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Ten Minute Mixtapes Volume 9: Oomleo (Goodnight Electric)
Ten minutes to make a playlist chosen from songs on my 160GB iPod Classic. That’s the concept behind Ten Minute Mixtapes, in which I get people to make them for me. It’s really simple, all they have to do is browse my iPod’s library and just select the tracks they want, with a minimum limit of eight songs, and a maximum restriction of two songs from the same album and artist. The ten-minute time limit gives it an added adrenaline edge, so they don’t have too much time to think when picking their songs. It’s so easy that I can just ask anyone I find to make one without having to make a prior appointment.
This mixtape was curated by Narpati Awangga, who is more popularly known as Oomleo. Even his own mother calls him Oomleo, so feel free to ponder the absurdity of the woman who gave birth to you and named you effectively calling you “Uncle”. Freud would have a field day with it.
But absurdity is just part of life with Oomleo. There’s his offbeat and often lewd sense of humour, be it in his artwork, his Twitter feed or his radio announcer style. There’s his compulsion to sit for hours in front of the computer, doing everything including designing midi files for karaoke. There’s his full-back tattoo, which has to be seen to be believed, and even then you won’t believe what you’re seeing.
Above all, Oomleo is one of the sweetest guys I know, and he’s always fun to hang out with. He’s part of the electronic pop trio Goodnight Electric, but he’s a troubadour at heart if you listen to “Kisah Dari Selatan Jakarta”, the standout track he wrote for White Shoes & The Couples Company’s Album Vakansi.
This mix was curated on May 5th 2012 at the electronic music festival Embassy Playground at Tennis Indoor Senayan, while Oomleo was taking a breather in between getting his head done in by the thumping beats and flashing lights.
1. The Beatles - “If I Fell”
2. Bjork - “Army Of Me” [Sucker Punch Remix featuring Skunk Anansie]
3. Coldplay - “Trouble”
4. The Cardigans - “Rise & Shine”
5. Garbage - “I Think I’m Paranoid”
6. Interpol - “Roland”
7. Lionel Richie - “Hello”
8. N*E*R*D - “Provider”
9. Paul McCartney - “My Love” [Good Evening New York City Live Version]
10. Pulp - “Help The Aged”
11. Radiohead - “Creep”
12. Smashing Pumpkins - “Mayonaise”
13. Stone Temple Pilots - “Plush” [Live At Jakarta International Expo]
14. Sore - “Pergi Tanpa Pesan”
15. Soundgarden - “Fell On Black Days” [Video Version]