This has been so long overdue it’s not even funny. This mixtape was probably made a few months ago with a few tweaks here and there…and I wanted to make more changes as every week brings new music and would work so well in this mixtape but alas, no more procrastination! <Clear the Runway> is pretty awesome. Not gonna lie. It has a some songs from my previous mixtape but no worries, it remains Awesome. Perfect for the weekend. Body movin’ body movin’ we be gettin’ down and you know we’re crush groovin’.

Download: Mixtape – Clear the Runway

Track list:

01 Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – Car Service

Saw these guys at B.B. Kings in NYC along with Raekwon, Kid Cudi, Jadakiss, and Styles P. Defs the highlight of the show…more so than Raekwon. Who despite being super sick and barely being able to speak, showed up anyways, and called himself a “real nigga” ’cause of that. Yes. Yes. Too bad it was a super disappointing performance of under 60 minutes. Oh well. Curren$y and Wiz TORE SHIT UP! Along with Jada and Styles P. Shit. All for twelve pieces. Thank you OnSmash and NahRight. You guys fuckin’ rule.

02 Drake – Best I Ever Had

Y’all know my obsession for Drake. Seriously if his mixtapes So Far Gone and Property of October didn’t already leave you completely satisfied, as well as the “Forever” track featuring Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, and Kanye, well, you need to get your priorities straight! This boy is seriously blowing up! Not even an album and already he’s got a Grammy nomination. Watch out for some crazy Drake mania in the two zero one oh. This is his best song.  Hands down.

03 Spank Rock – Loose

Off the Bangers and Cash EP. So dirty it’s right. COP IT NOW!

04 Trouble Andrew ft. Diplo – Run, Hide

Not the biggest fan of Trouble Andrews, but this song is pretty sick.

05 Modeselektor ft. TTC – 2000007

Aaaaah my favorite German electronic artists. WHy oh WHYYY aren’t they more well known. It makes me angry. Yet at the same time I’m happy that I have them all to myself…well and a few others. They’ve already released two albums, Happy Birthday and Hello Mom which are ridiculously amazing and seriously unrecognized. They are amazing live. I can’t wait to hear a new album, which is hopefully in the works?

06 Moderat – A New Error

Modeselektor + Apparat. In case you didn’t know. Two huge German powerhouse electronic artists come together and made easily one of the best albums this year, self-titled Moderat. Electronic music, though rising, is continually under-represented! Errrrrbody is all up Indie’s ass with the St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, and Animal Collective. Sure these albums are great (they really are). But electronic music in the decades and end of year lists are seriously on the back burner. Shit. Moderat is easily in the tops in the decade and end of year for me.

07 Paskal – Sweet Settings (Original Mix)

Yet another German electronic artist. This is pretty much all I know. I can’t find an ounce of info on the guy that’s not in German! Bah! Mais, on s’en fiche! I don’t know if he will have an album coming out soon but DO DO DO cop the Sweet Settings record. Fantastic smooth house in just six minutes. Awesome.

08 Siriusmo – Nights Off

Another German powerhouse DJ. I swear I don’t do racial profiling when I look for music! Somehow everything I end up liking a lot ends up being German…or British jaja. En tout cas, Siriusmo is from Berlin and is signed to BoyzNoise Records. He has a bunch of records out but I only started listening to him after hearing Body Language Vol.8 which was mixed by MODESELEKTOR! GAAH! If you’re a fan of Kompakt releases, the Kitsuné releases…and so forth, get Body Language releases now!!! It is a compilation released by Get Physical, a wicked wicked label housing artists such as M.A.N.D.Y., Noze, and Booka Shade. The BL‘s and Siriusmo’s albums are all you’re gonna get from him because he won’t perform live. Apparently due to conflicting interests. Hmm. Fun fact: he is a pretty great graffiti artist. Respek.

Download: Mixtape – Clear the Runway

09 TMDP – Running

Hoooorah! Torontonians Jeffrey Addison and Gavin Rough a.k.a. TMDP make some pretty smooth synth filled nu disco house music. They only have one album, TMDP, which was released this year. It is awesome. In under just 60 minutes you feel as if you were just in a modern day rave-esque Studio 54. The album is filled with smart beats and flows from one track to another like water. Fun fact: TMDP doesn’t actually stand for anything. The band name was created by putting together aurally aesthetic sounding letters. Cool.

10 Steve Angello and Eric Prydz – Woz Not Woz (Norman Doray & Arno Cost Remix)

The original song was released many many many a years ago. Like 2004. But this is a timeless classic and continually get’s remixed all the time. This Doray and Cost remix popped up a few months ago on the BBC. TURN IT UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP! Effin. Sick.

11 DatA – One in a  Million

12 Ducksauce – aNYway

13 Basement Jaxx ft. Lightspeed Champion – My Turn

14 Miami Horror – Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)

15 Rustie – Zig-Zag

Electronic artist from G…lasgow! This is off the Body Language Vol. 8 compilation. Short and sweet.

16 Vitalic – Second Lives

Vitalic a.k.a. Pascal Arbez is a French electronic artist. He made it BIG in the underground musicsphere with his release of Ok Cowboy back in 2005. Remember “My Friend Dario”, “La Rock”, and “Polkamatic”? Songs that weren’t even 3 minutes long but hit you so hard like a victim standing shamelessly in front of a F1 racecar. After that, we just lay there, waiting and waiting for something else to fall hard to. Four years later and well, he’s done it again people! Unfailing in his attempts to make our bodies sweat, he released the Disco Terminateur EP this year as well as his LP Flashmob. IMO Flashmob is a huuuuuge artistic improvement from OK Cowboy. It’s less noisy and experimentally more sound. I’ve decided to share one of my favorites “Second Lives” in this mixtape…but PLEASE GET THE ALBUM! It is awesome. If this song doesn’t convince you, check out “Still” and “Your Disco Song”. TURN IT UP!

17 Trickform – Grain Plek

18 Misteur Valaire – Astronef (SP4 Lovers)

19 Cougarettes – Ego Head

20 Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

No words can describe how STOKED I am for the upcoming Massive Attack’s Heligoland to be released next year. Splitting the Atom EP was released late this year. It is a short taste of what’s to come and I think it’s pretty sweet. I must admit it’s defs not along the lines of Blue Lines or Mezzanine but it’s freakin’ MASSIVE ATTACK! It will be awesome regardless. This is one of my favorite songs of MA. Enjoy!

21 Craig Armstrong ft. Elzabeth Fraser – This Love

I revisited the Cruel Intentions OST a few months ago and it amazes me that it took me this long to come back to it. Suuuuch a good OST and this is my favorite song on there. Yup, even more than the Blur appearance. Craig Armstrong is kinda no big deal. He’s a musical composer and has worked with Massive Attack, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, and the Future Sound of London (holy shit). He’s got a Grammy AND a Golden Globe. Totally not surprising.

Download: Mixtape – Clear the Runway

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