Playing tracks by
Oxia, Adana Twins, Finnebassen, Midnight Savari, Hey Today! and more.
You have to hand it to the poor old euro. Always somehow capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. There could hardly have been a more unpropitious time for the single currency, or indeed the broader European project.
It is with that in mind, and in the European spirit of fraternité, that this latest mix has a specifically European theme. Every track on this mix was created by a European artist or label (bar one or two that don't... they were just so good they couldn't be left out).
So here it is: a new European anthem. It starts slow, emerging out of the gloom and misery, much like, well, the EU; and after more than an hour of joy and optimism, retreats back into the rainy gloom again. Much like Europe.
You can download the mix from my website: http://www.edmundconway.com/2012/05/ode-2-joy/