Every week people send excellent new tunes to our inbox which I can’t include on my BBC Introducing Mixtape because they haven’t been uploaded to, erm… BBC Introducing. Obviously – since you need a valid UK postcode and IP address to upload tracks – this does make things a bit hard for non-UK artists.
But mostly we’re talking about UK artists who simply don’t read the instructions. We receive hundreds of tracks a week – so if we come looking for your tune and isn’t already on the BBC Uploader, then your slot will go to someone else’s track that is. The following week will be too late – hundreds more tunes will have arrived by then, and the opportunity will have been missed.
As mentioned elsewhere, I choose tracks for the BBC Introducing Mixtape from our entire inbox – not just songs featured on our Listening Post. So here are eleven personal favourites from last week (most of which you won’t have heard) and which I would certainly have featured on 6 Music this month… if only they’d been uploaded in the first place :-(
DECENT LOVERS – Keep It Together
STEREOTOPICS – Irreplaceable
RAEL JONES – Lacuna
M-A-P – Baby Let’s Go 2
REMI MILES – Something
HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT – Dwindle Dwindle Little Hope
TYPE – The People Without Tears
BENTCOUSIN – 2014 (edit)
GEETARCHURCHY – Better City
NIMZO-INDIAN – Uninvited Guest
THE HOUSE OF JED – Everybody Lies