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Fresh Five: This Week's Top Archival Tracks

19 Jul 2023

Our fantastic music directors pick the top five tracks from various genres each week to make your search much easier.  

This week, we are featuring our top archival tracks handpicked by our music director, Mark Gracious. 

As always, the latest Archival Recordings offer a variety of styles and sounds from yesteryear, just waiting to be explored! Here're five standouts that reflect a mix of Jazz, Latin, Vibey, Synth, and Guitar moods that could pass for a modern, hipster groove and an early Moog jam perfect for a far-out, impossible mission! 

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 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.