Dangerous - The xx

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Dangerous - The xx

I had such a bizarre experience recently. Unless you're incredibly fortunate, you've probably heard of this little old dating app known as Tinder. I've used it every so often throughout my tenure as a single dude, to varying degrees of 'success', but for the most part I've treated it as a casual novelty that whiles away the time before someone of substance shows up…

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Dreamer - Livin’ Joy

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Dreamer - Livin’ Joy

Hello hello, welcome back and happy new year, all that good tidings and thank God Christmas is finally over! I hope you’ve all been sticking to your New Years resolutions; I know I have, I had a to-do list the size of my arm coming into January and I’ve managed to whittle it down to one, albeit mighty, item left to tackle…

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Drama Free - deadmau5, Lights

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Drama Free - deadmau5, Lights

Lately I've been having these bizarre pangs of existential confusion, and I have to tell you kids, it's pretty bloody weird. 

I'm 27 with a fairly decent job and enough freedom to focus on my creative goals, but there's this insidious little voice in my head that recently has been getting loud enough to hear over the other nonsensical bullshit that rattles around in this old noggin of mine…

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Origin - Far Out

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Origin - Far Out

If there's one thing I look for in a track above all else, it's a powerful sense of story. I don't just mean that the lyrics really capture an emotion - often the most vivid songs are the one that use no words. What I'm talking about is a track that builds a soundscape right before your very ears,…

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Happiness - Sagan

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Happiness - Sagan

*Villains Beware: the following content is not suitable for those of a malevolent disposition*

Earlier this year, Andrew and I attempted an experiment. For a whole month, we swapped playlists, completely entrusting one to run the other's list in a way that stayed true to the central theme but also putted an added twist on the existing paradigm…

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Faded Away (feat. Icona Pop) - SWACQ Remix - Sweater Beats, Icona Pop, SWACQ

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Faded Away (feat. Icona Pop) - SWACQ Remix - Sweater Beats, Icona Pop, SWACQ

I get a lot of track submissions. Some are good; some are bad. Some are downright ridiculous. They span all different genres and styles, from artists with hundreds of thousands of streams to those with virtually none. It's always exciting listening to the latest track to land in my inbox (and I do genuinely listen to every one!), and I never know what to expect when I follow that Spotify link into the unknown…

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Loyal - ODESZA

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Loyal - ODESZA

Remember when I said this playlist was about providing a superhero soundtrack to your everyday routine? This week I'm laying it on thick with ODESZA's new-but-not-really release 'Loyal' - brace yourself as military snare rolls, mysterious arpeggios and a FILTHY brass section collide to weave a cinematic soundscape that just screams EPIC…

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