Here’s what David has to say about his approach to producing the perfect playlist:
Bearded Lady was specifically made for running and with my own rules in mind:
- Start slower, get faster: the BPM climbs throughout the mix. Don’t know about you, but I need about 5 minutes to get my legs into gear.
- Mix it up! Mix recognisable and obscure. Don’t get repetitive. Have moments of singalong as well as driving beats.
- Throw something daft in there. I’ve chucked in an ABBA song that I’ve sort of done a hatched remix job on and a disco cover of a Lana Del Rey song.
- Love every single thing you put on your mix. You’re going to hear them lots and lots of times.
Hope you like it. It seems to have been well loved by quite a few running chums.
(Note by Bibi – I actually got addicted to this very running mix, to the point where the idea of running without it was like running without my trainers! The Erol Alkan Metronomy Remix is heaven – I defy you not to get a spring in your step when it comes on.)
David Allison is a television and film screenwriter. He’s also a music nerd and a keen runner. His full and proper, grown up bio can be found here (but basically he’s a genius creative who writes things like Bedlam - yes, he’s that cool).