Thursday, August 31, 2006

RnR Star Summer Mix 2006



First of all I'd like to thank my band-mates DJ Adidas1 and EngineerFred for their excellent summer mixes. Great stuff! Tough acts to follow...

I've zipped both of their mixes for you to download:

DJ Adidas1: Summer 2K6: It’s All Worldbeat To Me.zip
More info on the mix here.

EngineerFred: Look! A Shiny Thing!.zip
More info on the mix here.

I had a huge write-up ala Pitchfork prepared for my mix, but then totally changed my mind and decided to go "minimalist" with it. You know what I like by now, right? Well, here are the tunes that were rockin' my summer in 2 CD form. A couple of notes on the mixtapes:
  • All these artists I either saw live this year or they released (or will release) an album in the US in 2006. Trust me, some of these albums I've had for a long time (Cribs, Art Brut, etc).
  • Obviously most of these tunes have been posted all over the blogosphere. A lot of them I've even posted before. Then again, so what? I really wanted to give you my "honest" mix.
  • It was extremely difficult to narrow this mix down to 2 CDs.
  • I'm sure you'll find at least 2 songs on the mix you'll really love, and at least 2 which you'll really hate.
  • Every mix tape needs something funny on it. Again, I think you can see I've included a couple of these.
  • My favorite 2 tunes I could listen to over-and-over: 1) The Arctic Monkeys, and 2) Silversun Pickups.
  • By far the dirtiest song on the mix: "Bump" by Spank Rock.... It really takes off about 1 minute into the tune. It's definitely rated "NC17" kids! A+ song, though.
  • [ Insert you favorite "Art Brut... Top of the Pops" comment here ]
  • Birdmonster (a blogger favorite) rocks.
  • What "rocked" your summer? Let me know... if you've got a mix online leave a comment. I'd love to check it out and I'll amend this post with a link to your mix. Seriously.
  • I don't have pictures of Tom and Katie's baby, sorry.
  • I've got 2 local bands on this mix. They're both pretty obvious. I wanted to include more... sorry. Yes, I'm talking to you, White Light Riot.
  • As I'm typing this, I already want to change at least 2 tunes.
  • I've been "Lost In Boston" before...
  • Skateboarding is not a crime.
  • My second choice for the name of this mix: "Fuck, I hate mowing my lawn mix 2006".
  • Turn the songs up. The mix is best enjoyed at high volume.
  • And yeah... Jack White is a genius.



RnR Star Summer Mix 2006 CD 1
download full CD 1 as .zip

01: Youth Group - Forever Young
02: Art Brut - Formed A Band
03: Hot Chip - Boy From School
04: Phoenix - Long Distance Call
05: Ghostface Killah - Shakey Dog
06: The Alarmists - She Will Love Again (Hey Kid)
07: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
08: The Walkmen - Lost In Boston
09: Sia - Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)
10: Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
11: Razorlight - America
12: Towers Of London - Fuck It Up
13: Regina Spektor - On The Radio
14: Birdmonster - 'Cause You Can
15: Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy
16: The Cribs - The Wrong Way To Be
17: Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
18: Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place (Josh Wink Remix)

RnR Star Summer Mix 2006 CD 2
download full CD 2 as .zip

01: Sound Team: Movie Monster
02: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
03: Prototypes - Danse Sur La Merde
04: Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push
05: Lily Allen - Smile
06: The Knife - Heartbeats (Rex The Dog Remix)
07: The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
08: Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
09: Band Of Horses - The Funeral
10: The Strokes - Heart In A Cage
11: We Are Scientists - Can't Lose
12: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
13: Primal Scream - Country Girl
14: Pet Shop Boys feat. Elton John - In Private (Stuart Crichton Club Mix)
15: The Rakes - 22 Grand Job
16: Spank Rock - Bump
17: Dirty Pretty Things - Deadwood
18: Tapes 'n Tapes - Jakov's Suite
19: Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance

As always, if you like the artists, please support them: Buy the CDs and go to the shows. I do. Thanks for reading my blog.

Note: I have one more very personal and emotional post coming up before I leave for Europe. I haven't done one of these in quite a while... Stay tuned.

- Steve

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

great mix, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Lazy Eye is killer!

c said...

muse rocked my summer. the raconteurs rock my world. oddly, in mixed company, i also listened to the new razorlight and keane a lot. (duck). your mix is awesome. rock star.

Ryan said...

Brilliant!!!

taylor said...

Yeah, thanks. This stuff is great.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the mix! you have a great air for music!

Anonymous said...

You have shown me some good music.

Rache said...

you have grerat taste in music!

I love over half the songs on here.

Anonymous said...

Great songs!

Visit Europe / The Netherlands again around 17 18 19 august 2007 and visit a "camping flight to lowlands" (www.lowlands.nl) you`ll love it!

Roundeyeblues said...

Great, great tunes. I especially love The Knife and Band of Horses. The whole Horses album is astounding. Oh and the girl in that photo is a bona fide hottie!!

Jeremy said...

Agreed, fantastic mixes. So many goodies.

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Anonymous said...

band of horses is great
heart in a cage probably my fav song ever :)

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