Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Mixtape #46 - Sunshine Yellow - mp3

It won't take you long to guess by the name of this mixtape that the weather in Dublin is slowly turning from bitter to springy. Today especially was a lovely sunny breezy day that was perfect for cycling around the city... hence music for breezy Spring days and activities. Typically, last week when I was going out of my way to find decent covers I struggled, and now this week I came across possibly two of my favorite covers of all time by accident. It's pretty psyche-pop-rockin with the usual dose of electro-pop that I always tend to slip in. Nice.

Have fun this weekend, enjoy the weather... GO OUTSIDE!

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Friday Mixtape #46 - Sunshine Yellow - mp3

Included in the mix this week:
1. Modular - Femme Fatale
2. Georgie Fame - Somebody Stole My Thunder
3. Bertrand Burgalat - Sunshine Yellow
4. Capsule - Eternity
5. Sunglasses - Whiplash
6. Mystery Jets & Esser - In Between Days
7. Everything Everything - My Keys, Your Boyfriend
8. Annie Phillipe - C'est La Mode
9. She & Him - In The Sun
10. Kisses - Bermuda

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Mixtape #45 - Use Somebody - mp3

This week's mixtape is another themed mix... it's made up entirely of cover songs... and covers done in my favorite way... completely different to the original! It's pretty mellow, which might be a good musical choice for my fellow Irish dwellers as we need to calm ourselves after the Paddys Week festivities.

Also included of course is a Big Star cover in honor of the late Alex Chilton who passed away this week. Enjoy.

Friday Covers Mixtape #45 - Use Somebody - mp3

Included on the mix this week:
1. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Is In [Mickey Newbury]
2. Walter Wanderly - The Girl From Ipanema [Antonio Carlos Jobim]
3. The Stranglers - Walk On By [Dionne Warwick]
4. Nada Surf - Blue Moon [Big Star]
5. J Mascis - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side [The Smiths]
6. Bat For Lashes - Use Somebody [Kings of Leon]
7. Grizzly Bear - Boy From School [Hot Chip]
8. The Morning Benders - Dreams [Fleetwood Mac]
9. Sia - Gimme More [Britney Spears]
10. Dr. Fox's Old Timey String Band - Kids [MGMT]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Hangover Mixtape #44 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - mp3

Another non-friday mixtape.... and this time I can only blame the drink. To help those of you like me, who over-indulged this weekend, I've put together a bit of a relaxing come-down mix. Even if you aren't nursing a sore head, it's a very Sunday evening appropriate mix, a tinge of the sad and melancholy, as relaxing and calming as possible.

Enjoy the rest of your day off, stay in your jammies, relax and drink sugary tea and chocolate and close your eyes and listen to this mix.

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Weekend Hangover Mixtape #44 - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - mp3

Included in the mix this week:
1. Tomita - Clair de lune
2. The Aislers Set - Alicia's Song
3. The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
4. Love - Alone Again Or
5. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
6. Cults - Go Outside
7. The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
8. Pulp - Bad Cover Version
9. Samantha Jones - Don't Come Any Closer
10. Brian Eno - An Ending

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Mixtape #43 - The Get Go - mp3

This week, due to life's usual way of getting in the way, Friday's mixtape became a "weekend mixtape". So I decided to give my mix a theme of something some of you might be likely to do at the weekend... exercise. Well, speaking for myself I've been in training for the Great Ireland Run which takes place in April.

This mix is designed to be the perfect upbeat driving accompaniment to any type of workout; whether it's an exercise kind of workout, or a workout on your dancing shoes. I'd say it's particularly good for spinning as the speeds change from double time to halftime, but my plan is to use it while running, or even to time myself in the gym. It's exactly an hour, with a five minute cool down & stretch at the end. Oooh wee!

So if you feel like sweating it out... or just pretending to, give this mix a listen.

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Weekend Mixtape #43 - The Get Go

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The workout mixtape includes:
1. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
2. Man Parrish - Heatstroke
3. Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (Glimmers Remix)
4. Classixx - I'll Get You (Ft. Jeppe)
5. Marina and the Diamonds - Hollywood (Monarchy Gliese Remix)
6. Chromeo - Night by Night (Siriusmo Remix)
7. Phoenix - Fences (Friendly Fires Remix)
8. New Young Pony Club - The Get Go
9. Ladyhawke - Another Runaway
10. Kraftwerk - Tour De France
11. Devo - Whip It
12. A Certain Ratio - Do The Du
13. Lali Puna - Grin and Bear
14. Michael Sembello - Maniac
15. Erasure - Stop!
16. Morrissey - You're The One For Me Fatty
17. Nouvelle Vague - I Melt With You
18. The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait