Hans writes: I remember making my first mixtape with the help of my friend Vicky’s parents back in the seventies. It was music from their collection and introduced me to the likes of the Mammas and Pappas and Neil Diamond on one side and classical hits like Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie Overture and the theme for 2001: A Space Odyssey on the other. I listened to that mixtape with my family on car journeys for years after and now whenever I hear any of the tracks I’m immediately transported to a place of warm happiness. Such is the potency of music shared with friends and family.
Mention mixtapes in the office and I get indulgent smiles from the youngest team member – Theis. This is despite, following vinyl records, cassette tapes supposedly making a comeback. Meanwhile, office DJ Sarah serves up her various playlists on Spotify, keeping us calm and collected throughout the day.
So this Christmas and to mark the end of 2016, we’ve compiled two playlists which we want to share with you in the spirit of the old mixtape. From us, to you, with love.
Christmas while you work
This is our Christmas playlist for the office or when you’re at home wrapping presents. It’s Christmas and Hygge in one – or Julehygge. We know its Hygge as we have a real Dane and half Norwegian in the office! There are some essentials included – the must-have Mariah All I want for Christmas and a very camp Shirley Bassey with her Chestnuts Roasting... But we have also included others that are less known but equally festive.
HdK’s 2016 musical review
HdK’s designer Raf has compiled a Spotify playlist of non-Christmassy music inspired by performances we worked on in 2016. It’s perfect Friday afternoon office listening – enjoy!
For any of you who don’t use Spotify but want to give it a go, call or email us and we’ll be happy to steer you in the right direction.
Have fun this Christmas.
Love from HdK