Dan Snaith, AKA Caribou, has assembled a 1000 track playlist (suitably) titled ‘The Longest Mixtape – 1000 Songs For You.’
2014 was a spectacular year for Caribou, having released the very gorgeous ‘Our Love’, which received much praise, and playing many sold-out shows across the globe. Caribou says that he owes this success to the loyalty of his fans and as a thank you he has decided to compile a mixtape of songs that he admires.
The mixtape boasts a whopping 1000 tracks and features a wide variety of artists from all genres and ages. There’s tracks from Kayne West, The Zombies, Boz Scaggs, Usher, Pusha T, Led Zeppelin, Sly & The Family Stone… I needn’t go on. There’s also some experimental works and random pieces.
Caribou advises that the mixtape be played on shuffle as it was created without a structure.
“The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I’ve been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I’ve been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I’ve collected the majority of that music here – and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends – thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.
I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,
Caribou hopes that his mixtape will inspire others to send in suggestions “in the hope (that) this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.”
You can listen to the whole mixtape here: LINK
Written by Alex Lewis