Yik Yak brings back Escape to Everest this month with Chicago-based producer and musician Harris Cole. With support from heavy-hitter music blogs like THUMP and Nest HQ, this 19-year-old artist has nothing but success looming in his future. With musical influences like Flying Lotus, Mr. Carmack, and Bill Evans, it’s no wonder that Harris is one of those very few producers who excels at every single genre he tries his hand at. His diverse music catalog includes a fusion of genres like soulful jazz, hard-hitting trap, downtempo hip hop, and more. His distinct experimental style really stands out in the way he pays attention to the smallest details. Harris’s music almost seems to envelop you in a way that you feel like you’re listening in the music, rather than to the music. He recently dropped his Rent EP which is available for free and includes a feature from Australian producer Herzeloyde. Looking to see Harris Cole perform? He just announced his slot at Euphoria Music Festival this April in Austin, Texas. You won’t want to miss this!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching which can spur feelings of either anticipation or loneliness. If you’re feeling the latter, this mix is for you. Titled “She Loved Me,” this mix forgoes the usual 808 beats that Harris selects and takes us back in time for some funky soul and velvety jazz. “I think it’s really beautiful. I wanted to make something more memorable. The world needs something new,” Harris mentions. Whether you’re on your couch digging into a pint of ice cream or cooking yourself a romantic dinner for one, put on this mix and open up Yik Yak on your phone (or computer!) to grumble with the rest of the single Yakkers.
Darondo - Didn't I
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Kind of Blue
Pin Points - Rainbow Smile
Lucky Thompson - In A Sentimental Mood
Diana Panton - And I Love Him
Wes Montgomery - While We're Young
Eddie Kendrick - Intimate Friends
Side Effect - The Loneliest Man in Town
Grant Green - All The Things You Are
Zé Luiz Mazziotti - Pra Sampre
Archie Shepp - You Don't Know What Love Is
The Paul Horn Quintet - Here's That Rainy Day
Janis Mann - With Every Breath I Take
Download the mix here.
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