09 December 2010

l8 > never

so: i never posted my 2008>2009 new years mix, due to a couple of fairly minor production flaws that i have been meaning to correct ever since but never actually got around to until, well, today. in fact, it was almost entirely fixed as of sometime this past spring, but i only just got around to tidying up the final loose ends tonight, as a sort of warm-up/deck-clearing exercise prior to launching into 2010 mix (about which more soon! i'm excited!) in earnest.

it turned out to be almost entirely painless, and now i am proud to present to you, in its entirety, in two convenient halves, at 192kbps, rarely heard since its initial unveiling at the stroke of midnight on 1/1/2009, the official ross of love 2008 new years eve dance party mix: 2K8<3!!

first half
second half

download and enjoy! my tendency is to think of this mix as the weakest of my four year-end mashymixes to date (with '09 as second weakest), though that may be somewhat unfairly due to the too-long-standing glitch sitch (which has meant that i've probably not listened to it nearly as much as the others.)

listening now, i do think it has a lot of nice parts, scattered throughout and especially in the second half, but i'm not particularly fond of the opening section (always surprisingly tricky to do for these mixes, for some reason) and there are some (neglible) sound quality issues in various places (definitely a downside of the generally nifty traktor native mix feature, which i used for the last two years, but will not be able to use for this year's mix, because it's not in the new version of traktor that works on my computer.) though there is plenty of great music here, 2008 feels like a slightly weird, off year from this juncture (for instance: santogold shows up three times here; where has she been since? also, M.I.A.'s here four times, in various forms. sorry, that won't be happening in 2010.) anyway...still a very good, worthy mix - i'm happy with it, and particularly happy to have it as a finished piece.

here's a tracklist for ya:

first half

Ross of Love vs. Solange/Beastie Boys/Portishead/M83/Hot Chip/Lil Wayne vs. Ross of Love
Four Tet / Ribbons
Flo Rida / Low
Usher / In This Club
T.I. / Whatever You Like
Santogold / Creator
El Guincho / Antillas
Buraka Som Sistema ft. M.I.A. / The Sound of Kuduro
Benga / Night
Britney Spears / Womanizer
Sway / Say It Twice
Soulja Boy ft. A-rab / Yahh!
Jazmine Sullivan / My Foolish Heart
Keri Hilson ft. Lil Wayne / Turnin' Me On
Janelle Monae / Violet Stars Happy Hunting!
The Roots / I Will Not Apologize
Throw Me The Statue / Lolita
Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown / No Air
Ne-Yo / Miss Independent
The Knux / Cappucino
Jay-Z ft. Santogold / Brooklyn Go Hard
The Clash / Straight To Hell

T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne / Swagga Like Us
The Very Best / Tengazko
Erykah Badu / Soldier
Black Milk / Losing Out
Rhymefest with Mark Ronson / Foolin' Around
Beyoncé / Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Pop Levi / Never Never Love
Erupt / Click My Finger
Alphabeat / Fascination
Missy Elliott / Shake It Like A Pom Pom
Kid Rock / All Summer Long
Hercules & Love Affair / Hercules Theme
Sugababes / Girls
Kardinal Offishal ft. Keri Hilson / Numba 1
The Bug ft. Warrior Queen / Insane
Vampire Weekend / Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Max Tundra / Which Song
Yelle / Ce Jeu
Dragonette / Marvelous
Spiss / My Slang
Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake / 4 Minutes
Busta Rhymes / Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On Em)

second half
Juvelen / Don't Mess
Ashlee Simpson / Boys
David Byrne & Brian Eno / Strange Overtones
Invisible Conga People / Cable Dazed
Kanye West / Paranoid
Kleerup / Thank You
Aeroplane ft. Kathy Diamond / Whispers
Hercules & Love Affair / You Belong
Diskjokke / Staying In
Was (Not Was) / Your Luck Won't Last
Neon Neon / Raquel
Midfield General / Disco Sirens
The Chap / Ethnic Instrument (Joakim Remix)
Pink Skull / Gonzo's Cointreau
Santogold / L.E.S. Artistes (XXXchange Remix)
Nomo / All The Stars
A. R. Rahman & M.I.A. / O... Saya
Rye Rye / Shake It To The Ground
Lindstrøm / Grand Ideas
Tittsworth / Haiku
Busy Signal ft. M.I.A. & Rye Rye / Tic Toc
Estelle ft. Kanye West / American Boy
Snoop Dogg ft. Robyn / Sexual Eruption (Fyre Department Remix)
Cloetta Paris / Beat Street
Cut Copy / Out There On The Ice
Rihanna / Disturbia
Fuck Buttons / Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Kelley Polar / Entropy Reigns in the Celestial City
Wiley / Wearing My Rolex
Rex The Dog / Bubblicious
Johan Agebjörn ft. Sally Shapiro / Spacer Woman From Mars
Alphabeat / Fantastic 6 (Radioclit Mix)
Hot Chip / Ready For The Floor
Air France / Collapsing At Your Doorstep
Barack Obama / "You Have Earned The New Puppy"
Young Jeezy / My President Is Black

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