Amelia Ray

The Adventurer of Rock and Roll

2019/02 Mixtape

The February 2019 mixtape is here. Enjoy!

  1. “Portrait of a Man on a Couch with Cats,” Michael Cera Palin

  2. “Le beefteak,” Forever Pavot

  3. “Mber No Aso,” Ebo Taylor, The Pelikans

  4. “Handmade Ego,” TENDER

  5. “Polygon,” Nils Landgren, Michael Wollny, Lars Danielsson & Wolfgang Haffner

  6. “I Live on a Battlefield,” The Travelin’ McCourys

  7. “The  Young and The Reckless,” The New Breed

  8. “Just the Same,” Empress Of

  9. “As Long As You Love Me,” Kaveh Rastegar

  10. “Gotta Get Into Something,” Gary Clark, Jr.

  11. “The Mother,” Brandi Carlile

  12. “Both Sides of the Moon - Live,” Celeste, Gotts Street Park

  13. “Young Genius,” Makaya McCraven

  14. “Odetta,” Amy Helm

  15. “Bad Things Could Happen,” Deaf Chonky



2019/01 Mixtape

The January 2019 mixtape is here. Enjoy!

  1. “Dare to Dream,” Viola Wills

  2. “Eleven,” Last Dinosaurs

  3. “Rak Bakever,” The White Screen

  4. “Wire,” Ama Lou

  5. “Look Around the Corner,” Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbaro

  6. “Uh Huh - Acoustic,” Jade Bird

  7. “We All Bleed,” Richard Ashcroft

  8. “Touch in Mine,” Esperanza Spalding

  9. “Investigation of Reality,” MAE.SUN

  10. “Own Worst Enemy,” YONAKA

  11. “Juice,” Lizzo

  12. “Black Hole,” Chris Dave and The Drumhedz

  13. “Till Death,” Japanese Breakfast 

  14. “The Architect,” Jane Weaver

  15. “Fists of Fury,” Kamasi Washington



2018/12 Mixtape

The December 2018 mixtape is here. Enjoy!

1. “Mama’s Crying’ Long,” Our Native Daughters
2. “Slowmotion,” Eva van Manen
3. “Let’s Get Along,” Michelle Gurevich
4. “Nappy Wonder,” Blood Orange
5. “Cheers,” Anderson .Paak, Q-Tip
6. “Jogar Outra Vez,” Farroyo
7. “Dream on Me,” Ferdinando Arno, Joan As Police Woman
8. “Arboreal,” Fima Ephron
9. “Que no salga la luna,” Rosalía
10. “Rolling Thunder,” Laura Marling, LUMP, Mike Lindsay
11. “Snakes & Ladders,” Let's Eat Grandma
12. “Feels Like a Curse,” Lucius
13. “Roses,” SÔNGE
14. “Tatlı Dile Güler Yüze,” Altın Gün
15. “Man Like You,” Tom Misch



2018/11 Mixtape


  1. “Alfonso Muskedunder,” Todd Terje

  2. “Weird Part of the Night,” Louis Cole

  3. “A Trick of the Light,” Villagers

  4. “Look at Me Now,” Emily King

  5. “Caravan,” Ximo Tebar

  6. “My Lover,” Birdtalker

  7. “Expectations,” Wild Child

  8. “Count Your Blessings,” The Como Mamas

  9. “Such a Drag,” Tennis System

  10. “Digital Mountain Sparrow,” Nice Biscuit

  11. “Rats,” AmyJo Doh & The Spangles

  12. “Signed Sealed Delivered,” The Fearless Flyers

  13. “Amen,” Eden Derso & DJ Mesh

  14. “Television/So Far So Good,” Rex Orange County

  15. “You Shook Me All Night Long,” Scary Pockets & Judith Hill



2018/10 Mixtape


  1. “Sometimes,” Gerry Cinnamon

  2. “Can’t Run But,” Paul Simon

  3. “Seven,” Men I Trust

  4. “I Know You Love Me,” Lisa Ekdahl, Ibrahim Maalouf

  5. “Hard Times,” school

  6. “Predkosc,” O.S.T.R.

