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2022 mix tape

2022 mix tape also available as a Tidal playlist.

Background if you care... not much deeper meaning really:

  1. Starbeam - William Orbit: gorgeous new track from William Orbit was a nice way to start the year, musically speaking. Set a bit of a theme of "bands I didn't expect new music from".
  2. Show Business - Hilltop Hoods feat Eamon: fun clip, and where did they dig up that old Mitsubishi?!
  3. Drink The New Wine - Bauhaus: definitely didn't expect a new track from Bauhaus, nor one that references Oblique Strategies. Odd but sticks in the head.
  4. The Hunt - Briggs feat Gurrumul: Gurrumul's vocals and the blues guitar are just incredible in this. One of several standouts on Sheplife.
  5. The Dying Song (Time To Sing) - Slipknot: even I continue to be surprised that I like Slipknot. Awkward thing to discover in your forties.
  6. Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield Remix) - Renegade Soundwave: digging into a lot of classics this year.
  7. A Whole Day’s Night - Hilltop Hoods feat Montaigne, Tom Thum: the Hoods continue their re-evaluation of life and lifestyle.
  8. Give Me Mercy - The Cult: The Cult still know how to make a great track.
  9. Black Thunder - The HU: sadly despite waiting through years of lockdown, when the Hu finally played in Sydney I had a cold and was too sick to go. Next time maybe...
  10. Shut The Party Down - Butterfingers feat East Coast Alien, Bluntfield: what's the colour of a two-cent piece? Another fun track from Butterfingers, and another no-budget film clip. I don't know why it amuses me so much that they drive around in an Orana rental truck.
  11. Dirty Rat - Orbital feat Sleaford Mods: when electronic gets angry, you get this. Love it.
  12. Adieu - Rammstein: they continue their push with extraordinary film clips, and a track that got stuck in my head for weeks.
  13. Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps: we watched Wednesday like everyone else ;)
  14. Salva Mea - Faithless: RIP Maxi Jazz.