A-OK Mixtape: Big Wet Canadian Summer

Hello and welcome to our most ambitious mix yet! Just in time for May Long (and by that logic, summer) I am proud to present the A-OK Big Wet Canadian Summer Mixtape. Yes, mixtape, just like those of us born in the 80’s or earlier used to make for our crushes. This one even comes with two sides, as I’m sure you’ve put together by looking at the artwork.

Now, these songs aren’t the newest or latest, but every one of them has felt the delicious kiss of Canadian talent. There are only four non-Canadians on here but it’s A-OK because their remixes are! The imports are Korallreven (remixed by Memoryhouse), Martin Solveig (with Dragonette), Boys Noize and Sébastien Tellier who are both remixed by Montréal’s A-Trak (of recent Duck Sauce fame).

You can even catch Dragonette & Chromeo at this years’ Center of Gravity!

But what is probably the best part is that you won’t have to listen to me blather on, this mixtape is all music baby!

I’m going to be honest, Side A is for the summer mornings you add whipped cream to breakfast and call it brunch just to justify drinking a cocktail at 10am. These are songs for carefree days, a soundtrack for lounging on the beach, longboarding or perhaps even walking around naked in the comfort of your home.

Side A:

  1. We Have Everything by Young Galaxy
  2. Letters Home by CFCF
  3. Odessa (Nite Jewel Remix) by Caribou
  4. Blue Heron by Little Jungles
  5. Let’s Rock This Dagobah System by Teen Daze
  6. The Waves by Memoryhouse
  7. Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix) by Korallreven
  8. Wet Hair by Japandroids
  9. Heat Wave by Makeout Videotape
  10. Meet New Friends by Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains
  11. Rose Garden by Shad
  12. Zombie Delight by Buck 65

Side B is another story. You’ve spent the day baking in the sun, you’re washed out and you’re running home to shower and get ready for the night. High energy are the keywords here, this mix will take you on a night out on the town. It won’t judge you, it knows it’s still hot out and doesn’t care if you have a farmers tan and you’re wearing shorts in a club.

Side B:

  1. I Feel Cream by Peaches
  2. Walking with a Ghost (Morgan Page Bootleg Remix) by Tegan and Sara
  3. Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition) by Death From Above 1979
  4. Hello (feat. Dragonette) by Martin Solveig
  5. Sick Muse (Adam Freeland Remix) by Metric
  6. Beep Beep Beep by Tiga
  7. Work On You by MSTRKRFT
  8. I’m No Human by Misstress Barbara
  9. Oh! (A-Trak Remix) by Boys Noize
  10. Fixin’ to Thrill (Don Diablo Remix) by Dragonette
  11. Kilometer (A-Trak Remix) by Sébastien Tellier
  12. Dragnet (Green Go Mix) by The D’Urbervilles
  13. Momma’s Boy by Chromeo

Remember, if you’re listening to this Mixcast in iTunes or on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad there will be a link to where you can buy these great tracks! If you dig the song it’s only $0.99 in the iTunes store! If you’re an artist hoping to be featured in a future Mixcast please contact me!

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