The Superhero Summer Mixtape

Thing Album Cover 1Summer is the perfect time for larger-than-life superhero blockbuster movies and lots and lots of killer new music. And since I haven’t put out a new mixtape since last December I thought I might embrace the superhero aesthetic and go nuts by super-sizing my newest mixtape to super-heroic proportions. The Superhero Summer Mixtape is comprised of 100 (!) amazing songs, which adds up in total to 7 continuous hours of larger-than-life new music. That should keep you guys busy for a while.

Click on these links to download Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Included in each folder is a tracklist and playlist for each part of the mixtape so you can listen to each part separately in bite-sized chunks OR together as one monstrous continuous 100 track mix. Or just throw everything into your iTunes and make your own mixtape by listening to it all completely randomly. There’s no wrong way to listen. It’s entirely up to you!

The inspiration for this mixtape came from the amazing artwork of the Thing that you see above. Very quickly after putting together the Music Matters Mixtape I had amassed an extremely large amount of great new music for my next mixtape, and everything I had accumulated just sounded so good that it seemed nearly impossible to whittle down the list to make something more manageable. The moment that I found that image of The Thing I knew I had my answer on what to do. I’d use at as as my theme for a new super-sized mixtape.

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Alrighty, well this thing is jam-packed up to the gills with new music, so why not give you a little taste of what you can expect? First up, I have two fantastic videos from Metronomy. “Love Letters”, directed by the great Michel Gondry, features the band playing live on a soundstage within a soundstage and the entire video is filmed in one long continuous tracking shot, which allows the band to play in multiple places at once in a typically Michel Gondry dream-like fashion. (The album version of the track, which is included on the mixtape, is two minutes longer than this version and has a much more immediate, intimate feel to it that I think you’ll all enjoy.)

Also included is “I’m Aquarius”. The video, directed by Édouard Salier, is a trippy 2001: A Space Odyssey meets science fiction paperback book cover voyage to a strange new world filled with laser cats and beautiful women. Have fun watching this astrologically based trip (in both senses of the word).

Lily Allen also contributes two tracks to this mixtape. “Our Time” has Lily getting into the backseat of a cab with three other drunk alternate versions of herself who drive around London all night only to end up being the worst kind of fare any cabbie wants to pick up.

“URL Badman” is one of my favorite tracks on the mixtape. The clever lyrics cut to the heart of all aspiring bloggers out there (eh hem) who think their opinions are all-powerful and have no qualms being mean to build themselves up. The electro-spazz beat on the track is a killer fist-pumper (and I especially love the goat/sheep-like bleating sound in the chorus.)

One final video before I leave you to discover the mixtape for yourselves. Selebrities’ “Temporary Touch” is a beautiful slice of New Wave-y power pop. If you like what you hear, you can also hear them on the mixtape doing a delightful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere”.

And that’s just a drop in the bucket of the 100 songs you’ll discover that make up this super-sized mixtape. Some other notable artists to look out for are Doss, who contributes two tracks and whose self-titled debut EP is near perfect in every way (“Softpretty will pretty much melt your brain); and Ejecta, who actually contributes three tracks to the mixtape because her album Dominae is so damn good I couldn’t pick just one (or two) tracks to feature here.

Batgirl Cover 3

A million thanks again for downloading these mixtapes. A lot of love and care goes into making them for you guys. If you like what you hear make sure to Like C’est Non Un Blog’s Facebook page to keep up with all my latest music musings. And please drop me a line to let me know if you like what you hear.

If the Mediafire links (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) are down, try using these Dropbox links (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Tracklisting after the jump:

Tracklisting:

Part 1
01. memory cards – All the Time
02. Sun Glitters – Tight
03. Childish Gambino – Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night) (feat. Macklemore)
04. John Chamberlain – Mind Games (with Aidan Galea)
05. Solar Bears – Cub (Keep Shelly In Athens remix)
06. Chordashian – Keep On
07. DyE – Nike
08. Ejecta – Jeremiah
09. Doss – The Way I Feel
10. ♡kitty♡ – m0rgan stop =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ
11. Mr Little Jeans – Runaway
12. Haim – Don’t Save Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)
13. Stay+ – Guardian
14. Poliça – Warrior Lord
15. St. Lucia – All Eyes On You (Goldroom Remix)
16. Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
17. Lily Allen – Url Badman
18. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes
19. Clams Casino – Cry For Me *unreleased
20. ESPRIT 空想 – 3 [Deeply, deeply relaxed…]
21. Pincer Movement – Lovin
22. Selebrities – Temporary Touch
23. Washed Out – It All Feels Right
24. Pure Bathing Culture – Wildest Moments (Jessie Ware Cover)
25. TeeJay – DreamLand (Prod. Dubble Dutch)
26. Ralph Myerz – Weekend Star (Feat. Da Youngfellaz, K-Quick & Roxanne Shante)
27. Capo Blanco – So Far So Long
28. Ryan Hemsworth – Que – O.G. Bobby Johnson (Game Boy Advance Version)
29. Hannah Diamon – Pink and Blue
30. Jhameel x DWNTWN x Giraffage – Move Me
31. Joel Compass – Run (Armeria Remix)
32. Selebrities – Everywhere (feat. Erika Spring & Lissy Trullie) (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
33. Mitch Murder – Daybreak
34. Snowden – Keep Quiet (Niva Remix)
35. Southern Shores – New Love

