Monday, 26 May 2008


Untz Untz favourite Anoraak has made a mixtape! You need this!



01. Boards Of Canada - "Ready Let's Go"
02. Stephen Falken - "Shadow Of The Wind"
03. Anoraak - "Nightdrive With You (Grum Remix)"
04. The Outrunners - "Blazing Speed And Neon Light With You"
05. Parallels - "Ultralight"
06. The Similou - "All This Love"
07. Frisky - "Digitalis"
08. Futurecop! - "Class Of 1984 (Anoraak Remix)"
09. Drownsoda - "Playing With Fire On A Cold Winter's Night"
10. College - "Teenage Color (Anoraak Remix)"
11. Nicolas Malkelberge - "A Clean City"
12. Russ Chimes - "Mulsanne"
13. Tocotronic Vs. Console - "Freiburg V3.0"
14. Relation - "Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Remix)"
15. Pnau Feat. Ladyhawke - "Embrace"
16. Lo-Fi-Fnk - "End"
17. Adeyhawke - "Adeyhawke Theme"
18. Daft Punk - "Face To Face"
19. Maethelvin - "My Favorite TV Show"
20. Minitel Rose - "Business Woman"
21. Error::Love - "Dangerous Dance"
22. PonyPonyRunRun - "First Date Mullet (Xinobi Remix)"
23. Cut Copy - Lights And Music (Moulinex Remix)"
24. Foals - "Balloons"
25. Boards Of Canada - "Ready Let's Go"


Question, how much glowing synth and filtered Disco House can you cram into sixty minutes? I have absolutely no idea, but I know a man in Nantes, France who does, nom de guerre, ANORAAK. The most well-known member of neon art collective VALERIE, ANORAAK makes the most authentic 80s rhythms this side of 1987. Finding inspiration in videogames, film scores, Prog Rock, toys and TV shows of the era, ANORAAK creates rich dance music that borrows heavily from yesteryear, yet succeeds in creating something entirely fresh. Bookended perfectly with classic "Ready Let's Go" by atmospheric beat pioneers BOARDS OF CANADA, ANORAAK'S mix includes a handful of fine exclusives including GRUM'S remix of ANORAAK original "Nightdrive With You." Also in the mix, tunes by a legion of likeminded artists, PARALELLS, THE OUTRUNNERS, MINTEL ROSE, COLLEGE, FUTURECOP!, ADAYHAWKE, PONYPONYRUNRUN, CUT COPY to name a few. If you enjoy the refreshing sound that ANORAAK and company are purveying in this mix, you would do well to check out the bilingual VALERIE blog where you can learn more about their roster of artists and get your hands on a lot more of the music they like.'

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