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.

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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.

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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).

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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."

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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)."

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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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We write a letter to Lawrence Rothman with all of our deepest questions and he responds in what we can only describe as Rothman-esque.

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Lucius take a breather from the oldies and craft up a mix guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the feet moving. Send us any snaps of you cutting shapes on the floor to this hit soaked OPP.

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After weeks of being lost at sea this beautifully penned exchange from Hockeysmith falls back into our hands. Look and listen to the unrelenting charm of Annie & Georgie.

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YT family photographer Loren Wohl met up with the 8-bit, dance hit king Kavinsky to write some larger than life postcards home.

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Sometimes when times get dark you need a letter home. In this edition of Greetings From NY, one half of Jensen Sportag sends a letter to the other reassuring that home is where the heart is.

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