Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Mixtape #7 - No Rain

This week we've got a mix of the old and the new, guilty pleasures and pop gems. Don't be put off by the 90s-tastic intro, (I couldn't help myself - after singing Shannon Hoon's hits with the ladies last night) there are other hidden pleasures within, including a Gallic Favorite and both vintage and modern electro disco. Sweaty.

The only real theme to this mix is that it is unashamedly POP! Music that makes you want to wiggle your bum and shake your hips into that hot little young thing you met on the dance floor. And why is it called 'No Rain'? If you're in Dublin right now... just look out yer window! It's nearly June! BBQ season ahoy.

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This week's lineup:
1. No Rain - Blind Melon
2. Divine Hammer - The Breeders
3. Teenie Weenie Boppie - France Gall
4. On My Own Again - Kleerup
5. Rich Girls (Twelves Remix) - The Virgins
6. Get Myself Into It - The Rapture
7. Candy Girl - New Edition
8. Walking on Thin Ice (1981 Re-Edit) - Yoko Ono
9. One Night At The Raw Deal - Twisted Wires
10. Obsessions (Pink Stallion Mix) - Marina & The Diamonds

Below are links to buy all the individual trax off iTunes - they're not the remixes, but if you search the web, I'm sure you can find those easy enough.. wink wink... Oh yeah, and France Gall wasn't on iTunes, but you can buy her by clicking here


Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Mixtape #6 - Steppin Out

This week I am in my homeland of California visiting my family who, like many Californians, worship at the alter of excercise - In that vein, this mix is much more upbeat, perfect for a little jog or a big aul dance off. The choice is yours. GO TEAM GO.

Listen to the mix straight away here:

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This weeks tracks are:
1. Gina X Performance - No GDM
2. Paris (Aeroplane Mix) - Friendly Fires
3. Leave Them All Behind - Whitey
4. A Cause Des Garcons - Yelle
5. Vous N'avez Rien Compris - Virginie
6. Steppin Out - Joe Jackson
7. Chips on my Shoulder - Soft Cell
8. I Get Around (Van She Mix) - Dragonette
9. We Are Your Friends - Justice Vs Simian
10. Little Bit - Lykke Li

Below you will find the iMix that has links to purchase the individual tracks. There is one track that isn't on the iMix, so I might as well link to that here: 'Vous N'avez Rien Compris' which can be purchased via this link

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Mixtape #5 - Better Things

This week I'd like to use the mixtape send a message to the sun: GET BACK OUT HERE! It's halfway through May! This playlist should be enjoyed whilst sitting on grass, leaning back, sun drenching your face, wind breezing through your hair, a cold beverage in one hand, daisy chain in the other.

As usual, a mix of the brand new and the vintage, but with one similar theme...bring out the sun!!!
(editor's note: I just realized actually... the theme should actually be "proper nouns" as it appears that six of ten songs are named after people or places. Whaddya know?)

Listen to the mix in the player below:

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This week you shall hear:
1. Kim and Jessie - M83
2. Better Things - Passion Pit
3. Paris - Patrick Wolf
4. Blackberry Way - The Move
5. For Your Love - The Yardbirds
6. Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
7. Angela - Jarvis Cocker
8. Felicity - Orange Juice
9. C.R.E.E.P. - The Fall
10. Daniel - Bat For Lashes

Below you will find links to purchase 9 out of 10 tracks on the iTunes store. The Jarvis song, Angela, is the first single off his latest album which is due out in exactly 3 days. You can download the track, as well as a few others from the front page of his website: simples!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Mixtape #4 - Fade Into You

This week's selection of tracks are a little bit more mellow and melancholy than usual. My hometown is burning out of control and it's giving me those weird nervous sadness pangs, so my mixtape is a little bit more... sad... this week. I like to think of this mix as a little love letter to Santa Barbara - Starting with my old neighbor Mike Love's band, The Beach Boys, it's also got some of my 90s guilty pleasures stuck in there, and then ends with a track that Lydia reminded me of, which you'd have to be a robot not to get a little heart-flutter listening to...

Don't fret however, let's not get too depressed. It is, after all, the start of summer, so take it easy, sit and chill and drink some icy cider and close your eyes and relax and let it all slip away. It's Friday.

Listen to the mix here:

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Tracks included this week are:
1. California Girls - The Beach Boys
2. Dirty Back Road - The B-52's
3. Heartbeat - Annie
4. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
5. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
6. I Didn't Love Him Anyway - Peanut
7. I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las
8. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
9. Shadowboxer - Fiona Apple
10. How It Ends - DeVotchka

Here's links to the iTunes store where you can download all tracks except one (Peanut's I Didn't Love Him Anyway is available for purchase on the Dream Babes compilation which can be found on Amazon)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Mixtape #3 - Cool For Cats

Happy May Day! This here is the number three Love Action Friday Mixtape!

This week's selection of tracks are quite an eclectic mix, from the mellow cocktail-hip-hop mix with a bit of indie and dance with a little dollop of the synth rock of the 70s & 80s and a 60s French heartbreaker for good measure.

On a more personal note, a few of the songs are quite near and dear to me as they were created by some of my favorite people whom I don't get to see far enough of. The first track, Nocturnal, is a mix by my very own little brother, D.T.Dubbs. Michael Garafalo, of Latitude/Longitude, covers Wire's 'The 15th'. Mike is a really good mate and former band colleague from back in my New York days. 'A Wedding' was written by Dan Fetherston of the Oxford Collapse, who I spent the ages of 19 to 22 intensely attached to, and I still consider a close friend.

Listen here:
Friday Mixtape #3- Cool For Cats by jessieloveaction

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I hope you enjoy the mix - and of course please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, fan or hate mail.

Tracks included are:
1. Nocturnal - D.T.Dubbs
2. Mathematics - Little Boots
3. Right With You - Pink Grease
4. Cool For Cats - Squeeze
5. Inaugural Trams - Super Furry Animals
6. The 15th - Michael Garofalo
7. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
8. Good Times Roll - The Cars
9. Ce Soir Je M'en Vais - Jacqueline Taïeb
10. A Wedding - Oxford Collapse

As mentioned above, a few of the tracks on the mix were self-produced by friends and aren't available on iTunes. I did try, however, to bring you something a bit close to the mix. D.T. Dubbs sampled Esquivel's 'Harlem Nocturne', and there's a link to Wire's 'The 15th' which was covered by Michael Garofalo. Pink Grease's album Mechanical Heart was never released but there are a few limited copies available from this website:

till next week