Friday, November 27, 2015
For this year's Christmas mix I committed to only using music I personally digitized from my vinyl record collection. So there isn't anything really too recent on the mix. The movie clips are absent as well. But there is a lot of pops and crackles and charm to committing to vinyl. The challenge of course was to still try and find some variety. So many Christmas records are the same old public domain songs. It is harder to find original tunes. I have a big Christmas record collection, but because I have used so many tunes in the past from my collection, the number of unused original Christmas songs is getting smaller and smaller. So there are some of the traditional Christmas songs on here, but I tried to find versions that perhaps are a little less known, but still fun.
Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2015
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
I am really excited about this year's Halloween mix, which is partly why I am posting it so early this year. I just can't wait to share it. While I don't really have an "original" track this year, I do have some cool samples and a lot more spooky music. I have been listening to a lot of scores in the last 6 months or so. So when I started pulling together the mix back in July I had a whole lot of instrumentals or film score music than usual set aside for the mix. This sort of forced me to find more dialogue and samples than usual. So that makes this year's mix a little different and I like the results.
A couple instrumentals I really like from Van Halen and Black Sabbath. I like them, because these are the kinds of tracks that a listener wouldn't immediately identify with these bands. While Black Sabbath seems like a no brainer for a Halloween mix, I pulled something from "Born Again" which is a different sort of Sabbath record and not one I listen to very often. With that said this past summer I gave that record a few listens and I sort of fell in love with it, hence the inclusion here. "The Dark" sounds like some weird avant-garde experimental track.
The Van Halen pull I think is pretty great because Halloween or scary music is not what comes to mind when I think of Van Halen. I think of So Cal party band or the Sunset Strip. However the track I pulled is nothing like that. I think "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" would fit in perfectly well in a zombie movie for instance. Give it a listen and see what you think.
All tracks a listed on the artwork. Enjoy and happy Halloween.
Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2015
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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Here it is, this summer's mix. It is a little bit of old and a little bit of new. I little bit of the popular and a little bit of the obscure. It is basically music I've been listening to recently. Track listing is on the artwork.
SAP Music Summer Mix 2015
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