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125 Spotisfaction Friday 15/10/10 – David Prowse

Morning folks. This week has been brutally busy for me – my wife and I told friends and family that we’re expecting a baby (woop!), so our feet haven’t really hit the floor between doctors appointments, dinner dates and showing people ultrasound photos. Fun times! Good thing I had a playlist in reserve, eh?

This weekend a few of us are going to see the DOOMTASTIC tour hit Bristol (tomorrow night, in fact), and it’s going to be mindblowing. MF Doom (plus his myriad alter egos), supported by Introducing (a nine-piece orchestra performing DJ Shadow‘s Endtroducing) and a DJ set by Jamie xx. Whoa. Tickets are still available, and I think I’ve got room in my car from the Gloucester area – let us know if you’re coming!

Love, etc.
Dave

My Blurb:

Today’s theme is movie scores. Each of the tracks are either from a film, inspired by a film (or vice versa) or were written by people famous for their film scores. I really enjoyed pulling this one together, and it’s amazing how you can find virtually any genre of music in a film somewhere. The thing I love about film music is that I always recollect the particular scene or moment in the film as I’m listening to the track, so this playlist was a real treat for me.

Hit the read more link for a list of where each track is from.

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109 Spotisfaction Wednesday 07/09/10 – David Prowse

Hey guys. I trust you’re well this fine morning? So, The xx are Mercury winners, eh? I’d like to say I called that one after they featured on my very first playlist for Spotisfaction ;). In all honesty, though, I would have liked to have seen Foals win it, but that might just be because Foals – Total Life Forever is one of my top 5 albums of 2010 so far. The xx are relentlessly hard workers and by all accounts pretty nice boys and girls, so fair play to them.

Today’s playlist is one of my own (I do like to get a bit self-indulgent every now and again, as you may have noticed!) and I hope you enjoy it.

Take it easy,
Dave

My blurb:

This playlist is simply some of my favourite tracks at the moment. Very few of them are cutting-edge new, and very few of them are particularly challenging or esoteric. This is, probably, the most accurate representation I could come up with of my current taste in music (which, of course, is in a constant state of flux as I discover more and more stuff). I’ll quickly mention one or two particular tracks, and then let you get on with your day.

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100 Spotisfaction Wednesday 18/08/10 – Best Of Spotisfaction, Volume 1

Afternoon, folks. We hope you’re enjoying the new website. We certainly are, that’s for sure. I loved Tumblr, but this new site is a breeze to use from an editing point of view, and hopefully it’s a lot easier to navigate, too. We’ve still got a list as long as our arms of things we’d like to implement, so you’ll see the site improve over time. Exciting stuffs!

Anyway, you’re probably a bit bored of me going on about the new website by now so let’s talk about today’s playlist.

Thom and I crafted this “Best Of” playlist a couple of months ago, and it contains our picks of our favourite tracks from the first few months of Spotisfaction’s life. We think it’s a fairly accurate representation of the diversity of playlists in those early days (and even to this day). Those of you who have been with us since the beginning, let us know if you’d have changed any of these selections!

We’re trying out a new method of displaying the tracklists for our playlists so that they’re more visible on the homepage, and you’re seeing the result of this on the right. Hit the “Tracklist” link to open the playlist.

Thanks again for everyone who has stuck with us since the early days of the site, and hi to anyone that’s new to the party. Thanks for your ongoing support.

Here’s to another 100 playlists!
[David]

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94 Spotisfaction Wednesday 04/08/10 – David Prowse

Morning ladies and gents. Quick one for you – as well as one-off pieces, we’re still looking for people that can regularly contribute to Spotisfaction to come and join our ever-growing team.

  • If you’re the kind of person that prioritises buying albums or going to gigs over buying food, then come write a few reviews for us.
  • If most of your time is spent in a mammoth Spotify click-through blur, come be one of our playlist crafters.
  • If you spend all day on the Internet trawling music sites, then compile that stuff and chuck us some news.
  • If you spend more time looking through a camera viewfinder than your own eyeballs, be our lensman/woman.
  • If you fancy yourself less grammar Nazi, more grammar Hitler, come help us edit our content.
  • If you can view HTML and PHP like Neo views the Matrix, slip in as our resident grouchy coder.

If you think you may be able to help us out (even if you don’t think you’re much of a writer), please get in touch and we’ll see if we can work something out. Our aim at the moment is to build a team of music-lovers and really concentrate on creating as much worthwhile content as we can. Whatever your skills, come and help us.

Email me at dave@spotisfaction.com if you’d like to chat about this stuff, or catch @spotisfaction on Twitter. Love!

