A little over one week ago, DAR readers were invited to submit their top 3 hifi demo cuts with a view to winning a lifetime’s worth of Roon. The reader response was nothing short of electric. Entries now number almost 150 with two weeks left to run on the competition.
I used the first 100 submissions to compile a Tidal playlist for which search results returned 220 songs. The “DAR & Roon – Songs for Europe” selection was born. In effect, it’s a playlist that imagines DAR readers in charge of demo selections across the floor of Munich High-End 2017.
Spotify and Qobuz users needn’t feel excluded. Soundiiz was used to convert this playlist over to those platforms with the French service’s catalogue dropping some content along the way. Don’t blame me or Soundiiz. Blame the bureaucracy of licensing agreements. Omissions/inclusions do not affect the prize draw itself.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ omission was more deliberate. I’ll let this quote from Nick Cave explain why: “I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”