June 3, 2009


“Poolside Bounce”

John M. Cunningham and Kevin J. Elliott


Grape Blunt. Smoked Animal Flesh. Mango Habanero Vodka. Huey Lewis Karaoke. Those party favors may be twenty years removed from the scorched days of running on wet pavement at the Troy Municipal Pool, but the songs remain the same. Seems like during these summer months it’s difficult to put much thought into what I’m listening to and instead indulge in anything and everything synthetic, pleasurable, and ingrained with a bounce. Call it lazy, guilty, but those grooves have stuck. We are, after all, of a generation who considers the electric boogaloo of the Jets, as aged gracefully.
Kevin J. Elliott

This mix is about sudden thunderstorms and the sun-slick streets left in the wake of dark skies. It’s about long-limbed, tanned girls on beach chairs concentrating on soft-serve cones and sweat-soaked ponytailed girls shrieking with laughter while skipping rope. It’s about the splash of cannonballs and the smack of wet concrete and someone’s new boombox flirting with static. And it’s about the insouciant head-bobbing bounce that soundtracks all these scenes, from the nostalgic beat of babysitters’ favorite cassettes to the crisp digital rhythms echoing from our modern headphones as we surrender to the season. Enjoy.
–John M. Cunningham

Tracklisting Below the Jump

1. Don’t Stop the Music – Yarbrough and Peoples
2. Entourage – Omarion
3. Crush on You – The Jets
4. Mercedes Boy – Pebbles
5. Catch Me I’m Falling – Pretty Poison
6. Read My Mind – Metro Area
7. What Did He Say – Nite Jewel
8. I Got 5 on It – Luniz
9. Tush – Ghostface Killah ft. Missy Elliott
10. Boom – Futurecop
11. Paris (Aeroplane Remix) – Friendly Fires ft. Au Revoir Simone
12. Raindrops – Basement Jaxx
13. Why I Love You – Prefuse 73
14. In Luv Wit Chu – Da Brat
15. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
16. Cool in the Pool – Holger Czukay
17. U Nungisa – Spiritual Singers

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