Mixtape Mondays | Introducing Spotify Daily Mix

Monday, October 03, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

Hello folks, it is been a while and I can only apologise, but yay, I am back! And if you're like me a big Spotify fan you probably have noticed that since last week a new icon appeared on your library, right above your Playlists, named Your Daily Mix. Well, that pretty much says it all, or does it? If you're keen on the Discover Weekly playlist which Spotify puts together every Monday with tailored suggestions of new music based on your listening habits, then Your Daily Mix might also hit the spot.

The Birmingham lads from Broken Witt Rebels, these guys have such good energy live!

The main differences I'd say are it does not comprise of only one set of 30 songs which are completely replaced every Monday, but... It can be up to 6 different ever growing tailored playlists which very cleverly group together your favourite music and, every so often - so far, at least for me, only very sporadically - comes up with a new suggestion. 

So far I've 4 daily mixes and although Spotify doesn't "allow" you to share those playlists, it has a feature for you to easily copy the songs into a playlist, which I did in order to share with you lot. 

These are not genre specific playlists, don't let the "grouping" fool you. Yes, there is some logic to the madness of the clever algorithms, but it goes beyond rock, blues, r&b... You get a taster of what to expect from the bands which these playlists are named after. So let's get down to business and here they are:

Mixtape Mondays | Daily Mix 1

We Are Scientists, Travis, Jake Bugg
This is pretty much my every day playlist. No wonder it has already 4 hours worth of music! Not many surprises there, just a few unheard tracks from bands a listen to a lot and a couple of new finds so far.

Mixtape Mondays | Daily Mix 2

Érika Martins, A Banda Mais Bonita Da Cidade, Los Hermanos
The Brazilian Music playlist. Forget genre, it goes from 80s, to indie, to MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) to samba.

Mixtape Mondays | Daily Mix 3

Queen, Redbone, Lynyrd Skynyrd
The surprise playlist. Not too sure how this came into being. It feels like Spotify had to group everything I listen to and it couldn't be categorised in any of the other 3 in this playlist. I didn't even have any recollection of a single Redbone song, but somehow it works, it has Beatles, Elton John, Bowie, Dire Straits... I mean, I can work with it.

Mixtape Mondays | Daily Mix 4

Broken Witt Rebels, The Districts, Kaleo 
Been thinking about this one and why not describe it as the Postmodern Mixtape playlist? It is filled with what I can only imagine are upcoming bands as I haven't heard of many of them, but already love. So far it has 146 songs and I can't wait to see what's gonna come next

*** I will keep you updated and add more to these 4 as and when there is enough material. And you can expect a fresh new post if any of these start to shape in a different way. Keep tuned.