It's Beats & Burn Vol. 12!
This December we welcome two new Portland artists to the Beats & Burn fold. Cover art by Adam Haynes, paired with an original playlist from Natural Magic. Given that this mix was assembled for a "Sunday morning, after a Saturday night out", we suggest that you sit back, let go of the holiday stress, sip some coffee, and let the ambient sounds wash all over you.
This is the 12th volume of our monthly Beats & Burn series, a collaboration with Portland's local, independent radio station XRAY.fm.
Natural Magic are Mike McKinnon and Matthew Quiet. They are known around the Pacific Northwest for their emotional DJ sets, communal all night parties, and their Xray.fm show “I Believe It’s Magic".
What inspired this December Music mix?
"This mix is for a Sunday morning, after a Saturday night out."
Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. His unique layered vector style ("no blending allowed!) has made him an in-demand designer for brands like Nike, Adidas, and Gnu Snowboards. But he is constantly creating, pursuing new passion projects, and still getting inspired by road trips and forest rambles.
What inspired this December cover art?
"The transition from fall to winter comes with crisp, cold mornings and the first hints of snow. Out here in Central Oregon, that means laying in a good stack of firewood in preparation for cozy days by the fire."