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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Total Fosdick Move
This mix is about tribal patterns, those triangles that hipsters really like, and a thinly veiled tribute to Beyonce.
Why It’s Pretentious: Lately, I’ve been really into making mixes about genres that I don’t really listen to or know anything about. This one came about at two in the morning the other night, when I was editing papers on Harry Emerson Fosdick and decided I wanted to listen to tribal pop to get myself pumped up. Even though I may or may not have just made that genre up, I can tell the mix is a success because it includes two songs by Beyonce. I am a firm believer in the Rectangle Rule of Pop Music. That is, not all good mixes include songs by Beyonce, but all mixes that include songs by Beyonce are good.
Think about it.
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Tracklisting and more downloads after the jump.