2017 In Aspic - Episode 9
This is an eclectic mix that leans towards alternative, ska, and synthesizer tunes.
I started off the list with Girl On Saxophone X by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. I always dig kicking things off with a groovy instrumental. From there, I simply played whatever song sounded best next, without consideration for artist or genre.
When it was all said and done, it told a story that was more varied by the ages of the artists than by the style of music. I totally get off having sixteen year old Selena Gomez followed by ninety-two year old Chuck Berry. It wasn't intended, it just sounded good together.
The mix also varies from mature artists (Paul Weller, The Selecter) to established artists (Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg) to rising artists (Fever Ray, Foxygen). I feel it speaks to an underpinning vibe that touches us all.
I hope you dig it.
Here is the playlist:
Girl On Saxophone X by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
Big Boys by Chuck Berry
Mysteries Of Nature by Mouth Breather
To The Moon And Back by Fever Ray
Something To Remember Me By by The Horrors
Utopia by Austra
Deadly Valentine by Charlotte Gainsbourg
No Distraction by Beck
Follow The Leader by Foxygen
Shine On Me by Dan Auerbach
Woo Se Mama by Paul Weller
Frontline by The Selecter
Gravediggin' by The Buttertones
And, as always, you can catch all of my mixtape on my Mixcloud page.