The Mission Mix

Mission Mix 38 (Ladies Night Edition)

July 15, 2014
9:44 am

It was time to have a Ladies Night on the Mission Mix, so I brought 3 of my favorite ladies to help me on the show this week.  This mix definitely takes a sharp turn to some classic 90s r&b at the end…

New tracks from  Harts, Pharrell/Daft Punk, Saint Pepsi, Sia, and Tune-Yards.



  • Empty Pools by Shlohmo
  • Fireflies by Still Corners
  • The Sacred Burial Urn by Cull
  • Things We Be by Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs
  • Little Man (Vindata Remix) by Little Dragon 
  • Lovers in Bloom by Harts
  • Gust of Wind (Autograf Remix) by Pharrell ft. Daft Punk 
  • Black or White by Michael Jackson
  • Ladies Night (live) by Kool & The Gang
  • Cisco Kid by War
  • Fiona Coyne by Saint Pepsi
  • If I Could Change Your Mind (Delorean Remix) by Haim
  • Who’s Gonna Love You More by Leela James
  • You Da One by Rhianna
  • Chandelier by Sia
  • Black Widow (Vice Remix) by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
  • 1991 by Azealia Banks
  • Players Club by Rapping 4 Tay
  • Luchini aka This Is It by Camp Lo
  • Real Thing by Tune-Yards
  • Kingdom by Common ft. Vince Staples 
  • LoveHate Thing by Wale featuring Sam Drew
  • Touch My Body by Mariah Carey
  • Red Light Special by TLC
  • Nice and Slow by Usher
  • You’re Makin’ Me High by Toni Braxton
  • Just Kickin’ It by Xscape
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Big thanks to Leanna, Anniken, and Loredana for joining me in the studio this week!

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Until next Monday,



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Mission Mix 37

July 8, 2014
12:32 pm

Someone get popsicles
Someone’s gotta do something bout this heat  

–Spoon, Do You

Summer is here! This mix has New Spoon, alt-j, OK Go, White Sea, YG & Blanco, Art Nap, Jessie Ware, Vacationer, Coucheron (song of the summer!), BROODS, Sylvan Esso, FKA twigs (video below), Bon Iver, LANY, and Pompeya.

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  • Fall From Grace by Future Islands from Singles
  • Do You by Spoon
  • The Writing’s on the Wall by OK Go 
  • Wings by Haerts (playing The Independent on 7/25)
  • Prague by White Sea from In Cold Blood 
  • Passion by Nightmares On Wax (request)
  • Block Party by YG & Blanco
  • Close To You by Art Nap
  • Tough Love by Jessie Ware
  • Paradise Waiting by Vacationer from Relief
  • Heavy Steps by Flamingo
  • Sea by Roosevelt
  • Deep End by Coucheron featuring East Side and Mayer Hawthorne
  • Mother & Father by BROODS
  • H.S.K.T. by Sylvan Esso 
  • Two Weeks by FKA twigs
  • Wish I Was Here by Bon Iver
  • Left Hand Free by alt-j 
  • A Silent Moment by Elephant Stone (request)
  • ave cesaria by Stromae
  • Everything You Wanted by Clubfeet (request)
  • Eyes Shut by Years & Years
  • I Can’t Help It by Michael Jackson (request)
  • I Stole Some Love by Don Covey
  • Fly Me To The Moon by Bobby Womack (RIP) 
  • Cupid by Sam Cooke
  • World Peace by Real Lies
  • Night by Pompeya

FKA twig’s new sexy and sassy bathhouse video for Two Weeks

See you in less than a week!



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Mission Morning Mix 36

July 1, 2014
10:10 am

It feels good to be back! Really excited to have the Mission Mix on Monday nights at 10pm. So much new music on this mix – alt-j, a Com Truise remix of Tycho, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Spazzkid, La Roux, Grimes, Ryan Hemsworth, Cathedrals, Caribou, J Mascis, Blonde Redhead, The New Pornographers, Avi Buffalo, The Rosebuds, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Salt Cathedral.

It’s going to be a good summer…














Stream it:


  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Bobby Womack (Rest in Peace Mr. Womack)
  • Lookin’ For a Love by Bobby Womack
  • Hunger of the Pine by alt-j
  • Awake (Com Truise Remix) by Tycho
  • Artifice by SOHN
  • Hero by Wildcat! Wildcat!
  • Goodbye by Spazzkid
  • Tropical Chancer by La Roux
  • Go by Grimes featuring Blood Diamonds
  • Airfield by Javelin
  • Papaoutai by Stromae  (request)
  • Every Square Inch by Ryan Hemsworth with Qrion  (request)
  • Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix) by Miguel
  • How Will I Know (Whitey Houston Cover) by Sam Smith
  • One More Chance by The Notorious B.I.G.  (request)
  • Want My Love by Cathedrals
  • Can’t Do Without by Caribou.
  • Every Morning by J Mascis
  • No More Honey by Blonde Redhead
  • Pools by Glass Animals (request)
  • Brill Bruisers by The New Pornographers
  • So What by Avi Buffalo
  • In My Teeth by The Rosebuds
  • Kathleen by Catfish and the Bottlemen (request)
  • Kelly by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
  • Tease by Salt Cathedral
  • Trippin’ Like I Do by Mystic Braves

See you next Monday at 10pm. Tweet requests @missionmix.


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The Mission Mix is moving to Monday nights!

June 28, 2014
9:59 pm

So excited to announce that the Mission Morning Mix will continue to bring you 2 hours of (mostly) new music every week.

Starting June 30th, I’ll be on the air Monday nights from 10pm to midnight.

As always, send requests via Twitter @missionmix and using Radio Valencia’s chatterbox on the homepage.

See you on the airwaves!


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Guest DJ Geoff on the Mission Morning Mix

June 27, 2014
5:07 pm

Geoff guest DJ’d two Fridays for the Mission Morning Mix —

Friday 6/27/14

Guest-host/ghost Geoff returns with an interview with bay area artists Alex Cruse and julia litman-cleper. We talk about

  • augmented reality
  • ghosts
  • moral architecture
  • the care and feeding of snakes worms and newts
  • and their performance, lost skeuomorphs, Sunday Jun 29, 8 pm,  at the Laney College Theater in Oakland



Excerpts from lost skeuomorphs Disco Inferno–Summer’s Last Sound nervous earth (alex cruse) –hypno arsenal n.e.–new delhi hotel n.e.—protohuman yriliad — heritage campsite yriliad — emerald falls The Modern Art–Death Wish Northern Picture Library—Breaking COIL–Light Shining Darkly Maryanne Amacher–Living Sound, Patent Pending (Music for Sound-Joined Rooms) Peter Jefferies & Jono Lonie–At Swim 2 Birds Clara Mondshine–Caesar in Camerun Charlemagne Palestine–Piano Drone James Holden–Rannoch Dawn The Janet and Johns–Let Bygones Be Bygone Colin Potter–Rooftops

Friday 6/20/14

Today Geoff spoke with Hannah Lew of Grass Widow, Cold Beat, Generation Loss, Bridge Collapse, and founder of the Crime on The Moon music label. We talk about some of her new projects, including her label’s upcoming compilation, San Francisco’s Doomed. For upcoming shows and more, check out her blog.



Grass Widow – Goldilocks Zone

Generation Loss – Enter the Void

Cold Beat – Worms

Mikal Cronin – Different (SF’s Doomed)

Scraper – Rodent (SF’s Doomed)

Bridge Collapse – Wilderness

Thee Oh Sees – You Can Have It

Cold Beat – Year 5772 (Mikey Young Remix)

…plus the remainder of the San Francisco’s Doomed compilation (

Grass Widow – Internal Logic (full album)

Grass Widow – Time Keeps Time

excerpts from Dual Form  – Compilation from Stones Throw/Leaving Records

Thanks for the help Geoff!

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Mission Morning Mix 35

June 7, 2014
12:39 pm

This week we had a big Mission Morning Mix party in the studio. Coffee, tunes, and lots of talk about our benefit. See you tonight at Benders? Thanks to Tio, Geoff, David, and Anniken for joining me!  By the way, this might have been the last Mission Morning Mix, y’all. Stay tuned as I work to reschedule my show because of a new job. Who knows, my show could soon be the Mission Midnight Mix. Big thanks to Geoff who will be covering Friday mornings for the next few weeks.

