Day number Thursday. This oneâ€™s going to split people right down the middle – some people will *get it* and some people will wonder why the hell Iâ€™ve added William Shatner. The playlist as a whole aims for a â€œHey, itâ€™s almost the weekend, itâ€™s payday, letâ€™s start dancing!â€ kind of a vibe, and hopefully itâ€™ll help get you through a dreary day.
- Lars Bartkuhn – Goodby Dancing Hello God
- Mr. Scruff, Alice Russell – Music Takes Me Up
- SOIL & â€œPIMPâ€ SESSIONS – Mars
- The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Melodius Wayfarer (Soul Montuno)
- Quantic – Wider Than The Sky
- Caribou – The Spiritually Immature Mansion
- Handsome Boy Modeling School – The Truth
- The Heavy – Coleen
- Madvillain, Medaphor – Raid
- The Herbaliser, Roots Manuva – Lord Lord
- The Roots – What They Do
- The Cuban Brothers – Miguel For President
- Jazzanova, Phonte Coleman – So Far From Home
- Breakestra – Show and Prove
- Bonobo – Transmission 94 – Parts 1 & 2
- Four Tet – You Could Ruin My Day
- William Shatner, Lemon Jelly – Together
- Digitalism – Taken Away (Instrumental)
- Miike Snow – Silvia, Robotberget Remix
- The Whip – Divebomb, Crystal Castles Remix
- Boys Noize – & Down, Extended Mix
- Daedelus – Fair Weather Friends
- Metric – Monster Hospital, MSTRKRFT Remix
- Felix Da Housecat – Radio, Shinichi Osawa Remix Radio Edit
- Disasterpeace – Win
Got a bit busy today, so apologies for this being a bit shorter than normalâ€¦
Mr. Scruff going into SOIL & â€œPIMPâ€ SESSIONS – foot-tapping ridiculousness. Completely wonderful two tracks. Not really much more to say than that. If you donâ€™t like them then this probably isnâ€™t the playlist for you – be warned. After The Quantic Soul Orchestraâ€™s carnival feel, I wanted to use Quantic as a tempo shift, and I think it works pretty well. Itâ€™s just a nice chillout song. I really love this section of the playlist, to be honest.
I adore everything that Madvillain (aka MF Doom, and a million and one other pseudonyms) does. His wordplay is completely amazing, itâ€™s like watching a really talented butcher cleaving words instead of steaks. In a lot of ways he reminds me of Roots Manuva, which is why I threw them both together. Intelligent hip-hop is just not given enough credit in these days of autotune, identical beats and hooks, radio edits and crunk cups.
Now, Iâ€™m pretty sure the Jazzanova and Breakestra tracks will go either way. Personally, I love them, but then I love me a bit of funky soul. Itâ€™d be interesting to see what others think of them. For me, they brighten up my day. I find it impossible not to smile to these two bands, really, and coming from a grumpy sod thatâ€™s pretty good going.
William Shatner plus Lemon Jelly. A bit oddball, but I love it. You will too.
I added Miike Snow at the last second when I was reminded by a friend how awesome a track â€œSilviaâ€ is. The original is haunting and beautiful, but didnâ€™t really fit – Iâ€™ve added the Robotberget remix, which builds slowly but segues perfectly into the â€˜houseâ€™ section of the playlist. Definitely check out the original edit of â€œSilviaâ€ if you get a chance. Maybe Iâ€™ll fit it into my next playlist.
I quite like MSTRKRFT, but for me, their remix of Metricâ€™s â€œMonster Hospitalâ€ is the best thing theyâ€™ve ever done. Iâ€™m a massive fan of Metric, but Iâ€™d go so far as saying that this remix is better than the original. I the powerful buildup into that, frankly, kickass house section. Perfect synths, perfect layering, perfect compliment to Emilyâ€™s perfect voice. Great track.
Disasterpeace. Oh, Disasterpeace. Enjoy.