Begun in 2014, SpinCycle - the regularly-updated Spotify playlist of my current listening - now stands at almost 500 songs. Packed with multi-genre gems (new, old and obscure) it has quietly attracted a following of over 5,000 dedicated listeners.
I wanted to create the perfect shuffle playlist, one where you never wanted to skip a track. I genuinely love everything on there. It’s what I listen to all the time and totally reflects my taste. I have listened to music passionately since the early seventies when I was a kid with a transistor radio, a jazz musician for a father and four older siblings with divergent record collections. When I was young I could hear Roland Kirk, Roy Harper and Roberta Flack all coming out of different rooms at the same time.
My time as a deep house DJ in the 2000s played to my love of crate-digging and the pleasure of the unexpected find, but in some ways it was very narrow and genre-specific. With my return to singer-songwriting and SpinCycle I guess I have gone back to the wider influences of my youth.
Hit the play button and have fun.