Producer and composer, Dan Snaith, known as Caribou, has had a productive 2014, releasing his latest album, Our Love. Caribou as also been playing shows around the world and will continue during the first half of 2015. Snaith says all his success is due to his fans’ loyalty and to show his appreciation, he curated a 1,000 track mixtape.
The mixtape is named “Longest Mixtape” and Snaith describes the mixtape as the “musical history of my life. I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is what has stayed with me.” Songs on the playlist includes from artists such as Wire, Boz Scaggs, Minnie Riperton, The Zombies, Kanye West, Warren G, Usher, Transvolta, Pusha T, Sly and the Family Stone, Arthur Russell, Led Zeppelin, Sun Ra, CAN, Nas, Eddy Grant, and various experimental pieces and random mixes.
Snaith tasks the mixtape’s listeners to shuffle the tracks as there is no set order and hopes people will send suggestions, “in the hope (that) this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.”
Listen to the full playlist here.
Read the thank-you note below:
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 … Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
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.