How To Dress Well 'You and I Are The Same' Mixtape
Hear How To Dress Well's left-field reworks of FKA Twigs and Sia.
Just wanna marry Juana. Just wanna marry Tom Krell. Six months after the release of his third studio album, What Is This Heart?, Chicago-based singer / producer has made a new mixtape, his first since that great tape he made hungover a year ago. For years Tom Krell's Tumblr was an excellent source of discovery for new, strange music works, with music nerd Tom posting annual round-ups of his favourite tracks and albums - he's taken that music nerdery across to his mixes, steering us in the direction of some loose new stuff, including this great Medifired track, Spring Is Here, a slowed 'n' screwed, cloudy take on Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way.
I love how artists like Krell, and Ryan Hemsworth, just do away with pretention in their mixes and just let their mixes go everywhere, including whatever songs are moving them at the time; like how Ryan puts Broken Social Scene into mixes alongside modern raps - Krell's done the same thing here, seguing the experimental folk rock of Akron / Family into the contemporary rap of Rich Gang. There's also tonnes of his own edits, including one of FKA Twigs' Two Weeks, and one of Sia's Chandelier.
Krell's included a tracklist, replete with his own slang titles for things, with the odd annotation thrown in:
‘have a good heart that’s what we do’ x lotus eaters intro
htdw - ‘i am looking for myself’ reintroduction
jacques greene - time again feel what
twigs - 2 weeks totally broken edit
naira marley feat max twigs - marry juana
mediafired - spring is here
default genders - everything can stop us now part 2 x htdw talking to you for just a moment
iris dement my life feat htdw - totally ravaged lofi cover thing
everything but the girl - meet me in the morning htdw ‘this is living’ edit
akron/family - sorron boy
rich gang - lifestyle
antony - dust and water
majical cloudZ - this is magic + htdw harmonies / totally broken edit - bday gift for dev w inspired outro freestyle
the microphones - little bird untitled a03
dej loaf feat young thing - blood (thugger with the harmonizer is one of the best musical moments of 2014 obvz)
dean blunt - molly & aquafina
phillip glass - metamorphosis 2
sia - chandelier totally broken ‘here comes the shame’ edit
Stream it below, then catch How To Dress Well live in Australia at Sugar Mountain Festival next year. More tour dates below the stream.
Wed Jan 21 - Kings Arm Tavern, Auckland, tickets HERE
Fri Jan 23 - Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival, tickets HERE
Sat Jan 24 - Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, tickets HERE
Sun Jan 25 - The Brightside, Brisbane, tickets HERE