Since early 2018 (so essentially since I came out), I've been making playlists/mixtapes of what I'm listening to every month, focusing more heavily on new releases as I've gotten used to the format.
For whatever reason, I decided to go by zodiac signs instead of the Julian calendar. I post them on the last day of the sign, looking back, rather than naming them after the upcoming one. So you're reading this in Sagittarius season.
I'm starting to think about hibernating, so it's good to have music to keep me warm. Which means it's also time to start splitting my attention between these mixes and, uh, the usual annual thing. Anyway, sometimes it's nice to lead off with the big dumb hit and a trans anthem or two.
All the mixes are about 4.5 hours long. I used to do radio, so it works out to roughly the same amount of content (one hour or two hours per week; you can fit more in with edits and mixing. One of my early shows was just called Edits). Sometimes I don't have enough spoons for a "side A"/"side B" vibe and it's just a single mix.
I do very much obsess about the order, so try them without shuffle if you like. Lately, you will find a lot of non-English pop on side A (mostly from Taiwan, Ukraine, Brazil, France...). Side B tends to be more instrumental. I grew up on drum & bass and anything else you'd hear on a UK pirate station, if it's not obvious.
(For the history of these, and other playlists, you can browse my profile.)
I might write more about this, but for now, enjoy. I also might write about how Spotify is a shitty platform and what I'm coding to be more resilent to technological capture and promote wherever you can actually give artists money. If you're from my generation: streaming is the radio and the cassette player that you use to make the pause tape. Bandcamp is the CD store.