Imagine the perfect cliché picture: summer evening, orange skies and ocean waves. All of a sudden, a big whale jumps out of the water and shatters the flawless scenery. Perhaps there is a reason why these enormous creatures always appear out of nowhere even as recurring motifs on touristy t-shirts and postcards worldwide.
Compiled by ME our Berlin friends, producer & DJ and LVNCE, the Huoliquankai Mixtape #74 is an acoustic ode to the perfect summer picture. The two music lovers met more than a decade ago and went on to discover their passion in sports and ‘crate digging’ in record stores worldwide. Whilst they were looking for a name for their musical team back in the days, they came up with ‘San Diego Whales’ which is now a synonym for their get-togethers whenever they get the chance to drop some tunes.
The whale as a symbol embodies a key element of the tape that merges tracks from 20Syl, Outkast and King Krule. This musical mix nails down the mood of those summer evenings where you hang out with friends and enjoy one – or five – beers. Without further ado, here it is and you better turn the volume way up.
P.S.: If you want to amplify the experience, try listening to it under water where the speed of sound is four times greater than in the atmosphere and whales might pop up any minute.
1. Pomo – Start Again (feat. Andrea Cormier)
2. The Seventh – 13th Hour (prod. Savon)
3. IAMNOBODI – Monarch
4. Bosq of Whiskey Barons – Paciencia De Jo (feat. Tita Lima)
5. 20Syl – Ongoing Thing (feat. Oddisee)
6. King Krule – Easy Easy (20syl Remix)
7. Outkast – Spottie Ottie Trapaliscious (Hug Life Remix)
8. Gucci Mane – Stuntin’ (Wayvee x LMC Remix)
9. Kendrick Lamar – Sing That Shit (20Syl Juicy Remix)
10. RL Grime x What So Not – Tell Me (GANZ Flip)
11. Tinashe – Vulnerable (Jacuzzi Remix)
12. Hubert Daviz – Mamão Flip
13. Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson – I Can Do No Wrong
14. Powell – Mr. Green
15. Kendrick Lamar – Blessed
16. Bone Thugs N Harmony – Tha Crossroads
17. MC Melodee – Terrible Thing to Waste (prod. Cookin’ Soul)
18. Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe (feat. Q-Tip) (Tom Misch Remix)
19. Sango ft. SPZRKT – Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)
20. Roy Davis Jr. – Gabriel (feat. Peven Everett) (Live