Below are a series of Spotify playlists covering 20+ genres and created by Michael McCann. They are updated periodically and more will be added in the future.
// 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.
// 6-HOURS // Dark electronic, break-beat, house, electro. Includes artists like Boys Noize, Justice, Chemical Brothers, Brodinski, Pilo, Gesaffelstein, Trentemøller, etc.
// 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.
// 5-HOURS // Work in progress. 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
// 6-HOURS // Primarily modern electro-pop (mostly indie), featuring artists like Chromeo, Vitalic, Ladytron, Junior Boys, Daft Punk, Gesselfelstein, etc..
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.
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.
// 4-HOURS // Classic Motown & soul from the 60s and 70s. Includes arists like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Nina Simone, James Brown, etc.
// 6-HOURS // Electronic film, game and tv scores from artists like Disasterpeace, Cliff Martinez, Rob Simonsen, Trent Reznor, Brian Reitzell, etc.
// 8-HOURS // Needs updating. Modern film scores spanning 1990s till today. Includes artists like Marianelli, Zimmer, Reznor, Richter, Korzeniowski, Nyman, Glass, Einaudi, etc.
// 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.
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 & R’N’B
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.
// 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.
// More playlists will be added at a later date including: odd & noisy / experimental, 80s, guilty pop, trip-hop, post rock, remixes & covers, jazz, pop (all decades), dark pop, Asia rap / hip-hop, and more.