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Winter Playlist 2014 | Mixed by Threading in the Choirs

The Fox Is Black Winter Playlist 2014 – Mixed by Michael Muller

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It’s winter pretty much everywhere in the northern hemisphere, though not quite here in Los Angeles, it’s been 80º lately. Sorry to rub that in. But it still gets chilly at night, and for those colder times it’s nice to have a proper soundtrack, so I’ve teamed up with Michael Muller who creates lovely playlists under the name Threading in the Choirs.

Music will forever have a place to specifically be tethered to a frame of time. This playlist was created during several dark and short-sunned days this winter. Allow the music to exist for you as a complete picture or thought; slowly opening like morning and drawing shut like the last moments of fading dusk before night blankets itself over the earth.

What I love about this playlist, which in true TFIB fashion is mixed into one, continuous track, is that it spans a wide gamut of music, not resting in any certain genre for too long. You traipse between fields of ambience and then are suddenly greeted by some new-fashioned folk by Sam Amidon. This is a mix for quieter times, for putting on your headphones with legs under a blanket, watching the snow gently fall.

Here’s the tracklist:

Small Sur – “Labor”
Dukes of Chutney – “Domino”
Wymond Miles – “The Ascension”
Botany – “Sunna/Show Me”
Julianna Barwick – “One Half”
Sam Amidon – “Bright Sunny South”
Broderick & Broderick – “Pop’s Song”
Bitchin’ Bajas – “Sun City”
Goat – “Goathead” (Excerpt)
Olan Mill – “Salkantay Trail”
Tim Hecker – “Stigmata II”
Raum – “Event of Your Leaving”

Secret Garden Party | A Mixtape by Anon

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Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me A Tale”
Anon – “Amen”
Lapalux – “Gone”
Herbie Mann – “Superman ”
Flying Lotus – “Do the Astral Plane”
Anon – “I Gave You Everything”
Gold Panda – “Back Home”
Shed- “Selection One”
King Sun – “On the Club Tip”
Loleatta Holloway – “Runaway”
ESG – “Tiny Sticks”
Gerald Mitchell – “Resurrection”
Kuedo – “Scissors”
Carly Simon – “Why?”
Anon – “Untitled”

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Jezebel in Jest | A Mixtape by Moderna

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Claude Von Stroke – “Plasma Jelly”
Wolfram feat. Legowelt – “So Fine All The Time”
Bot’Ox feat. Anna – “Blue Steel”
Something in Spanish – “For Slowing Down” (Matthew Dear vs. Audion Remix)
Hounds of Hate – “I Like Triangles”
Osborne – “Bout Ready To Jak”
Photocall – “Flying Tiger of Dub”
Jahcoozi – “Fish” (Natasha Mix)
Totally Enormous Exctinct Dinosaur – “Tapes & Money” (Eats Everything Dubwork)
Little Dragon – “Little Man” (Tycho Remix)

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Bootstrap Paradoxes | A Mixtape by The Redford Rise

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Drake feat. The Weeknd – “Crew Love” (Starslinger Remix)
Rustie – “Surph”
Gesaffelstein – “Aufstand”
The Great Mundane – “Solar Food”
Flying Lotus – “Galaxy in Janaki”
John Talabot – “Estiu”
Chromatics – “Back in the Grave”
Grimes – “Genesis”
Global Goon – “Scott Cronce Is the CEO”
Blue Sky Black Death – “Our Hearts Of Ruin”
Clams Casino – “I’m Official/Numb”
The Redford Rise – “A New Resolution”
Ekkehard Ehlers – “Plays John Cassavettes, pt.2”

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Ny Förändring | A Mixtape by The Fox Is Black

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Beach House – “On The Sea”
Austra – “Alone, Together”
Rustie – “Globes”
M83 – “Steve McQueen”
Peter Gabriel – “We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)”
Aphex Twin – “Petiatil Cx Htdui”
Sufjan Stevens – “Vesuvius”
Radiohead – “Feral”
Zammuto – “F U C-3PO”
Dimlite – “Fridge Note”
Shigeto – “Field Trip”
Phantogram – “Nightlife”

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Water Rising | A Mixtape by Canon Blue

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Apparat – “Ash Black”
Son Lux – “Chase”
Owen Pallet – “Midnight Directives”
Nico Muhly – “The Only Tune Pt. 3”
Muteson – “Water Rising”
Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Murder – “Providence”
Valgeir Sigurdsson – “Hot Ground, Cold”
Stina Nordenstam – “The Morning Belongs to the Night”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – “The Lake”
Brian Eno & John Cale – “Lay My Love”
The Magnetic Fields – “You Must Be Out of Your Mind”

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Peel The Label Tell A Fable | A Mixtape by Mark Walat

Peel The Label Tell A Fable | A Mixtape by Mark Walat

Peel The Label Tell A Fable | A Mixtape by Mark Walat

It’s been far too long since I’ve released a mixtape, and I apologize for that. As I think I said before, I don’t listen to music as much as I used to, so it’s rather difficult to put new stuff together frequently. But I think I’ve found the answer. I think I’m going to officially start asking people to make mixtapes for The Fox Is Black, that way we can all hear something and get diverse mix of music, sound good?

