For the past three years, Philadelphia's Factory Girls crew—the DJs Gun$ Garcia, K|Rex, Suga Shay, and Yolo Ono— has thrown a "Galentine's Day" party around V-Day, because what is this holiday for if not celebrating your best homies. They've also dropped fantastic mixtapes to accompany the parties, dreamy, romantic tracks like little candy hearts raining down from the glorious sky (the internet) to remind you that goddammit, you're loved. Loved!
This year's tape, which we're debuting here, is full of dreamy, romantic tracks that will maybe make you want to fall in love, but more likely you'll want to bop around the room with your best girlfriends—GAL FRIENDS—and have screaming singalong slumber parties while reading their accompanying zine, here, which the Factory Girls also made, because they are fucking awesome.
I die around the 8:44 mark, when Cavalier's screwed-down take on Teedra Moses' "Be Your Girl" comes in to jazzy piano stabs right after AG Cook's tweaker-bubblegum "What I Mean," but everything is the best. They're also doing their thing with supporting other women DJs/producers in the field, notoriously boycentric, with tracks by Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, Louisahhh!!! and more. Also, ugh, that Canblaster Brandy remix? So good.
If you're in Philly tonight, go to their annual Galentine's party for us, would you? They promise nails (!), candy, and drag, all of which is giving us advance FOMO. Flyer, tracklist, and mixtape below. I'll just be listening to it on repeat to simulate the vibes.
1. DZZ - Friend
2. Fei-Fei - Pretty Girl Bounce
3. Nicki Minaj ft. Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Rmx)
4. A. G. Cook - What I Mean
5. Cavalier - Be Your Girl
6. ASTR - No Type (Rae Sremmurd Cover)
7. Wax Motif - Number 1 Girl
8. Laura Mvula - She (Syv Remix)
9. Royskopp - Sordid Affair (Maceo Plex Mix)
10. Just Kidding - Thinking About It (Youan Remix)
11. Nevermind - OOOH
12. Redlght - 9TS (Riddim Commission Remix)
13. Anna Lunoe - BDD (AC Slater Remix)
14. Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom - Friction
15. Crystal Bandito - Work It
16. Nina Las Vegas & Swick - Don't Send
17. Eli Escobar - Your Sweet Love (The Carry Nation Remix)
18. Charlie XCX - Doing It (ft. Rita Ora) (A. G. Cook Remix)
19. QT - Hey QT
20. RAC - Dreams (ft. Pink Feathers)
21. Hannah Diamond - Every Night (Lil Mystic Edit)
22. Zinc ft. Sneaky Sound System - Show Me (A. G. Cook Remix)
23. Beyonce - 7/11 (Jack Ü Remix)
24. Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande - All My Love (Slick Shoota Remix VIP)
25. Ryn Weaver - OctaHate (Cashmere Cat Remix)
26. Kitty - MISS U (Dan2600 Nightcore Edit)
27. Brandy - Wanna Be Down (Canblaster Remix)
28. Purity Ring - Begin Again (CRNKN Edit)
29. Murlo - Jasmine (ft. Gemma Dunleavy)
Image via Mario Manzoni.