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.
Stream via SoundCloud.
24. All I Want To Know Is: How Low Can You Go?
This mix is about the sound of laser beams and fog machines.
Why It’s Pretentious: Every spring, a series of things happen that always surprises me despite its consistency: my bank account plummets, my mom’s birthday comes out of nowhere, and I develop an addiction to electro remixes and mash ups. This mix is about the cheeriest of those events and features all of my favorite reworks from the end of freshman year. These were the days when I still loved
Lady Winehouse Amy Gaga Lady Gaga. The days when I could recite all of the words to one of America’s most heartfelt sonnets, “Ice Cream Paint Job.” The days when I choreographed a dance to Sonicc’s remix “Bad Girls” inspired by puppeteers and performed it in the dorm elevators every afternoon.
It’s honestly a wonder that I have any friends, you guys.
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Tracklisting after the jump.