PMOI Presents: Robin Hannibal’s Last Night On Earth [Mix #002]

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I started the "Last Night On Earth" podcast with a desire to discover the music that means most to some of the people in music who inspire me. The first was by producer Eric Lau, and after a long absence, the next is by Robin Hannibal. Robin's face and name may not be the most familiar, but he produces for Quadron, Boomclap Bachelors, Owusu and Hannibal, Louie and most recently the internet conquering Rhye (amongst other projects).

In my opinion Robin is one of the most talented emerging artists in the world right now and we're lucky enough to catch him on the cusp of huge things, and I'm so glad because this mix is a glorious combination of subtle Scandinavians, deeply intelligent composers and the ultimate in soulful pop music - a true reflection of Robin's own work. Even the R.Kelly track.

I asked talented LA based photographer Angie Smith to meet up with Robin to take these photos, and she captured a wistful gaze at sunset I think really helps set the mood. - AI


Welcome to my selection of songs that I couldn't live without. They all have a special place in my heart for different reasons. Some inspire, some touch me, some make me jealous. - RH

[Full tracklist and description after the jump.]


Mew - Introducing Palace Players This song blew me away the first time I heard it. It was just so fresh and different. The rhythm has almost an off-kilter wonkee feel, but it's live, and super tight. both musically and artistically they are a group I look up to a lot. And they are Danish!

Superheroes - Someone Else We are staying in Denmark with multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Thomas Troelsen's band Superheroes, which is still one of my all time fave bands. This song reminds me of being 20 years old thinking that if I could create something as honest as that I would be a happy man.

Zombies - Tell Her No I'm in love with lead singer Colin Bluntstone's voice. A beautiful heartfelt song. Listened a lot to their arrangements and instrumentation.

John Martyn - Solid Air Such a beautiful sentiment and feel to this song. Its like he is gliding and flowing on top of the song with his voice. The theme, lyrics and music fit perfectly together. He is one of the few artists whose albums I can have on repeat for hours and hours.

Grizzlybear - Cheerleader I have tremendous respect for this band. I really like their sound and aesthetic. Great arrangements and compositions. I listen a lot to their records for inspiration.

Thomas Dybdahl - From Grace This song has a special place in my heart. makes me very emotional when I hear it. Its so pure and honest, and it reminds of my early twenties.

Thom Yorke - Eraser I like Radiohead, but when I heard his solo record, I was blown away. I thought it was such a fresh approach to modern electronic music. Almost as if he solved how to place real singer/songwriters in experimental contemporary music. It was a huge inspiration for me musically.

Sebastien Tellier - Roche He is an artist I'm really into. I love his aesthetic and musicality. This song is a perfect example of a lot of different styles mashed together in perfect harmony.

Washed Out - Feel It All Around This song was such a breath of fresh air, and I remember thinking, that it was so good to hear someone making a real strong song on top of 80s samples and beats. It had that lo fi sound that fitted his voice and aesthetic really well too.

El Perro Del Mar - Change of Heart Another Scandinavian! Great song, production and arrangement. I love that EP this was on. I listened to it over and over.

Ohio Players - Ecstasy This group is one of my all time favorites. The musicality is stellar, and there is so much pure emotion in their vocals. Junie Morrison that is singing Lead on this track is an artist and songwriter that I've researched a lot.

Marvin Gaye - Symphony I could have picked a lot of songs from Marvin, but I went with this one, that was never released while he was alive. Smokey Robinson wrote it. Its just one of those songs where everything connects with me, the topic, the music and the melody. Marvin is my all time singer. I never get tired of listening to him. If anybody knows of a voice like Mr.Gaye's, please contact me!

Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai This composer is a someone that I always have in my thoughts when writing and arranging music. He has a special place in my heart. He scored so many amazing movies that I grew up with and i love everything about him. Everything is so heartfelt and emotional, which is what I always want my music to accomplish first and foremost.

George Duke - Faces in Reflection This song is my ultimate chord progression song! I love that it's always moving somewhere, and how he uses his voice as an instrument. That inspired me a lot in how you can use your voice in alternative ways.

Bobby Womack - I'm In Love It feels like no matter what he sings it's just pure emotion. I love his delivery and feel. so special.

Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl Couldn't do a list without including my favorite artist of all time. He has a special place in my heart. I grew up with him and im still a huge fan.

Prince - Beautiful Ones A special song from a very special artist. I got to meet him recently and party at his house, and I have tremendous respect for his musicianship and artistry. He is another artist I grew up with and I still follow.

Pharrell - Take It Off Love his solo album, especially the songs he sings on, and a teenage dream was fulfilled when I got to work with him earlier this year. He has shaped my music, and had a huge impact in modern pop music.

