25.9.13

What would you put on a 90min mixtape today..?



In a couple of recent conversations, I have been reminded how amazing mixtapes were. It was always exciting when a friend handed over a badly edited tape containing songs illicitly bootlegged off the radio or copied off another scratchy tape. You would sit down with a pencil and manually wind the tape to a point where it played the song you like.

These mix tapes would generally be around 90 minutes long and you would exchange them back and forth with friends and cousins until the tape reel began to cut or get tangled.

Anyway at the end of these conversations, I wondered what songs I would put on a mix tape if I were to create one today. See below for the result and you can listen in the video playlist above. It ended up being a real mixture of stuff from different times and genres. It took me about 10 minutes to write the songs down as I did not want to overthink it. What would you have on your 90 minute mixtape?

A 90-minute mixtape....

112 - Only You
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Debussy - Arabesque no 2
Kensuke Kuwata - Naminori Jonny
Phoenix - If I ever feel better
Natascha Atlas - Gafsa
Bebel Gilberto - August Day Song
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Tortured Soul - Fall in Love
Lupe Fiasco - Paris, Tokyo
The Roots - You Got Me
Marvin Gaye - Sunny
LMFAO - Party Rock
Madeon - Pop Culture
Whitesnake - Is this love?
Musiq - Teach Me
Jay Z/Kanye - Gotta Have It
Atif Aslam - Pehli Nazar Mein
Ed Sheerin - The A Team
Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse - Body and Soul
Method Man/D'Angelo - Break Ups to Make Ups
Jill Scott - Daydream
Jamiroquai - Picture of my Life
2pac - Do 4 Luv
Mark Ronson/Nate Dogg - Oooh Weee
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Coming
Keith Sweat - Nobody
Lil Jon - Shots
Honey Cone - If I can't Fly
Minnie Ripperton - Loving You
Earth, Wind and Fire - September