Spanish people can be cool too!

Music.

I love it.

I think everybody who knows me knows that. One of the things I was truly dreading about coming to Spain was being away from the music I liked. I expected to hear nothing but Spanish language music and the occasional mainstream international chart success.

That’s why Vogue surprised me. We only went in cuz one of our group needed a rest stop on the way back to our apartment but when I saw the sign on entering:

Sala 1: Indie, 70s, 80s, 90s, Rock

Sala 2: Electro

my heart skipped a beat. If you had asked me a week ago what I expected to hear in a club in Granada my answer would not have been “Trash” by The Whip. Vogue was a very welcome surprise.

To commemorate this joyous occasion I’ve made another mixtape.

Feast your ears on “Pomegranates and grenades”:

1. Lady GaGa – Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
2. MGMT – Kids (Soulwax remix)
3. Hilary Duff – Reach Out [Bermudez & Chico Radio Mix]
4. Rex The Dog – Circulate
5. Charli XCX – !Franchesckaar! (Lil’d Lucky Boy Re-Mix)
6. The Count & Sinden – Hardcore Girls feat. Rye Rye
7. Crystal Castles/HEALTH – Crimewave (Sinden Remix)
8. Immuzikation – Fortisphere (Immuzikation Blend)
9. Basement Jaxx – War
10. Björk – Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco 12″ Remix)
11. LOO & PLACIDO – Toop Toop Groove

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M.I.A.’s great. Santogold’s great. WHAT?? They’re singing TOGETHER!!!!!

Oh yes.

It’s beautiful.

Feast your ears:


Get It Up (Radioclit remix)
[from the Santogold/Diplo mixtape “Top Ranking”]