It is increasingly becoming my theory that the best mixes come from the unknowns. When Jake posted the EEKO Manhattan 2 Miami mix a while back, I read it and was like “Who the hell is EEKO and what kind of fucking name is that?”. Then I hit play. His track selection was terrific for what was basically a mainstream mix of house and electro and the mixing was exceptional beyond what you’d expect from a no-name producer. If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of mixes. I mean, playlists are so passé. Who wants to pick their own goddamn music when you can have someone with a better music collection and more skills than a crossfader do it for you? Another thing I really like: indie dance music. This mix does indie dance so well, you won’t even know what the word indie means anymore. Kid B‘s dope vol. 2 mix, presented by dope couture, contains everything from disco and funk to hip-hop and smooth dubstep. And many, many genres that don’t even exist so therefore could only be classified as indie dance. Even better, it’s not just a mix, it’s also a 33 track mixtape that you can download FOR FREE. Peep the tracklist after the jump.


kid b. x dope vol 2

Download the tracked-out mixtape here.

Tracklisting:

01 cherub // doses and mimosas
02 daft punk // something about us (cherokee remix)
03 moon boots // aretha (zimmer remix)
04 james blake // the wilhelm scream (poindexter remix)
05 u-tern // you don’t know me
06 architecture in helsinki // escapee (frames remix)
07 foster the people // houdini (rac remix)
08 mark farina // dream machine
09 jurassic 5 // canto de ossanha
10 sade // love is found
11 rebecca & fiona // dance
12 mark ronson ft. erykah badu, mos def, & others // a la modeliste (bonobo remix)
13 dom kennedy // o.p.m.
14 schoolboy q ft. kendrick lamar // blessed
15 memory tapes // wait in the dark (jensen sportag remix)
16 yolanda be cool & crystal waters // le bump (jesse rose remix)
17 the sound diggers // b! my revolution (tom drummond remix)
18 foster the people // helena beat (wheel wells remix)
19 icona pop // nights like this (csy & stripes remix)
20 oliver // all night (dublin aunts heart filtering edit)
21 prince // when doves cry (finnebassen remix)
22 woodkid // iron (gucci vump remix)
23 whitesquare // luniz boots
24 oliver // footsteps
25 marvin gaye // give it up (morsy remix)
26 yelle // comme un enfant (oxford remix)
27 plej // safe place
28 daughter // youth (love thy brother remix)
29 active child // johnny belinda (white arrows remix)
30 santigold // disparate youth
31 metric // collect call (adventure club remix)
32 sbtrkt // never never
33 weekend players // best days of our lives