Birthday Mix For A Thirteen Year Old

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26 jui. 2007, 0h02m

I hope I've got this right. I'll find out soon enough, I suppose.

Anyway, this is the first time a mix using digital media was as close as compiling a mixtape, and almost as fast. Well, almost. Took twice as long, but we're still talking an afternoon and an evening, on and off. (A mixtape only used to take me an evening, after dinner)

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
Ievan polkka
Follow Me Back to Louisville
Geno
Ever Fallen In Love
Depth Charge Ethel
Tarantula
So Into You
Lazy Eye (Adam Freeland Mix)
Melody Day
Caring Is Creepy
Keep the Car Running
Heroine
Wired OK
Electioneering (feat. Morgan Heritage)
Combination Reggae Dancing
La Realite
Djanfa
Ne me jugez pas
Bahlam
Oualahila Ar Tesninam
See Emily Play


It has to be right - it's for a 13 year old boy, whose Dad is Algerian and whose Mum (a Brit) is my lifelong friend. Hopefully, there's a little something here for everyone.

I've gone from a fun, amusing start, to rock, then electronica, followed by reggae fusion, then over to Africa, ending with something for everyone. The track 'Ne Me Jugez Pas' is sung in Algerian French, so, fingers crossed, that should be well-received. The tempo is consistently upbeat with some breathing space mid-way, so it should be good for a party, or for playing loud when everyone's out. Hee hee, essential 13 year old behaviour! Well, I am his Aunty Babs. ; )

No, who said I'm a people-pleaser??


Instead of looking at my iTunes and being overwhelmed, I did it the way I used to - begin with one song and let that lead me to the next track and the next. What was nice about building a digital mix was I could do a two hour 'sketch', then all I had to do was edit it back to make it fit an 80 min CD. In 'playlist', I was able to move tracks around, so I was able to 'fit' tracks to the preceding one, resulting in a nice progression forwards.

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  • mll

    I've make a few people on lfm who bring such carefulness to their mixes that it loooks like some form of art. I'm not this type of guy, but I made a couple of articles on mixes I happened to do, too. And thanks for the receipe, it might inspire me next time.

    27 jui. 2007, 1h56m
  • hayden_is_a_go

    I very much doubt that anybody in the world could dislike that mix entirely. Damn you're good Babs.

    29 jui. 2007, 3h23m
  • HappyAudio

    Looks like an great mix to give. Not a Grinderman article but I accepted & added it in Grinderman group, for some reading & stuff :)

    5 août 2007, 10h46m
  • indy-kid

    A bit random but, have you read High Fidelity? :| Or seen the film...

    6 août 2007, 13h01m
  • Babs_05

    Yes. Both. Why?

    6 août 2007, 15h46m
  • indy-kid

    Because there's some really good bits in it about mixtapes, and how the tracks should be arranged on them etc. very funny :)

    7 août 2007, 9h56m
  • Babs_05

    By strange coincidence, High Fidelity is on tv this week! Set the box to record. : )

    8 août 2007, 2h02m
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