L.A. Weekly and Champion City are back with Vol. 2 of the HiFi District mixtape, featuring the latest music coming out of Los Angeles. Whether the heatwave has you driving around town with the top down, or staying inside blasting the cool air conditioning, the HiFi District is here to be the soundtrack to your summer day.
With all the exciting new summer releases that L.A. has to offer, narrowing down the final list for this mix was challenging for DJ Francesca Harding.
“I'm hoping that this mix paints the picture that L.A. will forever and always be a musical hub where you can find artists of every genre creating solid bodies of work. From singers and rappers to producers and even record labels, there is no place like home. Well, my home, anyway,” Harding says.
One of the mixtape highlights includes experimental soul artist Moses Sumney. When he came on the scene a few years ago, he quickly became the buzz of the indie scene. He recently announced his new album, Aromanticism, will drop Sept. 22, and we’re featuring its first single, “Doomed.”
“He's an artist that I am particularly fanatical about,” Harding says.
Singer-songwriter Gaby Hernandez’s track “Lo Mas Dulce” is a psychedelic mix of Latin folkloric rhythms and electronic layerings. Her latest album features production and collaborations with Dexter Story, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Carlos Nino, Kamasi Washington and others. If you’ve been doing your L.A. music homework, you know these musicians are producing some of the best records and live concerts in town.
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HiFi District Vol. 2 (July 2017) tracklist:
1. Thes One & DJ Day — Impossible
2. Pegasus Warning — In a Daze
3. Harriet Brown — Cyberneticplegia
4. Terrace Martin Presents the Pollyseeds — Intentions feat. Chachi
5. Sassy Black — Watching You
6. Cruels — Best Behavior feat. Phil Good
7. DJ Rhettmatic — Hey
8. Mars Today — Cool It
9. Gavin Turek — The Distance (Shiva Remix)
10. TOKiMONSTA — Don't Call Me feat. Yuna
11. Champagne Drip — Millennia feat. Hollis
12. Tyler, the Creator — 911/Mr. Lonely feat. Frank Ocean
13. Moses Sumney — Doomed
14. Colleen Lovejoy — Odd Boy Strange Girl
15. Rush Midnight — Silver Glow
16. Sage Armstrong & BOT — Flashy Lights
17. Galimatias — Let Me Know
18. Melvins — Christ Hammer
19. Gaby Hernandez — Lo Mas Dulce
The HiFi District is a monthly mixtape series collaboration between L.A. Weekly and culture collective Champion City, featuring the freshest music from all genres and scenes in Los Angeles.