#mix tapes

Up until now, I’ve kind of kept my attempt at making a ‘Bandcamp Radio' over on exfm. But since 8tracks lets you enter custom urls for where each track is available (i.e. so you can override the automated link that is created for iTunes or Amazon), I figured why not expand on the ways of sharing how much great music is getting put out on Bandcamp.

And with Bandcamp’s newly launched fan accounts, what better time than now to put up a mix of 30 great tracks / artists that are all available on Bandcamp. Almost all of these tracks can be added to your fan collection (I say ‘almost’, not because a few of the tracks are no good, but just because a couple of the tracks are free downloads so you can’t technically add them to your Bandcamp collection… but you can and should still get them). I’ve updated each track on the 8tracks player so that the ‘buy’ links all go straight to the artists Bandcamp page.

So press play and when you hear something you like, press the ‘BUY’ link and go support that artist directly on Bandcamp. It’s a win win, because at the same time you’ll be building a tasty collection that all your (cool) friends will be envious of. Isn’t that what it is all (partly) about?

I’ve also created a track listing for this mix, with each track linked up to where you can listen individually on exfm (where each track also has direct links to Bandcamp), and you can view that over on HI54LOFI.COM. Plus a bit more.

As the title of this mix kind of implies, these are my 100 favourite tracks of 2012 (more or less - no artists are featured twice and there are at least 10 or so tracks that could easily be swapped out with 10 that didn’t make it on this mix).
This mix could also be considered a combination of the favourite albums & eps list that I’m not going to put together. I originally thought that by just doing a really big mix, I would save myself the stress of having to order which albums were my favourites… but it turned that even narrowing things down to 100 songs was a lot of work and stress.
So please give it a listen, and if you think something else should have totally been on the list, feel free to let me know in the comments below. But just know that I already had to make some painful cuts just to get a list down to 100 (in fact, my trouble in narrowing things down to 100 led to me making a Spotify playlist featuring 212 of my favourite tracks). And you should also be aware that there are plenty of things that came out this year that I still haven’t listened to. I am only human.
Also, this mix is not in any real order besides an order that makes for an enjoyable 6 hour mix tape. So, that being said, press play and enjoy (and if you don’t enjoy at least 80% of these tunes, then I guess we have very different ear drums).
You can listen over on 8tracks, or you can just press play on the player below.

2012 - 100 Of My Favourite Tracks from HI54LOFI on 8tracks Radio.
UPDATE: I have also added the full list of 100 tracks, with links for each track to where you can listen to them on exfm, over on the HI54LOFI website. So if you fancy going through this giant mix in a more ‘jump around’ kind of way, I suggest heading over there and doing so (works best if you have the exfm browser extension)
As the title of this mix kind of implies, these are my 100 favourite tracks of 2012 (more or less - no artists are featured twice and there are at least 10 or so tracks that could easily be swapped out with 10 that didn’t make it on this mix).
This mix could also be considered a combination of the favourite albums & eps list that I’m not going to put together. I originally thought that by just doing a really big mix, I would save myself the stress of having to order which albums were my favourites… but it turned that even narrowing things down to 100 songs was a lot of work and stress.
So please give it a listen, and if you think something else should have totally been on the list, feel free to let me know in the comments below. But just know that I already had to make some painful cuts just to get a list down to 100 (in fact, my trouble in narrowing things down to 100 led to me making a Spotify playlist featuring 212 of my favourite tracks). And you should also be aware that there are plenty of things that came out this year that I still haven’t listened to. I am only human.
Also, this mix is not in any real order besides an order that makes for an enjoyable 6 hour mix tape. So, that being said, press play and enjoy (and if you don’t enjoy at least 80% of these tunes, then I guess we have very different ear drums).
You can listen over on 8tracks, or you can just press play on the player below.

2012 - 100 Of My Favourite Tracks from HI54LOFI on 8tracks Radio.
UPDATE: I have also added the full list of 100 tracks, with links for each track to where you can listen to them on exfm, over on the HI54LOFI website. So if you fancy going through this giant mix in a more ‘jump around’ kind of way, I suggest heading over there and doing so (works best if you have the exfm browser extension)

As the title of this mix kind of implies, these are my 100 favourite tracks of 2012 (more or less - no artists are featured twice and there are at least 10 or so tracks that could easily be swapped out with 10 that didn’t make it on this mix).

This mix could also be considered a combination of the favourite albums & eps list that I’m not going to put together. I originally thought that by just doing a really big mix, I would save myself the stress of having to order which albums were my favourites… but it turned that even narrowing things down to 100 songs was a lot of work and stress.

So please give it a listen, and if you think something else should have totally been on the list, feel free to let me know in the comments below. But just know that I already had to make some painful cuts just to get a list down to 100 (in fact, my trouble in narrowing things down to 100 led to me making a Spotify playlist featuring 212 of my favourite tracks). And you should also be aware that there are plenty of things that came out this year that I still haven’t listened to. I am only human.

Also, this mix is not in any real order besides an order that makes for an enjoyable 6 hour mix tape. So, that being said, press play and enjoy (and if you don’t enjoy at least 80% of these tunes, then I guess we have very different ear drums).

You can listen over on 8tracks, or you can just press play on the player below.

