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Fresh Five: This Week’s Top Archival Tracks

24 May 2023

Each week, our fantastic music directors pick the top five tracks from various genres to make your search a lot easier.  This week, we are featuring our top archival tracks handpicked by our music director, Mark Gracious. 

This month’s variety of Archival selections covering the 70s and 80s have one trait in common – they are stone cold jams. From Psyche Rock exploration, a glass-cutting Soul-Brass breakdown, graduating Mecha-Acoustic slow burn, a fresh Jazz flute vehicle to an inspiring and euphoric take on a Classical staple, these creative selections will bring glory-days panache to your film, commercial, sports and documentary projects. 

Listen to the entire playlist. 

Mark Gracious, Music Director 

As a young musician originally hailing from Chicago, Mark's zeal for music has taken him from the Windy City to Athens, GA; Los Angeles to Wilmington, NC; and back again to L.A., as pursuits in both the creative and industry sides of music dictated his future. Just as comfortable marketing frontline artists at both indie and major labels as he is in the lo-fi home recording environment, he has a bonafide “jack-of-all trades” background.  

With musical inspiration provided by Devo, Rush, The Ventures, Pavement and James Brown, he brings the ability to tame unruly minutia, morphing it into meaningful and life-changing detail. When not supporting workflow and analytics for the APM Music Department and providing APM clients with high-priority music assets, you can find him scarfing burritos and keeping the streets of L.A. safe while rolling with the Chromies of the 4130 Subway Series, The world’s largest monthly group BMX ride.