#1
Hey gang,
I've been given the job of compiling a playlist for my workplace. Its a vibrant, hip cafe with quite a lively and loud atmosphere. The general customer base tends to be between 16 - 30 years of age. I'm having trouble getting enough songs on there to have a decent shuffle that doesn't get old. Some of the stuff on there so far

DJ Shadow
Gold Panda
David Bowie
Mos Def
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Curtis Mayfield
The Black Keys

Any ideas?
Songs followed by youtube links would be greatly appreciated!
Thankyou!
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Florence and the Machine
Eagles of death metal ???
Newton Faulkner
The Strokes
Vampire Weekend
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Bit of Kaki King can't go amiss

Pull Me Out Alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVYp2sgA9M0&ob=av2e


or check out her instrumental stuff if you want some of that kind of quieter background music
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Anything upbeat from Jamiroquai's discography? I listen to that all the time when laid back with friends, kinda fancy-pants club style!
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MRC - Welcome to the black parade
yes, it's a famous song but people like it
Rick Astley - Never Gonna give you up
same reason
Ed Sheeran - Cold Coffee
he's a small artist, but his music's very uplifting
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MRC - Welcome to the black parade
yes, it's a famous song but people like it
Rick Astley - Never Gonna give you up
same reason
Ed Sheeran - Cold Coffee
he's a small artist, but his music's very uplifting

Jokes?
#12
You also need the Shaft theme tune.
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Frank zappa's freak out album.
Some upbeat queen songs.
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Originally Posted by 3OddOnes
MRC - Welcome to the black parade
yes, it's a famous song but people like it
Rick Astley - Never Gonna give you up
same reason
Ed Sheeran - Cold Coffee
he's a small artist, but his music's very uplifting

Small as in short?
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Some of Queen's vaudeville/music hall stuff works great for a cafe, I used to play them all the time when I worked at one. Check out Seaside Rendezvouz, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Good Old Fashioned Loverboy and Good Company.

At work so can't supply the links but they are all fun, cheerful tracks that fit the setting perfectly.
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Some songs/bands on one of my playlists that might be relevant;

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Walk on the Wild Side, Lou Reed
Lola, The Kinks
Cissy Strut, The Meters
Eton Rifles/Going Underground/Town Called Malice/Thats Entertainment, The Jam
Time to Pretend, MGMT
Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Jet
Bohemian Like You, Dandy Warhols
She Bangs The Drums, The Stone Roses
Razorlight
Franz Ferdinand
The Fratellis
Snow Patrol
Kaiser Cheifs
Kasabian
Biffy Clyro
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#18
Oh yeah, certainly Green Onions!

and some ska, like Gone To Negril by Althea and Donna, that would rock.

You should try and find some Soukous compilation albums, that central African music is real cool.

Some Tribe Called Quest maybe?

Some music by Deerhunter and No Age.

The album Limerence by Young Montana

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#20
Last post was pure gold!
Loving this guys, keep it coming!
Hadn't even thought of Miles Davis, The Kinks or Coltrane!

On the hip hop side of things I've got a to be a little careful with the language and general intensity of the flow but I've managed to sneak in these as well as a few others.

A tribe called Quest
Ugly Duckling
The Roots
Souls of Mischief
Blackalicious
Common
J-5
Erykah Badu
Wutang/Beatles Colab
Talib

Any other ideas on the hip hop side of things?

I'm also a big fan of boards of Canada/Rattatat/SBTRKT kind of stuff but not sure if its quite appropriate. What do you guys think?
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Last edited by howey at Oct 30, 2011,
#21
Quote by howey
I'm also a big fan of boards of Canada/Rattatat/SBTRKT kind of stuff but not sure if its quite appropriate. What do you guys think?

That type of stuff is perfect. I'm not great on the Hip-Hop but a few I'll post a few more things like that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0r-cOet7lg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk9XYQMRiLY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UmokEU8Bqk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhbfoKMMRUs&feature=related
#22
Personally I would chose some 60s soul music. Its the coolest music ever.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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Lots of acoustic jazz and bossa nova. Maybe some Dave Brubeck.
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In fact, anything by Nujabes, except Battlecry (much as I love it, I doubt Bushido-hop would go down well in that setting)

Also a spot of Andy McKee, a damn good acoustic guitarist. Maybe his instrumental cover of Toto's Africa.
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Evan Brewer
Death Cab for Cutie
Less Than Jake
Radiohead (Particularly "In Rainbows")
Animals as Leaders
Alkaline Trio is pretty relevant
MxPx
bansheebeat (UG represent! DO IT!)
Bill Frisell (Blues Dream is a really chill album)
Bob Marley
Chick Corea
The Clash
The Doors
Electric Wizard would create a pretty weird mood
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Early Green Day

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