Welcome to Friday Five, our roundup of stuff we’ve found around the web this last week that we think you’ll be interested in, to help you while away the time this long weekend…
- Get Music From Years Gone By With The Nostalgia Machine – This website lets you enter a year and click for a compilation of instantly streamable hits from your choice. Fun, and a good research tool for mobile DJs too Go there
- The Livestream Beat Battles Dominating Lockdown – From grime star Skepta to US hip-hop titan Timbaland, self-isolating rap producers are battling each other online to conquer coronavirus boredom, reports The Guardian Read more
- “Medicine For the Soul”: How Music Heals During A Global Pandemic – Billboard reports how all over the world, musicians are using music to make things better as the coronavirus sweeps through our countries Read more
- “I Spent The Weekend Raving Online And It Was Actually Really Fun” – Mixmag reports on one way to spend weekends at home when all you really want to do is get out into clubland… Read more
- The Glory Days Of NYC Nightlife – A dose of nostalgia that seems a long way from today, delivered by Rolling Stone magazine – Read more
As ever, stay safe and enjoy Easter (as if any of us really know it’s happening at all, right?).