Sunday, March 3, 2024

377 Shoegaze-ish mix 3

Third shoegaze mix from 2010ish.  I was going for more of the dream pop side of shoegaze with this mix, of course I got distracted and added a few other sub-genres in there.  

00:00  Fleeting Joys - Go and Come Back
04:19  Love Spirals Downward - Eudaimonia
07:13  Cocteau Twins - Hazel
09:50  Ulrich Schnauss - Look At The Sky
13:54  Arctic Plateau - Alive
16:56  Pinkshinyultrablast - Honeybee
19:11  The Sleepover Disaster - Code Breaker
23:33  Sharesprings - Fix Your Eyes On
28:17  Blind Mr. Jones - Dolores
32:50  Sleepmakeswaves - One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
38:54  27 - Brighter Days
42:40  Trespassers William - Vapour Trail (Ride)
47:29  Jessica Bailiff - Shadow
52:07  The Voices - Black Lights
56:11  Like Honey - Five Minute Dream
59:29  Je Suis Animal - Secret Place
61:47  Kendra Smith - Stars Are In Your Eyes
65:31  Jeniferever - Atlantis Arise!

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Friday, March 1, 2024

376 Shoegaze-ish mix 2

Next historical mix from 2010ish, and heading into the noisier side of shoegaze this time.  Half the mix are doubles from the same artist, the rest are not.  I really don't know what I was thinking, and probably lost sight of the "theme" as I was pulling tracks together.  

00:00  Readymade - Maryland, That Means Good
00:29  A Place To Bury Strangers - I Know I'll See You
04:28  A Place To Bury Strangers - Just Out Of Reach (JAMC)
07:55  The Raveonettes - I Wanna Be Adored (Stone Roses)
11:28  The Raveonettes - Young and Beautiful
14:30  Ceremony - Nothing In The Sun
18:02  Ceremony - No Good For You
21:27  Skywave - Wear This Dress
24:08  Skywave - Over and Over
28:37  Have A Nice Life - Trespassers W
34:17  The Legends - Seconds Away
36:10  To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - I Box Twenty
40:16  We Were Promised Jetpacks - This Is My House, This Is My Home
43:23  Cut City - Like Ashes Like Millions
48:10  Cut City - Such Verve
51:08  Ringo Deathstarr - Some Kind of Sad
53:05  Fleeting Joys - Lovely Crawl
56:35  Scarling - Wave of Mutilation (Pixies)
59:19  Jesu - The Funeral Party (The Cure)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

375 Shoegaze-ish mix 1

The next four mixes I made for myself guessing around 2010, and likely gave my wife a copy.  Mostly shoegazer stuff here, with some post-punk thrown in for good measure.  Had this playing in our car last week and my wife said she loved it all over again and remembered it from 10-15 years back.  I remember going on a shoegaze spree when I was compiling this.  Trying to find new (at the time) and underground tracks that I wasn't familiar with.  

00:00  800beloved - The Skeleton Collection
04:11  The Meeting Places - Now I Know You Could Never Be The One
08:09  Air Formation - It's Over Now
12:42  Alcian Blue - A Fading Smile
16:58  Sad Day For Puppets - Little Light
20:07  Strawberry Whiplash - Factory Girl
23:10  Asobi Seksu - Thursday
27:22  Monster Movie - Vanishing Act
31:19  Malory - Sleeper
35:25  She, Sir - I Love You, Blowtorch Eyes
38:53  Silver Screen - Won't You Ever Know
42:00  The Pains of Being Pure At Heart- Higher Than The Stars
45:40  Adorable - Submarine
50:00  The Boo Radleys - Time Fades Fast
53:01  Mojave Three - Breaking The Ice
57:01  The Leisure Society - A Short Weekend Begins With Longing
60:05  Sigur Ros - Hljomalind
64:47  Alt-ctrl-sleep - Ghost
67:32  Asobi Seksu - Strawberries (Ulrich Schnauss remix)
71:01  Slowdive - When The Sun Hits

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Monday, February 26, 2024

374 An Old Dub Mix featuring me

Fairly certain I made this mix in 2008 because of the inclusion of DubXanne.  

Some shameless self-promotion here, probably the first time I've shared my own music on this blog.  I was remix swapping with API  (a good friend I made on the Cloud Zero email list, for fans of the Legendary Pink Dots) at the time I made this mix CDr, and my dub mix caught the attention of Frankie Bones on myspace (that should help solidify the date).  There are two or three versions of this track that were floating about the internet; my original demo which I sent to API - and he shared with others not realizing I wasn't done.  He responded back to me by adding about another minute of his touches/additional remix to the track.  I felt that he had taken it away from the dub I had intended, and made it into more of a dub-house track.  I then stripped some of his additions, remixed a couple of his added samples and extended my demo into the track heard here.

