“Welcome Strong Islanders, my name is Max, I’m twenty-three years old and I can tie my shoelaces in double-knots. When Mr Waddington asked for a themed playlist, my little eyes lit up.
There is something undeniably appealing for those with a love of music (and even for those without) to be able to collect, record and put together mixes with a variety of combinations, both contrasting and coinciding, that in turn create a soundscape that can seemingly paint an overall bigger picture.
Equally appealing was choosing a theme, and much like Sam in playlist #03, mine was almost stumbled upon. I never realised how many artists, DJ’s and producers include types of animals in their work. Some of these are old faves, others will be new. As for the links to the theme, most are obvious, and some extremely tedious, but all just about fit. Honest! Enjoy. Next stop, I’m opening up a Pet Shop on Albert Road in between the Co-Op and Head Hairdressers, hope Tim won’t mind.”
Another banger, there are some really cool and interesting cuts on here. 3 highlights for me are a Can tune, they never fail to excite me, an amazing Bees remix by Nicolas Jaar, showing just how much you can do with so little and an epic closer from Connan Mockasin. A great selection Max, thanks a lot brother.
Catch Max doing his appropriately named Education Does… night every Thursday night at LJRs with other equally able educators Ash and Dan amongst other guests.
‘Pet Animal Sounds’
01 Ready For War, Ready For Whut? – Birdy Nam Nam
02 Sing Swan Song – Can
03 The Birds (Pts 1-2) – Monster Rally
04 Last Night At The Jetty – Panda Bear
05 After Hours – Caribou
06 Come Home – Little Dragon
07 Ode To Bear – Mount Kimble
08 Tarantula – Zomby
09 Winter Rose (Nicolas Jaar Remix) – The Bees
10 Eyesdown – Bonobo & Andreya Triana
11 Trick Pony – Charlotte Gainsbourg
12 Liquidator – Harry J Allstars
13 Women – Timber Timbre
14 Sheep – Gonjasufi
15 Forever Dolphin Love – Connan Mockasin