Boy in Static - Photo by: Liz Enthusiasm
Some of the Bay Area’s best musicians have been curating some great, eclectic mixes lately, so if you’re looking for some good tunes and some insight into some of the listening habits of some creative locals, here’s our cheat sheet to the latest mix collections:

Boy In Static

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Curated for XLR8R Podcast

From the liner notes: “Kenji and I have been fortunate to become friends with some very talented folks over the past few years…There’s a personal story behind each track here.”

Includes tracks from: Mint Julep, Her Space Holiday, Boy in Static, Freezepop, Birds & Batteries, Cars & Trains, 4 Bonjour’s Parties, Future Bible Heroes, Misha, Themselves, Lymbic System, The Notwist and Helios


Wooden Shjips

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Curated for Too Cool to Die

From the liner notes: “Instead of doing a top ten list, I wanted to present some gems from less-exposed Bay Area artists (though there are a couple of obvious exceptions here). Nearly all of these are ripped from vinyl, so excuse any pops and crackles.”

Includes tracks from: Jesse Fuller, Frumious Bandersnatch, Mad River, Royal Trux, The Mummies, Chrome, Seastones, Santana, Fifty Foot Hose, Caroliner and Jerry Garcia



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Curated for Porch of the Mystics

No liner notes, but a full tracklisting and links to the individual mp3s here

Includes tracks from: Henry Cowell, Caroliner Rainbow Grace Blocs Used in the Placement of the Personality, Harry Partch, Llaqi Me Shocket, Girma Beyne, Duy Khan, Toots & The Maytals, JV Raghavulu, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Jenny Johnson/Gil Johnson/Avis Cole/Marita Günther, Lotte Lenya, Tom Zé, Denise Darlington, Bill Moss, The Pearl Sisters, Van Dyke Parks, Myriam Makeba, Meat Puppets and Sister Rosetta Tharpe