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Bridge & Burn

Beats & Burn Vol. 19 - Vincent Van Whoa

Beats & Burn Cover Art by Jake Gascoyne

Summer is at its peak and Vincent Van Whoa hooked us up with a mix of mostly retro tunes that will make you want to get up and out. This playlist is for those of us stuck in the city (by choice or necessity) during the hottest months of the year. Many of us are retreating to shady patios to sip frosty beers, some are shooting hoops in the alleyway, others are drumming up some trouble. Whatever you’re prerogative, this seasonal soundtrack will reinforce Summer’s mandatory to-do: have fun.

Cover Art by Jake Gascoyne.

This is the 19th volume of our monthly Beats & Burn series, a collaboration with Portland's local, independent radio station


Playlist by Vincent Van Whoa / The Funhouse

“Summer music is all about having fun and playing some shit that you aren't embarrassed about blasting with the windows down, or maybe you are but you're too cool to care. Spring flings turn into Summer love and maybe it's dead by Fall but whatever, as long as you had fun. I had the realization while making this playlist that 40 years ago in the Summer they were catching the Son Of Sam killer, so there's a portion that touches on that, I hope some of this has a feel of what it might have been like to be in New York during that time period. There's also some straight up candy in this so there should be a little something for everyone, enjoy!”

More about Vincent:

Vincent Van Whoa is the host of The Funhouse on, where he plays mostly Punk and New Wave records, but sometime he also plays Post Punk Records. You can catch the show from 1-2 am on Saturdays. Follow Vincent on Twitter: @VVWhoa

Cover Art by Jake Gascoyne / / @gascoyne

“This piece is entitled "Summer League" and is about shooting hoops outside in the sun. I spend a lot of hot days shooting around and playing pickup games with my little brothers on tree-covered Oregonian blacktop. When the summertime's ripe, the palm's get dirty and the socks get sweaty. This image commemorates long days of goofing around with your friends.”

More about Jake:

“I like deliberate asymmetry. Swooping, exaggerated forms, and choppy shapes are a few things that are pretty easy to find in my stuff. I'm really into the visual culture surrounding subjects like skateboarding, design history, and various eras of particular musical acts, and I like to slip in references to those whenever possible. Not being boring is a large motivation for me, and I prefer to be really weird if it means avoiding boredom (that statement applies to life in general as well).

I'm working on a few things at the moment that I'm excited about. I'll try to avoid dropping the "it's top secret, stay tuned" line, and say that one is for a favorite musician of mine, one is skateboard-related, and another is for a couple things to wear on your feet.”

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Beats & Burn Vol. 18 - Strange Babes June Mix

Beats & Burn - Strange Babes June Mix

Beats & Burn Vol. 18 Road Trip Mix

We’re taking our summer theme of “Search & Enjoy” seriously and hitting the open road for adventures near and far. Strange Babes, an all-girl DJ group, created a mix full of hot tracks, beachy melodies, and surf vibes to kick summer road tripping off right. When you find yourself driving for hours on a long dusty road (feet out the window optional), stream this mix and you’ll soon realize “This Is Where I Belong”.

Cover Art by Brandon Scott Herrell.

This is the 18th volume of our monthly Beats & Burn series, a collaboration with Portland's local, independent radio station


Playlist by Strange Babes / Follow on / @xrayfm

"This summer road trip mix was made just for Bridge & Burn by long time Portland DJ crew, Strange Babes - Jen Olesen, Kathy Foster and Maggie Vail. This all vinyl scorcher searches for dirty back roads, wild beaches, time under the boardwalk and all the hot feels we crave when the sun comes out to play. Surf from around the world, damaged garage, punks at the beach, and a heavy dose of summer love. Roll the windows down and turn it up! This is where you belong."

More about Strange Babes:

You can catch Strange Babes playing clubs and parties all over Portland this season. See them every 3rd Friday at their Danze Party at Killingsworth Dynasty, and on their radio show every Tuesday from 4-6pm.
Follow them anywhere: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


Cover Art by Brandon Scott Herrell / / @brandonscottherrell

"I took this photo standing up through the sunroof on the way back from an impromptu hot springs trip with a very pretty girl I met in Livingston, Montana. One of dozens of special things about Montana is that you can find a scene like this and have the whole thing to yourself. We probably saw two other cars on the hour long drive back to town."

More about Brandon:

I try to think of myself as a documentary photographer. Even when I do commercial and brand work, I approach it with that mindset of depicting things truthfully and accurately, with all of the emotion of the scene intact if possible (it's not possible).

I've been working on a book of road trip images (including this one) that I took over the last year while I was kind of running away from a broken heart. Along with the images will be some stories and snippets I've written about that time too.


Click to stream past Beats & Burn playlists on mixcloud.