Tuesday, June 8, 2010


As part one of Nike Sportswear and The FADER’s Pitch Perfect program, we will be posting six mixtapes featuring music from six continents (sorry, Antarctica). Each mixtape will include brand new artwork by Siggi Eggertsson, eventually available as limited edition screen-printed posters. Stay tuned for mixtapes from North America, Asia and Africa next week and check out Europe and South America at Pitch Perfect.
"In the popular imagination, Australia is a rough and vast outback of brash, barbie-shrimping party animals with a penchant for big knives, big game and bigger surf. But in reality, it is—well, it is that. But it is also a place of big-hearted creativity, cutting edge technology, spectacular natural and man-made beauty, and the friendliest people you can imagine. Nowhere is that more evident than in this mix from Australia’s Canyons—a spacious and seamless journey through the outback of your mind. The DJ/production duo out of Perth have released singles and remixes on DFA, Modular and their very own Hole in the Sky Records, and create music across a startling breadth of styles, all represented here. Though the mixtape doesn’t include the sounds of the many beautiful islands that are loosely joined with Australia in the Oceania region, it does inspire a wild-eyed wanderlust to see what’s out there."

Nike Sportswear x The FADER’s Pitch Perfect Mixtape #3: Australia by Canyons

Avalanches, “Summer Crane”
POND, “Mussels Tonight?”
Bell Towers, “Scavengers”
Tame Impala, “The Bold Arrow of Time”
Canyons, “Blue Snakes”
Tortoiseshell, “This Girl”

"Every continent can lay claim to its own unique and extraordinary features, but Asia owns two of the most impressive. It covers almost one-third of the Earth’s land surface and holds almost two-thirds of its human residents. So, when asked to represent this continent in the span of six songs, Tokyo, Japan’s DexPistols were rightly bemused. The duo of DJ Maar and DJ Daruma are known for ushering the modern wave of global club music in to their home city while playing alongside Daft Punk, the Ed Banger crew, Simian Mobile Disco, Crookers and Diplo throughout Asia. All this while heading up a successful streetwear brand and art collective. In the end, they took giant leaps to cover as much ground and represent as many people as possible, but their greatest feat was making it all sound totally crazy."

Gaines & Mr.Q, “Fly High (M.S.K. Remix)” (Japan)
Clash the Disko Kids, “Aneurysm (Nando Remix)” (Singapore)
iLoop, “Day” (China)
Tigerstyle f. Vybz Kartel, Mangi Mahal & Nikitta, “Balle! Shava! (Sinden Remix)” (India)
DexPistols, “Bird of Paradise (Lapsap & Goldfish Remix)” (Japan)
Balkan Beat Box, “Balkumbia (Sub Swara Remix)” (Israel)

Volume's 1 & 2 located here. Share



Every mp3 posted here is legal and free. If for some reason, an audio file is not meant to be here and is, please email us and we will fix the issue immediately. Please support your favorite artists by visiting your local record store, or reputable online retailers like InSound. Another great way to support your favorite artists is to attend live shows.