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i like listening to 90's hip hop like gza and jeru with "complex" flow, but that's just me. and that lil jon song with the crazy train sample

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:19 (sixteen years ago) link

and that single by The Game & 50

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:23 (sixteen years ago) link

"Juanita/Kiteless" by Underworld
"Adagio for Strings" (Remix) by William Orbit
"Pssyche" by Killing Joke

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:24 (sixteen years ago) link

and that lil jon song with the crazy train sample

It's Trick Daddy, isn't it?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:24 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, you're right but lil john's on it

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:25 (sixteen years ago) link

other favourites:

nas - new york state of mind
epmd - strictly business
beatnuts - off the books
schooly d - psk what does it mean
brand nubian - all for one

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I ran with/to "Juanita" and "Pssyche" during this week!!! (though on different days)

Today's fave was "Hallogallo".

peepee (peepee), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"Put Your Filas On" would be good, no?

peepee (peepee), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:30 (sixteen years ago) link

rock my adidas, never rock filas

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

"Blue Monday"/"Temptation" by New Order (it's all about tempo)
"Station to Station" (live version from Stage) by Bowie
"Unbearable" by the Wonder Stuff

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

"Last Train to Transcentral" by the KLF
"No Name, No Slogan" by Acid Horse
"I Will Refuse" by Pailhead

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:34 (sixteen years ago) link

songs to listen to while running REALLY FAST

john'n'chicago, Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:48 (sixteen years ago) link

kiki - run with me

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Saturday, 12 February 2005 04:55 (sixteen years ago) link

i run with my portable cassette player, which limits my options. i usually listen to the clash 'sandanista' or a band from vancouver called mystery machine. once again, my options are limited.

Star Cauliflower (Star Cauliflower), Saturday, 12 February 2005 05:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Mojave 5, "Room with a view"

Jole, Saturday, 12 February 2005 06:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Holy Shite:
Miles Davis "What I Say" from Live Evil came on the shuffle at the gym last night! Unbelievable groove. At 21 minutes, it's perfect for a 5K!

john'n'chicago, Friday, 25 February 2005 18:16 (sixteen years ago) link

I really love the ipod for running. The shuffle makes the running way more own radio station...commercial free, and no duds. I usually run for 40 minutes, but yesterday, I went extra because of Bohannon.

peepee (peepee), Friday, 25 February 2005 18:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I always have Royksopp - "Eple" in my head whenever I run.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 25 February 2005 19:00 (sixteen years ago) link

> At 21 minutes, it's perfect for a 5K!

You're a better runner than I, Gunga Din.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Friday, 25 February 2005 19:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I gotta get better shoes!

peepee (peepee), Friday, 25 February 2005 19:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Figurine "So Futuristic" works well, I've found.

i am nervous (cochere), Friday, 25 February 2005 19:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Everything I do I have music on either headphones or the stereo, but running - I can't listen to music while running; once I get my tempo I don't want to lose it by matching the tempo of a track. Solution, of course, is to have tracks all at the same tempo, but I can't be arsed to figure all of that out. So I listen to the sounds of the cars as they whizz by my gasping wheezing self.

paul c (paul c), Friday, 25 February 2005 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

chemical brothers - "let forever be"

gritz gotham, Friday, 25 February 2005 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Magma - "Zombies", closing minutes of "De Futura"

Joe (Joe), Saturday, 26 February 2005 02:31 (sixteen years ago) link



ddb (ddb), Saturday, 26 February 2005 03:05 (sixteen years ago) link

If you want to keep up a blistering sub-6-minute-mile pace, put Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" on repeat.

I've also found Isaac Hayes' "Theme to Shaft" and Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly" to be inspirational.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Saturday, 26 February 2005 04:46 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Junior Kimbrough! Great pace setting grooves...

john'n'chicago, Sunday, 27 March 2005 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Speed metal is always good

Yngwie AlmsteenMay (sgertz), Sunday, 27 March 2005 01:02 (sixteen years ago) link

EPMD's Strictly Business is spot on.

Right now, it's a mix of the Evens and Hold Steady.

nicole simone (nicole simone), Sunday, 27 March 2005 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

the dfa #2 compilation is excellent gym music.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Sunday, 27 March 2005 22:22 (sixteen years ago) link

This thread title would be a good name for an album.

