Friday, April 14, 2017

C&CM Mixtapes

Longtime followers of Cassettes & Chocolate Milk on Facebook may be aware of the occasional gift of a mixtape, a digital rip of a cassette destined for the tape deck of the Volvo. They're a little similar to the podcasts that you may find on here, except they're free from verbal interference and genres tend to be a little mashed and indistinct. They'd inspire conversations during late night drives, where a friend would say: "El, El... I can't identify any of these synthesizers. What's going on?" To which, I'd have to chuckle, "They're Soviet synthesizers. I don't think you're meant to identify any of them."

Readers of The Milk Diaries may already know that for the past two years, I've lived without cassettes, a car and a desk. I've actually lived without most of my possessions, opting for Dickensian existence in a cave (with an en suite cave) in the epicentre of London. When I returned to Melbourne some weeks ago, I flipped open through the glovebox to find ever-familiar cassettes which I have been told are still on super high rotation. When I listened to Tarzan Loves the Summer Nights II, I couldn't help but feel that this was never meant to become the past.

I'll leave you with a collection of ten C&CM's Mixtapes to download. They were all designed to be mixes for late night drives, where the tape would flip over and over and over again, inspiring lengthy neverending discussions where neither party had to look at one another.

Meanwhile, you can hear my latest musical preoccupations on Spotify!

10 C&CM Mixtapes after the jump




C&CM Mixtape - Undisclosed Destinations (March 2015)



SIDE A:
Foster the People - Helena Beat
Metronomy - On the Motorway
Ratcat - Holiday
Phil Wilson - Ten Miles
The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Split
Aline - Regarde Le Ciel
Skytone - Paris
Alvvays - Adult Diversion

SIDE B:

Perfume - Handy Man
Clean Bandit - A&E
Mecano - Me Voy De Casa
Split Mirrors - The Right Time
Ace of Base - Giving it Up (Remake)
Stromae - Ave Cesaria
The Bird and the Bee - Love Letter for Japan
Frou Frou - Holding Out for a Hero
Selena Gomez - Love You Like a Love Song


Download (81.6MB)

C&CM Mixtapes - Eurovision Favourites (2008-2014)
Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden, 2012)
Andreas Kallay Saunders - Running (Hungary, 2014)
Nelly Ciobanu - Hora din moldova (Moldova, 2009)
Kejsi Tola - Carry Me In Your Dreams (Albania, 2009)
Suzy Quero - Ser-Tua (Portugal, 2014)
Kalomira - Secret Combination (Greece, 2008)
Mariya Yaremchuk - Tick-Tock (Ukraine, 2014)
Jedward - Lipstick (Ireland, 2010)
Yohanna - Is It True? (Iceland, 2009)
Lena - Satellite (Germany, 2010)
Compact Disco - Sound of our Hearts (Hungary, 2012)
Pernilla - När Jag Blundar (Finland, 2012)
A Friend in London - New Tomorrow (Denmark, 2011)
Witloof Bay - With Love Baby (Belgium, 2011)
Sebalter - Hunter of the Stars (Switzerland, 2014)
Lego Pollaponk - No Prejudice (Iceland, 2014)
Pasha Parfeny - Lautar (Moldova, 2012)
Alex Swings, Oscar Sings! - Miss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Germany, 2009)
Zdob Shi Zdub - So Lucky (Moldova, 2011)
Teo - Cheesecake (Belarus, 2014)

Download (90.1MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Caustic Aspirations (July 2014)
Au Pairs - We're So Cool
Excel - Summer of '42
The Flys - Love and a Molotov Cocktail
The Spivs - Boys of Desillusion
The Fuzztones - Strychnine
The Stems - At First Sight
The City Limits - Morse Code Messages

Download (39MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Oh Those Russians (April 2014)


SIDE A:
Kino - Red and Yellow Days
Forum - Maternal Anxiety
Electroclub - Dark Horse
Kino - A Place to Step Forward
Electroclub - You Marry Him, Do Not Go
Forum - People Say
Kino - Eighth Grade Girl
Forum - What Beats Youth

SIDE B:
Forum - Computer
Kino - Life in the Grass
Forum - Island
Kino - The Last Hero
Forum - Are You Kidding Me
Kino - Your Number
Kino - Star
Forum - Door with a Code

Download (81.6MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Tierce de Picardie (June 2013) 


