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. In other words, it’s a shuffle of all the songs/artists I liked more than the other songs/artists I’ve come across whilst music blogging, which makes it a pretty solid playlist to follow on Spotify / check out over here on the weekly (or jump over to Soundsgood for listening options other than Spotify).
But the thing about playlists is —as nice as 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, in this case, when there are 54 tracks and the selection of 54 changes every week. Things 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 (to appease the Hype Machine gods, now that HI54 is listed on there like a real music blog) + some artist links to explore further + different playlists where you can listen to each track mingling with a different batch of songs (because, remember, THE HI54 WEEKLY SHUFFLE self-destructs with new music each week).
This track was originally 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 sounds/vibes to go with that morning cuppa.
This track is also featured on the ‘HI54… SPRING’ MIX CD, which is a very timely listen seeing as how Winter is now officially in the rearview.
You can also find this track on the HI54 MIX CD ‘UNDER THE COVERS’, which, as you probably have already worked out, is a playlist full of cover songs only.
This track was originally featured on the HI54 MIX CD ‘420 ≠ ALL DAY’ and you can still find it in there along with 419 other sweet tunes to throw on shuffle and never have a track repeat for 24hrs straight.
Ok, that’s the SHUFFLE UP’D EIGHT for this week’s ‘THE HI54 WEEKLY 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 of ear candy for your personal collection, whether that be from the 8 tracks highlighted above, or one of the many other tasty tracks you can find these 8 sitting next to on a HI54 RADIO some where.
And remember, when you hear something you like, share it with someone you like. Because good music getting around is never a bad thing.