a northern holiday

December 13th, 2008

The mixes keep coming fast & furious.

Last year I downloaded a very cool holiday compilation. It's called "That Fuzzy Feeling". It looks like they still have downloads available but are sold out of the cd's. You can have find it here... http://lorecordings.greedbag.com/buy/that-fuzzy-feeling-0/?tab=description

That release was the starting point for this mix. There are three cuts from the compilation in the mix....Brave the Cold by Vincent Oliver and Isan...Family, Giving by Peter Broderick...Snowstorm in a Snow Globe by Fuzzy Lights. From there I just looked for other tunes that fit the theme.

So grab some hot coco & trim the tree with some ambient goodness playing in the background. Happy Holidays from all of us(actually just me) here at Low Light Mixes.

T R A C K L I S T : 00:00 Vincent Oliver and Isan - Brave the Cold 02:35 Freescha - Holiday Frost 07:25 Takahiro Kido - Christmas Song 12:50 Chris Abrhams - Christmas Island 19:10 Stuart Busby - Snowfall 22:13 Peter Broderick - Family, Giving 25:30 Dakota Suite - December 8, 1980 27:40 Maps of the Heart - Skating Away 31:40 July Skies - Holidays to Wales 33:00 Fuzzy Lights - Snowstorm in a Snow Globe 35:50 Northern - December 39:57 end

motion for relief

December 6th, 2008

I thought I'd try something a bit different...a mix that is beat driven. Of course it's not going to be some house music mix or techno dance trax.

The mix is sort of in the same vein as the ones done by Alan, of Great Axescapes fame. He has a fantastic mix called "nowthatswhaticallmnmlambidubtechno! vol.1" that you can find here...vol. 1. This mix is similar in that dubby, ambient way. Only one artist, Quantec, in common though.

I wasn't sure how the mix would work but I like the results very much. I'm listenbing to it as I type this, nice & loud so the low dubby bass lines reverberate around the house. Excellent.

The other different thing about this mix is it is shorter than the others. An online friend, Mick, is running The "15 Minutes Of Fame’ Mix Series" & he asked me to do some mixes. The only requirements are up to 40 minutes in length & no more than 10 tracks. That should help with some experimentation, may be an idea will work in a 30 minute mix but not for the usual hour-long mix. When I get a link to the mix series I'll post it here.

I should be able to crank out 3 more mixes by the end of the year. Next up...a piano mix, a noisy-droney-scratchy mix and a best of the year mix.

t r a c k l i s t : 00:00 Plastikman - consumed 04:44 Marconi Union - buildings without people 08:05 Trentemoller - miss you 11:50 Yagya - rhythm of snow #5 17:55 Underworld - pizza for eggs 20:20 Quantec - unusual signals 25:25 Ontayso - procesamiento 2.05 28:45 Tiki Obmar - ankeney, iowa 39:30 end