2010 Maxi Single Summer Mix
The annual summer jam mix tape assemblage has become the rite of passage into these scalding and shimmering months ahead. This year it seems stress prevails -- brown pelicans, world cup follies, ulcer-baseball, skin tight budget, sweat, sweat, sweat -- so in the making of my Maxi Single Summer Mix I went to exhale, gathering together songs that extend with bonus beats and, for lack of a better term, chilled anti-ambition (a few blasters in place to keep it in the now). This is the summer to unwind, reset to zero, and keep hope alive (even if already dead). Please don't see this as doom-speak, quite the contrary -- it's a quiet retreat, for lack of a better term, off the grid, away from screens and phones and deafening trends and nostalgic whims. All of that fodder remains, because it has to, but for now it can sit in the rear until September. Here's to no shoes, horseshoes, fresh lime, and raw sugar.
2010 Maxi Single Summer Mix (Right Click to Save)
1. Peter Godwin – Images of Heaven
2. CEO – Illuminata
3. Wally Badarou – Chief Inspector
4. Golden Aces – Africa
5. Carly Simon – Why?
6. Sky Ferriera - One
7. Dominique Young Unique – Blaster
8. Everything But the Girl – Missing
9. Michael Francis – Survivor
10. New Edition – Once in a Lifetime Groove
11. Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off
12. The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me
Please download (or just hit play while you read on further) -- place on your nearest compact disc or empeethree player -- jam and repeat as often as necessary. This is my first attempt at the seamless mix, so bear with the edits. You should enjoy it nonetheless. Proactive comments will be rewarded with more of these in the near future.