Birthing bangers: Making the maternity mixtape
With the due date rapidly approaching – 16 days to go at the time of writing – one of Jenna’s birth preferences while she’s in labour is music.
Delighted to say, I’ve been appointed boss of the birthing bangers, so it’s just a matter of time before I start dropping hard beats at (kids) clubs.
More often than not, we fall asleep in front of the TV in the evenings – okay, I’ll admit I’ve been awful for this lately, I’m missing the ending to about three films; oh lord, I’ve become my dad – but the other night I suggested we play some music to Bump.
Since it was past our bedtime (about 8.30pm) I opted for something chilled. Flicking through Spotify for inspiration I found Easy 90s (there’s a time and place for grime) and, you guessed it, we eventually nodded off.
On our recent hospital tour, we saw the musical amenities of the birthing suite extended as far as CD players, which prompted the midwife to add “if anyone still uses those”.
As a result, I’ve decided Spotify via an old phone will be the vessel that gets the party started.
The fact the 90s playlist sent us off to the land of nod resulted in the other half highlighting how much she enjoyed it, thus numerous songs from yesteryear have been allocated to my masterpiece.
Running through songs together (and on my own when she’s not around) to create a playlist that soothes, empowers and excites with a nostalgic mix of R&B, pop, rock, hip hop and in-between made for an evening well spent.
DJ – hit it.