With the snow dumping outside, and nothing really to do except sit by the warm fire, I created this Snowy Day Mixtape. Lots of female vocals, some trip hop, downtempo, shoegaze, krautrock and electro ambient all mashed up together in a single mix. Since I’m going nowhere, this is a 30m double-pack. Enjoy!
Trentemoller “Dirty Snow”
How to Destroy Angels “The Space in Between”
Donna Regina “Let’s Get Slow”
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Red Light”
Trentemoller “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”
Up for your enjoyment is an EBM / Coldwave Mixtape. I have been creating playlists on my devices and when I hit a song that would fit well on a “stylized” mixtape I bookmark it. I have been doing this for years with the intent of throwing together mixtapes. Nothing fancy with this mixtape, just simply an old-school style of putting tracks together for my listening pleasure!
For me the styles of “Coldwave” and “Electronic Body Music” (EBM) are basically the same – cyberpunk. The term started being used in the press during the very late 70’s with Kraftwerk’s sound and led into the darker electronic sounds in the early eighties. I have loved this style of music since I first heard examples of it on the Denver music television show Teletunes in the early/mid 80’s. MTV wasn’t allowed in the small rural town I grew up in, but that was okay because MTV would have never gone this alternative anyway.
Here is the track listing:
Ortrotasce “At Your Last Breath” (2013)
Nitzer Ebb “Let Beauty Loose” (1987)
Kline Coma Xero “Left Behind” (2014)
Front 242 “Body to Body” (1981)
A Flock of Seagulls “The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin” (1983)
Black Lung “Eugenics” (1994)
Lassigue Bendthaus “JKTV Otaku (How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Modem)” (1994)
Going through some older cassettes from the Radio Station days (KUCB, Boulder) and digitizing some mixes I did on my shows. Love listening to these old shows as this is when Electronic / Techno Music was blossoming and a ton of good tracks are included in these mixes!