MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 4 – Christmas Edition

This is one of my favourite mixtapes I’ve put together for On The Tune.

Merry Christmas everyone – hope you enjoy it.

You should also go over here and check out Los Campesinos!’s post on the excellent “Too Many Flesh Suppers” which closes the mix. Over here.

I should be back early next year with some more regular content, I think.


1. British India – 90 Ways To Leave Your Lover

2. Elgen and Johnny Utah – Matchbox ft. Phatchance & Steve Hollins

3. Philadelphia Grand Jury – Save Our Town

4. Kele – Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix)

5. The Boat People – Antidote

6. Sleepwalker – Trial By Fire

7. Phatchance – The Catchy Song feat. Smiles Again, 360 & Joyride

8. Montpelier – Last Boat

9. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (RAC Remix)

10. Alex Walker – Gotta Lose (Feat. Len Xiang and Kobie Powell)

11. Israel Cannan – One Fine Day

12. Sons of Rico – This Madness

13. Bordeauxxx – Heartstrings

14. Johnny Foreigner – Santa Fucking Claus

15. Los Campesinos! – Too Many Flesh Suppers


Size: 94.08 mb

Don’t know how to unzip stuff? Download 7zip here.
Don’t know which download link to click? I don’t know what .msi files are either. Do you use Windows? Try this one.

Thank you to all of the artists, managers, or PR reps that gave me permission to use these tracks!


FEATURE: The Ultimate Summer Playlist

Fret not, all you freebie-hunting music fiends you! This playlist here may not be available to download for free (well, not all of it is anyway), but I have a killer Christmas mixtape coming up for you over the next week or so. Keep your eyes peeled out for it!

In the meantime, here are some summer tunes you should hunt down to brighten up those nights of parties spent by the pool. In no particular order…

Delorean – “Real Love” [listen + free download]

“Real Love” radiates sunny, pulsing, light-hearted electronic progressions with poppy synths and a brilliant pounding beat. As far as laid-back, catchy pop goes, this is pretty epic. The cheery vibe and atmosphere is easy to tap along to. It’s one of those songs you’d hum, if only you knew how.

Midnight Juggernauts – “Lara Versus The Savage Pack” [listen]

How can anyone go past this amazing single from Aussie electro-rockers Midnight Juggernauts this summer? As infectious as swine flu, but less likely to alienate you from your friends, this will have you jumping around and launching off sofa’s and anything else 3 feet off the ground into a party-mood-induced frenzy of coolness. In case you didn’t gather, this is a pretty good song.

Johnny Foreigner – “Feels Like Summer” [listen]

This mildly abrasive, punky track from energetic legends JoFo is not only a racing expulsion of emotions and fun rock, but encapsulates something very special (I feel it’s special anyway) in some of the recurring lines:

Heartstrings will pull nostalgia, but honestly it feels like summer…

The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s On Fire” [listen + free download]

Blissed-out sample electronic rock with amazing hooks and brilliant variations in tone throughout. The keyboard sections almost sound sorrowful, but contrasting against the bursts of brass and the colour throughout the song, this is a surefire winner that feels too bright to not be a summer song.

Josh Pyke – “The Summer” [listen]

Appropriately titled, this is a slower track about the a time gone by, and the juxtaposition of that with the present. Wishing you could live life like you did before. Pyke’s acoustic guitar and his voice join together largely on their own, and as has been shown before, quite effectively as well. This is one for comtemplation.

Alex Walker – “Gotta Lose (Feat. Len Xiang and Kobie Powell)” [listen + free download]

Merging soulful rap and bluesy guitar, this is a one of those groovy songs that just sound, well… groovy. Play whilst strutting up the main street holding a massive beat-box for maximum coolness.

El Guincho – “Bombay” [listen + free download]

I’ve saved one of the best for last. El Guincho has a way with tropical pop samples. It’s that simple. You know when you daydream, and just imagine you’re lying on a beach in the Caribbean sipping piña coladas? Nah, me either. But it happens in movies, and this would be the perfect soundtrack for such a moment on the big screen. Check it out.

MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 1 – Aussie Indie

Remember how I said I was working on a surprise? Yeah, well this is it.

I was sick of seeing other blogs giving away cool music while mine didn’t. So I decided I’d go around and find a tonne of bands who would let me use their music in a mixtape. I want to do this legally and do the right thing by the bands. So I sent out e-mails to many a manager and band, asking for permission to use their songs in a free mixtape. Quite a few didn’t reply, but many did. For which I am quite grateful.

So as a consequence of this, I now proudly present to you the first volume of my On The Tune Mixtape. As you’ve probably noticed, this one is themed around Australian independent bands, but future ones may not be themed at all. We’ll see how it goes.


1. Kill Teen Angst – Gen Y

2. Lovers of Modern Art – I Got The Shakes

3. Goodnight Owl – Maps & Compasses

4. Faux Pas – Chasing Waterfalls

5. Guineafowl – Botanist

6. Kid Sam – We’re Mostly Made of Water

7. Emperors – Favourite Colours

8. The Weekend People – Mascara

9. The Good China – All Nothing

10. Polaroid Fame – Face Off

11. Elgen and Johnny Utah – When The Rain Hits ft. Steve Hollins

12. Sleep Decade – Colour In Between The Lines

13. Tyrian Dawn – Colours to the Mast

14. The Jezabels – Hurt Me


This had been downloaded at least 250 odd times before it was taken down. Why? Because apparently it contained artists like The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna. Clearly, it does not.
Thanks for that IFPI. You also seem to be ignoring my e-mails regarding the matter. This is why bloggers who operate legitimately and legally with regard for musicians get annoyed with you.

The above is the re-uploaded version everyone.

Size: 68.46 mb

Don’t know how to unzip stuff? Download 7zip here.
Don’t know which download link to click? I don’t know what .msi files are either. Do you use Windows? Try this one.

Just a quick shout-out to all the artists/managers for allowing me to use these tracks! I really appreciate it.

Also; feel free to (in fact, please) spread the word about the mixtape! Just link back to my blog post here. Thanks!

I’ll see you guys in 3 weeks! Most likely. Unless I get some spare time.