Last week's music committee assignment was to make a playlist for someone we didn't know. I really enjoyed the opportunity to make a mix cd for someone because I hadn't done it in ages. Now that I think of it, mixing tracks on traktor is not that different from creating a mixtape--you want songs that people are going to enjoy and sound good together. Still, it's been a while.
I guess the joke was that everyone was going to try and out-indie each other with b sides and the like.. I did end up putting on more 'unknown' tracks that I want people to know. That's okay, right? I also made my mix short (40 minutes). This is something I have been enjoying with my more recent mixes. For years and years, I put as much onto a disk that I could. While this makes sense (especially for making tracks for oneself) I like the playability of shorter mixtapes. I am very prone to switch listening to something mid-cd if it is long, and I assume a lot of other people are also. That being said, I have gotten some great 20 track cds that are better than my 10 track cds. I've been listening to mixes I've made/received all evening.. It is so enjoyable to hear old strings of songs I've grown used to and forgotten until now.
Since I only know laura a very little bit, my mix is less about the content of the songs as much as their overall sound. I think that a wide variety of people would like this mix.. please download it and let me know what you think!
63 MB, 41.8 minutes
1. Beck - Sexx Laws
2. Bishop Allen - The Chinatown Bus
3. The Daredevil Christopher Wright - How to Get My Head Back On My Shoulders
4. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Wednesday Week
5. George Harrison - Between the Devil And the Deep Blue Sea
6. Daniel Johnston - Funeral Home
7. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Dawn of the Dead
8. Hella - Biblical Violence
9. Dan Deacon - Snake Mistakes
10. Lykke Li - Little Bit (Death to the Throne Remix)
11. John Legend & Andre 3000 - Green Light (MSTRKRFT Remix)
12. The Bloody Beetroots - Detroit (Ghetto Edit)
All of these artists are awesome I hiiighly recommend you go out and buy a cd or two from them. Thanks!