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It’s only been since, like, April since I did one of these things. I’m frankly amazed I remembered the password after all this time.
What follows is a non-stop mix of some of my favorite tracks that came out in 2010. It’s kinda dance-y. I figured you all might like to party. It sobers up a bit toward the end, but I leave you wanting another sip.
My resolution for 2011: Execution. If I stick to that, it means more time with friends and family, and taking care of my peeps — giving you good music that gets you through a hard day of keeping it real.
Stay thirsty my friends. I have some thoughts brewing on a playlist around Design Thinking. I’m hoping to at least post one mix a month. I think that’s a reasonable goal, don’t you?
- The Chemical Brothers – “Dissolve” 06:15
- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – “In Motion” 04:31
- Daft Punk – “TRON Legacy (End Titles)” 03:08
- Janelle Monáe – “Dance Or Die (Feat. Saul Williams)” 03:03
- M.I.A. – “Xxxo” 02:48
- Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “As We Enter” 02:49
- OK Go – “End Love” 03:53
- Metric – “Black Sheep” 04:53
- Goldfrapp – “Rocket” 03:42
- Ladytron – “Ace of Hz” 03:14
- Groove Armada – “Paper Romance (White Light Version)” 06:21
- Flo Rida – “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)” 03:38
- Kanye West – “Lost In The World [Explicit]” 04:07
- Pharrell – “Fun, Fun, Fun” 03:32
- Crowded House – “Saturday Sun” 03:16
- Vampire Weekend – “Run” 03:43
- Arcade Fire – “Ready To Start” 04:07
- Crowded House – “Turn It Around” 03:55
- The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” 04:26
- Broken Bells – “The High Road” 03:45
- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” 04:04
- J Roddy Walston and the Business – “Don’t Break the Needle” 03:30
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UPDATE: I neglected to give you a bunch of links where you can download the mashups here and others I found. Those links are now included so you can give the artists, DJs and the geeks who support them some love.
This is an hour-long mashup of mashups. What is a mashup? Direct from Wikipedia…
is a song or composition created from the combination of the music from one song with the a cappella from another (also mash up and mash-up). These songs may be considered part of the bastard pop musical genre. “A mash-up is a song created out of pieces of two or more songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the music track of another…Mash-ups are incredible fun and a fascinating way to reexperience some of your favorite tunes.” 
In full swing at the start of the 21st century, mash ups have been described positively are “ultimate post-modern pop song[s]” or “‘culture jamming in its purest form'” and “display an analytical impulse…we actually hear how these songs resonate with one another, comment upon and affect one another…in a way, the music speaks for itself” . They have also been described negatively as “the logical extension of the sampling fever of the ’80s taken to its dumbest extreme”. Due to the questionable legal status of mash ups and little chance of profits “there’s a real punk rock attitude attached to the movement” .
So there you have it 🙂
- Battle Funktastic – Hotei vs. Rip Slyme (you’ll have to search for it, because it took me forever to find it after hearing it in 2006 when I was in Tokyo, which is the only place I’ve ever heard it other than my iPod)
- Funky Kommissar
- In Da Black (AC/DC vs. 50 Cent vs. Scissor Sisters)
- Thunder Busters (AC/DC vs. Ray Parker Jr.)
- Say No Go – De La Soul (using a sample off of “I Can’t Go For That” by Hall & Oates)
- Missin Kittin (Rolling Stones vs. Miss Kittin)
- The Way It Is – Prodigy (using the riff from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”)
- Britney – Dead or Alive? (Britney Spears vs. Dead or Alive vs. Daft Punk)
- Every Car You Chase (The Snow Police (The Police vs. Snow Patrol)
- The Way to Dirty Fame (David Bowie vs. Queen vs. Don Henley vs. Sly Fox)
- Warning, Rush Where It’s At (Big Audio Dynamite II vs. Beck vs. Green Day)
- Break Through Love (The Doors vs. Led Zeppelin)
- Cry Little Sister (I Need You Now) – The Lost Brothers
- Daft Prayer (Bon Jovi vs. Daft Punk)
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I road trip to Madison and regale you with selections from the shuffle in my iPod. Artists include Spoon, Muse, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Halford, G’N’R, The Aquabats, Atom + His Package, Kanye West + Daft Punk, The Roots, Stephen Marley, Modest Mouse, The Polyphonic Spree, Prince & The Revolution, Stealers’ Wheel and The English Beat.
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We continue the Radio Gen1us journey featuring a mix of upbeat tracks from artists at Lollapalooza 2006 and 2007. Artists include Common with Armand Van Helden, Stephen and Damien Marley, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, The Go! Team, Gnarls Barkley, Bjork, Bacalao, Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Justice and MC Chris.
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