My February show fell on Valentines day, so of course I was going to do something related to emotion/feelings! This is also the first show featuring a special guest. Thanks a lot to Finn for the mix, check out his soundcloud.
The title of the show was chosen by my friend Frankie who I was visiting in Berlin. The artwork for the show is the bar we were sat in when she suggested it.
My shows generally tend to have lots of feeling, so for this one I specifically chose songs that were sentimental to me.
At 44mins I play the intro to Minus the Bear – Pachuca Sunrise, on a loop & with some echo and at 16 mins I play Lykkie Li – A Little Bit (Stenchman remix), those are both huge sentimental tunes for me and reminds me falling in loveeeee back in 2011. After that I play Clams Casino – Never Understand. This is one of my fave tunes and brings up a lot of feelings, I played it on repeat when I was going through a break up. Similarly with Kornél Kovács – Szikra (43mins) and Kahn – Like We Used To (54mins). </3
As usual I’ve included some field recordings. 12 mins in is a guy playing guitar under a subway in Berlin, you can hear my friend Sharna say ‘Frankie’ in the background and I’ve included this because I wanted Sharna to have a part in this show because we share our feelings with each other a lot ❤
29mins in is a recording from Berlin again, it’s lots of cars sounding their horns. When the cars passed we saw a Bride and Groom in them, sounding horns is apparently a Turkish wedding tradition.
The last field recording (53mins) was taken on Friday 12th Feb after Crystal Clear brought Murlo & Finn to Hull for a Valentines special, what a great night. I don’t remember doing the recording and only found it when I was sorting them out on Sunday, whoops. After that I play Mary J Blige’s classic, Be Happy. The lyrics totally resonate with me and that tune means a lot.
I was really mixing definitions of “sentimental” making this mix – I didn’t really want to just record an hour of music that was personally sentimental to me, that’d be all over the place – although I still included a lot of records that mean a lot to me.
I tried to put together songs that were sentimental sounding generally – records that feel kind of precious, euphoric, introspective, synonyms for sentimental basically. And totally wet sometimes too to be fair. The sort of tracks that make you feel sentimental even listening to them for the first time ever anyway.
I actually made this mix on ableton – which I don’t really do anymore – because I didn’t get a chance to go studio. It’s how i first made mixtapes in school and sixth form so I almost got sentimental about the process itself. (Almost)
Anyway – I ended on a Rashad tune because it reminds me of India teaching me to mix on technics – all his records sound kind of sentimental now I think, RIP.