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i’ve been feeling a little nostalgic as of late, so this month’s mix is a collection of songs i listened to heavily when i was around 21 (give or take a year). here are the tracks, most of them listened to on a CASSETTE TAPE and each one with it’s own associated memory.
hope you enjoy this as much as 21-year old me did!
xoxo, chanel no. 5
this coming academic year is full of unknowns for me. the only thing i do (sort of) know is that i will be finishing my degree and it will require a lot of hard work. but beyond that, i have no idea what will happen: what kind of job i will get, where i will live, how i will get there, etc, etc. but if i’ve learned anything in my three decades of life, it’s that we’ll never know anything with certainty. so the best thing to do is to focus on what i know now. in some strange way, these songs seem to capture what it means to sit and reflect on what i have and what is now. they captivate me in a way where my wandering mind doesn’t want to wander, and just wants to stay and listen for a while (or at least for the 30 minutes or so).
chanel no. 5
this mix is a collection of (mostly) new(ish) stuff i’ve been listening to. generally, my mixes are a hodgepodge of songs from the past and songs from the present, but this mix is actually comprised of stuff that has come out relatively recently.
i think this might be my favorite mix i’ve made so far this year. there’s a sentiment it captures that stirs something in me. i can’t describe it, but i certainly feel it when i listen to these tracks.
some liner notes: the CFCF EP exercises is aces. i haven’t been so enchanted by an album like this in a long while (see my previous post). the violens LP, true, came out this month and it’s fantastic. although some of the songs were previously released last year, the versions on the album have been remixed. stream the album and read about the backstories behind the songs HERE. the ditt inre EP is set to be released by cascine on May 29. it’s the perfect combination of R&B beats, dark synth sounds, and beachy tropicalia. sort of like a summer rainstorm by the beach.
xoxo, chanel no. 5
i was on a bit of a nostalgia kick this month… i present “the softer side of 90’s alternative” mix!
1. “feed the tree” by belly
2. “here’s where the story ends” by the sundays
3. “stay (i missed you) by lisa loeb and nine stories
4. “luka” by suzanne vega
5. “wonderful” by adam ant
6. “a letter to elise” by the cure
7. “dreams” by the cranberries
8. “bittersweet” by big head todd and the monsters
9. “disarm” by the smashing pumpkins
10. “fade into you” by mazzy star
11. “everyday is like sunday” by morrissey
12. “because the night” by 10,000 maniacs
i hope these bring back some nice memories of baby doll dresses and late nights watching alternative nation with kennedy on MTV!
this new mix has the general indie-pop sounds i like: dream pop, chillwave, folk, jangle pop, and electronic pop. however, i think there’s also a new age flavor this month…
i like to make my december mix a bit of a yearly round-up mix. this is a collection of 10 tracks/bands that i really enjoyed this year.
download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?4hdhf3h88j38d87
here’s a handful of songs i threw together for the long holiday weekend.
download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?4yxn4pp7fn1ooje
merry christmas to you and yours!