SHUFFLE UPDATE: JULY 15, 2019
The SHUFFLE UP’D EIGHT for this week…
Every week I update ‘THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE’ with a fresh mix of 54 tracks from 54 different artists, all of which have been featured on a HI54 MIX CD and/or a HI54 MIX TAPE at some point over the years of blahging. In other words, it’s a shuffle of a giant collection of songs that have already been passed thru a HI54 Headphone Filter©, which makes it a pretty solid playlist to follow on Spotify (or jump over to Soundsgood for listening options other than Spotify).
But the thing about playlists is —as nice of an alternative to radio that they are to throw on while you distractedly go about whatever it is you’re distractedly going about today— sometimes we lose sight of the individual-ness of of all the individual tracks. Especially when there are 54 tracks/artists in the playlist and the selection of 54 changes every week. Things can get “lost in the shuffle” as they say.
So that’s why I started pulling out 8 gems from each week’s shuffle update & putting the Bandcamp/Soundcloud embeds below (partly to appease the Hype Machine gods, now that HI54 is listed on there like a real music blog, but also for you to easily consider adding to your own collections) + there’s some quick artist links for you to go explore/follow further + some different HI54 playlists that you can listen to each track mingling with a different batch of songs (because, if you remember from earlier, THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE self-destructs with a new shuffle of tracks/artists every Sunday).
this week’s 8:
This track is also featured on the HI54 MIX CD ‘MORNINGS on MOUNTOWN FM’, which you can pop in your speakers the next time you find yourself looking for some similar chill vibes that go well with those first couple cuppas + you can also check out what Haley Heynderickx thinks you should check out in this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q&A
You can also find this track over on the HI54 ‘EVENINGS ON MOUNTOWN FM’ Mix CD, which is a 95 track playlist that pairs nicely with a cold beverage (or two) & some slowly unfolding late-afternoon-into-evening vibes + you can also find the music video floating about in the all day HI54 ‘FM/TV’ rotation.
You can also find this track on the giant HI54 MIX CD ‘420 ≠ ALL DAY", which is a collection of 420 tracks from 420 different artists that you can press play on and be set for a soundtrack for the next 24 hours.
This track is also featured in the HI54 MIX CD ‘NOT LOST / NOT FOUND’, which is a good playlist to pop on the next time you find yourself not sure whether you’re wandering around in the dawn or the dusk.
Ok, that’s the SHUFFLE UP’D EIGHT for this week’s featured shuffle update (and yes, you’re right: “shuffle up’d eight” does sound a lot like “shuffle update”). Hopefully you found a few new pieces for your personal headphone collection, whether that be from the 8 tracks highlighted above, or from one of the many other avenues of exploration you can find these 8 sitting next to on a HI54 RADIO somewhere.
And speaking of other avenues of discovery: I’ve started an ongoing Spotify playlist to keep track of every track that ever gets featured as a “shuffle up’d 8” + I compile monthly Playmoss playlists that feature all the Bandcamp tracks that were featured.
So, plenty of HI54-audio-exploring options to fire up in the the headphones this week… which is why I will shut up now & leave you to it \m/