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dirtylaundre sessions – No.75

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stutter & glitch. another chilled outing, glitchier in the beginning before smoothening out in the second half. tis the season for chillaxation…unless i’m doing last week’s session. my right eye is starting to clear up somewhat, but my ears aren’t tuned in. might be more chilled out sessions coming up soon (i’ll try to alternate it week to week).

01. Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)
02. Angela McCluskey – Hey You (Illestrait Remix)
03. Soosh – Us (Jameszoo Remix)
04. RareBit – Blue Blood Baskets
05. Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love
06. Shigeto – Huron River Drive
07. Monokle – Luch
08. Kodak To Graph – He / Basement (Andrea Remix)
09. Soosh – Take My Hand
10. Alpines + Dark Sky – Tremors
11. Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)
12. Evy Jane – Sayso (Julien Mier Remix)
13. Shlohmo – Rained The Whole Time
14. Sean Byrd – Woke Up Missing You
15. DFRNT – Everything

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alaundre – i do other things

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song stuck in my head this week:
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dirtylaundre sessions – No.72

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Ode To Hipster Girl…and to all others who have taken the time to listen or share music with me throughout the years (long post after the tracklist):

01. Karen O & Squeak E. CLean – Hello Tomorrow (adidas version)
02. Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs
03. Little Jinder – Polyhedron (Aumenaire Remix)
04. Broken Social Scene – Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
05. Gayngs – The Gaudy Side Of Town
06. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
07. The Sounds – Better Off Dead (Young Galaxy Remix)
08. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – Mostly Waving (TodorK Remix)
09. Twin Sister – All Around The Way We Go
10. Rubies feat. Feist – I Feel Electric (Tiedye Remix)
11. Matthew Dear – You Put A Spell On Me (Breakbot Remix)
12. Baths feat. The Los Feliz Ladies Choir – Hall (The One AM Radio Remix)
13. ZU x Brooke Fraser – Hiding
14. Small Black feat. Heems – Two Rivers
15. Light Asylum – A Certain Person (Demo Version)
16. Theophilus London – Humdrum Town
17. Kleerup feat. Robyn – With Every Heartbeat

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I was originally going to dedicate this show just as a thank you to Em at oldmadedesign.com, for constantly bugging me years ago with “Are you a DJ?” “Are you sure you’re not a DJ?” “Maybe you should try DJing, you look like a DJ”, and me begrudgingly trying my hand at it eventually…I most likely would not even be on Dirtyradio without it (Fake DJing my way as I go). So this show is in the style of those CD’s I used to give you from 2005 and 6. I dedicate this show to (just recently turned ex-coworker) Elizabeth along with Emily. I hope the music I shared makes up for our lack of conversations (oh, and sorry Em for your last day at work when I answered “No, not really” when you asked if I would miss you, or most other times when I’m being an ass when you try to talk to me). Do you know that one of my favorite bands is called The Aloof?

To another old coworker/carpooler, Dave, from way back (before cassette tapes disappeared), all tatted up and been in and out of county jail a few times (you might’ve been just freshly out of jail when we worked together) which my other coworkers’ were worried he might snap, shank me, then steal my car…for enjoying all the death metal, aggro industrial and hardcore music I would play that you wanted a cassette copy of…and thank you for not shanking me. We Cool. Didn’t think you would.

I dedicate all these shows in general, past and future sessions, to everybody else that I gave random tapes/mixtapes too, and vice versa (even the Jim Brickman cd you gave me, Jen). These sessions are for the friends, the hipsters, the vagrants, the ex-coworkers, the ones nice enough to share thoughts on music, the scenesters, the posers, that one guy in college that tried to emulate the way I looked and even started to talk exactly like me…not cool, Dude. That shit’s creepy. The poppy club djs at bars/clubs that play cheesy dance music and pop songs, that made me look for those songs anyway cuz “I remembered those songs from last night when I was drunk.” And a thank you to my Auntie Susan for the walkman back in early 1987, without it I would not have experienced the joys of sleeplessness listening with headphones on til the wee hours of the morning (a bad habit that has not quite gone away).

