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September 2012 Breakfast Mix

Kasey asked me to put together a mix tailored specifically for soundtracking a cafe-styled breakfast to accompany her latest Stylish In The Kitchen post. As you may already know, I love making mixes and I love me some breakfast, so there was no way I’d take a pass on this one.

Since this is a breakfast-themed playlist, I approached this with a few rules in mind. First, I wanted the mix to open softly. After all, if you’re just sitting down bleary-eyed and with your first cup of coffee for the morning, you’ll want to begin with some gentle tunes. Second, I wanted to make sure it nonetheless remained intriguing so that it didn’t lull you back to sleep. Finally, I wanted to keep the pacing so that it grew more melodically upbeat as it progressed. Ideally, by the time you reach TRAILS AND WAYS, you’ll be feel pleasantly energized and ready to start your day. So let me know what you think, did I nail it?

Turntable Kitchen’s September 2012 Breakfast Mix (.zip file)

01. Rhye – Open
02. Joao Gilberto – Aguas de Marco
03. Lucas Santtana – Cira Regina e Nana
04. Sonny and the Sunsets – She Plays Yo-Yo With My Mind
05. Seamonster – Vincent’s Chair
06. Grizzly Bear – gun-shy
07. Levek – Muhammed Ali and Me
08. Cass McCombs – Love Thine Enemy
09. The National – You’ve Done It Again, Virginia
10. Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)
11. Beach House – Lazuli
12. Francoise Hardy – Quel mal y a-t-il à ça (Patsy Cline Cover)
13. A.C. Newman – Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns
14. Blu – Amensia (Rewind)
15. Keep Shelly in Athens – Fokionos Negri Street
16. Feist – Inside Out (Bee Gees Cover)
17. TRAILS AND WAYS – Miracle (Ghost Beach Cover)

Head to the Kitchen to read Kasey’s How To Make a Cafe Style Breakfast at Home.

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • what a fabulous breakfast mix. i can see this becoming my weekend brunch sound track!

  • Tina Davis

    Good Morning! Listening right now.. lovely.

  • Nicole

    Such an amazing mix. Thanks for turning me to on to Rhye especially. Fitting my mood perfectly right now 🙂

  • Thanks Nicole! Rhye is truly fantastic. I’m looking forward to a full length from them.

  • Thanks Tina! I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

  • I hope the tunes had a chance to soundtrack your breakfast this weekend after all. Glad you’re enjoying!

  • MurphyLee

    so good! schmanks! turn it up, dee-jay!

  • Phynaz

    Oh man. This is good. Gonna be in my car stereo to beat that morning traffic blues on the way to college.

  • Thanks MurphyLee!

  • Thanks. We’ve actually been listening to it on our morning commute recently too. It’s definitely keeps you level.

  • ellcoolj

    I finally got a chance to listen to this today, as the scones were cooking…
    I really liked the Fokionos Negri Street… great groove… I will be checking out more of them!

  • ellcoolj

    I made a RDIO station from the mix. (Giving full credit of course) I am missing a couple of songs that RDIO didn’t have, but for all the RDIO users out there here it is.

  • Nicole

    Why did it take me so long to listen to this?? Your mixes are so, so good, Matt!

  • Thanks Nicole!

  • penny2901

    Loving the mix! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Just made my day. : ) Thank you.

  • Sarah Schulweis

    Oh love it!

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