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Our February 2017 mixtape

This month’s special contributor to the mixtape is our homie Rashid Zakat, a filmmaker and all-around creative that splits his time between Philly and NYC. He kicks things off with a track that perfectly complements his dedication to exploring music – French Canadian hip hop out of Montreal. Listen in and see why Rashid’s worth a follow below.

Listen on:  Spotify | Apple Music

About Rashid Zakat

He can craft films. He can shoot photos. His obsession with music means he can deejay everything from the soft opening of a new bar to a really hip wedding. Rashid will make you question the advice to focus on doing one thing really well. Because, after all, the world requires us to be good at lots of stuff.

Start by checking out Negroes of New York, his project dedicated to snapping portraits of people of color in NYC. Then sign up for the Awesome Farm Newsletter, which will keep you streets ahead of people who rely on Facebook for finding out about cool shit. But before you get lost, make sure to bookmark his Intergalactic Beat Tape, which will impress the hell out of the person who wakes up in bed next to you wondering if they made a good decision.

Stay tuned for a new film project from Rashid this spring by following him on Instagram.

Our January mixtape

For 2017, we thought we’d get more collaborative with our mixtapes and let one creative person worth knowing pick a song that moves them. First up is editorial, lifestyle, and portrait photographer Rob Williamson. We let Rob kick off this month’s mix with a track that’ll give you the feels for his favorite pastimes: riding his Harley-Davidson through the redwoods, headbanging at shows, and sipping whiskey next to a campfire in the Sierras. Listen in and learn more about Rob below.

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Spotify | Apple Music

About Rob Williamson:

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Rob is the guy you want taking a portrait of you looking like a complete badass so your future grandchildren know you were rad. He’s also the dude you want to be riding with on an unforgettable motorcycle journey. We say this because he totally knows what he’s doing, but also because his friends describe him as “an incredibly talented guy with a heart of gold and magnetic personality.”

After earning his BFA at Ball State, Rob moved west to follow California dreams, something many of us could never resist. He worked for years as a photo technician, studio manager, production designer, and in-house photographer, but eventually made the move to full-time freelance. His clients include Vice, Chrome Industries, and Sundance with many more to come. Check out his work over at Rob Is Tall Photography or Instagram.

Our November mixtape

What a month! If it’s felt like a hot mess and you’re just wishing 2016 was over already, you’re not alone. Despite the loss of a few more music greats (RIP Leonard Cohen and Sharon Jones), let’s remember life is a gift to begin with so we’re going to keep dancing (and still fighting for what’s right). Pop in this mix and take solace that weed in now legal in a few more states!

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Spotify | Apple Music

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