Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2014

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Welcome to Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2014. Another year, another soundtrack.
As you may know by now, this mix and series is different. It’s a snapshot of the year, but from a different perspective than your typical year end mix or list. It is not a definitive list of the biggest tunes that came out in 2014, yet our goal is similar – move the listener (whether it’s your heart or your ass), and tell a complete story.
It’s a story of how music that we all listen to becomes this intangible soundtrack to the experiences of the lives we lead. The same way certain smells trigger memories, songs serve the same purpose. And those songs are not bound by release schedules or media exposure. They hit us when they hit us, and become ours. This mix is about THAT.
Listening to music is catharsis. It’s something we need and that we take for granted. We love music, what it means to us, what it does for us, how it makes us feel. This mix is a true labor of love – we hope you enjoy it!
Skratch Bastid & Cosmo Baker Present Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2014

 


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Artwork by Rhek.

Track list:

Willie Colon & Ruben Blades – Maria Lionza
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) (BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation)
Childish Gambino – Sober
Pharrell f/ Daft Punk – Gust of Wind
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo Edit)
D’Angelo – The Charade
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Gorgon City f/ MNEK – Ready For Your Love
Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck
Shiba San – Okay (Interlude)
Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year
E-40 – Choices (Yup)
Popcaan – Everything Nice
American Royalty – Mariah (Kaytranada Remix)
Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix)
Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Pt. 1
Vince Staples – Blue Suede
Dej Loaf – Try Me
Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble
John Holt (RIP) – Police in Helicopter
Junior Murvin (RIP) – Cool Out Son
Boogaloo Assassins – No No No
Jose Feliciano – Golden Lady
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave
Cormega – Industry
Slim Kid Tre & DJ Nu-Mark – Bom Bom Fiya
Dayne Jordan & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Play Dat!!!
Myron & E – Do It Do It Disco (Tom Noble Remix)
The Whispers – Keep On Lovin Me (80’s Child Edit)
Alex Metric f/ Oliver – Galaxy
Change – Paradise
Next Movement – All I Do
Kid Sister – Higher
Duke Dumont – I Got You
Nina Simone – It Be’s That Way Sometimes
Roberto Roeno – Shades Of Time
Big K.R.I.T. f/ A$AP Ferg – Lac Lac
DJ Quik f/ Rob “Fonksta” Bacon – Bacon’s Groove
Aaron Neville – The Greatest Love
Desi Young – I Don’t Know Why I Love you
Penny & The Quarters – You & Me

Cosmo Baker & OkayPlayer Present The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape

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Ladies & gentlemen, Okayplayer & Cosmo Baker are proud to present The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape! Featuring picnic jams by The Roots, Macklemore, Solange, Trinidad James, Grimes, DJ Premier, AraabMuzik & more of the artists appearing like at the 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on June 1.

“At the 11th Hour it seemed like a good idea to write some sort of introduction to this mix and I gave it some thought as to what I was going to touch upon, but understand this is harder than it may seem. It’s difficult enough to capture everything that this collection of artists is about in the futile medium that’s one single mixtape. In the same regard, much like their entire career it’s almost impossible to pin down what The Roots, and Okayplayer are all about with just words. And that right there just may be the point.

I could take it back to 1992 or 93 when I first met these two dudes Ahmir and Tariq and this could be the story of “Philly dudes done well” or I could talk about the parallels of all or our respective career arcs and all that jazz. Or I could talk about how just some local musicans and DJs from South and West Philly have transformed into global music and cultural ambassadors.

But to me it comes down to one thing – love. The love that one has that makes one do what they do. It’s not for the money of the fame, but for the love of music that is the single reason why we’re in this game. That’s the greatest commonality that we all share, and one of the reasons why Okayplayer is what it is today in 2013. Perhaps it’s something in our mutual Philly history, and its collective cultural fiber; from being in that one time at that one place. I don’t know, but I do know one thing: I grew up with all this, and so when I was asked to contribute this mix, it was more than an honor. It felt like I was coming back home.”

– Cosmo Baker, 2013

CLICK ON THE SOUNDCLOUD LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD “COSMO BAKER’S PICNIC MIX”

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

    BAKERS DOZEN BONUS

    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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