I figured to start out the week right, I’d give you all a new mixtape to listen to, even though it has a bit of a gloomy title. Terrifying Disaster is an oooold mix that I found while completely cleaning out my computer last week. I always thought it was a great mix, but it did need some cleaning up. So I put all the songs back into Garageband and mixed it properly. The mix is slightly darker in tone then I usually do, but that’s kind of the fun of it. You should still be able to blast this in your car without feeling depressed, promise.
As always, the mix is made as one continuous track, not multiple tracks, like a mixtape on a cassette would be. This mix is made to be heard all the way through, and each song is mixed together with the next for a reason. If you want to hear one of the songs on it’s own, check out hypem.com, they should have it for you. Here’s the track listing:
01 Pharaohâ€™s Daughter by The Secret machines
02 Comfortably Numb by Scissor Sisters
03 (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Safety Scissors Remix) by Dntel
04 Into The Sun by Diplo
05 Loved Despite of Great Faults by Blonde Redhead
06 Strange News From Another Star by Blur
07 The Gloaming (DJ Shadow Remix) by Radiohead
08 Hands Around My Throat by Death in Vegas
09 Little Kids (Ladytron Remix) by Kings of Convenience
10 The Guest by Phantom Planet
I hope you all enjoy it.
Be A Star And Fall Down Somewhere Next To Me | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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I got an email from a +KN reader named Jodi earlier today, telling me that she wished I had released a mixtape for Valentine’s Day. I wrote her back saying that I hadn’t even thought about it, but that it was a good idea. Her response cracked me up:
Maybe I should have let you know beforehand that I was expecting one, but in true girl Valentines Day form, I waited until I didnâ€™t get one to tell you that I really wanted/expected one.
So in honor of Jody, and all the other girls out there who might not get what they want for Valentine’s Day, I give you Be A Star And Fall Down Somehwere Next To Me. This mix in a lot of ways is a continuation of the last mix, They Don’t Pierce The Night. But this is less about longing, and more about hope.
The title of the mix comes from a Rufus Wainwright song, which actually isn’t on the mix at all. But after I heard the lyric, I knew I had to use it for an eventual mix. I think it’s quite fitting for Valentine’s Day, and as always I hope you all enjoy it, and would love to hear your feedback.
01 I’m The Drunk and You’re The Star by New Buffalo
02 Long Time Ahead of Us by The Walkmen
03 Will You Be There by Port O’ Brien
04 There Is a Place? by Pale Young Gentlemen
05 It Was A Beautiful Car by M. Ward
06 You Said It Before by Mojave 3
07 Lump Sum by Bon Iver
08 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing by The Magnetic Fields
09 Involuntary by M. Ward
10 Oh My Love by John Lennon
11 Some Racing, Some Stopping by Headlights
Edit: I meant to mention that two of the songs on the mix were taken from Daytrotter sessions. The songs I used were Bon Iver’s Lump Sum and Headlights’ Some Racing, Some Stopping. Both of these versions were almost more magical then their original counterparts. Click here to hear the rest of the Bon Iver set, and here for the Headlights.
They Don’t Pierce The Night | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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Here’s my second treat for the morning, another new mixtape. This one has been kicking around for a couple months now, but I’ve been trying to stagger the mixes a bit so that each mix gets it’s own attention. It’s called They Don’t Pierce The Night, and is a pretty sentimental mix. It was made for someone that I care deeply for, but it’s very nostalgic at the same time.
There’s also an odd twist to the mix. It’s actually based off of The Velvet Underground’s self titled album from 1969. I tried to match the tone of the album, and as you’ll notice, Pale Blue Eyes is on here as well as If You Rescue Me, a modified version of After Hours used for the film Science of Sleep. As per usual I went a little crazy with the deeper meanings on this album, and hopefully that shows.
Lastly, this is not a holiday album, that one should be done next week as many of you have been asking for one. Sit tight, I promise to get you all something. And with that, I hope you enjoy this sentimental little mixtape I’ve made.
