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February 2016 Playlist

Herny Asencio – Afternoon Light (February 2016 Mix Cover)

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, streaming service playlists like Songpickr’s on Spotify 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.

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… February 2016.

1. Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better
2. Adele – Water Under the Bridge
3. Miguel – Coffee
4. Lana Del Rey – Radio
5. Los Colognes – Hard to Remember
6. Griffin House – Paris Calling (Sweet Sensation)
7. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
8. Julien Baker – Something
9. Kurt Vile – Stand Inside
10. Houndmouth – Gasoline
11. Actual Wolf – Thinking of You
12. The Statesboro Revue – Undone
13. Sons of the East – Hold On
14. Kodaline – Love Will Set You Free
15. CHVRCHES – Empty Threat
16. Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
17. The Arcs – Stay in My Corner
18. Kaleo – Way Down We Go
19. Liam Bailey – Save Some Love
20. Sam King – All I Wanna Do

 

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