Worldwide mixtapes: From Texas to Tokyo, four producers share the records most personal to them

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willie burns

Willie Burns

Texas-born New Yorker Willie Burns, goes back to his roots. In his own words: “These songs were hot in San Antonio and Austin, Texas in the early/mid 90s. Made possible by great record stores: Hogwild, Waterloo, and Sound Exchange”.


Stereolab

Stereolab
Les Yper-Yper Sound
(Duophonic, 1996)

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Weird Stereolab b side from a 10″.

 

 

 

 


spacemen3

Spacemen 3
Big City
(Fire Records, 1990)

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Spacemen 3 that can work on a dance floor.

 

 

 

 


magnetic fields

Magnetic Fields
Rats In The Garbage Of The Western World
(Merge, 1995)

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Merrit goes goth from a 7″ b side.

 

 

 

 


palace

Palace
Gezundheit
(Hausemusik, 1995)

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Will Oldham lo-fi with a Twin Peaks style outro.

 

 

 

 


tortoise

Tortoise
Whitewater
(Soul Static Sound, 1995)

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Early Tortoise b side…

 

 

 

 


big drag

Big Drag
Uneven

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Super good Texas band.

 

 

 

 


sabadoh

Sebadoh
Freed Pig
(Homestead Records, 1991)

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All hail indie rock.

 

 

 

 


halo benders

Halo Benders
Snowfall
(K, 1994)

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Indie pop with heavyweight singers.

 

 

 

 


jawbreaker

Jawbreaker
Boxcar
(Tupelo, 1994)

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Gotta have a little ’90s pop punk. still gets stuck in my head sometimes.

 

 

 


fugazi

Fugazi
Waiting Room
(Dischord Records, 1988)

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Had to put it in there cause we listened to it a lot.