I Made a Mixtape for You - Download TWENTYSEVEN
Running time: 62 minutes
01. The Barr Brothers - Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying 
02. AM & Shawn Lee - Somebody Like You 
03. Sweater Beats - Remember 
04. Onra - Keep On Loving Me 
05. Cream Dream - Late Night No. 7 
06. Yosaku & DJ Day - The Bottle 
07. The Flavr Blue - Blame You 
08. The Internet - Partners in Crime 
09. Quadron - Average Fruit (10.4 Rog's Gradeschool Crush Remix) 
10. Les Sins - Taken 
11. Kero One - Whiplash 
12. Ohmega Watts - Model Citizen 
13. Blue Scholars - 27 
- Bonus Track: The Soul Pacific - My Style (Live on The genuineHI Show, KTUH FM) 
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As my 27th birthday approached last month, to help celebrate the occasion I wanted to make a mixtape to share with my friends. Well my birthday crept up on me and I ran out of time, and as the milestone passed I had no compilation to show for it. I let the idea fade away but a couple weeks later, a buddy saw a link I had posted to someone else's mixtape and lamented that he missed the days of "mixed tapes and burnt cds". He wondered what the modern equivalent was, and could I provide him with such a medium replete with "some good music"? So now I had the chance to redeem myself, if but a little late.
There are many compilations out there (especially at the end of the year) that are much better than mine, but I'd like to share with you what I've had on repeat lately. I hope you dig a few of these selections.
Bump it in your car, at work, or my personal favorite: in the shower. Feel free to share this post with your friends, slap it on your iPod, or burn off a CD copy for your "cool" aunty.
Most of these tracks were released in 2011 & 2012, with a few from several years ago. All are clean (no swearing!) except for Track 8, which appropriately drops a couple f-bombs and Track 13 slips a "sh*tty" in there for good measure. A few of these artists happen to be the homies. Some are local to Seattle. The bonus track is a recording of a Hawaii hip-hop group performing live on the air back when I had a show at the University of Hawaii student radio station, KTUH FM.
Selections span from rock to Latin beats and late night house vibes to hip-hop. One remix finds its way in. To commemorate this past year, the mix possesses a sense of longing while reminiscing in the past as well as looking towards the future. This year was a little crazy, but I'm grateful to be here and looking forward to my 28th. Happy listening! Let me know what you think of these...and let me know what you're listening to as well.