The rest of this playlist comes from tracks I was really excited to find in my constant search for great dub music.  Pretty sure I only had the free sample of the Itch-E and Scratch-E track, which is one of Andy Rantzen's aliases.  I struck up a friendship with him based on my unyielding adoration of the Pelican Daughters.  That isn't THE Sonic Boom on this mix, I was confused by that for many years and recently found out it is actually a pseudonym of Victor Axlerod.  He should be known to anyone into Daptone records, and was a longtime member of Antibalas and The Dap-Kings.  The His Name is Alive tracks are quite fantastic, "Cinnamon Sound System" is from the Friendly Science 7" they put out, and is one of my most cherished pieces of vinyl.  As I mentioned on a previous mix, I am likely to include Twilight Circus on every future dub mix, applies to ones I created 15 years ago as well.

00:00  Tino - Sunday Dub
05:27  The Dub Project - Smokey
10:34  Linval Thompson - Jamaican Colley (Version)
14:16  Jah Wobble & The Chinese Dub Orchestra - Dragon and Phoenix Dub
16:35  Sly & Robbie - Jah In Dub
19:57  Big Youth - Dub is What We Need
23:56  Sonic Boom - The Dub and The Restless
28:24  Earth and Stone - False Rulers Dub
31:46  Mykal Rose - No Burial
36:40  His Name Is Alive - One Year Dub
40:34  His Name Is Alive - Cinnamon Sound System
44:19  The Aggrovators - Dub on My Pillow
47:28  Doreen & Soul Vendors - Sugar (Version)
50:12  Lloyd's All Stars - Dread Dub (It Dread Out Deh Version)
53:26  Ranking Joe - Don't Follow Babylon
57:38  DubXanne - Walking on the Moon (Walking on the Dub)
63:26  Pablo Moses - Dubbing Is A Must
68:05  The Clash - Robber Dub
72:40  Itch-e & Scratch-e - Creepydub
73:13  API - Left Hand Dub (by m00zl3r)

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

373 Chris' second mix

Only slightly less diverse than then last offering from Chris.  This is a solid late 90's punk mix aside from the first two tracks on side B.  It was a running joke that I hate NOFX, and my friends would always put one of their tracks on a mix just to spite me, or in their words "trying to covert me."  Despite being out of place, it is nice to have Portishead and the Dream Syndicate as a break in the flow here.  Some more hardcore/metal incorporated in side two.  Rather surprised to find Incubus in the mix, as I don't remember that track or Chris ever being a fan of theirs.  However, Chris was the biggest Faith No More fan I can remember, until this one girlfriend of his, and when they broke up I don't think he listened to them anymore.  I'm sure I don't have all the pieces to that story.  Part of the fun of being friends with a band is having bootleg copies of their rare tracks that didn't make it on a CD.  Sadly that Los Villains track is lost to the ages...or until I hook up a cassette player and rip it from this mix.  I swapped out another song from them to close this mix.

00:00  Naked Raygun - 12XU
01:49  Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
04:30  The Beltones - Fuck You Anyway
06:31  Hot Water Music - Incisions
10:49  The Dread - Chaos
12:18  Citizen Fish - Experiment Earth
14:32  The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
17:30  I-Spy - Sixty Billion Served
19:40  Swingin Utters - Movers & Morons
22:45  Youth Brigade - Violence
24:53  The Misfits - Las Caress
26:48  NOFX - The Bag
29:28  Bad Religion - You
31:31  Dropkick Murphys - Boys on the Docks
34:00  The Templars - Land of the Morning Calm
36:55  Guttermouth - Just A Fuck
38:06  Propagandhi - Utter Crap Song
39:32  88 Fingers Louie - Inside Myself
42:10  Dead Kennedys - Government Flu

44:13  Portishead - Roads
49:14  The Dream Syndicate - Someplace Better Than This
52:45  aMiniature - Singer's Strut
55:41  At The Drive-In - Mannequin Republic
58:41  Snapcase - Bleeding Orange
61:53  Ignite - Pay To Cum
65:06  Nailbomb - Blind and Lost
66:58  Sepultura - Policia
68:27  Inside Out - Sacrifice
70:53  Gorilla Biscuits - Two Sides
72:48  Fugazi - Five Corporations
75:14  Incubus - Version
78:41  Faith No More - Be Aggressive
82:18  Quicksand - Unfulfilled
85:40  (missing) Los Villains - This is You / Marked Card 

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

372 Mark's fourth mix

More from my late high school days.  I call this the "Slipping Fishbone in four times" mix for obvious reasons.  Nothing significant here, just a good mix of stuff likely would have appeared 120 minutes on MTV back in the day. 

00:00  Jane's Addiction - Rock & Roll
04:04  Jane's Addiction - Sympathy
09:22  REM - The One I Love
12:32  Babes in Toyland - Bruise Violet
15:18  Fishbone - If I Were A...I'd
16:08  Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles
20:55  My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
25:04  Smashing Pumpkins - Siva
29:21  Fishbone - Servitude
34:35  PJ Harvey - Sheela-Na-Gig
37:44  Lush - Untogether
41:04  Chapterhouse - Pearl (edit)
45:46  Blind Melon - Dear Ol' Dad
48:49  Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Capital Letters
51:32  Fishbone - If I Were A...I'd 
51:58  Smashing Pumpkins - Window Paine
57:32  Jane's Addiction - Ain't No Right
61:03  Fishbone - They All Have Abandoned Their Hopes
65:52  Dinosaur Jr - Green Mind

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