The first installment of our mixes for triple j Mix Up Exclusives. Taking you chronologically from 1972 – 1982.
HINT: Download the mix and put it on your iPod (or watch your iTunes artwork box) for the full experience.
This is amazing.
We had no idea how long and complicated an idea this would be. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it was a terrible idea to undertake given the unexpected level of research that was required (unbeknownst to us at the time).
We weren’t overly strict about the release dates of the music. Most of the songs are done in 1 year blocks (a song released in January 1986 may appear after a song in December 1986 – so sue us!). We’re sure a couple of you higher-brow-than-thou listeners will be able to catch us out on a few occasions. We were off by about a year on one or two tracks every now and then (usually depending on release date vs. charting date vs. album release). You’ll have to forgive us for those indiscrepancies. But matching the tempo as well as the history was a link that one would usually never, logically, have to establish while doing a freakin’ mixtape. Anyway, there you have it. That’s what we’ve been working on since May as well as several other singles, remixes and tours.