Wednesday, 22 July 2009
While browsing my inbox today, I noticed I'd received an email from Heads We Dance. Intrigued, I opened it to find a tracklist of electro delights, old and new. Heads We Dance don't do mixtapes very often, but their Halloween and Sci-Fi mixes were phenomenal, so when one drops in my inbox, I know not to ignore it. And I'm glad I didn't ignore this one. This is what Yoni from the band had to say about the mixtape...
"Here's a mixtape that we've put together as a companion to our new album. It's a collection of songs and artists that inspired us as we were putting the album together. Some inclusions are very obvious (there is a live version of the Kraftwerk song Computer Love, which we covered on our album) - some may be a little more unexpected; perhaps Gabriel Ananda or Tom Tom Club. Anyway, hopefully this will point people in the direction of a few of the artists that we really love!"
Heads We Dance DJs - Album Influences Mixtape [Right Click To Download]
1. Vangelis - Spiral
2. Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin (Disco Mix)
3. The Presets - Girl And The Sea
4. Depeche Mode - World In My Eyes
5. Air - Run
6. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
7. Sébastien Tellier - Roche
8. Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun (Original Version)
9. Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache
10. Together - Together
11. Kavinsky - Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn Remix)
12. Gabriel Ananda - Ihre Persönliche Glücksmelodie
13. Surkin - White Knight Two
14. Orbital - The Box
15. Kraftwerk - Computer Love (Live in Tokyo, 1981)
16. Justice - Genesis
17. Daft Punk - Daftendirekt
18. David Bowie - Subterraneans
Wow. If this tracklist is made up of HWD's infuences, it just goes to show what good taste they have. Bravo!
Keep it funky,