Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer Getaway: A Bamboo Orchestra Mix

The time has come! Summer is upon us, and for me, as a blogger, it can only mean one thing: Time for the annual summer mix!

However, this year's will be quite different from the previous ones, hence its appearance here instead of the main blog. This time around, I made it with a clear theme in mind: To create a soundtrack for a fantastic summer getaway fantasy. Exotic locales, improbably blue skies, palm trees & white sands... steel drums. You name it all. Summer Getaway is a concoction of bossa nova, exotica, shibuya-kei, electrojazz and downtempo grooves. Two thirds of the tracks are instrumental. Many of my favorite artists are here, and to be honest, it was hard for me to narrow it down to *just* 20 tracks, as I tend to get excessive when it comes to picking. The mix follows all the good parts of a dream holiday, from the moment you're on board a plane to the last day when you sit on the beach, watching sunrise. It was my intention to try to arrange the selections in chronological order. The mornings are made for exploring new places, afternoons are for relaxing & having fun on the beach, and bossa nova shows for the nights. Of course, no one goes on a vacation just to listen to music, so I made sure that the music fits the mood of the occasion, yet doesn't require undivided attention.
You really don't have to be on an actual vaction to enjoy this, so no worries. It's tough times we're living in, so I hope this mix will help cool down the heat, aurally. Wherever you're at, I hope you all have been having a great summer so far. Enough of my babbling, I hereby present you one hour and a half worth of breezy, fun, escapist summer music. You can either test the water by downloading single tracks, or just get the zip for convenience's sake. It'd be great to hear some feedback, too.

Summer Getaway: A Bamboo Orchestra Mix By Zeon


01. Fantastic Plastic Machine - I Love FPM (Readymade JBL Mix)
02. Dorothy Ashby - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
03. Martin Denny - Quiet Village
04. Astor Piazzolla - Vuelvo Al Sur (Koop Remix)
05. Antena - Frantz (Nouvelle Vague Mix)
06. Plaid - Myopia
07. Bebel Gilberto - So Nice (Summer Samba) (Remixed By Mario Caldato Jr.)
08. Can 7 - Cruisin'
09. Nicola Conte - Bossa Per Due
10. Cubismo Grafico - Jamaica Song (feat. Sayaka Kushibiki)
11. Patchworks - Summertime
12. Jazzanova - Bohemian Sunset
13. Fred Falke - 8.08PM At The Beach
14. Rosalia De Souza - Mais (Performed By The Dining Rooms)
15. Smokey & Miho - Blue Glasses
16. The Postmarks - One Note Samba
17. Mocky - Music To My Ears
18. The Album Leaf - Seal Beach
19. Future Loop Foundation - My Lost Summer
20. Quiet Village - Victoria's Secret

Download the mix as one ZIP file


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