So, I've already failed the NaBloPoMo challenge but I'm going to keep doing it anyway. Hopefully, this will be my weakest entry for the month as this only is "hot" in the sense that these are hottest tracks of July 2008 according to me. Since this is the first time I'm doing this on the all-new jasontoney.com, I'll explain: I try to do monthly mixtapes. For the most part, they are songs I've listened to in the month prior and put together for pleasing flow and thematic purposes. This one -- dubbed "Shut the Summer Down" -- started off with me wanting to make a dance party mix to cure my hot Saturday in August Summertime blues.
I failed in that regard, too.
While we do get the party started in the first half of the mix with true get up and dance joints from Rhymefest, Kanye West, and Girl Talk, we rapidly descend into cute songs about flirtation on into some slow tempo-ed tracks lamenting the state of the world and our own sorry existence in it.
Not as hot as I wanted it and I don't know what that says about where my head is at. Instead, I'll just blame last.fm for recommending a bunch of downtempo introspection this past month instead of the hardcore get down and boogie jams I'm clamoring for.
07/08 Mixtape: Shut the Summer Down Edition
- Intro + The Message - DJ O-Dub
- Conducted Rhythms - Beat Conductor
- Keep it Movin' - Kidz in the Hall & Mick Boogie
- Foolin' Around (Rhymefest ft. Dres) [prod. by Mark Ronson] - Rhymefest
- Champion - Kanye West
- Shut the Club Down - Girl Talk
- A Fortnight's Theme - Maxïmo Park
- I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
- F-cking Boyfriend - The Bird And The Bee
- Anti Matter - N*E*R*D
- Nighttime Maneuvers - Little Brother
- Where D'You Go - Jamie Lidell
- Better World - De-Phazz
- I'm Loving Nothing - Impressions
- Brukpocket's Lament - Heavy
- No Time Soon - Gnarls Barkley
- Summertime - Rosinha De Valencia
Now, excuse me while I go dance it out to
and a mash-up by Titus Jones that falls somewhere in between.