Playing tracks by
Camera Obscura, The Flirtations, Talking Heads, Rod Stewart, Blondie and more.
The Snarkfest Mix Club and the IMP Mix Club both issued party mix challenges this month. I took this as a sign to make my first real party mix. The mix is about four hours long and is intended to be played from about 11PM to 3AM. Since party music is all about celebrating what's familiar to most of us, I included quite a few radio friendly songs, hence the mix's title. Now, I could have been a little more genre specific or a little edgier in my choices, but I wanted to make a mix that all of my friends could mostly enjoy. Since most of my friends live in different states and different countries, we'll never really know how this party mix would have taken root in a live setting. It may have been the bomb or it may have been a K-Tel cold fart, but I did my damnedest to feature a variety of genres including twee, rock, garage, hip hop, club, and shoegaze. It's all pretty easy on the ears - so no free jazz in this mix. I kept the pace basically upbeat with slow songs for convo, drink, etc.