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Father’s Day Sounds Fantastic With Dads Who Rock

Dads Who Rock

What do Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Fela Kuti, and Neil Young have in common? They’re some of the coolest fathers the music business has ever seen, and we love to pay tribute to them and other Dads Who Rock with our new Father’s Day playlist. Press play for a manly mix covering a ton of sonic territory ranging from rock and metal to rap and soul. Oh, and don’t forget to call dear ol’ pops this Sunday!

∞  13/06/2013 — 2:00AM

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Rob Zombie Will Loosen Up Your Mind

Rob Zombie

Musical and cinematic madman Rob Zombie has crafted a playlist just for Rdio listeners. The 98-minute playlist is called Songs To Loosen Up Your Mind to get those knots out of your brain immediately. It’s got memorable tunes from the likes of David Bowie, Tiny Tim, Captain Beefheart, Nico, and Syd Barrett, and of course he shares his own personal original Zombie favourites.

Hit play and loosen up to the mix below — and then put on Zombie's latest effort, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.

∞  23/05/2013 — 2:00AM

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Discover New Artists on The Great Escape

The Great Escape Festival

Europe’s leading new music festival The Great Escape brings 350 artists to 30 venues in beautiful Brighton from 16-18 May. Whether you plan to attend any shows in person or live beyond a stone’s throw from the action and can’t get there yourself, this epic playlist for The Great Escape 2013 created by awesome Rdio user Paul Hayes will give you a taste of the breadth of new music happening over these three days, including performances by artists from A*M*E to Za!

∞  15/05/2013 — 2:00AM

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Girls Names Share Their Biggest Influences

Girls Names

Belfast’s own Girls Names is one of the bands slated to kill at next week’s top music fest The Great Escape in Brighton, England. In honour of their appearance, the lo-fi band (which actually includes three men!) shares an exclusive playlist with you called Girls Names: Favourites & Inspirations that features bands such as Can, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beak, and Public Image Ltd. You can also listen to Girls Names’ most recent album The New Life to hear how those picks play out in their own original songs.

∞  14/05/2013 — 5:00AM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Unleashes Catalog on Rdio

Red Hot Chili Peppers

From classics like Blood Sugar Sex Magik to more recent releases like Stadium Arcadium to forever favourites like Californication and One Hot Minute, there’s now plenty of Red Hot Chili Peppers action on Rdio to spice up your ears to whatever level of heat you desire. The L.A.-bred band is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year with the verve and effervescence of musicians much younger and greener — evidence that RHCP shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you start at the beginning or work backwards from the newest releases, the catalog is sure to offer insights, surprises, and old favourites.

We’re giving you a quick taste of the Chili Peppers with our RHCP Retrospective playlist — rock on below.

∞  30/04/2013 — 1:00AM

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Come Alive at Night With Little Boots’ Nocturnal Playlist

Little Boots

In honor of her forthcoming album Nocturnes, UK electropop ingenue Little Boots is sharing a nocturnal playlist with Rdio listeners that she'll update weekly. This mix features a wide range of artists all talking about the wee hours, from George Benson’s classic soul cut “Give Me The Night” and Grace Jones’ fierce “Nightclubbing” to Hot Chip’s distinctive “Made in the Dark” and Jessie Ware’s memorable “Night Light.”

As Little Boots continues to add more tunes to the playlist every Friday until the album is released on May 5, she’s hoping for your participation.

“Any suggestions are welcome,” she says. “The only rule is they have to be inspired by or evocative of the night! To make a suggestion you can tweet me @littleboots with your song and the hashtag #nocturnes.”

Follow Little Boots on Rdio to catch hear her go bump in the night.

∞  22/03/2013 — 3:00AM

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The Cribs’ Gary Jarman Reveals Band’s Inspirations


Gary Jarman from The Cribs is helping Rdio listeners celebrate the release of the impressive new retrospective Payola, which features previously unavailable gems like the irresistible “Leather Jacket Love Song.” Jarman, the band’s singer and multi-instrumentalist, has kindly crafted this exclusive playlist of songs that have inspired the band since beginning in 2002. From Aztec Camera and Queen to the Ramones and Nirvana, it’s a fairly smart balance of artists from the United Kingdom and the United States spanning several decades and styles.

∞  12/03/2013 — 2:00AM

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Fall in Love With The Lover’s Rock Playlist


Tomorrow is a holiday for beaus to make beautiful music together — figuratively and literally, so we’ve created the ultimate Lover’s Rock Playlist. Serenade your significant other with a diverse mix featuring some of the most loved recording couples throughout the ages, from Sonny & Cher and Matt & Kim to John & Jehn and Dean & Britta.

The Lover’s Rock Playlist teaches us that love may not be forever but these tunes are timeless.

∞  13/02/2013 — 1:00AM

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Listen to Heavy Rotations 2013 for Fresh New Sounds


With the new year comes fresh excitement about where music will take us over the next 365 days. Our Heavy Rotation 2013 Playlist suggests a diverse group of exciting up-and-comers who we think have a good chance to be your most played tunes.

There are uplifting songs from the likes of Ms Mr and Rhye, mysterious duos who make hauntingly beautiful tracks free from ego. Little Green Cars offers a rousing take on country rock, Irish style. King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid) brings the experimental beats to put on immediate repeat, and rising Canadian star The Weeknd sounds poised to take it to the next meteoric level.

Listen to the playlist above for these selections and many more, a set of nearly two hours that offers the sound of the future.

∞  04/01/2013 — 2:00AM

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Indulge in Rdio’s NYE: Guilty Pleasures 2013 Playlist


In the spirit of New Year’s Eve, we’ve decided to share some sweet secrets with you. Rdio’s NYE: Guilty Pleasures 2013 Playlist contains songs that we are finally ready to admit make us dance.

Normally, we’d be more than a little bit embarrassed about many of these songs, but it’s nothing that a little bit of courage as the clock strikes midnight won’t cure. At the very least, you’ll get to hear Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” with fresh, unashamed ears.

Happy New Year from all of us at Rdio!

∞  28/12/2012 — 2:00AM