24 April 2012
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Mixtape: Young Magic

The NYC-based trio's Stool Pigeon mix is an eclectic saunter through '60s psych and contemporary pop

Words Cian Traynor

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Young Magic’s new LP Melt represents a “sound journal” of three twenty-somethings making their way around the globe, absorbing culture, recording sounds and gleaning ideas. Soon after we interviewed the Brooklyn-based trio in January, we asked them to put together a mix that reflected the hotchpotch blend of trip-hop, world music and psychedelic funk behind their colourful and ambitious debut album — elements of which were recorded in nine countries, from Iceland to Argentina. What they’ve come up with is an eclectic saunter through sixties psych and contemporary pop with as many fidelities and countries of origin as the journey that originally inspired them.

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‘Prelude in C# Minor’ (Rachmaninoff) – Les Baxter
‘Velvet Sunsets’ – Music Emporium
‘Two to Make A Pair’ – The Strangers
‘Banana Wine’ – Mo Kolours
‘Malouyame’ – Myriam Makeba
‘Agnus Dei’ – The Electric Prunes
‘Piya Tu Ab To Aaja’ – Asha Bholse & Rahul Dev Burman
‘Boy Is Mine (Harp Edit)’ – NGUZUNGUZU
‘Just For You (Flipped Gaby Vocals)’ – Teebs
‘Slime Beach’ – KUHN
‘Forget (Shlohmo Remix)’ – Lianne La Havas
‘Blue Monday’ – Nautiluss x Lord Skywave
‘Bendin’ – HTRK
‘Before I Leave’ – Fennesz
‘Changes Come’ – Gus Gus

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