mix it up
April 4, 2016 11:10 AM   Subscribe

I'll be working outdoors most of the summer (yaya!) so I've been looking to stock up on music mixes. A lot of the work will be remote so I won't be able to stream, thus it needs to be downloadable. A few more details underneath.

Generally open to any genres so long as it's upbeat (but not too upbeat, like high-bpm techno). Longer is better - at least an hour, 2hrs+ ideally.

Spent a couple hours last night poking around on mixcloud, soundcloud, factmag etc. which gave me a decent start but mostly concentrated around djs / electronic music. I'd really like to get some that are based in live instrumentation, especially 'world' music like latin and middle eastern. I'm really partial to stuff with a lot of horns and percussion.

This Nickodemus set from Turntables on the Hudson is a good example of the genre-mixing I'm in the mood for.
Thanks mefi!
posted by mannequito to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Here are my two sources of mixes:
Melt (which also features excellent art on the frontpage)
World's Best Ever

You could also check etree.org and EZ Tree/Dime-a-Dozen [registration/ratio required] for live music.

posted by sacrifix at 12:59 PM on April 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Sofrito mixes will likely scratch your itch - "world" mixes, freely downloadable from Sofrito, plus streams to preview (prev). See also: Les Mains Noires mixes,from the blog by an expat French DJ/crate digger currently living in São Paulo (prev). I found both from Tom-B, who has more good music/mixtape posts.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:16 PM on April 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: In no particular order: Luanda -|- DJ Nirso -|- Migrations Radio -|- Fro-Disia -|- Caipirinha Appreciation Society (has talk included)

Unrelated to your special interest but I throw it in nevertheless due to the genre-mixing: subnav.com

Last but not least there is hearthis.at, which is a Soundcloud clone, but they have nice categories and filtering to find longer mixes easily, like these SoulBrigada mixes (they have a Global Beats section you should check out!)

filthy light thief: Who is this Tom-B? :-) If asked I would have named you as the source for mix-material here on MeFi. You had some nice posts in 2015!
posted by KMB at 2:15 PM on April 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Dayum, only 3 answers and I'm already overwhelmed. But, overwhelmed in a good way :) In particular I'm really digging the Migrations Radio and Subnav stuff.

Are the Sofrito mixes all download-able? I only saw dl buttons on a couple of them, which is a shame cause there's a bunch that look tasty.
posted by mannequito at 4:54 PM on April 4, 2016

I'm not sure on the Sofrito mixes - I just checked a few, and they all looked downloadable. If you find some you want to have off-line, PM me and I'll see if I can help.

For a crazy diverse set of sounds from around the world, I was just reminded of Daniel Haaksman (Soundcloud), a German producer who seems to scour the world (or at least internet) for great tracks in his mixes, especially the tragically short Luso FM sets. No direct download links, sadly.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:03 PM on April 4, 2016

You might want to check out the mixes on Test Pressing. Most of them are on the balearic tip, and they can range from world sounds to laid-back electronics to 70's soft rock.
posted by Leontine at 12:24 PM on July 9, 2016

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