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 28 March 2005 02:56 (sixteen years ago) link

my current playlist for running (on my nifty Rio mp3 player):

The Thermals - Our Trip
Pig Destroyer - Pretty in Casts
Pig Destroyer - Boy Constrictor
McLusky - Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
McLusky - No New Wave No Fun
The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights
The Futureheads - Robot
Tom Jones - Ring of Fire
The New Pornographers - The Slow Descent into Alcoholism
Interpol - PDA
Giorgio Moroder - Looky Looky

o. nate (onate), Monday, 28 March 2005 04:38 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd pull a muscle if I tried running to Don Caballero. I can see myself running to The Biz and Nassau by The Sea And Cake. I've never listened to music while running though.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Monday, 28 March 2005 06:05 (sixteen years ago) link

i went to the gym this morning and listened to the 12"/80s compilation on shuffle. it wasn't an unqualified success, i must admit. props, in a gym stylee, to spandau ballet and stephen "tin tin" duffy. a zillions boos for talk talk and grace jones.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 28 March 2005 09:42 (sixteen years ago) link

and now, seven hours later, i still have fucking "wood beez" going round and round my head. bugger.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 28 March 2005 13:00 (sixteen years ago) link

music for airports

the taste of paradise, Monday, 28 March 2005 15:48 (sixteen years ago) link

For a little while there I was running to Tago Mago and the Swell Maps.

Lately it's been De La Soul, Sonic Youth or M.I.A.

mcd (mcd), Monday, 28 March 2005 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
You can search a large database of songs for those that exactly match your personal running pace at - this way you can create a playlist of all the songs you like where all the tracks also match the tempo of your running pace.

Amnon David, Sunday, 13 November 2005 20:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Constantines- "National Hum"

cdwill, Monday, 14 November 2005 03:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Lately I've been rocking Neu! 2 for my morning bicycle commute. Easy to settle into a nice rhythm.

giboyeux (skowly), Monday, 14 November 2005 05:48 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm quite fond of daft punk

gem (trisk), Monday, 14 November 2005 05:50 (fifteen years ago) link

alcazar....perfectly awful discopop from sweden equals wonderful running.

ollie wants to be a scientist (ollie wants to be a scientist), Monday, 14 November 2005 06:25 (fifteen years ago) link

i mean dance music or anything motorik right?

nervous (cochere), Monday, 14 November 2005 07:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anybody else find themselves breathing in and out to the beat? I can ignore the beat when timing my steps, but unconciously breath along with the beat.

splates (splates), Monday, 14 November 2005 07:50 (fifteen years ago) link

yep i always do that too. that's why i tend to and pick electronic music that is pretty uptempo but not overly so.

gem (trisk), Monday, 14 November 2005 08:00 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Speed metal is always good
-- Yngwie AlmsteenMay (sgertz), Sunday, 27 March 2005 01:02 (2 years ago) Link

OTM. Just got a bunch of Slayer cassettes on ebay. I was getting sick of Appetite For Destruction and OK Computer (ipod has been broken for years, have no desire for new one).

Andi Mags, Thursday, 2 August 2007 19:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Andrew WK has to be the best exercise music ever.

Richard Wood Johnson, Thursday, 2 August 2007 19:19 (thirteen years ago) link

I think Slayer is tough to work out to, and I love the band. They are way too fast for my slovenly pace, I try to keep up with the beat, and end up getting exhausted.

I loaded some Queen on to my Ipod for the gym, it's surprisingly excellent workout music.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:49 (thirteen years ago) link


Steve Shasta, Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link

i hate listening to music when i run or work out because when i inevitably push myself too hard and feel like i'm gonna vom there is nothing i want less than a bunch of bullshitty noise in my ear

cankles, Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:57 (thirteen years ago) link

(dj) mixes/sets - recently Cosmo Galactic Prism, Sunkissed, some RA podcasts..

willem, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:32 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Went running for first time ever yesterday. Had my 2010 playlist on. Four Tet, Pawel, Pantha Du Prince, all great to run to. Owen Pallett, not so much.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 4 April 2010 10:23 (eleven years ago) link

really wanna hear this pawel album

plax (ico), Sunday, 4 April 2010 10:35 (eleven years ago) link

Likewise. Hope the run was good!

