Tiny Mix Tapes

God, I wish it was summer

A little bit of everything: songs that make me want to skip down the street or cruise thru town with my windows down.

01. Connie Francis - “Vacation” (Gold)
02. The Coasters - “I Must Be Dreamin’” (The Coasters)
03. Bleached - “Electric Chair” (Searching Through The Past b/w Electric Chair)
04. Lio - “Le Banana Split” (Lio)
05. King Geedorah - “Fastlane” (Take Me to Your Leader)
06. Lone - “2 Is 8” (Reality Testing)
07. Farah - “Dancing Girls - Suite 304 Demo” (After Dark)
08. Eurythmics - “Love Is a Stranger” (Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This))
09. Prince - “Dirty Mind” (Dirty Mind)
10. The Puppini Sisters - “Walk Like an Egyptian” (The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo)
11. Hercules & Love Affair - “Hercules Theme” (Hercules & Love Affair)
12. Low Sea - “Never Yours” (Las Olas)
13. Tamaryn - “Love Fade” (The Waves)
14. Duran Duran - “Last Chance on the Stairway” (Rio)
15. Talking Heads - “I Zimbra” (Fear of Music)
16. The Sandwitches - “Summer of Love” (Mrs. Jones’ Cookies)
17. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - “Misirlou” (Surfers’ Choice)
18. Micachu - “Curly Teeth” (Jewellery)
19. Colleen Green - “You’re So Cool” (Sock It to Me)
20. Chelsea Wolfe - “Fight Like Wolves” (Sing Songs Together…)
21. Orbital - “Halcyon And On And On” (Orbital 2)

Lifeguards in love

01. Mitch Murder- Beach Interlude (Burning Chrome)
02. Rebolledo y Daniel Maloso- Venganza y Seduccion (Rexperience No.2)
03. Howard Jones- New Song (Human’s Lib)
04. Arthur Russell- Let’s Go Swimming (World of Echo)
05. Toro y Moi- Talamak (Causers of This)
06. Lust for Youth- After Touch (International)
07. Dwight Twilley Band- Looking for the Magic (Twilley Don’t Mind)
08. Glass Candy- Digital Versicolor (B/E/A/T/B/O/X)
09. Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland- 2 (Black is Beautiful)
10. The dB’s- Black and White (Stands for Decibels)
11. Gerry Rafferty- Right Down the Line (City to City)
12. The Floaters- Float On (Pure Slow Jams)
13. Roxy Music- More Than This (Roxy Music Collection)
14. Anna Domino- Land of My Dreams (East and West)
15. Dusty Springfield- In the Land of Make Believe (Dusty in Memphis)

I am trying to express my love for buildings

Ah buildings, do they house our dreams…

01. Sufjan Stevens - “The Seer’s Tower” (Come on Feel the Illinoise)
02. Love - “A House is Not a Motel” (Forever Changes)
03. John Vanderslice - “The Tower” (Emerald City)
04. Guided By Voices - “Big Chief Chinese Restaurant” (Alien Lanes)
05. Destroyer - “School, and the Girls Who Go There” (City of Daughters)
06. Dismemberment Plan - “The City” (Emergency & I)
07. Talking Heads - “Burning Down the House” (Speaking in Tongues)
08. The Microphones - “The Mansion” (The Glow Pt. 2)
09. Mountain Goats - “Lakeside View Apartments Suite” (Transcendental Youth)
10. Modern Lovers - “Hospital” (The Modern Lovers)

Other People Make Me Nervous

01. Jay Reatard - “Don’t Let Him Come Back” (Singles 06-07)
02. Gorillaz - “Rockit” (D-Sides)
03. My Bloody Valentine - “Drive It All Over Me” (You Made Me Realise)
04. Speedy Ortiz - “Plough” (Major Arcana)
05. Joanna Gruesome - “Madison” (Weird Sister)
06. Liars - “No Barrier Fun” (Sisterworld)
07. John Maus - “The Fear” (A Collection of Rarities And Previously Unreleased Material)
08. Menomena - “Wet And Rusting” (Friend And Foe)
09. Angel Olsen - “Windows” (Burn Your Fire For No Witness)
10. Galaxie 500 - “King Of Spain” (Today)
11. The Velvet Underground - “After Hours” (The Velvet Underground)

I got kicked out of my school and now I live alone with no friends. Need a mixtape to entertain me and remind me there is happiness in the world.

Didn’t go with a theme really, just songs I love that make me happy. Cheers.

