Milyoo is a promising producer out of Kentucky, and we’re honoured to have an exclusive mix from him, dubbed by the manhimself “All Is Love.” Tommy Wilson’s confusing, loopy sound has landed him a release on Subeena’s new label OPIT, the fantastic Daesin EP which I’m on record for loving to pieces and has been given support by prominent DJs like Surgeon, and of course, Subeena. His sound varies greatly from track to track, as you can see by the rather awe-inspiring amount of music available on his soundcloud, and it’s hard to pin anything down to any particular genre. One thing is definitely true, though: his tunes mix pretty damn well. Check the fantastic all-original-material mix he just did for Mary Anne Hobbs, and of course, the two new brand new tunes presented in this exclusive mix for One Thirty BPM.
This is an eclectic mix running the gamut from house to indie rock to the L.A. beat scene and everything in between, including whatever you might call Milyoo’s music. Kicking off with the humid techno flavours of his own unreleased “Fire,” things get housey with a recontextualized and surprisingly jacking “Let’s Talk” by Instra:mental, one of the finest tracks of the year, segueing into deeper waters with Floating Points, Motor City Drum Ensemble, before settling into the soothing narco-house of his own “Pulley,” another brand new unreleased track. From then on things get trippy, with the triple-header of Flying Lotus, Take and Dimlite giving the proceedings a fuzzy dreamlike quality, the near-formlessness creating unrecognizable shapes. The mix’s most impressive moment — and I don’t know how the hell he did this — is when he brings in Karen O from the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack and where the mix takes its name from. Seamlessly blended into an unreleased track from the overlooked Wigflex track, the mix finally winds down with a plaintive piano-driven number from Half Seas Over.
I asked Milyoo a few questions about the mix and about his music:
How did you make this mix?
I played most of it unwarped in Ableton and then went back and cleaned it up a bit.
Is there a theme or concept or any particular inspiration?
Yeah. I was about to pressure wash a 1000 square foot patio and needed something to listen to.
You have two new tracks featured quite prominently, any plans in particular with these ones?
I don’t have any solid plans for them, but i’d really like to see them published as they are two of my recent favorites. I’m kinda hoping I can find some room on Def Jam.
The mix is quite eclectic, where do you see your own music and how does it fit into things? Do you worry a lot about classification or just not think about it?
I don’t know where my music fits to be honest. I mean, I could make it fit somewhere I suppose, but i try to be pretty mobile in terms of sound. In terms of directions, I seem to be getting back together with house. After a really long love affair (and then brutal breakup) I’m starting to find it really lovable again. Adorable even. I don’t want to commit to anything, but i’m excited to see where we end up
Does this mix reflect the kind of thing you normally listen to? There’s some indie-rock style stuff mixed in there.
I don’t actually have a ‘normal’ thing I listen to. For instance,I don’t listen to much rock nowadays, but I really like the emotion in the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack. It’s got an amazing ‘go! go! go!’ punk feel (think Descendents but with a choir of kids) so it’s been getting quite a bit of rotation this spring.
Do you have any other plans this year in terms of releases or touring/shows?
There are a couple potential releases looming, but nothing I can positively date. And shows are in constant flux. I am planning to cross the Atlantic in the next year. So that’s exciting.
What’s your favourite track and favourite album of the year, and who most excites you (musically) right now?
Favourite track is a tossup between the James Blake:Airhead collab “Pembroke” and Oddisee’s “It’s Over Feat. Tranqill”. Favourite album so far is probably Take’s ‘Only Mountain’ or Eleven Tigers LP on Soul Motive. I’m a totally music junkie so there are piles of people who i find really inspiring. Ramadanman. Roof Light. West Norwood Tape Depository (sic), Oriol, and James Blake probably top my list though.
Milyoo – Fire (Unreleased)
Instra:Mental – Let’s Talk ([nakedlunch])
Floating Points – Shark Chase (Eglo)
Archie Bronson Outfit – Hoola (Motor City Drum Ensemble) (free download @ FACT Magazine)
Milyoo – Pulley (Unreleased)
Mr. Beatnick – Wotchagonnado (Unreleased)
Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit (Warp)
Take – Before You Can Think (Alpha Pup)
Dimlite – Can’t Get Used To Those (Now Again)
Karen O & The Kids – All Is Love (Interscope)
Taylor – Forum (Unreleased)
Half Seas Over – Long Way Down (Brownswood)