Ryan Hemsworth has returned with another beastly banger of a mix. Composed in honor of New York City's Downtown Music Festival, taking place May 10 and 11 at various Lower East Side venues, the 40-minute set is as musically diverse, relentlessly heavy and atmospherically gooped as any of the Canadian producer's other equally essential entries into the art of DJing. (See the one that left Girl Talk gasping, and last month's Diplo & Friends broadcast.)
R. Kelly returns to this mix — this time his "Number One" is swirled into Shlohmo's "Rained the Whole Time" — and we also hear cameos from Backstreet Boys, Danny Brown, E.S.G., Lil Wayne, Ginuwine, and a handful of obscurities, not to mention the various unlisted bits and pieces that Hemsworth uses to ensure that every millimeter of aural space is filled to satisfaction.
"I usually go into mixes with an emotion or a season or a memory in mind," he notes on SoundCloud. "It was finally warm yesterday when I recorded this one, and I'm looking forward to Downtown Festival as my first ~summer festival~ of the year. Antwon and Earl Sweatshirt are super fun performers and I guess this is just a warm up for what to expect from myself at our show."
Hemsworth performs at Downtown on Friday. Other confirmed acts include Earl Sweatshirt, Purity Ring, Black Hippy, Sky Ferreira, DIIV, Trash Talk, Palma Violets and many more. Tickets are available here.
Ryan Hemworth, Downtown NYC Mix track list:
1. E.S.G. - "Swangin' and Bangin'"
2. Avec Avec - "Hot Things"
3. Lil Wayne - "Fireman (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)"
4. Shlohmo x R. Kelly - "Rained the Whole Time" x "Number One" (Hemsworth Blend)
5. Lil Reese - "Haters'
6. B!tchly Bizness - "#FYB (Fuc Yo Birthday)"
7. $ludgehammer - "Hello"
8. mr. carmack - "UPPERS, WITH STOOKI SOUND"
9. Danny Brown - "Kush Coma"
10. Ginuwine - "In Those Jeans (Trippy Turtle Remix)"
11. C.Z. - "Beat That"
12. Backstreet Boys - "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely (Ryan Hemsworth Jersey Bootleg)"
13. Beatking & DJ Chose - "THROW DAT AHH"
14. Louis La Roche - "Untrue (Tofubeats Remix)" (Instrumental)
15. シャルロ - "Gelsomina"
16. Obey City - "Ronin Strut"
17. Taquwami - "Time After Time (2013 Mix)"
18. Ryan Hemsworth - "Perfectly"
19. Drake ft. Rick Ross - "No New Friends (Ryan pretty intro mix)"
20. Ryan Hemsworth - "Road to Viridian"
21. Denzel Aquarius Killa Curry - "Threatz" (ft. Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$)
22. yung lean - "THE 5TH ELEMENT (CLUB EDIT)"