Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Experiment and Innovate - An Experimental Alternative Mix

Here's a mix I did a couple of days back while experimenting with some tunes and even including a couple of songs from "Sandwich," a local act currently making waves in the band scene here in Manila with their unique sound.

Celebrating their 10th year in the local music industry, their sound evolved from simple indie rock to now, what sounds more like 80s new wave, having similarities with the B-52s, The Pretenders, Violent Femmes and the like.

Led by frontman and former Eraserhead, Raimund Marasigan, they had just released their latest album titled, "(S) Marks The Spot," which for me is a must-buy album, including a bonus disk with some remixes of their past hits (I myself just bought one and it rocks man!).

Check out their new vid , "Procrastinator," directed by Quark Henares (a famous director known for great indie films and music videos in the Philippines) and it goes well with the upbeat melody of the song; quite unique visuals BTW. Have also included this rockin' tune in today's set. This goes out to my fellow Pinoy visitors and non-Filipino blogger friends alike. Give it a try and you won't regret it.

In this mix, expect varying moods, tempo and music styles, which is very much what I felt while doing this set. The sound ranges from New Wave to Alternative to Trip Hop to Reggae to Punk, that is... whatever tune pops out of my mind. This set contains songs from my favorite alternative bands like She Wants Revenge, Sublime, and Sneaker Pimps to name a few.

1. Procrastinator - Sandwich - my head keeps on wobbling with this rockin' tune!
2. Gone Daddy Gone (Culture Shock Remix) - Gnarls Barkley - nice remake of a Violent Femmes classic
3. Tear You Apart (Culture Shock Remix) - She Wants Revenge - really sound like Joy Division

4. Whip It (Philip Stein & Ramin Sakurai Remix) - Devo
5. Walang Kadala Dala (Remix) - Sandwich - a Filipino song by the band meaning "persistent and never giving up"

6. Just Like Heaven (Chuck Remix) - The Cure
7. Doin Time - Sublime
8. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
9. Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
10. Cowboy - Kid Rock
11. Walking Dead - DJ Z-trip feat. Chester Bennington
12. What Its Like - Everlast
13. 6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps - very cool track!
14. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Thanks once more to djDoc for some of the tunes from his Culture Shock collection.

Go ahead and don't be afraid to do some experimentations on your own. Peace!

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