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January 2018 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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Natalie Krim – Untitled (January 2018 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… January 2018.

1. Taylor Swift – New Year’s Day
2. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
3. Miley Cyrus – Miss You So Much
4. Real Life – Send Me an Angel
5. DJ Snake & Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
6. Tove Lo – disco tits
7. DeJ Loaf – No Fear
8. Lana Del Rey & The Weeknd – Lust For Life
9. Cold War Kids & Bishop Briggs – Love on the Brain
10. Carter Sampson – Take Me Home With You
11. Lissie – Blood & Muscle
12. Ed Sheeran & BeyoncĂ© – Perfect
13. Griffin House – I Won’t Leave
14. Bob Schneider – Lake Michigan
15. Pretenders – Middle of the Road
16. Belinda Carlisle – Mad About You
17. Vance Joy – Riptide
18. John Mayer – In the Blood
19. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
20. Bon Iver – 33 “GOD”
21. Jack Johnson – Never Fade


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