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.
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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.
- Goosebumps mixes
- Blueish radio by Puma Blue constantly delivered quality. Very relaxed vibe, spanning across multiple genres. World-class curator, this gent.
- music4programming by Datassette remains a refuge I adore. I enjoyed spending time on that site.
- Soundcloud playlist with 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 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!