Back in June of 2008, I went to work on a summer mix. Calling it good enough, I posted it here.
Five years and a month later, I was surprised to find that particular ZIP hanging out on a mostly abandoned file sharing website. Once I remembered the password, I reclaimed that stack of tracks and threw them back into the hopper for another go. I wanted to see if the transitions still worked, if my ideas were still worth the effort back then. And with a few tweaks, mostly involving removing some occasional drops in action, I recombined them all into a new mix clocking in at just over 80 minutes.
Some observations: Erykah Badu was on this one as well. Robin Thicke was a lot more fun (and a lot less creepy) back then. Sharon Jones was a big damn deal. And everything is better with a little touch of AM Gold.
Oh, and that Janelle Monae girl? I told you she’d be awesome.
Intro (“Moving Right Along”) By Farm & Fun Time
Because Of Love By Janet Jackson
Love Hangover Featuring Estelle By Kidz in the Hall
Let Me Be Your Lover By Jimmy Bo Horne
Connected By Stereo MCs
Lazy Bones By Robin Thicke
SHE KNOWS By Gnarls Barkley
Underdogs By Manic Street Preachers
Talks to Kids About Drugs By Bill Cosby
Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!! By Janelle Monae
Beat Girl By John Barry
The Groove That Just Won’t Stop By Time machine
Tell it like it is By Soul
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor By Baby Charles
Wanna Do My Thing By Matata
Your Thing Is A Drag By Sharon Jones & The DapKings
Save me By Nina Simone
Maybe Its Just Me By Butch Walker
Ruby Lee By Bill Withers
Time – The Donut Of The Heart By J Dilla
Untitled (Follow Your Lead) By Coultrain
Honey (Captain Planet Remix) By Erykah Badu
I’d really love to see you tonight By England Dan & John Ford Coley
Love Will Never Do Without You By Janet Jackson