SIDE A:
Fitz & The Tantrums - Spark
Summer Camp - Better Off Without You
LR Rockets - Renee Loves Losers
The Bird and The Bee - Man
Indochine - Canary Bay
Lena - Satellite
Forum - Door with a Code
Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block
Annuals - LOXTEP
Modern Talking - Atlantis is Calling (SOS for Love)
Piepie - Enigma
Howard Jones - Like To Get To Know You Well

Download (62.5MB)

SIDE B:
Marina and the Diamonds - Bubblegum Bitch
Chromatics - Back from the Grave
Marcella - Origins
Ace of Base - Voulez Vous Danser (Original Demo)
The Mynabirds - Let the Record Go
Acid House Kings - Are We Lovers or Are We Friends?
REM - Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
Kino - Last Hero
The Fans - You Don't Live Here Anymore
Tegan & Sara - Hell
Jeremy Messersmith - Organ Donor
UB40 - Where Did I Go Wrong?

Download (56.4MB)

C&CM Mixtape - What We Did Wrong (March 2013)


SIDE A:
The Go! Team - Milk Crisis
Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road
Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple
Elvis Costello - The Beat (Live)
Rotjoch - Too Many Weirdos
Bloc Party - Secrets
Forum - What Becomes of Youth?
Cliff Richard - Wired for Sound
Hell on Wheels - The Soda
Beezerk - Final Fight
Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
NKOTB - Hold On

Download (61.2MB)

SIDE B:
Willy Moon - Yeah Yeah
Backdoor Men - Out of My Mind
Joe Goddard - Gabriel (feat. Valentina)
Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me
2NE1 - Hate You
Frankmusik - When You're Around
Human League - Sound of the Crowd
Ace of Base - Hypnotized (Demo)
Hugh Bullen - Alisand

Download (56.6MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Tarzan Loves the Summer Nights II (January 2013)



SIDE A:
Clio - Eyes
Bucks Fizz - Shine On
Santigold - Disparate Youth
Metronomy - Corinne
Ashlee Simpson - L.O.V.E.
N.E.R.D. - My Drive Thru
Key Franzes - Shadow in the Night (Special Club Mix)

Download (42.3MB)

SIDE B:
daXX - Lotus III Shamrip
Sally Shapiro - Save Your Love
NKOTB - Summertime
Esavu - Sia Siou
Riccardo Maggese - Boschima
Hugh Grant - Meaningless Kiss
Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)

Download (40.6MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Legacy (July 2012)


SIDE A:
Eggstone - Wrong Heaven
The Popguns - Waiting for the Winter
Jacqueline Taieb - Le Coeur Au Bout de Doigts
St Louis Union - East Side Story
Accessory - One of those Guys
Jay Reatard - Don't Let Him Come Back
The City Limits - Morse Code Messages
Interpol - C'mere
The Cloud Room - Blackout!
Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt
Yeasayer - Tightrope
Whitest Boy Alive - Dead End
Belinda Carlisle - Always Breaking My Heart

Download (60.1MB)

SIDE B:
The Radio Dept - Freddie & The Trojan Horse
Modest Mouse - Dashboard
Butterfly Foucher - I Can't Make Me Love You
Hell On Wheels - Soda
The Stills - Yesterday Never Tomorrows
Roxette - Fading Like a Flower
Savage - A Love Again
Erasure - Waiting for the Day
The Dears - Warm and Sunny Days
The Beatles - Real Love (Demo)
The Blacklights - Girl's Don't Cry
New Order - Let's Go
Ratcat - Don't Go Now

Download (65.8MB)

C&CM Mixtape - Tarzan Loves the Summer Nights (February 2012)


SIDE A:
Jimmy & Susy - Come Back
Body Language - Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix)
Hercules in New York - Nightlight
Shakira - She Wolf
Buzzer - Complications (Moar Cowbell Remix)
My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
Bomb the Bass - Megablast (DaxxTRS Remix)
Roxette - Sleeping Single

Download (42.1MB)

SIDE B:
Savage Garden - Chained to You
Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
Gyllene Tider - Det Är Över Nu
Ace of Base - Mr Replay (Feat. Lex Marshall)
Miko Mission - The World is You
Modernaire - Faites Tes Jeux
Streets of Rage - Fighting in the Street

Download (41.2MB)

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