1. Devourment – ‘Cognitive Sedation Butchery’ 

It’s been six years since Devourment’s latest release. This August, on the 16th, the band releases its sixth album ‘Obscene Majesty‘ via Relapse Records. Producer is D. Braxton Henry who have helped the band in their beginning. Brad Fincher is back on drums who was a founding member, Ruben Rosas back on vocals and Dave Spencer back on bass duties.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. Mannequin Pussy – ‘Patience’

The four piece punk group Mannequin Pussy, from N. York but based in Philadelphia, recently shared its third album ‘Patience‘ via Epitaph. From this, we chose the self-titled track for this week’s Mixtape. The group makes music that has a lot of energy and unleashes a mixture of emotions. The founding members, Dabrice and Paul had known each other since their childhood, and years later came along again and started making music, soon joined by two more members and then the line up was complete.

The title of the album was inspired by Dabrice’s ideal target when she is making music “I think you have to be patient that you ‘ll find the sound that’s in your head”.

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. Unchained XL – ‘2 TO THE 6’

Afro-roots Hip-hop” at its very best by UK Born Nigerian Hiphop artist and producer Unchained XL. A vast, distinctive bassline along with the rapper’s confident rapping over a range of hard hitting topics, ‘2 TO THE 6‘ is a must-listen (& watch for the video) fron any modern hip-hop/rap fan. Seldom do we have theopportunity to enjoy music of such quality accompanied with in depth lyrics. Nothing is by chance though since this artist draws inspiration from  political icon Fela Kuti, as well as artists like M.anifest, Antibalas and A Tribe Called Quest. Defining 2019.

Christos Doukakis

  1. Japanese Television – ‘Crocodile Dentist’

The band is called Japanese Television and their tune ‘Crocodile Dentist‘. What we got here then? A dark, instrumental, psychedelic “rollercoaster” with a mad dentist chasing the crocodile to fix its bad tooth. What am I talking about? Must be too dizzy, since this must be the 15th time while trying to write these lines. I will try my best then: This track is a vintage instrumental psychedelic tune with garage rock flavour, that would be an ideal soundtrack for a Bela Lugosi flick.

Their press says about this gem: ‘Existing in a universe where Scooby Doo starred Iggy Pop, The B52’s topped the charts and The Horrors never got past the first record this is a trip through the psyche of a band in full motion‘.

Out now on Tip Top Recordings. Those mear London, on 24th July, make sure to catch those dudes live at the The Waiting Room – London (Headline EP Launch).

Christos Doukakis

  1. Martin Badder & Lucy Whittaker – ‘I Can’t Keep My Hands Off You’

Summer is loading (for most partso of this planet!) and what’s more ideal to end this week’s Mixtape. than the emotive deep house gem by Martin Badder, accompanied by the ear-melting vocals of Lucy Whittaker. ‘I Can’t Keep My Hands Off You‘ is another addictive house gem for endless dancing (first hits you in the heart, then the legs!)  by  well established Martin Badder   ( DFTD, Armada Subjekt, InHouse Records, Simma Black, Flashmob RecordsSuperfett Records), and is his debut release on Amsterdam-based BMKLTSCH RCRDS. On repeat until first days of Autumn…

Christos Doukakis 

Compiled by Mary Kalaitzidou, Eleftheria Gesou & Christos Doukakis