This past Saturday NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory known as "Curiosity" on a 9 month journey to the planet Mars. As I was watching video of the launch, I was thinking about music that would work well with a launch & space voyage. I quickly collected some appropriate tune & cranked out this mix at escape velocity speed.
The tracks are all electronic/electronica cuts that I thought seem to fit the theme. As it turns out, many of the tunes have titles that are perfect for a mix like this. Titles such as "Towards Unknown Space", "Solar Sailer", "Born to Fire", "Your Wings Make You Fly" and of course "Phobos & Deimos Go To Mars".
That "Phobos & Deimos" tracks was one of my absolute favorite tracks in college. I had a clear vinyl version of the Synergy album "Cords". There aren't going to be too many times that I can sneak that cut into a mix so I'm glad I got that one in here.
The NASA audio is all from the actual launch of the Curiosity Mars rover mission.
In the coming months maybe I'll do "Flight of Curiosity" & "Curiosity Lands" mixes.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 M83 - Another Wave from You
- 01:55 Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
- 04:40 Saul Stokes - Greys
- 08:25 Pinch & Shackleton - Monks on the Rum
- 13:07 Synergy - Phobos & Deimos Go To Mars
- 17:40 Brad Smith - Any Colour You Like (8-bit Pink Floyd cover)
- 21:05 Balam Acab - Apart
- 23:30 Jumpel - Lissabon
- 26:20 Daft Punk - Solar Sailer
- 28:25 Steve Roach & Vir Unis - Born to Fire
- 36:15 Delta M45 - Towards Unknown Space
- 41:00 Winterlight - Your Wings Make You Fly
- 46:20 Jumpel - Arles
- 49:25 Rena Jones - Helix
- 54:28 Plumbline - 66 w12
- 58:51 end