PLAYLIST: Doubtful Sounds for Uncertain Times Vol. 1


We love a good playlist – that joy of finding a good angle or obtuse theme to indulge in and discover new or new old music. Here then is the first in a new playlist series called Doubtful Sounds for Uncertain Times.

An eclectic journey through impulsive listening, both reactionary and complimentary. Ears, memories and instinct leading the way through a playlist selection for these strange times.


DS 500 Mixtape

It has been a while but we’ve finally put a new mixtape together, this time to celebrate hitting 500 Likes on our Facebook Page. This one takes in everything from post punk, 70s country, psych rock and deep groove indie guitar tracks.

MP3:   DS 500 Mixtape  (click to listen, right click to save)


  • Toy Love – Rebel (live @ The Gluepot, Auckland 1980)
  • Talking Heads – Life During Wartime (live in Rome 1980)
  • Gram Parsons – Brass Buttons
  • Felt – Down But Not Yet Out
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Girl Named Sandoz
  • Blank Realm – Cleaning Up My Mess
  • METZ – Headache
  • The Soft Pack – Tallboy
  • Barbara Mandrell – Husband Stealer
  • The Beach Boys – ‘Til I Die

MIXTAPE: Mixed Feelings 07


Here it is, the long overdue volume 7 in the Mixed Feelings mixtape series. This one swings from the dirty garage rock of Two Tears to a dub excursion by Prince Jammy, over to a recent soundtrack piece by The The and the latest single from The Strokes. Plenty more in between so check it out…

NEWS: Purple Sneakers release volume 2 of We Mix You Dance…

Those Purple Sneakers scenesters are about to release a followup to their first mix cd and have imaginatively called it We Mix You Dance Vol. 2. This time round they’ve thrown in the likes of Sleigh Bells, Deerhunter, Soft Pack and LCD Soundsystem. Check out the the promo mix below with 13 tracks in 9 mins for a taste of the full 46 track comp…

We Mix You Dance Vol. 2 – Mini Mix Track Listing:

1. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)

2. Jinja Safari – Peter Pan (sample)

3. Flight Facilities – Crave You

4. Jinja Safari – Peter Pan

5. Darwin Deez – Up In The Clouds (Jake Bullit remix)

6. Clubfeet – Teenage Suicide (Eli Escobar Remix)

7. !!! – AM/FM

8. Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun

9. Yolanda Be Cool vrs DCUP – We Speak No Americano

10. Art vs Science – Magic Fountain

11. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Prince Vince Remix)

12. The Temper Trap – Love Lost (Rock Da World Remix)

13. Miike Snow – Billie Holiday

‘We Mix You Dance Vol. 2’ is out January 7, 2011 through Inertia.