in the mix, vol. II
Welcome to back to in the mix, where the fields staff talks about the music that they’ve been enjoying lately.Our second mix comes from designer Ivan Alonso.
LoPHi - For the Kids
For the Kids, an eclectic sound collage, is LoPhi’s first full-length LP on Insect Records, based here in Austin. This layered album is a visceral experience sprinkled with a heavy dose of substance. His use of seemingly random samples makes for a colorful sound that keeps you grooving 'til the end of the album. Justin Ford (a.k.a. LoPhi) puts on a great show with raw, ad-libbed vocals, often working with Austin-based organization exploded drawing. Listen to For the Kids.
Los Wembler's de Iquitos
The Wembler’s de Iquitos’ psychedelic cumbia sound resonates from the Amazon. In 1968, these guys paved the way for a new South American sound that would become what is today’s modern cumbia. "La Danza del Petrolero" is sure to have you dancing in a haze somewhere between the jungles of Peru and the cities of Colombia. Watch a performance captured in 2010 in their hometown here.
Antwon - End of Earth
Antwon released End of Earth back in 2012, but it remains one of my favorites. He has been getting some great press recently that put this album back on my radar. I’d try to describe his sound but I think Brandon Soderberg at Spin already did a great job:"If Biggie had been gleefully chasing Mtume down the rabbit hole of ’80s R&B throughout Ready to Die, it might’ve sounded something like End Of Earth.” Listen here.
Ty Segall - Mr. Face
Segall's folky undertones and fuzzed-out guitar create an energetic rollercoaster of melancholy and thrash. Listen here.