| Spotify Playlists

(Updated January 2021) Playlists below are works in progress. You can launch each playlist in the app by clicking on the Spotify logo (top right) of each player. This page is not indexed for Google search, please bookmark to return. All playlists by McCann. 

HIP-HOP

 // 8-HOURS // Hip-hop from 80s to present. Includes artists like Nas, Wu Tang, Vince Staples, Brother Ali, Public Enemy, DJ Shadow, Run The Jewels, Tribe, The Roots, etc.

ELECTRONIC: DARK + BREAKS

// 6-HOURS // Dark electronic, break-beat, house, electro. Includes artists like Boys Noize, Justice, Chemical Brothers, Brodinski, Pilo,  Gesaffelstein, Trentemøller, etc.

AMBIENT

// 6-HOURS // Downtempo & ambient tracks from Ben Lukas Boysen, Nils Frahm, Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Olafur Arnalds, Jon Hopkins, Cliff Martinez etc.

ACOUSTIC & LIGHT

// 7-HOURS // Mostly modern light pop, folk, indie-pop. Includes artists like Edward Sharpe, Beta Band, Wye Oak, Jose Gonazalez, Michael Kiwanuka, The National, etc. 

WORLD MUSIC

// 5-HOURS // A mix of music from around the world. Features artists like Fela Kuti, Cesaria Evora, Dixie Cups, NFAK, Antibalas, Buena Vista Social Club, Cheb Mami, etc

ELECTRO-POP (MODERN)

// 6-HOURS // Primarily modern electro-pop (mostly indie), featuring artists like Chromeo, Vitalic, Ladytron, Junior Boys, Daft Punk, Gesselfelstein, etc.

SOUTHERN GOTHIC-ISH

5-HOUR // Mix of country, rockabilly, psychobilly, blues, bluegrass, old, new, up and downtempo. Incl. artists like The Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Jack White, Allison Krauss, etc. 

SYNTHWAVE-ISH

6-Hours // Mix of up and downtempo synthwave, retrowave, electro ambient some electro-pop. Features artists like French 79, Le Matos, Powerglove, Carpenter Brut, Danger, etc. Work in progress.

MOTOWN & SOUL

// 4-HOURS // Classic Motown & soul from the 60s and 70s. Includes arists like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Nina Simone, James Brown, etc.

OPERA & CHORAL

// 4-HOURS // Primarly choral, opera and some symphonic / chamber music. Includes composers like Puccini, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Verdi, etc. 

CLASSIC ROCK & POP

// 5-HOURS // Primarily classic rock & pop from artists like Zeppelin, Elton John, Bee Gees, ABBA, Stones,  CCR, Tom Petty, The Who, Springsteen, etc.

INDIE-POP & ROCK

// 4-HOURS // Mix of (mostly) modern indie rock & pop. Features artists like Interpol, Editors, The National, Fugazi, Pumarosa, Arcade Fire, Pheonix, Radiohead,, etc.

SOUNDTRACK (ELECTRONIC)

// 6-HOURS // Electronic film, game and tv scores from artists like Disasterpeace, Cliff Martinez, Rob Simonsen, Trent Reznor, Brian Reitzell, etc.

SOUNDTRACK: MODERN

// 8-HOURS // Modern film scores spanning 1990s till today. Includes artists like Marianelli, Zimmer, Reznor, Richter, Korzeniowski, Nyman, Glass, Einaudi, etc.

SOUNDTRACK: CLASSIC

// 5-HOURS // Classic film scores from 1920s till 1990. Includes artists like Maurice Jarre, Vangelis, Nino Rota, Bernard Hermann, Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, etc.

BRIT & ALT POP (80s-90s)

// 4-HOURS // Mainly Brit-pop from the 80s & 90s. Features artists like The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, James, Stone Roses, etc.

FUNK & R'n'B (CLASSIC)

// 4-HOURS // Classic funk and r’n’b from arists like The Meters, Lyn Collins, Herbie Hancock, Curtis Mayfield, Hendrix, James Brown, etc.

IT TAKES A NATION OF SAMPLES

Playlist showcasing the use of sampling in pop music. Playlist built in pairs: original song first followed by the song sampling it.

Old AF COUNTRY & POP

3-HOURS // Mix of pop and country from 50s and 60s. Includes artists like Righteous Bros., Dolly Parton, Buddy Holly,  Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Cash, etc.

DOWNTEMPO POP

7-HOURS // Mix of downtempo pop, some ambient.  Includes artists like M83, The Weeknd, Chromatics, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs, Fever Ray, etc. 

PUNK / pop-PUNK (WIP)

4-HOURS // Bit of a mess – needs work. Includes artists like Frank Carter / Gallows, The Bronx, Propagandhi, Bad Brains, PUP,  Face to Face, Pennywise, etc.

UK RAP & RnB

4-HOURS // My recent explorations through UK hip-hop and r’n’b. Includes artists like Stormzy, Little Simz, Burna Boy, Bugzy Malone, Aitch, etc. Work in progress.

BLUES (1930 - 2000s)

// 3-HOURS // Classic blues from artists like Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Lightnin’ Hopkins, etc.

INDIE POP (FEMALE)

// 8-HOURS // Mix of indie-pop & folk with exclusively female vocals, from  artists like Wye Oak, Lykke Li, Imogen Heap, Hundred Waters, Chromatics, etc.

ODD & NOISY

Will be added at a later date.

80s

Will be added at a later date.

GUILTY

Will be added at a later date.

POST ROCK

Will be added at a later date.

KOREAN FILM SCORE

Will be added at a later date. Many scores not yet on Spotify.

REMIXES & COVERS

Will be added at a later date.

JAZZ

Will be added at a later date.

POP - All decades

Will be added at a later date.

DARK POP

Will be added at a later date.