December 16, 2014


 Aaron Frank is a hybrid Black Messiah/Black Hippy

First off, I want to offer my sincerest apology for my recent absence. As it usually happens during the holidays, I’ve recently been faced with a torrential onslaught of bullshit, which includes several major personal and family matters. However, my brief respite from Passion of the Weiss seems to have culminated in one of my best mixes to date, even if it is a bit longer than usual.

With my seventh mix, I think I finally found the perfect balance of experimental, electronic and hip-hop and also devised a new sequencing formula that will likely be utilized in future mixes. Some of the more uptempo cuts like Caribou’s “Mars” and Panda Bear’s wonderful new single “Mr. Noah” reflect the frantic mindset I’ve been inhabiting as of late. As a counter, the first half of the mix is mostly dedicated to deeper, downtempo hip-hop and experimental electronic that I’ve been employing to bring myself into a space of calm.
In that regard, Purity Ring’s “Push Pull” and Flying Lotus’ “Coronus, The Terminator,” as well as the buoyant funk of former Sa-Ra member Shafiq Husayn have all been of utter importance. But obviously, I hope the entirety of this hour and a half long mix will be to your enjoyment over the holiday break. Sorry if it turned out to be a kind of a downer. I blame Christmas.

1. Andy Stott – “Violence”
2. Flying Lotus – “Coronus, The Terminator”
3. Ghostface Killah – “Love Don’t Live Here No More”
4. Ras G – “Take It Slow”
5. Nas – “The Season” (prod. by J Dilla)
6. Shafiq Husayn feat. Anderson Paak – “It’s Better For You”
7. Purity Ring – “Push Pull”
8. Shlohmo – “Emerge From Smoke”
9. Travi$ Scott feat. Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug – Mamacita
10. James Blake – “200 Press”
11. Big K.R.I.T. – “Cadillactica”
12. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Sugah Daddy”
13. Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”
14. Panda Bear – “Mr. Noah”
15. Jungle – “The Heat” (Joy Orbison Remix)
16. Jacques Greene – “After Life After Party”
17. Ghost Culture – “Giudecca”
18. Caribou – “Mars”
19. Dean Blunt – “MERSH”
20. Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray”

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