It's a new year and we're starting it off strong with an authentically ambitious mix from Sailor & I. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Sailor & I took this podcast to the next level, a level all its own.
Magical to the point of mystical, Sailor & I's talent as a selector is only matched by his talent as a musician. Frankly, his skill knows no bounds, and his approach to this podcast is far from conventional. He swings for the fences and knocks this mix right into and out of the leftfield, and we love every second of it.
Here are a few words from the wonderful Sailor & I himself:
"When I got the request for this podcast, I wanted to do a collection of songs that represent where I come from musically and also represent where I am right now on my journey.
"I realized it would be almost impossible to do a mixtape like that, with just 60 minutes of music. Instead, I decided to take some of my favorite most recently purchased tracks and put them into a live session, take bits and pieces and do something new, just going with the flow and following whatever direction they take.
"So, I've spent a few hours one night experimenting and did a mix down of it all and this is what it sounds like. Since there are no original versions of any track or remixes in here, I really don't know if this is a mixtape or a collection of Sailor & I edits.
"To me, this represents where I musically stand at the moment, what I listen to and what kind of music I produce."
Nicolas Jaar – Etre
Four Tet – Angel Echoes
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
Joni Mitchel – Answer Me, My Love
Charlie Parker – Just Friends
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Ax Mr. L
Tale Of Us – North Star
Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath
Malawi Tribe – Amai Ndinlule
Radio Slave – Don’t Stop, No Sleep (Tale Of Us Remix), All I Think About Is Death (Radio Slave Remix)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ghost Road
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)
Sailor & I – Leave The Light On (Re-work)
Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
Quantic – Time Is The Enemy
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Bibo no Aozora
Also, we interviewed him last year, so click here if you can't get enough of this guy.