The 139 Mix Tape
6 August 2009
Ever since installing my very first music production program (which, for posterity, I believe was Impulse Tracker) I've wanted to create the ultimate mix; a kind of audio anthology that uniquely represents my musical DNA.
Two years ago I started that mix and yesterday I finished it. (With about a 19 month sabbatical)
Obviously, I have more favourite tunes than I could fit onto fifty CDs, so it was no easy task whittling them down to the perfect balance of 80s cheese and bass rattling beats. In the end 139 tracks made it into a 46 minute mix. A mashup of everything from The Chemical Brothers to The Cure, Stone Roses to Snoop Dogg, and Fake Blood to Pharrell.
Download it. Listen. Get to know me. Maybe dance a bit.
If you like it I might try it again in ten years time.
First person to correctly list all 139 songs gets my 12" LP of Rick Astley's seminal album "Whenever You Need Somebody". (Unfortunately he didn't make the cut)
Update (2009-08-14) I've written up the tracklisting.
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