And lastly, to the Dirties who bothered to take the time to listen to my crap nearly 7 years ago when I first started sharing these on the web (I can see some of you are still listening to some of those old ones even in 2012…I swear, I’ve improved…please listen to my newer stuff). And to the Dirtyradio crowd who still listen to whatever I come up with, even if there are very few of you, I hope you enjoyed/are enjoying what I’ve shared.

Okay, next session, back to an actual mix…and no more of these long wordy posts.

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PS:

Open call for someone to write and record stream of consciousness, spoken word or other random babble for a future podcast. Hit me up at alaundre @ dirtyradio.org or thru my site (click) or blog (click).

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.71

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heavy.ambient . A low down, deep, ice cold chilled brew of ambience and the minimal pitter patter of percussions. Sinking, floating, eventually rising. There is light at the end of the void if you look hard enough.

Intro : Sunshine

01. Commix – Be True (Burial Remix)
02. Buck UK – Once
03. Sigmafly – Radio Sleep
04. Divine Interface – Folklore
05. Andrea feat. Julia Losfelt – By This River
06. Ana Caravelle – Where Have You Been (Anenon Drone Mix)
07. Nocow – Sever Ties
08. Swarms – Bison
09. Faib – Whisper Of Trees
10. Swarms – Hostile
11. Fedbymachines – Drowning
12. Talk In Colour – Nightshift (Microburst Remix)
13. Ghosting Season – Exercise Us
14. The Sight Below – New Dawn Fades
15. Pierce & Pierce – This Is Not An Exit
16. Pallers – Come Rain, Come Sunshine (Youandewan Dub)
17. Drifter – Please Stay
18. FC Kahuna – Hayling (Bridge Dubstep Remix)

Next Session, a tribute and a farewell…

p.s. I’m too lazy to change the pink graphic for my show.

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.70

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Big Pimpin. Going for a soulful, funky, downtempo and soundtrackish session this time around. There are no subtleties here. Includes one of the most sampled drum tracks from the early days of Hip Hop, Apache by The Incredible Bongo Band. Let’s get Mackadocious!

Intro: Blind Man / The Mack – Lesson 1: A pimp is only as good as his product…

01. Edwin Starr – Airport Chase
02. Edwin Starr – Ain’t Hell Up In Harlem (Instrumental)
03. Curtis Mayfield – No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) [Instrumental]
04. Curtis Mayfield – Right On For Darkness
05. Levek – Look On The Bright Side
06. Thunderball feat. Mustafa Akbar – Make Your Move
07. Degero – Diolabbi
08. Goblin – Profondo Rosso : Death Dies M32
09. The Dead Weather – Hustle & Cuss
10. Degero – Death To Morality
11. The Sugarman Three & Co. feat. Charles Bradley – Take It As It Come (Afrodisiac Soundsystem Remix)
12. Ancient Astronauts – Put ‘Em Up (Instrumental)
13. Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
14. Chase & Status feat. Kano – Against All Odds

Outro: Black Dynamite / Chocolate Giddy Up – I Sell Drugs To The Community

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This session contains 2 tracks from my co-workers band (track 7 and 10):

From San Diego, California, Degero is a four-piece psychedelic funk band with rock and blues influences. In 2011, the band released its first full length album, We Are Not Machines, and is currently touring Southern California.

www.degeromusic.com

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My html skills are rusty…this thing should be functioning for the most part, Dirtylaundre Sessions Archive of shows 1 through 50 (slightly higher bitrate than the original podcasts).

Sessions Archive @ alaundre

I don’t know if I’ll get to 100 sessions by the end of the year, but we’ll see.

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.67

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minima•darc … Sparse arrangements, stripped down and slowly creeping, soulful…but on the verge of breaking down. A more modern Trip Hop session. Or how I imagine it would sound like. It’s not the sound but the feeling that remains…

01. Massive Attack vs Burial – Four Walls
02. Saint Saviour – This Ain’t No Hymn (Ghettoscraper Zombie Drone Mix)
03. Bilal – Levels (Sonnymoon Remix)
04. Ernesto – Peace of Mind (Pinku Vääty Dub Remix)
05. Aquarius Heaven – Interview
06. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX – Home
07. Robot Koch feat. Grace – Like Rain
08. Emika – Count Backwards
09. Susheela Raman – Love Lies (Hit By A Rock Remix)
10. Switch & Andrea Martin – I Still Love You (Switch & JP Remix)
11. Clare Maguire – Ain’t Nobody (Breakage Remix)
12. Josh One feat. Shenkar & Lateef The Truthspeaker – Open Up (Beat Ventriloquists Remix)
13. Sofa Surfers – Hardwire (Marcus Kienzl Remix)
14. The Weeknd – Initiation