Anyway…

Today’s playlist is by me, and is a nostalgic trip through some of my favourite albums while I was at Uni. Yes, it’s a bit emo, but I’m ok with that – we all go through phases! I’d like to think that my taste is a lot more eclectic these days ;)

[David]

94 Spotisfaction Wednesday (4 Aug) – DProwse
Hit the link for tracklist and my blurb.

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83 Spotisfaction Friday 09/07/10 – David Prowse

Weekend, woop! If you’ve not yet planned anything, some of the Spotisfaction crew will be attending the Midsummer Fiesta in Cheltenham’s Montpellier tomorrow – if you’re going, come search us out and we’ll chill in the sun together, a blissed out posse of music-loving nerds. It promises to be a wicked day out, with live music by Waiting For Kate, The Divine Secret and others.

Check here for further info, yo.

Today’s playlist is by yours truly, and is hopefully appropriate for the sunny weather today.

Blood Guts and Firetrucks, y’all.
[David]

83 Spotisfaction Friday (9 Jul) – DProwse

Hit the link for the tracklist and blurby bits.

  1. Run This Town – The Apples
  2. The Outsider – Lack Of Afro
  3. Ballicki Bone – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  4. Love Don’t Live Here – Hot 8 Brass Band
  5. SPIRIT – Pe’z, Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno
  6. Summer Sun (feat. Yukumi Nagano) – Koop
  7. Hier Kommt Die Laterne – Hipnosis
  8. Where I Belong (Red Astaire Remix) – Sia
  9. Skybreaks (Jazzanova Remix) – Heritage Orchestra
  10. Theme From Belle et Fou (Danny Krivit Edit) – Jazzanova
  11. She Said What? (feat. J Live) – The Quantic Soul Orchestra
  12. Clara Meets Atjazz – Nowhere (I Can Go) – Clara Hill
  13. Honest (Jazzanova’s Honestly Yours Remix) – Metropolitan Jazz Afair
  14. Down In The Village – Quasimode
  15. Hot Pot – Mop Mop
  16. A Fly In The Hand (DJ Vadim Mix) – Alice Russell
  17. (I Got) Somebody New – Sonar Kollektiv Orchester
  18. So Good Today – Ben Westbeech
  19. Found Something New – Unity
  20. Familiar Ground – The Cinematic Orchestra, Fontella Bass
  21. In Harmony With The Elements – Lars Bartkuhn
  22. Funky Goldman – SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS

My playlist today is stuff I’ve been listening to for the last couple of weeks. Some of it’s new, some of it is obscure. Hopefully all of it is funky and will bring a smile to your face.

Favourites include Jazzanova, who are a band I’ve got all the time in the world for. They’ve recently stepped back into the studio, so it’s only right they’ve got me salivating enough to feature them pretty heavily on my playlist in one form or another.

I’m also a pretty massive fan of Japanese jazz fiends, SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS – honestly, if you even remotely like modern jazz/funk/soul, check them out. You won’t be disappointed. My favourite track of theirs is Mars (which would have been on this playlist if I’d not already featured it before).

A lot of credit for this playlist goes to an ex-housemate of mine, Ryan French, who got me into the majority of stuff that features. Big love, stranger. Still waiting for you to make us a playlist, though… ;)

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77 Spotisfaction Friday 25/06/10 – David Prowse

Safe, blood. Tomorrow evening, a bunch of us are going to Birmingham’s O2 Academy for the first Spotisfaction Meet-up. We’re going to see Broken Social Scene and Sky Larkin, and it’s going to be a fantabulous time. If you’re in the area, I believe there are still tickets available – come along and I’ll buy you a beer (I originally typo’d ‘bear’, which would have been a much better incentive).

In other news, if you’d like to become a contributor to Spotisfaction, we’re always looking for feature writers, reviewers and people that can comb the web to collate interesting music news. We’re also looking for an art director. If you want to get involved in our lovely little site, please get in touch. We still want your playlists and one-off articles or reviews if you don’t want to sign a contract in blood / formally become part of the team, too!

Take it easy, sleazies. See you tomorrow night.
[David]

77 Spotisfaction Friday (25 Jun) – DProwse

Join us after the break for the tracklisting.

