Love is a lot of things. Intoxicating, messy, nourishing, consuming, fleeting. And just like love, this mix is a lot things, and it really shouldn’t work, but I think it does. I set out to create a mixtape that contained a multitude of perspectives on love, coming at it from a number of different angles.
It really started off with Crystal Castles classic “Not In Love” as Robert Smith’s vocals are incredible on it, and the way it builds at the end always gave me chills. From there I kept thinking of the Bee Gees’ “More Than A Woman” as well as Grace Jones, so then figuring out how I marry disco/post-disco together with Crystal Castles. I realized I needed to find a balance between with all the electronic and dance tracks, bring some breaths, some ups and downs, to give a sense of narrative. These parts are created through the instrumental tracks, Nick León’s “Love Potion” and “Puppet Talk,” a lil’ cutie from FlyLo, and ending with Carmen Villain’s epic 8 minute reprieve.
I feel like I should add a quick disclaimer for when you get to the middle of the mix. Azealia Banks’ track “Fuck Him All Night” is absolutely filthy. I had to include it though because I’m obsessed with Galcher Lustwerk’s production on the track, it’s soooo good.
Daft Punk – Something About Us (Cherokee Remix)
oneboredjeu – Kiss Me More Than A Woman
Grace Jones – Pull Up to the Bumper (Discomofo Remix)
Nick León – Love Potion
FKA Twigs – In Time
Azealia Banks – Fuck Him All Night
Perfume Genius – Jason (Planningtorock Remix)
TDJ – I Drove All N8
Andy Stott – New Romantic
Flying Lotus – Puppet Talk
Diplo – Into The Sun
Crystal Castles – Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)
Carmen Villain – Only Love From Now On (feat. Joanna Scheie Orellana)