This Friday's mixtape is a complication of infectiously good hand-clapping songs. Bitch intern Jennifer Busby put together the mix—it's a perfect pairing with our recent whistling songs mixtape. Now, put your hands together for finishing out the week.
At SXSW this year, Kelis dished up tasty meals from her own food truck. This week, fans can savor her new album. (photo via)
Kelis knows the way to your heart is through your stomach, and she should. The singer and certified chef’s packs her new album, Food, with some serious soul, as well as themes of empowerment, love, and plenty of snark.
This is a mix for those times when you start off sleepy and wind up dancing like wild. It begins with some dreamy Northwest pop, then eases into melodic country twangs new and old, and finally kicks out a few dance tunes.
I'm just going to put this out there: I am not musically talented. I picked up the saxophone as a kid because two of my childhood heroes played it (Lisa Simpson and Bill Clinton), but that was a complete waste of time. I have, however, always had a fantasy of being asked to join a band where all I do is stand at the back of the stage and whistle. I am a really good whistler! Even people I don't both for compliments tell me I'm a good whistler. Someday, my dream whistling band will come along. I know it. Until then, I have compiled this inspirational mixtape of songs that feature whistling. It's damn catchy. Happy weekend.
In the week I spent sprinting between shows at SXSW last month, Brooklyn electronic R&B duo denitia and sene’s performance stood out. I reveled in the band’s moody, sexy electronic sounds that weave in warm human voices.
Meredith Graves, the 26-year-old lead singer of Syracuse clamor-punks Perfect Pussy, refuses to stay quiet.
Riding high off their recent performance at SXSW, and their newly released debut album, Say Yes to Love, on March 18, Perfect Pussy have received more backlash for their risqué band name—but also for their outspoken criticism of Syracuse’s hardcore community. Hardcore has struggled with a historically sexist and exclusive attitude that often keeps girls to the back of shows—or out of the scene altogether.
This mix is inspired by openly queer artists who are making electronic/dance/house/groovy/SHAKE-IT tunes. When times are tough, you've gotta keep movin'. Queers know that sentiment all too well. There's nothing like a great mix to lift the spirits and move the body!
This mixtape is curated by Dani, who is a member of the queer punk-house band Du Og Meg and loud gay bands Love & Caring and Forever. She also DJs groovy vinyl records and does some writing for She Shreds (the Magazine for Female Guitarists and Bassists). You can check out the work recorded at her studio, Sister Secrets, and email her here.
This mixtape includes some of Reverse Couple Skate's favorite lady singers of the '60s and '70s (as well as some other decades). Girl groups have had an influential role on pop music and continue to produce some of the most memorable and enduring harmonies. Solo and together, through pop, R&B, disco, country & rock—these ladies let it out. Special thanks to Madame DJ.