Spring Break Tapes! have introduced us to stellar artists like Sima Kim and Junior Pande over the last couple years, both of which have become site favorites. Joe and I have been exchanging emails for a while, and I’m stoked to finally have coaxed him into presenting a mix for this series! He’s always been super supportive and offered valuable feedback. We started this site to connect good people and share good music, so I couldn’t be happier to present this mix from SBT.
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There are so many awesome music scenes converging in LA lately. So many of my favorite, genre-busting artists are there: Sun Araw, DJ Purple Image, Dakim, Ras G, Matthewdavid. Has the local LA-scene been a big influence on you?
I’m not sure being in LA has really influenced the label. I have a large Canadian fan base mostly due to putting out Junior Pande cassettes as he’s from Toronto. I’m actually always a bit surprised when I get an order from someone in LA. I probably get an equal amount from Germany!
Tell us about the mix.
So this mix is basically a combo of SBT artists & also artists that I like – basically music that I would release given the opportunity. Some of it’s new. Some’s not. It’s just a cursory glance into my collection. I guess I tried to pick music that had the feel of SB Tapes even if it was something that I didn’t release. I tried to just be easy about it & pick some songs. If I would have thought about it too much I never would have finished the mix or it would have been 4 days long.
1. Ali Helnwein – Voyage
2. Junior Pande – Slap Copy
3. Sima Kim – Misapprehension (Lester Burnham remix)
4. Auxiliary Priest – Toulon
5. The Fun Years – Janice Was Into Recovery
6. Monte Burrows – 1430
7. West Widows – Sagan
8. RUN DMT – Romantic
9. Jah Connery – A Novelist
10. Caetano Veloso – De Conversa/Cravo E Canela
11. Vivien Goldman – Launderette
12. Terry Riley – Music for the Gift: Part 5
13. Daphne Oram – 2001 Effects Tape 1
14. Tom White – False Ponds (Part 1)
15. Tenstairs – Northland/Last Light/Forth