Archive for the ‘Mix Trade 2012’ Category

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – DEC

Monday, December 17th, 2012


//mixtrade december – a.c.

Like a warm wool blanket in the dead of a freezing night, the final mixtrade just showed up to make us all feel better about December. I really dig when a mix stays to a theme and these are definitely all Winter jams. You can hear the snow crunch under your feet and the cold air nip at your face – A fine ending to an awesome year! I don’t normally call people out by name but I just wanted to thank this dude for inspiring us to carry on this mixtrade concept in the first place. Hopefully there will be many more years of these to come.

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – DECEMBER (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Major Lazer – Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)
Black Marble – A Great Design
Wendy Rene – What Will Tomorrow Bring
Wild Nothing – This Chain Won’t Break
Chris Cohen – Optimist High
Cat Power – Manhattan
White Noise – Firebird
Beyond the Wizards Sleeve – Door to Tomorrow
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Baby
Labi Siffre – Watch Me (Remastered)
XXYYXX – Alone
Family Band – Moonbeams
Gracie – Death of the Sunset
Mac DeMarco – My Kind of Woman
Dirty Art Club – Sincerely Yours, the D.A.C.
Henri Texier – Le Piroguier
Britney Spears – Til The World Ends (Korallreven Version)

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – NOV

Monday, November 26th, 2012


//mixtrade november – k.f.

Oh man, the Smoosh song that leads off totally epitomizes everything this mix is meant to be. Two white twelve-year-olds rapping to a song they wrote themselves and not even caring an ounce that you have an opinion about it. Oh you wanted it to rhyme? Too bad. Little white girls aren’t allowed rap? They don’t care. Followed by a bunch of hip hop, folk, and electronic ambiance, it breaks almost every rule I can think of. Rad.

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – NOVEMBER (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Smoosh – Rad
Hopie Spitshard – Fresh Like Dat
Baths – Aminals
Theesatisfaction – Queens
Alf Alpha – Mr. T Talkin’
Gil Scott-Heron & Mos Def – NY Is Killing Me
Shlohmo – Places
Angel Haze – Things Money Can Buy
Summer Camp – Losing My Mind (Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross Remix)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Wake Up Pretty
Twin Sister – I Want A House
Elizabeth Cotten – Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Connie Converse – Trouble
Azealia Banks – Fuck Up The Fun
Purity Ring – Ungirthed
Araabmusik – A Diamond Life
Nightmares On Wax – You Wish
Lemon Jelly – Space Walk

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – OCT

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


//mixtrade october – j.i.

I feel pretty bad that these mixtrade posts keep coming out late, but to be honest this was totally worth the wait. I used to steal music from this dude so much I asked him to come and blog here a while back. Now I just take credit for his extensive brain. But for real, get super stoned on whatever you get stoned with when you play this shit. I promise that it will unlock some extra levels or whatever.

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – OCTOBER (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Introduction from Mr. Ghost Face Killah
Pipers – Singapore Girl (excerpt)
Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
The xx – Chained
Marco Benevento – Limbs Of A Pine
Dweller on the Threshold – I (Don’t) Know You
Matt Besser – Boring
The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
The Field – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime
Gold Panda – Quitter’s Raga
Sensations’ Fix – Grow On You
GFK – Hustler’s Diet
Psychedelic Psoul – The Subway Ride Thru Inner Space
Shigeto – Field Day (Braille Remix)
Matt Besser – Flirting
Apparat – Song Of Los
John Talabot – So Will Be Now
Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End
Matt Besser – Shut Down
Doc Daneeka & Abigail Wyles – Tobyjug

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – SEPT

Saturday, October 6th, 2012


//mixtrade september – t.s.

Love this mix and have always loved this dude’s taste in music. I have been stealing music from his blog since I first came out to SF and it’s probably one of the main websites responsible for me starting this site in the first place. Which maybe almost makes this a sort of meta-mix? Anyways, late as usual but sometimes life gets in the way and that’s how it goes. Forgive us?

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – SEPTEMBER (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Rocky Business – Heath Ledger
Jogyo – Rudeboy
Death Grips – Deep Web
Screaming Jay Hawkins – Mokberry Moon Delight
Eddie Ray – You Are Mine
EMA – California
The Back Pockets – Hosses
Iamdynamite – Where Will We Go
Japanther – Radical Businessman (ft. MC Spank Rock)
Daedelus – Fair Weather Friends (Death Set Remix)
Children – Advanced Mind Control
The Coathangers – Hurricane
Wizzard Sleeve – Pterodactyl Meltdown
From The Darkest Part Of The Wood – Dead Man’s Time
Thee More Shallows – Next To You
Peter Wolf Crier – Hard As Nails
O Death – Lowtide
Trampled By Turtles – Wait So Long
Blackbird Raum – A Rat In My Dream
Shellshag – Little Birdy
The Almighty Defenders – Bow Down And Die
The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave
Grouplove – Don’t Say Oh Well
Family Of The Year – Summer Girl

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – AUGUST (LATE)

Thursday, September 6th, 2012


//mixtrade august – j.p.

I know this is so so late, but there were some complications and this is the last minute replacement (that didn’t make it by the last minute). Blending hip hop, folk and indie rock doesn’t usually go so well but for some reason this all goes together seamlessly. Keep and eye out for September’s mix which should just be around the corner..

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – AUGUST (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Niela Miller – Baby Don’t Go To Town
Christine Perfect – Close To Me
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining – Collar to the Wind
Mac DeMarco – My Kind of Woman
Part Time – I Wanna Take You Out
Wild Nothing – Shadow
Deep Time – Homebody
DIIV – Oshin (Subsume)
ERAAS – Briar Path
Deptford Goth – Life After Defo
Quelle Chris – Every Single Night (remix)
Cities Aviv – W E T D R E A M
Haleek Maul – Fraulein
Tony Williams – Beyond Games
Yanaclair – Agit
Bonnie Beecher – Come Wander With Me

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – JULY

Thursday, July 26th, 2012


//mixtrade july – m.s.

