The Mission Mix

Final Mission Mix (47)

October 14, 2014
11:28 am

Last night’s Mission Mix was my last regularly scheduled show. Which warranted a party with good friends who’ve joined me on the show in the past.

I want to thank you all for tuning in over the last 14 months. I’ll still be around and will fill-in for other DJs here on Radio Valencia. I’ll be sure to post those shows on this blog.


  • Hold Me by Gold Fields
  • Sadness Disease by Urban Cone
  • Love Magnetic by Moullinex
  • Challenger by Nitemoves
  • Whirlwind by City Society
  • Lover by Chet Faker x WKND
  • Dress by Sylvan Esso
  • Indian Summer by Blood Cultures
  • Hot Lights by LANY
  • Stay (Cover) by Mayer Hawthorne
  • Careful You by TV On The Radio
  • After the Disco by Broken Bells
  • Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
  • i by Kendrick Lamar
  • Clique by Kanye West, Big Sean, Jay-Z
  • IDFWU by Big Sean featuring E-40
  • Or Nah by Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Mustard
  • Sober by Childish Gambino
  • Night By Night by Chromeo
  • Flawless (remix) by Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj
  • Notorious Thugs by The Notorious BIG
  • Bend Ova by Lil Jon featuring Tyga
  • 36″ Chain by Run The Jewels
  • Hit ‘Em Up by 2Pac, The Outlawz
  • Ditty by Paperboy (request)
  • This Is How We Do It by Montel Jordan

With love,


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Mission Mix 46

September 30, 2014
10:17 am

First, a quick update: During last night’s show I announced that the Mission Mix will soon be on a fill-in basis, kind of like a pop-up show on Radio Valencia. So, this weekly show is going to end as I’ll help sub for other DJs at different time slots throughout the month. Thanks for all the love and support! It ain’t easy to say goodbye to Mondays at 10pm.

Thanks to Adam for joining me in the studio this week. We’ve got new tracks from Harts, Ryn Weaver, Lia Ices, TOPS, Caddywhompus, alt-j, Foxygen, Poom, Escort, and Ang Low.


  • Come To by Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Leavn It All Behind by Harts
  • Promises by Ryn Weaver
  • Higher by Lia Ices
  • Don’t Know Where It Started by Moke Hill
  • Way To Be Loved by TOPS
  • Thievery by Arca
  • Never Catch Me by Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Stuck by Caddywhompus
  • Bloodflood pt. II by alt-j
  • Lazer Beam by Low from Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Fade Into You by Au Revoir Simone featuring Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes
  • Soul Meets Body by Death Cab For Cutie
  • How Can You Really by Foxygen
  • Les Voiles by Poom
  • If You Say So by Escort
  • I Wear You by All We Are
  • Wut by Girl Unit
  • Back in The Game by Foam and Randomer
  • My Friend Has a Swimming Pool by Mausi
  • Wild Horses (Azincourt Remix) by Ang Low
  • Streets of New York by Cool G Rap & DJ Polo
  • Coolie High by Camp Lo

I’ll be out next week in NYC, returning on Monday 10/13.


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Mission Mix 45

September 23, 2014
11:39 am

Covering once again for A Season In Hell, this week’s Mission Mix lives up to its name and jumps around from genre to genre. New music from Spider Bags, Broncho, Christopher Owens, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Christopher Owens, Karen O…

…OK this could take a while. Almost every song on this 2 hour playlist is brand new.

So just listen up –


  • Japanese Vacation by Spider Bags 
  • What by Broncho
  • Never Wanna See That Look Again by Christopher Owens
  • Poison Touch by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  • Take Flight by Olympic Ayres
  • Bloom by ODESZA
  • Girlfriends (Pablo Nouvelle Remix) by Joel Compass
  • Youth by French-Soler
  • Fall Harder by Saint Pepsi
  • Dream and an Mpc by Golden Coast
  • Stay the Same by Huon Kind
  • Rescue Him by Kimbra
  • Tell Her by Rizzle Kicks
  • Supernatural by KING
  • Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware
  • The Afternoon (As Bad as it Seems) by James Supercave
  • Baby Please by Honne
  • Penultimo by Blonde Redhead
  • Dangerous Days by Zola Jesus
  • Pilgrims by Johnny Lloyd (request) 
  • Fisher by Camel Power Club
  • And Then by J Mascis
  • Day Go By by Karen O
  • All Right Now by Angel Olsen
  • Bother by Les Sins
  • Kiss and Not Tell by La Roux
  • All I Want by Kid Wave
  • Blood by Osca (request)
  • Cocoa Butter Kisses by Chance the Rapper featuring Vic Mensa & Twista (request)


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Mission Mix 44

September 16, 2014
11:18 am

It was great to cover for John Hell’s show A Season in Hell this week. Thanks for having me!

New music from Spoon, Interpol, TV On The Radio, Paperwhite, Ibeyi, SZA, ODESZA, Tennis, Banks, Tycho, Avi Buffalo, The New Pornographers, The Griswolds, and Kimbra.

