Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Mixtape #26 - I Love New York - mp3

Apologies for a belated mixtape... for I was on my holidaze, and that included a much needed holiday from computers and the innernet. However, I've used my vacation as inspiration.

This week's podcast needs little explanation. Who doesn't love New York? I no longer live there, but the handful of years I spent there will likely stay in my heart forever. Of course, having visited there last week, I was inspired to put it all together in a bonus double length mix.

Download or listen to:
Friday Mixtape #26 - I Love New York

In a way, putting together a mix that fully encapsulates New York is nearly an impossible task as it has so many neighborhoods, personalities, histories... I suppose this mix is slightly more focused on those early genres which were spawned from the great dark underground depths of the giant, constantly changing machine that is New York. It's a little bit of an idealised memory of the place, before it turned into the commercial and glistening metropolis that it is now. It still amazes me how influential it is, how many new ideas are born there every day especially when it comes to music. The music which patiently reflects the feeling and the constant changes that take place - waiting until those new sounds explode worldwide.

The mix includes:
1. Native New Yorker - Odyssey
2. Cactus Cooler (Citizen Kane's White Night Riot Mix) - The Beat Broker
3. Cavern - Liquid Liquid
4. I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mix) - Donna Summer
5. Confusion - New Order
6. Rapture - Blondie
7. Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll - Vaughan Mason And Crew
8. Empire State of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys
9. South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions
10. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
11. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
12. Brass Monkey - The Beastie Boys
13. Jump On It - Sugar Hill Gang
14. Contort Yourself - James Chance and The Contortions
15. Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
16. Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
17. So Fine (Chairlift Remix) - Telepathe
18. Borderline - Madonna
19. Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground
20. Brooklyn - Plastic Little


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Mixtape #25 - Change of Heart - mp3

This week's mix is puh-retty much made up of brand new indie/dance/pop... only a couple of songs that don't have that new song smell, but are boppable nonetheless.

They're all pretty feel-good as well, hopefully to brighten your spirits away from the imminent damp & cold winter that's closing in. Plus, it's Friday, that means the weekend is about to begin... and who could argue with that?

Download or listen to:
Friday Mixtape #25 - Change of Heart

On the mix this week:
1. Too Fake - Hockey
2. Thunderbird - The Golden Filter
3. Monster Hospital (Mstrkrft Mix) - Metric
4. Night By Night (The Tremulance Remix) - Chromeo
5. Wildcat - Ratatat
6. No You Don't - Islands
7. 11th Dimension - Julian Casablancas
8. Get The Message - Electronic
9. Change of Heart - El Perro Del Mar
10. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Mixtape #24 - Kick-Back - mp3

This week we're going a bit electro-organy-fuzz. It's late noughties meets the 60s with a little nod to the 80s there at the end. Once again pointing out that old addage, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It's a collection of tracks that will get your head nodding, get you wiggling in that chair of yours. Sit down boogie music; background buzz; air-keytar magic.

Download or listen to:
Friday Mixtape #24 - Kick-Back

There is more information as well as links to download the individual tracks at the main website:

Tracks included are:
1. Sometimes (The Diogenes Club Remix) - Kimouts
2. This New Technology - Midnight Juggernauts
3. Marching Off To War - Morningbell
4. Hollow Trees House Hounds - Cate Le Bon
5. Action Woman - The Litter
6. Kick-Back - The Buena Vista
7. Fair Game - The Like
8. Leave Me Alone (ft. Bjorn Yttling) - Pretty Good Dance Moves
9. Psychic City (Classixx Remix) - Yacht
10. Sometimes - Erasure
11. Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey