At some point in my life I decided that 2 and 5 were my lucky numbers. I’m not sure why those specificaly: 2 maybe had to do with the fact that I am the second born in my family. 5 always felt pretty cool. I really don’t know why. But now you can understand why I had such high exceptions from 2015. Well, it didn’t disappoint.
It was an amazing journey with two exceptional peaks: getting married twice with the love of my life Z. Once in Prague and once in Tel Aviv. And then meeting Yahli, our son who we love more and more with each day. Between that and work and learning Czech and eating veggie burgers, listening to new music became a challenge. Especially to full albums. In that sense, I didn’t cover enough ground in 2015, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t able to come up with some of my favorite tracks of the year. I hope this mixtape sounds as sexy, moving, blissful and fortunate as 2015 was to me.
Have a great 2016.
My 2015 by Iddopop on Mixcloud
The one I made after the first 3 months of Z, Y and I.
Tři by Iddopop on Mixcloud
Nick (and others) have been complaining that my mixtapes have become too cheerful. This is my attempt to prove them wrong.
Eggplant (Songs for Nick) by Iddopop on Mixcloud
One of few mixtapes I made this year because I was so busy getting married and making a baby.
Make Space by Iddopop on Mixcloud
This mixtape was inspired by the unforgettable wedding party we had in Tel Aviv on May 9th, 2015.
Wedding Pop Party (!) by Iddopop on Mixcloud
My 2013 by Iddopop on Mixcloud
This year I bought my first turntable in years, so every few weeks I was able to have the record store experience: walking in, taking off my earplugs, examining all the vinyls I wished I had, examining some records I have never heard of and finally finding one I must own.
I am a bit late to the vinyl nostalgia club, but 2013 was a great year to join. So many albums that came out this year didn’t have one distinctive hit. I found myself often going back to the same Spottily playlists, listing to the same albums from beginning to end and learning to appreciate them more with each listen. Even my mixtapes this year, often featured the same artists/albums. It was a good year for music.
On a personal level, it’s been a really great year. “Solid” is probably the best word to describe it. 2013 didn’t have the crazy turns of past years, but it did include professional growth, new experiences, old friends, fun shows and awesome cocktails. Solid.
So here it is – My 2013: http://iddopop.com/mixtapes/My2013/
Have a great 2014!