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"Helden" (Dec. 18, 2007)

If there was ever a song that required a mix to be made around it, that song would be Blake Leyh's "The Fall". I may just end all my mixes with that song.

Also-- Mogwai covering Pixies, the song that inspired the robot dance (a video worth watching), Jerry Lee Lewis pulling a Marty McFly at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance and blowing the backing band away, and of course, more Pulp.


1. Spoon – “Don’t Buy The Realistic” (Telephono)
2. Familjen“Det Snurrar I Min Skalle” (Det Snurrar I Min Skalle)
3. David Bowie – “Helden”
4. Chromatics – “I Want Your Love” (IV)
5. Sumo – “Its Good (ft. Juvelen)”
6. Jackson 5“Dancing Machine” (Dancing Machine)
7. Hystereo – “Gonna Love You” (Gonna Love You)
8. Hot Chip“Ready for the Floor” (Made In The Dark)
9. Jerry Lee Lewis – “Mean Woman Blues” (Live at the Star Club Hamburg)
10. Mogwai – “Gouge Away” (Dig For Fire: Pixies Tribute)
11. Lovage – “Pit Stop (Take Me Home)” (Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By)
12. Pulp – “I’m A Man” (This is Hardcore)
13. Bruce Springsteen - “I’m On Fire”
14. Blake Leyh - “The Fall”


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Cities. / Thanksgiving.



1. Vangelis - "Blade Runner Suite Part 17" [edit] (Blade Runner)

2. The Chromatics - "In the City" [demo version] (Body Language, Vol. 4 (DJ Dixon))

3. Toy - "Rabbit Pushing Mower" (DJ Kicks: Annie)

4. Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Rollderdisco" (Dandelion Gum)

5. Glass Candy - "Rolling Down the Hills"

6. The Tough Alliance - "A New Chance" (A New Chance)

7. Cut Copy w/ Fade - "So Haunted" (In Ghost Colours)

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Gotham's Greed - Thanksgiving Mix '07

Here we go. Repeats are due to the fact that I mostly just listen to what my friends send me rapidshare links to. And they find good shit on rapidshare.

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  1. Star Guitar - Shinichi Osawa ft. Au Revoir Simone - A cover of an electronic song. Love that concept. Better than the original.
  2. Simon Says - Pharaohe Monch - Remember when Kavinsky dropped this bomb before Daft Punk went on? DO YOU?
  3. Do You Remember the First Time - Pulp - Dan, remember when we heard this song playing you put this song on the jukebox in the bar? Then you put it on your mix for which I give you thanks. This shit has been on loop ever since
  4. Please Sunrise - Supermayer - A gem on an otherwise strangely shitty superstar album
  5. Atlas - Battles
  6. Barry Bonds - Kanye West ft. Lil Wayne - I don't understand this song. Like, at all. But now that Bonds has been indicted it's been imbued with some kind of horribly abstract meaning (more than before). Anything Weezy cannot foresee?
  7. Pony - Ginuwine
  8. Trust - Prince
  9. Can't Hurt My Style - Cam'ron - Cam goes grime and it's awesome
  10. Come Undone - Duran Duran - Thanks Andy D
  11. When the Sun Grows on Your Tongue - Black Moth Super Rainbow - Horrible album title, horrible song title, horrible band name. Love this song.
  12. Breezin' - Cornelius
  13. I'm So Tired - The Beatles
  14. Ruler of My Heart - Irma Thomas - McNulty reminded me how good this song is
  15. Stars - Hum - This shit is in some Nissan commercial or something. Thanks Nissan for bringing it back.
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making sweet love to monster ballads after eating too many thanksgiving leftovers

order is not important.
here is the mix. here are the trax:

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Not totally sure what's going on with this mix, especially with the old timey tracks, but listening to a lady in 1929 sing "put your hotdog in my bun' makes me smile.

get there.

and here's the lazy tracklist:

1. les georges leningrad – “black eskimo” (sure les traces de black eskimo)
2. majestic arrows – “one more time around” (eccentric soul: the bandit label)
3. moodymann – “technology stole my vinyl” (technology stole my vinyl)
4. pacific gas & electric – “staggolee” (?)
5. olivia tremor control – “fireplace” (singles)
6. joe jackson – “im the man” (im the man)
7. charles walker & the daffodils – “no fool no more” (night train to nashville v.2)
8. lil johnson & black bob – “press my button, ring my bell” (copulation blues)
9. alan braxe & kris menace - "lumberjack" (lumberjack)
10. candie payne – “ by tomorrow” (i wish i could have loved you more)
11. wu tang – “crooklyn dodgers” (mathematics presents wu tang)
12. holy ghost – “hold on” (hold on)
13. paul devro – “walk the dino” (remix)
14. ruth willis – “im still sloppy drunk” (georgia blues)

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Snacky Happiness (Nov. 20, 2007)

A Hastily thrown together mix starting with the new intro to the next season of The Wire, a Harry Nilsson track I stole from Nate, some songs that didn't make it onto my last mix, and ending sweetly with a pre-teen Jacko.