First up is a local Los Angeles guy named Mark Walat that I randomly met and ended up having a bunch of friends in common. He’s a regular DJ over on VIVA RADIO a damn good photographer and an all around nice guy. For his mix he’s put together a collection of songs that I would have never put together, and that’s why I’m totally into it. Honestly, I haven’t heard of half of these bands, but it’s a damn good mix, really upbeat and great to get some work done to. In Mark’s own words:

The mix is built around a late 70’s/80’s Funk-Disco-Post-Punk theme. Think the jams you would hear coming from boomboxes on the subway or if you were club hopping the Lower East Side. These are the left field tunes that some say shaped Hip Hop – the tunes from a time before Crack.

If you dig the mix leave Mark some love in the comments, and I need to give Mark a huge thanks for making this mix, even though I’m posting it 6 months later. You’re the best man! I have another mix waiting in the wings, so I’ll be sure to release that really soon as well.

Here’s the tracklist:
Twist by Tones On Tail
Damaged Goods by Gang Of Four
Too Many Creeps by Bush Tetras
Warning Sign by Talking Heads
My Spine Is The Bassline by Shriekback
Cavern by Liquid Liquid
This Is Radio Clash by The Clash
Your Life by Konk
Mongoloid by Devo
Typical Girls by Slits
She Is Beyond Good And Evil by The Pop Group
Now That You’ve Gone by Delta
Rip It Up by Orange Juice
My Spirit by A Certain Ratio
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll by Ian Dury

P.S. I stole the back photo from a guy named Jeff who was travelling around India!

Bobby

The In-Between Space | A Mix By The Fox Is Black

The In-Between Space | A Mix By The Fox Is Black

The In-Between Space | A Mix By The Fox Is Black

The In-Between Space | A Mix By The Fox Is Black
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Nine times out of ten I don’t mean to make a mixtape. Most of the time I’ll start having one or two songs stick in my head, and from there I start drawing connections to other songs, so on and so forth. Such was this mix I’m calling The In-Between Space, which I found through the Japanese word Engawa. I thought it was fitting for this mix because the songs, although rather upbeat, ended up having a lot of references to the parting of lovers, being sad and finding happiness. Honestly, it wasn’t on purpose whatsoever, I’m quite satisfied in my personal life. But together they ended up making a really beautiful blend of songs that really feels like they embody spring.

There’s some brand new stuff from Fleet Foxes and Ezra Furman, some new Radiohead and some year old stuff from Mojave 3. I think it’s a fairly eclectic mix that should tide you over for a bit. But not to fret, I have a guest mix coming out next week or the week after to continue the good tunes.

Bobby

Not In Love | A Mix by The Fox is Black

Not In Love | A Mix by The Fox is Black

Not In Love | A Mix by The Fox is Black

Not In Love | A Mix by The Fox is Black
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It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a mix of any kind, this for a couple of reasons. The first is that I don’t listen to as much music as I used to. Partially to blame is being in a relationship, where before I’d spend hours pouring over new music, now I spend it with someone I love being around. It’s also because I have a full time job and the blog, so it’s hard to spend as much time devoting myself to new music. The other reason is I needed to find my inspiration again after changing the name of the site. The Kitsune Noir Mixcasts will always be there but I needed to remold the mixtapes into something new, and that took me a little bit of time.

But here we are with a new mix in time for Valentine’s Day, though it really has nothing to do with the holiday. No, this mix is filled with all kinds of loud songs, be them electronic or rock or somewhere in between. I start things off nice and then punch you in the face. If you’re in need of waking up or want something to run to, this might be what you need.

If you want something more lovey-dovey be sure to check out Kitsune Noir Mixcast No.025, it’s made for just such an occasion. Here’s the tracklist for the mix:

Swarming by Efterklang
Seed by Kap Bambino
Fujiyama Attack by Guitar Wolf
Tell ‘Em by Sleigh Bells
This Is All We’ve Got by Cut Copy
Tokyo Eye by Sonic Youth
Mickey Mouse by Wavves
Exit Does Not Exist by Modest Mouse
We Are Sex Bob-omb by Sex Bob-omb
Not In Love by Crystal Castles
Bury Us Alive by Starfucker

Bobby