I can’t waste any more time doing things I don’t want to do…” – La Grande Belleza
I haven’t seen that movie but that didn’t stop me from being taken by such profound words. Since the day you’re born, your parents have an idea of who they want you to be. Marketers know how they want you to think so you buy, bankers want you to spend so you’re in debt, politicians want to influence your beliefs to vote, lovers want to see you in their own image and on and on. We come into this world trying to find ourselves in the face of such powerful external influences that you can’t help but wonder when you’re truly being yourself. You can waste a lifetime trying to find purpose in someone else’s story…
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” – WarGames
Are you willing to disappoint, are you willing to be selfish, are you prepared to be an individual, perhaps even an outcast? It seems the path to the self is full of negative connotations but are you willing to do what it takes, are you willing to be Howard Roark to make your name?
For me it’s music. Some people call it an escape but to me it’s more like tuning in, it’s not fading away it’s more real than our commonly accepted reality…
You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – Lennon
I’ve been listening to LMDM Mars while writing this and that’s what it makes me feel, it makes me want to make a greater effort to be me. It makes me want to be around people who are themselves, express themselves without inhibition and not in the childish loud phony way either.
And it took so long to be on my own, when the morning comes I hope your ready for it… – RAC
This version of LMDM moves like a seasoned marathon runner, pacing him/herself with masterful precision. Like a kid who read The Tortoise and The Hare and decided you could be both and win. LMDM break all the rules, follows no guidelines and sets no precedents. No two tapes have ever been the same and the adventure will be an evolving, ever-growing limitless form of expression that inspires me and so many to create in the same way. We’re going to be making a big push here, with some new things coming in the near future but today we’re saying thanks again to Steph for continuing to put together one of the most consistently dope and unique mixtapes out, we’re grateful to bring it to ya’ll, enjoy.
UPDATE: LMDM Mars is streaming live @ WynwoodRadio.com. Tune in quick fast.
- Millionyoung – Hammock
- Deorro – Five Hours
- RAC – Ready For It (Feat. St. Lucia)
- Black Atlass – Blossom
- Faul – Happy Endings
- Ricoshëi – Perfect Like You (Stereotronique Bootleg Remix)
- Yacht – Psychic City (Clasixx Remix)
- Roosevelt – Around You
- We Were Evergreen – Daughters
- London Grammar – Hey Now (Tensnake Remix)
- Black Atlass – Paris
- Still Corners – The Trip