Summer Mixtape Mixers from KCRW DJ Mario Cotto

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I asked KCRW DJ Mario Cotto to come up with some playlists for all kinds of summer fun. Mixtape#1: The Cookout

From DJ Mario Cotto:

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Although LA is in a perpetual summer state, when summer actually arrives, you know. Apartment complex pools become party zones, smokey BBQ smells draft into your windows with greater frequency, and weekend night drives and road trips to nowhere in particular become an escape from the heat. The summer also brings a mixtape/CD/playlist explosion…so, since we’re friends and all, I thought I’d share some jams you can cherry pick from to either incorporate into your summery playlists…or play’em all on shuffle at your hazy summer leisure.

All I ask in return is that you invite me to your cookout. If you’re lucky, I’ll bring a cooler full of goodness!

Mixtape#1: The Cookout

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Feel It All Around by Washed Out (Life of Leisure)
Insensatez by Antonio Carlos Jobim (OST Lost Highway)
Runnin’ by The Pharcyde (Labcabincalifornia)
Say You Love Me by Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac 1975)
El Malo by Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe (El Malo)
Torture by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Acme)
Me and My Arrow by Harry Nilsson (The Point!)
The Red Telephone by Love (Forever Changes)
Danger by Serge Gainsbourg (OST Cannabis)
Lightnin’ Strikes by Lou Christie (Enlightnin’ment)
California Soul (Diplo Remix) by Marlena Shaw (Verve//Remixed 4)
Can’t Hear My Eyes by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (Before Today)
Go It Alone by Beck (Guero)
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls (All Things In Time)
Act Too…The Love of My Life by The Roots (Things Fall Apart)
In The Light of a Miracle by Arthur Russell (The World of Arthur Russell)
Walkabout (ft. Noah Lennox) by Atlas Sound (Logos)
Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys (Shut Down Volume 2)