Free Mixes for the Masses?
September 4, 2009 11:41 AM   Subscribe

MixFilter: I'm looking for free online music mixes to help get me & my collective crew through the most strenuous & stressful part of the year. Tell me about your favorite mix blog &/or website.

Mix style? I mostly enjoy stuff along the funky hiphop worldbeat side of the spectrum and my cohorts seem to enjoy it too (gets them dancing at least). The mixes at Cherryfunk and Captain's Crate are good examples. I've found good stuff at Monotape as well.


p.s. There's often parents & their young'uns about so I'd prefer mixes that sport little in the way of gratuitous swearing (e.g.).

p.p.s. I imagine someone may suggest online radio sites like Pandora or SomaFM, which are great, but I'm looking for stuff that doesn't rely on streaming.
posted by jammy to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: hmm... my citing of mediocre's song as containing "gratuitous swearing" didn't mean to come across all prudish & judgemental - i find it a rather jaunty & heartfelt tune myself
posted by jammy at 11:45 AM on September 4, 2009

My favorite mix site is motel de moka.

There are an awful lot of really good mixes being posted over on the grey right now.
posted by pasici at 12:08 PM on September 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

WFMU is a good go-to when it comes to hearing random music I've never heard before.
PodcastsArchives of recent showsFree Music ArchiveBeware of the BlogOn The Download...and so on
posted by not_on_display at 12:25 PM on September 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

DJ Andy Smith of Portishead fame has a load of his old mixes on his site. I think they suit the remit.
Andy Smith
posted by djstig at 12:27 PM on September 4, 2009

Funky 16 Corners has a wide variety of older funk soul and r&b.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:24 PM on September 4, 2009

Not really a mix site, but somebody posted links to downloadable John Peel show archives; I bet they'd be interesting.
posted by Bron at 3:24 PM on September 4, 2009

I enjoy 8tracks.
posted by mewithoutyou at 4:17 PM on September 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

You can't go wrong with the Solid Steel Podcast.
posted by bdk3clash at 6:27 PM on September 4, 2009

groovelectric has been rocking my world for a while. it ate my ipod.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:38 AM on September 5, 2009

Response by poster: thanks everyone for the excellent suggestions - i've enjoyed exploring all the links, some new to me, some not but long forgotten & happy to be reminded of - found some good sets for enduring our hell week here

don't remember which link it was that somehow wandered me in the direction of SubNav but y'all should check it out - " ...allows DJs to add their mixes to the site for others to download, gratis! soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, reggae, dub, dubstep." - many many great free mixes
posted by jammy at 5:19 AM on September 14, 2009

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