Indie Music Hour with DJ HotJack

A regular journey around the music scene

Sorry I deserted you! Anyone still following?

Wow – is it really 9 months since I updated the blog?

My humble apologies. Life got busy with Uni, socialising and other stuff.

Throw a comment next to this post if you are still following this blog and I’ll start throwing out some new recommendations. I have tons of Spotify playlists I can also share 🙂


May 30, 2010 Posted by | indie music, Music Scene News, Spotify Playlists, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spotify Playlists – Another from Julia


Julia has been presented with a big list of recommended tracks and she’s kindly converted it into a Spotify playlist. You can listen HERE

If anyone else feels like putting together playlists, I’d love to add them to the blog. Contact me using the form on the front page or leave a comment under the post 🙂

August 22, 2009 Posted by | Spotify Playlists | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Spotify Playlist #3


This collection includes: Inspiral Carpets, The Strokes, PJ Harvey, Trashmonkeys, The Decemberists, Okkervil River and Siouxsie and the Banshees amongst others.

Find it HERE

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Spotify Playlists | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Spotify Playlists – Julia’s Selection


Julia has kindly put together a Spotify playlist for Indie Music Hour listeners. If you are a Spotify user, access the tunes HERE

Others, please feel free to submit your playlists to me using the contact form on the front page.

Thanks again, Julia – I’ll have a listen soon and let you know what I think!

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Spotify Playlists | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spotify Playlists


Ok, let’s see if I can get this working…

Playlist#1 – Older Stuff

Playlist#2 – Newer Stuff
OR: spotify:user:hotjack:playlist:7i4LmJ4twQefuY7Cj6hT4u

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Spotify Playlists | , , , , | 9 Comments

Spotify – A New Way To Access Music


For anyone who hasn’t yet heard of Spotify, I’ll briefly explain what it is. Actually, no – I’ll let Spotify explain themselves:

“Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.

There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.

Because music is social, Spotify allows you to share songs and playlists with friends, and even work together on collaborative playlists, Friday afternoon in the office might never be the same again! We’re music lovers like everyone else.

We want to connect millions of people with their favorite songs by creating a product that people love to use. We respect creativity and believe in fairly compensating artists for their work. We’ve cleared the rights to use the music you’ll listen to in Spotify.”

Neat, huh? There is a downside though – it’s only currently available in the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Finland and Norway. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s a really great resource. One of the cool features (in addition to having instant access to all this music free of charge!) is the ability to create playlists either on your own or in collaboration with others.

This set me thinking …. for those who are in the countries mentioned above, how about I start putting together some Spotify playlists for you to access?

Also, please comment on this thread or contact me if you are interested in collaborating on some playlists.

This could be fun 🙂

August 6, 2009 Posted by | indie music, Music Scene News, Spotify Playlists | , , , , , , | 3 Comments