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The Ultimate Halloween Mixtape 2014

Looking for anything new or newly discovered that should be included in my annual Halloween mix... creepy covers of seasonal favorites welcome. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Sep 8, 2014 - 19 answers

Why do I have to put the hot chocolate in first?

When I make instant hot chocolate, the directions always say to put the hot chocolate mix into the mug and then pour hot (not boiling) water on top. This does seem to produce better results than stirring the mix into hot water, although that might be confirmation bias. Does this actually work better? Why? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Apr 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Dark dance music that says quarter life crisis

I am looking for modern, dark, forward thinking, dance music which preferably somehow reflects on the theme of a quarter life crisis. Overly exacting specifications inside. [more inside]
posted by Erberus on Mar 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Remix the 80s and 90s for me!

I'm looking for songs that mix 80s and/or 90s pop with other genres. My favorite example of this is Orbital's Halcyon - And On And On Live that samples Bon Jovi's You Give Love A Bad Name and Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is A Place On Earth. Any other genre is fine but electronic genres are preferred. Thanks!
posted by aceyprime on Mar 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Can you help me identify this impossible to describe folk song?

I've got very little information about a folk song, possibly traditional, in some Germanic language. But I'd really love to hear it again! [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Jan 7, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I build the Best Of July-December 2013 playlist?

I have a friend who loves good music (a bit of explanation inside) and has been out of the country with limited media access for the last 6 months. I want to put together a sampler mix of everything she's been missing out on in the second half of 2013, but I don't know much about current music. What resources are out there that can help a musical novice assemble this playlist? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Dec 27, 2013 - 8 answers

I wanna do bad things with you.

A friend of mine is looking for "awesome, sexy, scary, dark, Halloween-type songs that [she] can do burlesque to." She's thinking along the lines of the theme song from True Blood, although she's already done a routine to that song. So please, you masters of mixes, give us your scary-sexiest songs.
posted by woodvine on Oct 22, 2013 - 55 answers

Techno/Rock mixes?

I'm trying to please a group of friends who have different musical tastes and coming up empty. I'm looking for mixes or DJ sets that blend rock and techno. [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Oct 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Funky horns, please.

Making a funky horn mix - please give me your best examples! Mostly interested in instrumentals. Stuff like this- [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 23, 2013 - 30 answers

Jimmy Dean?

I have been going to butchers having my own ground chuck (mince in England) and sausages made. I would like to try to make a sausage mixture that matches Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage and Pork Light Sausage. Ingredients are clearly closely guarded secrets. Any taste reflections or recipe suggestions? Detail: Jimmy Dean is only known for Big Bad John and Little Black Book in Europe. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Joy Inducing Playlist

What songs sound like joy to you? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Sep 9, 2012 - 134 answers

Sexy Classic Rock Makout Mix

Makeout Mix: Classic Rock Edition [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Sep 2, 2012 - 50 answers

How to take the mix tape online?

We used to swap mix CDs at Music Night, but one of us moved. How can we keep it up across the miles? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

What is my dog?

Can you please suggest what my mixed breed dog might be a mix of? Bonus points if you don't say "German Shepherd". [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Jul 18, 2012 - 45 answers

Recommended hot chocolate for hot water?

I'm looking for recommendations for hot chocolate mixes which don't require you to add them to milk (it's probably best if they already contain the milk, but that's not required as long as it doesn't taste thin and watery when you put it in hot water). I'm not lactose intolerant, but I don't usually have milk around, plus it's much easier & more convenient to heat up water. [more inside]
posted by cybertaur1 on Jun 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Baby baby I love you always forever come to my window kiss me

Best love songs of the 90s? [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Jun 7, 2012 - 57 answers

Songs with birds chirping

Help me find indie music with the sound of birds chirping in the background. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on May 8, 2012 - 33 answers

Help me kick out the jams

Looking for a DJ controller that includes a soundcard for under $200. Ideally, it will be compatible with Traktor 2 and have bass/mid/treble controls. [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Apr 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Music to help combat season affective disorder

Please help me create an uplifting music mix. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 11, 2012 - 35 answers

Dance party USA teeny bopper type ish?

Looking for a source for DJ dance mixes that lean toward the indie rock/pop side of the spectrum but don't neglect radio dance-pop. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Music recs

Music suggestions for someone who loves Neutral Milk Hotel, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, Regina Spektor, Beirut, and Portugal. The Man. [more inside]
posted by jingle on Dec 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Connect me with music I know little about, please?

Looking to make a couple of custom mixes for my GF as a gift, but her music taste is rather different than mine. Based on her likes noted below, could you please suggest specific songs that may also interest and delight her? [more inside]
posted by Exchequer on Dec 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Need some music blogs that post mixes!

