ISO50 Playlist 6

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Cover by S.Hansen

I know it’s been a long wait but the sixth installment of the ISO50 Playlist is finally up. Sam Valenti IV — the man behind Ghostly International — was kind enough to put together this latest edition of the playlist. Here’s a few words on the selections from Sam:

“This playlist is beats-heavy, they feel right for uncertain times.
There’s also a tip of the hat to some 90’s nostalgia: a hint of Drum &
Bass and filtered House thrown in for good measure. All in all, it’s
a set of listenable wares, without a lot of tire spikes to get caught

So sit back and enjoy… And if you like what you hear, let us know in the comments.

Playlist 6 – Compiled By Sam Valenti IV
Click to Play, or use player at top of middle column.

Track Listing:
Phantogram – When I’m Small (Barsuk/BBE)
Memory Tapes- Run Out (HSR)
Zomby – Digital Flora (Ramp)
The Go Find – Over The Edge (Morr Music)
Omni Trio – Skeleton Keys (Omni Trio Remix) (Moving Shadow)
A Mountain Of One – Freefall (10 Worlds)
Lali Puna – Clearcut (Arovane Remix) (Morr Music)
Syntaks – Buio Omega (Ghostly)
CFCF – Letters Home (Paper Bag)
Paul White – The Punch Drummer (One-Handed Music)
Bear In Heaven – Ultimate Satisfaction (Home Tapes)
Midlake – Roscoe (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix) (Bella Union)
BGM – 900X (Asthmatic Kitty)
Mux Mool – 1st and 4th (Ghostly/Moodgadget)
Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others (Warp)
DJ Q- We Are One (Filter)
Dominik Eulberg – Daten-Uebertragungs-Kuesschen (Sistema Remix) (Traum)
Saint Etienne – The Place At Dawn (Sub Pop)

56 Comments Leave A Comment


kyle c says:

November 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Omni Trio is nostalgic for shure. Drum n Bass like this is in desperate need of a comeback. Thanks for the reminder. That track is incredible.


Aleks says:

November 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Great playlist, best one in a while. Only issue is that the “The Go Find” track is labeled incorrectly. It has a different name on the track list than it does on the actual playlist.


Matt Davis says:

November 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

There are a lot of great pieces on this blog right now (this cover being one of them). I love how you’ve transformed this site into a plethora of great design and found inspiration. That’s why this is my number one place for all things graphic design. Keep up the good work.


RA_OUL says:

November 6, 2009 at 12:28 am

Another great playlist!…And the artwork…Wow! Scott you really need to settle down right now. You are just creating like a conveyer belt. You should really think about creating a book of all of your work someday.


Bas says:

November 6, 2009 at 2:06 am

@Rent: I’ve never really liked that remix, because I liked the original so much. But I now think it’s actually really good.

Thanks for the very nice list!


Luke says:

November 6, 2009 at 7:07 am

Bear in Heaven – Ultimate Satisfaction is ridiculous. I know everyone has different tastes in music but this track is just insane for me.


david says:

November 6, 2009 at 7:30 am

Just to reflect what others have said, ultimate gratitude for putting together this compilation, my creative juices are flowing.


Tardlovski says:

November 6, 2009 at 7:31 am

scott, i have noticed as of late that alot of your design work seems to be based off of amazing photo’s by, i’m assuming, other unnamed artists. i love image mining, and it gets me psyched when i do find an amazing image to use, but i’m wondering if you feel a little bit of guilt using another person’s split second vision? i’m not asking in a critical way, more to be curious about your process and that of others. i know i always have this guilt in the back of my mind and for me, depending on the source of course, it can be a little hard to overcome and actually let it go and be seen.


jesse says:

November 6, 2009 at 9:26 am

the only thing about the cover is the middle shape not having right alignment with the other two…is this accidental or on purpose? i keep looking at it…


Martin says:

November 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

This mix is exactly what my brain needs to create some nice designs :) Keep up the mellow groovyness Sam… btw. thanks for bringing back the D N’ B!


Natalie Hsiao says:

November 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.


Hardleers says:

November 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Have been too busy to check the site regularly but I’m glad I did! Again (!) some wonderfull new discoveries of music and reminiscences of old ones. For the people liking this stuff (esp phantogram and memory tapes) I would recommend listening to The Temper Trap as well… great stuff!


Carsten says:

November 12, 2009 at 5:35 am

Hi Scott, could you please please please create a desktop wallpaper in 1920x1200px of this cover?

I like it so much!


Burton says:

November 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for sharing this music playlist. Is there any way you could republish your music player swf to not include traces? I am listening to your playlist through your player while I’m working on flash development stuff and it’s flooding my Flash Tracer plugin with traces from your music player (about 100 a minute)

I know that’s sort of a specific request, but if you have the fla you can “Omit Trace Actions” in the movie settings.

Thanks again for the playlist. Take care,


Crimsen Joules says:

November 29, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I would love to see this awesome cover printed on shirts please. It’s the nicest piece of graphic art I’ve seen in a while. Thanks for mix btw…



Ryan says:

December 1, 2009 at 5:37 am

I love the playlists you guys have created…

Where can i find some of this music…
I would love to hear some of this one the road…

o.o ?


Hugo says:

January 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Just wanted to post a late thanks for all the playlists! The mixes are fantastic, and I continuously discover new talent thanks to you guys. I love this site.


daniel says:

July 23, 2010 at 9:20 am

hi guys. thanks for all the hard work putting these together and getting them up. i listen to these all the freaking time. always great music to listen to while i’m working. keep it up.