Dustin O’Halloran

Blue Summer Mixtape

With all of my regular hectic programming, I completely forgot to invite other artists and create a mix for the HC Podcast! This is immediately rectified with this wonderful Blue Summer Mixtape by the one and only Dustin O’Halloran. Oh, and if you’re just jumping on board this long-running series and want to catch up, there are a total of 330 mixes already published – almost too many to host in one place. So you can either stream them on your favourite platforms or even download the entire archive in one swoop (more on that is detailed here). But back to this fantastic modern classical voyage. Dustin is, of course, no stranger to these lands – I have been celebrating his solo piano career, collaborative film scores with Volker Bertelman (aka Hauschka), and, of course, his gorgeous project with Adam Wiltzie as A Winged Victory For The Sullen since the beginning of time. So, it’s an absolute pleasure to welcome Dustin back to the podcast with his very special selection of inspirational music. Dustin is currently celebrating his latest album for Deutsche Grammophon, titled 1 0 0 1, which I have reviewed in depth here. He is also preparing for his upcoming European tour, and you can see the schedule for his shows in Groningen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Berlin on his website here. Well, those are enough words for now. I’ll leave you with a quote about the mix from Dustin and, most importantly, the music!

Icelandic summers can feel like you’re always waiting for something to come that you have been waiting for all year, yet knowing it will be gone almost as soon as it arrives. It’s a mix of excitement and melancholy. I tried to capture that in this mix. Enjoy!

— Dustin O’Halloran


  •  Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders, London Symphony OrchestraMovement 1
  •  The CaretakerI feel as if I might be vanishing
  •  Dustin O’Halloran, Bryan Senti, Reykjavik Silfur Choir, Budapest Art OrchestraSpiritus Naturae Aeternus (Single Edit)
  •  Ennio MorriconeLa spiaggia
  •  Hikaru HayashiL’lle neu
  •  Cocteau Twins, Harold BuddSea, Swallow Me
  •  Emahoy Tsege Mariam GebruThe Last Tears of the Deceased
  •  Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar GuðjónssonAfternoon Variant
  •  Thom YorkeLetting Down Gently
  •  Lucinda ChuaAn Ocean
  •  BroadcastEcho’s Answer
  •  A Winged Victory for the SullenThe Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair
  •  Mary Lattimore, Walt McClementsThe Poppies, the Wild Mustard, the Blue-Eyed Grass
  •  A Winged Victory for the SullenSteep Hills of Vicodin Tears
  •  DevicsCome Up
  •  A Winged Victory for the SullenKeep It Dark, Deutschland