Backtrax: Jump Prep Mix – Spring/Summer 2011

After a mini hiatus due to the introduction of Muzak Musings, introducing the Biorhythm mix for this time two years ago: Biorhythm Mix (Jump Prep Mix)!

Name Game: I was rewatching Babylon 5 for the first time since I was a kid, and at the same time getting ready to move out of my parents’ house after a crash landing back home after college. In this case, the “jump” is the move, rather than opening a jump point into hyperspace.

Temporality: Morning/afternoon. This was another in a series of transit mixes. Hell, they’re mostly all transit mixes, but specifically this was when I was working the early shift driving up to Mayfield Heights. The last third or so of the list is an evening commute, but all of them, save for “Beautiful World” would be good for a morning or late afternoon drive.

Notable Tracks:

Soulstice – “Alright (3PM Mix)”

Andy Caldwell is a pimp. Let’s put that out there right now. I’ve been with Soulstice now since 2005 or 2006, and their sophomore offering is good, though it’s not as electronic as I had hoped. This track more or less spot on titled, though I think it’s more of a 10AM rather than a 3, but then again, I’ve never listened to it at 3PM. Gina René scores again with her vocals, which put just the right splash of soul into the track

Skream – “Where You Should Be”

Dubstep is all the rage right now, but the vast majority of it is just terrible, near atonal noise only fit for insane benders of hard drugs. Skream’s offering here however, is Skrillex on mellow drugs, with good manners, and a college degree. It’s high class dubstep. Late night cruising, or just cruising in general, at its grimy best. It keeps me awake…

Little Yellow Dance Machine – “Empty Spaces”

Medina – “You and I (Deadmau5 Remix)”

I like my trance either loud and melodic like someone slipped me a hit of E, or slowed down, vocal and contemplative. These two tracks are examples of the latter. The vocals are rich, sung by singers who know what they are doing. The tracks themselves are hypnotic without running into the trap of being repetitive (at least at first. The first twenty or so playthroughs are butter)

Shontelle – “Say Hello to Goodbye (Lenny B. Club Mix)”

Generally speaking, I don’t do breakup/cheating/revenge pop songs, mainly because they’re almost always slow and boring, ending with a resolution to do something everyone knows will so totally happen. Shontelle definitely does the same thing, but Lenny B put such a great track behind this song, that the words totally don’t matter.

Tracklist:

  1. Hindi Zahra – “Imik Si Mik”
  2. Sjonni’s Friends – “Coming Home”
  3. Patrice – “Nobody Else’s”
  4. Vampire Weekend – “White Sky (Cecile Remix)”
  5. Office Gossip – “Street Talk”
  6. Bonobo – “Kiara”
  7. Soulstice – “Alright (3PM Mix)”
  8. Soulstice – “Soul On Fire (Tribute to the Angel Mix)”
  9. The Mothership Orchestra – “London Breeze (Navigatorz Mix)
  10. Digitalism – “2 Hearts”
  11. Skream – “Where You Should Be”
  12. Ben Westbeech – “Falling (Original Extended Mix)”
  13. Richard Earnshaw feat. Oby – “Never Gonna Let You Down”
  14. Hanna Hais – “Parfum Chic (Matty’s II Deep Dub Mix)”
  15. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Off and On”
  16. Sylvia Tosun – “World Keeps Turning (Sted-E & Hybrid Heights Dub Mix)”
  17. Shontelle – “Say Hello to Goodbye (Lenny B. Club Mix)”
  18. Arias and Arno Cost feat Michael Feiner – “The Days to Come”
  19. UVUK – “Forever”
  20. Ad Brown feat Mango and Kerry Leva – “Tonight”
  21. Moonpax – “Ice Coffee”
  22. Mike Saint-Jules pres. Saint X feat Sandel – “Summerlives”
  23. Tiesto & Mark Knight feat. Dino – “Beautiful World (Original Club Mix)
  24. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – “Starlight”
  25. Little Yellow Dance Machine – “Empty Spaces”
  26. Medina – “You and I (Deadmau5 Remix)”
  27. Mark Romboy & Stephan Bodzin – “Atlas (Gui Boratto Remix)”
  28. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix)”
  29. Lena – “Taken By a Stranger”

Happy Listening!

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