Published on Sunday, July 10 2011
Chris Murray of Square People sent over this mix and it’s filled with that good stuff. You know, the goooood stuff. The stuff that makes you wanna shake your shoulders, thrash about, or stand on the wall and look at everyone/thing around you and think, ‘all right, all right.’
Well, I assume it’s filled with the good stuff. I haven’t listened to it yet. But I inferred as much by the track listing.
At any rate, here’s what Chris had to say about the tunes, and if you aren’t familiar with Square People (or any other of their dimensions) you’re doing yourself a great disservice and you should really question how you spend your time. (We’ve written about them once or twice…) Ya’ll get back now.
Here’s a mix around the theme of temporality: the tracks here are all stuff I’m real into. They’re not all one genre or mood or style or race or whatever. I just like them. And maybe won’t, come next summer. At least not as much. Cause we’re always changing (I think.) Plus music is always changing (I hope,) or how we find it, our listening habits, brain patterns.
I used a “hip” “vintage” compiling process, which leaves you with two large mp3s instead of individual tracks. So you’ll have to take it in one big gulp (obviously, not really cause you can just skip around in the little song progress bar in iTunes.) It’s not too serious like it’s “must be heard all the way through, in headphones.” I actually don’t know how well it flows cause I haven’t listened to it yet. It’s just me, you know, playing some cool music during one evening and doing “DJ Banter.” (I’ll go ahead and apologize now for the DJ Banter.)
Anyway, hope you enjoy. There’s some really sexually explicit rap in the middle of side A, so be ready for that. Also there’s stuff from some bands I dig in the “Nashville Underground” (I guess that’s what you’d call it,) and I encourage you to check them out in a live performance context.
I called it “It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside” because that is true about me.
Devo- Gates of Steel
Faust- The Sad Skinhead
Chain Gang- Gary Gilmore & the Island of Dr. Moreau
Jason Ajemian & the HighLife- TV/Animals
Eric Dolphy- Gazzeloni
Khia- My Neck, My Back
David Banner- Play
Busta Rhymes- Light Your Ass On Fire
Ambitious Lovers- Let’s Be Adult
John Maus- The Peace That Earth Cannot Give
Gary Wilson- I Wanna Lose Control
Weather Report- River People
Terror’ish- Jungle Heaven
Deluxin’- I Thought You Were Cool
Toadies 2- Marshall Trucker Band Hat
Yoko Ono- Joseijoi Banzai (part 1)
James Moody- Unchained
Ramsey Lewis- Aufu Oodu
The Samps- FXNC
Matrix Metals- Flamingo Breeze (excerpt)
R. Kelly feat. Boo & Gotti- Feelin’ On Yo Booty (Dirty South Mix)
Monotract- Con la Cabeza en la Escuela
Leslie Keffer- Dormant Torment
Jazz Free Future- Reflective/Reflexive
It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside (download)
Previously: Cock D’s Summer of Soul Mix