  7. “Planetarium,” Slothrust

  8. “Sideline,” Niia, Jazmine Sullivan

  9. “Back in Brazil,” Paul McCartney

  10. “GTFO,” Mariah Carey

  11. “Hot Heavy Summer,” Ben Howard, Sylvan Esso

  12. “The Dark,” Thrice

  13. “Blaxploitation,” Noname

  14. “Fake It Till I Make It,” Marcus Lewis Big Band

  15. “Danny Nedelko,” IDLES


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"Viljen I veta och viljen I förstå (Will You Know and Will You Understand)”

The Art Nest, an art residency organized by the Ystad Art Museum and the Bästa Biennalen presents “Will You Know and Will You Understand,” a performance by its first residents - Einat Amir and Amelia Ray. Amir and Ray have been researching letters of complaints written by the citizens of Ystad to the municipality, and interviewing locals about their hopes and concerns regarding the town. They have adapted these materials into a musical performance which they would like to offer as a contemporary portrait of life in Ystad as described by its inhabitants. This musical performance will be presented on 29 September at 15:00 at the old town hall of Ystad and will be free and open to the public.

Why No Dream's debut EP, Cités, is now available!

Big news! I am very pleased to announce that Why No Dream's first EP, Cités, is now available! You can download it for just $4.55 from the official website: It is also available for download and streaming on iTunesSpotifyAmazon, etc.

Why No Dream is my first electronic music project, and was composed using only samples and sounds available on GarageBand for iPad. I'm very excited about this project, and I hope you'll enjoy it! (And in case you missed it, be sure to check out the video for the single, "Copenhague"!) 

2018/09 Mixtape

The September 2018 mixtape is here: 

1. "Hungry," American Royalty
2. "Moves On," White Denim
3. "Purge," Bas
4. "Deran Deran Alkheir (Well Wishes)," Bombino
5. "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy," Anna Calvi
6. "Use Me," José James
7. "Copenhague," Why No Dream
8. "Nobody," Mitski
9. "Feels So Good," HONNE feat. Anna of The North
10. "Tryin," Radiant Children
11. "Lake Effect Kid," Fall Out Boy
12. "What's the Deal with David?" Oh Pep!
13. "If You Really Love Nothing," Interpol
14. "Skin in the Game," Jon Cleary
15. "re:member," Ólafur Arnalds




Why No Dream - my first electronic music project is here!

A few years ago my buddy Patrick and I were hiding in my flat, trying to escape the infernal Madrid summer heat when we decided to try to come up with a name for a new style of dance music for people who were either too cool or too lazy to get down. After several beers and red bags of Doritos, the genre "Powder Pop" and the band name "Why No Dream" were born.

The genre and name sat useless for a few years until I discovered loops on GarageBand for iPad. I started tooling around with the samples and decided to compose five songs using only samples and sounds available in the app. Fast-forward another couple of years to present day, and I am pleased to announce that the project has been completed! Cités, the debut EP from Why No Dream will be released on 6 September 2018. The single, "Copenhague," is available for download and streaming now at as well as via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. There is even a nifty video that accompanies it (see below)!

The sixteenth of August continues to live on in rock infamy.

I performed a small tribute to Aretha Franklin that included “Freeway of Love,” “Baby, I Love You,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “A Deeper Love” and the song featured in the video below. Her talent truly knew no bounds. 

2018/08 Mixtape

Enjoy the tunes!

  1. you should see me in a crown, Billie Eilish
  2. Rose in Harlem, Teyana Taylor
  3. I Was in a Cult, teddy<3
  4. Close But Not Quite (feat. Sampha), Everything Is Recorded
  5. Lucid Dream, Kutiman
  6. Still In Love (feat. Eryn Allen Kane) [Acoustic], Thirdstory
  7. Sure It Can, Michael Nau
  8. System, Brotherly
  9. Friends, RAYE
  10. Music Your Grandparents Would Like (feat. Nels Cline & Jason Marshall), Michael Leonhart Orchestra
  11. Mehapeset Siba, Einav Jackson Cohen
  12. I Owe You Nothing, Seinabo Sey
  13. Boo'd Up (Remix), Ella Mai, Nicki Minaj & Quavo
  14. Tonight the Evening, Jennifer Castle
  15. Randy (WWW), Justice


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