Keeping it regular! October guest mix.
To call Dean Driscoll a PR man would be a bit reductive. True, he runs his own electronic music promotion outfit, working with artists and labels such as Don't Be Afraid, Ambivalent/LA-4A, Peggy Gou, Aybee, DFA and Running Back, but he does a bunch of other things too. He DJs and throws parties under the Locked banner alongside fellow resident Darwin in Berlin, as well as the occasional radio spot. Despite all that, this mix comes from his other great loves. Dean is an avid cinema fan, he was once film columnist for Loud and Quiet mag and we sat and had a huge chat about films when we met in Berlin (he and Frieda are great hosts). He's also worked in the video game industry (busy busy, eh). He wrote this short blurb on his inspirations and motivations behind the mix:
"Thanks to Aidan for the invitation to contribute to his excellent mix series, and for his patience as I cycled through four different iterations each time I changed my mind about theme, concept and tracklist. The idea to focus on soundtracks came from the inclusion of Max Richter and Symmetry in version 2, then watching Interstellar and finishing the amazing game Inside that subsequent weekend. All are represented here, as are various other modern film compositions, a handful of similarly atmospheric game soundtracks and a couple from older, Eighties film scores that are not as celebrated as the likes of Carpenter and Vangelis but are in my opinion no less excellent.
"I tried to steer away from anything too obvious (hence no Vangelis or Carpenter), and draw only from films and games I have personally watched/ played, even if not necessarily "enjoyed" in the strictest sense (hello Lost River). The end result is something I think pretty well captures a broad swathe of my personal tastes in film, music and gaming, all of which I am more than happy to geek on about interminably. I hope you enjoy it."
Rather than a tracklist, he's provided a list of the films/games and their respective directors/developers. He did provide a Spotify playlist, however, so dig in and learn more if the suspense is killing you.
Bandcloud Guest Mix — October 2016: Dean Driscoll
Inside, 2016, Playdead
Full Metal Jacket, 1987, Stanley Kubrick
Far Cry 4, 2014, Ubisoft
Gone Girl, 2014, David Fincher
The Revenant, 2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Monsters, 2010, Gareth Edwards
Interstellar, 2014, Christopher Nolan
The Last of Us, 2013, Naughty Dog
Sicario, 2015, Denis Villeneuve
Blue Valentine, 2011, Derek Cianfrance
Victoria, 2015, Sebastian Schipper
Waltz With Bashir, 2008, Ari Folman
Midnight Special, 2016, Jeff Nichols
Limbo, 2010, Playdead
Under The Skin, 2013, Jonathan Glazer
Gravity, 2013, Alfonso Cuarón
Lost River, 2014, Ryan Gosling
It Follows, 2014, David Robert Mitchell
Manhunter, 1986, Michael Mann
The Neon Demon, 2016, Nicholas Winding Refn
Moon, 2009, Duncan Jones
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007, Andrew Dominik
The Master, 2012, Paul Thomas Anderson
Dean Driscoll on Twitter // SoundCloud