Not too long ago, back in January, IGIF stumbled upon the beautifully dark, lo-fi recordings of Alex Zhang Hungtai aka Dirty Beaches. Since then, Alex has gotten some good press and rightfully so – his music reminds me of something The National’s Matt Berninger would make if he constructed some solo jams, alone in his bedroom while drinking glasses of red wine by candlelight (listen: Lord Knows Best)
In a cool collaboration with Dirty Beaches’ San Diego-based label Zoo Music, I’m super pumped to premiere a brand new mixtape titled Royal Flush curated by Alex himself. It’s a fantastic mix of old school jams, retro rockabilly riffs, and vintage rap. Stream the mixtape below!