Forever endorphin love: listen to Simone Marie’s Running Shoes mix

This week’s Running Shoes mix comes courtesy of Primal Scream bassist and Soho Radio DJ Simone Marie. It’s an absolute monster of Erol Alkan reworks, Ride remixes, GLOK, Pie Corner Audio and our very own bdrmm and MOLLY.

“I can’t imagine going for a run or doing any cardio exercise without music,” says Simone. “I like the mind space you can get into when you really get into that zone and the endorphins are kicking in. It’s a huge release and I kinda feel music enhances that. 

“The right music can really take you on a journey and push you past your pain or boredom threshold. I like the intimacy when it’s just you and the music in your own space and it’s your time to focus with no distraction. I also love that sense of achievement afterwards. 

“I’m not the world’s most fanatical runner, but love the invigoration of any cardio and dancing. I love going out on my bike and blasting some music. Exercise is a leveller for me. I think especially now we need these moments of clarity to rejuvenate our minds and bodies. 

“My mix is more about keeping the BPM and energy up, something to get lost in, then slightly winding down at the end.”

The full tracklisting is:

bdrmm ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ (GLOK Remix)
Ghost Culture ‘Answer’ (Dub)
Massivan ‘Hypnotica Lenta’ (Unvox Version)
Connan Mockasin ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
GLOK ‘Exit Through The Skylight’
Pye Corner Audio ‘Weather The Storm’
Hot Chip ‘Boy From School’ (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Ride ‘Kill Switch’ (Faders Down Remix)
Ride ‘Repetition’ (Gabe Gurnsey Remix)
Scissor Sisters ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ (Erol Alkan’s Carnival Of Light Rework)
Sam Goku ‘Momentum’
Death In Vegas ‘Girls’
MOLLY ‘Sun Sun Sun’