Boy/Friend

By the time we'd listened to the eight tracks from BOY/FRIEND'S (pronounced "boy-slash-friend") debut LP, Leather Weather, via Soundcloud, we knew we had to hunt down vocalist Shan Poo for our own roster of mixes. Although the New York-based singer is fresh faced on the scene, he's already garnered comparisons to both Frank Ocean and The Weeknd for his forward-thinking take on moody R&B. Leather Weather, his May 2013 album released independently (and made downloadable for free) immediately caught the attention of many - including The Fader, and of course, ourselves - thanks to Poo's crooning vocals and soothing production from fellow newcomer, MNTN. Kuhrye-OO and SSENSE favorite, Sweater Beats, make appearances on Leather Weather as well.

Of his mix, BOY/FRIEND describes it as his "first official mixtape," one that features artists and tracks that influenced and inspired him during the production of Leather Weather. BOY/FRIEND's mix opens with a sample from the 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang, followed by 90s-inspired R&B from Mariah Carey, Donnell Jones, Mista, The-Dream, and Andre 3000, alongside remixes from Machinedrum, Cashmere Cat, and Ryan Hemsworth.

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Jacqueline

Mista Blackberry Molasses

André 3000 She Lives In My Lap

The Dove Shack Summertime In The LBC

Jon B Don't Talk

Ralph Tresvant Money Can't Buy You Love

Sounds of Blackness Optimistic

Mariah Carey Say Something (feat. Pharrell & Snoop Dogg)

Omarion Obsession (feat. Pharrell)

Missy Elliott Beep Me 911 (feat. 702 & Magoo)

N*Sync Do Your Thing (Timbo Blend)

Craig David Fill Me In (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

DJ Luck & MC Neat I'm Sorry

Brenmar Temperature Rising

Giraffage & XXYYXX Even Though

The-Dream Wake Me When It's Over (Nash & Nadus Blend)

MNTN One Lonely Star

Kuhrye-OO Love Don't Live Here Edit

Gang Colours Fancy Restaurant (Machinedrum Remix)

Feadz & Kito Wettex (Cashmere Cat Remix)

James Blake Give A Man A Rod (Boomerang Bootleg)

Donnell Jones I Wanna Love You

PM Dawn I'd Die Without You