Travel Soundtrack - Mixed by DJ Neil Armstrong

DJ Neil Armstrong recently completed this mix for Theme Magazine. Below is the write-up from Theme Magazine...

For our new Soundtrack : Travel column we’ve asked our favorite DJ, Neil Armstrong, to narrate the theme through his encyclopedic collection of music.

A big chunk of my life is spent on the road. For this column I thought about what occupied my mind in between getting from point A to point B. Everything from getting excited about the place I’m going, missing something I’m leaving behind, or looking forward to seeing something new. It’s more like a personal trip—in your headphones, by yourself in a car, or when you are out at the beach just chilling out reading a book. Some picks aren’t about physically traveling but emotionally and mentally escaping.

NOTES FROM THE ROAD :: This is DJ Neil Armstrong, almighty 5th Platoon. I’m actually at where the Chicago Bulls play and I am onstage. We just finished soundcheck and I’m working on this mixtape for Theme magazine. In the midst of working on it, I got called away to be Jay-Z’s tour DJ. It was supposed to be a full mixtape and it’s all about traveling and it’s funny because I ended up putting it together in hotels, onstage, while soundcheck was going on, and all over the United States. Some of the songs in the magazine got omitted just because it didn’t make sense because some of the fodder I need to put together a proper mixtape just wasn’t available to me. But regardless, it is supposed to capture that essence of why we travel—half the time it’s to get out there and see something new, and another part of the time is spent just trying to get home—the idea that home is where the heart is. When you listen to this when you travel, remember there’s always someone else out there just like you doin’ their thing. Be safe! Peace

Travel Soundtrack - Mixed by DJ Neil Armstrong (download)
(Songs don't necessarily appear in the order presented below)
Al Green/Cecil Holmes, “Call Me, Come Back Home”
Aretha Franklin, “Call Me”
The Church, “Under the Milky Way”
Daft Punk, “Around the World”
Depeche Mode, “Route 66”
Electric Light Orchestra, “Mr. Blue Sky”
Eliott Smith, “Let’s Get Lost”
Estelle, “American Boy”
Gary Jules/Tears for Fears, “Mad World”
The Guess Who, “American Woman”
Journey, “Lights”
Kansas, “Carry on Wayward Son”
Lenny Kravitz, “Fly Away”
Lisa Stansfield, “All Around the World”
Lost Boyz, “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz and Benz”
Mos Def, “Travelin’ Man”
Pete Rock and CL Smooth, “Carmel City”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication”
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Road Trippin’”
Royksopp, “Remind Me”
Slum Village, “Selfish”
Soul II Soul, “Keep on Movin”
Styx, “Come Sail Away”
Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Weezer, “Island in the Sun”


Anonymous said...

absolutely loving this mix... just like i love everything from Neil Armstrong!

masssssssive propers for your site - it's my first stop of every working day!

Anonymous said...

this dj could mix
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