Episode 27 – Home Furnishing

House music for the nest: These selections of micro, minimal, lo-fi, glitch, ambient and deep house hang together like insulating drapes — subtle head music heaving and pulsing in the stillness of a calm room, with steady, four-on-the-floor background beats and tightly knit bass lines that like to lead the groove. Synth pads and vocal samples line the space like wallpaper. Zone out and enjoy.

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Tracklist:

Afterhours – Defragment #2
Body-San – One Million Brazillion Dollars
Stimming – No. 17
Ishmael – No Chaser
Letherette – Without You
Farben & James Din A4 – Please Excuse My Face
Jan Jelinek – They, Them
Jetone – Octan
Rod Modell – Syria
Martin Schulte – City Night
Thomas Fehlmann – Atlas 2
Elka – BBX1999
You’re Me – Oot Re Mi
Perfume Advert – Auspice
Anders Ilar – Gramineous Glow
Martin Buttrich – Stop Motion
Ricardo Villalobos – Hireklon
Farben – Silikon
Nosaj Thing – NR2
Moodymann – Why Do U Feel
Gold Panda – Mediaevil
Francesco Tristano – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Episode 26 – Athleisure

Euphoric vibes, sculpted tones and melodic (at times challenging) beats converge for a brisk tour through the industrial park of tomorrow. The hoverboard has its soundtrack.

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Tracklist:

Yasuaki Shimizu – Tachikawa
Radiohead – I Am Citizen Insane
Rival Consoles – Morning Vox
Ada – You and Me
Rabit – Glass Harp Interlude
Aphex Twin – Milk Man
Iller – Bending Oddity
Kwes. – Hives
Arca – Dignity
Kahn, Commodo & Gantz – Kibosh
Knxwledge – Dntleave
Bullion – Don’t Talk (Close Your Eyes)
Gold Panda – Autumn Falls
Gobby – Hyuna
Bjork – Innocence (Alva Noto Unitxt Remodel)
Jlin – Nandi
Kutmah – Darkening Of The Light
Henry Wu – Expensive Ghetto (Feat. Mo Kolors)
Cakedog – 24 HRS
Moiré – Gel
Beat Spacek – Alone In Da Sun
Dabrye – In Water
James Place – High Rise (Rainier)
Bibio – Saint Christopher
Baths – Seaside Town

Episode 21 – Beat Yield

It’s 35 swag beats from 34 of my favorite producers this year. All 2016 everything.

Shitty year; awesome sounds. Reap the harvest.

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Tracklist:

Parks Burton – dlab1
Four Tet – Evening Side (Oneohtrix Point Never edit)
Nicola Cruz – Invocacion
GOALS – Sugar Crush
Brother Mynor – david duchovny hides in the broom closet
Ccolo – Exoticaspeakerjam
GUNDAM – Bikini Beach
Al Dobson Jr. – White Rum
mieksneak. – Mililiters
Kaytranada – DESPITE THE WEATHER
FaltyDL – Bridge Spot
Gold Panda – Pink and Green
Daedelus – Special Re: Quest
Commodo – Solid Gold Telephone
Dakim – may hope (beatitude 4)
Saafron – Host Body
Olof Melander – Slow
Abu Ama – Efendi Remix
Bwana – Failed Escape (Where You Belong)
Seiho – Peach and Pomegranate
Andy Stott – New Romantic
Submerse – Sidequests
Mark Pritchard – Under the Sun
Oval – re
Nosaj Thing – N R 3
Jilk – Be Heart
Weval – You###re Mine
Etch – Technicolor Daydream
Moiré – Brixton
Hiele – Verwelkoming
LinG – Canthem
T_A_M – Myelin Sheath
Don’t DJ – Fall (4 Interesting Music)
Swarvy – RC
DJ Earl – Lotta A$$

Episode 16 – Coastin’

Holographic sounds for a Schwinn Beach Cruiser. Make the bike path glow.