Next Session: A Dirty-fied Holiday/Christmas sound
(Have not made up my mind yet what the end of the year/beginning of the year session will be)

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.65

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Chilled and beatless, maybe just a little. Sometimes I enjoy the Quiet. Could have added a bit more spoken word in there but I just left it with more air. Chillaxating while wearing flippy floppies.

01. Benfay – Allein Unter Den Arkaden (krill.minima Remix)
02. Sweetback – Powder
03. Benoit Pioulard & Rafael Anton Irisarri – Until Then (Broadcast Cover)
04. Mads Brauer & Casper Clausen – The Figment Notebook (Narrated Version)
05. Bvdub – Sanctuary
06. Laszlo – Anatolia
07. Andrew Thomas – Light On Sea (From Above The World So High)
08. Chicane – Already There
09. Bvdub – We Said Forever
10. Radio Slave – K Maze (youANDme Ambient Remix)
11. The Black Dog – Kissing Someone Elses D.O.G.
12. Ben Sage – Nangma

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.63

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Broken Beat / Random Beat mixtape volume (lost track of count). Abstracted beats and rhymes for the fragmentaholics. Will it blend? Beats too chunky for easy consumption. This is how you rock to it.

01. Reggie & The Full Effect – Guess Who’s Back
02. Exile – Dawn of Nothing
03. Shigeto – Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix)
04. Knxwledge – Bibimbap
05. DJ Q-Bert & DJ Babu – Thelonious Funk
06. Samiyam – Return
07. Free The Robots – Inter Arma
08. Pictureplane – Goth Star
09. Hudson Mohawke – Overnight
10. Suff Daddy – 4 My Holiks
11. DJ Krush feat. The Beat Knuckles – Beataholic Reformatory
12. Fanu – Bringing Out the Evil
13. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX – I’m New Here
14. Lynx & Kemo – The Raw Truth
15. Mr. Lif – Ultra/Mega
16. Cut Chemist Feat. Edan and Mr. Lif – Storm
17. Onra – The One (feat. T3 from Slum Village)
18. Mr. Chop – Main Ingredient
19. Pretty Lights – Sunday School
20. Souleance – Passarinho
21. Pariah – Detroit Falls
22. Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love? (Pilooski Edit)
23. The Gaslamp Killer feat. Mophono – Carpool Dummy
24. The Glitch Mob – Fistful Of Silence
25. The Freestylers – Music is Music

Back to beatmatched mixing next session.

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.56

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“I call this sad step… or, the beat’s so lonely” Another show that starts with zero beats and ends on a different note. It’s indie, dreamgaze with hints of dubstep for a cloudy day. Gray is my favorite color. Your smudged black eyeliner from your tears is beauty.

The Promises of Dreams Broken:

01. JJ – You Don’t Know How Much It Would Hurt Me If You Said That You Were In Love With Me
02. Balam Acab – Oh Why
03. Mathieu Santos – Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)
04. How To Dress Well – Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other Remix)
05. Sun Glitters – Too Much To Lose (Halls Remix)
06. Poly Styrene – Virtual Boyfriend (Creep Remix)
07. Elephant & Castle – I Will
08. Pale Sketcher – Don’t Dream It (Mirage Mix)
09. Korallreven – Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix)
10. Swarms – Flikr Of Ur Eyes
11. Alexander In Paris – Man Versus Kid (Dwayne & Kale Remix)
12. How To Dress Well – Ready For The World (Xxxy Re-Edit)

I’m thinking of maybe making the rest of October sessions as all dark and Halloween themed…starting next week! Dario Argento Disco!

