Tuesday, July 20, 2010

mojito - A Genres & Judgments Mixture

Playlists used to be one of my grand specialties in another age, mainly of the 90-minute cassette tape. Hadn't made one for at least 5 years before this one, so I'm probably rusty, but dig it nonetheless.

This being a particularly sweltering mid-July in the Northeast, I had summer on the gray matter. So as I sat in my new apartment and somehow resisted turning on the A/C to keep my dollars in tow for autumn, I cobbled together some of the best music that was new to me in the last two or three months. And I only cheated once with The Explorers Club with that time frame, but they just scream summer and begged for inclusion.

There's a decent mix of styles here which I feel encapsulates the spirit of summer from the mad jam of a house party, to the longing crush you won't see for months, to the drink that tastes just a little better on a day with a high dew point, to the realization that fall's about to kick in and you better enjoy the heat while you still can. I tossed in two fantastic covers (Bob Dylan & Buddy Holly), and limited myself to only two tracks from Best Coast (my current musical obsession).

Btw, I just discovered blip.fm. So if you're feeling so inclined, become one of my listeners to see what music I'm into at any given moment. Without further delay, I present mojito.

Track list and download link after the jump.
 1. 1976 - RJD2
 2. Dirt Off Your Android - Jaydiohead
 3. Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat - Beck
 4. Done Did It - Blacroc (feat. Nicole Wray & NOE)
 5. King Of The Beach - Wavves
 6. That's The Way Boys Are - Best Coast
 7. Forever - The Explorers Club
 8. Everyday - Hellogoodbye
 9. Koop Island Blues - Koop
10. Dirty Laundry - Bitter:Sweet
11. Ten Cent Pistol - The Black Keys
12. The Ghost Who Walks - Karen Elson
13. People C'mon - Delta Spirit
14. Blue Blood Blues - The Dead Weather
15. Up All Night - Best Coast
16. Shame - The Avett Brothers
17. o0Oo0Oo - Oberhofer
18. Make Light - Passion Pit

Listen here.

1 comment:

Mark C. Bisi said...

Dang, Jon, you beat me to Wavves! Crucial mix.