Dan Snaith aka Caribou had a mammoth year last year, releasing the hugely successful album “Our Love”, named by COS as the fifth best album of 2014. Snaith attributes all this success to the loyalty of his fans, and as a sign of appreciation has compiled a thank-you mixtape of over 1000 songs aptly titled “Longest Mixtape” describing it as the “musical history of my life”.
The playlist includes, among other selections, tracks from Wire, Boz Scaggs, Canned Heat, Minnie Riperton, The Zombies, Kanye West, Warren G, Usher, Transvolta, Pusha T, Sly and the Family Stone, Arthur Russell, Led Zeppelin, Sun Ra, CAN, Nas, Eddy Grant, and a mixed bag of experimental pieces and random mixes.
Released this morning via Twitter, take a moment to enjoy the sounds that have influenced the producer of the moment.
“NOTE: PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST ON SHUFFLE.
The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I’ve been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I’ve been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I’ve collected the majority of that music here – and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends – thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…
Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.
I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,
Enjoy we will Dan.
Full playlist available here.
Caribou are about to embark on a massive world tour in just a few weeks, including stops in Australia for the hugely popular Laneway Festival (limited tickets left so be quick!) and sideshows.