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A collection of mixes and playlists made over the years:

 

08 Companion

Taking solitary meanders in the dead of night

— Dublin, Mar 2022

07 Islands

Dreaming of islands and making mixes out of old Swedish jazz records

— Dublin, Jun 2021

06 Marble

Playing music from the PA system at a design conference

— Copenhagen, Aug 2017

05 Divers

Marking midsummer with a new mix to celebrate Scandinavian summers

— Copenhagen, Jun 2016

04 Colours

Making a mix as a thank you to a stranger on the internet

— London, Mar 2015

03 Cassette

Throwing parties with friends where everybody brings drinks and a mixtape

— Dublin, Feb 2009

02 Cinema

Dreaming of travel and other great pursuits

— Dublin, Nov 2009

01 Architecture

Soundtracking cities, bus trips and beautiful sunny days

— Aarhus, Jul 2008

Spotify

2022

2022

My favourite tracks from 2022

— Dec 2022

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New Jazz Twenty Two

10 jazz tracks that I enjoyed in 2022

— Dec 2022

ColourTheory5

Colour Theory Nᵒ05

Studio sounds

— Mar 2021

ColourTheory4

Colour Theory Nᵒ04

Studio sounds

— Jan 2021

2022.2

2021

My favourite tracks from 2021

— Dec 2021

newjazz21

New Jazz Twenty One

10 jazz tracks that I enjoyed in 2021

— Dec 2021

classical

Classical

Everyone loves the classics

— Jul 2021

gaydisco

Discothèque

Let me dance off this pandemic

— Jul 2021

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Running

Hundreds of miles going nowhere

— Jun 2021

queens

Queens: 1960–2020

A women of pop playlist feat. one song from every year

— Mar 2021

intoyou_v2

Into You

Suburban love in ripoff trackies

— Mar 2021

31songs

New Jazz Twenty

10 jazz tracks that I enjoyed in 2020

— Dec 2020

2020.1

2020

My favourite tracks from 2020

— Dec 2020

ColourTheory3

Colour Theory Nᵒ03

Studio sounds

— Nov 2020

ColourTheory2

Colour Theory Nᵒ02

Studio sounds

— Jul 2020

frameworks

Frameworks

Music for working — a  mix of minimalism, jazz, electronic beats and film scores

— Jun 2020

Ireland: 1960–2020

Ireland: 1960–2020

One Irish song from every year

— Mar 2020

2019

2019

My favourite tracks from 2019

— Dec 2019

ColourTheory

Colour Theory Nᵒ01

Studio sounds

— Dec 2019

hiphop_v2

Hip Hop

Hip hop music with a jazz vibe

— Nov 2019

europe

Eurowave

Crisp sounds, continental synths, and a baseline played by a part-time geography teacher...

— Nov 2019

covers

Covers

Same, Same but Different

— Oct 2019

jazz

Jazz

Old and new

— Sep 2019

atlasofease

Atlas of Ease

A little bit of calm

— Apr 2019

evening

Evening Draws To A Close

Gentle tunes for the end of the day

— Feb 2019

2018

2018

My favourite tracks from 2018

— Dec 2018

scandinavianlove

Nordicania

Music from Northern Europe

— Apr 2018

2017

2017

My favourite tracks from 2017

— Dec 2017

Autumn-copy

Autumn

The fairest of the seasons

— Sept 2017

amerika

Amerika

A cynical 4th of July playlist

— Jul 2017

romanticsoul

Romantic Soul

A playlist of love songs

— Feb 2017

2016

2016

My favourite tracks from 2016

— Dec 2016

christmas

Christmas

Beautiful time of the year!

— Dec 2016

2015

2015

My favourite tracks from 2015

— Dec 2015

smackhits

Smack Hits

Now That's What I Call Songs About Heroin!

— March 2014

2014

2014

My favourite tracks from 2014

— Dec 2014

2013

2013

My favourite tracks from 2013

— Dec 2013

spark

Spark it Up

Getting into reggae

— December 2012

2012

2012

My favourite tracks from 2012

— Dec 2012

2011

2011

My favourite tracks from 2011

— Dec 2011

2010

2010

My favourite tracks from 2010

— Dec 2010

britpop

90s Britpop, etc.

The sound of Britain in the 1990s

— July 2010

Deep Dives

One thing I really enjoy is going through the back-catalogues of big acts and listening to their full discographies. It's amazing to hear where their hits fit into their history and it's also great to discover some of their over-looked releases. It's an ongoing hobby but here are some of the artists I've explored so far:

I've discovered that, for some acts, it's more fun to make more specific playlists. For The Beatles, I picked one favourite track from each album.

I've also made some relaxing playlists based on the music of Aphex Twin and Yo La Tengo.