Caribou has curated and strung together an incredibly expansive mixtape featuring a thousand songs that played a pivotal role in his life. From Kanye, Warren G and Pusha T to Jean-Luc Ponty, Nina Simone and My Bloody Valentine, there’s a lot of music here and the entire project is executed with an eclectic ear. Caribou also included a heartfelt note with the mixtape, explaining today’s release, which you can check out below. You can listen to a mix of the mixtape selections above, and scroll through the entire collection here.
NOTE: PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST ON SHUFFLE.
The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I’ve been thinking of how to say thank you.
As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I’ve been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I’ve collected the majority of that music here – and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.
I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends – thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…
Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.
I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.
I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,