City/Island - Feb 10, 2009

In the limbo time between leaving the city and moving to the island, I was torn between listening to tracks reminding me of city life and pumping myself with tracks to sunny-up my disposition for island life. These mixes are a purging of songs I’ve been sitting on for a while, some a great while. Have I gotten less subtle as time has gone on (The Bowie track, 2 mentions of “Beach”, 2 of “City”, 1 of “Island” ) or lazier? The fact is, I could have been worse (Whitest Boy’s “Courage” rather than “Island”, Air France’s “Collapsing…” rather than “Beach Party”, nothing by Beach Party for that matter, etc).
Put in whatever order you wish, but the specified first and last tracks are recommended.

There’s a gem amongst this whole collection: the Legend/Colbert joint “Nutmeg”.
Gets me everytime.

CITY
1.Avalanches – “Ray of Zdarlight”
-The Cars – “Heartbeat City”
-Enon – “In This City”
-Matias Aguayo – “Minimal (DJ Koze Radio Edit)”
-Arthur Russell – “Your Motion Says”
-Cassius – “Rock No. 1 (K I M remix)”
-Hot Chip – “Transmission”
-Gui Boratto – “No Turning Back”
-The Whitest Boy Alive – “Courage”
-Kaito - “Hundred Million Lightyears"
11. Telefon Tel Aviv – “Sound In A Dark Room”

ISLAND
1.David Bowie – “New Career In A New Town”
-Studio – “Life’s a Beach!”
-Cat Power – “Islands”
-Beach Boys - “Sloop John B”
-Stephen Colbert & John Legend – “Nutmeg”
-Gui Boratto – “Beautiful Life (demo)”
-Stevie Wonder – “Boogie On Reggae Woman”
-Tony Matterhorn – “Dutty Wine” *
-Marcia Griffiths – “Feel Like Jumping”
-The BPA – “Toe Jam ft. David Bryne & Dizzee Rascal”
-Erlend Oye/Phoenix – “If I Ever Feel Better”
12.Air France – “Collapsing At Your Doorstep”


*”Some doctors have warned against performing the Dutty Wine, claiming it may cause serious muscle trauma, and ligament damage.”