01 The Apidistra Flies by Stars
02 Teen Creep by No Age
03 Heart From All Of Us by White Denim
04 Honest James by Thurston Moore
05 I’ll Be Yr Bird by M. Ward
06 Lender in the Temple by Conor Oberst
07 Hymn and Her by Earlimart
08 It’s A Motherfucker by Eels
09 Pale Blue Eyes by The Velvet Underground
10 If You Rescue me by Gael Garcia Bernal
Swedish Fish | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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Good morning everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I figured I would start the week with a mixtape I created called Swedish Fish. Since this weekend is Thanksgiving here in the States I thought it would be nice for you all to have something to listen to on your car rides, plane trips, or train adventures!
The mixtape was made a few months ago for someone I cared for a lot, and was inspired by female, Swedish singers. Now, not everyone on the mix is a lady, nor are they all Swedish, but that’s the overall vibe of it. My absolute favorite song on the mix is the Murmaids’ Popsicles and Icicles, a song I listened to when I was about 10 years old, but for some reason suddenly remembered as a 26 year old.
01 Skinny Dip by The Polyphonic Spree
02 Blueberry Tree Part 1 by Husky Rescue
03 Little Bit by Lykke Li
04 Popsicles and Icicles by The Murmaids
05 Inner Island (The Hood Internet Remix) By El Perro Del Mar
06 Tension by Architecture in Helsinki
07 Do Not Be Afraid by Mount Eerie
08 Avril 14th by Aphex Twin
09 Beauty Mark by Charlotte Gainsbourg
10 Apple Orchard by The Antlers
11 Norlands Riviera by Peter Bjorn and John
12 From Stardust to Sentience by High Places
I hope you all enjoy the mix!
HELLAWEEN | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape / Mixed by Punchy
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With Halloween only a week away, and the fact that I’ve purposely been starving you of mixes, I thought it would be nice to give you all a brand new mixtape. This one is kind of a special edition, because for the first time, I didn’t make this mix. It was made by my good friend Adam Puncochar, who actually messaged me through the blog a little while ago, and funny enough, we’re pretty much the very same person. Except, that he’s WAY better at actually doing DJ style mixes. He’s also a really incredible designer as well, I highly suggest checking out the Max Fischer (yes, like the movie) t-shirts he did.
Anyhow, I asked him if he would create a sweet Halloween mix for me, knowing full and well I couldn’t do it justice. The mix above goes all over hte place, from current hits, to old favorites, and even some classic gems. It’ll get people laughing and it’ll get people dancing, two of the best things in the world, especially for Halloween.
I’ve also got 3 more mixes coming out, two from myself, and one then one other from an up and coming DJ from Australia named Teen Creep, aka James Kane. So keep your eyes out next week for goodies, and I hope you all enjoy the mix!
01 Halloween Theme by John Carpenter
02 A Milli (Acappella) by Lil Wayne
03 Ghostbusters Theme by Ray Park Jr.
04 Walking With A Ghost by Tegan & Sara
05 Le Freak by Chic
06 Backyard Better (Acappella) by Spank Rock
07 Highway to Hell by ACDC
08 Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
09 Got Your Money (Acapella) by ODB
10 Poison (Extended Mix) by Bell Biv Devoe
11 Electric Feel (Justice Remix) by MGMT
12 Dance Wiv Me (ft. Calvin Harris) by Dizzee Rascal
13 Nightmare on My Street by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
14 You’ll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix) by Santogold
15 Keep Their Heads Ringin’ by Dr. Dre
16 A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
17 Freak On (Acappella) by Missy Elliott
01 Face to Face (Mercurius Edit) by Daft Punk
02 American Boy (ft. Kanye West) [Acappella] by Estelle
03 Floating (D.I.M. Remix) by Jape
04 Lights & Music (Boyz Noise Remix) by Cut Copy
05 …Teach Your Boyfriend (80kidz Remix) by Black Kids
06 Chrome Knight (ft. Chromeo) by Surkin
07 Day n’ Night (Crookers Remix) by Kid Cudi
08 Yeah by Top Billin
09 Can’t Believe It (Bflat Trance-more Edit) by T-Pain
10 Anyway You Choose to Give It by The Black Ghosts
11 Thriller (STFU Remix) by Michael Jackson
12 Time Warp by Rocky Horror Picture Show