Lately I’ve been downloading a lot of mixtapes. I really like hearing what other people are into at the moment. So that’s essentially what these are going to be, shit I’m into to at the moment, without being too random.
A little background on my music tastes: I grew up in Detroit listening to a ton of early techno, which I still love. Over the years I’ve latched on to anything with a soul, particularly an electronic soul. My library includes everything from Kraftwerk to Brian Eno, J. Dilla to Newcleus, Matthew Dear to Luscious Jackson, Atlas Sounds to Nirvana. I’m all over the place but thats what makes a day’s soundtrack interesting.
This 40 minute mix is on the chill/pop side, with both beats and vocals, guitars and synths. I’d love to hear some feedback.. does it suck? should it be longer/shorter? tracks vs. mix? podcast vs. straight download? This is my first attempt so any/all critique will be helpful for the future.
Think or Smile Mixtape 0×001: Gazing Out | Track listing:
- THE SAMPS: F.X.N.C
- ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI: ROUND AND ROUND
- THE RADIO DEPT.: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE
- CARIBOU: ODESSA
- NEON INDIAN: SLEEP PARALYSIST
- BIBIO: ALL THE FLOWERS (LONE REMIX)
- BONOBO: KONG
- CHARLES TREES: EXODUS
- MAYER HAWTHORNE: JUST AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT (CHARLES TREES WORK OUT PLAN MIX)
- HEARTSREVOLUTION: 
- CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: TIME OF THE ASSASSINS (MATTHEW DEAR REMIX)
- SOLVENT: LOSS FOR WORDS
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