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This week’s mix featured new tracks from Speak, Best Youth & Moullinex, New Navy, Kimbra, Jenny Lewis, WOODS, The Both, and Bahamas.


  • Gates by Speak 
  • 1998 by Chet Faker
  • In The Shade by Best Youth & Moullinex
  • Heaven by New Navy
  • Perk Up by Happy Fangs (playing our Benefit!) 
  • I Wanna Get Better (RAC Mix) by Bleachers 
  • 90s Music by Kimbra
  • Berlin Lovers by Still Corners
  • The Touch by Mitch Murder
  • Look Away by Lo-Fang from Blue Album
  • Asleep by Mathaverskan from II
  • Just One of the Guys by Jenny Lewis
  • Hey Willy by Shannon & the Clams
  • Tambourine Light by WOODS
  • Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues by Safia from Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues
  • Shine by Felix Jaehn (feat. Freddy Verano & Linying)
  • Milwaukee by The Both (Ticket Giveaway) 
  • Lights by SOHN from Tremors 
  • Not For Long (SAINT PEPSI Remix) by TEEN
  • Be Thankful for What You Got by William DeVaughn
  • Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield 
  • Ungawah by Chow Nasty
  • Witches In The Garden by Hurry Up Shotgun (playing our Benefit!) 
  • Bring You Back by Beacon 
  • All the Time by Bahamas
  • Oubliette by Weekend from Jinx 
  • Evil by Interpol
  • Bedroom Eyes by Dum Dum Girls
  • Our Deal by Best Coast
  • Still by JJ


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May 30, 2014
2:07 pm

My cousin Katie joined me in the studio this week and this playlist definitely shows our varied music tastes, but old and new mix together well. Listen below.

New tracks from Jungle, Rush Midnight, Sons Et. Al, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Alex G, Panama Wedding, SondreLerche, Vic Mensa, and sibling duo Paperwhite.


  • Time by Jungle
  • Fix Me Up by Rush Midnight
  • Pusherman by Curtis Mayfield
  • Living in America by James Brown 
  • Hang Loose by The Alabama Shakes
  • I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James (request)
  • He Was My Brother by Simon and Garfunkel
  • Tyrant Destroyed by Twin Shadow
  • Not Had Enough by Ivy and Gold
  • 100 by keepaway (request)
  • Misshaped Mouth by Sons Et. Al
  • Without A Crutch by Alexis Taylor
  • You Ride, We Ride, In My Ride by Hot Chip
  • Harvey by Alex G
  • Let’s Dance by David Bowie
  • Mother of Pearl by Roxy Music
  • All Of The People (Cheap Talk Cassette Mix) by Panama Wedding
  • Bad Law by SondreLerche
  • Down On My Luck by Vic Mensa
  • Latch by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith 
  • I See Fire (Kygo Remix) by Ed Sheeran
  • Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
  • Magic by Paperwhite
  • Midnight Blue by Mr Flash
  • Leave Everywhere by Toro y Moi
  • Friday I’m In Love by The Cure
  • O Valencia! by The Decemberists
  • So Long to the Headstrong by Fleet Foxes

Just a heads up, the Mission Morning Mix may soon become the Mission Mix (comin’ at you in the evenings)…more on that soon.


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Mission Morning Mix 33

May 23, 2014
11:46 am

During this week’s show Geoff of Gradient Fade stopped in to talk about how California has influenced his music.

New music from Chromeo, We Are Catchers, The Fresh & Onlys, Soft Focus, Twin Shadow, Vanilla, Marley Carroll, Gradient Fade, and Hundred Waters.


