This mix starts off a bit electropop then veers off into indie and other good stuff.
- Röyksopp - The Girl and the Robot
- Kleerup - The Tower of Trelick
- Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat
- Lykke Li - Little Bit
- The Whitest Boy Alive - Courage
- Phoenix - Lisztomania
- Lil' Wayne - A Milli
- Knifehandchop - Hooked on Ebonics
- __Cage the Elephant - Ain't no Rest for the Wicked
- Born Ruffians - I Need a Life
- Ratatat - Falcon Jab
- Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me
The Röyksopp track is absolutely stunning. As a friend of mine said "it teeters on the edge of mega cheese but falls off on the side of uber cool." I couldn't agree more.
Kleerup and Ratatat, I discovered thanks to a blog post at Ohh! Crapp. I saw Little Boots' cover of Hot Chip earlier this year on YouTube and was blown away but then forgot all about her until I heard this smashing little number. Apprently she's made it big. Well done.
Lykke Li sings on the new Röyksopp album but I'd heard this track on the excellent OLO Radio podcast last year. Very sweet. Alongside Röyksopp, I've also been listening to the new Phoenix and Whitest Boy Alive albums on repeat all last week. Highly recommended. The Whitest Boy Alive is Erlend Øye and friends creating devastatingly effective minimal pop and Phoenix have come up with their best album to date, in my opinion.
Lil' Wayne, what can I say? I do hope he gets well soon. I don't know anything about Knifehandchop. I don't know where I heard the track or where I got it from. It will probably get on my nerves soon but for now it makes me smile.
A very good friend introduced me to Cage the Elephant. I don't much like the rest of their stuff but this track is Wicked. The first draft of this mix had the Four Tet remix of Born Ruffians on it which is a stunningly beautiful track that I picked up off the Resident Advisor podcast. However it didn't quite fit with the mood (what mood?!) so I switched it for the original. I kinda like it but probably because it reminds me of the remix.
I don't know where the Annie track came from. It the kind of pop I'd normally stay well away from, but Annie's cool cos she did a DJ Kicks.
Hope you enjoy it.