Frankles Monthly Mix #3

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 complete list of 2016 playlists here. For 2017, I’ve opted … Continue reading Frankles Monthly Mix #3

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 Lido’s Everything, but not as good as Lemonade. The list … 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 careful touch that modernizes the classic without stripping or trivializing … Continue reading frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition I

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 via THUMP.  Like most DJ Shadow, this song is ideal … 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 seemingly contradicting melodies merged together masterfully. It’s even been made … 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 Games call-out will work better. M83 played Coachella two years … 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 song about the existential crisis that is Jamie. De La … 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, he’s French and he’s loud.  Madeon created a puzzle for … Continue reading frankles free fridays