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Valentine’s Day: In Rotation Mix 2/13/10

Albatros by Besnard Lakes

Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody! Here’s this week’s In Rotation Playlist. There’s some cool new stuff and as usual a couple of gems from the past. This week my friend Justin Keller welcomed me to my new favorite album, and it just might be that, The Beach House’s “Teen Dream” is just gorgeous. There are so many great tracks on here. I’ve been listening to the new Sade album. How does that woman stay looking so young and beautiful? Thanks for Keenan for recommending the Julian Casablancas album (he’s also in the Strokes). Love love love the AM track. You’ll notice a Patsy Cline number in here – and although Jim Reeves has billing – where is he? There’s the reappearance of Spice 1 and a remixed Luniz track. Not to mention two songs from the Valentine’s Day soundtrack. Of course, there’s the Broken Bell track – uber-talented Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz’s “Demon Days” and Beck’s “Modern Guilt”) collaborating with The Shins frontman James Mercer – its a soft-rock electronica milk shake!

Lastly, the video for “We are the world” part 2 – it will move you! I love to see talented people coming together for a greater cause. Download the song. Support the people of Haiti!

Enough of this, listen to the mix. Kiss someone you love. Hug someone you like. Call someone that loves you forever. Be sweet to yourself.

– Duncan

To order any of this music, please go to Luna Music! Click this link below.

Duncan’s In Rotation Playlist – 2/6/2010

Gorillaz return with Stylo

Hello hello! Some great stuff in my playlist this week. Lets start with a great new track “Stylo” from Gorillaz that features Mos Def and Bobby Womack. What what! Its definitely a bad ass return-to-form. Also, new music from Corrine Bailey Rae and Spoon. There’s also recent goodness from Massive Attack, Sade (who has a new album coming out shortly), and Jimmy Wayne. I decided that Jimmy’s rendition of “Sara Smile” could make it on to the list because of its sincerity, even though it lacked in adding anything new in its interpretation. There’s a new piece from Akon that has a lot of energy (yet it seems strangely forgettable). I found myself nodding and dancing to Shiny Toy Gun’s version of “Major Tom”. Even a lovely seductive listening experience from Groove Armada and Cat Power. Enjoy and until next time – I wish you ear exstasy. (Note: there’s a list of YouTube links for our international friends).

– Duncan

To order any of this music, please go to Luna Music! Click this link below.