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Sunday, 4 April 2010 20:45 (eleven years ago) link

Aural Exciters "Marathon Runner" is my favourite track *about* running (though see also Fugazi "Long Distance Runner").

I always run outdoors so I don't listen to music, too risky.

seandalai, Sunday, 4 April 2010 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

Congrats Nick, that is awesome. Hope you keep running, it's as much a force in my life as music these days.

Oh, and join the party: ILX running running thread

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 5 April 2010 13:32 (eleven years ago) link

Running has hurt me. Went twice in 36 hours after having done nothing for a long time, exercise-wise. I shall run again tomorrow though, if I recover as hoped.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 5 April 2010 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

I had this looping in my head for all of a 22-miler today:

seandalai, Monday, 23 August 2010 00:15 (ten years ago) link

plax (ico), Monday, 23 August 2010 10:38 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

more sugestions, please

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:27 (eight years ago) link

Three favourites...
C-Mone - The Magnificent Seven
Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (the original, not the crappy single remix)
Iron Maiden - Wrathchild

If you want an album, try Confessions... by Madonna.

Supposed Former ILM Lurker (WeWantMiles), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:21 (eight years ago) link


Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:27 (eight years ago) link

beats in space podcasts
bubbletease communication podcasts (for short runs)

willem, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:10 (eight years ago) link


tx for yr help

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Friday, 1 March 2013 13:01 (eight years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem

greenbeens, Friday, 1 March 2013 13:16 (eight years ago) link

Ted Nugent - Live at Hammersmith '79

how's life, Friday, 1 March 2013 13:22 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...


I'm digging long jazzy/folky funk jams that build in intensity, the kind of stuff that was fashionable when "acid jazz" was big in the 90's

Terry Callier - Candy Man
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
Grant Green - Sookie Sookie

Brio2, Thursday, 28 August 2014 13:16 (six years ago) link


Ty Segall's Slaughterhouse (minus that Fuzz War feedback track) has been amazingly motivating the last couple of days for me. Newish Fucked Up record not so much.

Brio2, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 14:47 (six years ago) link

For me at the moment it's mostly ambient or quiet stuff that i can just drift along with, but i had an amazing run recently listening to Current 93's All The Pretty Little Horses on repeat through some spooky old wooded countryside in Berkshire in the early morning mist and a subsequent biblical rainstorm

john wahey (NickB), Wednesday, 3 September 2014 15:39 (six years ago) link

I hate running, but I like Miles Davis "Big Fun" for cardio.
I have the reissue with the bonus tracks from the Bitches Brew sessions. "Recollections" is crucial.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 15:52 (six years ago) link

all the pretty horses run sounds amazing

ryan elliott - panorama bar 06
dj deep - kern vol. 01
hyperdub 10.1

oh man 'jack johnson' would be great to run to re miles davis

mattresslessness, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 23:13 (six years ago) link

theo parrish ugets are a fav, especially starting with "the love i lost"

mattresslessness, Wednesday, 3 September 2014 23:15 (six years ago) link

huh funny you mention Miles. I did an On The Corner run (the two 20 minute tracks) recently. Took a bit to let myself just roll with it, but was feeling good by the end. Jack Johnson is a great idea.

Brio2, Thursday, 4 September 2014 15:43 (six years ago) link

I threw on Big Fun on runs last night and this morning. Really good call. Especially for running through Brooklyn & Manhattan at night.
I can see myself disappearing into an electric Miles rabbit hole for working out for a few weeks.
The last really aggressive run I did was soundtracked by Plastikman.
My other two favorites are Husker Du - Zen Arcade & Deafheaven - Sunbather. Both close to perfect length to run from my place to my girlfriends.

