Happy New Year! I’m so excited it’s 2024. As a part of the new year, I’m starting to do some new things with the site and the newsletter, including more new content, collaborations, interviews, TikTok content, there’s a lot to come. The first thing excited to roll out is a new monthly mixtape series called OÍR, simply the Spanish verb for “to hear” or “to listen to”. The series will highlight the music I’m currently listening to, themes I’ve been thinking about, or songs that express my mood.
This month’s mix is an ethereal collection of songs to help ease into the new year. It’s a great time to figure out some new goals, new projects, or what changes you want to make in your life, so why not have a mix that helps? The tracks here are from some of my favorite ambient musicians with a Japanese influence to everything. I even managed to throw on an old Atlas Sound track. Hopefully when you listen to this you’ll get a sense of calm and peace. And as a reminder, you can find all my current mixtapes in this Drive folder. I plan on uploading old mixtapes this month, stay tuned.
Imaginary Softwoods — Destination Stone
Masahiro Sugaya — Future Green
Mark Pritchard — Beautiful People w/ Thom Yorke
Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV — Grigori in Jakarta
The Kyoto Connection — Inoue
David Edren & H.Takahashi — Ghost Count 木霊数え
Masakatsu Takagi — Smell Up On The Moon
Whatever The Weather — 10°C
Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano — Atelier
Young Marco — Sacred Space
Nosaj Thing — Condition w/ Toro y Moi
Zander Raymond — Gap in the Breakwater
Atlas Sound — Quark Part 2