24 hours to invent the future of music

A great deal of my work recently has been in the area of music hacks, playful research and creative innovation. It’s a fascinating space to work in, and it’s forming the basis of a book I’m just starting to work on. Right now, I’m in Brussels...

The iconic variation solution

I’m still messing with playlists. If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll note that I mentioned that one of the fine-tuning problems with my continuous mix of music was the ‘resting’ issue – particularly of Gold tracks. In other words...

And the beat goes on…

While I’ve been listening to – and occasionally tweaking – the rather pleasing continuous mixes of music I’ve been creating for myself (so far, I have a day playlist and a night playlist), I’ve noticed some interesting things. First...

In search of ‘The Right Next Song’

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me – but I’m a bit obsessed with playlists and mixtapes. I like to make compilations of songs. There’s nothing particularly special about that, I guess. But it is something I think a good deal...

End of year music list

I like end of year lists. Not other people’s – but my own. I like making lists far more than I like reading them. Don’t get me wrong – I love discovering music, but top 5, 10, 20 or 100 lists of music I’ve mostly not yet encountered often...