Stream it –


  • They Want My Soul by Spoon
  • My Desire by Interpol
  • Happy Idiot by TV On The Radio
  • Control by Olympic Ayres
  • Take Me Back by Paperwhite
  • River by Ibeyi
  • Pray by SZA (request)
  • Motion Sickness by Shabazz Palaces (request)
  • Give WE The PridE by Chuck D. featuring Mavis Staples
  • All We Need by ODESZA featuring Shy Girls
  • I’m Callin by Tennis
  • Brain by Banks
  • Spectre Remix by Tycho
  • Whale by Lowtide
  • Getting Away With It by Electronic (request)
  • The Walk by The Cure
  • I Should Know You Better by Prides
  • Meridian by Zola Blood
  • You Already Know by Arcade Fire
  • Can’t Be Too Responsible by Avi Buffalo
  • Salford by Mazes
  • Sweet Emotion by The Kooks
  • Champions Of Red Wine by The New Pornographers
  • Live This Nightmare by The Griswolds
  • Carolina by Kimbra

Until next time,


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Mission Mix 43

September 9, 2014
10:21 am

It’s great to be back to the studio after two weeks off! My vacation gave me plenty of time to compile a great mix for this week, with plenty of new tracks – Mystery Skulls, St. Vincent, Sinkane, Count Counselor, Alex Wiley, Prince, DGTO, Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip), a Future Islands remix, Cathedrals, Ballet School, Electric Youth, and Run the Jewels.

Thanks to my good friend Leanna, who joined in, provided PBR, and helped me host this week’s show.


  • Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix) by Mystery Skulls 
  • Prince Johnny by St. Vincent
  • Moonstruck by Sinkane from Mean Love
  • Month of Sundays by Metronomy
  • Warm Bullet by Count Counselor
  • Don’t Wanna Dance by Elle Varner featuring A$Ap Ferg
  • Vibration by Alex Wiley
  • I Got That Fire by Rich Rocka
  • U KNOW by Prince
  • Spotless Mind by Jhene Aiko
  • Some People Don’t Fall by DGTO featuring CLANLEY
  • Endless Love by Joe Goddard, Betsy
  • Drive (The 1975 Remix) by Travi$ Scott
  • Doves (Vince Clarke Remix) by Future Islands
  • Wave of Mutilation by Pixies
  • Cannonball by The Breeders (ticket giveaway)
  • Walk On By by Noosa
  • Apartment 2F by Espa.
  • In the Dark by Cathedrals
  • Deep End ft. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne (Matoma Remix) by Coucheron
  • Body on the Bones by Cancer
  • Cherish by Ballet School
  • Busy Earnin’ by JUNGLE
  • Runaway by Electric Youth
  • Dust by EPISODE featuring Mree and Topaz Jones
  • Blockbuster Night Part 1 by Run The Jewels
  • Can’t Knock the Hustle by Jay-Z
  • Ego by Beyonce featuring Kanye West
  • Brown Sugar by D’Angelo

See you next Monday, tweet requests to @missionmix.


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Mission Mix 42

August 19, 2014
11:53 am

This week’s Mission Mix features new tracks from Daniel Wilson, La Sera, Harts, Caribou, alt-j, Shura, Nick Hakim, FKA Twigs, Blursome, Wampire, Saint Motel, and J. Cole.



  • Daniel Wilson – Killed Ya
  • D/R/U/G/S, Fe – Overcome
  • Best Coast – Boyfriend
  • La Sera – Fall In Place
  • Fall In Place by La Sera 
  • Angels Walk Slow by Harts
  • Mrs. Cold (Thero Remix) by Kings of Convenience 
  • Our Love by Caribou.
  • Every Other Freckle by alt-j
  • Dreamers by Hopium featuring Phoebe Lou
  • Just Once by Shura
  • I Don’t Know by Nick Hakim
  • Closer by FKA Twigs 
  • Heavy Resting by Blursome (out 8/26)
  • Wizard Stuff by Wampire
  • Red & Blue by Harts
  • My Type by Saint Motel (request)
  • How We Be by Sinkane
  • More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley (10 year anniversary!)
  • Be Free by J. Cole 

The Mission Mix is taking a summer vacation and I’ll be back in 3 weeks on 9/8. See you in September!



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Mission Mix 41 – Radio Valencia’s 4th Birthday!

August 12, 2014
11:17 am

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY Radio Valencia!

I played some birthday songs and am happy to give y’all the gift of new music. New songs from Twin Peaks, Ski Lodge, The Rosebuds, Rudi Zygadlo, Spoon, Horror My Friend, Angus & Julia Stone, a Joe Goddard remix, Soft As Snow, Pixel Fix, The Knocks, Honne, Doja Cat, and The Acid.

