First, I want to thank my pack-rat self for holding onto my Dance Mix ’94 cassette tape, to realise this photo. You now understand why I can not throw anything away! “I’ll hang on to this, just in case… ”
Is anyone else guilty of making mix tapes? My older sister always recorded our favourite songs from the radio and crafted THE best summer mix tapes! Of course, the art was all about starting and stopping the record button at the perfect time. You don’t want to cut the song and you surely don’t want the “AM 640…” tune before your favourite song starts! PS- Only people who grew up in Toronto in the 90s will get that reference. These mix tapes were perfect for listening to your walkman in the car, jamming at home when you’re chilling in your (TINY) room, over plucking your brows or just doing crazy makeovers on yourself with your sister’s Cover Girl makeup! Guilty- sorry Raissa.
At that time, I was too young to be going out, but essentially my getting ready routine hasn’t changed much. Blast a wicked playlist on my phone and get dolled up! If I were to make a Summer 2016 Mixtape, there would be way too much Drake and Justin Bieber on it. Maybe it’s a Toronto thing, maybe they are super talented… I don’t know. They just give me all the feels right now. So here is my ultimate “Getting ready for a Girls Night Out” summer mixtape:
- Drake – Too Good (Ft Rihanna)
- Fifth Harmony – All In My Head (Flex) Ft. Fetty Wap
- Drake – One Dance Feat. Kyla & Wizkid
- Justin Bieber – Sorry
- Major Lazer – Cold Water (Feat. Justin Bieber & Mø)
- Fifth Harmony – Work From Home Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign
- Clavin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Feat. Rihanna)
- Sia – Cheap Thrills
- Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
- OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
So, what if you made all these awesome playlists on Spotify, but wanted to share them with your friends, who are also getting ready at home? What if you wanted to sing along to your favourite songs while getting ready? Well, now you can! Introducing, Airtime, an app that lets you hang out in group video, share music, videos and playlists and so much more! It’s as if Snapchat had a baby with Spotify and you fed it Youtube for breakfast. Now it makes sense right? hahaha
If you join Airtime, make sure you come find me (@Chantal.Sarkisian)!