Frankles Monthly Mix #1

Monthly Mix It's time for a new series of posts on Frankles where I share my running monthly-ish playlists that I build on Spotify (and sometimes SoundCloud) as I find predominantly new music. If you take a look through my profile on either service, you'll see groups of similarly named playlists. You can see a … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #1

2016

2016 Rundown | Best of 2016 | SoundCloud Playlists | Spotify Playlists 2016 Rundown I don't like to play favorites, and when it comes to bundling a group of artists or songs together at the end of the year, I absolutely hate ordered lists. I'm not going to say Frank Ocean's Blond is better than … Continue reading 2016

frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition I

It's the month leading up to Coachella, so I'll be featuring music exclusively, loosely from performers set to take on the sweaty masses in Indio leading up to game time. Hit play, lay back and let the warm sounds of Dolly Parton's tortured vocals on Jolene. Todd Terje treated this remix with a deft, but … Continue reading frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition I

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

DJ Shadow announced that he's starting his own record label, and calling it Liquid Amber, which is only nominally less cool than Jurassic Park's petrified amber. That Spielberg is such a hipster. Along with the label announcement, he released a fittingly named "Liquid Amber EP," and made 1/3 of its songs tracks available for free … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

Break Science dropped a little golden nugget yesterday with an unlikely mash-up (most of the good ones are) blending the laid back, slow jam of Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" with the even more laid back, slow jam of Tycho's "Take a Walk." The result is a truly surreal swaying rhythm, with the two … Continue reading frankles free fridays

frankles free fridays

First up is a Pixies remix, which I don't see nearly enough of.  The vocals are unfortunately missing from this version by Mt. Eden, but it manages to attain the ideal balance in a remix, leaving enough of the song and parts intact enough to remain recognizable, and using those parts to create a fresh … 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

Big Boi got most of the attention when the 'Catch the Throne' mixtape was released, but Wale's close-out track about Jamie Lannister, titled "King Slayer" is no slouch.  All the songs are available here, but I'm highlighting Wale's contribution because it sounds like he actually read the books, and also wanted to make a legitimate … 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