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October 2014 Playlist

Fidencio Duran – October 2014 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, 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… October 2014.

1. Conway – Forever Lonely
2. You+Me – You and Me
3. Ed Sheeran – Everything You Are
4. Tom Odell – Another Love
5. Todd Rundgren – We Gotta Get You a Woman
6. Carl Wilson – What You Do to Me
7. Here Come the Mummies – Pants
8. Meghan Trainor – All About the Bass
9. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La)
10. The 1975 – Sex
11. Field Report – Home (Leave the Lights On)
12. Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue
13. David Gray – Please Forgive Me
14. Band of Horses – I Go to the Barn Because I Like The
15. Boyz II Men – The Color of Love
16. Stevie B – Because I Love You
17. Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
18. Lenny Kravitz – Calling All Angels
19. Gary Clark Jr. – Please Come Home
20. Little Big League – My Very Own You
21. Quiet Life – San Luis Obispo

 

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