2012 - 100 Of My Favourite Tracks from HI54LOFI on 8tracks Radio.

UPDATE: I have also added the full list of 100 tracks, with links for each track to where you can listen to them on exfm, over on the HI54LOFI website. So if you fancy going through this giant mix in a more ‘jump around’ kind of way, I suggest heading over there and doing so (works best if you have the exfm browser extension)

HALLOWEEN | OCT2012

HALLOWEEN - OCT2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks Radio.

Here’s a halloween themed mix tape for you to put on while you put your face on. Or while you wait for the bus. Or, if you go to Alton Towers and it is like it was when I went on Monday… while you wait in a queue (we even had to queue to get special tickets to skip to the front of the queue).

Here are the artist links for you to check things out further:

And if 1 Halloween mix is not enough for you, you can listen to this year’s 8tracks Halloween mix as well as last years, one after the other, over here (and then a really big mix from Unholy Rhythms). And if that is still not enough Halloween for you, I put one up on Mixcloud last year.

DON’T LOOK DOWN | JUL2012

DON’T LOOK DOWN | JUL2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

Unlike last months mix, which didn’t get posted until the month was over, July’s mix is up and ready for ears right in the middle of it’s proper month. Hello productivity, nice to meet you.

Here are the artists featured on this mix, plus links to where you can check them our further. They are in alphabetical order, so as not to completely ruin the surprise of who is coming up next:

And if you are on 8tracks, you can follow the HI54LOFI page right here and listen to even more mix tapes. And you can even listen to those mix tapes on your fancy schmancy phones (with their iPhone app or Android app - I’ve used them both, and they’re both great things to have in your pocket).

P.S. - Mix tapes like this one are just another brick in the ‘Mix Tape Radio wall’. Check out our MIX TAPE RADIO section for more info /details of said metaphorical wall.

Mixcloud has finally launched an Android app!
This is great news for me, as I had to trade my iPhone in for an Android when I relocated to the UK and I’ve been missing being able to listen to mixes while on the go. Perhaps it is great news for you too?
(PS - HI54LOFI mixes are put over here: http://www.mixcloud.com/hi54lofi/)
Mixcloud has finally launched an Android app!
This is great news for me, as I had to trade my iPhone in for an Android when I relocated to the UK and I’ve been missing being able to listen to mixes while on the go. Perhaps it is great news for you too?
(PS - HI54LOFI mixes are put over here: http://www.mixcloud.com/hi54lofi/)

Mixcloud has finally launched an Android app!

This is great news for me, as I had to trade my iPhone in for an Android when I relocated to the UK and I’ve been missing being able to listen to mixes while on the go. Perhaps it is great news for you too?

(PS - HI54LOFI mixes are put over here: http://www.mixcloud.com/hi54lofi/)

SUMMER LIGHT | JUN2012

SUMMER LIGHT | JUN2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

I forgot to get this mix ready and posted in time for June… but I guess the music on it still works, even if it is not June.

Here are the artists featured on this mix:

And if you are on 8tracks, you can follow the HI54LOFI page right here and listen to even more mix tapes. And you can even listen to those mix tapes on your fancy schmancy phones (with their iPhone app or Android app - I’ve used them both, and they’re both great things to have in your pocket).

P.S. - Mix tapes like this one are just another brick in the ‘Mix Tape Radio wall’. Check out our MIX TAPE RADIO section for more info /details of said metaphorical wall.

THE BEACH PARTY | MAY2012

THE BEACH PARTY | MAY2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

This mix is not meant to evoke a beach party that is like something out of a Girls Gone Wild video, but more like one of those beach parties where a small group of friends has a fire on the beach - where legal and illegal substances are taken, but the results are more introspective and bonding, rather than a loud, testosterone fueled, spontaneous wet t-shirt contest.

You know, a beach party. Here are the artists featured on this mix:

And if you are on 8tracks, you can follow the HI54LOFI page right here and listen to even more mix tapes. And you can even listen to those mix tapes on your fancy schmancy phones (with their iPhone app or Android app - I’ve used them both, and they’re both great things to have in your pocket).

P.S. - Mix tapes like this one are just another brick in the ‘Mix Tape Radio wall’. Check out our MIX TAPE RADIO section for more info /details of said metaphorical wall.

WHY DON’T YOU KNOW | APR2012

WHY DON’T YOU KNOW | APR2012 from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

It’s been a busy month, so I almost didn’t get around to making an 8tracks mix tape for the month of April. But then I thought “hey, these 10 songs sound good when played together in this order”. Now I just need to get my Canadian taxes done before the clock strikes midnight.

Here are the artists featured on the mix:

And if you are on 8tracks, you can follow the HI54LOFI page right here and listen to even more mix tapes. And you can even listen to those mix tapes on your fancy schmancy phone (with their iPhone app or Android app - I’ve used them both, and they’re both great things to have in your pocket).

Whistle While You Work - an 8tracks Mix Tape

WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK from HI54LOFI on 8tracks.

I’ve been finding that at work, even though I am a shit whistler, I tend to whistle songs every now and again (especially when walking up and down stairs). Now I know that whistling is pretty annoying to everyone except the person whistling, but F everyone else, right?

Here is 30 songs with whistling in them. So put your lips into whistling position and blow.

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