I Made You A Mixtape! Or is that a Milktape? A Modern-Day Mixtape for Music Lovers… (feat. my fave playlist)
When’s the last time you heard someone say “I made you a mixtape”? Maybe you’ve never heard it! Sure, it’s probably a sentence that’s not been uttered since the early 90’s, other than here on Gurlinterrupted of course (back when I made you THIS MIXTAPE). Even burning CDs is passé in the era of Spotify. However, and you can call me old-fashioned, I think sharing a playlist via a physical gift is just so adorable. Enter the Milktape – a USB cassette tape, breathing new life into the tradition of exchanging mixtapes. (Oh and don’t worry – I really did make you a mixtape – featured further down).
Milktape puts a new 21st century spin on the old mixtape by hiding a pop-out USB drive within an iconic cassette case, enabling users to upload 128 megabytes to the device (approx. 15 songs). I’m not saying, you should turn into a Milktape, mixtape-gifting maniac! But for a long-time friend, perhaps one you’ve known since the mixtape’s heyday, or maybe for that special someone on Valentines Day (which isn’t that far away) as a cutesy little keepsake, I reckon the Milktape is worth checkin out. Milktape is also customisable – just drag and drop your favourite tunes onto the drive, eject the device, and then you’re free to decorate the blank label, case and stickers. Go all out or just bust out the sharpie and doodle away to your heart’s content. Milktape ships to pretty much every country in the world, is compatible with MAC & PC, and costs US$15.
Does Milktape appeal to your inner-awkward-teenager? For more info head to: www.milktape.com
Since music is a huge part of my life (I am as obsessed with music as I am with fashion & beauty) I wanted to make you a mixtape (well, share my playlist with you, is probably more accurate). Whether it’s heading to concerts, listening to my iPod or Spotify, or checking out other people’s playlists – music is always a part of my everyday life! I don’t actually know how people function without it. So this mixtape features tracks that I currently have on my playlist – some are newly released, some are from back when the mixtape was in its heyday. Regardless of when the songs were released, they’re on my playlist right now, they’ve seen me through 2013, there’s new and old faves, and I love them!
As my music collection contains thousands of songs, its impossible to list them all. Containing both chilled and upbeat tracks in the one playlist, I’ve selected the tracks that I just never tire of hearing, and so yeah, I made you this mixtape….
Starting with my absolute number one track of 2013, it’s a cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ performed by Beyoncé and Andre 3000, and it’s ultimately one of my all time favourite Amy Winehouse songs. This is my ‘hit repeat’ track of 2013…
Gabrielle Aplin & Bastille – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Refugee Camp All Stars – The Sweetest Thing
Sarah Blasko – Hey Ya! (OutKast cover)
Chloe Howl – No Strings (WARNING – contains coarse language)
The Vamps – Can We Dance
HAIM – The Wire
Naomi – How Many Loves
Santigold – Starstruck
Bruno Mars – Gorilla
Mark Wilkinson – Middle Ground
Jake Bugg – Broken
The Roots featuring Erykah Badu – You Got Me
Mo – Waste Of Time
Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine
Die Antwoord – I Fink You Freeky
Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Mark Ronson – Toxic (Brittany Spears cover)
Kery James feat. Imany – Le Mystere Feminin
AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies
Pedar – White Lilies
Lissie – When I’m Alone
Delilah – Never Be Another
Iva Lamkum – Raise Your Glass
Beyoncé – Love On Top
Lana Del Ray – Young & Beautiful
The XX – Fiction
Amy Winehouse – Half Time
Frank Ocean – Lost
Alt-J – Breezeblocks
Nelly Furtado Manon Dave Remix – Say It Right
Hall & Oates – Kiss On My List (don’t judge me – this is 80’s radtastical! Useless fact: H&O are also the original singers of Maneater)
I hope this playlist gave you some music inspiration, reminded you about some long forgotten ‘oldies but goodies’, or maybe there’s even some artists in here that you hadn’t yet discovered that you will soon come to love as much as I do. If you see me out and about with headphones in my ears, you’ll know exactly what I’m listening to.
Don’t take life too seriously, listen to awesome music, dance your ass off!
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye