LA’s Jonwayne completes his trilogy of mixtapes for Stones Throw with The Marion Morrison Mixtape, 11 tracks of beats and raps (yes!) by the man himself plus features with the likes of Flying Lotus alter ego Captain Murphy or newly signed Warp artist Jeremiah Jae. As for the name of the release, Marion Morrison is the legal name of cowboy actor John Wayne, while Jonwayne actually goes by the name Jon Wayne (in case you wondered.)
Unlike the first two cassette-only mixtapes, the new one comes as a free download – unless you want to get your fingers on the actual thing.
Several of these would’ve deserved a post of their own, but time wasn’t on my side this week.
One of the most exciting was clearly the new Four Tet mixtape Conference of the Birds, on which he plays two yet unreleased tracks. No tracklist, so happy spotting.
Second in the list is the new Lone mix. The occasion of this is the forthcoming album on R&S, but then any occasion is good as there aren’t too many Lone mixes around.
Anything from James Pants is worth taking a listen and so is this mix for oki-ni, “a collection of unique home recordings and rarities.”
I’ve already mentioned the new Sonic Router podcast on a side note, but being from Kelpe I don’t mind repeating myself here. Check it out!
And if you can take another hip hop flavored mix, why not give Jonwayne‘s XLR8R podcast a try?
John Tejada released a magnificent, yet somehow underrated album last year. He doesn’t play any of his new music on this Halo Cyan mix, but he plays some unreleased music from Appleblim, Al Tourette and Arkist – triple A!
I’m gonna sneak in James Murphy’s Boiler Room set without having listened myself, but now matter how famous he is, he’s always up for decent DJ mixes.
And lastly, here’s one I missed earlier. Back in March, LuckyMe‘s very own Eclair Fifi played some new tunes from the label on the Juno podcast.