My Mixtape

What's your favorite song? Or a song that holds meaning for you? KALW News has been asking these questions to people all around the Bay Area and here's what they've found.

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My Mixtape: "Sanctuary" by Utada

Feb 1, 2016

Jeannie Doan chose this piece from the soundtrack to the video game "Kingdom Hearts 2" because she feels like it brings her closer to her friends.

My Mixtape: "The Fear" by Lily Allen

Jan 29, 2016

Dale Stevens chose this song for our mixtape because of its sleek satire of materialism and the modern condition.

My Mixtape: "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye

Jan 25, 2016

Roxanne Murray chose this track because it reminds her of coming of age in the Civil Rights era, with Vietnam, student activism, and Women's Liberation as a backdrop to the music.

My Mixtape: Handlebars

Oct 28, 2015
Ben Trefny

Eighteen-year-old Dexter Lotz shares a song by Flobots that speaks to his concern about how governments operate. He mixed this piece at the studios of Upstar Records at Sunset Youth Services.

My Mixtape: "Rags to Riches" by Fat Chops

Aug 30, 2015

Fifteen-year-old Ari Liccardo's artist name is Fat Chops. The song "Rags to Riches" is one of the first songs he ever produced as a musician, and it addresses some of the struggles he's been through in his life.

My Mixtape: Man in the Mirror

Sep 3, 2014

You may have heard a segment we do called My Mix Tape. We ask people to tell us about a song that keeps them moving, or simply moves them. Before she left Mother Brown’s, producer Leila Day asked folks there for some Mix Tapes.  Let’s listen….