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Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Mixtape!

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:46 PM


If you've decided to stay inside rather than head out for the First Friday Artwalk tonight, here are some tunes for the snowy evening.

R&B sensation Aloe Blacc has a new EP out this year, following up his breakout sophomore album, 2010’s Good Things. The ultra-catchy song “The Man” off that EP does more than just kick off this week’s Friday Mixtape, it sets the tone for the other 14 tracks.

Blacc’s R&B anthem transitions into even more up-tempo tracks bookending a slow-jam interlude that features some of the genre’s most recognizable artists and a trip down memory lane.

From a brand new Ronald Isley song to memorable tracks from K-Ci & JoJo and 112, the nucleus of this playlist is sexy and deserving of a slow dance. But the rest of the mixtape is an expose of uplifting soul tracks that harness everything from techno to reggae to put finishing touches on silky smooth cuts.

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Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...
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