Audio: Tom Vek – A Chore (Tom Vek Re-Edit)

Tom Vek has remixed… himself. It’s just the thing I needed to bring me out of my funk this morning – hopefully it’ll help you likewise. Courtesy of Soundcloud and Island Records.

 A Chore – Tom Vek’s RE-EDIT by tomvek


Audio: Burial – NYC

Here’s the latest Burial track, NYC, taken from the Street Halo EP on Hyperdub. This might disappear at some point, so take a listen while you can and pick up the EP on Hyperdub’s website.


Video: Tom Vek – A Chore

I think I speak for a fair few members of the Spotisfaction staff when I say: welcome back, Tom Vek, you have been sorely missed. Enjoy this, his video for ‘A Chore’. Many loves for this track.



Today at Spotisfaction

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been listening to today:


153 Spotisfaction Friday – 25th March 2011 – Mike Sheldrick

Morning kids. What an awesome week we’re having, no? Some daft bugger has closed all the blinds in the office today, so I’m taking far more coffee breaks than is strictly necessary to try and wrest back some sunshine.

I went airsofting last night with some friends (think paintball, but indoors and with BBs instead of paint) and tripped whilst heroicly pegging it away from the other team… consequently I’ve completely knackered my shoulder. I’m sat here, high on ibuprofen, trying not to move. My poor wife (who is 8-months pregnant and can barely move, too) had to help dress me this morning. Oh how the mighty have fallen, eh! So, if you see me around this weekend, be gentle otherwise I might cry at you.


Today’s playlist is courtesy of Mighty Mike Sheldrick and is entitled Barefaced Optimism. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect here, but this whole playlist works really well. Nothing like a sunny day and some undeniably classic tunes to cheer you up! Make sure to hit the read more link to see what Mike has to say about this mix – worth reading.

Bring on the weekend.



152 Spotisfaction Monday – 14th March 2011 – Jo Hawling

Morning kids. I trust everyone had a fantabulous weekend? Mine was pretty good – I did very little except for shopping, watching rugby and chilling out. Awesome.

Today’s playlist is by one of my two joint-favourite Hawlings, Jo, and is quite the eclectic mix of strong tracks. This playlist has completely evaporated my Monday morning blues – very impressive stuff indeed.

Remember remember that your playlists are the life-blood of this place. If today’s playlist has inspired you to create your own (as well it bloody well should!), chuck it our way. Laters!

Also, if you like what Spotisfaction is all about, please get in touch and we’ll have a chat about how you can help. HAVE A GREAT MONDAY AND STUFF, YEAH?



151 Spotisfaction Wednesday – 8th March 2011 – Dave Christensen

Good morning folks. I’m going to be an honest bunny and put my hands up – I’ve been slacking horrendously with Spotisfaction. I won’t bore you with the excuses, but I will tell you that I’m going to try and find time to update a little more often. I got a little burnt out with running the site over Christmas, but I’m re-energised and ready to share some more Spotify playlists with you all. On that note, of course, if you have one you’re working on, send it our way ;)

I’ve spent this evening going through our backlog (wow, you guys have been busy! I’ll work through them over the next couple of weeks, I promise <3), so here’s one out of my “I’ve been listening to this playlist quite a lot, I should probably give it the post it deserves!” list! It comes from my favourite Dave, Dave Christensen, and is entitled “Fleeting Love”.



News Videos

Video: Radiohead – Lotus Flower

So, Radiohead have moved the release of new album The King Of Limbs forward a day! You can now download the album for six of your English pounds from their website, Happy days! I’ll give you my first impressions when I’ve had a chance to listen to it after work today.

In the meantime, here’s the first video from the album for single ‘Lotus Flower’. Enjoy.


News just in – the new Radiohead turns out to be a total rip off! (Thanks James and Ben):


150 Spotisfaction Friday – 21st January 2011 – Dave Christensen

Morning all. Just a quick one to let you know that we’d love your playlists like they were our first born children. They deserve a good home, yo, so send them to us. We have candy.

Also, as you may have noticed, we’ve relaxed our update schedule a wee bit – we decided that a formally scheduled, magazine style format wasn’t really for us (tbh, it was a bit too much like real work). This means that there should be an awful lot less pressure for contributors to come up with stuff, so if the reason you didn’t want to get involved in the site previously was that you didn’t have enough time to commit, then fret ye not! If you want to write a paragraph about a new album that’s exciting you then great! Want to run a poll on the public’s favourite Descendents album (everyone knows it’s Milo Goes to College. Fact)? Perfect! Less structure, less rigidity, fewer (no) deadlines, more fun. That’s the aim, anyway. Get in touch if this sounds good to you.

Got a new playlist for you today, courtesy of the mighty Dave Christensen. I love playlists like this, to be honest – something about a good instrumental tune that truly helps you get through the day.