  • Lost on the Way Home by Chromeo featuring Solange
  • Purple Yellow Red Blue (Muneshine Remix) by Portugal. The Man
  • Real Slow (Midnight Pool Party Remix) by Miami Horror
  • Paris by Friendly Fires
  • We Exist by Arcade Fire
  • Mariner’s Cross by Gdansk
  • Isabella by We Are Catchers
  • And I Was A Boy From School by Hot Chip (request)
  • High Pressure Days by the Units (request)
  • Light House by Future Islands
  • Gold On The Ceiling by The Black Keys (request)
  • Black and White by Parquet Courts (request)
  • Who Let the Devil by The Fresh & Onlys
  • wait by diiv
  • Welcome Back by Soft Focus
  • Fall in Love by Phantogram
  • Lost You feat. D’Angelo Lacy by Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow
  • Fragile by Tech N9ne featuring Kendrick Lamar, MAYDAY, and Kendall Morgan (request)
  • Finding Forever (Prod. By 6ix) by Logic
  • Girl by Vanilla
  • Green by Diane Coffee
  • The Hunter by Marley Carroll
  • Opening Chamber by Gradient Fade from Sensory Drift (out soon)
  • Nowhere by Hundred Waters
  • Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave

Next week’s show will be a crazy cousin concoction, get ready…


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Mission Morning Mix 32

May 9, 2014
11:58 am



The King of Pop.

Whose songs were played in excess at my 18th birthday (dance) party. I didn’t think that I’d be able to play new(ish) songs from Michael on Radio Valencia.  Well, thanks to L.A. Reid, Timbaland, and more the second posthumous album of previously unreleased MJ tracks will be available next week.














I play two songs from Xscape during this week’s mix. Plus new music from White Sea, Pacific Mean Time, tUnE-yArDs, Metronomy, Tobacco, Hong Hong Kong Kong, PAWS, The Black Keys, Be Calm Honcho, Blackbird Blackbird, PHOX, Nicholas Savage, Conor Oberst, and a heartbreaking track from Christopher Owens.


  • Future Husbands Past Lives by White Sea 
  • Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
  • Chicago by Michael Jackson
  • Minutes to Midnight by Pacific Mean Time
  • Lost Somewhere by Tanlines
  • FLAWS by Fujiya& Miyagi
  • Time of Dark by tUnE-yArDs
  • Reservoir by Metronomy
  • Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At The End Of The Summer) by TOBACCO
  • A Truth Is Going To Be Revealed by Hong Hong Kong Kong
  • Tongues by PAWS
  • Bullet In The Brain by The Black Keys
  • Step Out by Be Calm Honcho
  • Chase It To The Grave by The Babies
  • Always by Panama
  • Hiya Kaw Kaw by Happy Fangs (playing Radio Valencia’s benefit 6/7!)
  • Tangerine Sky (I Love You The Most) by Blackbird Blackbird
  • Lines Of Latitude (Dave Harrington Remix) by Small Black
  • Slow Motion by PHOX
  • Heartless by Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Hundreds of Ways by Conor Oberst
  • Stephen by Christopher Owens
  • A Selfish Man by Francis Lung
  • Black Hole by The Rosebuds
  • Still Knocking At The Door by Papercuts
  • It’s Only Life by The Shins
  • Today by Smashing Pumpkins

Also, here’s that Metronomy video as promised –


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Big News! Radio Valencia Benefit

May 8, 2014
12:53 pm

Radio Valencia is excited to announce our benefit show!

a2666182698_10Saturday June 7th, 9pm at Benders Bar

806 S Van Ness Ave at 19th St.

$5-$20 sliding scale
$10 beer bust wristband, all-you-can drink until the keg runs dry!

Happy Fangs

Happy Fangs is San Francisco’s black & white warpainted duo of Mike Cobra of King Loses Crown & Rebecca Gone Bad of My First Earthquake. She brings her high-energy vocals. He brings his grit-pop guitar. Together they make punk anthems to make The Beach Boys, Blondie, & Bikini Kill proud.

Hurry Up Shotgun

Oakland’s Hurry Up Shotgun have been playing their muscular noisepop/rock for audiences across the bay area and beyond for 5 years now, growing more powerful with every show. In April of 2011 they went into the studio with Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet, Jello Biafra, etc.) and recorded their 2nd album. A self titled album, this record serves as a reintroduction to Shotgun’s unique take on music.

Come support your favorite community station, see you there!


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