Substantial Sessions 07: Empire State of Mind

Did this mix over the Summer for our amazing developers at Substantial and realized I never posted it here on Scissorkick. Sure, they are great developers, but what’s more impressive is the collective musical knowledge in their office. I wanted to dig deep with a mix of old and new. The heat was on. The mix was done during the insane build-up to Internet Week and was just a single take so some of the transitions are sloppy. Here’s what I had to say on the Substantial website (where you can listen/download):

“Completely on the fly save the first track which I had in mind for a while. It’s the sound of the 70 hour week. Of your son learning to speak the words “Dad, you work too much.” Both happy and sad in a sense. Scattered and at times accomplished. Some of the mixes are clean, others are a bit jerky. Unplanned and instinctual. Just wanted to get you guys some good fucking songs.”

Enjoy.

TRACKLISTING
Donnacha Costello – “Always A Part”
Tycho – “PBS”
Lone – “Petrcane Beach Track”
Tensnake – “Coma Cat”
Bibio – “Saint Christopher”
Cfcf – “Letters Home”
Four Tet – “Plastic People”
Lopazz – “Share My Rhythm 12?
Barbara Morgenstern & Ronald Lippock – “Please Wake Me for Meals”
Jaques Greene – “Another Girl” (Machinedrum mix)
Mouse on Mars – “Booosc”
Modeselektor – “I Love You”

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