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Tracklist:

Bop – Fragments
Weval – You Made It (Part I)
Al Dobson Jr. – Vibrations
Armadillo – Aves del Valle
Don’t DJ – Southern Shore
The Invisibles – Wing
John Wizards – Leuk
Seiho – DO NOT LEAVE WET
Jose Larralde – Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
Balam Acab – See Birds (sun)
Co La – White Silver Sands (Radiowave Version)
Anchorsong – Monsoon
Nerftoss – Virtue Walk
The Avalanches – Subway/Going Home
The Day – Boots In the Pool
Disclosure feat. Al Green – Feel Like I Do
Kaytranada – LITE SPOTS
Cornelius – Drop
Bibio – A Mineral Love
Al Dobson Jr. – In the World
Botany – Anchor
Arawak – Accadde A Bali
Flamingods – Majestic Fruit
Gold Panda – I Am Real Punk
Mice Parade – Pursuant to the Vibe
Mount Kimbie – Adriatic
K15 – Mist
Submerse – No Continues Kid
TOKiMONSTA – Waiting For the Break of Dawn
Michael Turtle – Maid of the Mist
Teebs – Arthur’s Birds
Gossamer – Okuma

Episode 10 – Magic

It’s magic.

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Tracklist:

D/P/I – Dead Hearts
Durlin Lurt – Magic
Knxwledge – BuildMyWrld(ArowndJew)
J Dilla – So Far To Go (Instrumental)
Bullion – You Still Believe In Dee
Charles Trees – Memories
Gobby – Immortality
Sharpshooters – Don’t Turn Away
FloFilz – Paramahansa
mieksneak. – Script
Lone – 2 Is 8
TOKiMONSTA – Fool
Sweet Valley – Where Will I Go
Mndsgn – On (Paralysis)
Samiyam – Ronald
Blank Blue – Eyes Closed
Jib Kidder – Recognition
Nobody – Girls Alone (Muzak mix, with Ikey Owens)
Teebs – While You Doooo
Axton Frick – That Moment When Everything Feels Right
Baths – Lovesick Synthetic
Bibio – You
Koushik – Coolin’ (Instrumental)
Grass Mirror – Suunrizer
Knxwledge – Remember Who You Are
oriJanus – Sol Love
Odd Nosdam – Sisters
Animal Collective – What Would I Want? Sky

Episode 8 – Shoreline Daydream

Don your rose-colored glasses as the beach vibes flourish on this hypnagogic springtime mix, and let yourself traverse a coastal trail of cooled out beats, rich chords and pleasant, sunny textures.

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Tracklist:

Hammafest – Wunderer
Sweet Valley – Bros Beyond
The Avalanches – Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
Towa Tei – Technova (La em Copacabana)
Kiraz – Daydream
[offbeatninja] – $enpai (Walkin’)
Jib Kidder – Cruising 1
Karriem Riggins – Summer Maddness S.A.
sealab 2012 – raddest of them all
Co.fee – Liv Inn
Co La – Come Softly (Accumulation Version)
Daedelus – Pre-munitions
Caribou – Boreal Forrest Opper
Koushik – Forest Loop
Tim “Love” Lee – Everybody Loves the Jungle
Lone – Jaded
Brother Mynor – drew barrymore watches saturday morning cartoons (feat. Ojmacoj)
Afterhours – Night and Day
Black Monk – Hummin In The Sun
Hint – Plucker
Olof Melander – Forward
Yesterday’s New Quintet – Broken Dreams
Floating Points – For Marmish
Cornelius – Tone Twilight Zone
Malcolm McLaren – Obatala

Episode 5 – Groundhog Suite

The second in our Electronic(a) series, this tasty 90-minute installment of diverse electronic gems is sure to dislocate listeners to a whole new season. Groundhog Suite collects recent and past indie electronic cuts, including hip-hop and downtempo beats, synthesizer instrumentals, post-rock tracks and much more.

