“Let It Happen” and the #BestOf2015


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There must be something in the water” on Media Monarchy’s year-end mixtape: “Let It Happen” and the Best Of 2015 with my favorite music from over 60 bands for more than 4 hours! It’s got everything from Hot Chip to HoneyHoney, Slayer to San Fermin, Blur to Beach House and many, many more. I’ll take you all the way through it with talk breaks and personal notes on the music that made my year. Cheers!

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♫Liner Notes♫: What an amazing whirlwind of a year! The first half was rocking at a commercial radio station with all the meet-and-greets, interviews, promo music and more. The second half was only slightly less rocking but with way more action at the Media Monarchy headquarters as we try and go full-time! Thanks for supporting us through more than ten years of independent, non-commercial alternative media… Now let’s blow out 2015 with a ton of great music, cheers!

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Vortex”
‘Lost Themes’
Sacred Bones, 2015

(@0:04:26)
The Chemical Brothers
“Go” (w/Q-Tip)
‘Born In The Echoes’
Virgin EMI, 2015

(@0:08:43)
Seinabo Sey
“Hard Time”
‘For Madeleine’ EP
Universal, 2015

(@0:12:05)
Kali Uchis
“Lottery”
self-released, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Obsidian”

(@0:17:13)
Silversun Pickups
“Nightlight”
‘Better Nature’
New Machine, 2015

(@0:21:26)
Best Coast
“Heaven Sent”
‘Summer Nights’
Warner Bros., 2015

(@0:24:33)
Bad Bad Hats
“Shame”
‘Psychic Reader’
Afternoon, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Fallen”

(@0:28:50)
The Mynabirds
“Wildfire”
‘Lovers Know’
Saddle Creek, 2015

(@0:31:33)
Tei Shi
“Bassically”
‘Verde’ EP
Mom+Pop, 2015

(@0:36:19)
Rhiannon Giddens
“Black Is the Color”
‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’
Nonesuch, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Domain”

(@0:41:29)
Mini Mansions
“Freakout!”
‘The Great Pretenders’
Capitol, 2015

(@0:45:43)
Desaparecidos
“City on the Hill”
‘Payola’
Epitaph, 2015

(@0:48:41)
Hippo Campus
“Suicide Saturday”
‘Bashful Creatures’
Grand Jury, 2015

(@0:52:10)
FFS
“Piss Off”
FFS
Domino, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Mystery”

(@0:57:16)
Pokey LaFarge
“Something in the Water”
‘Something in the Water’
Rounder, 2015

(@1:00:28)
JD McPherson
“Let the Good Times Roll”
‘Let the Good Times Roll’
Rounder, 2015

(@1:03:22)
Elle King
“Ex’s & Oh’s”
‘Love Stuff’
RCA, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Abyss”

(@1:07:58)
Mumford & Sons
“The Wolf”
‘Wilder Mind’
Glassnote, 2015

(@1:11:35)
Holly Miranda
“All I Want Is To Be Your Girl”
‘Holly Miranda’
Dangerbird, 2015

(@1:14:00)
Daughn Gibson
“Shatter You Through”
‘Carnation’
Sub Pop, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Wraith”

(@1:19:02)
Communions
“Forget It’s A Dream”
‘Communions EP’
Tough Love, 2015

(@1:25:04)
Beach House
“Sparks”
‘Depression Cherry,’
Sub Pop, 2015

(@1:30:01)
Chromatics
“I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”
Italians Do It Better, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Purgatory”

(@1:36:25)
Courtney Barnett
“Pedestrian At Best”
‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’
Mom+Pop, 2015

(@1:40:10)
Purple
“Beach Buddy”
‘409’
Play It Again Sam, 2015

(@1:44:41)
T. Hardy Morris
“My Me”
‘Hardy And The Hard Knocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop’
Dangerbird, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Night”

(@1:48:09)
FIDLAR
“40oz. On Repeat”
‘Too’
Mom+Pop, 2015

(@1:51:53)
Surfer Blood
“I Can’t Explain”
‘1000 Palms’
Joyful Noise, 2015

(@1:56:13)
LUWUM
“A Weird Flash”
‘Places Worn’
Sports Day, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Night” (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)

