Peng! Stereolab get in the mix

Paul Squires
2 min readJul 25, 2023

Stereolab have been one of my favourite bands for years. I first encountered them on Mark and Lard’s much-missed GYS on Radio 1, where French Disko was played frequently. It led to one purchase after another in quick succession, from compilations such as Refried Ectoplasm and Aluminum Tunes to de facto albums such as their most well-known release, Emperor Tomato Ketchup, and much more. The late 90s saw the band hit their popular peak, so I seized the opportunity to see them live a few times around the UK too.

Photo: David Cowlard / Warp Records

As such, it was only a matter of time before I made a mix of Stereolab material. This one took me much longer than past mixes, due to the sheer volume of material across 18 albums and the diversity of their material, from drone-rock to twee pop. I hope that you enjoy the mix as much as I enjoyed putting it together, and continue to enjoy the Groop (sic) and their music to this day. If you don’t know that much about them, then here’s a great primer.

The mix is just under 90 minutes long and features 39 tracks. They are, in order:

Allures / Italian Shoes Continuum / Pack Yr Romantic Mind / Space Age Bachelor Pad Music / The Brush Descends The Length / Dimension M2 / Silver Sands / Supah Jaianto / Ulan Bator / The Black Arts / Xxxooo / Yes Sir! I Can Moogie / Percolator / Heavy Denim / Flourescences / Mass Riff / I Was a Sunny Rainphase / Backwards Shrug / Les Yper-Yper Sound / Diagonals / Outer Accelerator / Bonus Beats / The Noise of Carpet / Pop Molecule / Mountain / Pain et Spectacles / Percolations / L’exotisme Interieur / Brigitte / Space Moment / The Free Design / How To Play Your Internal Organs Overnight / Escape Pod / Cosmic Country Noir / Jenny Ondioline / Au Grand Jour / Moogie Wonderland / Nomus et Phusis / We’re Not Adult Orientated

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Paul Squires

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