01. Kool A.D. - “Hickory” (Word O.K.)
02. Minor Threat - “Good Guys” (Complete Discography)
03. Grace Jones - “Pull Up To The Bumper” (Nightclubbing)
04. Max Tundra - “Which Song” (Parallax Error Beheads You)
05. Azealia Banks - “Soda” (Broke With Expensive Taste)
06. of Montreal - “Jaques Lamure” (The Gay Parade)
07. Rapider Than Horsepower - “Radio Activity” (Do Not Ignore The Potential)
08. The Make-Up - “International Airport” (Destination: Love)
09. Parliament - “Mothership Connection (Star Child)” (Mothership Connection)
10. Harry Merry - “Stevie Storm” (Well Here’s Another Nice Mess)
11. MF DOOM - “Rapp Snitch Knishes” (MM… Food)
12. Four Tet - “Smile Around The Face” (Everything Ecstatic)
13. Animal Collective - “Winter Wonder Land” (Strawberry Jam)
14. Dan Deacon - “Lots” (America)

Forest Walk in Winter, on Speed

I must admit, I have never done speed. Though I may be unable to relate to the experience of the drug, I can offer you the perceptual quality of speed transmuted into sound: A mixtape that seeks to capture the swiftness and lilting movements of snowflakes through the wind, motions mirrored by furious flurries of breakbeats, as heard in “Bebikukorica Nigiri,” “Second Life,” and “Hell Hath No Fury.” Amidst the complex drum patterns are lush, ethereal pads and spectral synth-stabs, provoking images of forests opening unto the night sky.

“Cold Water” is an exception to the sonic nature of this mixtape, yet still congruent thematically, conjuring cinematic scenes of wintry noir or, perhaps, a narcotized Twin Peaks. I hope you enjoy!

01. Kitty - “Second Life” (Frostbite)
02. Machinedrum & FaltyDL - “Give in 2” (N/A)
03. Terminal 11 - “Unicorn Peyote Kaleidoscope” (Kaleidoscope Eyes)
04. nim - “The Transformation of Travel” (8BP050)
05. Lone - “Dream Girl / Sky Surfer” (Galaxy Garden)
06. Autechre - “Eutow” (Tri Repetae)
07. Venetian Snares - “Bebikukorica Nigiri” (Detrimentalist)
08. New Dreams Ltd. - “Cold Water” (Initiation Tape: Isle of Avalon Edition)
09. Paisley Parks - “Go” (Japanese Juke & Footworks)
10. Klute - “Hell Hath No Fury” (Emperor’s New Clothes)

Pop Music for the Nihilist

Imagine the stages of grief as a circle and not a line, when “denial” and “acceptance” are paradoxical homologues.

Without further ado: here, arranged for your aural pleasure, an assemblage of paeans to aspartame, sweet-n-sour Slurpees for your ear-holes, the most essential bric-a-brac for giving up and loving the bomb.

This dance — between “denial” and “acceptance,” between self-aware despair and self-blinding bliss, between late nights and early mornings — is the main event.

Don’t hate it. Don’t be mad, baby. Forget “guilty pleasures.” Keep drinking until you don’t think anymore. There is beauty in the breakdown.

(And zero calories never tasted so sweet!)

01. Alice Deejay - “Better Off Alone” (Who Needs Guitars Anyway?)
02. Miss Kittin & The Hacker - “Frank Sinatra” (First Album)
03. Autre Ne Veut - “Gonna Die” (Anxiety)
04. Robyn & Röyksopp - “Do It Again” (Do It Again — EP)
05. The Chromatics - “Into the Black” (Kill for Love)
06. Majical Cloudz - “Bugs Don’t Buzz” (Impersonator)
07. Trust - “Gloryhole” (TRST)
08. Aphex Twin - “Windowlicker” (Windowlicker — EP)
09. Taylor Swift - “Wildest Dreams” (1989)
10. Lana Del Rey - “Without You” (Born to Die)
11. FKA twigs - “Numbers” (LP1)
12. oOoOO - “I Live for the Day” (Let Me Shine for You)
13. Britney Spears - “Till the World Ends” (Femme Fatale)
14. SOPHIE - “Lemonade” (Lemonade / Hard)
15. AraabMuzik - “Golden Touch” (Electronic Dream)
16. Tove Lo - “Habits (Stay High)” (Queen of the Clouds)
17. Death Grips - “I’ve Seen Footage” (The Money Store)
18. Madonna - “Nothing Really Matters” (Ray of Light)
19. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Round and Round” (Before Today)
20. Baths - “Ossuary” (Obsidian)
21. How to Dress Well - “Cold Nites” (Total Loss)
22. Goldfrapp - “Some People” (Seventh Tree)
23. Frou Frou - “Let Go” (Details)
24. SALEM - “Better Off Alone” (I’m Still in the Night — EP)

