13 September 2011

Tape Tuesday: Recreation

posted by: Arjun Daily Specials | Mixtapes | Tape Tuesday
Recreation Mix

When Sunset went down for a few days last week, I was crushed. I think it was only down for 2 days, but it felt longer. During the 2 day hiatus, I started compiling this mix. I wanted to give you guys something with staying power–something to stick with in case Sunset ever goes down again. This mix is not chalk full of singles and Hype Machine hits. Instead, it is a slowly building, patience testing, and ultimately rewarding hour and a half long mix. But don’t get me wrong, in between the electro buzz of Neon Indian, Toro y Moi, and Chris Taylor’s (of Grizzly Bear) CANT, lie some instantly catchy indie pop gems like Oregon Bike Trails’ “Cayucas”, The Postelles’  “White Night”, and Mates of State’s “Palomino”. These songs give the mix the flair that James Vincent McMorrow just can’t provide.

I highly recommend that you download the entire tape. It is reflective (“Rivers and Homes”), funky (“All Alone”; guaranteed to get you mini-dancing in your desk chair), angry (“Don’t Fuck With My Money”), somber (“Higher Love”), hilarious (“Girls on Girls”), and simply adorable (“Raconte-Moi Une Histoire”).

This is Recreation. Let’s start a movement. Tweet me your thoughts on the mix at #ThisIsRecreation.



01. J. Viewz – Rivers and Homes

Download J.Viewz Rivers And Homes

02. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – John Taylor’s Month Away

03. The Kooks – Is It Me

04. Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend

05. Toro y Moi – All Alone

06. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Misspent Youth

Download Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Misspent Youth

07. Rachel Platten – 1,000 Ships

Download Rachel Platten 1,000 Ships

08. Oregon Bike Trails – Cayucas

Download Oregon Bike Trails Cayucas

09. PLAINS – Judy

Download PLAINS Judy

10. Be Like Pablo – Julianne

11. The Postelles – White Night

12. CANT – Too Late, Too Far

13. Blood Diamonds – Move The Stars

14. Mates of State – Palomino

Download Mates of State Palomino

15. AM & Shawn Lee – Somebody Like You

16. Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money

17. Young the Giant – Apartment (Captain Cuts Remix)

Download Young The Giant Apartment (Captain Cuts Remix)

18. James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love

19. Sims – Here I Stand

20. The Herd – My Sister’s Place

21. Beyonce + Beastie Boys – Girls On Girls (Captain Cuts Remix)

Download Beyonce + Beastie Boys Girls On Girls (Captain Cuts Remix)

22. M83 – Raconte-Moi Une Histoire

Download M83 Raconte-Moi Une Histoire 


Recreation Mix

Primary shout out to Ib Photography and Aled Lewis for the pictures.

Secondary shout out to my best friend Josh. It’s his birthday today.

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