In a post to ambient-rock-band-turned-livetronica-quartet Caribou’s Facebook page Dan Snaith, the group’s founder, announced uploading a 1,000-song playlist to YouTube. The playlist, which includes tracks cited by Snaith as having played significant roles in his evolution as a musician, transitions through several genres from the ‘70s to the present.
“I'm sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking, this is a musical history of my life,” states Snaith. Indeed, the playlist kicks off with “Les Fleurs,” a song released in 1970 by R&B/soul singer/songwriter Minnie Riperton. In the 300s it starts to include the likes of Aphex Twin, MF Doom, and even as eclectic of artists as The Velvet Underground, but Snaith’s heavy disco influences remain prevalent throughout.
“I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks - I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection,” Snaith explains in his post. Caribou is currently gigging in and around Brisbane, Australia.