Listening: MIXED BY Kastle via Thump

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I’ve been obsessed with this mix lately, as it’s been providing a perfect background soundtrack to preparations for my next adventure… Happy listening. MIXED BY Kastle by THUMP. I’m also using this post as an experiment for embedding geo coordinates with each post, and generating a summary map of all geocoded posts.

Jeffrey DonenfeldListening: MIXED BY Kastle via Thump

Listen: Little People – Youth & Progress DJ Mix

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A fitting first post as I move back to Boulder for the winter – I’m loving Little People’s somewhat old “Youth & Progress’ DJ Mix. It’s been re-posted as a lead up to his new album, Youth & Progress. From the DJ: “Here is an old DJ mix which i put together for the launch of ‘mickey mouse operation’ now available as a free download… I lovingly burned 100 CDs by hand and gave them to everyone that came on the night. It’s the follow-up to the sweetness & decency mix i posted a while back. Incidentally, Youth & Progress is the name of my new label under which my new album will be released.” As I’m planning out my winter in Colorado, namely a few key winter 14ers mountaineering ascents, lots of days on the ski slopes, and a few backcountry trips, I’ve found this a worthy listen… Youth & progress (little people dj mix)

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Shooting for Joios at Saks Wine Tasting

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Today I took a few pictures at Saks Fifth Ave in NYC for Joios, a new app. A few shots..  Joios is a food & drink community and process, built to empower exploration and discovery. We connect people: eaters, drinkers, producers, vendors, experts and amateurs. They’re drawn by the opportunity to find exciting flavors collaboratively, at fun and educational events. We help tasters better understand their preferences. Our system – truly blind tastings, a user-friendly app, a rigorous peer matching process – strips away bias. We match people (“TastePeers”) and make reliable recommendations. Wine tasting with @wearejoios w/ @spanishrob @dancingflash1982 @aparnamuk #saksisjoios @ Saks Fifth Avenue — Jeffrey Donenfeld (@Jeffzilla) September 30, 2012      

Jeffrey DonenfeldShooting for Joios at Saks Wine Tasting

Mix of the Day: Feed Me’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

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While I’m working all day, I usually listen to electronica mixes. Lately my favourite website to find new mixes is – and today, I found a great new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by Feed Me. Essential Mix is one of my all time, long time favorite radio shows, and is hosted by the legendary Pete Tong. Here’s Feed Me’s Essential Mix, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 2012-09-8. Tracklisting on Feed Me BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Download Other favourite radio shows include Worldwide with Gilles Peterson and The Breezeblock with Mary Anne Hobbs. These three programs were the basis of my own radio show, The Acid Lounge.

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Muji’s Ambient Background Music

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Every time I shop in the Muji down the street from my office, I notice their soothing, hip, and perfectly fitting background music. Sometimes it’s ambient dreamscapes, sometimes pop, sometimes acoustic, but always nice. Today Boing Boing posts a piece about Muji’s BGM ambient background music. Soothing… Makes me remember back to the Buddha Machine, and miss hearing tracks from Brian Eno’s “Hello Waveforms” while out and about. More details on the now defunct “Things You Should Download” blog.

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Best Album Ever: The Avalanches – Since I Left You is being re-released!

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Wooo! It’s about time – in honor of its 10th birthday, the classic Avalanches album “Since I Left You” is being re-released. After hearing this album for the first time in 2002, I’ve been hooked – it’s easily in my top 3 most listened albums of all time, and one of my favorites too. From music blog Music From To Go Whoa: The Avalanches seminal debut Since I Left You is set to get the deluxe treatment with a 10-Year Anniversary issue in the works. The reworking was announced just hours after the record came in at #9 in triple j’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time. The record also took out the top spot in the industry list a few weeks back. Since the record’s global release in 2001, its legacy has continued to grow exponentially. Since I Left You is a record that came seemingly out of nowhere and went on to become not only one of the most influential records of the last decade, but in recent polls conducted by both Pitchfork Media and Australian radio station triple j, as one of the greatest and most beloved albums of all time. According to the group’s label, the re-issue will feature “the original classic album accompanied by a bonus disc of material including remixes from the original album campaign, new reworks from the likes of El Guincho, MF Doom, Canyons, Black Dice, Jackson and his Computer Band, some exquisite Avalanches remixes of other artists, plus unreleased early b-sides, demo tracks and other such rarities.” The Avalanches – Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix) (Hype Machine Link)

Jeffrey DonenfeldBest Album Ever: The Avalanches – Since I Left You is being re-released!

Planet Bluegrass

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Today marks the start of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.. with the crush of people coming into town, and the crazy spectacle of a large portion of them, it’s like being on another planet.. Planet Bluegrass… I’m delighted, and horrified. Listening to: Ghostland Observatory – Midnight Voyage

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