LETS DO A SUMMER MIXTAPE with [RAC, Adventure Club, Goldroom, Viceroy, DWNTWN, Ghost Beach, Cry Wolf and Lights & Music]

When I first started the blog feature on Lights & Music last month, this mixtape was the first idea that I put into action.  Wikipedia, in-short describes mixtapes as usually reflecting the musical tastes of its compiler, a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood tailored to the tape’s intended recipient.  Yeah sure, we’ve all made mixtapes before.  But, what happens when you get a bunch of artists and bloggers to make a mixtape with the intended recipient being you?  Thats what I wanted to find out.  The concept is simple, yet I hadn’t really seen it anywhere else.

Everyone was given two selections.  They could either choose two tracks defining their summer so far in 2012 or one new and one all-time summer favorite.  Sounds simple enough in theory, but narrowing down your favorite jams to fit that criteria was tough.  That said, this was a fun project and I intend on making this a annual event.

Without further ado, please enjoy and share with others. Read more

[MP3] La Femme – “Sur La Plache”

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♫ La Femme – Sur La Plache

  • Who: 5 dudes. 1 girl. All blonde.
  • What: Punkish surf rock, like Civil Civic, Is Tropical
  • Where: Biarritz, France + Facebook
  • When: EP Le Podium #1 is out now.
  • Why: I don’t think France has very epic surfing but La Femme have more than made up for it with this jammer so groovy you could probably hang ten a baguette off that bass line. Bust out the short-shorts and Hawaiian print berets! And somebody make me a wine-cocktail, I’m gonna need some fuel to keep these stereotypes up. [via The Guardian]