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April 19th, 2012
Emeralds axeman Mark McGuire records a disgusting amount of music under his own name and others. One of his most recent was the rad Inner Tube project he did with collaborator Spencer Clark. Self-Titled asked the Clevelander to make an exclusive summertime mix under his DJ Road Chief guise, and what he came up with was a “two-hour tape that includes ‘Beach Blanket’ edits, experimental flourishes (Cindytalk, Coil, Suzanne Ciani) and enough yacht rock to make you feel like you’re in Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ video.”
To help prepare your brains for the wavelength of Inner Tube, I pulled tunes from my favorite beach and summer mixes over the past four years, and turned them into a new extended sunburn experience. This is not just your typical “spring break hit Daytona with three kegs and PARTY DOWN” style beach jam, although there are some classic brew-spiking anthems like “Summer of ’81” and “Me and the Boys” to get things rippin’.
However, it also takes you to the other side of the beach, where Redolfi and Iasos are hanging out tripping and watching the mix between sun and moon light glisten between the breaking wave caps as they stretch back to the horizon, connecting Earth to the 4D universal grid—the bridge between land and the mysterious world that exists in the vast network of the oceans and seas, and the still more wondrous world that exists far beyond the horizon. So as spring is springing, let’s get stoked and set our sights on the inevitable summer stokers, and hit the beach that lies in each of our minds!Tweet