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Cold Blooded Blues (Burbank Remix) - Mike Casey

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Cold Blooded Blues (Burbank Remix) - Mike Casey

What if you’ve never seen Chinatown? What if Sam Spade and the Maltese Falcon are as foreign to you as a trap beat would be to Casablanca’s Sam? What if your only exposure to a saxophone is Lisa Simpson, hell - what if you’ve never heard Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street, or Bruce’s Jungleland or even Billy Joel’s Just The Way You Are, and hell, what if you have no idea who Charlie Parker or John Coltrane are, let alone know their sound?…

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Medication - Memoir

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Medication - Memoir

Another track from the candidates list - but strangely enough not the track that the artist recommended. Which is rare - ‘cos normally you have a listen and decide whether you dig the track or not and if you don’t you move on never to think about them again - but Riley Goltz - or “Memoir” as he performs under, had a secret weapon!…

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The Lake - Kevin Kerrigan

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The Lake - Kevin Kerrigan

I don’t know about you but after the “insanity” that was valentine’s day - I need a rest! And while we’ve spent the last few weeks grooving on beats or counterpoint induced grooves - it’s time to get back to home base with a delicately chilled solo pano track which is - to quote the composer - “nice to write to…”

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Venus - HOUNDTRACK, Too Much

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Venus - HOUNDTRACK, Too Much

I’m laughing ‘cos I’m going back through the tracks over the last few weeks and the energy level has been rising slowly but surely - I guess a reflection of just how much external input I need to keep going. Oh - not that it’s that dramatic - it’s just that as we slide into the end of the year I find that I’m pretty knackered and need more energetic music to keep me in the zone…

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Twilight - RelaxingVibe

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Twilight - RelaxingVibe

Alright - time to get down with some classic ambient, chill out, new age, relaxing music to write to. Looking for a simple sonic groove that delivers the tranquility of the sunset yet with enough action and interest that it can hold you and take you along for the ride - check out this track from the rather talented Frank Iengo…

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Unknown - Kutiman

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Unknown - Kutiman

So this week’s track might not work for everybody but good god does it work for me! There’s an expression in the start up world called “Dogfooding,” in essence it means to use your own product and I’m a big believer. In fact - most of what you see at musicto.com and its surrounding digital footprint was built while listening to the essay writing playlist.

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