  1. Cause = Time (Live) – Broken Social Scene
  2. Fire Eye’d Boy – Broken Social Scene
  3. Molten – Sky Larkin
  4. Death Of A Tune – The Hidden Cameras
  5. Forced To Love – Broken Social Scene
  6. My Moon My Man (Grizzly Bear Remix) – Feist
  7. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars
  8. Soft Rock Star – Metric
  9. Sentimental X’s – Broken Social Scene
  10. Safety Bricks – Kevin Drew
  11. Churches Under The Stairs – Brendan Canning
  12. Long May You Love – Jason Collett
  13. Magic Arrow – Timbre Timbre
  14. Soul Unwind – Apostle Of Hustle
  15. Love & Mathematics – Broken Social Scene
  16. 7/4 (Shoreline) – Broken Social Scene
  17. Pastel – Still Life Still
  18. Everything I Build – The Stills
  19. Sweetest Kill – Broken Social Scene
  20. It’s Ok – Land Of Talk
  21. Looks Just Like The Sun – Broken Social Scene
  22. Vittoria – Charles Spearin
  23. Antibodies – Sky Larkin
  24. In Earth – Sky Larkin
  25. Ruined in 84 – KC Accidental
  26. Alive in 85 – Broken Social Scene
  27. Bury This – Amy Millan
  28. Lover’s Spit (Redux) – Broken Social Scene
  29. Let’s Get Out Of Here – Broken Social Scene

Above are a collection of songs by Broken Social scene, bands whose members comprise them, their support act on Saturday, and a small selection of artists on their Arts & Crafts label. Enjoy. And please buy a ticket to see these guys at some point on their tour if you can possibly make it.

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No point crying over…

Dave managed to spill soup all over his laptop. What an idiot. Of course, this means no more Spotisfaction updates from him until his machine dries out. Let’s all take 5 minutes out to laugh at his misfortune.

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Spotisfaction Thursday 13/05/10 – 3 Way Split – Thom Lavelle, David Prowse & Kevin Atkinson

Three is a prime number and today’s playlist is nothing if not prime. (However please note that there is no Primus on today’s playlist). See if you can spot the theme here. Answers on a postcard.

Today myself, David and our evil minion Kev decided to stick 10 tracks each onto a collaboration and share it with the world. Or at least the part of the world that cares.

Coming up next week we’ve got a variety of fantastic guest playlists to stir things up a bit. We’re still waiting for a few submissions to trickle in (John Brobyn, I’m looking at you here) so hurry your pants and get them in.

Playlist is here:
http://open.spotify.com/user/mukinabaht/playlist/2AlVGmvwqLeeZsPDGKd0un

Bonus Track: Ernie K-Doe – Here Come The Girls

  1. Dinosaur Jr – Little Fury Things
  2. Husker Du – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely
  3. The Lemonheads – Second Chance
  4. Temple Of The Dog – Pushin’ Forward Back
  5. The Toadies – Possum Kingdom
  6. Tad – Throat Locust
  7. Local H – Back In The Day
  8. Mudhoney – Suck You Dry
  9. Sonic Youth – Kill Yr. Idols
  10. Nirvana – Oh The Guilt
  11. Sleater-Kinney – Jumpers
  12. Maggot Brain – Extreme And Hard Boogie
  13. Silverchair – Pure Massacre
  14. Screaming Trees – Beyond This Horizon
  15. Queens Of The Stoneage – The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
  16. Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
  17. Pearl Jam – Garden
  18. Alice In Chains – Them Bones
  19. Silversun Pickups – Melatonin
  20. Blind Melon – Tones Of Home
  21. Meat Puppets – Plateau
  22. Rival Schools – Holding Sand
  23. The Get Up Kids – Grunge Pig
  24. Nada Surf – Popular
  25. Soundgarden – Spoonman
  26. Audioslave – Like A Stone
  27. AM/FM – Come Suck Down A Cloud
  28. Oceansize – Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs
  29. Quicksand – Fazer
  30. Rage Against The Machine – Guerrilla Radio

As an aside, how do you all think Spotisfaction is going? As I stood on my faux-balcony this morning, having my post wake-up cigarette I wondered what the future had in store for this blog. Is radio dead? Are people so saturated with music choice that they have no idea what to listen to? What makes music journalists so damn snooty they think they can decree the success of otherwise of a band with their sub-par, horribly subjective and bland reviews? I’m getting the tickle that states something must be done. This summer, we have to take some kind of action. Please upload your ideas into my brain along with a bit of alcohol so I can get something moving.

Ramble over, ramble on.
Thom

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Spotisfaction Tuesday 11/05/10 – A Mix by David Prowse

Yo! Good afternoon, wondrous people. Day 2 of the week. This playlist was a cick-through experiment. I’d find a track, then try and find another similar artist by clicking through on Spotify, until I found something I really liked. It was pretty good fun, but it’s got a rather random flow to it. Definitely helps you find stuff you wouldn’t listen to otherwise, though.

