Our recent favorites from NTS, dublab, Bar Part Time, and XLR8R.
Music discovery has always been a central mission of In Sheep’s Clothing. Whether among staff, patrons, or record fair-goers, our physical space was aimed at introducing people to hi-fi — while also building a community for sharing and listening to deep music they otherwise might not hear.
As we expand our reach into the digital realm and claim space in the bounty of sites dedicated to sharing music, we must give credit where credit is due. It’s safe to say that a huge part of our music discovery process comes from listening to online radio programs. These portals have contributed so much to the music community while being non-profit, artist-driven and operating solely for listeners. If you have the means, please consider donating or becoming a supporting member to help keep the music flowing!
Below is a list of some of our favorite recent mixes from the online radiosphere.
We’ve been loving SF’s wine and radio purveyors Bar Part Time’s mix series, featuring guest spots by ISC’s Passionfruit, Music From Memory’s Jamie Tiller, Jex Opolis and local LA favorite Bianca Lexis. Here’s the latest installment with the Mood Hut label-heads and Vancouver duo Pender Street Steppers. They had this to say of the mix: “We hadn’t really seen each other in a while so we got together and caught up over some of the music that’s stuck with us through the thick and the thin over the years. A bunch of boogie, lots of last songs, some sloppy mixing and a plenty of Vera. Classic PSS!”
Washington DC-based DJ, producer, and Future Times co-founder Max D comes through with a perfect spring mix simply titled “Indie Rock” that features surprisingly very little of that and instead seems to cover all other genres… Downtempo, lovers rock, hip-hop, house, it’s all in here and tastefully sequenced by the veteran selector.
LA’s Angela Lin takes over Light in the Attic’s NTS slot with a mix entitled “Pure Light.” The first hour is a collection of transcendent Taiwanese songs that inspired her newly launched label Pure Person Press. The second hour features Asian musicians distributed by LITA. Left-field, downtempo, J-pop, Hawaiian soul, traditional folk, ambient, Ghibli Soundtracks, jazz-funk can all be found here.
Dublab’s FM+ Radio series is a monthly electronic music installment highlighting womxn and nonbinary artists in Los Angeles and beyond. Here is LA’s Kins with a guest mix of left-field ambient and techno, a soothing hour of deep electronic contemplation.
mmarzis the Los Angeles-based music collective founded by Max Salty, Mikayla (a.k.a. Ruling Planet), Ariella (a.k.a. Saffron), Radha and Zach. With their 100th episode, resident DJ Saffron curates a psychedelic mix of middle eastern percussion and abstract electro. “Prepare to spin out into a vortex of fog, sand, the full moon, wine goblets, and tunes to gyrate to.” – mmarz
Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv comes through with another hip-hop and soul-inflected mix of heavy groove, jazz fusion and funky soul. A perfect sunset mix featuring favorites by Twilight, Dwight Sykes and Marcos Resende.
A perfect “deep listening” mix from Piers Harrison, who is 1/4 of Brighton-based DJ tag team Soft Rocks. Quite psychedelic all the way through, one of our favorite moments comes around 21 minutes in when a kind of drunk sounding, almost-reggae Pink Panther cover slides in.
SF resident and Leaving Records artist Xyla expands her explorative organic-meets-electronic sound with this mix of hyper futurist club rhythms for XLR8R. A springtime set of bass, house, glitch, footwork, jungle and beyond.