This may possibly be the best Summertime mix that I have heard in a long time. Each song is perfect combination of blues and garage and is perfect for July. I am so stoked to be on the East Coast right now, driving around with each of these songs blasting out of the car windows. I usually like to keep the authors of these mixes on the sly, but shit.. Michelle killed it. Go check out her blog. It’s insane and has a ton of bands that you ever heard of but will now go crazy for. This Summer is awesome..

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – JULY (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Mary Wells (The Shangri-Las) – Dating Courtesy PSA
Allah-Las – Don’t You Forget It
The Maze – Kissy Face
The Plagues – I’ve Been Through It Before
Paul Martin – The Last Remains Of Our Love
Hollow Men – Never Again
Sic Alps – Glyphs
The Cryin’ Shames – Come On Back
We The People – In The Past
F.J. McMahon – The Spirit Of The Golden Juice
Mac Demarco – Me And Jon Hanging On
The Snowmen – You’re Everything
The Troggs – Purple Shades
The Ventures – The Fourth Dimension
The Idle Race – Morning Sunshine
Bill Fay – Maudy La Lune
Catwalk – Please Don’t Break Me
The Stoics – Enough Of What I Need
The Five Day Week Straw People – Sunday Morning?
John Wesley Coleman III – Fields Of Love
The Temptations – Who You Gonna Run To
The Painted Ship – Frustration
White Fence – Breathe Again

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – JUNE

Saturday, July 7th, 2012


//mixtrade june – f.p.

Fuck a deadline son. If you can’t wait an extra week or so for this mix than you don’t even deserve it. You know when you listen to the flow of a tape and you can just tell that hours of thought went into the order? Yeah, that what’s happening here. After three or four songs, you can hear the quality and know that it’ll last through the endless Summer cool-outs. Shine your shit up and let it ride.

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – JUNE (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Dirty Run
Sadat X – The Lump Lump
Ghostface Killah – Run
Gangstarr – B.Y.S.
Mos Def – Auditorium
EPMD – Da Joint
Tha Alkaholiks – Make Room
The Beatnuts – Watch Out
Special Ed – I Got It Made
Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin’
Jungle Brothers – Because I Got It Like That
Lootpack – Answers
Atmosphere – Guns & Cigarettes
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp
Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half-Steppin’
Fatlip – Today’s Your Day
The Meters – Cissy Strut
Rappin4tay – Player’s Club

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – MAY

Thursday, May 31st, 2012


//may mayhem

The month of May went so well that I don’t even need to say anything about this one. It may be perfection..

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – MAY (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Music Emporium – Velvet Sunsets
Gandalf – Hang On to a Dream
The Gents – I’ll Cry
Kirpiklerin Ok Ok Eyle – Alpay/Same
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Kou Tche Kpo So O
The Great! Society – Free Advice
Larkin Grimm – Pigeon Food
Bridget St. John – To B Without a Hitch
This Mortal Coil – Mr. Somewhere
Chelsea Wolfe – Pale On Pale
Lou Reed – Crazy Feeling
Pere Ubu – Heart Of Darkness
Dead Moon – Dead Moon Night
The Birthday Party – Mr. Clarinet
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
Fad Gadget – Lady Shave
Visage – Fade To Gray
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Bunker Solidiers
Tearist – Lo V
Blondes – Lover

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – APRIL

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012


//mixtrade march – p.m.

These mixes just keep getting better and better! I swear that I am going to do this every year until the day I die (or maybe just until the concept of mixtapes is obsolete). Getting this rare glimpse into the head of a guy like P.M. is a treat and I honestly can’t say that I am not at all surprised by what I found. It’s like fishbowling a crazy car from the future with your big brother who keeps trying to make you laugh. Right after I wrote that last sentence, I wished I had all of those things really bad. Oh well. I’ll just put this mix on again.

PS – I am aware that it is no longer April, but I only missed the window by like two hours so get fucked.


UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – APRIL (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Publicist – Do You Know Who I Am?
Zombi – Slow Oscillations
Lovelock – Maybe Tonight
Bachelorette – Grow Old With Me
Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song
Wooden Shjips – Black Smoke Rise
Tame Impala – Jeremy’s Storm
The Alps – Crossing The Sands
The Psychic Paramount – RW
Antelope – Reflector
Grass Widow – Time Keeps Time
Alex Minoff – Bitola
Shinji Masuko – Woven Music For Blue Steppe
Thelonious Monk – April In Paris

UNPIANO MIXTRADE – MARCH

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


//mixtrade march – m.k.

Oh man – March got killed so hard. I dare you to find a better selection of jams this side of a Sacramento house party. Who doesn’t love a bit of Terry Malts right next to that incredible Groundhogs track. Now go out there and create something..

UNPIANO MIXTRADE 2012 – MARCH (right-click save as)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Plastic People - It's Not Right
Miller - Baby I Got News For You
The Jook - Aggravation Place
Mud - Dyna Mite
Silverhead - Ace Supreme
Groundhogs - Cherry Red
Sweet - California Nights
Dwight Twilley Band -Looking For The Magic
The Poppees - Jealousy
The Breakaways - Little Suzy
Bleached - Searching Through The Past
Terry Malts - In The Waiting Room
The Method - Dynamo
Johnny Duncann - Where's The Show
The Soft Boys - Anglepoise Lamp
The Move - Walk Upon The Water