A Very Christmas by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/A+Very+Christmas.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download I’m a man who loves Christmas music. I’m also a hardline no-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving seasonal separator. So the few weeks between Christmas and the new year are filled with wall-to-wall Christmas music for me. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection, and I’ve become something of a connoisseur …

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Golden Ghost Forest by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Golden+Ghost+Forest.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This started as a Halloween mix and transmogrified into more of a Fall-oween mix, it seems. It’s not so much spooky and ghosty (though there is that) as much as it is music for cold, windy nights, full of moonlight and magic. 1. Tim DeLaughter – Pink Trash …

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Halloween 2012 (mk 2) by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Halloween2012mk2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Halloween 2012 (mark 2) by Moon Cities Here’s a redone version of last year’s Halloween mix tape. It’s spooooooooky! Tracklist: 1. The Revival Hour – Hold Back 2. M83 – In the Cold I’m Standing 3. Spoon – The Ghost of You Lingers (Daytrotter version) 4. Dead …

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Chapter of Seas Mix No. 2

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Chapter-of-Seas-2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The second in what has become an ongoing series of collaborative ambient mixes between Scholastics and Moon Cities. The unsaid theme of this one was for more “organic” sounds. We <3 you, Hearts of Space. 1. Serifs – There Is an Inaudible Roar Underneath All Things 2. …

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Cool Fuzz by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/COOLFUZZ.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download A cassette style mix of timeless cool summer evening jams. 1. The New Pornographers – Failsafe 2. Damien Jurado – Caskets 3. The M’s – Big Sound 4. DM Stith – Suzanne (Randy Newman cover) 5. Here We Go Magic – Tunnelvision 6. Citay – Final Fantasy …

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You Have Been A Dwelling Place by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Scholastics-You_Have_Been_Our_Dwelling_Place.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is a mix designed around gospel house music. Although there’s a lot of the wonderful soulful vocal house sound that’s associated with that phrase, it draws from other traditions in house music as well, dipping into 90s deep house and bass-influenced house music. I tried to …

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30,000 is the new 8 by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/30000-is-the-New-8.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Inspired by the BBC Radio One Essential mix, this is a wide-ranging 2 hour dance mix designed to work in your headphones or on a dance floor.  It starts off with some weaponized pop sugar, but quickly becomes more complicated, blending together afrobeat, nu-disco, rap, post-punk, and …

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Shibuya Summer pt. 2 by Moon Cities

http://www.tmwk.com/lampshade/shibuya_summer_2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Here’s part 2 of the shibuya-kei primer, this time focusing on influences of the genre, artists who were influenced by it, and music that co-evolved along the same lines. It also happens to be some great summer fun time music! 1. Primal Scream – Loaded 2. Gorillaz …

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Shibuya Summer pt. 1 by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/shibuya_summer_1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is something of a primer on that mid-90s Japanese melting pot sound, shibuya-kei. Drawing equally from Brazilian bossa nova, French nouvelle chanson, electronic experimentalism, synth-pop and twee, this sound exploded into life in the early 90s and was heavily influential through the late 90s and early …

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A December Adventure Mix by Moon Cities

http://www.tmwk.com/lampshade/A_December-Adventure-Mix.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download An instrumental mix of sylvan reading music for the December Adventure Hobbit book club. (decemberadventure.tumblr.com) 1. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Title 2. Jim Guthrie – Dark Flute 3. Ombre – Cara Falsa 4. Clams Casino – Wizard 5. Bibio – Saint Christopher 6. …

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“Direct from the Islands” by Scholastics

http://www.tmwk.com/lampshade/direct-from-the-islands.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is an hour long exotica mix, mixing classics and rarities, Golden Age and modern era. If you’re not familiar with the “genre” of exotica, there are a couple of great primers here (www.ambientexotica.com/aboutexotica/) and here (exoticaproject.com/about.php), but the basic idea is that it’s white people making an …

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