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Tracklist:

Penguin Cafe Orchestra – The Snake and the Lotus (The Pond)
Illangelo – Shattered Paradise
Ccolo – Peace Me Babi Dub
Anchorsong – Oriental Suite
Gold Panda – I Suppose I Should Say ‘Thanks’ Or Some Shit
Inner Science – Lighting
submerse – whyarentyou
Four Tet – Plastic People
[offbeatninja] – You and I (You’re Not Alone)
Henry Wu – Just Negotiate (feat. Simeon Jones)
James Blake – Postpone
Tribilin Sound – El Carmen
Co La – Smooth Solidarity
Jib Kidder – My Baby (feat. Julia Holter)
Twin Sister – Kimmi In a Race Field (Balam Acab Remix)
IRIS – Planetarium
Javelin – Goal \Wide
Sam Spence – Sunken Ship (Version 2)
Virtual Flannel – Black Bunnyhug
DTCPU – Lucky Dragon feat. Geodesic
Deantoni Parks – Down
J Dilla – Oh Oh
GOALS – Ghost Run
Dudley Perkins – Falling
submerse – thinking about you
Nicolas Jaar – Shame
Cross Record – Lemon
Sam Prekop – The Republic 3
Fennesz – Aus

Episode 2 – Nocturnes

On the second episode of Sound Contours, darkness falls in a curtain of sexy beats ornamented with guitar and piano melodies, and underpinned with dark, shifty rhythms. Go ahead and launch yourself head-first into a 2-hour set of nocturnal beats and compositions, hailing (mostly) from 2015.

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Tracklist:
Jun Miyake – Mad Funny Balance Town
Nosaj Thing – Uv3
sealab 2012 – long. too long
El Mahdy Jr. – B Side (Excerpt)
Shigeto – Do My Thing
Arca – Front Load
Puto Anderson & Deejay NinOo – Gravidez
Normal Nada – Tarraxinha da Calopsita v2
Dawn Richard – Swim Free
yuk. – purple
Gossamer – 3d Relief
Iller – Healings
Lilacs & Champagne – Euro Blow
Gantz – Supreme A
Nomine – To the Sky (feat. lustina)
Event Cloak – Care and Control
Suzanne Kraft – Never Heated
Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love
John Lemke – Grass Will Grow
Julia Holter – Vasquez
Rival Consoles – Low
Max Cooper & Tom Hodge – Remnants
Beauty Pill – Dog With Rabbit in Mouth Unharmed
James Pants – My Body
katie dey – fear o the dark
Tito Wun & Lorenzo Merluzzo – Drugs
Fifto – Dan Lo

Episode 1 – Electronic(a)

Welcome to the first episode of Sound Contours. It’s December in LA: Dry, occasionally gray and there’s a discomforting amount of sun. Is it El Niño yet or what?

Enjoy our first 2-hour set of songs, sounds and surprises.

Stream it here or listen on iTunes.

Tracklist:
George Delerue – Capri
DJ Raff – Sudakaizbeautiful
Flying Lotus – Camera Day
Caribou – Silver
Gobby – Quickie
Harbour – Heartbeat (Prettymuch)
Spectre – Black Abstract Italiano
Lifted – Medicated Yoga
Clark – Com Re-Touch / Pocket for Jack
Le1f – Fry Dem
Kitkkola – Blue Winking
Heathered Pearls – Perfume Catalogue
Tujiko Noriko – Tablet for Memory
Airhead – Masami
Stereolab – Rainbow Conversation
Ahnnu – Elastic
Kutmah – 3rd Eye (Short Version)
Múm – Faraway Swimmingpool
Ikonika – Let a Smile Be (Y) Our Umbrella
Pantha du Prince – Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix)
John Wizards – Limpop
Mount Kimbie – Sketch on Glass (Original Mix)
Deru – Drink it In
Dalhous – DSM-III
Oneohtrix Point Never – Nassau
DVA – No Survi
King Krule – Brain’s Dead
DRC Music – Three Piece Sweet Part 1 & 2 (feat. Bebson)
Tortoise – As You Said
Burnt Friedman & Jake Liebezeit – Sikkerhead
Nu Sound – Wordless Piece