There are more and more exciting spoken word artists out there, providing a contrast to most of the music we hear day to day and using a more poetic medium in which ‘lyrics’ take centre stage. Here is a selection of stuff we like… some well known classics and some new blood.
D&AD New Blood – Radio Hub Takeover – Manners McDade
Thirty Two Music curated and organised a continuous live ‘radio’ throughout the day at D&AD New Blood this year. We hosted a selection of industry experts from labels and publishers to DJ and answer questions on music use in advertising. Here is the recording of Manners McDade who provided a set of the best new […]
June has been an exciting month. Lots of exciting new projects in music, sustainability, advertising, branded content, audio post. Were feeling world-y, soulful and full of hope for possible futures. Hope you enjoy the vibes of this month’s playlist. 32 tracks from our ‘office radio’ Big love 32
‘Creative Drive’ – curated by Thirty Two Music for D&AD New Blood 2019
As part of our partnership with the good people at D&AD we have curated two extra playlists this month. Number 2 is not the kind of selection you might expect to hear from us at Thirty Two Music but it’s all about motivating the new generation of creatives and designers. The New Blood delegates have […]
‘Creative Focus’ – curated by Thirty Two Music for D&AD New Blood 2019
As part of our partnership with the good people at D&AD we have curated two extra playlists this month. The first is designed to help the New Blood delegates focus on preparing their creative work for exhibition at the festival. Unlike your average Spotify curated ‘concentration’ playlist (gentle solo piano tracks.. yawn), this will take […]
May turned out to be a good month. Here’s a little insight into our office listening at Thirty Two London and BCN this month with 32 tracks pulled from our ‘office radio’ playlists. Hopefully it will smooth your transition back to work after the long weekend. Big ones Thirty Two
Do you remember falling asleep, spliff in hand, to one of your favourite grunge CDs in the late ’90s? Of course you do. And you know when you got suddenly woken up by an unexpected wall of noise that comes on 14 minutes after the end of the last track, making you jump up in […]
(Before we get started I think it’s important to say that we love festivals. We are not grumpy old bastards. We will definitely be topping up cashless bracelets and buying countless eco cups before the summer is out.) 2018’s festival line ups were… shall we say… unsurprising. As the 2019 lineups are announced we have […]
Will the abandoned cities of future Earth become overgrown with giant, radiation resistant plant species as their former inhabitants flee to the stars in search of a new home ? This mix is a textured ambient dystopia with a distinct nature theme. 1. A message from Sir David Attenborough 2. SLV ‘Sky One’ 3. Toma […]
Yes yes we know, we missed out January. But nobody likes January anyway… and February is feeling good. As always, here’s a selection of tracks (32 tracks this month) from our listening in the office over the last few weeks. No theme or overarching idea… just new stuff we have been feeling, or older bits […]
An unsettling, dystopian DJ mix composed mostly of alternative electronic soundscapes and beats put together by Toby. Tracklist Auntie Flo – Life is High Laurie Scacco – Other Flowers (Helado Negro Mix) Geins T Nait – Ciseaux Daddy Corinthian – National Enquiry Puce Mary – To Possess is to be in control Bridge – Verloren […]
Music supervisors of the future; your jobs are safe
With discussions about A.I., machine learning and automation ubiquitous, what naturally follows is a conversation about the decline of certain roles across all industries. Some you would expect to see in a digital age where automation and its promise of increased efficiency are essential to the more nimble start up culture (book keeping, high level […]
How Is ‘Branded Content’ Changing the Face of Advertising?
A diverse group of content producers and creatives were interviewed for this article by new audio post-production service Virtual Sound. Interviewees included Rebecca Denne, Acting Head of Content at ShortList Media Ltd, Neil Shanlin, Creative Director at Flare BBDO, as well as representatives from some of the new breed of content production houses including Gramafilm, […]
In our line of work we occasionally find ourselves asking the question ‘are we compromising our integrity here?’. We broached this topic at our panel at London Sync Sessions at Metropolis Studios last year, entitled ‘Are We Selling Our Souls?’, which started a lot of conversations with rights holders and fellow music supervisors who have […]
A cerebral collection of alternative electronica pieced together in the aftermath of mass protests in Barcelona against tourism, gentrification and the effect on the local community. Light and shade. The beauty of the environment and the frustration of the people.