Soultronica Vol.2 is here.
Parlour Magazine hit me up for Soultronica Volume 2 and an interview after the release of Vol.1 with Okayplayer. Folks know I release less than a handful of mixes a year. However, when I was making the first one, I knew it would be a series. I’ve been gathering music at this intersection of soul+sexy+electronic music for a long time. I had plenty of music that didn’t make it in the first volume and some new cuts that just got released right after Vol.1.
I really like how this series a mixture of brand new sounds (Miguel, Azealia, Sweater Beats, Idle Warship, Bamboos) complimented by forgotten, or possibly missed tracks. Like who knew that SBTRKT produced under Aaron Jerome first and did a remix of Little Dragon? I was reminded to include some tracks like that when I played the remix of “Hold On” by Dwele here in NY recently, and a bunch of folks ran up asking me about Kanye’s verse that they had never heard (which is one of my favorites, thematically built around names of magazines). Vol. 2 moves from slow-burner to mid-pace. I had to sneak in some of my favorite moombahsoul jems at the end. Note: careful with the volume at work. Mar’s amazing cover/variation of Lil’ Waynes’ “Single” is completely un-edited