vox. Instant and everlasting.

WARMER MIXTAPES #1576 | by Robin Jessup [See Safari] of Chesil Beach

1. Madonna | Rain
This makes me think of the mid 90s when everything in Pop was perfect, Madge hadn't met Guy Ritchie, she was still working with Shep Pettibone and this empirical Pop record was everywhere and Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yellow Magic Orchestra) makes an appearance in the video. This song got played a lot in this surf shop I worked in for a while by a girl who looked like Pam Anderson. I was in Love , SUE!

2. Björk | Possibly Maybe
For me it's a break up song. 3rd girlfriend, I was 17, first time I’d been dumped, she was a Scorpio and an ice queen!!! After the break up, I saw her walking along the road with a Liam Gallagher lookalike, which brings me to...

3. Oasis | Columbia
Drugs Music... It was the 90s... We all thought we were fucking kings and from Manchester, we were a bunch of little shits from Bournemouth (home of The Mighty Cherries who are in the top 10 of the Premier League, #UTCIAD!!)... I can't tell you the way I feel because the way I feel... is a drug lyric and they were little shits on drugs and we were little shits on drugs and this song made us feel like a real nation in the middle of the 90s. Brits just want to get fucked up and hug each other. Folk don't know what they're doing... A great song from their only good album, Definitely Maybe.

4. Pet Shop Boys | Domino Dancing
Or West End Girls... I so wanted to live this life portrayed in the video... Hot, clubbing, chasing girls in PVC dresses... I still do! Somewhere a bit more WARMER CLIMES... All day, all day! WATCH THEM ALL FALL DOWN... Chris has always been a Rave/clubbing icon, he has shown the way to me many times in how to dress. Like a street wise kid and always in shades, interesting in West End Girls is that Chris isn't wearing sunglasses and is dressed quite smartly. HOW MUCH HAVE YOU GOT?... I used to play this in Hoxton Bar And Kitchen on the weekends and Electricity Showrooms and it would always cause a commotion. My girlfirend and I used to play these party sets and it was mostly 80s Synth Pop and New Wave and we could get away with it, we sometimes got called CUNTS by coked up wankers, but fuck them. It was London, we lived an amazing life. It was the last time when you could live as a DJ and booker and pay your rent and go out nearly every night. I feel bad for kids from my background that don't have mum and dad money to pay the rent, because it would be nigh on impossible to follow your dreams and move to London as it's just so fucking expensive now. I met so many great DJs there in London who are my heroes still and I'm still finding New Music through them or getting introduced to people (Severino is especially good at putting people in touch...), also people like Jonjo from Trash/Durr, Nathan G Wilkins from Boom Box and History Clock. They are amazing DJs because they also know the importance of looking good and playing hit records that cross genres. Myself and Sammy D and Fab Mayday we had great fun putting on nights in London, Perugia (Fab’s hometown) and Vienna later on and we played with some great names... Andrew Weatherall. Gang Of Four. Ariel Pink. I even warmed up for The Fall once at Koko...

5. Aphex Twin | Untitled (Track 1 aka Cliffs from Selected Ambient Works Volume II)
It's our love, bap bap bi bi bap bap bap... Selected Ambient Works Volume II is his greatest work, it really helped me get through awkward teenage years and cold windy nights. I bought the tape in HMV Exeter on a wet and windy family holiday, we stayed at a caravan park in Polzeath in Cornwall and I went off and sat on the edge of a cliff feeling the sea spray and listening to this. It was one of the best nights ever and I knew I wanted to make emotional moving Ambient Music like this one day, it's only taken me about 22 years to get 'round to it!

6. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim | Access
Pure clubbing madness track. Bong!! This was played in every Techno club and House club, you don't get all emcompassing anthems like that anymore... Pure Dutch Acid track, mid 90s Trance and Techno were much closer bedfellows and there was a great number of DJs like Billy Nasty and Mrs Woods who had a cult following because they played really hard sets and their Music was basicly a great driver for the pills and Speed we were consuming, which brings me onto the next track...

7. Underworld | Two Months Off
Can I put in 3 tracks as they are the group I've seen most at festivals/concerts and their live shows... Every track bleeds into the other in one intoxicating blast of ecstatic noise, my generation is the Trainspotting chemical generation, we had 5-6 years pre-Internet and had to find Music we heard in clubs, but with the advent of Trainspotting you had a film and the books of Irvine Welsh that summed up a lot of that time from the 80s going into the 90s and the thrill of the Change from the grey into ultra colourful strobe and lazer bathed Future. Underworld took Bowie cut ups, accompanied them with thundering beats and breaks, warm pads and their immense eye bath visuals, the greatest Electronic Art group ever next to Kraftwerk and The Chemical Brothers. SO Two Months Off INTO Born Slippy INTO RezALL RAVERZ KNOW THE FEELING... HARDCORE WILL NEVER DIE!

8. Peshay | Piano Tune
I'M STILL a JUNGLIST... Fond memories of Goldie, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, LTJ Bukem, DJ Rap, Doc Scott, Total Science, Peshay, Jumping Jack Frost, Dr. S. Gachet, Hype, Roni Size, DJ Die, Aquasky, High Contrast and so many more all over the South Coast, Bristol, Bournemouth and London. After 2002 things fell off with too much annoying dark White Noise... This is my roller, my pill rush, my true classic. When the piano cuts through... There is no greater feeling.

9. Morrissey | Everyday Is Like Sunday
It's about any coastal town out of season or anywhere grey in Britain... I love Moz, I don't care about his politics and his aggresive veggieness, he is the greatest lyricist of all time and this song sums up how I felt a lot of the time about my home town Bournemouth, which I now miss a lot (naturally). I wanted to put in Boxers as well as that has the line Losing in front of your hometown... which I always think of when Bournemouth lose and how hard it must be for Eddie Howe, the manager, as he has so much pressure to keep them on top and he has brought up this team from the bottom. It means a lot to me and my mates because we are very proud of where we are from and feel lucky to of grown up there... Come and visit! You can't beat the South Coast vibe, there's a lot of wankers there... But some really good people... Try Chaplin's & The Cellar Bar in Boscombe, Fat White Family played there recently.

10. Sentics | Stop Dancing
My friend Marcus, who sounds and acts a little like Jonathan Richman (...least that's my impression!), but uses eletronics over guitars and EFX pedals... He is very talented but shy. We made a project called Chesil Beach together of noodly jams and spoken word tracks. He loves The Fall and Talking Heads and Scottish Post Punk... He is also a really talented painter. I hope he makes a lot more Music and paintings and we get the time to make more stuff as Chesil Beach together... I love his voice and far away dreamy guitar.