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Mixtape Two: Funky

This mixtape is probably the closest I'll ever get to attempting to start a dance party. (If you've been paying attention the first one was about squiggly noises, the next was about the horrible death-slash-transcendent ascendance of humanity. That's more my style.)




Mixtape 2: Funky by AHB's Teenage Kicks

Reading Arcade as an outsider—an east coaster among west coasters (I think you're all west coasters?), a non-academic among academics—it sometimes seems as if there is a rich, offline soil in which the conversations that go on here flower and grow. A soil that is unavailable to an east coaster pounding Manhattan concrete.

In case my imagination has anything to do with reality, maybe you'll consider playing this at your next dance party. On soil. Consider the fact that it might be better to have a dance party on concrete. A bit easier to do your best moves.

What was I talking about? Huh, sort of lost the thread there. Damn you internet!

Anyway, here is the track list. You can also download it here

1. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins "Bubble" (edit)
2. Clams Casino “Uknown”
3. Toro y Moi “New Beat”
4. Todd Rundgren “Does Anybody Love You?”
5. Climax Blues Band “Couldn’t Get It Right”
6. Iron & Wine “Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me” (edit)
7. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Rise”
8. Kalahari Surfers “Houghton Parents”/”Potential Aggressor” (edit)
9. Jai Paul “BTSU”
10.Lone “Coreshine Voodoo”
11. Musical Youth “Pass the Dutchie”
12. Roxy Music “Avalon”
13. Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know” (unreleased)
14. Hannah Cohen “Don’t Say” (unreleased)
15. Mina Tindle “Untitled” (edit / unreleased)
16. Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers “A Man in Love”


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Alec Hanley Bemis lives in Brooklyn, NY but spends a lot of time in California. He obtained his B.A. in History from Yale University. His writing has appeared in LA Weekly, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spin,, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. In 2001, he co-founded Brassland, a record label that documents the work of a growing community of musicians, including The National and Nico Muhly. Currently he continues to run Brassland, consults for the UK-based music company All Tomorrow's Parties, co-manages The Dirty Projectors, and acts as general manager at Cantaloupe Music. In the past, he has taught in New York University's graduate journalism program, produced projects for the new media-design firm, Funny Garbage, and written for Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve.