2007, the first instalment in our Ten Years Of Taste Mix Series

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You may have heard that we’re turning ten, and alongside our Tenth Birthday event we’ve done a complete re-brand and re-launch of the Purple Sneakers blog.

This only marks the beginning of a series of events and activities to celebrate our ten-year anniversary, and we’re finally here to kick off the next phase. Welcome to the ‘Ten Years Of Taste’ Mix Series.

Compiled by the Purple Sneakers DJs, the ‘Ten Years Of Taste’ Mix Series is a ten-part retrospective mixtape to be released bi-weekly, right here on the new site, in the lead up to our Vivid Music event.

Listen through the sounds that have been important to Purple Sneakers since we’ve grown up from throwing weekly parties, to being one of the country’s most trusted niche music blogs. Today we begin this journey with the year 2007.

2007 was the year that Digitalism smashed into the world with that jam, ‘Pogo’, the year when Apple announced the iPhone; the year the reign of Ed Banger, DFA Records and Modular started to take effect the year the final Harry Potter novel was released; and the year a debut single from an unknown Aussie duo, PNAU, would literally be heard on every dancefloor across the nation.

Purple Sneakers was getting closer to the end of its first sweaty year at The Abercrombie Hotel during this time, so we’re extremely excited to be sharing just a few songs that set us off as a club. These are the tracks that defined the year in music – where electro and indie met; and fell in love.

Stream the full mix below, devour the tracklist and have a ripper nostalgia trip from a time when it was okay acceptable to wear neon everywhere.

TRACKLIST

  1. MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
  2. Uffie – Pop The Glock (DJ Mehdi Remix)
  3. Architecture In Helsinki – Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can Mix)
  4. Holy Ghost! – Hold On
  5. PNAU – Wild Strawberries
  6. Riot In Belgium – La Musique
  7. New Young Pony Club – Ice Cream
  8. Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)
  9. Crystal Castles – Crimewave
  10. Midnight Juggernauts- 45 & Rising
  11. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control (Tronik Youth Remix)
  12. Digitalism- Pogo (Digitalism’s Pogo Robotic Remix)
  13. Muscles – Ice Cream
  14. MIA – Paper Planes
  15. Modest Mouse – Fire It Up

Stay tuned to Purple Sneakers on FBi Click for the next instalment of the ‘Ten Years Of Taste’ Mix Series.

Words by Tom Hutchins

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