Oblique Strategies, Thursday, 4 September 2014 17:01 (six years ago) link

Brad C., Thursday, 4 September 2014 17:06 (six years ago) link

Almost any Fela record. I figure of he and his band can keep up the jams for 20+ minutes at a time I can easily keep moving too.

kwhitehead, Thursday, 4 September 2014 17:23 (six years ago) link

good idea

mattresslessness, Thursday, 4 September 2014 17:26 (six years ago) link

I'm digging long jazzy/folky funk jams that build in intensity, the kind of stuff that was fashionable when "acid jazz" was big in the 90's

Terry Callier - Candy Man
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
Grant Green - Sookie Sookie

― Brio2, Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:16 Bookmark

i'm not really into running with (or without...) music for some reason but if i was i would imagine this is an excellent call

r|t|c, Thursday, 4 September 2014 19:50 (six years ago) link

but i had an amazing run recently listening to Current 93's All The Pretty Little Horses

Be careful out there :)

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:49 (six years ago) link

techno techno techno. jeff mills/robert hood/regis/surgeon... Optimo's mix cd of r&s tracks (called In Order To Edit) is good. Running with CJ bolland's "horsepower" makes me feel like the terminator.

brimstead, Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:32 (six years ago) link

indian classical stuff is good too.

brimstead, Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:33 (six years ago) link

tangerine dream - rubycon, stratosfear, phaedra, force majeure, poland...

brimstead, Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:35 (six years ago) link

tried Kraftwerk Autobahn today. Seemed like a no-brainer but it didn't really get me going. Maybe I was just beat. Time for a day off.

Brio2, Friday, 5 September 2014 18:55 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Been giving this playlist a spin for the past two weeks and it's been perfect:

Moka, Wednesday, 8 October 2014 23:49 (six years ago) link

The Black Ghosts – Anyway You Choose To Give It - Playgroup Remix
Einmusik – E Keli - Original Version
Boy 8-Bit – Bulbs Burn Out
Modeselektor – Suckerpin - Feadz Remix
My My – Everybody's Talkin'
Delorean – Complexity Reducer
Le Tigre – Deceptacon (DFA Rmx) By Tim Goldsworthy & James Murphy for the Dfa
Martin Solveig – Everybody
Fischerspooner – Emerge - DFA Version
Ellen Allien – Just A Woman - Audion Version
Paul Kalkbrenner – Gebrünn Gebrünn
The MFA – The Difference It Makes - Original Mix
Eric Prydz – Call On Me - Radio Edit
Kiesza – Hideaway
Mylo – In My Arms - Radio Edit
Siriusmo – Gummiband - Original Version
Romeofoxtrott – Memories - Original
Nuno Dos Santos – Something Happened - Pitto Instrumental Remix
Nneka – Shining Star - Joe Goddard Remix
Kolombo – Throw Your Hands
Theophilus London – Wine & Chocolates - andhim Remix Radio Version
Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gun
Tim Deluxe – It Just Won't Do
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
Vitalic – My Friend Dario
The Field – A Paw In My Face
Dntel – (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix)
Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way - Ewan Pearson Remix
Modeselektor – Ziq Zaq
Sbtrkt – Right Thing To Do (feat. Jessie Ware)
Curses! – The Deep End - Holy Ghost! Day School Dub

Moka, Wednesday, 8 October 2014 23:56 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Konrad Celinski - arkade life

meisenfek, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 15:11 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - running fast

meisenfek, Thursday, 23 July 2020 06:42 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...

on heavy rotation for summer '21 runs (mostly new stuff with some reliable faves interspersed):

manchester orchestra "bed head"
dawn richard "bussifame"
citizen "death dance approximately"
trials "truth defiled"
!!! - "nrgq"
titus andronicus "dimed out"
freddie gibbs "god is perfect"
the armed "an iteration"
slipknot "all out life"
jimmy eat world "congratulations"
kalmah "to the gallows"
gojira "born for one thing"
thom yorke "skip divided" (modeselektor remix)
clipping. "enlacing"
the roots "thought @ work"
killer be killed "deconstructing self-destruction"
protomartyr "modern business hymns"
past lives "hex takes hold"
killing joke "you'll never get to me"
coheed "the pavilion"
refused "servants of death"
chvrches "death stranding"
the bug "skeng"
NIN "everything"
the rapture "in love divine"
these new puritans "into the fire"
dead sara "hands up"
black breath "sentenced to life"
QOTSA "head like a haunted house"
the killers "the man"
code orange "the easy way"
caligula's horse "the tempest"
moon tooth "awe at all angles"
white reaper "you deserve love"

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Monday, 3 May 2021 15:37 (one week ago) link

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