The Mixtape Project - Mix #5

Compiled by: Justine A (Manchester, England)

Compiled for: Eileen M (London, England)

Justine was the lady responsible for Mix #5, and for those who do not know her as @AldoWanKenobi on Twitter...well you should.

Through her own various musical projects such as the wonderful Masterpieces blog (RIP) and her RND compilation series, she has been something of a influence & encourager of all things Choose My Music.

See Justine's wonderful track list below, with some reasons for her selections at the very bottom of this page

1 It's All Over Now Baby Blue by Them
2 Lover Killer by My Brightest Diamond
3 Lonely Daze by Kate Tempest
4 The Seed (feat. Jake Reid) by Nordic Giants
5 Gin House Blues (live) by Nina Simone
6 What Have You Done For Me Lately? by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7 Soul Limbo by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
8 Do It Again by Röyksopp & Robyn
9 As by Stevie Wonder
10 The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak) by Ibibio Sound Machine
11 99 Red Balloons by Nena
12 How We Be by Sinkane
13 Yes by McAlmont & Butler
14 Spinning Round The Sun by Gavin Clark
15 Moments of Pleasure by Kate Bush

Making mixtapes is something I do quite often, and enjoy, but I found this quite hard!  
The song that i enjoyed from the album I received is track 5, Nina Simone - I had never heard this version before and it is brilliant.  (Mandinka by Sinead O'Connor came a close second in this race, but I figured most people had heard that)
Track 9, As by Stevie Wonder is the one that influenced my music taste.  My parents are massive music fans, avid gig goers and listen to new music every day, but looking back Stevie was the one I remember most from growing up, Songs In The Key Of Life in particular.
I was recently introduced to Sinkane (track 12) by an old friend, and I love it. Tracks 2, 3 and 4 are also recent discoveries for me, and all brilliant.