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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Decembre 2011

I’ve never been a big fan of looking back, sure it’s comforting to reminisce about the good old times…

Hey you know everybody’s talking about the “good old days”
Everybody! The good old days
Well, let’s talk about the good old days…” – Gladys Knight

But in my mind the past does more harm than good. If you think about the past so much you’re going to constantly be ignoring what’s happening to you right now. The past is good for one thing and one thing only – educating yourself, learning from your mistakes and those of others, otherwise it should be avoided like the plauge. Your current situation is a result of your past thinking and thus your future situation will be a result of your thinking right now! However, if you keep thinking the same sh*&tty thoughts because you can’t stop thinking about the past you’re going end up with the same result. It will happen over and over and again and you’ll just be wondering why but the past is why…

Life is like a treadmill ni*#@s running in place, 
Getting no where fast, a whole year done passed…” – Jay-Z (It’s Like That)

Like I said, the value of the past is education, it’s the only way to break the pattern. Otherwise it already happened and if you really think about it, it doesn’t even exists anymore, it’s literally just in your head. My conductor, the late great Walter J. Turnbull always told us – “you’re only as good as your last show.” That always stuck and it means more to me now than ever. Think about your job, say you’ve put in years of service but if you start screwing up today it’s good bye. If you’re in a relationship, those first months or years we’re wonderful but if you stop showing love, caring to impress, to improve and always keeps things fresh things are bound to go sour…

You’re only as good as your last show” – Walter. J. Turnbull

So what does all of this have to do with LMDM? Well, if you’ve been following LMDM these years you’ll know that this ruthless forward thinking mentality is at the very nature of Steph’s mix tape series and listening to this special version inspired all these thoughts. For those unfamiliar with the series this is a great way to get to know it, here’s why

Instead of a “best of” 2011 artist and songs mix,  our end of the year mix is a compilation of the best of LMDM’s of 2011. I tried to chose one track from each month, of the past 11 LMDMs but that was tough and turned into two select tracks per month, because lets face it, 22 tracks is better than 11 and I wanted this holiday tape to be a BIG one. Every LMDM I listen back on reminds me of what I did that month and the little moments that made the month, and piled on, that made the year. …Here’s to Hec and EMPT moving to LA and to a bigger better faster stronger 2012.

That said, here’s to the future, enjoy.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Dark Colour  – Don’t Let It Stop (Avril 2011)
  2. Of Oceans – In Love, Not Limbo (Janvier 2011)
  3. Gold Panda – You (Janvier 2011)
  4. Vadoinmessico – In Spain (Fevrier 2011)
  5. Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal (Fevrier 2011)
  6. The Go! Team – Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix) (Mars 2011)
  7. Ravens and Chimes – Division Street (Mars 2011)
  8. Raleigh Moncrief – Lament for Morning (Avril 2011)
  9. Siriusmo – Idiologie (Mai 2011)
  10. Pepeiano – Flesh Rails (Mai 2011)
  11. Hurricane Bells – The Waiting Song (Juin 2011)
  12. Body Language – Social Studies (Plastic Plates Remix) (Juin 2011)
  13. Chrome Sparks – Show You My Way (Juillet 2011)
  14. Jonathan Johansson – Blommorna (Niva Remix)  (Juillet 2011)
  15. Neon Indian – Polish Girl (Aout 2011)
  16. Santogold – You’ll Find A Way (Switch and Sinden Remix) (Aout 2011)
  17. M83 – Midnight City (Septembre/Octobre 2011)
  18. Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk (Septembre /Octobre 2011)
  19. Brenton – Kensington System (Septembre/Octobre 2011)
  20. Flight Facilities – Foreign Language ft. Jess (Personal Touch Remix)
  21. Blood Orange – Sutphin Boulevard (Novembre 2011)
  22. Fall in the River – Badly Drawn Boy (Novembre 2011)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Octobre 2011

After a month hiatus of Le Miel du Mois is finally back with it’s latest installment and man does it feel good to say that. I saw all the comments and got the emails, I missed it as much as you guys but Steph was in the process of leaving New York for London and I can only imagine how busy she must have been.

The LMDM tapes always seem to take me on this joyful ride of reflection and movement, I guess that’s why so many of us have come depend on it to get our months started.  It’s been a crazy two months around these parts, we’ve got more business then ever and it’s been quite the challenge to manage all of life’s offerings with equal care and attention. Not too long ago I would have felt overwhelmed right now but these days I’m all about welcoming challenges with open arms. When you want something you have to be willing to work for it, it takes discipline, constant adjustments and will but more importantly a perspective and understanding of process…

Flowers need water to grow, it gotta rain
And in order to experience joy you need pain
Every time a baby is born, somebody slain
You know the saying, somebody’s lose is another’s gain
The sun comes out when the water goes down the drain
When the rainbow in the cloud comes out we do it again…” Jay-Z (Gift & The Curse, Guns & Roses)

Anyways, this is another amazing tape completely in tune with the feeling of change offered by the season. So happy to have LMDM back, enjoy.

Its fall! The weather is perfect for some last minute solo strolls with this month’s LMDM. A lot of new artists included whose full EPs/albums are really worth the purchase. Be sure to check out more from Micachu & the Shapes, Ghostpoet, Breton, and 17 year old Zoo Kid. Also, some great new albums out including  The Rapture, M83 and Real Estate, all of which have some new tracks included in the latest mix.’

with love from London! xxx Steph…

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Tracklisting:

  1. M83 – Midnight City
  2. Micachu & The Shapes – Everything
  3. Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk
  4. Tokyo Police Club – All My Friends
  5. Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs (Jack Deezi Remix)
  6. Ghostpoet – Morning (Feat. Micachu)
  7. Handbook – Last Wish
  8. Breton – Kensington System
  9. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love
  10. Real Estate – Green Aisles
  11. Sneaky Sound System – Big (Oliver Remix)
  12. Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis (Crystal Fighters Remix)


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