All Things: Brostep

Start: 13th April 2022
Finish: 16th April 2022
Duration of Playlist Set Up: 4 days
Number of Albums: 95
Number of EPs: 100
Number of Songs: 1,779
Length: 122 hours, 11 minutes

This didn’t turn turn out as I expected AT ALL. If you had asked me about 2 weeks ago what I think about Brostep the genre would have easily ended up in the top 5 genres I liked the least. I would have gotten horrible flashbacks to the Skrillex hype around 2011. Well, to be honest there are a lot of releases that I wouldn’t listen to voluntarily for more than 5 minutes but Brostep did surprise me with a lot of clever and catchy releases as well – mostly EPs. I used to love Dubstep. It was pretty much the soundtrack to all parties I attended when I was about 18 years old. And I hated Brostep for what it made out of the genre. BUT I’m kind of at peace with Brostep anno 2022. It’s a nice evolution of Dubstep with EDM elements and has a modern twist to it. The release I liked the most: „Cyber Whale EP“ by Eliminate.

All Things: Afro-Jazz

Start: 9th December 2021
Finish: 30th March 2022
Duration of Playlist Set Up: 112 days
Number of Albums: 103
Number of EPs: 4
Number of Songs: 971
Length: 89 hours, 55 minutes

It was mindblowing to explore the realms of Afro-Jazz. My „Releases I Should Check Out“-list grew steadily and I listened to the Afro-Jazz playlist every morning for an entire week. I will definitely delve deeper into this gem of a genre. My personal highlights: all albums by Sons of Kemet. Randy Weston is also worth checking out.