Jim recently mocked me (he’ll tell you it was just an “observation”) that I’m stuck in the 80s. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m a child of the 80s and no doubt influenced by the cheesy pop-rock that dominated Casey Kasum’s American Top Forty. Starting in college, and most notably attending the ZooTV tour for U2, I was exposed to Public Enemy and Big Audio Dynamite II and that pushed me down the Indie/Alternative path that would weave through the fabric of growing up 90s.
This led to a fervent and strong love of hip hop, beyond LL Cool J, Run DMC or even Digital Underground.
This mix is a heavy blend of progressive hip hop and electronica and some trip-hop. There’s no other theme here other than to serve notice that I’m not stuck in some scene in a John Hughes film.
That said, there are often moments I hear Wang Chung’s “Fire in the Twilight” — pretty much everyday.
Insomnia after a decent mid-afternoon nap and a good weekend meeting new friends brings you an eclectic mix from the likes of Lily Allen, William Shatner and Ben Folds, Röyksopp, Chemical Brothers, Alexkid, Mos Def, Smashing Pumpkins, Damian Marley, Moonbabies, Serge Gainsbourg, Matisyahu, Super Furry Animals, Broadcast, Neil Finn & Friends, Donovan, Sheila E., The Streets, Crowded House, A Tribe Called Quest and my local fave, Sleep Out. Continue reading “#0012 – File under: Lounge Act”