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We Found Ourselves Lost by sosupersam


“We Found Ourselves Lost” was inspired by an emotional journey, and the artwork by a friend of mine, Pierre Botardo.  

It’s a story about finding love, and losing yourself in the process.  It’s exhilarating, it’s frightening, it’s confusing, and just plain beautiful in all of its complexity.

Technically though, there isn’t much complexity to this mixtape.  All of these songs mean a lot to me and tell a story, and I didn’t want to lose any of that by cutting the songs up or leaving verses out.  It’s a simple thread of sound, but texturally rich…a collage like the ones Pierre makes.  It’s not perfect by any means, but love isn’t perfect.

There’s a lot of me in this, it might not make any sense.  I even sing on it at one point.  I made this for me as a way to clear my head and my heart, but maybe you’ll like it too.

Keep loving,


PS.  Here is the tracklist

1.  Intro - Boy Meets Girl (500 Days of Summer)

2.  Thundercat - For Love I Come

3.  Kilo Kish - Navy

4.  Frank Ocean - Thinking of You

5.  Wale f. Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb

6.  Portishead - It Could Be Sweet

7.  Vindahl f. Coco - Head Over Heels

8.  Robin Thicke - Sweetest Love

9.  Cee Lo - No One’s Gonna Love You

10.  Major Lazer f. Amber from Dirty Projectors - Get Free

11.  Interlude - Aaliyah “I Don’t Wanna” + Kirko Bangz “Drank in My Cup”

12.  Kilo Kish - You’re Right

13.  Jhene Aiko - Stranger

14.  James Blake - Limit to Your Love

15.  Beach House - Myth

16.  Bon Iver - I Can’t Make You Love Me


DJ Franchise - 1000 Count

 By now, the average Earmilk reader knows at least three things about a great mix:

1. The first is that an accomplished DJ will use songs that you would never expect to hear, yet uses them in a way that completely works with the overall mix.

2. The second is that a successful mix involves the listener: taking them gently by the hand, and guiding them through a tasteful assortment of genres and artists. (If the average mix is at least thirty minutes, they had better be tasteful.) When the songs are accurately chosen, the mix is fully capable of evoking a range of emotions within the listener as well.

3. And thirdly, an accomplished DJ is able to pass time with so much stealth and precision, his/her listener won’t be able to understand how 57 minutes and 20 seconds could have possibly passed already.

This brings me to DJ Franchise, who expertly fulfills all three with his newest mix, 1000 Count. You might remember him from here, where I featured his Muse Mix, featuring the likes of Toro Y MoiTwo Door CinemaPassion Pit and Kanye West.

I’ve listened to all of Franchise’s mixes by now but 1000 Count is what made me think this DJ has some legitimate sixth sense about my musical affinities. Has he been tracking my musical tastes since the 7th grade? That or he’s just really damn good at what he’s doing.

This “DJ” (mad scientist, is more like it) takes a Goapele cover of Sinead O’Conner and spreads it over a sample of Kanye‘s Runaway, for crying out loud. One minute it’s that, the next it’s Bilalcovering Radiohead. I mean, c’mon. For fear of spoiling the entire mix, I’ll restrain myself from mentioning several other gems found on this mix.

But trust that if you have even the slightest hankerings for groups like The Knife and Platinum Pied Pipers or artists like Musiq Soulchild and Frank Ocean, you’ll play this mix more than four times.

In the words of Franchise, the goal of this mix is to encourage listeners to “keep an open-minded ear and challenge yourself to discover a taste for something unconventional.” Challenge most gladly accepted.

(via Earmilk)


1.    R. Kelly - You Remind Me   
2.    Subway - This Little Game We Play Feat. 702   
3.    Something For The People - My Love Is The Shhh       
4.    Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely Feat. Blackstreet       
5.    Janet Jackson - Anytime, Anyplace       
6.    H-town - Knockin’ The Boots       
7.    Silk - Freak Me       
8.    Jon B - Someone To Love       
9.    Tyrese - Sweet Lady       
10.    Guy - Let’s Chill       
11.    K-ci Hailey - If You Think You’re Lonely Now       
12.    Mary J. Blige - Sweet Thing       
13.    Tony Toni Tone - Lay Your Head On My Pillow       
14.    Xscape - Just Kickin’ It       
15.    Jodeci - Come And Talk To Me       
16.    Tevin Cambell - I’m Ready       
17.    112 - Cupid       
18.    Monica - Angel Of Mine   

If you like it please give DJ Jena some love by liking it on Mixcrate <3

Edition#8: 1994

Edition #8 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1994, a year which for many is best remembered for giving us two of hip hop’s most revered debut albums, Nas’ Illmatic and Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die. It was also a golden year for radio and mixtape DJs with tapes from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Stretch Armstrong, Doo Wop, Ron G and others being a key outlet for the new breed of underground acts as well as established names.

Despite tempos generally drifting downward in comparison with previous years and the general sound of the year’s output being laidback and largely jazz infused, ‘94 had its fair share of anthems, Craig Mack’s ‘Flava In Your Ear’, Gang Starr’s ‘Mass Appeal’ and Channel Live’s ‘Mad Izm’ being notable examples.


“Cut Chemist -Disco is Dead (1973-1979)”

Cut Chemist -Disco is Dead (1973-1979) by Cut Chemist