Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Mixtape #38 - The Irish Edition - mp3

Welcome to this week's mixtape. I am pleased and very excited to present my inaugural Irish-only mix. Well after 38 weeks it's about time eh?!

As much as us residents of Ireland complain about the incestuous nature of living on this small island, I've always felt there is a great community of support (and yes, healthy competition) within our small yet dynamic music scene. For a country with a population about half the city of LA, we have a stunning amount of amazing musicians. Seriously, think about it.

Download or just listen to:
Friday Mixtape #38 - The Irish Edition

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Featured on this week's mix:
1. Candy in my Heels - Enough
2. Dark Room Notes - Let's Light Fires
3. Sleep Thieves - City Lights
4. TwinKranes - Amino Acids
5. Sweet Jane - Black Eyes
6. Lost Chord - Cheats
7. John Shelly & The Creatures - Angeline
8. Talulah Does The Hula - Lovesick Losers
9. The Ambience Affair - Devil In The Detail
10. Valerie Francis - Slow Dynamo
11. Villagers - The Meaning of the Ritual

There will definitely be more Irish mixtapes, which I am already looking forward to, and please feel free to send me any tracks you'd like me to feature. I cannot promise they'll all make it in as I'm pretty picky about my music, but I will give everything a listen.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Mixtape #37 - Hit - mp3

This week's mixtape is the usual old-n-new mushed together to give you a lil upbeat Friday feeling. It's pretty happy even if the lyrics aren't (strange but true in most of these tracks). A lil new music trendy, with a bit 80s nostalgia thrown in for good measure, a small dose of early 90s, and finally rounding off with some 60s soul to make your boogie cup runneth over.

Personally most of these songs take me straight back to where I first heard them, whether that be watching "Real Genius" a 1984 gem starring Val Kilmer, or sneaking to watch 120 minutes at 12am on a Sunday night in 1992 (oooh cheeky!) Now who wouldn't like a big kick of nostalgia on a Friday? Who?!

Go ahead and grab away at
Friday Mixtape #37 - Hit

Included in the mix this week:
1. Miike Snow - Animal
2. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
3. Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From The Shell
4. St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
5. Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La
6. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
7. The Sugarcubes - Hit
8. Bernadette Grimm - C'est Fou (I'm Blue)
9. Linda Griner - Good Bye Cruel Love
10. Carolyn Crawford - My Heart

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Mixtape #36 - Blue Skies - mp3

This week's mix is a bit confused, a bit jangly pop, some dark and retro electro infused with vintage orchestras playing behind mini pop-ettes crooning away. It hints at every decade between now and your parent's hey day. It's pleasant, uplifting, and hopefully will get you excited about warmer days to come in the months ahead.

Bring on the blue skies!

Download or simply listen to:
Friday Mixtape #36 - Blue Skies

Included in this weeks mix:
1. Lulu - I'll Come Running
2. Miniature Tigers - Cannibal Queen
3. Harlem - Friendly Ghost
4. Ann Reilly & The Echomen - Lonely Sixteen
5. Monaco - What Do You Want From Me
6. Noah & The Whale - Blue Skies (The Twelves Remix)
7. New Young Pony Club - Lost A Girl
8. Kleerup - Until We Bleed (Ft. Lykke Li)
9. Sandie Shaw - There Is Always Something There To Remind Me
10. Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Mixtape #35 - Best of 2009 - mp3

First post of the new year and it's a bit belated as far as the rest of the "New Year" lists go, but I allowed myself a nice holiday break from the mixtape for a week, so apologies if you're listed out.

This is a first for the mixtape - as every song included has already been featured before - but you see, that's my theme.

Download or simply listen to:
Friday Mixtape #35 - The Best of 2009

When I started putting together these mixtapes back in April, I didn't realize how much of an undertaking it would be. It is hugely time consuming, and sometimes I'm just not feeling any of my music enough to get inspired, forcing me to actively seek out new music at a rate which I've never done before.

I've listened to some amazing bands this year, and for that, I thank my lil mixtape. My only worry sometimes was that the rate in which I was consuming music was becoming overwhelming, whereas in years past I would listen to some key tracks over and over and over, I found some of the music I was listening to was becoming disposable - a depressing thought as a musician. I would listen, love, and then simply forget.

So what I decided to do was put together a mixtape of songs I might have NEVER come across if it weren't for the fact I was putting together a mixtape! Pretty much every single one is from the past year, so it seemed quite appropriate to call it my Love Action Best-Of 2009. There were loads of others I loved that didn't quite make it in, but considering over the last 34 mixtapes I used something around 360 tracks, and probably 355 bands... well, it was easy to miss a few.

I also feel like I need to give a big thank you to some of the main sources I use to discover new music - and most of them also offer free tracks to download - so thank you to Nialler9, WinnieCooper, State.ie, NME DailyDownload & of course HypeMachine.

Enjoy! And please let me know if you had any favorite mix tracks over the last year.
x Jessie

Without further A do, Love Action's Best of 2009 is:
1. The Virgins - Rich Girls (Twelves Mix)
2. Mystery Jets - Young Love (The Shoes Remix)
3. Kleerup - On My Own Again
4. Koko Von Napoo - Polly (Chateau Marmont Remix)
5. Wolf Gang - Pieces Of You (Baby Monster remix)
6. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
7. Jinder - Youth Blood
8. Passion Pit - Better Things
9. Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology
10. Mirrors - Hide & Seek
11. Cate Le Bon - Hollow Trees House Hounds
12. Kimouts - Sometimes (The Diogenes Club Remix)
13. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
14. Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (the Aspirins for My Children Remix)
15. Air France - Beach Party