Dirty White Jazz: Summer is a State of Mind

I drive a white Honda Jazz that unfortunately I don't get to take to the car wash as often as I should. I do, however, love taking it on relaxed long drives, often on my own, with a lot of good music to keep me company - hence the title of this series of posts. I love music of all kinds, and love putting them together in playlists that help me build memories. Often I associate a song or a series of songs to a certain trip or a specific moment from that trip, kind of like a soundtrack to my own personal movie. In these posts I will be sharing the music that I listen to during my travels, from all-time faves to newfound loves and one hit wonder flings. In a lot of these posts you'll find a download link to the entire mixtape for your own listening pleasure. I would also love to hear your music recommendations - I'm always on the hunt for new songs to play when I travel!  

The summer is nearly over and I'll bid it goodbye with two weekend beach trips. I'm excited! I suspect the next few months will be crazy busy, so some summer quiet before the storm would be much appreciated. And what's a summer beach trip without the right music? Thought I'd share the songs that have kept me company throughout summer this year (I didn't have time to make a mixtape, I'm sorry!). What were your songs from the summer?

Sol - Mausi

Mausi is probably my favorite discovery of the year (thanks to DJ Dan Torres! Woohoo) and it's awesome that they finally signed with a label only recently. Mabs is making our Myanmar travel video with this song, I can't wait!

Next Year (RAC Remix) - Two Door Cinema Club 

A road trip song if there ever was one.

Beta Love (RAC Remix) - Ra Ra Riot

A discovery from last year, RAC (Remix Artist Collective) has some amazing originals and epic remixes. I was always sort of the "The original is always better than the cover" / "The book is always better than the movie" kind of girl, until I heard his remixes. I wanted to put so many more of his songs in here. Check him out on SoundCloud, you won't regret it!

Can't Keep Your Mind Off (Vacationer Remix) - Data Romance

Another remix and a beautiful, brilliant one, which reminds me of The xx or that one song I know by Stars. It's just a pretty song. I love it.

Time to Wander - Gypsy and the Cat

The title says it all doesn't it? And this video is just brimming with good vibes!

Oceana : Longboard Love from COAST THRU LIFE on Vimeo.

We Give in Sometimes - Up Dharma Down

Filipino local heroes. I pretty much love nearly all of the songs on their newest record, Capacities, but this one is from a previous album. "Sand and the sea, feet in between, fire and ice, you and I" - this song was meant to be listened to at the beach.

Fool to Cry - Tegan and Sara 

A cool cover that you might've heard from HBO's "Girls", produced by RAC. I kind of want to listen to it with a cocktail and an awesome sunset.


killerfillers said...

We did an awesome roadtrip last week and here are the songs bit.ly/119hmf9 :D Currently digging tong RAC remixes, panalo nga.

resident_nutty said...

Thanks for the additional pressure on our Myanmar video :S j/k this is what happens when you have a good track to begin with --- you take a lot of time picking out the perfect clips #excuses

Kaiye Pallarco said...

I enjoyed listening to playlist! ^_^

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hey James! Awesome Baler playlist! And yes, RAC is brilliant. I think he's signed to a label already so I hope he comes out with more new stuff soon!

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hey Mabs! Haha, no pressure as usual! But I am very excited for the Myanmar video...especially now that you also have El Nido to work on! Hahaha! :)

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hi Kaiye, thanks so much! It was nice meeting you in La Union! :)

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