Yours Truly

Letters, Etc.

Handwritten letters, home-made mixtapes, type-writer testimonials, portraits and postcards to and from your favorite artists. Send your own to Yours Truly on Instagram with the hashtag #ytletters and we'll post it here for you and yours to see.

YT letter (v3)

Pour your cocoa in a coconut and shake off that seasonal affective disorder with a fiendishly dance-able mix from DPTRCLB.

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Harriet have penned us a letter that's coded and futuristic – just like the mix they made us below. Their cryptic note prefaces an eclectic entry to our Other People's Poetry series featuring tracks from Death Grips, Taylor Swift, and Sophie.

Brolin - letter

London-based producer Brolin captures the rare, brief return of the British summer with his second mix for our Other People's Poetry series.


From down in Melbourne, GL have sent us a letter straight from the place in their minds where old memories live. Shimmering with visions of sand castles and dreams of a botched love left over, the Australian duo meet us at the center divide, gifting us with music to match.


Anthony of Astronauts, etc. gives us our most brotherly Other People's Poetry to date, dedicated to his younger brother who's just starting high school.


The enigmatic, gorilla suit clad duo behind GRUMBY dedicate their Other People's Poetry mix to the cosmic abyss and all that it envelops. Shut your eyes and let the music of Knx, Lindsay Lowend, and JAHKOY fill that void. The Brooklyn pair sign off with the words of philosopher Alan Watts pushing us to tune out our senses and let sound shape our world. Listen in.


Woman's Hour pay tribute to the warm and liminal music of Uku Kuut, the Russian-born, Sweden- and California-raised, Estonia-based composer. Their Other People's Poetry mix recreates the feel of Kuut's music, reaching for that elusive feel when blue-sky expansiveness meets soft nighttime poolside waves.

Suicideyear letter

We usually ask artists to include a dedication of some kind when they send us a mix, but Baton Rouge producer James Prudhomme a.k.a. suicideyear offered the above quote instead (which is, perhaps, a reference to the late painter/optimist Bob Ross).


Houdinne, creator of the incredibile mixtape "Damn" dedicates this phrenetic Other People's Poetry mix dedicated to his girlfriend here.

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Enigmatic London artist TALA dedicates her Other People's Poetry mix to the Moroccan streets where she recently filmed her video for "Serbia."


London producer Bayou dedicates his Other People's Poetry mix to his downstairs neighbor who could use some new material to sing along with.


We wrote a letter to Chelsea Wolfe asking about the murky forests of Northern California and the earthy sounds of her music.


San Diego native Different Sleep a.k.a. Rafa Alvarez dedicates his Yours Truly mix to Chicago, where he currently attends school and does most of his producing.


In this edition of Greetings From NY, Ellis of San Fermin reflects on returning to his NYC home after spending months away on tour.


For this very special Yours Truly mix, New York-based producer Wildarms a.k.a. Duncan Cooper dedicates a selection of country favorites to his lovely girlfriend Jessie.


ISSUE eschews drugs and alcohol in favor of guzzling tea and making tracks that sound like transmissions from a faraway planet. A connoisseur of foreign cars, he dedicates this Yours Truly mix to his Ferrari 458, which is "sweet on the outside, but has brutal force on the inside (engine)."


During a recent trip to New York, Washington, D.C., duo GEMS took a stroll along a deserted Pier 54 to snap this haunting portrait in the rain.

Jay Prince Letter

Jay Prince, one of our favorite up-and-coming rappers, pens a letter to hero & idol to us all, J Dilla. Read below and stream a new track off his debut Mellowvation.

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