June Mix: Late Night With Abby: 2

As you may recall, back in April, I presented a mix made in the style of the incredibly awesome Late Night Tales compilation series (highly recommended if you haven’t heard them). At the time, I was pretty sure it was one of the best mixes I’d ever made. I usually think that about all my mixes when they’re brand new. But I’ve completed the second in my series of copycat compilations, and I don’t think I’m at all wrong in saying that I’ve completely outdone myself with this one. That last Late Night With Abby mix seems amateur compared to this masterpiece.

I do feel like putting these mixes together is an art. This isn’t a typical car mix I’d make of songs I want to hear and that make me excited. No, Late Night Tales is about expressing and creating a mood. Though many songs in the compilation you may not always have occasion to listen to independently, your mind develops a new appreciation for them when presented in this context. You’re glad to hear the songs; you want to hear them. They complement each other in the order they’re given. Maybe that’s why I enjoy making these so much. It’s a creative challenge that allows me to hear music in a way I hadn’t before, and I learn to appreciate it all over again.

Late Night With Abby: 2

Nosaj Thing – Caves

General Elektriks – La Nuit Des Ephemeres

Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. (Fatboy Slim Mix)

Diamond Doves – Club Night

Tubetops – Here With You

Gramatik – Like You Do

James Clarke – The Free Life

White Denim – Sex Prayer

The Cure – Other Voices

The Move – Don’t Make My Baby Blue

Sebadoh – Hank Williams

Frank Zappa – Trouble Every Day

Harry Nilsson – Sister Marie

Fruit Bats – So Long

Phantom Buffalo – Ray Bradbury’s Bones

Circus Devils – Swing Shift

Dr. John – The Stroke

Hall & Oates – I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make Me Feel Like a Man)

Miniature Tigers – Dark Tower

The Moth & the Mirror – Closing Doors

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