Pullin from the Stacks – Latest Episodes

Latest Episode (and more!): Pullin from the Stacks – Episode 13

Apologies for the lack of posts – it’s been hard the past few months to find as much time for music, but that hopefully will be shifting soon. We’re up to episode 13 on the Pullin from the Stacks podcast, which I’m trying to do at least twice a month. Working through a few glitches but all episodes are available on Soundcloud, and soon after on iTunes as well.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to support! More soon.

Fresher Than Your Father Podcast Episode 52

DOWNLOAD: Episode 52 (We’re still going!!)

Pullin from the Stacks Episode 3

Pullin from the Stacks Podcast – Episode 3 (all 45s)

The latest episode! All 45s on this one. Tracklisting: Richard Roundtree, Jimmy McGriff, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, The Three Sounds, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, William DeVaughn, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Eddie Harris, Ray Bryant, The Loading Zone, The Fantastic Johnny C, The Mirettes, T-Bone Walker

Pullin from the Stacks Episode 2

Pullin from the Stacks – Episode 2 (October 26, 2014)

We’re back for week two! Many thanks to everyone who checked the first episode, and to Pipomixes and Grandgood for promoing this podcast last week.

Tracklisting: Osmosis, Eddie Palmieri, the John Young Trio, Curtis Mayfield, the Supremes, Isaac Hayes, Bill Withers, Pete Seeger, Ramsey Lewis, the Temprees

New Weekly Podcast: Pullin from the Stacks

Pullin From the Stacks – Episode 1 (Download)

New weekly podcast from DJ Ian Head. Just playin some eclectic records for you all every Sunday. Since this is the first episode, I’m gonna keep it simple and cross my fingers that I can do this every week for at least the near future.

Tracklisting: The Jazz Piano Quartet, Patti Brown, Nina Simone, The Soulful Strings, Young-Holt Trio, Tyrone Davis, Chocolate Milk, Mike Longo, Harry Belafonte, Nirvana, The Lloyd Miller Trio

Updates + New Mix


I’ve been moving a lot of records recently, both old and new, and wanted to send a short update around.

First, I want to give thanks to everyone who has supported my record! I’m down to only a few dozen left. You can still grab a copy at my Bandcamp or Juno Records. It’s been a pretty successful past two months and it’s an honor to have so many people support my first vinyl-related endeavor. Thank you!

There are some new projects on the horizon for the fall. I’m plotting a new regular podcast, and fingers-crossed it will come together. Keep checking my Soundcloud and Instagram pages for updates these next few weeks.

For now, here’s a mix of love-ish songs I made for the wedding of my friends Amanda and David (congrats guys!) earlier this year that I thought I’d share with everyone else.


DOWNLOAD: Love Songs for a Friend’s Wedding

Hope everyone is good.

– Ian

August Mixtape

DOWNLOAD: August Mixtape

A short mixtape to chill out to as we cruise toward the end of summer. An almost-exact (but not quite) tracklist can be found on my Instagram here: instagram.com/p/r0mgScNFYQ/?modal=true


NEW RELEASE: “Summer Madness” Limited Edition Vinyl Release

DJ Ian Head “Summer Madness” / “Travel Jazz”
Available on 7″ Vinyl and MP3
Limited edition (200 copies pressed) on clear translucent vinyl with original hand-stamped cover.


It is with great pleasure that I announce my first musical release on vinyl.

The idea of putting music out on wax has been a long time coming, a dream ever since I first started collecting records. As I went through the process these past few months of paperwork, label designs, fees, test pressings and more, I still continued to doubt that there would actually be an endpoint where I would be holding a record with my name on it in my hand. Even now, it still feels surreal.

The two songs on the record – which are also both available digitally! – are pieces I’ve worked on over the past couple years, instrumental beats that were somewhat new experiments for me since most of the music isn’t sample-based but rather me playing keys and live percussion in addition to drum programming. They’ve been sitting in the studio in various forms for a while now, and it feels good to release them into the world. Like my mixtapes, I hope you enjoy them but also find things you might not have expected.
This record is a DIY, independent effort that I feel good about getting done in-between my dayjob, grad school and other responsibilities. But I don’t think I would have gotten this far without your support over the past 8+ years of my mixtapes and other musical projects. I truly appreciate everyone on this list who has stuck by and supported all my eclectic musical and artistic endeavors. Thank you! Putting out something tangible – especially a vinyl record, including the cover art and the label – is really important to me, especially when so much now revolves around the invisible 1s and 0s of the digital world.

So – please check out the Bandcamp site to order. And if you’re in NYC, hit me up and we can link for the hand-off so you don’t have to pay that shipping fee.

This is only my first release on vinyl – I’m already plotting the next one.

– Ian