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My last 2011 summer playlist is done. And it’s in two parts!
First part is “Absit Omen” and the second is called “Amor Fati.”
I know the titles of the mixes may seem odd - never fear, they’ll make sense. They’re both latin phrases, one is the name of a song from the mix the other isn’t.
ABSIT OMEN - MIX 1 :
So, the first mix is Absit Omen - not the title of a song - the phrase means “may the (evil) omen be absent” or “may no harm result.” [Truth is, since “Amor Fati” is a song and the title of the mix, I figured another latin phrase should grace the title of the first mix,]
Absit Omen is about anxiety. We worry about everything, even things that may not be entirely logical (or at least I do). Just like our cautious hero in the opening track , “Birds” by The Weeknd. Our lives are complicated - we all have our “Trojans” in our heads like Atlas Genius puts it. As a country we’re as addicted to stress as we are caffeine.
But sometimes you have to follow pop music’s advice and have fun. “Take out my freak” like Britney puts it, or “marry the night” like Lady G said. Tell that omen to get out.
- The Birds (Pt. 1) The Weeknd
- Break (All of the Lights) Childish Gambino
- Trojans Atlas Genius
- Been Better Kyla La Grange
- Still Life The Horrors
- Shelter (The XX cover) Birdy
- Save The World (ft. John Martin) (Original Mix) Swedish House Mafia
- Set Fire To The Rain (Impression Remix) Adele
- Bounce (Radio Edit) Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis
- Levels (ID) (DJ Costa Edit) Avicii
- I Wanna Go Britney Spears
- Love You Like a Love Song Selena Gomez & The Scene
- Addiction Medina
- Marry The Night Lady GaGa
DOWNLOAD “ABSIT OMEN” : http://www.mediafire.com/?gpnhgnguicxqjdo
AMOR FATI - MIX 2:
"Amor Fati" is taken from a song of the same name by Washed Out. The term means "love of one’s fate". It is used to describe an attitude in which you see everything that happens in your life, even suffering, as good. It is characterized by an acceptance of the events or situations that occur in your life.
So Amor Fati (the song and the mix) is about coming to terms with our anxieties and making the choice to enjoy life when you can get away from daily pressures. Isn’t that what summer’s about anyway?
Yes, it’s a bit sugary. Or very. But who cares? It’s summer, have fun!
I’ve made it so both mixes can work as a whole. It actually doesn’t sound bad at all when you play it through starting with Birds and ending with Jamie xx’s 8-minute, steel drum summer opus, “Far Nearer.”
- Wildfire SBTRKT
- No Diggity Chet Faker
- Future Me Le Corps Mince De Francoise
- This Moment French Horn Rebellion
- Forrest Gump Digitalism ft Julian Casablancas
- The Suburbs (Arcade Fire Cover) Mr. Little Jeans
- Culture War Arcade Fire
- Calgary Bon Iver
- Work 1,2,3
- East Harlem Beirut
- Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly Cover) Florence + The Machine
- Now You’re Mine Shadows on Stars
- Repatriated Handsome Furs
- Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Coldplay
- Shuffle Bombay Bicycle Club
- Amor Fati Washed Out
- Far Nearer Jamie xx
DOWNLOAD “AMOR FATI”: http://www.mediafire.com/?hohcixmhp0m3f9i