I’m dying to get my hands on Flight Facilities forthcoming track “With You” featuring Grovesnor. I watched the 30 second teaser for it, and I was just wishing I could speed up time to the May 14th release of the track on Future Classic Records. But in the meantime, I at least can rock out to perhaps one of the best mixtapes I’ve heard in quite some time, 37,000 ft.
Sometimes I wish I actually dated guys that believed in 80s romance and the art of making mixtapes. Of course, it’s not going to be an actual tape, but a cool CD is still nice here and there. I’ve actually made a few mixtapes for exes I’ve dated in the past, but I myself have never gotten one from anyone else. Yet, if anyone were ever going to give me a mixtape, I would honestly want it to be as epic as 37,ooo ft. The track listing is impeccable! If someone would have given me this mixtape at a gift, I would have probably fallen head over heels for them. I’m serious, this mixtape speaks to my soul!
The mixtape came out a little less than a year ago, but it’s still oh so timeless. If you haven’t noticed by now, this is like my 3rd or 4th time blogging about Flight Facilities. I’m a huge fan of Flight Facilities, and I always knew that there music taste was probably insane. So it’s nice to listen to 37,000 ft and get a sense of what inspires the duo to make epic tunes.
The mixtape does a nice job of bringing together electro pop, disco bravado, snazzy electro grooves, and that hint of pulsating house beats. The mixtape starts off with one of my favorite Talking Heads songs,”This Must Be The Place.”Following the first track, the mixtape is a non-stop show of just epic tunes that are essential to creating the perfect soundtrack of life.
Oh, and did I mention that this mixtape is a free download? Well, it is. So download it! Don’t miss out on the seamless mixing and snazzy tunes that will brighten up your day. This mixtape is a most for EDM lovers who enjoy disco, electro pop, dance, and hints of house. You need 37,000 ft in your life. I know I do.
1. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
2. MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix)
3. Wally Warning – Land Of Hunger (Todd Terje Edit)
4. Jamelia – Caribou
5. 123 Clap! – Constellation
6. Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice (louie Fresco Remix)
7. Flight Facilities – Foreign Language feat. Jess (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
8. The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood (Debonairs Too Much Dub)
9. Aeroplane – My Enemy
10. Das Moth – Moon
11. TC Crew – I Can’t Do It Alone (Eoin Cody edit)
12. Phonique feat. Erlend Oye – For The Time Being
13. Tortoiseshell – This Girl
14. Metronomy – The Bay
15. Cut Copy – Pharoahs & Pyramids
16. Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
17. Colors Sound System – Yeah Mate I Hate
18. Pogo – Upular Remix
19. Bocca Grande – Procedere 2011 (Morgan Geist)
20. ZZT – Zzafrika (Julio Bashmore Remix)
21. Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Disco Bloodbath Remix)
22. Lazydisco – More Tigers (The C90s Remix)
23. Coatimundi – No More Blues
24. Holy Ghost! – Jam For Jerry
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Ah, my last week before the semester starts. I’m basically just going to spend this week relaxing (writing of course,) and just lounging out. I mean I could go try and do a bunch of stuff & hang out with people, but I’m getting one of my wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow and my face is going to be swollen. I’m getting one tooth pulled tomorrow (it’s decaying) and getting the other three pulled in two weeks (it’s so expensive, but at least insurance pays for half).
I’m not looking forward to having my face swollen, but least I can just lounge out and read some books. But relaxing isn’t really all that fun unless you’ve got some good music to accompany you. The type of music that chills you out, and puts you in a dreamlike state. House, especially soulful house, always lifts my spirits and gets me jumping for joy. But lounge music calms my mind, body, and soul; a recipe for peace that will hopefully get me through this week.
Chill out music, beach house, & lounge are the relaxing grooves I enjoy lounging out to. It’s nice to just lay down, close your eyes, and just reflect on the beauty of life. Even if you’re eyes are closed, its best to be on a beach or somewhere outside and have your headphones in while listening to the sensational vibes; let the music move your mind.
When it comes to chill out music, I enjoy the Cafe Del Mar compilations, as well as Bargrooves, Ministry of Sound Chill Out Sessions, and the Beach House Podcast on iTunes. The compilations & podcast have a beautiful selection of some tunes that are sure to groove your mind & soul, but I also have a few individual artists that I truly enjoy listening to. As far as vocalists go, I love Cathy Battistessa and Lisa Shaw. Both of those women have some amazing vocals that take over every track, yet still have this angelic balance that is just right.
A lounge track is even better if it has some amazing vocals, but sometimes it’s also nice when it’s just instrumental. It all really depends on the track & the overall mood you’re looking for. But whether you want tracks that have vocals or not, the one thing that remains constant is that relaxing vibe. A lot of great music comes from Blank & Jones. So many compilations and songs by them that will blow your mind.
Below are a few of my favorite chill out/beach house/lounge tracks that I enjoy relaxing to. Some of them I found a few years ago while going through a frenzy of downloading & buying compilations, while others I ran across while listening to podcasts. Do you need to free your mind? Then listen to some of the tracks below & drift away….
Pashka – Island Breeze (Sultan & Ned Shepard Downtempo)
The original “Island Breeze” by Pashka is amazing, but this one really chills you out.
The BB & Q Band – Dreamer (Elias Tzikas Remix)
Blank & Jones – Survivor
Such a beautiful song!
Blank & Jones – Miracle Man ft. Cathy Battistessa
Samantha James – Waves of Change
Lisa Shaw – Like I Want To
Phonique – Feel What You Want
Blank & Jones – Loneliness
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com