Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Mixtape #16 - Fleeting Moments - mp3

Music has a funny way of pulling at your heart, poking and prodding at the lumpy bumpy memory section in your grey matter.

All the songs this week are a bit rockin, while still strangely mellow. Mostly made up of obscure-ish and dark 80s and 90s, it's night-driving music of the highest order. Imagine glinting evening sun as you drive along the Jersey Turnpike, hand out the window catching the breeze. You're sticky, and your lips are salty. By the time you get to the Manhattan Bridge heading into Brooklyn it's dark and the city is glinting, and the Twin Towers are still there because it's 1999.

There's a long & lengthly description of exactly what I'm trying to talk about on the main site here: but you're probably here to listen to the music not read a rambling blog. So here's your mixtape:

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Friday Mixtape #16 - mp3

Included in the playlist this week is:
1. A Gentle Sound - The Railway Children
2. Fleeting Moments - Pocketbooks
3. Everyday Should Be A Holiday - The Dandy Warhols
4. Talking Words - Darker My Love
5. Peekaboo - Siouxsie & the Banshees
6. 1st Rhapsody for Knives, Forks & Spoons - The Central High School Cafeteria Band
7. Life By The Sea - The Names
8. Let's Make Some Plans - Close Lobsters
9. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
10. Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Mixtape #15 - Girls! Girls! Girls! - mp3

Girls! Girls! Girls! and Boys too! It's a boogie-tastic mixtape this week, Euro-inspired chest-swelling synths and, heart-pounding beats to get you really moving. Don't expect it to calm until the gentle and easy come down at the very very end.

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Friday Mixtape #15

This week's mixtape includes:
1. Girls! Girls! Girls! - Maurice Chevalier
2. Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco
3. Polly (Chateau Marmont Remix) - Koko Von Napoo
4. I Am Not A Robot (the Aspirins for My Children Remix) - Marina & The Diamonds
5. Bonafied Lovin - Chromeo
6. One Day (James Curd Remix) - The Juan MacLean
7. Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition) - Death From Above 1979
8. The Only Truth - Paul Haig
9. Satin Chic - Goldfrapp
10. Playground Love (Vibraphone Version) - Air

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Mixtape #14 - Summertime - mp3

The name of this week's mixtape? Summertime.

The eclectic mish-mash of songs start out with gloriously and unashamedly epic dance beats before descending into a bit of nostalgia brought on by hot weather. As the mix moves on, it gets a bit darker, a bit cooler, like the long summer evenings tend to do. So start out wearing your micro-shorts and flip flops, have a lil dance, and then wrap up warm and cozy around a nice bonfire. The summer only lasts so long, take advantage while you can.

And yes... I've included a song by my own band, but I'm allowed to do that, cuz it's my mixtape. Ha!

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Friday Mixtape #14 - Summertime

But don't forget the full blog with links to further downloads is on the main blog here:

Song included are:
1. Pieces of You (Baby Monster remix) - Wolf Gang
2. True Stories - Datarock
3. Pass The Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
4. Shake Your Coconuts - Junior Senior
5. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
6. A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays - De La Soul
7. Look Good In Leather - Cody ChestnuTT
8. I Love You - Esser
9. Bad Boyfriend - Talulah Does The Hula
10. Spooky - Dusty Springfield


Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Mixtape #13 - Temptation - mp3

It looks like I'll go ahead and join in today's hype surrounding Ireland's Oxegen festival... and the Summer festival season in general. With this in mind I've put together quite a dance-y, boppy mix which, as usual, spans several genres and decades.

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Friday Mixtape #13 - Temptation

For the Oxegen theme I've included Felix Da Housecat and Pet Shop Boys as bookends. Most of my favorite acts playing Oxegen have already made appearances on this podcast/mixtape, so I've mixed it up a bit from the usual types of tracks, with a bit more proper "dance" acts stuck in - but fear not, for you will still find 80s-tastic tunes, and dirty 60s tracks thrown in for good measure.

I suppose I'm really trying to just capture that mad festival feeling, with songs such as, ahem, bop pills, and no fit state... you see what I mean. There's WAY more info on the sister site: so be sure and check that out.

without further ado...
Tracks this week include:
1. Ready To Wear - Felix Da Housecat
2. Hide and Seek - Mirrors (this song is so awesome I can't really contain it!)
3. Temptation - New Order
4. Daylight - Matt & Kim
5. Bop Pills - Macy "Skip" Skipper
6. I Want Candy - Strangeloves
7. Cassius '99 - Cassius
8. No Fit State - Hot Chip
9. Sexual Sportswear - Sebastien Tellier
10. It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Mixtape #12 - Hangin Around - mp3

This week we are going on another wild ride through several decades and genres of music... yet somehow all the songs are strangely cohesive.

Of course, in honor of the day of my native country's independence I've started off with MC5's 'Back in the USA'. Going on, the mix then dips it's toe in the 90s, 70s, and then adds a generous dollop of brand new contemporary fun music to make it extra sweet. Enjoy!

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Friday Mixtape #12 - Hangin Around

Don't forget to visit the main blog, for more info on the songs and links to purchase & download them.

This week's mix is made up of:
1. Back in the USA - MC5
2. Legal Man - Belle & Sebastian
3. Hypocrite - Lush
4. Hangin' Around - The Stranglers
5. Let Go of the Fear - Maps
6. Problemes D'amour - Alexander Robotnik
7. Bournemouth - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
8. Lights Out - Santigold
9. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
10. La Journee D'Isabelle - Isabelle De Fun├Ęs