Here’s the fifth in our series of Running Shoes mixes, which has been put together by Maps mainman James Chapman.
It’s a really special selection, featuring tracks by Slowdive, Nathan Fake, Pye Corner Audio, Neu! and the late, great Andrew Weatherall.
Here’s the full tracklisting:
Franz Kirmann ‘Rave Ikon’
Orgue Electronique ‘Qwerty’
Dawn People ‘Never Be Afraid’
Andrew Weatherall ‘Spreads A Haze (And A Glory)’
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band ‘Studio Lam Plearn’
John Tejada ‘Perfomance Review’
Nathan Fake ‘Cry Me A Blizzard’
Pye Corner Audio ‘Print Through’
Slowdive ‘Star Roving’
Neu! ‘Fur Immer (Forever)’
Kelpe ‘A Year And A Day’
James had the following to say about the mix: “It was a real pleasure to contribute a mix to the Running Shoes series. Even though I am not much of a runner myself, I do enjoy getting out and walking when I can, and I find that fresh air and nature is the best food for inspiration and the mind.
“When compiling this mix I just thought about the kind of music I would like to listen to in my headphones when walking, and then increased the tempo and energy quite a bit! It’s mostly paced between 124-128bpm (which seemed like a kind of sweet spot!) and I did my best to keep it flowing rhythmically. There are also some ‘inspirational’ sound effects and vocals sprinkled throughout, which I hope add to the vibe!
“The Franz Kirmann track, which starts the mix, is such a hugely euphoric sound it seemed like a great choice to get people pumped up for the run. Orgue Electronique has always been a favourite artist of mine as well, and this track seemed like a nice way to ease into the running section. Other choices include The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (who always put a smile on my face) and of course the legendary Andrew Weatherall, who will forever be top of my list when it comes to compiling mixes. I hope the mix provides a good soundtrack for your run, and if not then just for enjoying while pacing around the house. Much love xx”