Even though we sorta don’t blog these days, there are still a few things we love to do which is why we keep this site around. One of those things is our series of live music picture posts (next edition coming soon!), and another is our annual blog-curated Blogwave Summer mixtape, which we like to think officially kicks off summer. This is our FOURTH edition, in celebration of what would have been our fourth anniversary had we not sorta quit the game, and it’s really hard to believe this has been going on for so long.
This mixtape wouldn’t be possible without all the stellar blogs who contribute year after year, and for that, we thank all of you. Your musical tastes are well represented in this 20 song mix, and I like you all as IRL people, too (and have even gotten to IRL hang with the majority of you, which is pretty awesome indeed). It’s really the other blogs that make this what it is, and I essentially am just here to sequence the songs as best I can. So since these sites ARE actual blogs, all you readers should check out their sites.
Fine print: Tracklisting is below, with the blog who picked the track hyperlinked next to the song titles. The entire mix is available to download from Soundcloud, and don’t post a comment asking for individual tracks. Because then it wouldn’t a mix! Also, shoutout to my friend Ahed, whose photograph from a recent tropical vacation makes the artwork for this year’s mix. We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed making it. And here’s to another summer of awesome.
To the tune of “The Real World”
This is the true story
So real that when two blogs pick Autre Ne Veut songs, we use them BOTH.
Airbird & Napolian – In The Zone [dailybeatz]
Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments (Cousin Cole Soul Mix) [creamteam]
Autre Ne Veut – Counting [pigeons & planes]
Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub) [the culture of me]
Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover (Giraffage Remix) [smokeDONTsmoke]
Savages – City’s Full [the needle drop]
Isle – Bayview [i guess i’m floating]
FWY! – Garden Grove [stadiums and shrines]
Miguel – Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix) [unholy rhythms]
Braxton/Palmer – Creeper (Part II) [gluttony is the new black]
Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out [turntable kitchen]
Postiljonen – Supreme [pretty much amazing]
Carousel Beach – Ayahuasca [we listen for you]
Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray [tastes like caramel]
Keljet feat. X Ambassadors – Love of a Life [discobelle]
Jodeci – Freak’n You (Marcus Jakes back to 98 booty) [the leaving scene]
Kisses – Air Conditioning [dipped in dollars]
Blue Hawaii – Sierra Lift [portals]
HAERTS – Wings [no fear of pop]
Autre Ne Veut – Play By Play [gorilla vs bear]
In case you want to play catch up: