Listen In: Dirty Beaches Made You a Playlist

July 16, 2013 | Andy Cush

Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

This week’s playlist comes from Dirty Beaches, whose acclaimed new album Drifters/Love Is the Devil synthesizes sounds as disparate as drone, minimal classical music, early rock and roll, and industrial. For his mix, Dirty Beaches’ Alex Zhang Hungtai takes us through German electronic pop of the early 1980s, hyper-contemporary takes on noise and dark electronic via Pharmakon and Andy Stott, and lands on one of the grandfathers of so much pop-leaning experimental music: Terry Riley.

Listen to Dirty Beaches’ entire catalog on Bandcamp.

Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.

“Your Turn to Run,” Malaria, 1982

“Als wär´s das letzte mal (Live),” DAF, 1981

“Der Mussolini (Live),” DAF, 1981

“Los Niños Del Parque (Live in Manchester)” Liasons Dangereuses, 1982

“Hair Like Feathers,” and “Crawling on Bruised Knees,” Varmakon, 2013

“Crawling on Bruised Knees (Live at Home Sweet Home)” Pharmakon, 2013

“Dam-Funk Gets Creatively Open in the Funkmosphere,” 2009

“Can We,” Hype Williams, 2011

“Passed Me By,” Andy Stott, 2011

“Poppy Nogood,” Terry Riley, 1969