Ever wondered what Aussie music really sounds like?
We all know that their beds are burning, and that they smile and give you a vegemite sandwich. But apart from the stereotypes, what music is popular down under?
Here is a playlist from Sydney, the Australian top 50 chart, that is updated weekly. So now you do not have to guess any more.
*Advance Australia Fair*
Australians all let us rejoice
Cause we are young and free
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil
Our home is girt by sea
(… “girt by sea”. Not a phrase you hear every day.)
Today´s destination is Київ (Kyiv). The playlist is called PowerDnB.
Kyiv is one of the oldest cities in eastern Europe. Situated in the heart of Ukraine on the shores of Dniepr River. The venue is (as far as I can tell) a military academy. A place of order and discipline. The music is DnB. It calls for chaos and disobedience. The music brings up memories of crazy nights on the town. Those vodka infused late nights – if you were at the Euro2012 this summer, you will know what I am talking about.
The music is also a good soundtrack if you are a bit stressed at work, it increases your work tempo and gets you a bit stressed (in a good way).
Click HERE for a direct link to the playlist.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome on board this flight of imagination. This is your captain speaking and I have some information about our flight.
Our destination today is Tokyo. Good old Tokyo.
Our flight time today is negligible, as always when you travel in your imagination. We will be cruising at 30,000 feet so sit back and listen and you will find yourself in Tokyo.
The music today is songs about Tokyo.
The forecast at our destination for today is clear and sunny skies. We wish you a pleasant flight and we hope that you will come fly with us again soon.
For a direct link to our music, click here.
I wanted to be there, but alas, I did not have the time. What to do, what to do? I will travel in my imagination. I will not leave the office, but with this as a soundtrack (and with my eyes closed) and can almost feel what it would be like to be in Austin today.
Here is a link to the Tuna inside Spotify
For more information about SXSW and what bands are playing, go to: http://sxsw.com/music - if you have the chance you should go to Austin, the music festival is on until Sunday the 17th.
Per is representing Tunaspot at SXSW. A new blogpost will follow in a couple of days, where he will describe his musical memories from this years festival.
London. England. Indie.
Our Tuna of the day is in Hoxton Square in London. It is a playlist made up of up and coming artists of 2012.
Here is the link to the Tuna of the Day. Don’t have the time to go to London and get inspired by the new trends in music? Tunaspot has the solution for you. Stay at your work station, sit back, pick up this playlist, and travel to London in your dreams. Tunaspot – great music wherever you are.
Ever wondered what music sounds like on Madagascar? Here is a taste of some local music in a place far far away:
Direct link to the Tuna here.
Dropped on a local bus stop. Perfect music for a bus ride on a cold winters day in northern Europe.
We find our Tuna of the day in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. Dropped by Tunaspot captain Alex.
Can you guess the playlist?
It is a playlist made up of Bob Marleys 30 best songs. Of course. What else should we find there?
This is one of my favorite Tunas. When we give presentations of Tunaspot, we often start with stating that ”music is memories and memories are connected to a certain place”. This is a perfect example. This music gives me a strange memory of feeling teenage anxiety – warm and uncomfortable at the same time – and it is dropped at a bus stop outside of a health center in rural Sweden.
For those of you who do not speak Swedish, here is a translation to the description:
”childhood, the 90s, Swedish top charts, dancing slowly close together, boy bands, teenage years, emotional rollercoaster, the first love, west Swedish dialect, safety, longing to go away, shoe gazing, riding a bike in rain, cd walkman, home.”
Really great music to bring you back in time and to reminisce about growing up. This is the soundtrack of our office today.
Today we find our Tuna in Dearborn. For those of you who have seen the movie, ”Searching for Sugar Man” you will understand why the Tuna is situated at Dearborn Truck Plant. For those of you who have not seen the movie. Do it.
Oh yeah, and this film just won an Oscar for best documentary.
We have just concluded our Tuna DJ competition. Now is the time of the to announce the winners. We teamed up with UrbanEars and Spotify and created a DJ competition. The prizes that could be won was 3 month free Spotify Premium and the awesome Urbanears headphones Zinken.
As explained in the rules of the competition there are two winners in our competition. There was one category for the person who got the most subscriptions and one category for the best playlist for a particular venue.
D4niels4n won in the category for the most popular playlist, Music for the Emotionally Challenged Part II, dropped at Karlberg.
The prize for the best playlist for a particular venue goes to *drumroll* Gudding for the playlist ”Moody deep & tech” dropped at Lilla Hotellbaren. The description to the playlist made us laugh. Description: ”Bringing some moody deep & tech to Söder. Why? Because people at söder might be bored with indie, let´s give them something groovy!”
Our motivation for why we really liked gudding’s contribution for the competitions is: Firstly, the playlist is well composed. Secondly, the playlist matches the place. There is a club at this hotel. The music that is in the playlist is consistent with the music that is normally played in the club. Thirdly, and most importantly, we loved the description. So congratualtions to D4niels4n and gudding – you will receive a pair of Urbanears Zinken and 3 months Spotify premium by mail.