I’ve been collecting a random playlist in spotify for awhile now, entitled “feel good / get going.” It’s something I love listening to when I need a little pump me up during a long week, which has been happening a lot as of late. I probably won’t be sharing many mixtapes on the blog anymore since the archive is rather large, so I thought I’d go out with a bang!! This is one of my favorites. Lots of fun tunes that’ll make your day just a bit brighter. :) Feel free to listen below + enjoy! Happy Monday by the way. Let’s DO THIS.
01. “Atomic Man” — Portugal. The Man
02. “Record Collector” — Lissie
03. “Upside Down” — Paloma Faith
04. “Chandelier” — Sia
05. “Artifice” — SOHN
06. “3:16am” — Jhene Aiko
07. “Turn It Around” — Lucius
08. “Breathe Me” — Sia
09. “West Coat” — Lana Del Rey
10. “Broken Promise Land” — CLAIRE
11. “Don’t Wanna Dance” — MO
12. “Habits ( Stay High )” — Trove Lo
13. “Gooey” — Glass Animals
14. “Elastic Heart” — Sia, The Weekend, Diplo
I’ve been collecting music for this mixtape for awhile now and am pretty excited to share it with you all! Not gonna lie … it definitely got me through last week when I was feeling more exhausted than usual. It includes a lot of new stuff I’ve been into lately and is perfect for a morning jump start, if the slow key stuff isn’t cutting it for you on this Monday morning. Plus, Marina and The Diamonds ( two songs of theirs on this mix ) are pretty fun – can’t believe I hadn’t really heard them before. Feel free to listen + enjoy below … and cheers to a fresh new week!!
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01. “Paris” — Magic Man
02. “Heart Of Nowhere” — Noah And The Whale
03. “Like A Stranger” — Bodies Of Water
04. “Mowgli’s Road” — Marina And The Diamonds
05. “French Navy” — Camera Obscura
06. “Fall At Your Feet” — Boy & Bear
07. “Hunger Song” — The Middle East
08. “Civilian” — Wye Oak
09. “Money Grabber” — Fitz And The Tantrums
10. “Lament” — Mount Moriah
11. “Hermit The Frog” — Marina Ant The Diamonds
12. “As If By Magic” — La Roux
After many months of thought + continuing preparation, I’m ready to share a little ( BIG ) secret with you guys. You may think it’s weird that I’m choosing to tell you on a mixtape post, but I promise … there is meaning. For about a year now, I’ve had this never ending urge to take my business to the next level. And I know that sounds a little cliché because as creatives, we’re always wondering what’s next and making plans on how to move forward in the best way possible. But this time, I felt stuck. It’s always been a dream of mine to own my own business, and in a way, I’m doing that just fine, solo. But then it occurred to me : I need to create a base. A base that will allow me to expand in the future beyond just myself and my own name. 2014 is the year that I will launch my own studio with a completely new identity.
Not too much will change right away. I will continue working as I have been, as a freelance designer. There will be a new name ( it’s still a secret – sorry!! ) and a refined process, but my passion + niche will remain the same. I’m not sure when I will officially launch, as there is still much to do, but I promise you will be the first to know as it develops. This is my dream and I want to set the stage in the right way.
So that brings us back to this mixtape. Before I even created the moodboard for this project, I started a new playlist on Spotify entitled “brand.” There wasn’t a name yet, only a feeling I wanted to achieve. This mix expresses the brand experience I am hoping to create. It’s for a drive up north to the woods, filled with inspiration and forward movement. Feel free to listen + enjoy via the links below! I promise I will share much more in the coming months.
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Well well well, happy Halloween everyone!! Since it’s a special occasion, I thought I would curate a special mix for the day … especially for those of you ( including myself ) who are working the day away. It’s always weird, isn’t it, when Halloween falls on a weekday. I want to be out celebrating and dressing up, but am also so tired from the past week. Since we’re finally in a house vs an apartment and in a neighborhood where children live, we plan on handing out candy for the first time!! I’m pretty pumped. Our front entrance is all decorated ( not pictured : huge black spider web + string lights and gravestones ) and perhaps we’ll even dress up. Walter the pup even has a costume. He’s going to be a blue dragon.
PS. I know this cover photo is a little bit creepy … but it’s All Hallow’s Eve and I just couldn’t help myself. Listen + enjoy the tunes below!
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01. “Bad Blood” — Bastille
02. “Rabbit Hole” — The Temper Trap
03. “BTSK” — MS MR
04. “Crying Lightning” — Arctic Monkeys
05. “You Don’t Have A Clue” — Royksopp
06. “Lordy May” — Boy & Bear
07. “DIY” — Keep Shelly In Athens
08. “Tell Mama” — The Civil Wars
09. “I’m Into You” — Chet Faker
10. “Dark Lights, Shine Loud” — Gabriel Bruce
11. “Blood On The Leaves” — Kanye West
I had a small playlist going a few weeks back when I clicked on Spotify’s “start radio” button for said list. What ended up happening was me discovering a whole bunch of new tunes + artists, which was pretty neat! I’ll have to hit that button more often, huh?? The result of that adventure is this playlist, combining a few songs I pulled as well as new ones I’ve found. The tone is fairly slow, funky, and a little progressive – so great for a workday. I know this Wednesday is going to need a little pick me up, so that’s what this is for. Plus, the cover of “No Diggity” is awesome. Listen + enjoy below!
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01. “Feed Me Diamonds” — MNDR
02. “Love Run Dry” — Owl Eyes
03. “Gold” — Wake Owl
04. “To You” — Young Wonder
05. “Female Robbery” — The Neighbourhood
06. “Float” — Pacific Air
07. “No Diggity” — Chet Faker
08. “No Words” — The Script
09. “Riverside” — Agnes Obel
10. “Smoke & Mirrors” — Ruby Frost
11. “Into The Past” — Nero
12. “Devil’s Backbone” — The Civil Wars