Travel through music with our Spotify playlists
It goes without saying that music is often our biggest means of escape. Our favourite tracks have the power to elevate us, comfort us, and transport us elsewhere entirely. One song can define a whole holiday… and then take you straight back to it, years afterwards.
So, we’ve created Spotify playlists that capture our favourite travel destinations. From the dance floors of Detroit, to the nightclubs of Nigeria, they’ll will hopefully help you explore the world, without even leaving your living room.
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Head to a festival …Albeit in your garden, with the biggest headline acts from the last decade, live from music festivals around the world.
Go deep into electronic worlds We owe a lot to the sounds in this playlist – they’re great for focusing on work to, and take on a whole new life when you’re chilling out or walking on a bleak Winter’s day. If you’re feeling your way into ambient or experimental electronic music, start with these artists.
Travelling folk Full of mostly North American inspired music, this playlist sounds just as good at home, as it does on a long road trip.
Meet Mandopop: Pop music sang in Mandarin, and China’s biggest musical export. This playful top 20 bursts with hope and optimism – a gift from our office in Singapore.
Techno JourneyEuropean DJs and producers are masters of deep, transcendental dance music. Travel through Berlin’s cavernous clubs and Spain’s euphoric festivals, with these melodic house and techno tracks.
Take Off To inject some positive energy into your lockdown, we’ve compiled a playlist of the most uplifting electronic music we could find. These 20 songs soundtrack our travel memories, inspire our travel daydreams, and will (hopefully!) make your spirits soar.
Above the Clouds Close your eyes and float away to these blissfully chilled ambient tunes
Funk & Soul Funky bass, soulful vocals, and some Motown for good measure. The funk and soul movement grew in the USA in the 60s, and still rocks festivals and dance floors today.
Press Play on Pride Pride 2020 is not cancelled. We’re still here for it, and so is with the rest of the world.