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Making Time: Another Ricky D Mix Tape

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Making a good mix tape takes some skill. Making a great mix tape is a work of art. In order to make a great mix you need to listen to a wide range of artists. You also need to consider the audience. In other words, who are you making the mix for? It’s always smart to select music that you are guaranteed meets the tastes of the listener, but it also good to experiment and include some tracks that they may have never heard otherwise. Creating a message with the mix is also a plus, and I personally love to add tons of movie clips as an added bonus. There has to be a specific flow as well. Pacing is essential in creating a mood (or moods), but you don’t want any of the juxtapositions to be too jarring. And as with any form of editing, you need to know what to cut when needed. When browsing my library, it is easy to get caught up and start including too many tracks that end up making the compilation too long. A playlist is a prolonged listening experience – and you never want the listener to get bored or skip songs. It’s important to grab the listeners attention immediately, but more importantly to keep them listening right until the very end. Every once in a while, I like to release one my mix tapes on our website. Below is a special mix I made for my buddy Santiago, that I thought would be fun to share along with our readers. Enjoy!

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Playlist:

Iggy Pop – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”

T-Rex – “I Love to Boogie”

David Bowie – “Jean Genie”

Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog”

Kinks – “You Really Got Me”

Rolling Stones – “Jumping Jack Flash”

Howling Wolf – “Smokestack Lightning”

Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”

Elton John – “Tiny Dancer”

Fleetwood Mac – “Seven Wonders”

David Bowie – “Life on Mars”

The Clash – “London Calling”

The Clash – “I Fought the Law”

Creation – “Making Time”

Beta Band – “Dry the Rain”

Violent Femmes – “Blister in the Sun”

Aerosmith – “Sweet Emotions”

Guns N Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

Pixies – “Where is my Mind?”

The Beatles – “A Day in the Life”

Deep Purple – “Highway Star”

Black Sabath – “Paranoid”

Aerosmith – “Dream On”

Siouxsie & the Banshees – “Hong Kong Garden”

Bow Wow Wow – “I Want Candy”

Windsor for the Derby – “The Melody of a Fallen Tree”

The Faces – “Ooh La La”

Nina Simone – “Sinnerman”

Nina Simon – “I Put A Spell On You”

Yello – “Oh Yea”

Simon and Garfunkel – “America”

Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”

Portishead – “Roads”

Beach Boys – “God Only Knows”

 

 


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