Download HERE
Tracklist here:

1. Steve Earle – “Way Down In The Hole” (Washington Square Serenade)
2. Harry Nilsson – “Jump Into The Fire” (Nilsson Schmilsson)
3. Vyle – “Thriller” (Oh I Think Dey Like Hoodtronics Vol. 2)
4. SebastiAn – “Killing in the Name of SebastiAn” (Walkman 2)
5. Klaxons – “As Above, So Below [Justice Remix]” (Remixes)
6. Muscles – “Sweaty” (Guns Babes Lemonade)
7. Cassius – “Toop Toop” (15 Again)
8. Bloc Party – “Where Is Home? [Burial Remix]” (Flux)
9. Animal Collective - "From a Beach" (BBC Session 2007)
10. Roxy Music – “ 2HB” (Control Soundtrack)
11. Flin Flon – “Ukraina” (A-OK)
12. Future of the Left – “The Lord Hates a Coward” (Curses)
13. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “Something’s Changed” (100 Days, 100 Nights)
14. The Coctails – “Wicked Ways” (Peel)
15. Jackson 5- “Maybe Tomorrow” (Shaolin Soul Episode 2)

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Giving Thanks For Mixes

Every year each member of Cosmodrome creates their own mix to keep them entertained on planes, distract themselves from family, and digest leftovers. We now provide these mixes to you, dear reader, too:

Nate's Mix
("All I ask is to put the Los Campesinos! song at the start and the Hatchback at the end. The rest is for you to decide... ")

Trina's Mix

Dan's Mix

MWang's Mix

Alex's mix

Mahoney's Mix

Booyahbaisse's Mix

Scott's Mix

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Meniscal Tears: A Mix

This place has gone too long without any music, so HERE or HERE is some music to dance to despite a couple bum knees.

1. Midnight Juggernauts: “Shadows (Ajax Remix)” (Dystopia)
2. Hot Chip: “Shake a Fist” (Shot Down In Flames)
3. Future of the Left: “Fingers Become Thumbs” (Curses)
4. Notorious B.I.G.: “Party & Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)” (Remixes Vol. 2)
5. Matthew Dear: “Deserter (Four Tet Remix)” (Deserter Promo)
6. Scenario Rock: “Both Gotta Move On (Sebastian Remix)”
7. Pulp: “Do You Remember The First Time?” (His ‘n Hers)
8. Liars: “Plaster Casts of Everything” (Liars)
9. Blue States: “Allies” (First Steps Into)
10. Kylie Minogue: “2 Hearts (Studio Version)”
11. Muscles: “Ice Cream” (Guns Babes and Lemonade)
12. Boyz Noize: “Let’s Buy Happiness” (Oi Oi Oi)
13. Love And Rockets: “Mirror People ‘88”(Sorted! Best of…)
14. Robyn: “Since U Been Gone”

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Just Some Tunes For Summer...

It's been a while since the last Cosmodrome mix. Here's some tunes for summer...

1. Electronic: "Soviet" (Electronic)

2. Tornados: "Blue, Blue, Blue Beat" (The Complete Tornados)

3. Desmond Dekker: "Fu Manchu" (Action!)

4. Althea & Donna: "Uptown Top Ranking" (Story of Jamaican Music: Tougher Than Tough)

5. David Bowie: "Sorrow" (Pin-Ups)

6. Mick Jagger: "Sweet Thing" (Wandering Spirit)

7. Ol' Dirty Bastard: "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Return to the 36 Chambers)

8. Bill Callahan (Smog): "Diamond Dancer" (Woke on a Whaleheart)

9. Hi-Tek: "Keep It Moving" (f. Dion, Q-Tip, & Kurupt) (Hi-Teknology 2)

10. Lloydie and the Lowbites: "Rough Rider" (Adults Only!, Vol. 2)

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Why Not CMS Mix - April 27,07

This lazily thrown together and poorly ordered mix is in honor of the diligent “Why Not CMS” comment spammer that we get on this site every once in a while.

I needed to purge some music I’ve been sitting on for much too long before I drop a dope mix I’ve been working on (see what I did there? Create some early hype).

Complete with a track stolen by Hot Chip’s DJ Kicks before I could get it up (Positive K), a chick who never seems to let me down (Amerie), one of the best remixes so far this year (Jr. Boyz/Hot Chip), and just one more reason to love Erlend Øye.

Come Get Some HERE

1. Positive K: “I Got a Man”
2. Flo-Rida: “Birthday”
3. April March: “Chick Habit” (Death Proof Soundtrack)
4. Phonique: “Casualties feat. Erlend Øye” (Good Idea)
5. Chuck and Mac: “Powerful Love” (Eccentric Soul: Twinight’s Lunar Rotation)
6. Gui Boratto: “Beautiful Life” (Chromophobia)
7. McLusky: “Aaron is a Cowboy Killer” (McLusky Do Dallas)
8. Amerie: “Gotta Work”
9. Apparat: “Hold On (Chris deLuca v. Phon.o RMX)” (Strike 83)
10. The Federation: “What If I Had a Gun (DJ B. Cause Deep Dub Disco Blend)”
11. Junior Boys: “In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)” (Dead Horse EP)
12. Twista: “The Come Up” (The Come UP BW Bussin No Discussin)
13. Ulrich Schnauss: “Medusa” (Goodbye)
14. Gil-Scott Heron: “Angola, Lousiana” (Secrets)


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