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.53

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I wondered how it would be like if I handled the playlist at a Starbucks or other cafe. My usual tendencies would have been to make it darker, like playing Tricky’s Pre-Millennium Tension all day, but that would get me fired. Steady Loungin’ for the caffeinated crowd:

01. José James – Blackmagic
02. Suff Daddy feat. Mar – Deep Shit
03. Kissey Asplund feat. Soliloquy – Move Me
04. DJ Krush feat. Zap Mama – Danger Of Love
05. The Soul Renegades feat. Texas – You’ll Never Know
06. Jamie Woon – Spiral
07. Samantha James – Amber Sky
08. Magnet – Overjoyed
09. Aim feat. Kate Rogers – Sail (Rae & Christian Remix)
10. Submotion Orchestra – All Yours
11. Elbow – Fugitive Motel
12. The Cinematic Orchestra feat. Fontella Bass – All That You Give
13. Moloko – Over & Over
14. Joash feat. Aaron David Frith – Climb

Bonus older Extra mix:

Thunder in the House of Boom

01. Morgan Page – Outside The City (Voltique Remix)
02. Superpitcher – Tell Me About It
03. John Dahlback – Late Night Worries (Guy Gerber’s Special K Remix)
04. Ben Watt – Guinea Pig (M.A.N.D.Y. & Smallboy Remix)
05. Tillman Cremer – Be My Friend
06. Sharam – Get Wild (Dub Mix)
07. Die Elfen & Phonique – The Red Dress (Tiefschwarz Remix)
08. M. Telemann – Wie Soll Man Sich Denn Bei Diesem Lärm Auf Den Bus Freuen?
09. Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (Trentemøller Remix)
10. Romanthony’s Nightvision – Never Fuck (Tomcraft Remix)
11. Bloc Party – Talons (Phones R.I.P. Remix)

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.41

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Music for sleeping babies…or insomniacs, whichever you prefer. Just a blippy chill session, a bit more stress free if you will. The beats don’t really show up till near the end of the show.

Tracklist:

01. Jon Hopkins – Autumn Hill
02. Plaid – This City Is Hell
03. Hauschka & Stefan Schneider – Common Exposure
04. Lamb – Blessing In Disguise
05. Jon Hopkins – Small Memory
06. Syntaks – Coming Home
07. Koss – Ocean Waves (Minilogue Dream Drone Remix)
08. Kevin Andrew – Three Weeks
09. Bows – King Deluxe
10. School Food Punishment – Transient
11. Björk – Amphibian (The Mark Bell Remix)
12. Grace Jones – The Crossing (Ooh the Action…)
13. Underworld – Ansum
14. Plaid – Beginnings
15. Madonna – Drowned World/Subsitute For Love
16. Up Dharma Down – The Cold Is Warmth
17. Jens Lekman – Rocky Dennis’ Farewell Song

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Dokta – Playing The Nurse #48

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End of summer vibe… around the pool food time, time to get out a little bit more and remember what it’s like before it’s dark again.

01. Myagi – Sweet
02. Zeebee – The One I Am
03. Parov Stelar – Shine (Dub Version)
04. Holy Fuck – Dr. Dr. E
05. Misteur Valaire – Monster Donte
06. Ichisan & Nakova – Povratak Otpisanih
07. Whitetree – Other Nature
08. Burn The Negative – Hero In Tokyo
09. Kelpe – Half Broken Harp
10. Misteur Valaire – November Number 3 (Feat. Fanny Bloom)
11. Five Star Hotel – Underground (Cayetano Remix)
12. Christ. – Happyfour Twenty (Prhizzm Remix)
13. Stefano Giaccone Peter Brett – The Man on the Moon
14. Salem – Sweat
15. The Fauns – 1991
16. God Help The Girl – The Psychiatrist Is In

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DIRTYMIX 006 – Will Jax

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Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week we open the decks for a House session with Adelaide based DJ, Will Jax.

Tracklist to follow.

For the past four years, Will has been playing funky, soul and jazz house sets, playing out a selection from his favorite genres. For this mix, he has showcased his own productions as well as other Australian artists like Sonny Fodera and The House Inspectors (also Adelaide residents) and also included some tracks that he is really feeling at the moment like Dimitri Max, Arco and Fabio Bacchini as well as a little edit that Giano did.

Will is currently working on a number of tracks, and is very excited about his upcoming releases on Flapjack, Maracuja and Union recordings. He also tells us that he has been working on some more downtempo productions, providing him with another avenue to be creative and applying experience from producing house into different genres.

