Frankles Monthly Mix 2018 #5: Paring

In the latest installment of my monthly playlist series, I've found great happiness from beginning to end. I'm not sure why, but it feels like this one has more breadth than the past few have. Maybe it's just the uptick in the volume of new releases on the cusp of summer, maybe I've just been … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix 2018 #5: Paring

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frankles free fridays

After Paul Oakenfold's all too brief set came to an end at Electric Forest last month, I felt lost. Not wanting to let go of the experience, my crew found our way to back to the Forest and happened into Ancient Mermaids' set in the Jenkstars' "Illuminarium," which was kind of like a hippie science museum … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

We have a special thematic post today for your Friday listening pleasure. My favorite accidents (Aside from me, of course. Thanks for drinking so much at that Christmas party, mom and dad!) are the happy ones, like when you pull up a SoundCloud your friend shared with you, then it just keeps playing associated songs … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Mark Ronson is a little like Diplo and Damon Albarn, in that whatever they touch seems to turn into gold. His production is always tight, bright with horns and molded perfectly to whoever is providing vocal talent. In this case, he teams up with Bruno Mars on "Uptown Funk" to channel their best 80's era … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

  First up is a song from Anna Lunoe, called "Bass Drum Dealer."  It's a good sample of what she's all about, with an aggressive beat, house sensibilities and features herself in the vocal samples. What the fuck is a Zoogma?  This is a Zoogma...production.  It's well outside of their normal vein, but I'm happy to … Continue reading frankles free fridays: Electric Forest Part II

frankles free fridays

After a small hiatus, we're back with more new music!  It turns out a trip to Coachella will knock a person out of commission for a week or so.  I'll have to consider a fill-in for Electric Forest in June... Speaking of Coachella, the first selection today comes from Bonobo, who was billed as a … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Drake dropped a free track called "Draft Day," which samples Lauren Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" for a clever, stuttering base. I'm fairly certain the song is a blatant attempt to get into Jennifer Lawrence's pants.  Not even subtle about it, Drizzy.  I would have gone for an X-Men reference myself, but maybe your Hunger … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Converse subsidized an interesting mish-mash of musicians for another song.  Last time it was Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000.  This time it's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash, along with Diplo and Frank Ocean collaborating for a one-off, one-song project called, "Hero."  I haven't been able to confirm as of yet, but … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

The Weeknd gets in on the "Drunk in Love" action, shifting the perspective to male.  It's not going to improve on Beyonce's version because, well, please.  But it's good, everything's been muted, and Bey's "buoy-bay" got replaced by a standard "baby."  Unlike Diplo's version, The Weeknd's made his mix available for free.   He's little, … Continue reading frankles free fridays