We present you the music selection that our friends from Sharemyplaylists have handpicked for this month.
SXSW 2013 Picks (sxpicks.com)
SMP user Matthew Averkamp is the man behind this year’s consummate guide to SXSW. The music, film and interactive conference and festival is held in Austin, Texas, every year – with 2013 boasting a stellar lineup of new and emerging bands. This playlist takes in 60 of those artists, and features everyone from alt-J, Everything Everything and Haim to lesser-known but equally brilliant acts such as Wildcat! Wildcat!, Bastille and So Many Wizzards. Super stuff.
Produced by Dan Auerbach
We’re all familiar with Dan Auerbach’s work, right? He’s the absolutely lethal guitarist, howler and man with a great beard from the Black Keys. But did you know he’s also a top producer? Auerbach has sat behind the mixing desk for everyone from Dr. John, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Hacienda, to JEFF the Brotherhood, Buffalo Killers and Brimstone Howl. A brilliant playlist for Dan fans and newcomers alike. Great stuff from SMP user Katie Hamre.
Miami WMC Warm-Up
The word “conference” just doesn’t seem right. A week-long party, featuring the best DJs in the world, held at prosperously glamourous locations, brimming with beautiful people … WMC is the electronic music “conference” held every March in Miami Beach, Florida. Our press passes seem to have gotten lost in the post, this year, so we’re making do with this mixtape put together by SMP user SamA. It features 50 tracks – spanning almost 10 hours – by many of artists taking part. If your tickets were also lost in the post, this one’s for you.
March’13 Acid Jazz Hispano
You’re a fan of real music – proper singer-songwriters, killer musicians, unique voices. But you have eclectic tastes – from hip-hop to house, from blues to jazz, from funk to soul. Well, we’ve got just the ticket for you … March’13 Acid Jazz Hispano joins the dots between all the musical genres that matter, throwing together everyone from the Brand New Heavies, Emperors New Clothes and Black Market Audio to Miles Davis, Nas and 4hero. Superb, as always. A bona fide must-hear mixtape.
Weekly Top 50 Tracks
Harlem Shake back to back with Greyhound. Urban Photograph into Thrift Shop. David Guetta lining up next to Skrillex. Ever wondered which songs SMP users listen to the most? Wonder no more. Every Monday we publish a chart of the 50 most popular tracks from the previous week – this playlist contains all of the songs from that chart. It’s updated weekly – and always full of surprising new entries – so don’t forget to subscribe.
Fat Daddy’s Groove Bag
This mixtape is a winner on all fronts: it has a killer title, Fat Daddy’s Groove Bag; it features nifty playlist artwork, we think you’ll agree; and, most importantly, it’s brimming with incredible music … Yes, what we have he is over 70 tracks – spanning over seven hours – of the finest, grooviest funky soul and jazz instrumentals from the 60s and 70s. A veritable feast of cool tunes. Well played, Michael Sean. Hit shuffle and see what you discover.
The Soundtrack to March 2013
It’s a big, big month for new music. And who better to guide us through the riders and runners than SMP superuser Phil Wilce, and his playlist staple the Soundtrack to… March’s edition features, “50 tracks of the finest fresh meat,” Wilce says. “100% Guaranteed.” He gives a nod to Jagwar Ma, Laura Mvula, Bowie and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, while we’re all over tracks by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Waifs & Strays, Junip and Gold Panda, to name just a few. Ignore the naysayers, this mixtape is a thoroughbred.
Django Unchained Mixtape
When we first saw this Django Unchained mixtape, SMP user Sándor Békési had our curiosity. But once we listend to it, he had our attention … This is no original soundtrack, either. It’s a collection of, ‘Songs that fit in the atmosphere and style of Django Unchained.’ Feature here: everyone from Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Bob Dylan to the Toot Toot Toots, Slow Joe & the Ginger Accident and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Feel Better…Now: Uplifting Rock
Nothing – absolutely nothing – makes the heart sing quite like Elbow’s One Day like This. Feeling blue? Bruce Springsteen’s the Rising will perk you up. For a musical shot in the arm, you can’t beat a bit of Joe Cocker’s Feelin’ Alright. “We all need some encouragement throughout our busy and stressful lives,” says SMP user Chris Junkin. “Regardless of the circumstances, the right music alone can improve one’s disposition.” We couldn’t agree. Nice idea; good, solid, feel-good mixtape.
House Music 2013
We’ve only gone and given our in-house house mixtape a touch-up … As regular readers will already know, we do have a penchant for dance music, here at SMP. Deep and groovy, dark and techy, uplifting and jackin’ … if you can dance to it, we’re all over it. Which is why we’ve put our heads together to come up with a weekly mixtape full of best new house tracks around – and it’s just been updated. If you’re looking for a soundtrack to your weekend misadventures, look no further. Play loud!