TheCouchSessions.com just released a free mixtape Tribute to Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Little Dragon fan so I’m lovin’ this concept. They’ve put together a retrospective of sorts including some of her work with Koop, guest spots with Ge-ology, classic Little Dragon tracks and more. If you are new to Little Dragon, this mixtape will school you on Yukimi’s pedigree, and for those already in the know, this serves as a great compilation, saving you the trouble of doing all the hunting and gathering ;) Here’s the official word from the Couch Sessions folks, followed by the tracklist and download.
The Couch Sessions, the Internet’s leading Alternative Urban music portal, announces it’s first mixtape, A Tribute to Yukimi Nagano, focusing on the the trailblazing career of the Swedish vocalist and lead singer of the group Little Dragon. In addition to her work with the world-renowned group, Yukmi has a long track record of incredible music, mixing her loves of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, and R&B. Her sultry voice has graced projects from all over the world, from Swedish Jazz duo Koop and Japan’s Shuya Okino, to Brooklyn’s Ge-ology. Coming on the heels of Little Dragon’s much anticipated return to Liv Nightclub in DC on November 22nd and their latest album Machine Dreams, A Tribute to Yukmi Nagano will introduce listeners to rare and unreleased tracks that will surprise and delight her true fans.
Behind the boards of the mix is no other than Washington, DC’s own DJ Supa Kool DJ Uncle Q, creator of underground hip-hop party Uncle Q’s Living Room and the man behind Internet sensations The Maxwell Mix and The Raphael Saadiq Mixtape. A majority of the tracks were hand picked by Winston “Stone” Ford, creator of The Couch Sessions, and Yvette Travillian, most notably of production company SheWorks Entertainment. The mixtape cover was designed by none other than rising DC graphic artist and photographer Neil MacLean.
If you haven’t yet bought Little Dragon’s albums, you must be out your dang mind, so here, go get them:
Purchase Little Dragon’s self-titled debut album at:
Purchase Little Dragon’s new album Machine Dreams at:
1.) Koop – Whenever There Is You
2.) Ge-ology – Blues Alley
3.) Little Dragon – No Love
4.) Quartermaine – Mystic Qool Breeze
5.) Little Dragon – After The Rain
6.) Little Dragon – Feather
7.) Shuya Okino – Pieces of You
8.) Little Dragon – Forever
9.) Koop – Summer Sun
10.) Little Dragon – Thunder Love
11.) Hird – Love You My Hope (Do Right Remix)
12.) Swell Session – The Music in Her Eyes
13.) Koop – I See A Different You
14.) Jafrosax – Drawn 2 U
15.) Little Dragon – Never Never