Mix Master Mike, "Positive Contact (Mario C remix)"
This is a remix of a track from Deltron 3030, the great left-field hip-hop classic featuring Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Dan the Automator. Mix Master Mike took that and turned it into this remix, which...isn't as good as the original. Oh well!
Artie Shaw, "Frenesi"
When my oldest started playing the clarient, I decided to try and pick up something which might inspire her, so I grabbed this compilation (The Essential Artie Shaw). And while I don't think she cared about it at all, it's a perfectly enjoyable listen.
Amaswazi Emvelo, "Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama"
The compilation The Indestructable Beat of Soweto became a surprise hit in the mid-80s, for reasons that aren't super clear to me, but it broke through enough for the comp to continue to get recommendations and attention even to folks coming in much later. Like me. According to the bit I'm looking at here, it even helped inspire Graceland, which doesn't feel like a stretch when you listen to a track like this.
You know, I mostly glossed over the Interpol record, because...I dunno. But this song? I've listened to it a bunch, and have really grown to like it. Thank you, Rock Band!
Flanger, "It Ain't Rocket Science"
Hmmmmmmmmm. Electronic or jazz? I'm not sure if I'm allowed to talk about this. [searches feelings] Nope, don't know shit!