Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Strange Sounds #4

Original artwork by the incomparable Steve Ditko

Strange Sounds #4 is arriving a bit earlier than scheduled for two reasons: 1) I wanted this mix to coincide with the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Guardians of the Galaxy, and 2) now I've got more time to work on my year-end Hip Hop Is Read projects (which I know you'll love). Okay. So what does this mix have to do with Guardians of the Galaxy? Well, if you've seen the film, you know that apart from Groot, the true show-stealer was the film's phenomenal soundtrack. I knew nearly all the songs from the OST and was compelled to hum or sing along to Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, the Jackson 5 and many more when I saw GOTG in the theater on opening weekend. Not only that, I was inspired by the film to start this Strange Sounds series in the first place!

Long story short, Marvel, get at me. I want to select the tracks to be featured in the upcoming Doctor Strange film! Think of Strange Sounds #4 right here as my OST demo tape. Alright, I know this pitch will most likely fall on deaf ears, but I'm just throwing it out there anyway: Strange Sounds #4 is a handpicked selection of tracks I feel would be perfect for the upcoming film. I know it's not the usual fare; usually this series is reserved for obscure music and this mix has a bunch of pop tracks. I'm just following the GOTG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 formula with my own little interpretations and idiosyncrasies. So give it a listen, lemme know what you think, and may the Vishanti watch over thee!

Strange Sounds #4 by Boom Bap Beatnik on Mixcloud

1. The Doors - Strange Days
2. Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
3. Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
4. Three Dog Night - One
5. John Lennon - Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
6. Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic
7. Sly & The Family Stone - Everybody Is a Star
8. Cream - Strange Brew
9. Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic?
10. Alive 'N Kickin' - Tighter, Tighter
11. The Monkees - I'm a Believer
12. Tommy Roe - Dizzy
13. Black Sabbath - The Wizard
14. Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy
15. America - You Can Do Magic
16. Pilot - Magic
17. Marvin Gaye - You
18. The Temptations - Cloud Nine