Backtrax: Callback Mix – Spring 2012


So you may be thinking to yourself how I could start a playlist blog without having content to fill the time between new releases, and you would be right. Fortunately, I’ve been doing this for quite some time, long enough to have a decent back catalogue of playlists.

Backtrax will feature a playlist from the past, but from the same time of the year. May for May, February for February etc. So with that said, in honor of Eurovision week, I’ll drop some of my past playlists that contain my Eurovision picks (and some winners), starting with last year’s very own Callback Mix.

Name Game: Because our call center was almost always always swamped, I ended up having a stack of return calls to make at some point when there was time.Hence, callbacks

Temporality: Afternoon/early evening. Most of the playlists are for making your daily commute, and this one is no exception, but these tracks ask for a more afternoony feel, a noon to four or five kind of deal.

Notable Tracks:

Anmary – “Beautiful Song”

Can Bonomo – “Love Me Back”

Donny Montell – “Love Is Blind”

Idi Adamou – “La La Love”

2012 was an anomaly year for me. I selected Can Bonomo as my funny pick, and it actually did better than my prime picks (Anmary and Ivi Adamou)

What did I like about them? Anmary’s chord progression and soft vocals, Donny Martell having the stones to throw down a 70s discofunk beat (good beat, song could have been better in hindsight), Can Bonomo being freaking insane (the pirate ship deal was pretty cool though) and Idi Adamou had a straight up vocal trance/house track, the best in its class that year

Big Bang – “Bad Boy”

Gawker’s Adrien Chen put me onto Big Bang when everyone was fawning over that questionably talented youtube darling Carly Rae Jepsen, he called these guys out for single of the summer. In my books at least, he was right.

Negoto – “Sharp #”

The second opening theme to Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Negoto has successfully combined sickeningly sweet Japanese schoolgirl with balls out do-something pop rock. A catchy tune (like most non-annoying J-pop) if there ever was

Saint Etienne – “Tonight”  AND “Last Days of Disco”

Bob Sinclar feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Fuck With You”

Let me start by saying I hate Bob Sinclar. So why do I like this song? Because if I were pressed to give a short list of my favorite female vocalists, Sarah Cracknell and Sophie Ellis-Bextor would be near the top of the list. Their voices must be heard to believe.


Carrie Manolakos – “Creep (Live at Le Poisson Rouge)”

Vanessa Contenay-Quinones – “Pourqoui Pas”

Anmary – “Beautiful Song”

Big Bang – “Bad Boy”

Negoto – “Sharp #”

Can Bonomo – “Love Me Back”

Donny Montell – “Love Is Blind”

Tony Betties – “You & I (Extended Mix)

Migosy – “Skyline (Sean McCabe Vocal Mix)

M & S feat. Shaun Escoffery – “So Sweetly (Kenny Carpenter’s Big Apple Mix)”

Jamie Lewis & Marc Evans – “Without You (Jamie Lewis Mastermix)

DJ Favorite feat. Theory – “Beautiful Night (Club Radio Edit)

Saint Etienne – “Tonight”

Bob Sinclar feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Fuck With You”

Idi Adamou – “La La Love”

Chris Lake – “Sundown (Radio Edit)

Aboutblank & KLC – “Speed of Light (Extended Version)”

Phillipo Blake & Custom Phase feat Olesya Astapova – “Aspiring (Original Mix)”

Dion Mavath – “Let You Know (Original Mix)”

Giraffage feat. XXYYXX – “Even Though”

G & O – “Nordic (Yenk Remix)”

Frank Solano – Beautiful Connection (Fred Everything Vox Mix)”

Saint Etienne – “Last Days of Disco”

Happy Listening!


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