Mixtape: XSONAZX (Los Esplifs)

Welcome to Mixtape, our new weekly feature where we hand the keys to the WASTOIDS Spotify account over to cool folks to share what they’re listening to.

Today’s groove-centric playlist comes from Saul Millan, who records under the name XSONAZX and as one-half of Los Esplifs with percussionist Caleb Michel. Born in Nogales, Sonora/Arizona, Millan has spent the 2010s immersed in music and visual art, working and performing alongside artists like Iron and Wine, Neon Indian, Calexico, Orkesta Mendoza, and The Mexican Institute of Sound. Recently, he released The Sky Will Always Be Blue, the debut EP from his XSONAZX guise, an ambient project built on synth textures, which incorporates modern and free jazz compositional elements, cascading minimalist arpeggios, and washes of electronic sound. His

Tracklist: Charles Mingus, “Opus 4″/ Herbie Hancock, “I Thought It Was You” / Tony Williams, “Some Hip Drum Shit” / Gorillaz, “Phoner to Arizona” / Charles Mingus, “The Clown” / DJ Screw, “Inside Looking Out” / Herbie Hancock, “Maiden Voyage” / Sun City Girls, “The Kissy Sting” / Gray, “Drum Mode” / Slauson Malone, “Smile #6 (see page 198 and 158)” / Sun City Girls, “The Flower” / Tony Williams, “There Comes A Time”/ Laraaji, “Great Bells in the Morning”

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