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Aqua Regia

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Keith Mansfield  Powerhouse Pop  buy on itunes
Shirley Bassey  Diamonds Are Forever (Mantronik mix)  buy on itunes
Soul Coughing  Rolling  buy on itunes
Portishead  All Mine  buy on itunes
Boymerang  A.C.I.D.  buy on itunes
Elis Regina & Antonio Carols Jobim  Aguas de Marco  buy on itunes
Tanita Tikaram  Twist In My Sobriety  buy on itunes
Faith No More  Midlife Crisis  buy on itunes
Alan Hankshaw  Blarney's Stoned  buy on itunes
Harold Faltermeyer  Shoot Out  buy on itunes
Yukari Fresh  Yukarin' Disco  buy on itunes
Squarepusher  My Red Hot Car  buy on itunes
Side B
Ennio Morricone with Maurizio Graf  Il Ritorno di Ringo (The Return of Ringo)  buy on itunes
They Might Be Giants  Birdhouse In Your Soul  buy on itunes
Bossacucanova & Roberto Menescal  Telefone  buy on itunes
Swing Out Sister  Everyday Crime  buy on itunes
Yellow Sharks  Joy Bells  buy on itunes
Sasha  Rabbitweed  buy on itunes
Geinoh Yamashiro Gumi  Kaneda (from "Akira")  buy on itunes
XTC  Dear God  buy on itunes
Money Mark  Push The Button  buy on itunes
E. Cap  Mama Elephant  buy on itunes
Sweet Robots Again  Hello Baby  buy on itunes
Falco  The Sound Of Musik  buy on itunes


This mix appeared, in a slightly expurgated form, as "Normal Is A Dryer Setting," a gift for my friend who moved to Sacramento last week. This mix also broke my mix block in a most remarkable way. Since I was creating a mix for a friend, I didn't have any of my regular hangups about repeating my favorite songs on the same tapes over and over again. I could literally mix the tape live, running back and forth to my records to pick out new stuff as other stuff rolled. Later, I could then take the playlist, pare it down to the "new" tracks I picked out, then supplement it with more. It worked better than how I'm describing it, but the point is that it helped me break out of a paradigm; since I already had an established "blueprint" of track listings, it became a simple process of elimination. I'm thinking of taking it a step further and remixing this mix and creating a new "evolution", which could then lead to another mix and another, all based on the same plan. Potentially, this is how all mixes come about, from the inspiration of one arrangement of tracks to another. The change and growth could potentially go on forever...=]'


Chazz D. Spazz
Date: 12/5/2001
I've just discovered the method you describe here myself, but I still haven't quite managed to wean myself away from making at least a rudimentary "blueprint" of artists. Anyway, here's to spontaneity! I like this mix because it goes everywhere.

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