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Mixed Feelings | Lethal Leese

A special guest-mix series where DJs are invited to create a soundtrack for tomorrow's days. Next up: Lethal Leese, the mind behind the weekly radio show 'The Lethal List' on radio WMBR, showing us the spiky rough and smoother soft edges of soulful music. Let yourself get captivated and feel free to check out her Soundcloud where her shows are stored.

Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight into the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.

Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?

Restlessness, contentment, hopefulness in uncertainty and joy.

What message does the music you play convey?

In the most brief of summaries this selection is about letting go of the idea of perfection, embracing change (sometimes chaos) and uncertainty, and trusting it's all going to work out.

How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?

This mix is just as all over as my current music taste, which is very mood based. I don't listen to one particular sound for hours on end. I have to have variety. Fortunately, I think that's one of the great things about music today - the blending of so many sounds. Genres are becoming harder to define nowadays because the boundaries of traditional genres are being blurred which I think not only helps keep things fresh but also helps expand the palates of listeners.

Who should release a new album/EP already?

Orion Sun, Hope Tala (I would even take it one step further to say these two should collaborate).

What's magical about music?

Music has a magical ability to be deeply personal and uniquely transportational; where it transports listeners is boundless - it could trigger a moment of nostalgia, feelings, creativity, and so many other thoughts/emotions/feelings. I love that we could all listen to the same song and be equally moved but all for different reasons.

What is your main source for finding new music?

Streaming services and Bandcamp.

If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?

This is a great question because sometimes I actually curate playlists specifically with the intent to provide a soundtrack for movie/tv show. I didn't intentionally do that for this particular mix but I think it could work for whatever the equivalent of a coming of age story would be for those in their late 20s and beyond. A movie which has themes of self discovery with some hints of romance and includes at least one epic solo dance party scene.

To the Steppin' crew - Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this Mixed Feelings series!

To listeners - If you'd like to hear more of my mood based mixes/playlist please feel free to check out The Lethal List. It's my weekly radio show on WMBR which I archive on Soundcloud and wherever you listen to podcasts, except Spotify (sorry).



  1. Sylvan LaCue - Step 10 : Aint No Perfect

  2. Nala Sinephro - Space 1

  3. Elle Shimada - Benzaiten 弁財天 (ft. Quartz Pistol)

  4. LNDFK - Takeshi

  5. Hiatus Kaiyote - The Lung

  6. 1981 tokyo - choosey lover

  7. OutKast - Prototype (Butcher Brown Cover)

  8. JMSN - The One (Stwo Remix)

  9. S. Dot - THE RIIDE (FT. El Blanco Nino & Kade Young)

  10. Sam Gellaitry - THINKING

  11. Don Mayor - love

  12. Huglife - Spottieottietrapalicious

  13. Afrikano - Boom Baby

  14. MoMa Ready - If I'm In Love (ft. Bass Bear)

  15. Jay La Flaga - ESTREMECE

  16. Wizkid - Fever

  17. DJ SARABI - Ordinary People - Tems Cover

  18. Franchise - just friends (ft. Brii)

  19. C-Sick House - WY@- (C-Sick House Remix)

  20. Glade Marie - KIRK MOMO


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