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Premiere: Emily Wells Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

November 28-December 1 in Utrecht, Holland

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Later this month, Under the Radar will head over to The Netherlands to check out Le Guess Who? Festival. In honor of our trek, we asked a few of our favorite musicians performing at the festival to introduce us to a few of their favorite musicians via our ongoing mixtape project.

Emily Wells did not disappoint. The genre-blurring violinist delivered a mix reminiscent of her most recent album Mama—full of melodic ballads and spiky hip-hop in equal parts.

“The first piece on this mixtape is part of a larger project I’m working on that falls somewhere between remix, mash-up and sound art,” says Wells of her picks. “Here are some questions: What is the body? What is desire? What is love? What is need? This one What is Lust? is the first in the series pulling lyrics out of their original context in order to answer said question. I also want to demonstrate obsession. Song lyrics get inside us and turn and turn like we are trying to wring something out. Maybe by placing all of these desires together here, the wringing can be complete. I’ve included the source tracks to complete the mix. Enjoy, and listen to this with someone you wanna touch.”

Take a listen below. Le Guess Who takes place November 28 though December 1 in Utrecht, Holland. Wells will perform on Saturday, November 30. Check out the full line-up here.

Emily Wells Mixtape For Under the Radar Magazine (Le Guess Who? Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud


1. Ride Dirty With Me: Emily Wells Mashup

2. Freaky Girl: Gucci Mane

3. Birthday Cake: Rihanna

4. Wavvy: Mykki Blanco & Brenmar

5. Gas Pedal (Feat. IamSu): Sage the Gemini

6. Hyponotize/Little Green Apple: DJ Cappel & Smitty Mashup

7. Pussy Poppin: Ludacris

8. I Wann Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston

9. I Need Your Love So Bad: Irma Thomas

10. Then Days Went By: 50 Cent

11. In the Dark: Nina Simone

12. Sweet Love: Method Man Feat. Cappadonna & Streetlife

13. Me and My Girlfriend: Tupac

14. Big Poppa: Notorious B.I.G.

15. Ridin: Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone






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