Thomas Jefferson

It started like many 80's babies, 90's children - with blank cassettes. I would listen to the local radio station, or BBC Radio 1 and record songs I liked - always frustrated when the DJ would speak over the end and wreck the mix! Much rewinding and taping over later, I'd spend hours designing the covers and scrawling the artist and track names on the sleeve in tiny writing. I've always had an eclectic taste, going through phases like every other teenager but coming out the other side with a disregard for genres and pigeon holes, just an endless desire for more music and to keep learning. Raised in a musician’s household, I played piano and guitar, was in the school band version of The Strokes and went on to study Popular Music at Liverpool University, the home of The Beatles, the only place I wanted to study. Deepening my knowledge and understanding there, I got into the Liverpool music scene, writing for local music rags interviewing the local talent. I’ve worked in hospitality, always finding a way to bring my love of music to the fore - curating playlists a small group of bars and restaurants, bringing in live bands and DJs and relishing spinning some tunes when the DJ didn't show up. Nowadays I do festival and events work, with music still filtering through everything I do. I always have something on in the background, always looking to create the perfect soundscape for every situation and mood. I consider myself to a be soundscaper, sound architect if it doesn't sound too grand and dream of creating soundtracks to films, tv shows as well as putting my own musical creations to movement and dance. You can find some old scratchy soundscapes on my Soundcloud. My lists are always curated with the greatest care - I really want to immerse in the field or focus of the list. My greatest passions are in the kitchen, the yoga mat and wandering the globe and I have countless lists that evoke those places, which you can find on my Spotify. It's not so much about a formula or a genre for me, but a feeling - being able to put myself in that place when I hear the right song. You can also find me on Instagram @tjeffo7786 and Twitter @TomJeffo

Tears in the Rain

4 July 2022

When you need sad music on a rainy day…, featuring artists like: Mazzy Star, Audioslave, Belle and Sebastian, Mando Diao, Dear Tenement, Lord Huron, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

Relaxed Experimental

8 November 2021

This list is your gateway to a more relaxed state – featuring artists like Edamame, Robot Koch, Anchorsong, il:lo, ((( O ))), Four Tet, Nils Frahm, Emancipator

Kinematic Wave – Field Works, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

25 September 2021

Field Works create music from the every day world around us, see music in everything. Carefully capturing and lovingly crafting and stitching these sounds together to create a network of interconnected sounds, of captured moments.

Song in 60 Seconds

24 September 2021

A MusicTo collaborative playlist of songs in and around one minute – featuring artists like The Clash • Bad Religion • M.I.A • Cru • Opeth • Pratley • BA Johnson • The Linda Lindas • Ramones

Broken Hearted Kota – Joseph Shabason

23 August 2021

Funky, flowing guitar riffs join muffled, dusty sax in the melange of sounds caressing their ways through our veins, into our bloodstream until our very being is embodied by the sweet, sweet sounds.

50:50 (Grooves to Span Time)

1 July 2021

50 years of urban delights from 1971 – 2021: A journey through Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rap and Hip Hop – featuring artists like Roy Ayers • Prince • Miami Sound Machine • Eric B & Rakim • Gang Starr • The Roots • Nightmares On Wax • J Cole

Lace – Random Rab

1 June 2021

Beauty can be found in the simplest of movements, the repetition of rhythms that grow in depth the more time we spend with them and soften into them.

~ Stillness ~

27 May 2021

Music meditation – a temple of sounds for meditative states – featuring artists like Marconi Union • Brian Eno • Jonsi • A Winged Victory For The Sullen • William Basinski • 36 • Slow Dancing Society • Chihei Hatakeyama

Places – Shlohmo

18 May 2021

Places oozes a sensuality in its flow and presents a chance to connect with your body and be playful.

Shanghai – Swindle

11 May 2021

Swindle’s method and musicianship embodies this meeting and embracing at the crossroads of sound and flow.