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    Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:18 pm

    So I have been tasked with providing the soundtrack to a small little trashy/druggy after-hours party in Las Vegas next weekend. It's gonna be in a swank suite-penthouse at the Cosmopolitan, and there will be a small collection of spun/ coked out people (some probably on E) hanging out watching the fountains at the Bellagio late night/ early AM. They will have just come from a DJ Set by Steve Aoki at Hakkasan , and I'll want to cleanse everyone's aural palate after all of that house music and get the afterparty started right. I don't really want to DJ per se, so I'm bringing a thumping Bose Bluetooth and plan to make some playlist/ iTunes mixes that I can drop like it's hot and mingle without having to fuss about the music at all.

    I have three loose ideas for mixes, and would welcome some suggestions for songs or artists that you guys think might fall into one of the following playlists. In general, I want the tunes to all be good late night thumpy groovers that sound good to spun-out glammo tweakers:

    1- Saccharine Longings I picture this as a sort of sensual, trashy, cheesy slick well-produced sex groove vibe. Maybe even some Yacht Rock/ groovy early eighties pop confections, like the soundtrack to Anchorman II. Think the general sleazy creepy sexy feeling throughout Destroyer's Kaputt, and you can maybe sense where I'm trying to go here. Was gonna put "Savage Night at the Opera" from that record on there, Steely Dan's "Babylon Sister," Bryan Ferry "Slave to Love," ABC from "The Lexicon of Love," Prince "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker," Prefab Sprout "When Love Breaks Down,' Maxwell "Ascension."

    2- Seduced by Robots Dubby, deep electro seduction. Think good Depeche Mode remixes, Suicide, Fad Gadget, Ultravox, Love and Rockets/ Tone on Tail, Garbage, Cabaret Voltaire, the Knife, David Bowie.

    3- Hushed Meteorology Quiet storm- Like Grover Washington Jr, Sade, Jessie Ware, Quadron, Purity Ring, Frankie Beverly, Raphael Saadiiq, Erykah Badu.

    Hive mind, activate. You guys have really good ears. Bruegel, Paves, Raj, Undo, Soma, Phixed, nick, Petey, Michael K, Reuben, BG Waves, Zappo et. al I'm looking at you guys.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:32 pm


    Also- I'd welcome any links to downloads or streams of really good DJ mixes. Dub, eclectic, ambient, whatever.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:43 am

    Here are a bunch of songs in my "current favorites" playlist that I would want to listen to after a night of raving. Not sure if they all fall into your categories but a lot of them should:













































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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by Nick on Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:36 am

    Been obsessed with this song the past few weeks. Maybe it fits somewhere into your playlists?

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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:08 am

    vIv wrote:So I have been tasked with providing the soundtrack to a small little trashy/druggy after-hours party in Las Vegas next weekend.  It's gonna be in a swank suite-penthouse at the Cosmopolitan, and there will be a small collection of spun/ coked out people (some probably on E) hanging out watching the fountains at the Bellagio late night/ early AM.

    I'm sure you'll have fun but this sounds like hell to me.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:22 pm


    Thanks a million, Phixed. Many of these are right in the wheelhouse. I'll check out the ones I don't know at home tonight.

    That's a great tune, Nick.

    And yes, Reuben, it's gonna be a weird scene. Not exactly my people, but I plan to have fun one way or another...
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    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:14 pm

    For what it's worth, this week I've basically been just listening to this on repeat:

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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:07 pm

    Speaking of raving, anybody else going to be at the Heroes of House event at Metro/Smartbar tonight? http://metrochicago.com/heroes-of-house-04-17-15/
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:24 pm

    Nick: That song is fucking great. How's the rest of their catalog?
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:24 pm

    Reuben: That song is fucking great. How's the rest of their catalog?


