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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.

Beats & Burn Vol. 17 - May Playlist


DJ Dannon Dripps, brings us a Shoegaze heavy playlist -- a musical ode to the end of a month full of contradictions. Shoegaze bands take beautiful, lush melodies and bury them under layers of noise and distortion. So, relax and enjoy yourself, but don’t get too comfortable. This collection of mostly upbeat Shoegaze songs provides the perfect soundtrack for the end of May, whether you are driving with the windows down and the stereo turned up, or snuggled under a blanket with your headphones watching the never-ending drizzle.

Cover Art by Joe Schlaud

This is the 17th volume of our monthly Beats & Burn series, a collaboration with Portland's local, independent radio station


Playlist by DJ Dannon Drips / Flannel Flag 

"It’s probably the combination of The Jesus and Mary Chain coming to town, and Slowdive releasing not only their first album in 22 years, but perhaps the finest in the genre for just as long, that has had me on a serious Shoegaze kick this month. When you really think of it though, Shoegaze music is a lot like the weather in May - It's a month that will give you some of the nicest days of the year, and then pile on a week of rain and the occasional downpour of hail. Get ready to enjoy the unexpected lush, distorted sounds of Shoegaze."

More about Dannon:

Dannon Dripps hosts the show Flannel Flag, which you can hear every Thursday morning at the ungodly hours of 2:00am - 4:00am, or any time you damn well please on the XRAY archives. Flannel Flag focuses on Rock music of the 90s, its influences and the aftermath. Dannon is also the Talk Content Manager at XRAY and the General Manager of the Academy Theater. Dannon has a background in film and an obsession with the music of a bygone era.


Cover Art by Joe Schlaud / / @joeschlaud

"This cover art was is inspired by amount of rain we have gotten this month."

More about Joe:

My style is illustrative. I just finished a show that is going up in Stumptown on Pine: 616 East Pine Street, Seattle WA. 


Click to stream past Beats & Burn playlists on mixcloud.