Mixtape HD Vol. 2

The Mixtape HD is our way of introducing you to high definition music in the hopes that you hear the difference and make the switch by upgrading your entire music library.

All Mixtape HD files are in FLAC: a high resolution file format of audio. We as Headphone Zone, insist that to make the most of your listening experience, you listen to the file the way it was recorded - the way that it was meant to be heard.

Downloading your copy gives you access to some great Indian music. We are strong supporters of the Independent music scene and we have music legend KJ Singh help us curate all these great tracks.

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Listen to FLAC and step into a world of crisp and enveloping music. If you enjoyed listening to these tracks, or if you know of a great indie band you'd like to see on the Mixtape HD, we would love to hear from you.

We intend to publish a new volume every month to keep your FLAC library growing. What to look for in Vol. II, you wonder? We have compiled tracks from music genres like Electronic, Soul/Blues, Ambient, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Hindi Rock, & Rock 'n' Roll.

 


Co-Curated With KJ Singh

KJ Singh is India's foremost music producer & sound engineer. With laurels like the Filmfare Award for Best Sound Design & the National Film Award for Best Audiography to his name, KJ Singh has recorded & mixed for Vishal Bhardwaj, AR Rahman, SEL, Ismail Darbar, Vishal-Shekar, Amit Trivedi and produced albums with Hariharan, Indian Ocean, Rabbi Shergill, & Harshdeep Kaur.

KJ Singh is passionate about high resolution music and we feel most fortunate to have had the chance to work with him. Under his guidance, we've been able to identify and curate some of India's finest independent music.

 


Featured Tracks

1. Petrichor
by   Ron Cha
Genre: Jazz
" I love this warm, full sounding track which has just three clear instruments." - KJ Singh
This live performance by the Ron Cha trio is amongst the best examples of a live recording with wide open spaces and natural reverb. Enjoy this track on a pair of Open-Back Headphones.
Duration: 9:09
Format:  44.1kHz/16bit, FLAC
2. Sleep
by   Mahesh Ft. Adiel Massar
Genre: Soul/Blues
"Ve ry nice atmosphere created by the mix. It compliments the lyrics very well. Great depth and detail to the string instruments." - KJ Singh
The highlight of this track is the beautiful cello that accompanies the soft melodies. A good quality DAC will allow you to appreciate the tone and depth of the cello.
Duration: 2:58
Format:  44.1kHz/24bit, FLAC

 

3. For What II
by   Nicholson
Genre: Electronic 
" Minimal arrangement with maximum impact created by the use of just the right notes and instruments at just the right time placed at just the right levels." - KJ Singh
A great new-age electronic track which combines synthesizers with powerful vocals. A punchy closed-back would do great justice to it.
Duration: 4:38
Format:  44.1kHz/16bit, FLAC
4. Storm in Siberia
by   Manu Shrivastava
Genre: Ambient 
" Very interesting listen. Haunting use of SFX that brings the storm of the song to life followed by some superb sub bass." - KJ Singh
Easily amongst the best tracks to experience wide imaging and separation. Use the widest sounding open backs you have to create a virtual world around you.
Duration: 4:44
Format:  48.0kHz/24bit, FLAC

 

5. Told You So
by   The Doppler Effect
Genre: Alternative Rock
" Very nice vibe and super bouncy bassline, hooky guitar parts and really fun vocals. These boys really nailed that funk rock vibe." - KJ Singh

This track is best suited for any IEMs or Closed-Backs. Very catchy riffs with a powerful bass guitar is sure to get you grooving to this alternative rock standard.
Duration: 4:49
Format:  44.1kHz/16bit, FLAC

6. Lay You Down
by   Nanok Ft. Ray Dee
Genre: Electronic 
" Very wide dynamic range of sounds covered in the arrangement which showcases the power of precision when mixing instruments electronic music production." - KJ Singh
The use of synths on this track ensures a wide variety of sounds and frequencies are highlighted. Headphones with a V-shaped sound signature will make this track shine.
Duration: 3:34
Format:  44.1kHz/24bit, FLAC

 

 

7. She Bites
by   Grey Shack
Genre: Rock 'n' Roll
" A well tracked blues rock ditty. They've succeeded in capturing a fantastic drum sound." - KJ Singh

It begins with a powerful drum intro that you can appreciate on a great pair of Studio Monitors. Pay close attention to the kicks & crashes to test your headphone's limits.
Duration: 4:26
Format:  44.1kHz/16bit, FLAC

 

8. Choo Lo
by   The Local Train
Genre: Hindi Rock
" Crisp and tight, exactly how a power ballad of this sort should be. pleasant voice and great use of tremolo on the guitars." - KJ Singh

A superb high resolution track packing an immense amount of detail. This track must be paired with a good high-res player or DAC.
Duration: 3:53
Format:  48.0kHz/24bit, FLAC

 


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Why upgrade to High Definition Music

Most people usually get their music online in lossy and highly compressed music formats - most commonly an mp3 file with an average bitrate of 128 kbps. That file is then transferred to a smartphone. We're living in times where we aspire to own the best of the best: be it a top-of-the-range HDTV where you can enjoy your favourite movies in Blu-ray, the most popular and highly reviewed mobile phone and finally premium headphones.

Is it not only logical then that your music be of the best possible quality? Simply put, FLAC format is a high resolution file format of audio. We as Headphone Zone, insist that to make the most of your listening experience, you listen to the file the way it was recorded - the way that it was meant to be heard

The Mixtape HD is our way of introducing you to high definition music in the hopes that you hear the difference and make the switch by upgrading your entire music library.

 


Read about High Res Audio
How to Listen to the Mixtape HD

All eight tracks on The Mixtape HD Vol. 2 were burned on a Data CD that will not play in a car audio system or a CD player. Just like a flashdrive, the files have to be ripped to your computer before being used on a smartphone or high resolution music player.

If you’re on Android, get the n7player app or VLC player available on the Google Play store, and yes it is Free! Enjoy music in FLAC on your Android phone, worry-free!
Apple iPhone owners, look out for the FLAC Player+ or Capriccio free app claimed to be the “Ultimate Music Player” app on the iTunes Store.
Windows Smartphone users, get the Flac Player SD which comes with an Equaliser for customisable listening.

Of course, the best way to listen to FLAC and other High-Res Audio files is through a High-Res Digital Lossless Music Player (DAP) made to play lossless files for the ultimate sound.


Read about Headphone Zone's Mixtape HD