NE124: An Exclusive Mix By… Dirty Beaches

Dirty Beaches fans who are wondering how Alex Zhang Hungtai’s new album ended up split between two LPs–a road warrior record (Drifters) that recalls his last and a clammy collection of introspective instrumentals (Love is the Devil)–might want to check out his contribution to our Needle Exchange series. Here’s why, straight from the source:

Besides Mark Bardley, Bourbonese Qualk, Vincent Gallo, Yoran and Stelvio Cipriani, all the artists on this mixtape are friends of mine that have inspired me or homies who I have crossed paths with that have made a big impression on me. I’m very happy to be able to share their great music with y’all, and please do check them out individually and explore further into their catalog. It will be worth your time; I promise.


Stream/download it all below, alongside our look at Hungtai’s Life Story…

Mark Bradley, “Exile”
Shock Corridor, “Bourbonese Qualk”
Vincent Gallo, “Brown Storm Poem”
Mark Bradley, “Drifting, Dreamless”
Parallel Pyres, “Yonghe”
Rene Hell, “Bordes of Heaven”
Yoran, “Je Derve Avec Lair”
Cresting, “Dearbourne”
Love King Michael Farsky USA, “I Know I’m a Lucky Man
Stelvio Cipriani, “Sweet Carillon”
William Cody Watson, “Highway of Love”
Speculator, “Picking Flowers”

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