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NX Mix #6 // aden

 

 

Our latest signing, the cosmically voiced polymath aden, pops up with a quite brilliant mix, veering between gospel, vintage Ethiopian groove, conscious rap and lots in between. Check out aden's recent EP on NX, the semifinals, for a heavenly 20 minute interlude through the mind, body and soul of the cosmos. Words and tracklisting from aden below...

and to wait there a while

knowing there is no alone, there is

hardly any unthreading

from the vast & vital tangle

swirling sandstorm of a tapestry

-- evolution, history, spawning,

sinking writing

When I emerge from the bath

I am wet, and smell of pine

"I think of this playlist as: a hole through the plaster of my bedroom wall, something small, which shows how I have been here, living — when I first arrived in London there was nothing else to cling to, aside from music — and these songs moved me back to myself, the self-assuredness and inner sense of home I had lost during the tumult of transition."

Sweet Honey in the Rock - Beatitudes (Live at Carnegie Hall)
Nai Palm - Homebody
Tinariwen - Ténéré Tàqqàl
milo - pure scientific intelligence
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Alone with an Angel
Susso - Keira
Toro Y Moi - (Be) (feat. Madeline Kenney)
Alice Walker - Interview with Charlie Rose (1998)
Noname - no name
Adoration ’N Prayze - I Feel Like Going On
Jon Bap - Don’t Run Into the Dark So Quick
Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - The Homeless Wanderer
The Mountain Goats - Absolute Lithops Effect
Audre Lorde - Excerpt from “A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde”
Solange - I’m a Witness