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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by Paves on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:31 pm

    Categories one and two are pretty much this album...you should probably play every song from it at some point:



    The second category just makes me think of Thriller and Prince, mainly the Controversy album.
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    Post by Paves on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:51 pm

    The Marvin Gaye album Midnight Love kind of fulfills all three categories. It's the one with "Sexual Healing." It would be a great idea to play this album in its entirety at some point. Possibly multiple times. Possibly instead of anything else. IMO.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:57 pm

    phixed wrote:Reuben: That song is fucking great. How's the rest of their catalog?
    I'm just starting to get deep into the Bee Gees catalog but I know most of the hits and they're top notch.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by Paves on Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:36 pm

    Here are two folders mostly containing selections from my rolling "good songs" playlist, along with some other things that popped into my head:

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    http://www.mediafire.com/download/t957hb2r7t8klbt/viv1.zip
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    Enjoy!
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by Nick on Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:53 pm

    phixed wrote:Nick: That song is fucking great. How's the rest of their catalog?

    Their compilation - Who's Landing In My Hangar? - is very good and all you need. About an hour and 10 minutes of solid post punk.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by petey on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:56 pm

    I was gonna say Prince's Controversy album probably works
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by Paves on Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:59 pm

    Just remembered this guy:



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    Post by Paves on Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:36 pm

    This album is from 1980 and is some new wavey yacht rock type shit with a lot of synths.  The vocal tracks kind of sound like Roxy Music.  

    The guy was in Todd Rundgren's band Utopia, and used to work for MOOG and then ARP.  He has an earlier instrumental album called Cosmic Furnace that's basically an ARP demonstration record that might appeal to people who get down with Harold Grosskopf and other German crap.  Been pretty into these albums lately.


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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by BGwaves on Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:10 pm

    Maybe not the best choices but here goes...










    Some of my favorite 'sleazy' post coke/opiate dreamland music.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:59 pm

    As usual, Paves gets an A+ on this assignment- those shared files you sent are the true
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    Seriously, thanks so much for putting those together.  You are obviously one of the solidest of bros. And you clearly get exactly what I was aiming for here.  Especially digging the deep Style Council tracks, Kashif, Steve Arrington, the Miles Davis, the Dopplereffekt.  I'll have to sprinkle these liberally throughout the Quiet Storm and the white funkcheese Vol. II effort.

    For what it's worth, Vol. 1 is finished and I'm pretty well pleased with it.  Lots of thump and strum, eminently nostalgic 80's refraction groovealiciousness.

    Saccharine Longing

    New Order- "Love Vigilantes"
    Destroyer- "Savage Night at the Opera"
    Twin Shadow-  "I Can't Wait"
    A Flock of Seagulls- "Space Age Love Song"
    Toro Y Moi- "Say that"
    Heaven 17- "Let me Go" (2006 Remaster)
    Bryan Ferry- "Slave to Love"
    Prefab Sprout- "When Love Breaks Down"
    The Blue Nile- "Tinseltown in the Rain"
    Simple Minds- "Someone, Somewhere in Summertime"
    Destroyer- "Kaputt"
    Steely Dan- "Babylon Sisters"
    Anita Baker- "Sweet Love"

    The Anita Baker felt like a stretch at first, but I think it works.  The album's sound is right in the discursive universe of all of those bands.  Also, after so much cheesy, bittersweet longing, it's nice to have some straight-up sweet love.


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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:07 pm

    Thanks to you as well, BGWaves, for the great suggestions.  Never heard those Kompakt/ Closer musik sleazehouse selections you recc-ed (Echospace, Matias Aguayo), excited to check them out.

    What's this one?

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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by BGwaves on Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:00 am

    That is Andy Stott's album from a couple years ago called Luxury Problems. Dubbed and screwed techno with angel voices.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:02 pm

    yeah, that album is awesome.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by vIv on Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:15 pm

    Phixed- Have you heard the Fila Brazilia remix of the Simple Minds tune you posted?  It's on Brazilification and is really dope.
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    Re: Playlist - Mixtape Assistance

    Post by phixed on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:32 pm

    Nice one Viv.

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