Just as Belle and Sebastian were recently handed the DJ reins once again by LateNightTales for a second spin, so too has Groove Armada member Tom Findlay (whose group had already curated a 2008 mix for the label), here opting for a set of the sort of '70s/'80s soft rock/blue-eyed soul hits (and album cuts) that were recently reappraised during the 'Yacht Rock' craze of the mid '00s—as lovers of pretty much every featured act here (Hall & Oates, Bobby Caldwell, Ned Doheny, 10cc, ELO, Boz Scaggs, Gerry Rafferty, Robert Palmer...), we're not complaining in the least!
"The mix is subtitled Music For Pleasure, which for Findlay apparently means rock ballads from the '70s and '80s. 'It's very much a 'concept' record: blue-eyed soul, yacht rock,' he says. 'The vibe was very much tunes that I used to blast on the tour bus. I love that music in a very wrong way; it's music to hug to!" Findlay made slight edits to many of the tracks to better suit the mix's continuous flow. As with every edition of LateNightTales, the mix features an exclusive cover from the curator—in this case, Findlay teams up with producer Tim Hutton as Sugardaddy to reinterpret Ace's '74 single "How Long." - Resident Advisor