Listen: The Governors Ball Music Festival Mixtape (Prefix Premiere)

    After a successful initial run, New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival has expanded its vision in size, scope and locale. Originally a single-day event, the fest will enter its second year now covering two days of music–June 23-24–and has moved its home base from Governor’s Island to Randall’s Island. The lineup has also grown considerably, and acts as varied as Fiona Apple, Major Lazer and Built To Spill will all grace the Gov Ball stage.

    This year’s biggest draw, though, is that there won’t be any overlapping sets. So while the performers are playing the same venue, they will all get their one-on-one time with the audience. It’ll be, to some extent, like a mixtape.

    Coincidentally, the Gov Ball organizers have put together a nice mix of 25 tracks by artists playing the festival. It should spark your interest if you hate the idea of having to compromise who you want to see perform at a big show. The tape is lighthearted but thoughtfully laid out, and its most notable transition in mood comes when Apple’s hit “Criminal” turns into Atmosphere‘s “You.” Speaking of, you can check it out below.


    Governors Ball Music Festival Mixtape Track list:


    1. Cellphone’s Dead – Beck 

    2. Little Secrets – Passion Pit 

    3. Float On – Modest Mouse 

    4. Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce 

    5. Remember Me As a Time of Day – Explosions in the Sky 

    6. Don’t Turn the Lights On – Chromeo 

    7. Criminal – Fiona Apple 

    8. You – Atmosphere 

    9. Lover – Devendra Banhart 

    10. Goin Against Your Mind – Built to Spill 

    11. Pon de Floor- Major Lazer 

    12. Aberdeen – Cage the Elephant 

    13. L.E.S. Artistes – Santigold 

    14. Go Outside – Cults 

    15. Don’t Move – Phantogram 

    16. High Life – Big Gigantic 

    17. Hannah – Freelance Whales 

    18. Atx – Alberta Cross 

    19. Don’t Fuck With My Money – Penguin Prison 

    20. Anna Sun – Walk the Moon 

    21. Hollywood – Art Vs. Science 

    22. No Duh – K.Flay 

    23. Beats Work – Nobody Beats the Drum 

    24. Cheers to the Years- Turf War 

    25. Endless Summer – The Jezabels