I still say mixtape, even though I think tapes are a long way behind us now. I remember getting my first Walkman and making my own mixtapes, frantically recording songs off Take 40 Australia to listen to while falling asleep. That was back in the days of TLC’s ‘Diggin’ On You’ and No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak’.
This is not the longest mixtape in the world, it’s true (I’m still trawlin’ through my emails you see), but I’ve been spinning these tracks while I’ve been getting all those links organised and they sound pretty damn good together. Listen and enjoy.
My picks: I have two today, as I couldn’t choose between them. Both Glasgow’s Palace Ballet and Denmark’s Why Write? are doing it for me today. Having said that though, all six of these tracks are fantastic and worth a good listen.
Gabriel/City Of Lights Double A-Side out now | myspace
Burning Holes – Why Write? (Denmark)
Seaside – Mapletons (Australia)
From the Origami Army EP, out now | myspace
The Strangest Calm – Holmes (Sweden)
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