WARMER MIXTAPES #1386 | by Kobe Cafe [Luft]
1. The Who | Baba O'Riley
The real selling point of the song is the incredible synth intro; accounts have varied over the years, but people have claimed that they inputted the Life Information about the Indian mystic Meher Baba into a synthesizer to create the part.
2. Daft Punk | Digital Love
They have stood the test of Time in the World's most fickle industry. They're the best at it. Digital Love is probably the best Dance song ever made, a beautiful piece of Electronic Music. Discovery is, I think, another of the best albums released in my short existence. I think Interstella 5555: The 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem made it far better too. I can't believe it took me so long to watch it!
3. Porter Robinson | Fellow Feeling
A robust orchestral burst of somber emotion.
4. Moby | We Are All Made Of Stars
Here, over his sad Electro-ish tune, Moby sings a simple and heartwarming tale with a big chorus about how, according to a slightly hippyish notion, we're all made out of exploded stars. That's Moby for you - quite nice, and getting straight to the heart of the Anti-Matter.
5. The Durutti Column | Otis
Another favorite jam is Otis, with Pol's live singing and Connell's keyboards combining with a brisk synth loop, building Mitchell drums, an astonishing, uplifting Reilly guitar line, and the legendary singer Mr. Redding himself in a combination that needs to be heard.
6. The Postal Service | Nothing Better
The opening line recalls the Title And Registration, which Gibbard would record with Death Cab For Cutie later for their breakout album, Transatlanticism. Nothing Better is still perfect romantic-mixtape fare, especially the line about making you my bride and slowly growing old together.
7. MGMT | Time To Pretend
Y’know, writing songs about making money and marrying models, only to ultimately choke on your own vomit and die. But with lines like This is our decision, to live fast and die young... We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun! and I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars, it was a strangely honest look on Life. It was the perfect single from the weird and beautiful world of MGMT.
8. Chet Faker | Cigarettes & Loneliness
The lyrics in this Chet tune just connect with me in a peaceful manner. The rhythmic textures of Cigarettes & Loneliness conjures a similar, overbearing futility. This has been my essential tune for those times when you wake up and catch the Sun before it rises. While the cold wind hits my face and I just look out into the Wild. With coffee in one hand and my iPod Classic in the other. It's pleasing in a way.
9. The Beatles | Hello, Goodbye
This list is very Electronic filled, so I decided to throw this one in. This is Music for the Soul. The song's simplicity, much like previous single All You Need Is Love, was tailored to be understood by an international audience. Its childlike lyrics chimed with the times, perhaps a side-effect of the regressive spirit of LSD.
10. Bob Sinclar | Love Generation (with Gary Pine)
Thanks to its island feel, Reggae sound, and strong Acoustic guitar, it will indeed get you moving. So much so, that it will make you want to dance with someone as it asks you to Be the Love Generation.