It’s taken a lot of collecting to make these two, a corp and a runner from the Kitara cycle.
Mti Mwekundu – Ethiojazz into dark fusion.
Freedom Khumalo – African and diasporic metal into rock and surprise techno.
Liza, in addition to some very hip Native American pop, has a bunch of alt country, because I like it and wanted to put it somewhere. Az, same, but with new wave goth shit.
Made four new corp mixes for your jamming pleasure! Also adding to the master lists, of course.
I’ve been making, soliciting, and collecting playlists inspired by each Netrunner identity. They aim to be about an hour long, as thematically focused as possible with each a slightly different genre feel, but most corps instrumental and most runners with vocals. Almost every runner is up on 8tracks; other hosts without as many ads welcome! There are a few not finished since I felt they used genres I wasn’t very familiar with or couldn’t acquire mp3s for. If you think you can put one together I can try to add it, or please suggest tracks for those IDs I’ve starred!
Some ground rules for making a playlist:
Use netrunner art of or pertaining to the ID for the cover image
On-theme is more important than in-genre
No repeat artists (guests and side projects are safe, though!)
No songs that are on another one of these playlists
Needs to play in a specific order with a kind of narrative transition
Between 30 and 80 minutes long
Noise – electropunk, new rave – The Prodigy, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Bis +
Gabe (by Mark Tang) – gangster rap – Big Pun, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra +
Kate “Mac” McCaffrey – arty indie pop – Björk, Imogen Heap, Laurie Anderson +
Whizzard (by Mark Tang) – nerdcore +
Andromeda – trip-hop, disco, torch – Goldfrapp, Portishead, Little Boots +
Chaos Theory – fun mathy rock – Ponytail, What’s Up, Anamanaguchi
Kit – psychedelic – Grimes, Lydia Ainsworth, Deradoorian +
Exile – Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, The National +
Professor – IDM – Aphex Twin, µ-ziq, Boris Divider +
Reina – orchestral metal, hard rock – Within Temptation, Black Mountain, Otep
Silhouette – motown (by Mark Tang) +
Iain (by Grosseteste) – jazz & classic pop with male vocals +
Ken – EDM (limnrix) / Japanese hip hop (Wakks)
Nasir – postrock / shoegaze – Mogwai, Fujiya & Miyagi, No Joy +
Leela – fighty hip hop – M.I.A., Raja Kumari, Nicki Minaj +
Quetzal – psytrance, tech metal – The Algorithm, Animals as Leaders, Gojira +
Edward Kim (by Wakks) – numetal +
Valencia – protest folk – Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Ana Tijoux
MaxX – old punk by Shaun? / new punk by limnrix – BYOP, White Lung, Le Tigre
Hayley – surf pop / seagaze – Frankie Rose, Best Coast, MADE IN HEIGHTS
Geist – witch house, trap +
Fisk (by OnTheNightTrain) – 80s rock +
Adam – a bioroid’s journey – Trevor Something, Gary Numan, Future Islands +
Sunny – Adult Contemporary Mom Rock – Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Beth Orton
Apex – glitchy, dark, hypnotic, noisy – HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, Pharmakon +
Jesminder – what the hip kids of Mumbai listen to *
Nero – house, bhangra, Indian contemporary dance music *
Null (by Mark Tang) – old school and experimental hip hop – Death Grips, Doomtree, Jay-Z
Khan – central Asian techno? Stuff about birds? *
Omar – rants, paranoia, & garage – Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Viet Cong
Smoke – Glam pop, bedroom dance – Amanda Palmer, Kate Bush, Peaches
Steve – male vocal neosynthpop – Duett, FM-84, Kavinsky
Bios – botany/nerdy: by Grosseteste / classical?
Los – ??? *
Alice (by OnTheNightTrain)- Space Prog, “find more tracks like: Knights of Cydonia” +
Kabonesa Wu – more indie pop, extreme sports themed – OY, CHVRCHES, Little Dragon
419 – African & diaspora hip hop, clever scam themed – Wizkid, Gaika, Run the Jewels
Freedom – African and diasporic metal into rock and a little techno *
Akiko – noise/math, experimental w/Japanese female vocals – Deerhoof, Melt-Banana, Boredoms
Gnat – kid rap? Brazilian? *
Liza – Buffy St. Marie, A Tribe Called Red… eclectic but American *
Az – new wave, post punk, synthpop
Lat – new age? smooth jazz?
* needs suggestions or post your 8tracks here
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