Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Best New Albums: January-March 2010

It's been a while since I've posted anything on here, but I can assure you that I'm still DJing and still checking out lots of new music; probably even a bit too much. (Some things will never change).

A quick update for 2010 so far... The London Underground has been going strong since January at a couple of relatively new (and great) downtown venues - one Saturday a month at The Morrissey House and one Thursday a month at Nite Owl. Both nights still feature danceable rock n' roll - from the best new indie rock and electro, to post-punk, new wave, Brit pop, and everything in between.

On the topic of good new music... back in early April I put together a mix of songs from my favourite albums of the first quarter of 2010 (January-March). I've given it to a few friends on CD over the past couple months, but I've now also uploaded it here for you to download and check out...


As you'll hear, it's not just a bunch of songs randomly thrown together. I've tried to create some semblance of a good "mixtape" with a coherent track order, within the confines of including only the best songs from my favourite albums. Sometimes my musical tastes can seem a bit schizophrenic, but DJ sets and mixes like this give me a good chance to tie it all back together. And these mixes in particular let me share some of the music that I love, but wouldn't normally play at a live DJ night.

Going forward, I'll most likely put together another mix like this for each subsequent quarter of the year. In fact, I already have a lot of the songs picked for the April to June mix. I'll just need to see what good music comes out in June and then put it all together. Expect to see a download link for that posted here sometime in early July.