This is what the future sounded like in 2005.
MP3 blogs got their start in the early 2000s. In 2005, there was a proliferation of music bloggers who posted hot new music, sometimes, in violation of copyright laws. In the post-napster era, mp3 bloggers shared some of the best music the radio would not play. Today, some of those bloggers have their own legitimate satellite radio shows, like Aquarium Drunkard, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Gorilla VS Bear. They are still leading the charge for independent music.
I released this mix in 2005 to showcase some of the new music I was absorbing at the time.
Taxday is a mix featuring interesting Latin and World beats, with a smattering of funk and vocal house.
Behold! A mixtape tribute to one of the greatest producers of the classic rock era.
Alan Parsons worked with some of the greatest musicians of the 1970s. He was a sound engineer for The Beatles and produced Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon. You know the opening of the song Time? The one with the bells? He produced that track with an analog mixer and a stopwatch. Amazing. He also had a successful band in his own right called The Alan Parsons Project which cast a long shadow over pop culture earning mentions on The Simpsons and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
This mix has music and clips related to Alan Parsons, with other, complimentary tracks to enhance his distinct style. It’s appropriate for long lazy afternoons, warming up in a ski lodge, and contemplating life, the past and the future.