You can catch Will Jax on his regular radio slot on www.soundpond.net every Thursday evening from 10 pm (+9.5GMT)

More Info:
www.facebook.com/pages/Will-Jax/10938203610
www.myspace.com/willjaxmusic
www.soundcloud.com/will-jax
www.purehousemusic.net/will_jax

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.26

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We have a mixed bag of different things: indie, alternative, shoegaze/new wave, ambient, some breakbeat, glitchy electronica, dubstep, half step, blippy stuff and trip hop. This show is made up of two 40 minute sets. They both start in similar fashion but veer into slightly different directions by the end. The first 20 minutes is mostly instrumental (i had an idea of making a Lullabies for Robotic Babies kind of mix) but the rest is a lot more song based. The second set was originally going to be my first podcast here on dirtyradio but it was a bit short (was posted in “craft” in the dirty forums last year).

Side A: furthest from the blue:

01. Nobukazu Takemura – Felicitations
02. Télépopmusik – L’Incertitude D’Heisenberg
03. Porn Sword Tobacco – I Love Riding My Bicycle
04. Marshall Watson – Pascal’s Triangle (Softhearted Mix)
05. Bop – Random Thoughts
06. Sigur Rós – Saeglopur (Mt. Eden Dubstep Mix)
07. Chris Zippel feat. Adel Tawil – Again
08. Apparat – Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix)
09. Mistabishi – View from Nowhere
10. BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way
11. Speedy J – Fill 17

Side B: stay as you are . always changing:

12. The Sushi Club – Yugata
13. ISAN – Singing Bowl
14. Little Jinder – Eat My Fears (Drop The Lime Remix)
15. Hearts Of Black Science – Empty City Lights
16. Petter / U.N.K.L.E. – These Days/What Are You To Me (Sasha’s Invol2ver mix)
17. Twilight Singers – Verti Marte
18. Martina Topley-Bird – Stevie’s (Day’s of A Gun)
19. Up Dharma Down – Kaibigan (Live version from On Either Side DVD)
20. Barbra Morgenstern – 37 Grad

Next week: Deep in Space theme.

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.23

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dirtylaundre sessions - No.23

Hello’s in a Genic. Take the time to chillout with some off kilter sounds early leading up to some heavier (and spookier) dub sounds in the second half. Too late, the witch dokta has got you in a haze…

this is pre-dusted.

01. Spandau Ballet – Innocence and Science
02. Here Today – Love In Us All (Inside Mix)
03. Starkey (feat. Anneka) – Stars (Few Nolder Remix)
04. Bonobo – Eyesdown
05. Dinky feat. Updates – Westoid
06. Röyksopp feat. Karin Dreijer – Tricky Tricky (Clueless Remix)
07. Boxcutter – A Familiar Sound
08. Pangaea – You & I

this is dusted.

09. RSD – Depend (Lovas)
10. 16Bit – Shallow
11. King Midas Sound – Meltdown
12. Kode 9 & The Spaceape – Kingstown
13. Eagger & Stunn Gunn – Morder Dem (RUF Remix)
14. …When The Villagers Start Dancing In The Pub in the movie Calvaire

Next week : The Funky Drummer…

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dirtylaundre sessions – No.13 – 2009-12-10

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Simple soundtrack theme. Bass heavy at the first half, a bit more guitary in the latter. This is sort of a “lighter” test, hence the fairly obvious choices of tracks, for a heavier show(s) at a much later date. Some of the bass sounds muddy early on due to the lower bitrate. Higher bitrate versions of past sessions may be available by request at dirtylaundre@dirtyradio.org

01. Cocteau Twins – The Thinner The Air (Massive Attack Mix)
02. Craig Armstrong – Niente
03. Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers (Massive Attack Remix)
04. Adele – Hometown Glory (Clueless Dubstep Remix)
05. Martina Topley-Bird – Sandpaper Kisses
06. Massive Attack – Black Milk
07. U.N.K.L.E. feat. Richard Ashcroft – Lonely Soul
08. Portishead – To Kill A Dead Man
09. Craig Armstong feat. King Crimson 1974 – Starless II
10. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
11. Godspeed You Black Emperor! – East Hastings
12. Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart – In A Broken Dream

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