We told Milwaukee DJ Tarik Moody we were doing a whole show about water. He created the perfect playlist to complement our interviews. He shares a few secrets on how to find a track by mood, reference, or feel.
In selecting the music for this episode on water, I started searching for song titles with water-related terms like "river", "boats", "lakes", etc. Then I organized the songs based off tempo and genres. This allow me to create buckets of music for each segment of the show.
For example, I had a bucket of spiritual/gospel songs with water references for the Venice Williams’ discussion about the spirituality of water. That’s when I played the moving song “One More River To Cross” by The Como Mamas.
Other times, I just felt out the vibe of the audience and discussion and selected songs that I thought would fit.
You can listen to a sampling of Tarik's selections on Spotify.