Eyes Towards Summer
This mix is by Tommie Sunshine and is about the oncoming Summer and the “musical representation of what that looks and feels like inside my mind.”
Why It’s Pretentious: I mean, did you read the description? I didn’t even include the part about “audio celebrations.” Nonetheless, if you’re not already pumped for spring break, this should do the trick. My favorite glitter-covered unicorn-licking laser-shooting trashy princess makes an appearance around the 26:30 mark and makes my heart skip a beat. Basically every song on here is solid gold and designed to make you dance ‘til you’re dead via the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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36. i want a rhythm to compliment my groove
This mix is about the first day of school, junior year.
Why It’s Pretentious: A lot of the time, mixes that I make are actually responses to other mixes. That way, when I start yet another one with Miles Fisher, I can pretend I’m being clever because don’t you see the subtle — nay, coy — reference. This mix is about all the songs I liked this summer that weren’t by Jeff the Brotherhood or Diarrhea Planet. I hope that when I officially start Pretentious Mixtapes I Made In College, I will still consider Jojo’s “Paint” to be “my jam” and Pitbull into The Drums to be one of the most inspired transitions of all time. In conclusion, Beyonce is pregnant? You guys, I don’t have TV.
Tracklisting and downloads after the jump.
This mix is about California and Christmas and Champions.
Why It’s Pretentious: Three months ago, I lost a very dear person in my life. My roommate, Sarah “The Champ” Champion, may she rest in peace, moved to LA for a semester. Before we all parted for Christmas break, we threw an Honors party to bid her adieu. (In case you’re wondering, Honors parties are just like regular parties except that we’re more likely to make jokes about ancient and medieval philosophy.) Obviously, I made her a California/Christmas-themed mixtape— but I have to preface this with, I made it during finals week, so the first four-ish songs are mixed really well and then it kind of goes downhill and it is approximately 40 minutes shorter than I originally intended. Nevertheless, it is still FULLY DANCE-ABLE AND AWESOME, in that strange way that only mixing Frank Sinatra into LMFAO can be. It’s also a little more dubstep-heavy than I prefer, especially towards the end. I’m more of the electro-disco girl myself — case in point: an upcoming mash up of Gayle Adams and Beyonce called “Girl, I Need Your Loving.” You’re welcome, Internet! — but you gotta cater to your audience, you know?
As is our nature, we’re throwing an Honors party to mourn the return of our lame (okay, okay— yet lovable) Hufflepuff. It’s also in celebration of Morgan, everyone’s favorite Jewish-hipster-obsessed ginger and one of our replacement roommates.
The party is called Gin and Jews.
Again, you’re welcome, Internet.
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Tracklisting after the jump.