Well, it’s finally 2010. I’ve heard that even numbered years are the lucky ones, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. 2009 was…interesting. I got back from Brazil and started life in NYC all over again – new job, new place, new outlook on life. Here, at the beginning of a new year, I’m facing various other turning points, and hopefully optimism and a lot of hard work will continue to pay off. I haven’t made any official resolutions, as I often make goals for myself throughout the year, but I think I may do a “Dreams” poster, which is something I learned about from some of my Brazilian students. Instead of necessarily creating a long laundry list of personal aspirations/goals, many people cut out pictures that encompass the things – be they material or otherwise – they want to receive, earn, achieve, etc.
Considering that doing this very thing kept my spirits up as I searched for a job in the recession wrecked USA, I have complete faith in its power, if anything, to inspire and motivate the person who created the poster. For me, creating this site was also one of my dreams, and something I started working on when I was away. I hope to do the best I can to continue growing from here and making the site more and more awesome each day.
One huge aspect of this site is clearly music, and the focus on music as a soundtrack for our lives. It helps us as we grocery shop, cook, do laundry, work, and get ready to start and end our days. For me and many people I know, music is also a big part of setting our moods and behavior. If I listen to amazing music as I get ready for work or for going out, it makes everything better. I hope that those of you who read this site can gain something from it as well.
I wanted to open the new year with what will become a monthly feature for this site, a tracklist (you can download!) that will (hopefully) eventually became a full set/mix. If you have any questions about the mix, please feel free to leave a comment or email me. ALSO, spread the word about Retail DJ! Tell all your friends, link it on your blog or facebook, etc. I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks, and enjoy the music!
Retail DJ January Tracklist
(Right Click, “save target as” to download)
1. Sleephyhead (Starsmith Remix feat. Ellie Goulding) – Passion Pit (DL)
2. Paris (Aeroplane Remix feat. Au Revoir Simone) – Friendly Fires (DL)
3. Music You (Original Mix, feat. Claire Hux) – Libby of Lazerbitch (DL)
4. A Funny Thing (Monarchy Remix) – Penguin Prison (DL)
5. Well Known Pleasures (Original Mix) – VEGA (DL)
6. Radiates – Primary 1 & Riton (DL)
7. Gimme (In Flagranti Remix Blog Edit) – Headman feat. Dieter Meier (DL)
8. Crank It (Original Mix w/ Edu K feat. Lella) – Scott Cooper (link to DL in iTunes)
9. Basic Space – The XX (DL)
10. Word Is Love (Mercury Edit) – Voices of Life feat. Sharon Pass (DL)
11. Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix) – The Ting Tings (DL)
12. My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix) – Private (DL)
13. Brighter Days (Mercury Edit) – Cajmere feat. Dajae (DL)
14. Hungry for the Power – Azari & III (DL)
15. Love for You (b-side of “Acceptable in the 80s”) – Calvin Harris (DL)
– Retail DJ