MIXED BY Giraffage

By Michelle Lhooq


I'm crushing on Giraffage for a number of reasons. It's not just 'cause he's a cute Asian boy who smokes blunts and hides behind a giraffe mask. Although that probably has something to do with the number of hearts I've just doodled all over my screensaver of him. 

The 23-year-old San Franciscan is also quite good at making gorgeous dream-pop for dancefloors. He started out as a bedroom producer before earning his stripes on a European tour with fellow musical prodigy XXYYXX last year. After returning stateside, he released his mixtape Needs in February on Alpha Pup—also home to his musical brethren and fellow Californians Nosaj Thing, Teebs and SAMIYAM. Giraffage's mix for THUMP takes us through contorted R&B, far-out 4x4, and timeless classics like Canblaster's 2011 hit "Clockworks." Pop some Skittles, close your eyes and pretend you're puffing some medical shit at a Low End Theory club night. 

You can catch Giraffage on tour across Australia, Europe, Canada, and the US through the end of October, 2013. Check below the tracklist for tour dates.


Robot Science - Inhale
Kingthing - Never Say Never
Giraffage - Close 2 All That Matters
JoJo - Demonstrate
Doctor Jeep - Angel
Toyc - Levy
Cassie - All The Way Down (Giraffage Remix)
Plezier - Plezier Anthem
DJ Bark Lee - Vamp
Traxman - Zone
The Dream - Used To Be (Slava Remix)
Canblaster - Clockworks
RAJA - Ice Game
Pomrad - Pomslap
Dreams - Charms
Francis Inferno Orchestra - Meet Me In Salt Lake City
Blawan - Peaches (Coronation)
Fennesz - Before I Leave
Tour dates:
08.09.13 - Brisbane, AUS - Bowler Bar
08.10.13 - Melbourne, AUS - Liberty Social
08.15.13 - Adelaide, AUS - Rocket Rooftop
08.17.13 - Perth, AUS - Circo Festival (DAY)
08.17.13 - Sydney, AUS - Oxford Art Factory (NIGHT)
08.23.13 - Batumi, Georgia - Summer Set Festival
08.24.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Wonderfestiwall
08.27.13 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University #
08.29.13 - Seattle, WA - Nuemos #
08.30.13 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub #
08.31.13 - Vancouver, BC- Vogue Theatre #
09.19.13 - Halifax, NS - The Argyle
09.20.13 - Laval, QC - Studio Theatre Maison Des Arts
9.25-29.13 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival
10.4-6.13 - Woodbury, TN - Music in the Middle Modern Arts Festival
10.19.13 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival 
11.01.13 - San Diego, CA - The Loft at UC San Diego
# w/ Flume and Touch Sensitive 
Michelle is always creeping on DJs through the Internet - @MichelleLHOOQ.