I’m writing this post in parts.
I’m currently at uni (on a Saturday) and I’m meant to be transcribing some interview data. But even though I’ve had some amazing and illuminating chats with young people about music-making and I love listening back to them, the actual practice of typing, command tabbing back and forth between Word and iTunes, constantly pressing rewind and pause gets tedious, and is currently making me feel nauseous. So, what better than listening to the potential tracks for the September tape (as I write there are 29 – should lose about half of those) and writing this here intro. But then again, the intro has ended up looking more like a tedious and nausea inducing account of my morning.
And so we come full circle.
It’s Sunday morning, and that Saturday morning diatribe is gone. I feel better, – it’s quite nice outside. It’s meant to be a warm one although those northerly winds are forecast. I get hayfever pretty bad – yesterday’s account was partially effected by that. And the northerly winds bring up all that pollen and dust in the air, so I think it’s an inside day for me. I’m still going through the tracks for September – slowly dwindling them down as the waft of bacon and eggs sifts through from the kitchen. Although this bacon and eggs wasn’t mine, the smell of it puts me in a fucking good mood. And that sun’s still out too.
The tracks this month are essentially everything you want in a mixtape. Or, everything you want in a monthly mixtape. Or maybe just what I want in a monthly mixtape that I do each month that usually comes about 12 days later than it technically should.
So anyway, the tracks. Some lovely warm guitar pop from SMILE, Harley Young & The Haymakers and FLOWERTRUCK, some strange and wonderful sounds from Tetrahedra, kučka and AFXJIM and some of that euphoric pop music from Brightly and Owen Rabbit that I’m always going to be a sucker for. And of course all the other acts – thanks for making this September tape one of the best yet!
DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE TAPE (Right Click/Save As)
Here it is. Smack bang, ready for your shortened week (if you were lucky enough to just have a long weekend that is. Soz if not).
As always, the tape runs all over your genres, from some of that lovely jangle pop to some grungy stuff to whatever on earth Cut Copy are doing nowadays. And that new edit from The Avalanches makes me hard.
DOWNLOAD (Right Click/Save As)
James X. Boyd – Paul K. & The Downtown Specials
The Stevens – Hindsight
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I Am Not A Man Unless I Have A Woman
Cull – World Inside Your Head (Right Click/Save As)
Violent Soho – Saramona Said
Naysayer & Gilsun – All That Good Work
Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
Hunters & Collectors – Talking To A Stranger (The Avalanches Rework)
World’s End Press – Reformation Age
Martin King – I’ll Be
Animaux – Alaska (Right Click/Save As)
Amaya Laucirica – Found Some Secret
The Ancients – Hey Now
Jonti x Big Scary – Slumming It In Paradise
Paul Macadam – Hackit (Right Click/Save As)
Woah. No, you didn’t read that incorrectly. This is the September edition of the maamf mixtape series. After a crazy busy month or so, I’ve finally gotten round to chucking all my fave tracks of the month into one tape. All local stuff, all fucking good.
Electric Empire – Changin’
Hungry Kids of Hungary – Sharp Shooter
Maxi – From The Start
Step-Panther – Maybe Later
Damn Terran – Pills
South City Sushi Cop – Bad Blocks
DEJA – Luststruck (Cosmo Black Remix)
Twerps – Work It Out