07 January 2010

the spirit of 2009 {mix yr accent}

presenting to the internet:

the fourth annual ross of love new year's eve dance party megamixtravaganza: 2009>>>2010 edition

you can download/hear the whole thing as one file here, or listen to it in four convenient chunks below (dl @ 1 2 3 4)

Michael Jackson, "This Is It"
Four Tet and Burial, "Wolf Cub"
The Beatles, "Revolution 9" [Remastered Mono Version]
Neko Case, "This Tornado Loves You"
Animal Collective, "My Girls"
Phoenix, "1901"
BBU, "Chi Don't Dance"
Major Lazer ft. Mr. Lexx & Santigold, "I'll Make Ya (Hold The Line)"
Soulja Boy, "Kiss Me Through The Phone"
Soulja Boy, "Turn My Swag On"
Joker, "Digidesign"
Jessie James, "Blue Jeans"
Cam'ron, "I Hate My Job"
GS Boyz, "Stanky Legg"
The Lonely Island ft. T-Pain, "I'm On A Boat"
jj, "Ecstasy"
Solange Knowles, "Stillness Is The Move" [Dirty Projectors cover]
Grizzly Bear, "Two Weeks"
Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind"
Asher Roth, "I Love College"
The Big Pink, "Dominos"
Sleigh Bells, "Crown On The Ground"
Electrik Red, "So Good"
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "Ballicki Bone"
Etienne Jaumet, "Mental Vortex"
Dorrough, "Ice Cream Paint Job"
Fever Ray, "Triangle Walks"
Amerie, "Why R U"
YΔCHT, "I'm In Love With a Ripper"
Miley Cyrus, "Party in the USA"
Phoenix, "Lisztomania"
Mayer Hawthorne, "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'"
Maino ft. Swizz Beatz, "Million Bucks"
Nomo, "Bumbo"
Little Boots, "New In Town"

Bangz, "We Jerkin"
New Boyz, "You're A Jerk"
Bernard Fevre, "Dali"
The Very Best ft. Ezra Koenig, "Warm Heart of Africa"
Forro in the Dark, "Perro Loco"
Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake, "Love Sex Magic"
The Sound of Arrows, "M.A.G.I.C."
The Whip, "Divebomb"
Emiliana Torrini, "Jungle Drum"
Jonathan Johansson, "En Hand I Himelen"
Jack Peñate, "Today's Tonight"
Animal Collective, "My Girls"
Fool's Gold, "Surprise Hotel"
Röyksopp ft. Robyn, "The Girl and the Robot"
Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi"
Gui Boratto, "Eggplant"
Matias Aguayo, "Rollerskate"
Kikumoto Allstars, "Last Train to Chi-Town"
Tiga, "Shoes"
Shakira, "Loba"

Two Fingers ft. Sway, "What You Know"
Voodeux, "Just A Spoonful"
The xx, "Crystalised"
La Roux, "Bulletproof"
Cash Cash, "Party In Your Bedroom"
Permanent Vacation ft. Kathy Diamond, "Tic Toc"
The Dø, "On My Shoulders" (WILDLIFE! Remix)
Amadou & Mariam, "Sabali"
The Juan MacLean, "One Day"
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Zero"
Julian Casablancas, "11th Dimension"
Rye Rye ft. M.I.A., "Bang"
Sticky ft. Lady Chann, "Your Eye Too Fast"

K.I.G., "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes"
Fake Blood, "Fix Your Accent"
Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow"
Britney Spears, "3"
Buraka Som Sistema ft. Deize Tigrona, "Aqui Para Vocês"
Annie, "My Love Is Better"
The Very Best, "Kada Manja"
Lady Sovereign, "Let's Be Mates"
Das Racist, "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" (Wallpaper Remix)
Fuck Buttons, "Surf Solar"
Joy Orbison, "Hyph Mngo"
Kelly Clarkson, " I Do Not Hook Up"
Caspa, "Marmite"
Camera Obscura, "French Navy"
Zomby, "The Lie"
Lily Allen, "The Fear"
Vistoso Bosses ft. Soulja Boy, "Delirious"
Major Lazer ft. Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze, "Keep It Going Louder"
Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me"
Kanye West, "Yo Taylor!"
Beyonce, "Ego"

i think it's a record for most songs used [88, give or take a snippet] and shortest production time [i basically made the whole thing between say 10am on december 28th and 5am on december 30th, during which less-than-two-day period i slept zero hours, though i did get a hair cut, though i did go in post-new years to rejigger the last 10 minutes and tack MJ onto the beginning.]

i definitely don't think it's my greatest piece of work, though i'm not sure if that's a result of less time put in [in fact the making went pretty smoothly, with less glitchiness than in past years] or something about the suitability of the source material. i'm inclined to think it's the latter – 2k9 felt somewhat lacking in the dancejamz department, or maybe i'm just listening to too much fluid, non-click-tracked world music and not enough readily mashable teenpop/rap/electro (and remixes in general) these days.

anyhow, it did the trick, and there's still plenty to enjoy here, and just maybe make the butterflies fly away. (sorry i didn't manage to do the miley/jay/britney three-way thing... but "lisztomania" seemed like almost as much of a national party anthem this year, no?)

just a few moments i like in particular:
• the stone-faced silliness of "i'm on a boat" abutting the smiley-faced stoniness of "ecstasy," both of them equally lush rap pisstakes from seemingly opposite ends of the irony spectrum.
solange and jay-z getting down with grizzly bear
[with bonus hipster/hip-hop brooklyn mindmeld points for the d-pros cover]
• asher roth's hipster-scorned misogyny juxtaposed with the big pink's hipster-approved version of same
• ciara and the sound of arrows' rather different conceptions of 'magic'
• the sublime synth tones of kikumoto allstars' "last train to chi-town," leading us out of a kinda rough patch, and even more so as they rub against the sublimely ridiculous "shoes"
• the sexxy perplexxy xx sneaking in there, but only for about 5 seconds because they're not a freaking dance act
• julian casablancas: "no one really cares or wonders why anymore/i've got music coming out of my hands and feet and gizzards!" nuff said.

as for the taylor/kanye/bk sign-off, well, i am kinda sorry about that (better maybe just to leave where we started off, with major lazer in the trunk piled six chicks deep), but it did seem like an obvious one and a good way to include the two most notable 2008 jams of 2009 (or was it vice versa.)

happy new year!!

p.s. i never actually shared last year's mix with you, did i? hm hm i'm gonna see what i can do about that now...

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