Playing tracks by
Elysia Crampton, Sarathy Korwar, William Tyler, Moses Sumney, NAO and more.
It’s time to look back on 2016, a year of growth, loss, certainty and shock. There’s only one thing I turn to to help dial up the ups and work around the downs, so my last mixtapes of the year have been a welcome indulgence into something I know will keep my feet on the ground and my head in the clouds.
As always there’s been so much to listen to, so much to love. So it’s only right – especially as it’s a time of giving – that December sees not one but two mixtapes come your way,compiled to reflect the two sides of Christmas.
This first mixtape is for the more peaceful moments, for big red wine, roaring fires and reflection. Each track is pulled from one of my favourite albums of the year, those records that have stood out amongst the deluge of music and caused a moment of calm, comfort or consciousness. It’s not all jingle bells and plum pudding, but it’s a chance to take a breath amongst the madness, stare in to the fire, remember what’s been and hope for what might come.