It looks like I'll go ahead and join in today's hype surrounding Ireland's Oxegen festival... and the Summer festival season in general. With this in mind I've put together quite a dance-y, boppy mix which, as usual, spans several genres and decades.
For the Oxegen theme I've included Felix Da Housecat and Pet Shop Boys as bookends. Most of my favorite acts playing Oxegen have already made appearances on this podcast/mixtape, so I've mixed it up a bit from the usual types of tracks, with a bit more proper "dance" acts stuck in - but fear not, for you will still find 80s-tastic tunes, and dirty 60s tracks thrown in for good measure.
I suppose I'm really trying to just capture that mad festival feeling, with songs such as, ahem, bop pills, and no fit state... you see what I mean.
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But... along with all the hype surrounding the festival, though I be no music journo, I too, will give you my "Recommended" list, along with links to the mixtapes they've actually been on - though, if you're actually going to the festival... shouldn't you already be there?!?
Good To See:
Blur, Lily Allen, 2 Many DJs, M83, David Holmes, Aeroplane, Little Boots, Squeeze, Nick Cave, Pet Shop Boys, TV on the Radio, The Specials, Jane's Addiction, The Ting Tings, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine, Telepathe, Fever Ray, Howling Bells, Patrick Wolf, annnndddd Passion Pit - Ladyhawke is awesome... but not so good live :-/
So without further ado...
Tracks this week include:
1. Ready To Wear - Felix Da Housecat
2. Hide and Seek - Mirrors (this song is so awesome I can't contain it!)
3. Temptation - New Order
4. Daylight - Matt & Kim
5. Bop Pills - Macy "Skip" Skipper
6. I Want Candy - Strangeloves
7. Cassius '99 - Cassius
8. No Fit State - Hot Chip
9. Sexual Sportswear - Sebastien Tellier
10. It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys
and here's the usual linx for purchasing the songs... But from iTunes using the widget below... and the ones that aren't on iTunes are... Felix Da Housecat, Cassius, and Mirrors (that last one's freee!)