Sunday, November 15, 2009

MIXTAPE: Rhythm Life

Following suit with the more retro mixes I've been putting out, here's one I was excited to craft: Rhythm Life, a collection of acid house, electro (hip-hop) and classic rave.

From the time I discovered electronica & dance music 10+ years ago, it was only natural for me to retrace my steps and dig up songs from the pioneers & legends: Juan Atkins (featured on Rhythm Life twice as Cybotron & Model 500), Afrika Bambaataa, Orbital, etc.

I started listening to hip-hop when I was young, so 80s/old school hip-hop easily attracted my ears. I was always especially drawn to electro music (the real/original incarnation): Egyptian Lover, Mantronix, Jonzun Crew, every Juan Atkins moniker. "Clear" by Cybotron has to be one of the greatest classic electro tracks ever made.

This mix of tracks might not be the most accessible, but 99% of the songs on there mean a lot to the history of house/electro/techno and to myself as a music fan. It also doubles as my Haçienda (Factory Records, Manchester, etc.) mix.

1. Mɐn Pɐrrısh - Hıp Hop Be Bop (Orıgınɐl Versıon)
2. Adonis - No Way Back
3. 808 State - Cubik (Kings County Perspective)
4. Newcleus - Jam On It
5. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Original Mix)
6. New Order - Confusion
7. Hashim - Al-Naayfysh (The Soul)
8. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life
9. Orbital - Chime (7" Version)
10. X-Press 2 - Muzik Xpress
11. Inner City - Good Life
12. Simian Mobile Disco - Synthesise (No Voodoo Version)
13. Cybotron - Clear
14. Future Sound Of London - We Have Explosive (7 Edit)
15. Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
16. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong (Riton Remix)
17. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet rock (House Mix II By LFO)
18. Model 500 - Future
19. Nacho Lovers - Acid Life (Nachos 909 Dub)

Download Rhythm Life
40 min | 55mb

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