This Valentine’s Day, we here at WRUC have decided to review Giraffage’s “Love Mix 2017,” a compilation mix of a couple dozen unreleased edits of love songs. The remix is about a half hour long, and incorporates the music of a variety of artists, merging their styles together into a conglomerate that for some is pleasurable, but for some may be overbearing.
Upon hearing the first few minutes of the mix, I was not exactly hooked. The beat was great, and Giraffage certainly knows how to pick clips, but the style just doesn’t appeal to me personally. After having listened to more than just the first few minutes, my opinion remained the same — the beat is pleasant but not nearly enough to tie in all of the music and make it something that I would listen to again.
This opinion, however, was not the prevailing opinion; Fez, our GM felt that he was “caressed by the music,” calling the mix “beautiful and chill.”
Trevor, on the other hand, liked the mix even though it is not a genre that he particularly listens to. He thought that the song provides a slow, relaxing atmosphere. The blend of both the instrumentals and the vocals were mixed well with enough interesting variety throughout the entirety of the song. The duration and atmosphere of the song allows for listeners to kick back in a cozy environment with friends.