Yeah, I had no idea the track info was still there. It was gone when I tried it on my mac. But maybe I copied the wrong directory. Dunno. Anyway...
Cool that you recognised it. Don't know if it would have been as funny if you didn't.
This is Controversy by Prince and indeed, that bassline is just the definition of funky. Well, I guess Prince is the definition of funky. I thought it was a top tune to kick things off.
This is Bottle Rocket by The Go! Team. Their first album is a classic, the rest they did doesn't even come close. They actually released their debut album twice. The first version mostly had samples and stuff for the vocals. Then they got a lead singer and rereleased the album with her on vocals.
Summer's Here by Magnus, the House-Jazz-Electro project by Tom Barman (dEUS) and techno dj CJ Bolland. They only released one album I think, but still perform as a DJ duo.
This is the De La Soul track The Magic Number from their debut album Three Feet High and Rising.
NY Lipps by Soulwax. It's actually a remix of their song NY Excuse with a bit of Funky Town thrown in. James Murphy did have a hand in it! He did the cowbells. And the vocals are Nancy Whang, who plays keyboards in LCD Soundsystem.
We Can't Fly by Belgian band Aeroplane. And indeed, another funky bass.
Tour De France, étape 2 by Kraftwerk. It's the live version which you can find on the (rather amazing) live album Minimum Maximum.
Drug time by Babybird. He/They had a huuuge hit with You're Gorgeous in the nineties, but quickly faded into obscurity. He does still write some great pop songs from time to time. The lyrics aren't really about drug abuse I think. It's more about monotony in life with drugs used as a metaphor. I think.
This is Live With Me by Massive Attack with vocals from Terry Callier. The song can be found on their compilation album.
Ship In The Sand by Sophia, the band of Robin Proper-Sheppard who used to be in the legendary industrial noise band The God Machine. Indeed, a very sad song about being alone.
This is Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler). Don't think it's possible not to like this song.
Yeah, this is Richard Hawley's Coles Corner.
This is 2nd Law by Tom McRae. Still think his debut album was the best singer songwriter album of the noughties.
Down In The Street Below by the hugely underrated The Divine Comedy. One of the best lyricists around.
Don't really see the a-ha or Kings Of Leon references, but the voice is a bit of an acquired taste. This is Lavinia by The Veils. Their debut album is quite brilliant. Unfortunately, they never reached that level again on subsequent releases.
Here's the link to my mixtape: http://www.mediafire.com/?rqqsbqq2h37b88o
The real tracklist is:
* Intro: Barney's 'Get Psyched' Mix
* Prince - Controversy
* The Go Team - Bottlerocket
* Magnus - Summer's Here
* De La Soul - The Magic Number
* Soulwax - NY Lipps
* Aeroplane - We Can't Fly
* Kraftwerk - Tour De France, Etape 2
* Babybird - Drug Time
* Massive Attack - Live With Me
* Sophia - Ship In The Sand
* Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
* Richard Hawley - Cole's Corner
* Tom McRae - 2nd Law
* The Divine Comedy - Down In The Street Below
* The Veils - Lavinia