Steve Hillier


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“These SPOTIFY playlists are collection assembled over many years. I first made 'mixtapes' as a teenager for parties in the London suburbs where I grew up, and this passion for discovering and sharing music grew into a long career as a DJ…

“Every year I make a mixtape of the best songs I’ve discovered over the previous twelve months. A song qualifies for inclusion if it was new to me that year, not necessarily that it was released in that year. If a song was more than a decade old it can’t qualify for that year's list…

“I've also included 'beginner's guides' to some of my favourite groups based on mixtapes I made for friends, some stretching as far back as 1979! If you know of someone who just has to get into, say, Gary Numan, you could do worse than share Gary's playlist below…

“This is my current, unedited Best Songs of 2019. This will be refined down to around one hundred tracks by the end of the year.”

Brighton February 2019

Best Songs of 2018           150 Songs, 600 minutes

Best Songs of 2017            88 Songs, 352 minutes
Best Songs of 2016            79 Songs, 324 minutes
Best Songs of 2015            27 Songs, 119 minutes
Best Songs of 2014            14 Songs, 70 minutes
Best Songs of 2013            11 Songs, 53 minutes
Best Songs of 2012            12 Songs, 51 minutes
Best Songs of 2011            11 Songs, 43 minutes
Best Songs of 2010            7 songs, 28 minutes
Best Songs of 2009            11 Songs, 43 minutes

Cocteau Twins, a beginner's guide
Durutti Column, a beginner's guide
Røyksopp, a beginner's guide

A taste of classical music

A taste of modern ambient music