I’ve spent years perfecting my iTunes music library: sorting genres, combing through duplicates and bad versions of songs, tweaking album information, all for the appreciation of simplicity and the perfect playlist. I love to create delicately balanced playlists that flow together like a symphony, blending into one another as if they were meant to be heard one after the other, destined to be played in that order. A playlist is like a living organism: I am continually deleting and adding, as new songs come along that blend perfectly into the balance, a fresh tune, a shiny piece of lyrical art to brighten the whole sound.
I feel inspired by my yoga practice and the stages of the power yoga flow: settling in, warming up, strengthening, twisting out, balancing, grounding, backbending, stretching, cooling down, meditating. This mix follows that flow, starting off slowly then the tempo increases with your heart rate, as you balance and reach you are inspired by freeing lyrics, then calming down with a subtle tremble and a quiet bass. The music flows with me and dances around me as I move and play to the tunes.
This is my favorite mix, inspired by the lovely Meghan Currie and reminiscent of honey, the thick sweetness moving slowly yet refreshing and inspiring. Unfortunately, a few of the more obscure songs, Catabombkid and Poolside, weren’t available on Rdio.
What are your favorite songs to dance&play&move to?
- High For This – The Weeknd – Trilogy
- Intro – alt-J – An Awesome Wave
- Tessellate – alt-J – An Awesome Wave
- Royals – Lorde – Pure Heroine
- Radioactive – Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
- Someday – High Water – The Beautiful Moon
- Off To The Races – Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
- Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
- Harvest Moon – Poolside
- Sigur Ros vs The Beach Boys – Catacombkid – Wander EP
- Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
- Team – Lorde – Pure Heroine
- Artificial Nocturne – Metric – Synthetica
- Jilted Lovers – The Naked And Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service – Give Up
- From Finner – Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal
- A Lack of Color – Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
- When You Are Old – Moby – Destroyed