Now is the time to get your playlists ready for that epic Halloween party next week! Here are some recent discoveries that I love:
Now That's What I Call Spooky
These mixtapes from BoJo in Tennessee are just what you need: a great collection of songs from a variety of artists, each track sure to please someone. Best part is that you can download them for free! Find them at https://bojospookymixtapes.bandcamp.com/.
Halloween at High Noon: Decayed
The purveyors of original, sinister ambient music is High Noon Records and we all look forward to their Halloween collections. This it's called Decayed and features some perfect background music some of it quite dance-y for your haunted house.
Alex Cuervo of Espectrostatic calls his music "horror movie music" and his latest collection definitely echoes the work of John Carpenter and Fabio Frizzi with a deep punk/garage aesthetic. It is absorbing, and a must for Halloween fans.
Little Steven's Underground Garage presents Halloween a Go-Go
One of the coolest collection comes from the uber talented Steven Van Zandt (a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band), feature an eclectic mix of rock music sure to please anyone over 30 (maybe 40).
Sam Haynes: Something Wicked
Sam Haynes creates terrifying soundtracks for your horror-filled Halloween. His latest creation is a classic repertoire of classic, spooky music perfectly suited for a haunt. His penchant for 80s influenced electronica has been toned down for this collection opting for a more timeless feel. An he's an artist that always gives back to community, allowing his music to be featured on a videos, podcasts, and anywhere that needs a chilling score – for free! Learn more at the Sam Haynes Bandcamp page.
If you can't decide what to listen to, try HalloweenRadio.net. The endless online stream of Halloween music features everything: monster mashed classics, exorcism themes, new music and even sound effects. It's Halloween gold. They are supported by donations (so donate if you listen).