1996 Racing Stripe Mix

I meant to have this done by my 30th birthday two weeks ago, but life was still too nuts post-move (Tucson back to Austin) to finish it in time. These are tracks I found on various mixtapes I made in 1996-97 (I was 16) from a DJ mix on the Dallas alternative radio station called EdgeClub, which I’d religiously been tuning in to every late Saturday night since 1992.

1. “When The Funk Hits The Fan” – King Britt presents Sylk 130 (this is the 1998 album version — the one released in 1996 I actually had on the tape was the Mood II Swing Main Pass remix)
2. “The Funk Phenomena” – Armand Van Helden
3. “Velvet Pants” – Propellerheads
4. “New Forms” – Roni Size & Reprazent feat. Bahamadia
5. “Spin Spin Sugar” – Sneaker Pimps (Armand Van Helden remix)
6. “Around The World” – Daft Punk
7. “Ghetto Girl” – Da Mighty Dub Katz
8. “Before Today” – Everything But The Girl (Adam F. remix)
9. “Fun For Me” – Moloko
10. “Collapse” – Soul Coughing
11. “Lesson 6” – Cut Chemist
12. “6 Underground” – Sneaker Pimps (Nellee Hooper edit)
13. “2 Wicky” – Hooverphonic (Steven Hillier remix)
14. “Do You Know Where You’re Coming From?” – Jamiroquai


Addendum: 90’s “graphic design” was “made” with Picnik
Anyone remember how gerbera daisy and racing stripe details were everywhere on clothes back then (gender-depending, I suppose)? And note the sarcastic very late grunge advertisement-style starburst combined with the school picture. Mainly, I just tried to make this artwork look like a bad mid-90’s CD.

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