Aphex Twin "Avril 14th"
Cherry Ghost "Finally Time and Space Machine Re-Edit"
Washed Out "You and I"
Beach House "Lovelier Girl"
Frente! "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Dear and the Headlights 'Run in the Front"
Flying Lotus "...And the World Laughs with You (Feat. Thom Yorke)"
Gold Panda "You"
Coin Operated Boy "Trust Me (Clouds remix)"
Azari & III "Into The Night (Prince Language Remix)"
The Mind Electric "Sweat"
Not sure where the times goes. Well I do but that phrase is just proper for my delay. This particular mixtape coincides with MEG vol8 mix...that is currently being made.
The month is January, and the east coast is buried in snow again. I'm lucky enough to still be able to commute to work on bike with only leg-warmers and a long-sleeve jersey, Rapha of course.
Early morning bike rides is the inspiration behind these arrangements of songs. I mean early; out the door at 6am kind of early. Watching the sun creep over the mountains from the corner of your eye, shaking from the brisk morning breeze, and spinning around Green Valley; these are what make my mornings. The music starts out soft and slow, with a few brilliant covers thrown in. Shortly after warming up my bones the pace picks up, and before I know it, I'm doing interval sprints down Green Valley parkway...ending with a maxed-out-heart-rate sprint up my favorite hill. Which hill?! Well, that's my secret.
Then it's time for a quick shower and then off to work. It's a strange little ritual but when I get it right the rest of the day just falls into place. Enjoy!
mad photo cred to Anatoly Zenkov...per usual.