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Matt

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About Me

Starting to get into the swing of the IMP now... so much so that I'm running a similar project to arrange the music at my wedding at the end of the year.

Generally, the mixes end up being streams of musical consciousness, the proceeding track suggesting (sometimes in inexplicable ways) the next. Start point will often be a track that's got into my mind recently (often as a result of the MP3 "random play" factor).

Where possible, I try to "mix" live, using dj software to end up with a continuous whole. However time sometimes get the better of me...

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Mixtapes

falling towards autumn

Sent 12 Sept. Ah, summer is over... Starting off with a James Bond double (oh-seven) header, then into a bit of wobbly bass. The amazing horns of David Sylvian's "let the happiness in" are deeply inspiring, and then an obvious link into the Goldfrapp tune. Two top female vocalists follow, and then into a Lamb remix song that haunted me for much of the mid- to late-90s. Air- trombone your way through Groove Armada to finish up with a couple of Seventies classics. Cover photo is from a walk in the autumn fields of the Chiltern Hills around this time last year...

one nation under cctv

A mix tape for the weekend. So let's start up with Norman, and then into a bit of old- skool cut up. Amerie's track is fantastic, but (having found the album for £4), she's a one-hit wonder. Time for a boot fetish... The Beasties, Hexstatic cut up Nancy S, and then the anthemic Dirty Boots (good to drive to if you want to crash). A bit of Talk Talk then The The (not the first time I've put those together). The Money Mark track was supposed to be a bit of a joke, but seeing as I played Perfect, instead of Uncertain Smile, it doesn't really work. BDB sounds very similar, so I played him next, and then a bit of vintage Bragg. Nirvana's track is still awesome, even after 17 (yes, 17!) years, and then what Dave did next with The Pretender. Don't know why I thought of Dignity next, but it works (in my mind), and then closing up with the late, lamented Kirsty. Photo and this month's t

A sunny London summer

Sent Sept 3 2008 I was about to start my new job when I compiled this, so the Belle & Sebastian track seemed appropriate. UK Hip Hop from Mr Manuva, and then into the blissed- out rock of The Egg. Two songs follow from albums that are inextricably linked in my music history - The The's Mindbomb and David Sylvian's Secrets of the Beehive. Talk Talk up next, and then into a piano-Elton celebration. Scissor Sisters take us into the disco triumph of Loleatta Holloway, and of Otis Clay's Only Way is up. Bringing back to the streets of London with the Herbaliser, and with a cop show feel, JTQ felt right to be next. Junior Murvin seemed to be the balance needed with all these cops around. The photo is from a very wet walk up Farringdon Road...

July 08

Sent 8 July 2008

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Martin

Hey Matt, your Jan mix has been shipped out today. Sorry for the delay.

Mike

Hi Matt: Just mailed your December mix yesterday with a couple of bonus mixes included. Hope it arrives soon! Happy listening. Mike

Jon

great mix Matt* Should get em dancing. Good Luck for tomorrow. Tried to email you but wouldn't have it* Who is singing the klesma-ish version of Paint It Black? Take care & Have fun. Jon*

Cornelius

Is that a sky dome from Black Rock City I see?

Rachel

Hi Matt, sorry for the delay--Sept mix is in the mail. Hope you enjoy it!

Charlie

Matt, The July mix is on the way. Sent a bit late, but it should be there shortly.