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An Early Summer’s Eve Picnic mix

Posted in music by heliopath on May 11, 2009

hey guys, sorry it has been so quiet here on the London front lately. I’ve been amassing knowledge and preparing for some big exams. Luckily amidst this tense and studious period, I have also managed to pick up some great new music to share with you.

It is late spring/early summer which always makes me think of evening barbecues and picnics in parks and beaches, as everyone attempts to escape daily stress and find a temporary moment of peace and hapiness as the sun strives to outlive the previous day. If you are lucky enough to be living in Boston you might be drinking Samuel Adam’s Summer Ale, which sadly we don’t get in london; but nice weather here usually means Pimm’s Lemonade. However you might be indulging in this early summer activity, before you start to take good weather for granted, you cant but feel the the “life is good / the glass is half full” vibes.

Anyway I composed a set of mixes (A side and B side if you will) to capture this mood of a relaxed summer evening spent at a beautiful place with great friends, drinks and food. The particular scene I have in my head is the beach barbecue scene in Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind – specifically the contrast between arriving and departing. The first “Sunlight Mix” are vibrant songs that should be heard under the evening falling sun, while the second “Sunset Mix” are somber songs to be heard while the sun is setting and darkness creeps up. You might be packing up and driving home, or you might be starting a fire and laying under the stars.

Enjoy:

Sunlight Mix

1. The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Soulwax Remix)
2. The Presets – The Boy’s In Love
3. Dan Deacon – Woof Woof
4. Passion Pit – Little Secrets
5. Apes & Androids – Nights of the Week
6. Daedelus – At My Heels
7. The Avalanches – Electricity
8. The Books – All Bad Ends All
9. Micachu & The Shapes – Calculator
10. You, You’re Awesome – Two Muffins

Click on the picture to go stream from 8tracks.com
Download the zip of this mix (zip file is not in order, please order it yourself into a playlist for best experience)


Sunset Mix

    1. Four Tet – Leila Came Round & We Watched a Video
    2. Beirut – Nantes (Remix)
    3. Telepopmusik – Smile
    4. Noriko Tujiko – White Film
    5. High Places – From Stardust to Sentience
    6. Trifonic – Good Enough
    7. Maps – When You Leave
    8. Get Well Soon – I Sold My Hands For Food So Please Feed Me
    9. Explosions in the sky – The Birth and Death of Day (Jesu Mix)
    10. Adem – To Cure a Weakling Child/ Boy Girl Song

    Click on the picture to go stream from 8tracks.com
    Download the zip of this mix (zip file is not in order, please order it yourself into a playlist for best experience)



    I know i’ve already overloaded you with music but as a Bonus, for those of you who that don’t have this song, there is no day more beautiful than one with Davyan Cowboy blasting loudly.


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  1. hydeph said, on May 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    excellent use of clip art


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