I've spent 90% of my life in Canada, the top exporter of politeness, snow and mediocre pop-punk, and yet I've never made a winter mixtape before this year. Summer mixes, sure, but a cold weather mix is unexplored territory.
I recently coordinated a virtual murderer's row of music writers to select their favourite wintertime tunes for a mixtape over at the Passion. Thanks to Jeff Weiss, Nate Patrin, Zilla, Douglas, Matt Shea, Dan Love and Renato for picking an amazing tracklist and contributing insightful writeups. Props to Sach O for the stellar mixing and for his excellent picks. You can check the tracklisting and stream the mix below.
1. Boards of Canada - 1969
2. Bang Bang - Two Fingers
3. Pantha du Prince - Stick by my Side
4. Royksop - Remind Me
5. Beach House - Apple Orchard
6. Bjork - Immature
7. Prodigy & Nas - Self Conscience
8. Blurry Drones - Winter Weather
9. Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
10. Radiohead - Airbag
11. Wu-Tang Clan - Jah World
12. The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Roots Manuva - All Things to all Men
13. Walkmen - Blizard of 96
14. Real Estate - Fake Blues
15. A Guy Called Gerald - Hekkle & Koch
16. Doves - Black & White Town
17. The Chi-Lites - Coldest days of my life
18. The Grateful Dead - Cold Rain & Snow
You can read the writeups and download the tape here. Please share if you like it!