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June 2015 Playlist

Curtis Kulig – Colour Candy I (June 2015 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… June 2015.

1. I Am the Sky – Half a Man
2. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Waiting on Love
3. Angus & Julia Stone – Heart Beats Slow
4. Waxahatchee – Summer of Love
5. Luke Winslow-King – You & Me
6. Ryan Joseph Anderson – Crooked Heart
7. Great Lake Swimmers – Expecting You
8. Josh Garrels – Born Again
9. Alabama Shakes – Over My Head
10. Maxwell – …Til the Cops Come Knockin’
11. Beth Hart – Tell Her You Belong to Me
12. Lilly Hiatt – Get This Right
13. Florence + The Machine – Ship to Wreck
14. Miami Horror & Cleopold – Love Like Mine
15. Penguin Prison – Never Gets Old
16. B├śRNS – 10,000 Emerald Pools
17. Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m a Man
18. Sun K – The Road
19. Songs of Boda – Where My Hands Might Go
20. Max Jury – Home

 

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