Thursday, 28 February 2013

Chapter II - Electric Nostalgia

Continuing with the 'Chapters' playlists, for round two we move from the soft, icy soundscapes and bass laden grooves of Chillout Space into a psychedelic blur of synths, neon, hedonism and funk inspired by the glamour and glitz of 1980s Miami. Taking cues from the music and culture of the time but with a range of songs, plucked from more recent times featuring both familiar and more unfamiliar artists. Inspired by Scarface, Miami Vice, those Ministry of Sound 80's compilations and a little Vice City, here is Electric Nostalgia.

This second playlist jumps straight in with a B-side from trio Miike Snow's second album that engages with catchy keys and a bass line straight from a South Beach montage before taking a selection of nifty club numbers swilling with hooks, flair and quirky touches. Superlove sees Avicii adopting a more minimalist approach based on a deft synth hook whilst maintaining his trademark style, where tracks such as Tapes & Money focus on a slightly deeper, more underground feel.

Whilst this playlist is a personal interpretation, influenced to a degree by my personal musical tastes, I've tried to keep things fresh, with a homage to the scene from Sally Shapiro, the synthetic vocals and flanged guitars of Heartbeats and a slower, groovy number from Glass Candy. If you have any suggestions on things I could add or aren't really relevant to the theme please let me know! It's a slightly unusual theme but one that (I think) has resulted in a wonderful little compilation.

Here is an HTTP link to the playlist, along with a track list for those who like that sort of thing!

Track List
Miike Snow - Garden
Avicii & Lenny Kravitz - Superlove
Birdy Nam Nam - Trans Boulogne Express (Yuksek Remix)
Sally Shaprio & Electric Youth - Starman (Miami Nights 1984 Remix)
Jahcoozi - Watching You (Oliver$ Remix)
Grum - Heartbeats (Worship Remix)
Glass Candy - Beatific
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Tapes & Money
Hadouken! - House is Falling (Foamo Remix)
Bingo Players Feat. Chocolate Puma - Disco Electrique (Vocal Mix)

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