Brandon Wilner ……… music

i was pleased to return to the rinse fm airwaves in late october, this time contributing to one of my favorite shows on the station: the one run by glasgow's bake. i used the opportunity to put together breaks, bass, and electro records i was enjoying playing at my last few gigs before the pandemic hit the united states. bake contributes a sunny and serpentine second hour.

major-label r&b was the first music i fell in love with, because the '94–'96 post-new jack, pre-timbaland tunes were most of what was on the air when i started listening to the radio. i still love r&b of all eras, and i'd wanted to record a mix of my favorites from the 2010s early in 2020, before the pandemic made it difficult to focus on djing (and also separated me from my gear for some months). i wound up returning to the idea in late summer; this collection of wonderful music is the result. (thanks are due to my brother bryce for creating the accompanying image.)

i met ras tayo at the lot radio when he joined me and bullwackie for the wackie's special in january, and was blown away by his record collection. i invited him back to the station on what turned out to be his birthday to play a show of roots reggae and lovers rock.

to celebrate my article on wackie's for the new york times, i invited bullwackie to join me on the lot radio to play and talk about some favorites from the label. we were joined by ras tayo, who brought along his pretty amazing collection of old wackie's records.

was fortunate to be invited by dj python to contribute to his rinse fm show, and it happens to have aired on my birthday. i put together a mix of mostly american acid breaks, bass, and electro. my part begins at 55:11 (but you should listen to the whole show).

i'd planned to host the nyc reggae great bullwackie on the lot radio on december 8th, but unfortunately he fell ill over that weekend (we'll reschedule soon). instead i decided to pay tribute to the great jazz pianist mary lou williams, doing a show of entirely her music, focusing on the late 50s to the late 70s.

in advance of the party we played together at elsewhere on november 9th, i joined my old friend toro y moi on the lot radio. we decided to do a show of "strictly not bangers."

i played resident advisor's twenty four-hour party at nowadays in july 2019. they published the recording of my set, alongside others from the event, including great ones by actress, stud1nt, and russell e.l. butler.

resident advisor published the downtempo set i played at their 24-hour party in july 2018. this music soundtracked a selection of video art i compiled, which included work by oliver laric, peter rose, steina vasulka, abbas kiarostami, and others.

i had the opportunity to contribute to the mix series for everyone's favorite optimist label, naive, which is run by lisbon's violet. this one is "unscented goth": ecstatic rave and electro, evil music, goa trance, a Selena tune, and as usual, unfashionable acid.

My second guest contribution to the wonderful Cashmere Radio in Berlin. Original upload here.

From the Cashmere site: With his party Badness, which takes place at Brooklyn’s Mood Ring club, Unscented DJ hopes to provide a home for DJs who play across wide range of styles and tempos, and often uses the nights to play at slower tempos than New Yorkers are used to hearing. This guest show is meant to represent the Badness style of playing.

i had the pleasure of contributing to hi-vs' wonderful deep-listening mix series beyond / below. this one is full of quiet, beautiful, and highly adaptable music.

dj voices and i record a guest contribution to bandcloud's mix series and radio show on dublin digital radio, originally airing there on november 11. this one features slow and dark ebm-style techno, as well as a few goa trance records played at 33 rpm rather than 45. we call this style evil music.

i had the pleasure of contributing to noisey's mix series. in their words: "inspired by a few finds from new york's 'cheapo' record bins, brandon wilner turns in a colorful mix of breaks, bass, and all sorts of other stuff." thanks to colin joyce for his care with the mix and accompanying interview.

i was invited to contribute to the great and prolific c minus mix series. this one includes freaky midtempo jams: k-hole bombs, evil music, righteous music, unfashionable acid, etc. this mix was featured as resident advisor's mix of the day, and in their june's best music round-up.

the level party graciously hosted my fifth annual lovers rock mix, which features some of the wickedest romantic reggae music known to humanity.

i had the privilege of guesting on cashmere radio during a visit to berlin. it's a lovely independent radio station/cocktail bar in lichtenberg. i really recommend stopping by if you find yourself in that city.

i brought ten jazz piano records on my trip for this purpose. i focus on the 1970s, as this is the decade that immediately succeeds the founding of the association for the advancement of creative musicians (aacm).

i stopped by nts on a rainy sunday afternoon in london. this guest hour features slow and beautiful music — some special soundtrack-y things, idm, hip-hop, etc.

snippets from a mix commissioned by argot to launch their tape series, which highlights djs who don't produce music.

fortnightly show on the lot radio with dj voices.

the cultivated sound crew invited me to contribute to their show on newtown radio. i used the opportunity to play some rave-y and raw early-90s records.

i was invited by fatik to play the sunday sessions series at his shop second hand records.

fortnightly show on the lot radio with dj voices. this special all-durutti column/-vini reilly version of our radio show features our favorites from across his career. this show was recommended by if-only and tiny mix tapes.

fortnightly show on the lot radio with dj voices.

fortnightly show on the lot radio with dj voices.

a tribute to new york's music shelters, and the overlooked musics they protect. features only music found at new york record stores. for the marcel's music journal series. This mix was recommended, in a rather odd way, by tiny mix tapes.

a mix of night music made for good room's podcast series.

i organized and hosted the first collaboration between resident advisor and the lot radio, on which i played recent favorites and highlighted new york artists. this episode's featured label was basement floor records, and the duchess contributed a guest mix.

this lovers rock mix was commissioned by alexis georgopoulos for his cult cargo series on nts.

piano and organ music played outdoors in lebanon springs, ny on saturday, june 10th from 1pm to 3pm, as part of the shaker mountain weekender. this mix was featured in philip sherburne's column the 11 best dj mixes of june 2017.

a collection of early-90s garage house, mostly from new york, new jersey, and tokyo. this mix was featured in philip sherburne's column the 10 best dj mixes of march 2017.

my third annual lovers rock mix, which is also the 9th installment in the sisters mix series.

my second annual lovers rock mix.