Thumbnail image for post titled - Beyond Spotify Wrapped

Beyond Spotify Wrapped

Some items really captured my attention in a way that spotify wrapped could not present. Including lots of items from other curators & friends

I spent a lot of time chasing depth within my library. Deep diving on artists, record labels, 'obscure' sub-genres. It has been lots of fun, and only the beginning of the journey

This is also the year I got really cozy with bandcamp, discogs, tidal, as well as reacquainting with soundcloud & mixcloud.

N.B: if this is your first time on here, be sure to quickly check how to use this site

Experimental slices

History & context behind clicks & cuts

4AM energy

This Red Bull interview gives some good history on the footwork genre.

The Hoavi album was released by the label Peak Oil, home to Topdown Dialectic, whom I also really enjoyed listening to this year. I'm definitely going to do a deep dive of their releases at some point in the future

These drums are amazing. Grateful to have bumped into Church & Matt's music. They have some music on bandcamp too.

DJ mixes

I had this one on repeat for quite a while. Was a very good mix for crate diggig, led me to quite a number of tracks that featured in my own mixes.


I embraced it a bit more than in the past. I have autoplay off on all my streaming apps, which resulted in me having lots of quiet moments.

Was weird at first, but I grew to enjoy it. This is a big step for someone who's used to having headphones on 90% of the time😄from a perpetual "won't do anything without music" to embracing silent moments felt serene.

Hip Hop, Grime

There's a month or two when I had Ghetts on repeat almost every day!

Ambient & work friendly bits


Random thought that flew into my head the other day -> "if you don’t enjoy pop, you’re just purposefully trying to be unhappy" 😂 I've had fun with a fair share of pop this year. Some Favourites

Friends, fellow curators

My library has grown as a team effort. Really appreciate these tunes that have been shared.

Ajnkana releases

Ajnkana had a solid year of releases, I've enjoyed tracks from every single one of them. I've also played a bunch of them in my mixes this year, good times!



dreamy, drones, jazzy drums, Boards of Canada sonics too.


The track above is what led me to Jazz Codes!