A bit harangued at work today, so I’ll keep it brief and let the playlist speak for itself.

Peace,
David

Playlist here.

  1. MF Doom, Count Bass D – Potholderz
  2. MED – Can’t Hold On
  3. Cannibal Ox – Straight Off The D.I.C.
  4. KMD – Get-U-Now
  5. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew – Domino Remix
  6. Explosions In The Sky – Catastrophe And The Cure
  7. Caspian – Sycamore
  8. Saxon Shore – Angels And Brotherly Love
  9. As Tall As Lions – 505
  10. Daturah – Vertex
  11. Explosions In The Sky – A Poor Man’s Memory
  12. Codes In The Clouds – Fractures
  13. Joy Wants Eternity – You Are The Vertical, You Are The Horizon
  14. The Most Serene Republic – A Mix Of Sun And Cloud
  15. Jill Barber – Wishing Well
  16. Minus The Bear – Throwing Shapes
  17. Born Ruffians – Badonkadonkey
  18. Magneta Lane – Medusa
  19. St. Vincent – Now, Now
  20. Annuals – Carry Around
  21. Jason Collett – Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
  22. Lightning Dust – Castles and Caves
  23. The Watson Twins – Just Like Heaven
  24. Maria Taylor – Smile and Wave
  25. Neko Case – Hold On, Hold On
  26. Sunset Rubdown – Stadiums And Shrines II
  27. Forest City Lovers – Minneapolis
  28. Gentleman Reg – Telling You Is Something
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Spotisfaction Monday 10/05/10 – A Mix by David Prowse

Morning kids! Monday. Gah-buh-der. What a lovely day to waste sitting indoors, staring mindlessly at a computer screen. Hooray for me!

Today’s playlist is a combination of songs by bands I’ve been meaning to check out for a while, some Last.fm recommendations, and some songs by bands I’ve really liked from other playlists. It’s got a weird flow to it and is probably a bit more indie than the stuff I’d normally listen to, but I hope you enjoy regardless.

Love, etc.
David

Playlist? Here you go.

  1. Apostle Of Hustle – Snakes
  2. The New Pornographers – Three Or Four
  3. Land Of Talk – Seafoam
  4. The Rakes – 1989
  5. Blood Red Shoes – I Wish I Was Someone Better
  6. We Are Scientists – Gauntlet
  7. Bombay Bicycle Club – Ghost
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The Sweets
  9. Tilly And The Wall – Nights Of The Living Dead
  10. Headlights – Telephones
  11. The Besnard Lakes – Casino Nanaimo
  12. Mates of State – Middle Is Gold
  13. Jason Collett – Nothing To Lose
  14. Titus Andronicus – Upon Viewing Brueghel’s Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus
  15. Caspian – The Raven
  16. Mogwai – Waltz For Aidan
  17. Cymbals Eat Guitars – What Dogs See
  18. Volcano Choir – Mbira In The Morass
  19. The Antlers – Prologue
  20. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – If You’re Here Today
  21. Yeasayer – Worms
  22. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Nitetime Rainbows
  23. Zero 7 – Morning Song
  24. Jon Kennedy – Sand People
  25. London Funk Allstars – U. J.
  26. Kid Koala – Drunk Trumpet
  27. 9 Lazy 9 – Train – Marden Hill remix
  28. Hexstatic – Robopop
  29. 65daysofstatic – Retreat! Retreat! – Mothboy Remix

If you listen to nothing else on this playlist, make sure you listen to “Sand People” by Jon Kennedy. Pure awesomeness, I love that track.

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Spotisfaction Friday 07/05/10 – Thom Lavelle & David Prowse

THE POWER OF TWO

Happy Friday.

Dave has returned to Spotisfaction Towers, one more exam behind him. Well done to Dave for passing yesterdays hardship. To celebrate, we’ve created a joint playlist. The first half is largely quite upbeat. The second half is more chilled. A special mention goes to the track by The Futureheads “Decent Days And Nights”. Two reasons. Firstly, tonight we are going to see the Futureheads. The second reason is “Decent Days And Nights” is the name of the Cheltenham Underground weekend extravaganza. More information on this is here, and no doubt there will be further news posts over the weekend about it.

Anyway, enjoy today. If people could start leaving some feedback the world will be abetter place. See you all Monday.

Thom

Playlist est here.

