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Morgan Geist with the tenth and latest edition of the fantastic We Make It Good mix series.

“Morgan Geist – of Metro Area / Environ / Unclassics fame – dug deep into the recesses of what must be a record collection the size of a mountain to weave together this dustily beautified journey through abandoned NY. Geist’s selection of late 70s / early 80s electronic tracks exquisitely captures a moment in time when the prevailing disco sheen hanging hazily over the city was being overtaken by the throbbing pulse of murder, drugs, and dirt that ran a heavy current underneath. All in all it’s a mix that captures a certain brand of austere beauty. If that all sounds a little too ‘grown’, we’re almost 100% positive that Mr. Geist threw in some chopped and screwed Arthur Russell for the new jacks towards the very end.”

We Make It Good: Volume 10 – Morgan Geist (direct link)

“This little mix is obviously inspired by the original Cosmic DJs (Baldelli) and innovative DJs of (or nearer to) my own generation, like DJ Harvey and Daniel Wang. I made sure to include some records that I thought I “discovered” on my own, only to hear them played by other (better) DJs who probably knew about them a lot longer than I did. Parallel evolution is a bitch, but I didn’t want to abandon these beloved tracks just because they were “marked” by another DJ. For example, most DJs who know the Transfer Station Blue track associate it with Sarcastic Disco, the infamous and beautiful Harvey mix – yet I believe I got my first copy of it from my departed friend, Barry Lederer, and associate it with digging and listening and learning in his dusty old apartment on 24th Street in Manhattan. I find Harvey inspirational, but don’t want my own Barry-nostalgia supplanted. I realize it sounds corny, but sometimes you have to reclaim music that is important to you, and that’s what a lot of this mix is about for me. – Morgan Geist (Environ, Unclassics, Metro Area)”


Our favorite italian duo are back with a new mix for We Make It Good. Give it up for Crookers!

“We made this mix in the only 2 days off in the last 2 month of crazy world touring…mixin in Old Italian stuff with Rusko Dubstep and some fresh beat from our inbox…it seem like have pizza with spaghetti with Chocolate and Caramelle inside..strange…but sounds good! Important : there’s jus one song of us!!!!! it’s a MIRACLE. Ciao a tutti, baci in bocca, salutateci la famiglia e stateci bene!


We Make It Good Volume 7: Crookers (direct link)

Check out the tracklist + descriptons over at We Make It Good.


Always excellent Eli Escobar originally did this slow jamming mix for the Shilo presents: We Make It Good mix series but then they decided not to use it. Eli then proceeded to give it to Curtis Vodka for use on his White Light Orchestra blog but since the blog has been discontinued, the mix has been in a sort of limbo. Until now that is, Eli decided to share it so here it is for your listening pleasure.

Eli Escobar – We Make It Good White Light Orchestra Homeless Mix (Divshare)

Eli Escobar – We Make It Good White Light Orchestra Homeless Mix (Sharebee)


1. Figurines – The Air We Breathe (Prins Thomas D.isco Mix)
2. Simian Mobile D.isco featuring Simon Lord – I Believe (Prins Thomas Mix)
3. Robbie – Box (Chicken Lips Dub)
4. Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Eli Escobar Remix)
5. Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit)
6. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
7. J.M. Silk – Music Is The Key
8. Liz Torres – Can’t Get Enough
9. Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock (Dub)
10. Precious -Definition Of A Track
11. Punkin’ Machine – I Need You Tonight
12. D Train – You’re The One For Me (Paul Hardcastle Remix)

“The Gaslamp Killer sign, seals, and delivers installment number 5 of our We Make It Good Mix series. Made up of weird world psych, hip hop and grunge chopped up seamlessly and then perfectly adhesed to a tough as nails skeleton of chest thumping kick drums, machine gun snares, and deafening bass drops; this is quite different from what we have put out thus far and could only come from the deeply murky mental environs of San Diego’s mostly cloudy turntable destroyer.”

Download: We Make It Good Mix Series, Vol. 05 (direct link)

Go to We Make It Good to get the tracklist and a brief explanation.

The third installment in the Shilo Presents series just hit the internet.

It was always going to be hard to compete with the 2 previous DJ mixes in the series (large up Pretty Titty, Chris Devlin) but i managed to surpass them (haha jokes!). Nah serious that’s too bold a claim, but I am happy with how it turned out. Its a fair representation of some of the jams i’m playing in my club sets right now. And the mix is very ‘right now’. As I write this, none of the tracks have been released yet. Not that I just play dubs, mind. I draw loads of old and familiar tunes, too, because that would be dumb and who cares how exclusive you are anyhow. I really wanted the mix to be a kinda preview to a whole bunch of stuff to get excited about in the forthcoming months. It was a good place to air some new productions fresh out the HD (machines dont care, the count and sinden) and big up a few new cats too (rude kid, detboi, mujava). Enjoy!
– Graeme Sinden

Go to We Make It Good to get tracklist and some notes on each track.

Shilo Presents: We Make It Good Mix Series, Vol.03 Sinden (direct link)