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Hey hey! Thursday is the new Friday (well, this week anyway). The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and it kinda makes me want to move my little ol”™ dancing feet.
Tomorrow, as you well know, is a bank holiday. Since we”™re not at work, we”™ve decided to run a collaborative playlist on the theme of “Guilty Pleasures”. You can find the playlist HERE – get adding your tracks, and we”™ll publish it tomorrow. We”™re expecting the demand to be pretty high for this bad-boy, so try not to add more than 2 or 3 tracks, otherwise it”™ll be far too big (huh huh that”™s what she said).
Anyway, today”™s is one of mine. Enjoy!
Find the playlist RIGHT HEREZLES!
David”™s Attempt At A Kind Of Lo-Fi, Downtempo Mix, Book-ended With A Few Tracks To Get The Blood Flowing Again
- M83 – Teen Angst
- Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
- Dntel – Fear of Corners
- Bonobo, Andreya Triana – Eyesdown
- Sutro – Undying
- Four Tet – My Angel Rocks Back And Forth
- The Album Leaf – Broken Arrow
- Thomas Fehlmann – Slinky
- Infantjoy – Ghosts
- Sarah Fimm – Strange
- Cranes – Panorama
- B. Fleischmann – First Times
- Thievery Corporation – Shoalin Satellite
- All India Radio – Lo Fi Groovy
- Jon Hopkins – Light Through The Veins
- Tycho – The Disconnect
- Rumpistol, Tesnelda – Free Fall
- Env(itre) – 2wei
- Black Mold – Pristine Boobies
- M-Seven – Bilocation
- Bat For Lashes – What”™s A Girl To Do? (Plaid Remix)
- I Broke My Robot – Not So Fast, You”™re Hurting Me
- DJ Zinc – Casino Royale
- Tenorio Jr. – Nebulosa (Nu:Tone Remix)
- Doctor P – Sweet Shop
This playlist was my attempt at a kind of lo-fi, downtempo mix, book-ended with a few tracks to get the blood flowing again (I hope you got that from the title). A couple of these tracks were inspired by an evening listening to various SomaFM stations, some of them are personal favourites that I just had to find space for, and a couple more were picked almost at random from my “must play these next” list (and shoehorned in as best as I could manage).
M83”™s “Teen Angst” is a wicked track, in my opinion. Someone described them to me as a combination of the best elements of Ulrich Schnauss, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine, and I”™d say that was a pretty succint way of describing them. This track in particular exudes funk and makes me want to strap on my dancin”™ wellies. Better way to start a playlist? Haven”™t found it yet.
I have a hardon for Telefon Tel Aviv. This track was the very first one I added to the collaborative playlist Thom and I created that sparked the idea and kick-started Spotisfaction. Good times. Good times indeed.
I know a couple of people have submitted playlists with tracks by The Postal Service, so here”™s Jimmy Tamborello (one half of The Postal Service along with Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie) working under the his solo pseudonym, Dntel. Electro-pop? Yes. Good? Very. Start with his album “Life Is Full of Possibilites” if you like this track.
Man, I properly heart The Album Leaf. Not much more to say about this one.
I am going out to buy “The Humbucking Coil” by B. Fleischmann, and I recommend you do the same. “First Times” is little stabby guitar notes in triple time, with perfect organ droning. The rest of the album has been stuck on replay for the whole evening. Annoying, really, when you”™re trying to come up with a playlist and all you want to do is listen to one artist. If that”™s not a good enough recommendation, I don”™t know what is.
When I first heard Jon Hopkin”™s “Light Through The Veins” I got goosebumps. It”™s a heart-warming, almost europhic track and as such was pretty much perfect for the mid-section of the playlist. It”™s basic – just one chord progression for the entire song, but his layering is so subtle that it never gets old. Bliss.
“Pristine Boobies” by Black Mold. Because I have them. Check ”˜em out, I give you permission to grope.
I don”™t think “Not So Fast, You”™re Hurting Me” by I Broke My Robot really fits into this playlist, if I”™m completely honest. Probably a bit too glitchy. I couldn”™t get rid of it, though, cos I smile every time I hear the robotic voice that graces various breaks in this track. Tee hee, robots.
The last track of today”™s playlist, Doctor P, was a recommendation from Rob da Bank”™s Twitter feed. Honestly, I have a lot of love for Mr. da Bank, so anything he recommends is worth a listen as far as I”™m concerned. And, to be honest, I wasn”™t disappointed.
Thanks folks, hope you enjoy.