Minimix 17 – In the Sky

I named this mix ‘In the Sky’ because this is how I feel now that I’m 100% sure I’m gonna get my MBA degree. Results were released just last week, finally ending that 2 week anxiety period after the comprehensive exams. I know I was only 50% prepared for the test as I applied the Pareto Principle in my review method. Unfortunately, the 80% I didn’t prepare for appeared in the exams especially in the Finance test.

But whatever, it’s done now and I will be marching this June. I’m thankful that this phase of my life is over. And in just a few weeks I’m on to my next one. 😉

Per usual, here’s the tracklist of the songs I used in this mix:

  1. Lxury: J.A.W.S.
  2. Modjo: Lady (Sllash Remix)
  3. Disclosure: When a Fire Starts to Burn
  4. Detroit Swindle’s Basement Dub: Please Don’t Dance
  5. Moony: Dove

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Minimix 16 – Summersun

Long weekend always means time to work on stuff I don’t get to normally do on a weekday. Aside from reading, mixing has been one of my stress-relievers – it’s a good avenue to be both creative and calculative. I’m glad I found have this outlet, especially now that school is over and I have all this energy to spare.

To help add more variety to my mixes, I’ve been researching those songs that were normally played in noontime variety shows back when I was in grade school – those songs that are ridiculously LSS-worthy to the point that it’s actually annoying. So far, I’ve found a handful and have used it here in this latest mix, particularly track #4. I’m pretty sure you know this song once you hear its repetitive hook. To be honest, if this song was released this day, it would definitely be part of my “On Repeat” playlist.

Anyway, here’s the tracklist:

  1. Fouk: Coconuts
  2. Panama: Always (Classixx Remix)
  3. Unknown Artist: You Got the Funk
  4. The Bucketheads: The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
  5. Chesus: Special (HNNY Edit)

Minimix 15 – Freedom Dance

My MBA is done. I can’t believe I’ve reached this point wherein I’m going to have all the time after office to do whatever I want. The feeling’s so liberating yet at the same time overwhelming because I’ve been pretty much used to spending almost half of my life going to school and working on academic stuff.

Don’t get me wrong – I love this feeling (which actually inspired me to work on this mix). I treasure my time much more than money, and I’ve got waaaay too much stuff on my mind that I’ve been wanting to do. I feel there won’t be any “lag time” for me as I’ve been itching to tick off all these things in my mental checklist.

Anyway, here’s the fruit of my newfound freedom. Got the chance to work on it the moment I felt like waking up from my 5hr (!!!) nap. Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Come Back Baby: Flush
  2. Golden Wings: Bag Raiders
  3. Disclosure: Bang That
  4. Paul Johnson: Get Down
  5. Charles B & Adonis: Lack of Love

Minimix 14 – Deep Disco Nights

I feel like I’ve finally found my music mix “flavor” the past days as I’ve been combining a whole lot of early 90s disco music with some of the electro/synth/technopop songs that are staples in my iPod.

The whole process of beat- and key-matching is actually very therapeutic. I get to be both creative and calculative at the same time which, I feel, is a perfect balance of my personality. It’s a great avenue to destress/detoxify from my day job and night class. Minsan kailangan rin magpahinga ni Curacha, noh. HAHA.

Anyway, here’s the tracklist:

  1. My Love: Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
  2. Picture Picture: Sharam Jay & Sirius Hood
  3. Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix): Gregory Porter
  4. Drumatic: Purple Disco Machine
  5. Show Me Love: Robin S

Minimix 13 – Wordless

Feels like forever since I last worked on a mix. And just like that, 16% of the year is done. I’ve been preoccupied with my full time job as we’re undergoing a transition coming from a global buyout.

All I can say is that I have nothing else to say with all the rapid changes happening around me. Hence the title of this mix. I’m just happily gliding and dancing my way through ~lyf~, taking things one giddy step at a time. I’m glad I’ve got music to keep me intact and focused during office hours. The songs in this mix are just some of the stuff I’ve been listening to nonstop.

Tracks featured are as follows:

  1. The Crush: La Royale
  2. Omeo: Darius
  3. Sunsplash: Luke Million
  4. Unfinished Business: Detroit Swindle
  5. Lite Spots: Kaytranada

Minimix 12 – Nu Discotheque

I’m still quite hungover from my last post as well as discovering where Kanye West gets his vocal samples, so I made this mix. Here’s some nu discotheque music for the nu year (chos). I used some deep house songs from my favorite electro artists as well as some 90s disco songs which I feel will be something I’d totally listen to if I was old enough to understand and appreciate music that time.

Anyway, here’s the tracklist in case you might be interested in listening to it individually:

  1. Mi Mujer: Nicolas Jaar
  2. Behind Your Shades (Rework): Anoraak
  3. Can’t Do Without You: Caribou
  4. Love Love Love: Those Guys
  5. Deep Inside: Hardrive
  6. Feel Your Love: Falqo

Minimix 11 – Before Electro

Despite my indie music tendencies, I’m sure my influences are deeply rooted in 70s Disco and 80s New Wave. I would say this is an effect of listening to my dad’s record collection back when I was in grade school. I remember getting annoyed with him whenever he played Toto, Kalapana, Earth Wind & Fire, Bee Gees, and all those oldie jams. But deep inside, I was actually enjoying it.

This mix is inspired by that experience. I compiled some of the songs I’ve been listening to the past days that have that pre-electro/semi-disco vibe but were released in the last 3-5 years. Songs featured here are:

  1. Paris (Au Revoir Simone Remix): Friendly Fires
  2. Feel It: Karmon
  3. Folding Hills (feat. Xavier Dunn): FORD
  4. Control (feat. Caroline Smith): Gigamesh
  5. Party In Me: Yung Bae