PK Mixtape 2011 - Tracks | Tributes | Discoveries

After sharing loads of mixes on this Tumblr blog, I thought I would have a go at making one myself - this is actually the first time I have attempted a digital one, so if you spot any flaws - that’s why. I’m not a sound engineer, nor am I a DJ, and I didn’t see any need to create some sort of end-of-2011 list as there are more experienced and knowledgeable people who do that. If anyone has some constructive criticism, feel free to let me know …

This is a collection of tracks that have been played a lot on my iPod Touch, some things I have shared on this Tumblr blog that have been of interest, and some tributes to people who have passed away this year, or the anniversary of their passing.

TRACKLIST:

01) Ant City - Kuedo (2011) [00:00:00]
Great atmospheric album - like Nosaj Thing went back to the early 80s, kidnapped Vangelis to make another sci-fi soundtrack with an 808 drum machine

02) Separator - Radiohead (2011) [00:03:11]
Last track to their ‘King Of Limbs’ album

03) VCR (Four Tet Remix) - The XX (2010) [00:08:26]
I rebloged this from notational - someone who I have been following for ages who, among the other things he does, has good taste in music

04) Bright Shadows - TOKiMONSTA (2011) [00:16:44]
From her ‘Creature Dreams’ EP released this year

05) Confusion - DJ Soulscape Feat. 각나그네 (2003) [00:20:26]
Musical curiosity has led me to this Korean Hip-Hop DJ (I’ve posted two of his mixes here + here) and very recently received a couple of his albums. This track is one of two on this mix that appear from his ‘Lovers’ album. I don’t understand a word being said, but the delivery and production is great.

06) Le Corbeau Et Le Renard - Dynastie Crisis (1970) [00:25:59]
Posted earlier this year, the French prog-rock band Dynastie Crisis, who didn’t get any recognition in their time, produced a track which to modern ears sounds like Hip-Hop … all the way back in 1970 …

07) Push Me Pull You - Futurisk (1982) [00:28:44]
I somehow managed to come across the musical genre ‘Synth Punk’, and I love this jam …

08) Futura - Battles (2011) [00:31:04]
From their ‘Gloss Drop’ album

09) Trapped - Boards Of Canada (1995) [00:37:17]
A catchy remix allegedly put together by the Boards of Canada (under the pseudonym Hell Interface, found on one of their mixtapes (video here)

10) Gratitude - Acoustic Ladyland (2009) [00:40:49]
Discovered this on a mix for an ATP event in London curated by Portishead. The track is taken from their album ‘Living WIth A Tiger’, an instrumental rock album that tests how the saxaphone can be a lead instrument in the genre. I enjoyed it.

11) Me And The Devil - Gil Scott-Heron (2010) [00:45:02]
RIP to the guy who wrote ‘The Television Will Not Be Televised’ amongst others …

12) Always Crashing In The Same Car - David Bowie (1977) [00:48:33]
Somehow late to the party, I bought Bowie’s ‘Low’ album this year - besides, you can’t really go wrong with putting Bowie in a mixtape …

13) I Just Want To - Reggie Watts (2009) [00:52:00]
Just a great track put together on the spot - it is probably better appreciated on the video (which you can see here)

14) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - John Barry (????) [00:55:22]
A composer who did have a talent for bringing style and drama to the films he worked on … RIP

15) Another One Bites Da Funk - Daft Queen (2009 redo, originally 2003) [00:58:01]
Earlier this year, Google celebrated Freddie Mercury’s would-be birthday in one of their doodle’s, it was also the 20th anniversary of his passing. I wouldn’t say I was a Queen fan, but looking now he was a great talent and personality, something sadly lacking in modern times. This mash-up with Freddie’s vocals escalates the fun factor of the original (you can get the track here)

16) Jasmine - DJ Soulscape Feat. 청안 (2003) [01:01:55]
Last track on this mix is another one from DJ Soulscape’s ‘Lovers’ album, a simple upbeat track to end on. I still have no idea what is being said …

This mix is posted on Soundcloud, so if you would rather hear it there, click here

(via prostheticknowledge:)

great mix :)

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    (via prostheticknowledge:) great mix :)
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  8. torngarsuk said: sweetos, great selection
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