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sandōk - last drive of the night


1. j. dilla – last donut of the night
2. teddy pendergrass – love t.ko.
3. handsome boy modeling school feat. moloko – the truth
4. frank ocean – swim good
5. xscape – just kickin’ it
6. zapp and roger – computer love
7. big daddy kane – very special
8. paid & live feat. lauryn hill – all my time
9. michael jackson – you rock my world
10. massive attack – thankful for what you got
11. the roots feat. big k.r.i.t. – make my
12. maxwell – ascension
13. sade – kiss of life
14. gorillaz – revolving doors
15. mtume – juicy fruit
16. tony! toni! toné! – anniversary
17. prince – if i was your girlfriend
18. aaliyah – one in a million
19. mayer hawthorne – when the night falls (chromeo cover)
20. the xx, college, and electric youth – a real vcr hero

nov '11

I finished this mixtape relatively quickly.  I would play around with the tracks at the beginning of my gigs and fine tune it at home.  I was having trouble thinking of a title since it was a bit eclectic and down-tempo.

I was brainstorming ideas when I remembered Stones Throw recently released a new version of J. Dilla’s Donuts and I thought it would be nice to open with a track from that album.

I chose to open with  my favorite track, Last Donut of the Night.

My friends and I have been obsessed with that Ryan Gosling movie, Drive, and its amazing soundtrack.

I started with Last Donut of the Night and ended with the movie’s theme song–hence, Last Drive of the Night was born.

I hope everyone likes it.  I always wanted to do a lounge mixtape, but I didn’t want it to limit it to just that genre.

Dedicated to the great artists that are no longer with us; J. Dilla, Teddy Pendergrass, and the recently late, one and only, overweight lover, Heavy D.

Until next time,