I don't mean to boast, i'm just explaining why this site is the way it is...
Time is precious to us all in the 21st century, so RW/FF keeps things simple. Each day you get one new song and one old song. Other regular features include album reviews, compilations/mixtapes and year-by-year accounts of musical memories from the past. Occasionally you can also expect opinions, gig reports, interviews and various other bits.
In short, I'm just doing my best to make sure people aren't missing out on great music. These days I only have time to write about the most essential things that I hear. Generally it will be indie/alternative, dance and electronica that you'll find here, but with the occasional eclectic surprise, nothing is ruled out.
With other websites, you'll have many different writers with different tastes and opinions writing about lots of different artists and releases. This can lead to contradicting viewpoints and confusion over the general opinion. RW/FF is the musical viewpoint of one person, who readers can come to trust and relate to as a music fan.
Track Of The Day brings you a newly released song every day and selects only the best of the moment. Since the rise of the internet there is a ridiculously huge amount of new music being released every week, which makes finding the best stuff rather difficult and time consuming. I narrow it down to the best picks. It's important to support the artists while they're still here making music, and it's just as important to have a knowledge of what's currently happening.
The daily REWIND is a daily dose of the past, featuring lost treasures and classics from 20 years ago, that readers may or may not be familiar with. It's a case of celebrating history, keeping the music alive and enlightening those who missed out first time around.
Then there are the RW/FF Compilations, which round up all the most essential new music for your listening pleasure. All those plus lots of other mixtapes can be found HERE and in the Monthly New Music Playlists section.
It's a case of trying to listen to as much as I possibly can, while also making sure that I'm absorbing the music properly. I only publish music that I myself consider good enough to purchase, and anything less would be pointless.
As well as reporting on new and recent releases, there's also a more personal element to the site. Stories and memories from my years as a music lover feature often on the site and provide something that many readers will be able to relate to. It's generally a site that features many genres, but will be of particular interest to others who grew up with the music of the 90s.
It's a blog FOR music lovers, written BY a music lover.
Since the mid 1990's I have been a club DJ, wrote the indie fanzine 'Supernova', released my own electronic weird music, and I was in a couple of embarrassing DIY punk bands. As well as writing for websites such as God Is In The TV and Monolith Cocktail, I also hosted radio shows on SandinistaRadio, IndieCore Radio, UKHD Radio, Melksham Community Radio and Melksham Town Sound.
Nowadays you'll find me writing for XS Noize as well as this site, and occasionally playing DJ sets at the local venue in my hometown of Frome.
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