R.Kelly ft Tyrese, Robin Thicke, The Dream - Pregnant We are ending this mix with my no.1 guilty pleasure. He is an amazing singer and composer, and this song is just pure butter.

'We Love' Free Download Compilation Vol.35

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Aline Frazão - O Que Ela Quer Angel Haze - Werkin' Girls Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Dirty Money Azealia Banks - FIERCE Blu & Exile - A Man Charles Hammond Jr - The Truth Cocaine 80 ft. Nas - Chain Glow Cody Chesnutt - Til I Met Thee Columbia Nights - Feel Dj Killamú - Africano Eric Lau - This Is For You Esthero - Over Fabrizio Paterlini - Veloma Freddie Gibbs (prod. Cylla) - The Diet Hawthorne Headhunters - Yellow Cougar Hello Skinny ft. Trudie Dawn Smith - Yeyo Hudson Mohawke, Robin Hannibal & Myele Manzanza - Ain't Nobody Like You Jeremih (Prod. The Fr3shmen) - Go To The Mo Lar Kaye - Echo Island Mayer Hawthorne (Bakaboyz B-Mix) - Henny & Gingerale Micachu & The Shapes - OK Niki & The Dove - The Gentle Roar Oddisee - Way In Way Out Raekwon - Keep It Politics Sonnymoon (Natural Self Remix) - Nothing Thought


It has been a long time in the making, so long in fact that after trawling through 475 songs I had enough for three compilations, which I will be dropping once a week for the next three weeks. The cover of this one features Micachu, whose song "OK" appeals to a part of me I can't explain - either you have a thoughtful five year old punk inside or you don't. As ever, it's unlikely you'll enjoy everything on here, but I hope you'll listen with an open mind and support the artists whose music you do like...

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We Loved : 2011

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This collection is pretty much how my year in music looked, or at least how my year in free music looked (according to my iTunes I listened to Feist so much they'll probably report me for stalking).

The "cover star" is Lianne La Havas. For me she's a great example of the kind of talent coming out of the UK at the moment, making really incredible music but who a couple of years ago might have been stuffed unfairly in to a small box or passed over entirely as a marketing nightmare, instead in 2011 she was taking the industry by storm.

Whilst usually I would only expect most people to enjoy a handful of tracks from the usual "We Love" compilations, this really is a no-brainer selection of great music, so if you only download one from PMOI, let it be this one.

Music is never really "free", the artists who make it and generously share it with us put their all in to it and deserve our ears and our support, so please listen, spread the word, buy their albums and go to see them live.



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Amanda Diva - Manchild Avant (Jorge Takei Remix) - Seperated Azealia Banks - 212 Big K.R.I.T. - Free My Soul Bon Iver - Calgary Boom Clap Bachelors - Løb Stop Stå The Bullitts ft. Roisin Murohy - The Persuaders Cam'ron & Vado - Hey Muma (Cookin Soul Remix) Carlos Nino + Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Into Eternity Common x Cocaine 80s - Summer Madness Elle Winston - Fallen Francis Bebey - Akwaaba Goapele - Play (Los Rakas Remix) Homeboy Sandman - Fully Equipped J.Cole - The Good Son, Part I J*DaVeY - Quicksand James Blake -  A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell Cover) Jhene Aiko - Sailing NOT Selling (feat. Kanye West) Lianne La Havas - Final Form (Everything Everything Cover) Marques Toliver - THE ANSWER Mia Doi Todd - Summer Lover Mobb Deep - Must Go Hard New Look - Janet Oddisee -  I'm From PG Omar S. - Who's in Key ft. Theo Parrish The Park - Belleville Robin Hannibal -  Transit Sbtrkt ft Yukimi Nagano -  Wildfire ft Drake rmx Shystie ft Lioness & Lady Leshurr - Warning Sonnymoon - Yes 2 (Cover Song) SOSA -  Exit Wounds Szjerdene - Think it Through Tawiah (Hejira Rework) - Run Thundercat - For Love I Come 14th - Hide Yourself


We Love Vol. 31

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B.o.B - Grip Your Body Big K.R.I.T. - Free My Soul Cee Lo - Bridges Drake - Club Paradise Exile - Intro Francis Bebey - Akwaaba Jhene Aiko - Higher Juana Molina - La Verdad Lianne La Havas - Forget (Live) New Look - Janet Oddisee - Mattered Much (feat. Olivier Daysoul) Pusha T - Dont Fuck With Me Robin Hannibal - Transit SBTRKT - Golddigger Sonnymoon - Yes 2 (Cover Song) Stacy Barthe - Not like I Used to... The Stepkids - La La Suzanne Kraft - Chng Yung Joc feat. Rick Ross - Ugh Zola Jesus - Vessel