Welcome to Mixtape, our weekly feature where we hand the keys to the WASTOIDS Spotify account over to cool folks to share what they’re listening to.
You can recognize Mickey Miles‘ singular, hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animation style the moment you see it. His soulful lines, vibrant but warm colors, and a playful ’70s-inspired aesthetic have made him a go-to for artists like Alex Izenburg, Robbing Millions, the essential New Commute blog, and even avant-garde icon John Cale, who tapped Miles for his Davie Bowie-inspired video for “Night Crawling.”
For his WASTOIDS mixtape The Heat Is On, Mickey pulls together a blend of new wave, art rock, and AOR bliss from artists like Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Anna Domino, and ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog. Take a listen and check out his video for “Night Crawling.” To check out more of Mickey’s work, visit his Instagram page.
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