Rave Mix

Every January Holly and I host a party for all of our friends, and tonight is, I believe, our 15th Annual Post-Holiday Holiday Party. It’s hard to get together with your friends during the holidays – people are traveling, have family commitments, shopping like crazy, etc, so we figured we’d have our party a month or so after the holiday insanity came to an end, when every has had a chance to wind down and catch their breath. Sometimes our parties have a theme – night at the movies, the 80s, lounge style… you get the drift. And every year we also burn a soundtrack of some of the tunes we played and provide copies to our guests. They’ve become popular enough that every year at least a couple of people who couldn’t make it to the party ask us to send them one of the CDs.

This year we went with a rave theme. Now, neither of us were ever ravers. But we’re not going to let that stop us, and with that in mind we came up with a party CD that’s a bit electronic, a bit dance, a little industrial, and somewhat random. Our friends Tristen, Matt, and Ken provided some suggestions and even sent us some discs, which helped out a lot. So in case you’re interested, the songs that made the cut for this year’s CD are:

“Codename: Rondo” – Ghostland Observatory

“Don’t Push Me” – Ghostigital

“City” – Legend

“Levels” – Avicii

“Hustler” – Simian Mobile Disco

“Time to Get Away” – LCD Soundsystem

“Backpack Rehab” – Bassnectar

“Weirdo” – Iiris

“Jesus is My Personal Trainer” – Depeche Mode vs. Goldfrapp mashup

“Relax” – Keoki

“K2R” – Halleluwah

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to put on my “Frankie Say Relax” shirt and find my glow sticks…


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