Anyway, catch you on the other side (of the weekend)!

News Playlists

Audio: Rygo Electro Mix

We’re always on the lookout for great mixes, and to that end Soundcloud is a veritable treasure-trove of awesomeness. Here’s the latest electro mix from our friend Rygo. I must say, some of his mixes have heavily influenced some of my own Spotify playlists featured on Spotisfaction (to the extent of actually stealing a couple of song combinations because he’s shown me how well they flow together), so I’m looking forward to giving this one a whirl. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

If you have your own Soundcloud or Mixcloud account, why not send us your own mixes?

 Mix 09 – Interesting music, beats and noise vol. 2 by Rygo


1. Paul White – A Quiet Place
2. Oneohtrix Point Never – Stress Waves
3. Trentemøller – Häxen
4. SBTRKT – Evening Glow
5. Mount Kimbie – At Least (Instra:mental Remix)
6. R̦yksopp РThe Fear
7. Untold – Kingdom
8. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
9. James Blake – Tell Her Safe
10. Airhead – Paper Street


News: The Decemberists – The King is Dead

A favourite of ours at Spotisfaction, The Decemberists have just released their latest album The King Is Dead (Spotify). A slight departure from their previously epic orchestra-like arrangements, this album seems to be stripped back and raw; a quality that is making the album grow on me hugely.

The good news is that The King Is Dead is on Spotify, and the band are touring this album later in the year!

Dublin, Vicar Street ”“ March 4
Glasgow, 02 ABC ”“ March 5
Birmingham, Institute ”“ March 7
Bristol, 02 Academy ”“ March 8
Manchester, Academy ”“ March 10
Leeds, 02 Academy ”“ March 11
London, Hammersmith Apollo – March 16

The Decemberists online | The Decemberists on Spotify


145 Spotisfaction Wednesday – 1st December 2010 – Simon Mogg

Afternoon guys and gals. So, 1st December. Crazy, huh? I’m actually feeling pretty Christmassy today which I think is making my colleagues want to punch me in the face. I’m OK with that, though. When is it too early to start with the mince pies? Never too early, you say? Fine! I’m all over it.

Today’s playlist is by regular Simon “Moggy” Mogg, and comes off the back of the recent Apple announcement regarding The Beatles. He’s titled today’s playlist “The Beatles?”, and you can view his blurb after the break.

Hope you have a lovely one, kids, and remember: just because it’s 25 days to go ’til Christmas doesn’t mean it’s OK to listen to Whigfield. That is all.


144 Spotisfaction Monday – 29th November 2010 – Paul ‘Fozz’ Foster

Morning ladies and lads. I don’t like to be one to state the obvious, but good goddamn it’s cold. So cold, in fact, that I’ve come down with a bout of ManFlu (the horror!). So, I’m sat here trying to warm my poor hands whilst sipping a steaming mug of Lemsip. Great times, sirs. Great times.

Today’s playlist is by Gig Rig extraordinaire, Paul “Fozz” Foster, and is a fantastic concept – hit the links contained in the blurb below to see the music videos that go with his playlist. Nice work, Fozz.

As always, if you have an idea for a playlist (or if you just have a playlist you enjoy listening to, concept or not), then wing it our way and we’d love to publish it.

Love, hugs and mealy grubs.


Feature: Gig Rig

Howdy folks! This week has been pretty awesome for gigs ”“ with an intense set from Sleigh Bells on Monday and a stellar performance from The National on Wednesday, which ended with an unamplified acoustic rendition of Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.

There’s a few new gigs to add to the list this week, and the most notable one is probably the upcoming tour from White Lies, whose music is gloomy yet upbeat and sounds like a cross between Joy Division and Interpol. I’ve not seen them live before but I’ve been reliably informed they put on an impressive show.

If you fancy some old-school ska-punk to reminisce about the “good ol’ days” of the 90s music scene then tickets go on sale today for Reel Big Fish‘s UK tour.

As always, hit the link for the full up-and-coming gig listings. Enjoy your weekends!


143 Spotisfaction Friday – 26th November 2010 – Graham Terris

Afternoon, kids. Friday, once again. This week has been completely nuts – we’ve been trying to balance full-time jobs with running the site, and it’s really taking it’s toll at the moment. So, honestly, we need to expand and attract more contributors, editors, and people to help run the site. If you’re interested, then please do get in touch – we’d love to have you.

Today’s playlist is by first-time contributor Graham Terris (give him a wave and a lovey warm Spotisfaction welcome), and is entitled “2010 Live”. Honestly, I’m incredibly jealous – someone want to pay for me to attend that many gigs for 2011 please? Thanks for the playlist, Graham, it’s hugely appreciated. Hit the link to read his blurb.

Anyway, that’s it for another week. Keep your eyes pealed this afternoon for Gig Rig, and have yourselves a fabulous weekend.

Love, etc.