Birthday Note


August 26th 2013, 5am

I am Teagan Kelk. I was born 20 years ago give or take about 8 hours. I am proud of what I have done and what I have learned in my twenty years of living. I know that I could have lived more intelligently, more positively, more fairly to others, more kindly to myself, more sparingly on the planet, etc. I know I could be more and better than I am.

The biggest thing that I’ve come to terms with over this past year is that I am already at my destination – and I will always be and have always been. The point of life is to live, not to wait until you’re ready to live it right.

I used to fall into thinking that once I got famous for my music, then it would be ‘real life’ as Logic says in one of his tracks. I’d be at my destination and obviously I imagined a happy, perfect, comfortable world to go along with this.

That world doesn’t exist on Planet Earth for anyone for too long until their experience twists for the worse somehow. We have happy feelings and awful feelings in us. We have 1′s and 0′s within us, good and bad feelings, right and wrong decisions, smart and dumb actions, ups and downs, ins and outs, circles and lines, so much DUALITY.

I used to stress myself out trying to do EVERYTHING the right way, and I envied those who could seemingly do everything right without much effort. Now I realize the reason it seemed so easy to them is because it was! When you let go, the thing you let go of often has a tendency to come back to you, eventually. And don’t confuse letting go with giving up. Giving up is a phrase we usually say to describe a surrender on the good guys’ part. Letting go is a more peaceful act of… taking that intense, worked up, anxious, frustrating IDEA that’s crawling around in your head like a spider and letting it… just crawl out of your head. Hey, why did you put a spider in your head anyway?!

Comeback Mix


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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD a zip file containing each piece of the mixtape, separated into 12 mp3s (one per song)! This makes it easy to skip between songs when listening in iTunes, or listening on a CD (in your car while cruiiiiiisin’, for example.)

Previous mixtapes I’ve done have been more about including songs I really want to share, and designing nice transitions between them in Ableton.

This mixtape (and many more mixtapes to come) is designed to not only mix between good songs but to try and spice them up in my own way and do interesting creative things with them. As such, you may not like what I did to these songs. Also remember that this is not a mix that I took 40 minutes and recorded using turntables. I designed this 40-minute audio “story” with Ableton Suite & the APC40 over the course of 2 weeks.

I hope you enjoy it, but if you don’t, I don’t really care because I really do. :D

TRACK LIST

1. Adventure Time – Old Tart Toter’s Monologue (This Cosmic Dance…)
2. Major Lazer – Get Free (ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors)
3. Teaganbear – If Our Love (MASHUP of Knife Party, Morgan Page ft. Lizzie, Zedd ft. Foxes, Spencer & Hill)
4. Teaganbear – Fire Feelings (MASHUP of Avicii, Flo Rida ft. Etta James, Zedd ft. Matthew Koma)
5. Matt Sofo Feat Xander Pratt – Piranha (Komes Remix)
6. Steve Aoki ft. Rivers Cumo – Earthquakey People (ALVIN RISK Remix + Teaganbear Trappy Edit)
7. Freestylers – Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)
8. Teaganbear – Fade Into A Flashback (MASHUP of Singularity ft. Steffi Nguyen, Calvin Harris)
9. Teaganbear – I Cannot Sleep ‘Cuz I Love It (MASHUP of Reece Low, Farleon, Odille, Michael White, SpekrFreks, Relentless)
10. Skrillex – All I Ask Of You
11. XXYYXX – About You
12. Outro (Wherever You Lay Is A Cloud)