The 139 Mix Tape

6 August 2009


A Blue Perspective: The 139 Mix Tape

Download The 139 Mix Tape (64MB MP3)

Ever since installing my very first music production program (which, for posterity, I believe was Impulse Tracker) I've wanted to create the ultimate mix; a kind of audio anthology that uniquely represents my musical DNA.

Two years ago I started that mix and yesterday I finished it. (With about a 19 month sabbatical)

Obviously, I have more favourite tunes than I could fit onto fifty CDs, so it was no easy task whittling them down to the perfect balance of 80s cheese and bass rattling beats. In the end 139 tracks made it into a 46 minute mix. A mashup of everything from The Chemical Brothers to The Cure, Stone Roses to Snoop Dogg, and Fake Blood to Pharrell.

Download it. Listen. Get to know me. Maybe dance a bit.

If you like it I might try it again in ten years time.

First person to correctly list all 139 songs gets my 12" LP of Rick Astley's seminal album "Whenever You Need Somebody". (Unfortunately he didn't make the cut)

Update (2009-08-14) I've written up the tracklisting.


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  1. 1/36

    Cheryl commented on 6 August 2009 @ 13:00

    Oooh cool, was just looking for some new music.

    It's off to a good start.

  2. 2/36

    Jussi commented on 6 August 2009 @ 14:26

    Nice one, I like your mix a lot!!

  3. 3/36

    Pete Ottery commented on 6 August 2009 @ 14:58

    is there anything you cant do? ;-) seriously, nice mix

  4. 4/36

    Lachlan Hardy commented on 6 August 2009 @ 15:18

    You make me so very happy.

  5. 5/36

    Karl Brightman commented on 6 August 2009 @ 15:29

    Oh hell yes! Time to clear the itunes library and make way for THE mixtape.

  6. 6/36

    John Faulds commented on 6 August 2009 @ 15:45

    Awesome mix! I've been looking around at different mixes and for online dance music radio stations lately and this just fits the bill.

  7. 7/36

    Derek Featherstone commented on 6 August 2009 @ 16:01

    Outstanding. Listened to the first two minutes -- I can't wait to run to this. Might just get me my fastest 10km run ever! Awesome, Cam.

  8. 8/36

    Peter Asquith commented on 6 August 2009 @ 16:03

    That was a complete blast! Most excellent.

  9. 9/36

    Chris Broadfoot commented on 6 August 2009 @ 16:34

    Schweet. Just finished listening all the way through. Brings back some great memories.

  10. 10/36

    Ole commented on 6 August 2009 @ 16:40

    This is how a morning should begin! Thanks for that!

  11. 11/36

    Colin Richardson commented on 6 August 2009 @ 18:05

    That was brilliant, thanks! Impulse Tracker, I remember that, great program that defied every usability convention going.

  12. 12/36

    Gary Barber commented on 6 August 2009 @ 18:47

    As expected this is ground shatteringly awesome. Good work Cam,

  13. 13/36

    Mr Speaker commented on 6 August 2009 @ 19:17

    That DNA is not in any particular order is it? Chronological?

  14. 14/36

    Angus Scown commented on 6 August 2009 @ 19:54

    Dance a 'little bit'? I haven't stopped since it went on.

  15. 15/36

    Mikey McCorry commented on 6 August 2009 @ 22:12

    Holy crap, this is good. Well done sir. Listening to it now, I feel like I'm at the Web Directions after-party. :) And both the length and tempo is perfect timing for me to use at the gym! Thanks heaps for sharing this, Cam.

  16. 16/36

    Ian Fieldhouse commented on 7 August 2009 @ 00:23

    Only listened to the first few minutes but if this continues on the way it starts I think I have a new workout mix. Excellent stuff Cam and thanks for making this available for us all to enjoy.

  17. 17/36

    Tom commented on 7 August 2009 @ 03:57

    Very good - this cheered my afternoon up!

  18. 18/36

    David Lantner commented on 7 August 2009 @ 05:23

    This is brilliant - totally made my day. In true mix tape style, it'll be the soundtrack to my life for at least the next 4-6 weeks.

    Thanks for sticking with it and serving it up to us!

  19. 19/36

    Darren Wood commented on 7 August 2009 @ 06:35

    A simple comment doesn't express how totally fucken awesome this mix is. So when is the next one due for release?

  20. 20/36

    Kate commented on 7 August 2009 @ 06:38

    Hells yes. Love it.

  21. 21/36

    The Man in Blue commented on 7 August 2009 @ 12:52

    Thanks for all the good feedback, could reduce round 2 to less than ten years.

    @Mr Speaker: no particular order, but there's plenty of mini patterns between songs. (BTW, do you want your Rick Astley back?)

  22. 22/36

    Mr Speaker commented on 7 August 2009 @ 13:01

    Oi, don't blame the record on me. I got rid of it fair-and-square and, like The Ring, it's up to you to try and pass it on.

  23. 23/36

    Sydney Wired commented on 7 August 2009 @ 14:17

    Rock. Will start listening. May take many listening sessions though.

  24. 24/36

    Billy commented on 7 August 2009 @ 15:01

    Fantastic mix! Definitely worth the wait!

  25. 25/36

    Ben Buchanan commented on 7 August 2009 @ 16:00

    I'm 20mins in... this is great!

  26. 26/36

    Ed Gillett commented on 7 August 2009 @ 20:03

    Awesome mix dude. You are irritatingly multi talented indeed ;)

  27. 27/36

    Christian commented on 8 August 2009 @ 07:11

    So, I'm assuming there will be more to come?

  28. 28/36

    Russ Weakley commented on 8 August 2009 @ 16:58

    so at around 32 mins did you add in Vanilla Ice? I know he is a big influence on your work but still...

  29. 29/36

    Varun commented on 8 August 2009 @ 17:06

    Cooooool... Would appreciate if you individually list the tracks used... I can recognize few, but would love to hear the rest ones.... in All awsum combi I would say...

  30. 30/36

    The Man in Blue commented on 10 August 2009 @ 12:34

    @Russ I originally dedicated SImply JavaScript to Vanilla Ice, but Lisa objected.

  31. 31/36

    Frédéric de Villamil commented on 12 August 2009 @ 06:02

    Got most of them still working to win the Rick Astley LP. Great mix.

  32. 32/36

    Dean Jackson commented on 12 August 2009 @ 10:07


    I'm disappointed you included Kim Carnes' original version of Bette Davis Eyes over the obviously superior cover by Gwenyth Paltrow.

    Fun fact: Gwenyth has had an Australian number 1 song but Chris Martin hasn't. I wonder if we're the only country with this situation.

  33. 33/36

    Todd Baker commented on 12 August 2009 @ 15:48

    Awesome mix..

    well done :up:

  34. 34/36

    Ricky Onsman commented on 12 August 2009 @ 23:35

    A week later and it totally holds up. Talk about future-proof.

  35. 35/36

    bluemonkay commented on 13 August 2009 @ 17:59

    gotta say this is just awesome, reminds me of all the music i grew up with. at some point you've gotta put the tracklisting up.

  36. 36/36

    Max commented on 14 August 2009 @ 18:28

    More please. I don't think a ten year hiatus is acceptable.

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