Believe it or not, this mixtape was actually completed and 90% ready to post to the blog right around the first week of the year. I had the theme picked out, the cover photos, everything. At the time of its inception we were at the height of winter and the East Coast was getting dumped on mercilously with snow and freezing temperatures, so I figured why not a winter theme? Plus I had just found a treasure trove of freezing cold imagry, some of which you can enjoy here. The only problem? While the rest of the country was buried under snow Seattle was actually having an unseasonably warm winter and I just wasn’t feeling it. There I was, all the pieces in place, and I just couldn’t pull the trigger. My figurative inspiration was just as absent as my literal one.
So what happened? I waited for cold weather to show up that never came. As I got busy with my other interests posting to the ol’ blog fell further and further from my mind and before I knew it we’ve gone almost half a year without a single post. All because the temperature here wouldn’t drop below 50.
Was I ever going to post anything again? Would this mixtape ever see the light of day? While the weather outside stayed pleasantly warm C’est Non Un Blog went into a deep freeze, giving me a backdoor into the theme I had so carefully picked out months earlier. So without much more further ado, it’s finally here to see the light of day, The Deep Freeze Mixtape.
It’s now Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, which might seem like an odd time to put out a winter-themed mixtape, but what better to think about as the temperatures start to rise than ice? Plus, you can always use more music during summertime, winter-themed or not.
A lot of the music included here does remind me of long nights and cold temperatures and a lot of the music–especially towards the first half of the playlist–feels as appropriate for winter listening now as it did when I first put this together, but rest assured, the beats per minute do increase with plenty of dance-friendly summer tracks. There’s a lot of repeat artists in this mix (two ODESZA tracks back to back; the last quarter of the mix is basically a love letter to ♡kitty♡ and Napoleon) but the whole thing flows so well for me that I just had to let it happen. Oh man, the flow. Try and listen to the tracks in order. Some really fantastic things happened as I put some of these tracks together. I really do love this mix, reflected by the fact that I’ve listened to it at least 20 times already, which only begs the question of why I waited so long to share it. Well, the wait is finally over.
Thanks for sticking with me folks. Hopefully there will be a lot more new content to follow. And as always, download the mixtape. Listen to it. Enjoy it. Let me know what you think. And I’ll see you again next time.
01. memory cards – Pilgrimage
02. Haerts – Call My Name
03. Jessie Ware – Want Your Feeling
04. Mediate – Harder
05. Memoryhouse – Pale Blue (memory cards remix)
06. Wunder Wunder – Coastline (Goldroom Remix)
07. Badlands – Sleeping Beauty
08. Wildarms – Full Hearts (Doss remix)
09. Wave Racer – Streamers
10. You’ll Never Get To Heaven – By This River
11. The Hood Internet – BBU x Annie Hart x Clams Casino |
Won’t Fuck Us Over 2.0
12. BOX OF WOLVES – Summer Daze Ft. Laura Shea
13. Brothertiger – Up from Below
14. ODESZA – Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)
15. ODESZA – My Friends Never Die
16. Linus Young – Sister
17. Lorde – Ribs (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
18. Naomi Pilgrim – House Of Dreams
19. Iggy Azalea – Walk the Line
20. MEISHI SMILE – HONEY
21. Dragonette – The Boys
22. Grouplove – Colours (Foster the People Remix)
23. Summer Of Haze – Hey Jessica, I Rolled A Joint
24. Yelle – Bouquet final
25. Tinashé – Aquarius
26. Flight Facilities – Down to Earth
27. Korallreven – Limitless
28. Röyksopp – Sordid Affair
29. TeeJay – Find You (Prod. Yesterday’s Hype)
30. David Byrne and Brian Eno – Strange Overtones
31. ♡kitty♡ – ☼ MISS U ☼
32. Napoleon – Forever Moving
33. Romain Bezzina (mixed by Simon Mills) – Fly Away, Jack
34. ♡kitty♡ – ✴ 285 ✴
35. Napoleon – Buenas Noches
36. Stumbleine – Brunette