If we still lived in the age of the cassette I’d lovingly put this together for you on a TDK and pop it through your letter box (if, that is, letter boxes are still a thing). Anyway, instead, mixtapes from my ears to yours are available on mixcloud, where there is no need to craft hand-written labels that demonstrate my love and affection. Mostly, these mixtapes are what I’ve been listening to during the week; new releases, tunes I’ve encountered for the first time, old favourites and stuff I’ve dredged up – you know the score, you’ve got your own music collection. Hope you enjoy. x
“I have been thinking about what music is for a long time. Maybe half a century. And I’m still thinking and asking myself what music is. Of course, nobody has an answer.” – Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1952-2023.
The world continues to go mad. But the Anti-social Behaviour Action Plan should sort everything out, eh? Nah, of course not. At least we’ve still got music. Tracks from The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Oscar Brown Jr, Billy Valentine, Depeche Mode, Ólafur Arnalds, Lauren Early, Arooj Aftab, The Antlers, M83 and more.
“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the Earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!” – Sitting Bull.
A selection of tunes to see in the warmer times, featuring Jodie Langford, Joe Chambers, Young Fathers, Sleaford Mods, Ill Considered, GROVE, James Brandon Lewis, Emerson Kitamura and more.
From my ears to yours – 20 tunes and the added bonus of some Boris Johnson fantasy privileges committee findings. Includes tracks by DJ Koze, Sabo, Martin HERRS, Speaking In Tongues, Lucky Daye, Yasmin Lacey, Ezra Williams, Jen Cloher, Kate NV, Steve Mason, Yves Tumor and the lovely Gabriel Moreno. Consumers of TV will also recognise a couple of nods to HBO’s The Last of Us.
Why, what’s the matter, that you have such a February face? Including tracks by Burt Bacharach, Television, Automatic, Dry Cleaning, The Murder Capital, RAYE, SZA, St Vincent, Ladytron and more.