Cap Shield CoverPart 2
36. Starlesoufs – Love Cloud
37. Dizzee Rascal – Spend Some Money (Feat. Tinie Tempah)
38. Magic Touch & Sapphire Slows – When I See You
39. Napoleon – With You On My Mind
40. Ejecta – Afraid of the Dark
41. Saint Pepsi – Burn
42. ESPRIT 空想 – iwillbe.wav
43. Wild Nothing – A Dancing Shell
44. Rollergirl – Ted Didlio
45. FutureCop! – Venice Beach
46. Disclosure – Defeated No More (feat. Edward Macfarlane)
47. Mitch Murder – Feel the Air (feat. Kristine)
48. DJ Bahler – Lawn Whips
49. Flamingosis – Broken
50. Above & Beyond – You Got To Go
51. memory cards – Forever Ago
52. Allie X – Catch
53. Jerome LOL – Always (Bondax Tool) (Feat. Sara Z)
54. Hundred Waters – Xtalk
55. Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp
56. Charlie Why! – In The Sun
57. Chordashian – Skyscraper Souls (feat. Freedom Fry)
58. Jon Zott – Brothers
59. Shaky Snakes – seventeen
60. Tycho – Montana
61. Gauntlet Hair – Showing
62. Stumbleine – Fade Into You (feat. Steffaloo)
63. DyE – Steel Life
64. The War On Drugs – Come To The City
65. Mr Little Jeans – Good Mistake
66. Pincer Movement – Kevin’s Fluff
67. Ryan Hemsworth – Perfectly (Taquwami Remix)

superheroes-batman-superman-spank (cover)Part 3
68. Todd Terje – Johnny and Mary (Feat. Bryan Ferry)
69. Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX – Fancy (Robots With Rayguns Remix)
70. Duck Sauce – NRG
71. The Mary Onettes – Silence Is A Gun
72. SZA – Omega
73. Tomggg – harusaki
74. Ejecta – Mistress
75. Lisa Mitchell – Oh! Hark! (Aeons Remix)
76. Doss – Softpretty
77. Alpine – Hands (Goldroom Remix)
78. TeeJay – Summer Illusions (Feat. Matt Easton) [Prod. Chordashian]
79. ANTHEMS – Up In Mine
80. BANKS – Brain (ta-ku remix)
81. Chromatics – Kill For Love [memory cards Cinematic Edit]
82. Elroy 4.0 – Trinkets (w/ The Kite String Tangle)
83. Coldplay x Porter Robinson – Midnight Voices (The Kite String Tangle edit)
84. Seven Saturdays – E1even E1even (Memoryhouse Remix)
85. Employee Of The Year – On My Own (Portland remix)
86. Cosmic Sound – Purple Melody
87. Metronomy – Love Letters
88. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
89. Lily Allen – Our Time
90. Kristine – Modern Love
91. Brian Eno & Karl Hyde – Who Rings the Bell
92. Roll Deep – Morning After
93. Balam Acab – Oh, Why
94. Xeno & Oaklander – Sheen
95. TV Girl – The Blonde
96. Ralph Myerz – Don’t U Love Me Baby???!!! (Feat. Big Ice & Jenny)
97. ♡kitty♡ – •.¸.•SECOND♥LIFE•.¸.•
98. memory cards – Mythril Stone
99. Robots With Rayguns – Dopamine (The Power Of Love)
100. Sun Glitters – Feeling Young

 

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3 Responses to The Superhero Summer Mixtape

  1. Pingback: C’est Non Un Blog’s Top 15 Music Videos of 2014 (Part 1) | C'est Non Un Blog

  2. Amy says:

    I finally got a new computer, so I can start really enjoying your mixtapes/blogs again!

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