lndtbr asked: Jey do you know much about reggae, could you rec me some good reggae?
I know a bit about reggae! I don’t know if you could describe it as “much,” but I know a little. Definitely, though I can recommend some good reggae!
I did put a few songs in here (which, to be fair, is doing a bit of a disservice to the reggae genre, throwing it in with first-wave ska), but music this rich in history and meaning deserves its own discussion. Thank you for asking about it.
Here is your mixtape; I hope you enjoy it!
Most of this is older reggae from the birth and early evolution of the genre, and it’s roughly chronological. There’s some more recent stuff near the end, as well as a number of international groups (from the United Kingdom, various African countries, even Denmark), but modern reggae is quite a different sort of music and that may not have been what you were looking for. If you have questions about any of it, or if you’d like more or want to try out different styles of reggae, let me know!
screaming-towards-apotheosis asked: How'd you feel about doing an intro to goth? You do the best mixes <3
I’m sorry this has taken me so unconscionably long. The truth is, I don’t really know anything about goth, as a genre or a subculture or a classification of any sort, so I had to go away and learn some things and also consult with friends of mine who are involved in that scene. That said, I did compile a mixtape (and thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoy them!), but you are free to laugh me off as an amateur, because with regard to this I really am.
Here it is.
I ought to warn you that not everything on there is strictly gothic rock/punk/dark wave/what-have-you. There are a number of songs on there that are either “proto-goth,” post-punk or industrial or garage rock sounds like the first few tracks, or more contemporary songs that I’m told are modern goth club staples.
In any event, tracklist here, because the read-more cuts don’t appear to be working right now.
lndtbr asked: Hey Jey if it's not too much trouble could you make us a Welcome to Night Vale fanmix?
This is kind of cool, because I don’t get asked to do themed mixes like this very often. Thanks for the request!
If you don’t listen to Welcome to Night Vale, you might like to check it out – it’s a fortnightly podcast in the format of a community radio show and the juxtaposition of the creepy and the mundane is delicious.
Here's a mixtape. I hope you like it; it's a bit different from what I ordinarily do! Tracklist, as usual, under the cut.