This week on the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome Nailah Hunter, the multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. As always, we first caught up with her to find out about the mix and what she’s been up to recently…
First and foremost, I’ve been working on finishing my first LP! At the same time, I’ve been traveling and playing a ton of live shows. It can be a bit hectic all at once, but I’ve really enjoyed getting to know myself as a live performer. It’s exciting to craft new music with the best understanding of how I like to perform live in the back of my mind.
This mix was recorded in my home studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Recently, we had a record breaking heat wave in LA and it was brutal! It made me think a lot about global warming and how this is the hottest summer we’ve had yet, but they will only get hotter from here. Depressing to say the least! So, I drove all around the city that week seeking refuge from the reality of the weather. I jumped in friends’ pools in the hills, played in my favorite waterfall, waded in the shallows at a few different beaches in Malibu, and each time I made contact with the water I felt a new and particular sense of joy and gratitude for the experience. These songs capture that trouble-less, sunkissed, soaked in bliss sort of feeling for me.
Wrapping up my album, collaborating with some amazing artists from all over the world, and trying my best to stay grounded and grateful in these absolutely bonkers times!
- OHMA – Between All Things
- Flying Lotus – Enchanted
- muva of Earth – High
- Brandee Younger – Tickled Pink
- Antônio Carlos Jobim – Andorinha
- Claude Lavender – Smooth Succession
- Fools – Versitied
- esq ape, Uppy – Awave
- Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders – Movement 8
- Eddie Chacon – Pleasure, Joy, and Happiness
- Marvin Gaye – Flyin’ High in the Friendly Sky
- Lily Laskine – Fantaisie Op. 95
- Molly Lewis – Miracle Fruit
- The Januaries – Chocolate and Strawberries