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April 2019 Playlist

I’m a mix making machine who has finally found the ultimate form of musical expression. One CD per month that defines that 30 day span of my life… a musical diary, if you will, where the songs represent my mood, direction and texture. Each month I pull from my library of classics, and mix in current cuts that have me dancing. I like each mix to span several decades and genres. I am constantly absorbing tastes and ideas from some very knowledgeable music savvy friends, Spotify playlists by “Songpickr” and “Release Radar” and magazines like Paste and Q keep me plugged in to the scene around the world. Bottom line – I am always searching for new music, and the highlight of my day is when I find some.

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Romero Britto – Big Heart (April 2019 Playlist)

My rules are simple: 1) The mix must fit in a 120 minute CD. 2) A band, musician and/or song must only be used once a year. In addition, I make a cover for each CD using Google images and Roxio’s “Disc Cover 2” program, found in its Toast software. The cover features art or photography that I feel captures the spirit of the month’s music. As you’ll see, my tempo turns slowly, most often to the beat of a love song. I spend weeks polishing the transitions between songs, so as one ends, the next begins in perfect harmony. In addition to the monthly mixes, I also burn genre-specific discs that are just as carefully constructed. I will post those as added bonuses along the way. In sharing this part of my life with you, my hope is that you will comment on songs on these playlists that move you, and maybe you’ll be inspired to make this a habit, too. If so, please use the comment box below each post to share your CD with us. Of course, feel free to make up your own rules, and certainly no boundaries on the type of music or limits on how you should mix it. Now let’s get to it… April 2019.

1. Cigarettes After Sex – Neon Moon
2. Mipso – People Change
3. benny blanco, Calvin Harris & Miguel – I Found You/Nilda’s Story
4. The California Honeydrops – Those Days
5. Leela James & Anthony Hamilton – Say That
6. Halsey – Without Me
7. Khalid & Kane Brown – Saturday Nights (Remix)
8. Curtis Harding – Next Time
9. Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
10. The Miracles – Blue Moon
11. The Chainsmokers & Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
12. Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One
13. G Flip – About You
14. Adele – Remedy
15. Christine and the Queens – Doesn’t Matter
16. Low Cut Connie – Beverly
17. King Princess – 1950
18. Troye Sivan – Animal
19. Christina Aguilera – Unless It’s With You
20. Celine Dion & R. Kelly – I’m Your Angel
21. Shai – If I Ever Fall in Love

 

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