Echo :06

Damn. It’s been two years since the last Echo Mix. It’s not that I’ve been out of the music loop–in fact, it’s been quite the opposite–there’s just so much to choose from. But even more, the delay is the result of a little demon that’s attached itself to me over the past 18 months. The […]

Echo :05

At long last, the latest in the ECHO series. I’ll annotate later. For now, here’s the mix. I think it’s pretty great. Click the download link to grab the MP3. Full tracklist coming in the next few days. Deadbeats – Funky For You Glass Animals – Hazey Royksopp – Silver Cruiser HÆLOS – Earth Not […]

Echo :04

Cripes, what took you so long? I found the Camelot Wheel, that’s what took me so long. The Camelot Wheel is a round thingy developed by Mixed in Key that maps out the relationships of musical keys to one another. It’s a brilliant little tool that makes it a lot easier to keep a music […]

Echo :03

Nick Hornby: “A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention… and then you’ve got to up it a notch, and you can’t have white music and black music together, unless the white music sounds like black music, and you can’t […]

ECHO :02

Okay, so this is my second mix in the Echo series. I’ve done better this time. I found tracks that work together, most of them new, some of them older, and I hope, sequenced ’em in a way that builds and flows properly. Again, the idea behind the Echo series is to present some great […]

ECHO :01

It occurred to me that in this era of the iTunes playlist, I haven’t made a mix CD–a proper mixed CD, complete with tricks and overlays–since my days at Amoeba (thanks to Nick Pinto and the CD Exchange club.) So I’ve started a series. There’s a lot of music out there. And a lot I […]