Monday #Playlist – 28.10.13 – Guest Editor

As Mike is currently swanning around New York, buying the big apple out of sneakers and pizza, we’ve asked Dominic Roarty, who usually puts together our “Missed Mixtapes” series, to guest curate this week’s playlist.

A delightfully mellow, jazz-infused selection from Dom. Leading in with South London soul/electronica six piece The Hics – originally discovered by Gilles Peterson – with ‘Russian Dolls’, taken from their EP Tangle. Wistful, minimal, soothing.

‘Live Today’ is a track from Hodge’s album by the same name. Derrick Hodge is an American bassist, composer and producer. He’s worked with some of the most influential jazz musicians – such as Mulgrew Miller, Jill Scott and Robert Glasper and his album boasts collaborations with drummer Chris Dave, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and the rapper Common.

If you’re a Joni Mitchell diehard, it won’t have escaped you that the group Hejira’s name may have been inspired by Mitchell’s 1976 album. The similarities don’t run too deep though. While Mitchell’s sound was a journey through folk and jazz, ‘Litmus Test’ is a darker, synthier, percussion-led offering of the Bat for Lashes and The Knife school of thought.

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TRACK LIST

Russian Dolls – The Hics
Live Today – Derrick Hodge, Common
breathe.scream.dream – Denitia and Sene
Can’t Get Close – Sampha
Recognise – OScar and Martin
Litmus Test – Hejira
Dreams (Green Feelings) – Samiyam
Skipping Rocks – Oddisee
Manchild – Hadyn
Raw Cuts #3 – Motor City Ensemble
The Throning – Hype Williams
Poinciana – Ahmad Jamal Trio

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