Dent May Delivers Exclusive “Always For Pleasure” Mix

Since Dent May is about to kick off a European tour behind last summer’s Warm Blanket LP, we thought we’d run the mixtape he passed our way last month: a feel-good affair simply titled “Always For Pleasure.” Here’s what he had to say about it…

‘Always For Pleasure’ is a mix named after the New Orleans film by Les Blank, although I don’t think any New Orleans artists are represented here. I apologize to anyone who doesn’t think that’s right. I’m aware that New Orleans is the greatest city, and Les Blank is a hero, may he rest in peace. The phrase ‘always for pleasure’ has become a bit of a mantra. I hope you have a nice time while listening to these songs.

The Monkees – “Opening Ceremony”
Vivien Vee – “Alright”
Deee-Lite – “Won’t You Listen To What The DJ’s Spinning!”
Chaz Jankel – “Glad To Know You”
Stacey Q – “Video Girl”
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – “Annie (I’m Not Your Daddy)”
Kashif – “I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)”
The Monkees – “Superstitious”
Roberto Cacciapaglia & Ann Steel – “Media”
Claudja Barry – “Love For The Sake Of Love”
“Always For Pleasure” Film Excerpt
Tim Maia – “Let’s Have A Ball Tonight”
Roy Ayers – “What You Won’t Do For Love”
Harper’s Bizarre – “High Coin”
Brian Wilson – “Deep Purple”
Janet Jackson – “Sweet Dreams”

Dent May tour dates:
10/23 Stockholm, Sweden – Lilla Hotell Baren – Fritz Corner
10/24 Oslo, Norway – The Crossroad Club
10/25 Gothenburg, Sweden – Roda Sten
10/26 Copenhagen, Denmark – Stengade
10/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso (Upstairs)
10/31 Brugge, Belgium – Snuffel
11/2 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
11/3 London, UK – Illuminations Festival (Bush Hall)
11/4 Amiens, France – Le Grand Wazoo
11/5 Paris, France – Espace B
11/7 Cologne, Germany – King Georg
11/8 Hamburg, Germany – Aalhaus
11/9 Hannover, Germany – Feinkostlampe
11/10 Berlin, Germany – Monarch (afternoon show)
11/11 Frankfurt, Germany – Ponyhof
11/14 Zagreb, Croatia – Klub Mocvara
11/15 Milan (Legnano), Italy – Circolone
11/16 Rome, Italy – Circolo Degli Artisti
11/17 Ancona (Osimo), Italy – Loop
11/19 Vienna, Austria – Rhiz
11/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Sukunft-Bar3000
1/17 New Orleans, LA- Gasa Gasa
1/18 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
1/22 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
1/23 Los Angeles, CA- The Echo
1/24 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
1/25 Eureka, CA – The Works
1/26 Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
1/28 Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
1/29 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
1/30 Boise, ID- Neurolux
1/31 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
2/1 Denver, CO- Hi Dive
2/3 Iowa City, IA- The Mill
2/4 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
2/5 St. Louis, MO- Billiken Club
2/6 Nashville, TV- The Stone Fox
2/7 New Orleans, LA- Tulane University LBC Quad