mix series

This week’s mix has Jamie Isaac serving the perfect antidote for rainy day post-bank holiday blues. Inspired by the tracks he listened to while writing his upcoming album, the result is a soulful, jazzy mix.

Isaac stitches together songs from Captain Murphy, the animated alter-ego of Flying Lotus, with the likes of blind bossa-nova pianist Manfredo Fest. Add in the Boom Clap Bachelors - the eagle-eared among you will spot a certain refrain sampled by Kendrick Lamar’s Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe - and the mix culminates in gorgeous, jazz-tinged melody bound to lift spirits.

Jamie told us these songs helped him pen the lyrics of his upcoming album (04:30) IDLER, the follow-up to his 2016 debut Couch Baby and it suggests an emotive, funky return for the exciting young artist.

Catch Jamie Isaac at London’s Village Underground for a headline show on June 12th.

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