Much like the classic mixtape, Tracklisted presents a collection of songs under a selected theme, which you can check out below. Click on the provided Spotify playlist and listen to this week’s arrangement while you read a few words about the selections.
The best car songs have that propulsive beat, mimicking the sound of tires eating up mile after mile of blacktop. Building offMeghin’s fifty states playlist from a couple months back, why not take a trip down the highway and visit as many as we can? Songs were chosen based on their propulsive nature, beats, and whether or not they’re actually about driving/roads/etc. Explanations of a few follow, and the rest, and their reasons for inclusion, ought to be readily apparent.
Read the complete notes of and listen to the Roadtrip mixtape at Modern Vinyl. Published 7/19/16
At some point, my excitement over the new mc chris mixtape, Apple Lung, just becomes a litany of the songs he uses to remix his tracks: “Ohmyfuckinggod — he takes ‘Hoodie Ninja’ and uses Sleigh Bells’ ‘Infinity Guitars’ and Devo’s ‘Whip It’ and ‘Hijack’ gets mixed with The Little Shop of Horrors theme and David Bowie!”
Bonus points for mc doing his second-ever cover. The first was Atom & His Package’s “Punk Rock Academy,” and now it’s “The Time Warp.” Those are a couple of serious, nerd-cred choices.
Honestly, having it drop the morning of Labor Day is perfect timing. There’s going to be people grilling, drinking, and partying all day today, and this is as good a soundtrack as any. Frankly, I’m rocking my ass off six ways from Sunday down here in the basement, wishing I had a reason to blast this sucker outside. That being said, it goes just as well with coffee and PJs as I imagine it does with cheap beer and cut-offs. Party time, bitches.
Download Apple Lung from mc chris’ site.
In his new book for AK Press, I Mix What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto, author Jared Ball takes his time to carefully build a dialectic foundation, rather than immediately jumping into discussion of “low-tech and practical networks of community-based media and journalistic practice.”
Ball instead takes a tactic that – at first read – seems like the author is spending an inordinate amount of time laying groundwork and telling the history of why one would need said journalistic devices.