What are the best music blogs for finding mixes that I can listen to/download. This girl needs to find some new indie-rock tunes! [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Oct 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Name that chillout tune!

Can you help identify tracks/artists in this ambient-downtempo mix from the early 2000s? Samples inside! [more inside]
posted by prinado on Oct 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Mix Tape Suggestions, Women Artist About Love

Help me create the best mix tape ever. Love songs if possible. Looking for artist like: A Frine Frenzy, Tori Amos, Adele, Cat Power, Lissie, Ani DiFranco, Regina Spector...etc. The mix tape can have songs by artist mention above. Thanks!
posted by bleucube on Sep 19, 2011 - 27 answers

NYC or Bust

The perfect NYC cross-country road trip mix? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Sep 14, 2011 - 9 answers

That one site that does the things with the thingees.

What's that website (blog?) where the editors make mixtapes/playlists from somewhat slightly quirky requests? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Jul 18, 2011 - 3 answers

I ain't passed the bar but i know a little bit

Law-related song suggestions? [more inside]
posted by granted on Jul 9, 2011 - 49 answers

Music for the soul

Recommend me your favorite danceable soul music! [more inside]
posted by wander on May 25, 2011 - 18 answers

essential mixes

Where is the best place to download or stream bbc radio 1 essential mixes well after the air date? [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Mar 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Best little known or obscure love songs?

Kiss Kiss Kiss Fun Fun Fun: What are your favorite little known or obscure love songs? The stuff that makes you go "Oh you have to hear this it is great?" Funny is nice, catchy is better, catchy and lively is bestest. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 8, 2011 - 49 answers

All my bags are packed.

Making a mix tape: Need songs about moving away from home for the very first time. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Feb 5, 2011 - 39 answers

Sharing playlists in the cloud?

So what's the best way to share mixes these days? [more inside]
posted by samac on Jan 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Doctoring up Dr. Oetker

I have to make a Halloween party dessert on a tight schedule. In my cabinet I have a box of Dr. Oetker organic blondie mix and a can of organic pumpkin. According to the box directions you're supposed to add 1/4 C. melted butter and 2 eggs to the blondie mix. Can I add some of the canned pumpkin? About how much, do you think? How much of the butter or eggs would I leave out to make it still hold together with the fats, but not too gloppy with the added pumpkin?
posted by keener_sounds on Oct 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Love Songs for Dead People

Mixtapefilter: I'm working on a mix with the theme of love songs for dead people. [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Aug 1, 2010 - 56 answers

We're gonna lean this ladder up against the water tower

Help me find more great songs about water towers. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Jul 28, 2010 - 17 answers

I want to eat my water.

How can you make water more filling? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 8, 2010 - 26 answers

Making a goodbye, dear friend mix.

I want to make the perfect goodbye mix for a best friend who is moving cross-country. [more inside]
posted by lunit on Jun 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Stop! In the name of Love...

Song Suggestions for a Quitting Smoking Mix [more inside]
posted by cazoo on May 26, 2010 - 32 answers

Help me put together a cinematic music mix for my Colorado mountain roadtrip.

Help me put together a cinematic music mix for my Colorado mountain roadtrip. [more inside]
posted by muirne81 on May 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Songs for a great Istanbullu mix?

Help me make an awesome Istanbul travel mixtape! [more inside]
posted by mckenney on Apr 22, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find 90's Hip Hop Mixes!

90's Hip Hop Mix Filter: I've got DJ Jazzy Jeff's incredible "Live From Nowhere". Please suggest other professionally produced hip-hop mixes (or DJ's) that should be in my life. [more inside]
posted by alrightokay on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Design By Committee Always Works

Looking to make the best trail mix possible. List one or two ingredients that you love in trail mix, and one or two you hate. Will name this trail mix 'hive mind mix' based on you're replies and will re-post with how it tastes.
posted by parallax7d on Mar 30, 2010 - 98 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

wintry mix

Looking for music that feels like winter. [more inside]
posted by samsarah on Nov 21, 2009 - 93 answers

White Meets Black Music Mashups

I really like mashups that juxtapose hip-hop/R&B/reggae with classic rock/radio pop. Some good examples are Girl Talk's music, this Biggie Smalls/Miley Cyrus mashup, and this Beatles/Black Eyed Peas/Ludacris/ etc mashup. What are the best executed and most fun ones you've heard?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Nov 14, 2009 - 29 answers

usb mix copying help

how do i save a mix of songs on a usb stick in order? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Leave The Mask On

Help me find music about sexin' up Superheroes! I'm running an event based on Yoe's "Secret Identity" and I need background music that references a bunch of things and/.or sounds like something The Silk Specter would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 2, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me make the best arabic dance party mix ever.

I wanna throw the best arabic dance party in the history of the universe, but I haven't a clue about the music. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Freen on Sep 19, 2009 - 14 answers

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