Over the past few months, we've been getting in touch with bands, celebrities and more to ask them to create eight-song-long mixtapes for YOU. So crack out your Walkman and enjoy...
This mixtape was hand-picked by Dutch band Focus's guitarist Menno Gootjes. The 70s prog-rock band, who were recently signed by label 4Worlds, have a new album out on the 24th October called Focus X, and they are touring next month.
ZZ Top - Chartreuse
ZZ Top remain one of the top class acts ever, and their new album’s great!
Mew - Chinaberry Tree
I discovered their album Mew And The Glass Handed Kytes a couple of years ago, and I think it's one of the most unique albums of the last decade. Artistic, dreamy and full of detail. I love the melodies from the Denmark group.
Metric - Speed The Collapse
New album Synthetica from Canadian indie-band Metric is once again a very good pop album. Singer Emily Haines gets under my skin, she’s great!
The Bird and the Bee - My Love
Great modern-electronic-kinda-bigband-vibe from producer Greg Kurstin. It’s clear where Lily Allen got her sound from: from Greg.
Tool - Jambi
Spiritual and intellectual soul-searching metal. I dig their approach a lot.
KISS - Creatures Of The Night
Everything started with KISS for me, so they’ll stay in my playlist forever. Old stuff is the best though.
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig - Dat Vind Je leuk He
Dutch hip-hoppers with a very refreshing sounds and a good groove.
Syd Arthur - Edge Of The Earth
New progrock from Canterbury, home of all the Soft Machines, National Healths and guys like that. I was blown away by these youngsters - they have a great sound and fresh ideas. They should be touring with us, man.