July 23, 2014

funny-summer34It’s mid-summer and mercury thermometers across Southern California are slated to scream all weekend long. Triple digits. $150 ski masks to the beach. Weird randoms staring at your tiger-colored one-piece. Holler if you hear none of this. You may have noticed that I was mix-less while the rest of the POW staff stayed pouring gas all over the fire. Because I occasionally cheat on y’all, I compiled a summer mix for my Bizarre Ride column over at LA Weekly.  You can read it here.

Because every summer mix needs a good gimmick, I restrained myself to only songs with the word “Summer” in the title. So there is Quincy Jones to Soulja Boy. Ice Cube to Wilco. Dee-Lite (& Guru) to The Doors. There is G-Funk, reggae, jazz, psychedelic Sino-rock, and indie whines. All in the name of the dwindling season. Because I care most about you (yes, you), I’m including a download link below the jump. If you want to stream it, head to the Weekly, if you want to indulge in shameless larceny, click below. Don’t tell the Feds. They’re watching me and 2 Chainz.

ZIP: Bizarre Summer Mix (By Jeff Weiss) (Left-Click)

Tracklist:

1. Quincy Jones – “Summer in the City”
2. 213 – “Another Summer”
3. Ice Cube – “My Summer Vacation”
4. Soulja Boy – “Cold Summer”
5. Deee-Lite – “Picnic in the Summertime (Guru’s Jeeper Self Mix)”
6. The Samurai – “Fresh Hot Breeze of Summer”
7. Curren$y- “Summer Reading List”
8. DJ Quik – “Summer Breeze”
9. Pavement – “Summer Babe (Winter Version)
10. Wilco – “Summer Teeth”
11. Big Brother and the Holding Company –“Summertime”
12. Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton” – “Summertime”
13. Gabor Szabo – “Summertime”
14. Jackie Mittoo – “Summer Breeze”
15. Peaking Lights – “Summertime”
16. Animal Collective – “Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix)”
17. Sublime – “Doin’ Time” (Snoop Time Remix)
18. Dove Shack – “Summertime in the LBC”
19. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
20. Love – Bummer in the Summer
21. The Doors – “Summer’s Almost Gone”