Marking Playlist Philly's first anniversary bash, the Philadelphia Weekly said: "Since starting the monthly night as an offshoot of the widely popular Playlist London parties one year ago, the party has snowballed into quite the social gathering indeed."
Q Magazine teamed-up with MOJO and Kerrang! to release the "Complete Guide to Downloading". Playlist's Jonny Rocket spoke with them (p.134), and they understood: "The MP3 has become a tool for social interaction, the natural extension of this is Playlist", they wrote.
In it's 26th March edition (p. 14), David Rowan wrote a review of Playlist for his 'Trendsurfing' column in the Saturday Times Magazine. The article was also featured on the front page of the newspaper. He said "It is a newly democratic way to decide what a dancefloor will be listening to- and along the way is turning amateur DJs into local club heroes." Thanks for the cool write up David. (Article online for a limited time).
The June 5 Observer Review took a look at The Playlist Club, saying: "Much has been made of the iPod's democratisation of music. No more are those rare bootlegs only to be found in the collections of music insiders." Playlist is an extension of iPod's musical democracy, it said.
Yale Daily News
The Yale Daily News needs its people - the movers and the shakers of tomorrows' people - to understand the world we're going to live in: "Some people talk about iPods being an isolating thing … here you've got a setup where individuals use a personal technology and make it a social event," this report explains.
In the Spring 2005 edition (p. 25) of the Wanadoo Magazine, which is distributed to all customers of Wanadoo Broadband, there is an article about iPod parties, which discusses the phenomenon and includes a short interview with us here at Playlist. (Article not online).
In the March 20 Edition of the Sunday Telegraph (Review section p.10), Catherine Shoard reviewed Playlist. "Put your taste to the test with 15 minutes of music on an iPod, see DJ hopefuls mashing-up before a jury of their peers". It was a long review exploring why individual DJs at Playlist enjoyed iPod DJing, and what they played. The article also featured two great pictures from Playlist by photographer Sion Touhig. (Article not online).
Der Spiegal published an interview with the iPod Professor Dr Michael Bull in it's 7th March edition (p122). The article mentioned Playlist and carried a photo taken by Sion Touhig at our club on 26 February.
The nice people at Createdigital music.com asked Playlist's own Jonny Rocket to write a piece explaining what goes on at Playlist and why we do it. You can read the article here.
In it's April 2005 edition (p23), Karen Haslam talks about podcasting and the rise of digital Djing. She also talked about Playlist and interviewed Onyx Ashanti, who came down to Playlist on Jan 29 and amazed us all with his live digital mixing. The article also carried a photo of Onyx DJing at Playlist and a photo of the crowd getting down and waving tune cards. (Article not online).
Bars hold iPod nights for iDrunk DJs: The Register's Ashlee Vance wrote a report that explores how the iPod is emerging as an active part of popular culture. "The iPod is breaking permanent ground", he said.
Il sole ore 24
Maria Grazia came all the way from Milan to Playlist on January 29 and wrote a piece for the February 13th edition of Il Sole Ore 24 (an Italian daily newspaper) about iPod parties and talked about her night at Playlist. (Download the piece).
Naked News visited Playlist. We hosted Naked Goes Pop correspondent, Lily Kwan's report (which contains nudity) for a few days. We attracted over 30,000 site visitors in just three days, and had to limit access to the 4MB video because we were running out of bandwidth. You'll find access details here.
Daily Star Sunday
In its January 30 edition (p.38) Daily Star Sunday declared: "Fame is in an iPod", and talked about the "latest iPod craze" - Playlist Club, a club that "gives every podder their chance of 15 minutes of fame". Contestants must "impress the judges and the crowd" to win prizes, it declared. (Article not online).
Wired - cult of mac
Wired's Leander Kahney spotted our Naked News report online, he ran a Cult of Mac piece about it. Cheers, Wired.
Digital decorum for the urban masses: IT World referenced us as part of its story on etiquette in the digital age. Written by IDG News reporter, Scarlett Pruitt, the story explores the new digital age, and Playlist Club's own Jonny Rocket explains the club's philosophy: "To take a personal technology and mutate it into a collective experience."
In 50 iPod Tips Mac User's Tip 28, 'iPod as DJ' recommends iPod users should, "do 15-minute playlists" at Playlist Club, adding, "and win prizes and adulation if you're good enough". Thank you Mac User.
The wonderful Matt at Beatmixed asks: "What happens when you invite the white earphone elite (iPod owners) to show up at a club with iPod in hand and their best 15-minute playlist?" Cheers Matt, you run a great site.
Fantastic counter-music-website, Culture Deluxe urged readers to "switch on" their ears at Playlist, turning up to share their favourite 15-minutes of song.
Respected Mac writer Dennis Sellers has picked up on Playlist, calling it "London's free nightclub for 'people who think music matters'". Thanks Dennis.
Top tech site i4u picked up on our DJammer interview and was kind enough to mention our event, too.
Give your iPod fifteen minutes of clubbing fame, says PC Advisor, the first PC mag to note Apple's iPod-driven dent in Windows market share. Thank you, PC Advisor.
The current 'Gadgets and Gizmos' edition of Macworld UK's supplement published an interview with Playlist house DJ, Lisa Rocket. She offered nine tips for music lovers to use when they DJ with an iPod.We'll be publishing a feature for Playlist DJs on this site soon.
There is a cool mention (and a pic of DJ George and Lisa Rocket in those hot pants!) of Playlist in December 2004's Record Collector on page 62 in Ian Peel's OK Computer section. Thanks Ian.
Blogcritics.org called us "ahead of our time", because we are starting to see lots of Playlist-named entities emerging everywhere. We believe we are part of a changing musical culture. They have a nice picture of the club, too. Thank you, Blogcritics.
The lovely people at the very cool Contour Magazine in the States talk about Playlist in an article called iPod, uPod by Phillip Durris. Thanks Contour.
In it's October 29th printed edition in the 'Voices from the Web' column, Nik Rawlinson gives us a nice mention and reminds all those budding DJs that when we say you can bring any music player to Playlist, not just an iPod, it's presumably not a cassette Walkman we mean!. Thanks Nik and Macuser for your continued support.
Time out london
In it's September 1-8 edition in the "We love, We loathe " column, Time Out revealed that it had "chucked out" it's decks, to become "Obsessed with iPod DJing thanks to Playlist". Thanks Time Out.
MACUSER MAGAZINE CALLS PLAYLIST 'HEROES'
In its July 23rd edition ('Heroes and Zeros' column), MacUser called Playlist Heroes. "Hats off to the team behind Playlist", it wrote, "it eschews the traditional DJ-and-clubbers format". We do. Anyone can enjoy 15-minutes playing their top tunes to an up-for-it crowd. Thank you, MacUser.
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