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Life In Mixtape Form #50

Life In Mixtape Form #50 from almostaghost on 8tracks.

50! In case you’re new here and haven’t seen my explanation: every night I pick a sort of “song of the day,” and after eight days, I can share it on 8tracks (and here). It turns my life into a mixtape. 🙂

Also, RIP MCA.

I was never a huge Beastie Boys fan, to be honest, for various reasons, but I have grown to dig them quite a bit, and I can let all the touching memorials around the web speak to him. But as a music fan, I know how artists like him can touch people, and seeing the outpouring of emotion for MCA was quite moving.

The good thing: your favorite musicians last forever.

- almostaghost

Coachella 2012 Sundays

Coachella 2012 Sundays from almostaghost on 8tracks.

Ah we’re flooding you with mixes this weekend! These should keep you busy for a couple of days, at least.

At first glance, the Sunday lineup for this year’s Coachella did not have the usual ton of excitement. But getting into it, I found it is totally underrated group of artists, and should lead me to a very diverse day of music.

Stuff I did not know before going through the lineup but am now excited for: First Aid Kit, Gotye, Le Butcherettes, Gardens & Villa, The Gaslamp Killer

UK artists (seems to be a big thing this year!): Florence + The Machine, Band Of Skulls, Fanfarlo, Wild Beasts*, Spector*, Metronomy*, Nero*, Calvin Harris*, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P*

Lots of other countries today!: Seun Kuti (Nigeria), First Aid Kit, AVICII*, Dada Life* The Hives* (Sweden), Gotye (Australia), Le Butcherettes (Mexico), Modeselektor, Zedd* (Germany), Airplane Boys (Canada), Justice*, Housse De Racket* (France), Noisia* (Netherlands)

And while most days at Coachella are probably similar, I was struck by the wild mix of genres on this Sunday: gangsta rap, different varieties of soul, afrobeat, female punks, electrojazz, electro hiphop, electro, gypsy rock, mashup DJs, whatever Santigold is. Going to be a lot of fun!

*not on this mix

- almostaghost