Winter’s creeping in, and it’s time for a new mix. We Real Cool is on Mixcloud now.

With thanks to Gwendolyn Brooks for the title and the reading. She real cool.

There’s been some great new music in 2021, so I thought I’d smush it together with some stone cold classics and see where we got to. I don’t know if this is party music, jazz or IDM, but I love it all, which was the justification for it fitting together. Warp Records and Ninja Tune put out the bulk of the records here, so as always a big nod to them both.

The final track is from the forthcoming Coldcut album, @0 which already sounds amazing, so be sure to check that when it hits.

  1. Forss – Soulhack
  2. Funki Porcini – Big Sea
  3. Boards of Canada – Roygbiv
  4. Tipper – C’est La Vie / C’est La VIP
  5. Tipper – Viscous
  6. Prefuse 73 (reads The Books) – Pagina Tres
  7. Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – I SING HIGH
  8. Fila Brazillia – Snake Ranger
  9. Tortoise- Jetty
  10. Kiefer – Friends
  11. The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination – Restless
  12. Nate Mercereau – I’ve Got What I Need
  13. Nevermen (Boards of Canada remix) – Treat Em Right
  14. Squarepusher – Tommib
  15. Aphex Twin – Alberto Balsalm
  16. Animals On Wheels – Never In And Never Out
  17. Amon Tobin – How Do You Live
  18. Red Snapper – Keeping Pigs Together
  19. Ryuichi Sakamoto & Coldcut – Aqua (from Playing Piano for the Isolated)

Artwork by Butcher Billy (again!)