In my music collection from many years ago I found a mix I made in 2006 containing of a selection of my favourite songs at the time. Listening to it was certainly a walk down memory lane -- so for this month, I'll be putting together the mix as a YouTube playlist containing the full-length songs along with a video compilation of the mix. I will keep an eye on traffic however for the video addendum.
This playlist was created in the year that Grooveshark and Spotify were founded and YouTube was only a year old. Soundcloud wasn't around yet and people were still buying disc albums. During this time I didn't listen to electronic music as much as I do now although I may have had one or two Ulrich Schnauss or Boards of Canada albums. Famous producer and musician Skrillex would not release his first EP My Name is Skrillex until 2010 - which I believe helped bring electronic music to mainstream listeners. At the time rock and Brit pop were my genres of choice. Nowadays, music seems to elude catagorisation as many established artists have broken through the mould, so to speak.
Creating the video accompaniment to the mix was a great laugh as I hadn't seen the music videos for most of these songs.
That being said, here's this month's mix: both in the extended YouTube playlist with the full length songs and the actual mix I created.
AJONLINE's July Playlist: A nostalgic mix for the month
Dido - White Flag
Blur - Beetlebum
Utada Hikaru - Be My Last
Coldplay - Clocks
Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous Girl
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Lifehouse - You and Me
Gary Jules - Mad World
Deftones - Hole in the Earth
Sparta - Unstich Your Mouth
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Sick Puppies - All The Same
Universal Hall Pass - Dragonfly
Foo Fighters - Walking After You (Skin and Bones)
Foo Fighters - Razor (Skin and Bones)
The full playlist is available here: 🎧 July Playlist