Yumi Stynes' Fresh Air Mixtape for the road

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Yumi Stynes dropped by to chat with Kinderling Conversation's Shevonne Hunt and Kinderling's music director Lorna Clarkson about her fave tunes for the road. Here's her edgy soundtrack!

Listen to Yumi on Kinderling Conversation:

Fresh Air Mixtape

1.  Jonas Blue - 'Perfect Strangers'

A delicious pop confection. Mercy, my two-year-old, starts to get shiny in the eyes when this comes on.  I love the fake drop to chorus - only the experienced listener knows to wait for the real drop!

2.  Jax Jones feat Raye - 'You Don't Know Me'

So much attitude in one song.  Kids recognise attitude, before they even have any of their own!  Raye sometimes gets mistaken for Rihanna but she's English, and a bit of a chav.

3.  Black Sabbath - 'War Pigs'

Mercy would be lulled into a calm by this grinding guitar number, which has been described as "The Greatest Heavy Metal Song - ever!" - by Guitar World

4.  FKA Twigs - 'Two Weeks'

Language warning! That synth sound makes the brain inside my skull vibrate and I'm sure it has the same sort of effect on the kids, who tune in and go all peaceful when they hear this.

5.  Rolling Stones - 'She's A Rainbow'

I have three daughters and they are all rainbows and this song is so timeless and painfully good actually just writing this makes my eyes prick with tears.

6.  Lorde - 'Green Light'

Lorde is just a kid herself and has a form of synasthesia - where she can 'see' colours in sounds.  She hates and is disgusted by tan sounds but is filled with delight by 'green' music.  This song is so complicated and deranged and perfect that it's like being a teenager all over again.

7.  K-FLAY - 'Blood in the Cut'

Very simple and clever.  Language warning!  Kids like to bang toys together and drum on windows and rubbish bins and tins of formula and anything they can get their hands on and this is a very bashy song.

8.  Ariana Grande - 'One Last Time'

All the ugly associations of super-slick over-produced pop music are right here in this song which transcends its own horrendousness by hitting those ecstatic high notes. Miraculous. Revelatory.

9.  Mark Ronson - 'Bang Bang Bang'

Sounds like being young!  Every song on this album is killer, no filler, and for a moment in 2010, ever spin took listeners one step closer to being cool. Again.

10.  Childish Gambino - 'Redbone'

My daughter loves Childish Gambino but thinks he is called 'Chinese Beano'.  I am also a fan and sometimes have dreams about Donald Glover where we're both in the nude.

The following playlist may contain songs with explicit lyrics or adult themes and Kinderling advises listener discretion.

Kinderling's got you covered for driving this Easter long weekend, with a whole bunch of Mixtapes for you to press play and enjoy! Listen online or download them to play offline on our app.

See more Mixtapes:

:: Australia's Favourite Road Trip
:: On the Road Again
:: Homeward Bound
:: Car Karaoke