Stream the celebration –


  • Happy Birthday by Steve Wonder 
  • I Found A New Way by Twin Peaks from Wild Onion
  • Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest by The Babe Rainbow (request)
  • Birthday by Beach Fossils
  • Boy by Ski Lodge
  • Miss Teen Massachusetts by SKATERS
  • Esse Quam Videri by The Rosebuds from Sand + Silence (out now)
  • Unhappy Birthday by The Smiths
  • Hero by Family of the Year
  • Lily by Rudi Zygadlo
  • Jubilee Street by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (request)
  • New York Kiss by Spoon
  • Kaleidoscope by Horror My Friend
  • When They Fight, They Fight by Generationals
  • Today Is Your Birthday by Solomon Burke (request)
  • Grizzly Bear by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Birthday by Junior Boys
  • Time (Joe Goddard Remix) by Jungle
  • Glass Body by Soft as Snow
  • Lungs by Pixel Fix
  • Birthday Song by Madonna and M.I.A.
  • Classic by The Knocks featuring Powers
  • Warm On A Cold Night by Honne
  • No Police by Doja Cat
  • Birthday Sex by Jeremih
  • Birthday Song by 2 Chainz and Kanye West
  • Gorgeous by Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Raekwon
  • Fame by The Acid (request)



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Mission Mix 40

August 5, 2014
11:20 am

The Mission Mix is finally over the hill, we’ve reached our 40th show!

New Wildcat! Wildcat!, Blonde Redhead, Phoria, Chrome Sparks, Generationals, Miami Horror, The Griswolds, Courtship Ritual, The Rosebuds, The Unicorns, Avi Buffalo, Spoon, Rome Fortune, FKJ, Amine, Jungle, and Meg Mac.


  • Holloway (Hey, Love) by Wildcat! Wildcat!
  • Dripping by Blonde Redhead
  • Sick Talk by Wye Oak
  • Emanate by Phoria
  • Losing You by Chrome Sparks
  • SARAH (Touch Sensitive Remix) by Rufus
  • I Want It All, To Give It Away (Marley Carroll Remix) by Lotus
  • Heirloom by Yujen
  • Gold Silver Diamond by Generationals
  • Wild Motion (Set It Free) by Miami Horror
  • Beware the Dog by The Griswolds
  • Beautiful Dream by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  • Kingdom of Beauty (request) by Courtship Ritual
  • Blue Eyes by The Rosebuds
  • Memories of You by Avi Buffalo
  • Rocketship by The Unicorns
  • Inside Out by Spoon
  • The Night by Rome Fortune featuring Childish Major
  • Learn To Fly by FKJ featuring Jordan Rakei
  • Not At All (KAYTRANADA Remix) by Amine
  • Lemonade Lake by Jungle
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves by Meg Mac (request)
  • You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes
  • Beauty Is Only Skin Deep by The Temptations
  • It’s All Over Now by Bobby Womack and Bill Withers
  • Only You Babe by Curtis Mayfield
  • Communication by Bobby Womack
  • Closure by Owl Eyes
  • Mystery Colors by Astronauts, Etc.

Next Monday is Radio Valencia’s 4th birthday! Tune in at 10pm for a birthday celebration show.



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Mission Mix 39

July 22, 2014
10:15 am

The Mission Mix spins new songs from Guerre, Interpol, Rome Fortune, Chet Faker & Goldlink, The Weeknd, Movement, Arkon Fly, Chris Malinchak, Favored Nations, and Bleachers featuring Grimes.

We also gave away a pair of tickets to see The Clientele, playing this Sunday at the Chapel.


  • Deatheat by Guerre
  • Friend of Mine by DJ Dodger Stadium from Friend of Mine
  • Ceremony by New Order 
  • All The Rage Back Home by Interpol
  • Chamber of Reflection by Mac DeMarco
  • Heaven or Hell by Meek Mill feat. Jada Kiss from Dreamchasers 3 mixtape 
  • Lights Low (produced Four Tet) by Rome Fortune
  • On You by Chet Faker and GoldLink
  • VHS Tapes by Miloh Smith from Pulp Fiction
  • King of the Fall by The Weeknd
  • Like Lust by Movement
  • Very Best Friend by How To Dress Well
  • We Could Walk Together by The Clientele from Suburban Light (Remastered) 
  • Lacewings by The Clientele (Ticket Giveaway!) from Suburban Light (Remastered)
  • Those Drawings I Told You About by Sonny & The Sunsets
  • Young Chasers by Circa Waves (request)
  • In Your Bones by Crooked Colours
  • Ghetto (Tired of Crying) by Popcaan
  • Foreign by Derek King from Fake ID
  • Back Seat by Arkon Fly
  • Stranger by Chris Malinchak and Mikky Ekko 
  • Shame by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib from Pinata
  • Liberian Girl by Raekwon
  • Man of the Year by Schoolboy Q
  • Amazon by Favored Nations
  • Take Me Away by Bleachers featuring Grimes
  • Diamonds by The Wild Curve (request)
  • Wake Me When It’s Over by Longwave

Thanks to Adam for joining me in the studio this week!

Until next Monday. Don’t be shy, tweet your requests for next week’s show @missionmix.


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