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The Mixtapes

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

Spring in your step…

20 tunes to put a spring in your step, including Orbital, Req, The WAEVE, Two Lone Horsemen, Bibio, Anna B Savage, Born Ruffians, Miya Folick, Seefeel, Indigo De Souza and more.

Raindrops keep fallin’…

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.

Funky February…

Funky tunes to get us moving in February, including Cimafunk, Kimbra, Samia, Nina Simone, Diesler, Prince and more.

The Sunday contortion…

The Sunday Contortion: A mixed bag of tunes that includes The Snuts, The Reytons, Royal Blood, Bush Tetras, Belleruche, Mr Scruff, Patti Smith and The Cinematic Orchestra.

Risk is our business…

A journey into the 21st century. You’ll be amazed at what you hear, accompanied by William Shatner. With tracks by Rozi Plain, Circa Waves, Derrick Gardner & the Big Dig! Band, The Dickies, Billy Nomates, Funkadelic, Parliament, Simian Mobile Disco, Coldcut, Soulwax and more.

We could get higher…

A mixed bag of tunes, featuring Loyle Carner, Self Esteem, Lizzy McAlpine, Leftfield, FènixDion, Warmduscher, Little Simz, Charlotte Adigery and more.

Digging the December dirt…

25 tracks to see December in, featuring Fazerdaze, Wet Leg, Wire, New York Dolls, The Stooges, Yard Act, Sault, Throbbing Gristle, STRFKR, Manu Dibango and more.

World Cup feelings…

It’s the most controversial World Cup in history. Giovanni Infantino has strong feelings, all of them wrong. A rag bag of loosely-related tunes, including Charles Bradley, Ben Lamar Gay, Gramatik, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Zoë Keating, Stormzy, Chip Wickham, Esbjörn Svensson and more.

Fly away somewhere…

Mood music, featuring Weyes Blood, Laney Jones, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Blakey, Portishead, Prince, Miles Davis and more…

Blown leaves make bat-shapes…

“Wind warns November’s done with. The blown leaves make bat-shapes, Web-winged and furious.”Sylvia Plath

Here are some tunes to tame the web-winged and furious and get you through November, along with some studio disharmony courtesy of The Troggs. Including The Beta Band, The Budos Band, Fela Kuti, Duval Timothy, Massive Attack, Bill Frisell, Neu!, Melt Yourself Down and more.