New York A$AP Rocky – Peso My first time in NY was epic – I submerged myself in music as i walked through Harlem (which is where i was staying), and what better way to walk through Harlem than to listen to one of Harlem’s finest – A$AP Rocky.
Germany RATKING – 100 When i was traveling through Germany, this RATKING track had just dropped. The harshness of the production and rawness in the vocals sat well alongside the area in Berlin I was staying. It was on heavy rotation in the parks, sitting around drinking beer and eating Currywurst.
Los Angeles Big KRIT – Conscious Effort Watching basketball on mute in a hire house with this on repeat while drinking Malt Liquor.
Byron Bay Australia Clams Casino – Motivation Spent some time in Byron Bay and felt I needed to get deep. This track brings me to that deep place. Dark but light at the same time.
Japan The Avalanches – Etoh I lived in Japan for a while, and the main albums I remember listening to back then were The Avalanches Since I Left You, Madvillian – Madvillainy and Hifana – Fresh Push Breakin’. I’ll highlight the Avalanches because when other foreigners asked me for good music from Australia I was pretty quick to recommend it, and I remember having the album on my headphones for countless train rides through Tokyo.
Los Angeles Evian Christ – Drip I stayed in Los Angeles for about a week after a trip to SXSW one year. I remember listening to this EP on repeat during this trip, even on the plane ride from Austin to LA.
New Zealand Holy Other – Know Where I went to Auckland in 2013. Really beautiful city with amazing food. Probably a month before i left i saw Holy Other do a show in Melbourne, so i spent pretty much the whole trip re-listening to holy other while wondering around Auckland.
Sweden Dj Shadow – Midnight in a perfect world I flew to Sweden for new years once. Seriously amazing place. I’d also never witnessed snow falling so that was pretty crazy too. I recall flying into Upsala and looking around the airport waiting for friends to collect me, just chilling and listening to Dj Shadow’s Endtroducing.
China Murs & 9th Wonder – 3:16 So while I was living in Japan I took off for 2 weeks to visit my friend Liam in China. Great times, great people, but right before I left I was given the Murs 3:16 album produced by 9th Wonder. Still one of my favourite hip hop albums, but that aside I was rinsing this album while I was in Hangzhou and Shanghai.
Milwaukee Banks Debut album “Deep Into The Night” will be released on
Friday 26th February 2016 via Dot Dash / Remote Control and is available for pre-order via iTunes now.
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