(@2:00:52)
HoneyHoney
“You And I”
‘3’
Rounder, 2015

(@2:04:23)
GospelbeacH
“Sunshine Skyway”
‘Pacific Surf Line’
Awake, 2015

(@2:07:21)
San Fermin
“Emily”
‘Jackrabbit’
Downtown, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Wraith” (ohGr Remix)

(@2:12:43)
Kopecky
“Talk To Me”
‘Drug For The Modern Age’
ATO, 2015

(@2:15:20)
San Cisco
“Run”
‘Gracetown’
self-released, 2015

(@2:18:30)
DMA’S
“Laced”
‘DMA’S’ EP
Mom+Pop, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Vortex” (Silent Servant Remix)

(@2:23:22)
Made Violent
“Two Tone Hair”
‘Made Violent’ EP
Columbia, 2015

(@2:25:53)
The Districts
“4th and Roebling”
‘A Flourish And A Spoil’
Fat Possum, 2015

(@2:30:37)
Houndmouth
“Sedona”
‘Little Neon Limelight’
Rough Trade, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Fallen” (Blanck Mass Remix)

(@2:35:15)
Saul Williams
“Burundi” (w/Emily Kokal of Warpaint)
Fader, 2015

(@2:38:28)
Doomtree
“Final Boss”
‘All Hands’
self-released, 2015

(@2:42:47)
Zola Jesus
“Compass”
‘Hunger b/w Compass’
Mute, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Abyss” (JG Thirlwell Remix)

(@2:47:47)
Warpaint
“I’ll Start Believing”
‘No Way Out b/w I’ll Start Believing’
Rough Trade, 2015

(@2:50:37)
Public Service Broadcasting
“Go!”
‘The Race For Space’
Test Card, 2015

(@2:54:27)
Silver Lake Chorus
“Overboard”
‘Silver Lake Chorus’
Six Degrees, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Fallen” (Bill Kouligas Remix)

(@2:58:52)
Dam-Funk
“Glyde 2Nyte’ (w/Leon Sylvers III & Leon Sylvers IV)
‘Invite The Light’
Stones Throw, 2015

(@3:03:43)
Meg Mac
“Roll Up Your Sleeves”
‘MEG MAC’ EP
Littlebigman, 2015

(@3:06:40)
Hot Chip
“Huarache Lights”
‘Why Make Sense?’
Domino, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Obsidian”

(@3:12:41)
Robert DeLong
“Long Way Down”
‘In The Cards’
Glassnote, 2015

(@3:16:32)
Wild Ones
“Heatwave”
‘Heatwave’ EP
Topshelf, 2015

(@3:20:27)
Blur
“Lonesome Street”
‘The Magic Whip’
Warner Bros., 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Fallen”

(@3:25:34)
JR JR
“Gone”
‘JR JR’
Warner Bros., 2015

(@3:29:15)
Husky
“Saint Joan”
‘Ruckers Hill’
Nevado, 2015

(@3:33:06)
Lord Huron
“Fool for Love”
‘Strange Trails’
IAMSOUND, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Domain”

(@3:38:33)
Ivan & Alyosha
“All This Wandering Around”
‘It’s All Just Pretend’
Dualtone, 2015

(@3:41:22)
George Ezra
“Did You Hear the Rain?”
‘Wanted On Voyage’
Sony, 2015

(@3:44:14)
Slayer
“Repentless”
‘Repentless’
Nuclear Blast, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Vortex” (Uniform Remix)

(@3:48:48)
Drake
“Energy”
‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’
Cash Money, 2015

(@3:51:46)
The Fontaines
“Paul Newman”
‘The Fontaines EP’
self-released, 2015

(@3:54:44)
Brandi Carlile
“Wherever Is Your Heart”
‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’
ATO, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Abyss”

(@3:59:46)
The Vaccines
“Handsome”
‘English Graffiti’
Columbia, 2015

(@4:02:06)
Lana Del Rey
“High By The Beach”
‘Honeymoon’
Interscope, 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Purgatory” (Prurient Remix)

(@4:07:10)
Tame Impala
“Let It Happen”
‘Currents’
Warner Bros., 2015

(Talk Break)
John Carpenter
“Purgatory”

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