Dosh's “Ten Good Years” Mix

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Martin Dosh has been around making music under his moniker Dosh for over ten years now, and with eclectic relases through Anticon and his own Dosh Family, the man whose name calls out the British slang for money is veritably rich in quality and prismatic sounds. Though his latest release was in 2011, his Friday Night contribution for us uses a mix of his signature textural instrumental production to make something undeniably fresh and also rooted in the deep—and funky—past. The mix works with ten years of tracks in a specific era; from 1975 to 1985, Dosh put together the ultimate playlist of jazzy soul, wily freeform funk, and a few other bits here and there. As he puts it, it's not your typical DJ mix—it's just good music meant to be turned up loud. But don't take it from us. Here's what the man himself had to say about the mix:

All right. Having spent the better part of 2012 on the road with Andrew Bird, me and my pal Jeremy Ylvisaker did many DJ sets after shows, at clubs, in parking lots and on our tour bus. That said, I'm not a DJ. I can't beat match, I can't scratch, I don't use Serato. Just a matter of putting a record on the turntable and playing it loud. Then lather, rinse, repeat. This mix was made without any premeditation, but listening back to it after the fact, I can see some patterns. There are some long songs, there are some short songs. There is some funk, there is some rock. It's almost chronological really, going from 1975 to 1985. I think listening to this mix might lend someone a bit of insight into how I try to put together all these disparate elements into my own music. There's probably nothing here that no one has ever heard, there's no super rare 45 or anything like that, just a bunch of tunes that mean something to me. And that are fun to listen to. Hope you enjoy.

Dosh's most recent release, Silver Face, is available on his Bandcamp. Dosh's Milk Money is out October 22 on Graveface.