Funemployed

01. John Maus - “Too Much Money” (Love Is Real)
02. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Gettin’ High In The Morning” (House Arrest)
03. GFOTY - “Friday Night” (N/A)
04. Dom - “Living In America” (Sun Bronzed Greek Gods)
05. Penelope Strong - “Penthouse Suite” (N/A)
06. Girl Talk - “Set It Off” (Feed The Animals)
07. Lil B - “Based God Fucked My Bitches” (White Flame)
08. Rustie - “Attak feat. Danny Brown” (Green Language)
09. Lakutis - “Too Ill For The Law” (3 Seashells)
10. Gorillaz - “Rock The House” (Gorillaz)
11. UGK - “It’s Supposed To Bubble” (Super Tight)

I love you and I don't know if you do

01. Widowspeak - “True Believer”
02. Majical Cloudz - “I Do Sing For You”
03. Elliott Smith - “Let’s Get Lost”
04. Bob Dylan - “I Want You”
05. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - “My Cloud”
06. Still Corners - “Beginning to Blue”
07. Beach House - “Heart Of Chambers”
08. Angel Olsen - “White Fire”
09. Baths - “Departure”
10. James Blake - “A Case Of You”
11. The Microphones - “The Moon (acoustic)”
12. Sharon Van Etten - “I’m Wrong (demo)”
13. Waxahatchee - “I Think I Love You”
14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “Swim and Sleep Like A Shark (acoustic version)
15. Conor Oberst - “Night at Lake Unknown”
16. St. Vincent - “I Prefer Your Love”

Magic mushrooms at the beach! Life is IMMENSE.

“Immense” doesn’t even begin to describe, right?

Anyhoo, this mix is inspired by the music I was into the last time I was on magic mushrooms at a beach. Hope you have fun, stay safe, and don’t get so whacked out that you think it’s appropriate to “return your phone to Mother Ocean” like I did. :P

01. Grimes – “Genesis” (Visions)
02. Benoit & Sergio – “Walk and Talk” (Where the Freaks Have No Name – EP)
03. Jamie xx – “Far Nearer” (Far Nearer / Beat For – Single)
04. The Field – “Looping State of Mind” (Looping State of Mind)
05. Tycho – “Coastal Brake” (Dive)
06. Caribou – “Silver” (Our Love)
07. Doss – “Softpretty” (Doss – EP)
08. The Knife – “Pass This On” (Deep Cuts)
09. iamamiwhoami – “sever” (kin)
10. John Maus – “I Don’t Eat Human Beings” (A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material)
11. High Places – “Universe” (High Places: 03/07 – 09/07)
12. Animal Collective – “For Reverend Green” (Strawberry Jam)
13. Isaac Tichauer – “Take Over You” (Take Over You – EP)
14. Friendzone – “Chuch” (Collection I)
15. Delorean – “Stay Close” (Subiza)
16. The Horrors – “You Said” (Skying)
17. Balam Acab – “Expect” (Wander / Wonder)
18. Courtship Ritual – “Abuela” (Pith)
19. Clams Casino – “Angels” (Instrumental II)
20. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” (Fear Fun)
21. Baths – “Rafting Starlit Everglades” (Cerulean)
22. Washed Out – “Amor Fati” (Within and Without)
23. Classixx – “Hanging Gardens” (Hanging Gardens)
24. M.I.A. – “Believer” (/\/\ /\ Y /\)
25. Fort Romeau – “Theo” (Kingdoms)
26. Cut Copy – “Feel the Love” (In Ghost Colours)
27. múm – “Sunday Night Just Keeps on Rolling” (Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK)
28. Gorillaz – “Empire Ants” (Plastic Beach)
29. Ulrich Schnauss – “Suddenly the Trees Are Giving Way” (Far Away Trains Passing By)
30. Twin Sister – “Kimmi in a Rice Field” (In Heaven)
31. Boards of Canada – “Roygbiv” (Music Has a Right to Children)
32. Aphex Twin – “Flim” (Come to Daddy)
33. Grouper – “Vital” (The Man Who Died in His Boat)
34. DJ Shadow – “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt” (Endtroducing….)
35. Kraftwerk – “Franz Schubert” (Trans-Europe Express)