It's that belated time of year again.

I am chuffed to present Mad Mix, a croquembouche of audio things 2015.

Thanks to Jon Wilcox and Adam Robot for the artwork, and to Adrian, Matt, Drew, Mike, and Russell for consulting.


As a third of the mix is unavailable on Spotify, I have to host a stream myself. Please pardon any lag – or download the mix.

my 70mm roadshow

alternate download link


Tony Primo and Nixxie is Joseph Mount (Metronomy) and Robyn.

Evangelist is Gavin Clark and members of UNKLE.

Jeff Rosenstock first appeared on 2005's Dreidel 2 the Grave, and then on 2006's Don't Need an Annual Year-End Mix Because This Shit Is Timeless and 2011's This One Goes to '11. It seems he is my musical constant.

Other returnees: Silicon Valley ('14), Chance the Rapper ('13), The Mountain Goats ('06, '08), Vince Staples ('14), Gavin Clark ('07), South Park ('05), and Miguel ('12).

Previously on Adam Riff™:

Our favourite songs. One per year.

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones"
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share" [2013]
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart" [2014]
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – "No Good" [2015] – as heard on Mad Mix

When I listen to it, I feel the totality of my life.

Kaneda! What do you see?

I need to experience it live, and want it played as I'm cremated. Have fire kick in at 1:30.

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