Summer vibes are here! The blossoms are out, and restrictions have dropped. It’s time to have a (COVID-safe) get-together with all the people you’ve been missing. The only things you need are a couple of our brand new, ultimate pizzeria-style pizza, La Mia Grande, some of your besties and, of course, great tunes!
So TastyMoments, the kings of easy dinner ideas and other cool stuff, have come up with a couple of tips on how to make the BEST playlist for your next get-together. So, whether you’re into the golden oldies or the latest trap-rap, you can build your vibe with confidence. There is no greater compliment than someone saying, “Cool tune! Where did you find this track?”.
Know Where to Go
First things first! The easiest way to make a playlist is to subscribe to (or use the free versions of) Spotify, Tidal or YouTube Music. The free versions will contain ads, but you can go ad-free when you subscribe to the service. If you’re a music-nut, the small monthly fee is completely worth it to get access to HUGE libraries of any music under the sun.
Ask Yourself – What Vibe Are You Going For?
If it’s a driving playlist, it might be very different to a lazy Sunday-chill-out playlist. So, think about your context and where you’ll be listening to the music. If you’re building a playlist for the gym, you might want some high-energy bangers to keep the blood pumping. If you’re having a braai, you might want to balance a bit of pop with some old-school classics. While it’s tempting to build a one-size-fits-all list, you may find yourself skipping songs and getting irritated if the music doesn’t match your vibe. We’ve got playlists called “Saturday Breakfast” and “Work Zone Vibes”, which are totally different. Context matters!
Not A DJ? Borrow From Someone Who Is
Not confident? Don’t worry. You can always start with a playlist curated by one of your favourite DJs and artists if you don’t know where to start. Simply add their playlist into your app, and you should be able to customise it from there.
Variety Is the Key!
A good playlist is like a mixtape; it should contain a blend of artists and sounds. And this doesn’t contradict our first point – because you can still spice things up within a set theme. It’s about delighting your ears with a bit of variety.
The Magic Number
According to the world’s top DJs, a decent playlist is between 30-50 songs long. Any shorter, and you’ll be out of songs after a while, and any longer, you may get lost and not hear the songs you want.
A Good DJ Always Looks for New Sounds
With so many new artists being discovered every day, we recommend you get brave and explore a bit. Don’t go in with any preconceived notions and just dip your toe into some new music – withhold judgement and just listen. You might just surprise yourself!
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