  1. The Depreciation Guild – Crucify You
  2. Liechtenstein – All At Once
  3. Phoenix – Lisztomania
  4. Hot Hot Head – Naked In The City Again
  5. Dogs Die In Hot Cars – I Love You Cause I Have To
  6. The Cribs – My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
  7. The Futureheads – Decent Days And Nights
  8. The Subways – Rock & Roll Queen
  9. The Decemberists – The Rake’s Song
  10. Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
  11. Depeche Mode – Only When I Lose Myself
  12. Kasabian – Underdog
  13. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Phi Life Cypher Version)
  14. Del The Funkee Homosapian – Mistadobalina (Remastered Remix Version)
  15. Jurassic 5 – A Day At The Races
  16. Gang Starr – Work
  17. Handsome Boy Modeling School – A Day In The Life
  18. Alice Russell – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
  19. The Freedom Sounds – Behold The Day
  20. Mo’ Horizons – Foto Viva (Nicola Conte Mix)
  21. Butti 49 – Alan Accelerates
  22. Marc Moulin – La Blouse
  23. Sunburn In Cyprus – Out Of Sight (Chilled Version)
  24. Bonobo – We Could Forever
  25. Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv
  26. Four Tet – As Serious As Your Life
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Spotisfaction Thursday 29/04/10 – David Prowse

So, Thursday, we meet again. Thom ‘wrote’ me a song (read: stole it from Eagles Of Death Metal), and I wanted to share it with you all:

Oh oh oh David Prowse
Gon doo a voodoo until
You feel my power now!
You know I feel so smooth
I’m always struttin’ when in motion
Make the little girls dance
Cos’ i’m rock n rollin’
It reallly doesn’t matter
If you’re hard to please
Cos’ when you give me your smile
I’m yours for straight controllin’
Oh oh oh David Prowse
Oh oh oh David Prowse

Beautiful.

May Your Days Be Full of Fancy and Wonderment.
David

Playlist was a walrus, and now is found here.

  1. Maybeshewill – The Paris Hilton Sex Tape – Japanese Sky Transcript Ep Version
  2. And So I Watch You from Afar – I Capture Castles
  3. Bear In Heaven – Ultimate Satisfaction
  4. Sparta – While Oceana Sleeps
  5. Death From Above 1979 – Little Girl
  6. The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517
  7. Fink – Move On Me
  8. Amy Millan – Bury This
  9. Asobi Seksu – I’m Happy But You Don’t Like Me
  10. Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains – Love Can Be So Mean
  11. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Like Blood Does
  12. Apostle Of Hustle – Kings & Queens
  13. Kevin Drew – F-ked Up Kid
  14. Rilo Kiley – The Moneymaker
  15. Dem Brooklyn Bums – Detroit Rock City
  16. The Cramps – Fever
  17. Jay-Z – Girls Girls Girls
  18. The Cinematic Orchestra, Roots Manuva – All Things To All Men
  19. MONO – Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
  20. Morcheeba – Undress Me Now
  21. Zero 7 – Salt Water Sound
  22. E-Vax – The Process Of Leaving
  23. Cujo – The Sighting
  24. The Submarines – Brighter Discontent – Styrofoam Remix
  25. Maps – To The Sky (The Loving Hand Remix Edit)
  26. Telefon Tel Aviv – You Are The Worst Thing In The World
  27. Zander VT – Get Down (Fritz Zander Edit)
  28. Ellen Allien & Apparat – Jet – Ben Klock Remix
  29. DJ Food – Dark Lady – Skint Mix

Thom says:

This is a rock ‘n’ roll news post I am doing for you which is called “Thom writes the news post for Dave. Hit it, Brendan”.

Like an eloquant steam roller I have taken it upon myself to jump in and write on David’s behalf today. Before I fly wildly out of orbit and into the sun, let’s talk playlist.

Currently, we’re waiting for a few more submissions to come through before running any more guest mixes. I can’t remember if I actually told Dave that or not, but I guess when he reads this he will know. I told him he was running today’s at about 10AM today, so he had to knock this one out pretty quick as a result. He’s a sweet young thing, isn’t he? Still, it’s a good ‘un. [Editor’s note: Truth. This man speaks it]

A quick rundown – I think if there was a war after the break up of At The Drive In, Dave would be in Camp Sparta and I would be on the planet Mars Volta. However, I have never been one to let violent conflict get in the way of listening to great music (and let’s face it, listening to The Mars Volta is akin to a violent and horrific assault on your ears in the best possible way) and as a result I fully endorse the choice of Sparta. Plus, “While Oceana Sleeps” is also a fantastic track. [Editor’s note: I love The Mars Volta too, I’d say I prefer them to Sparta, but this track makes my ears bleed pre-cum]

I put an Asobi Seksu track on my last dreampop/shoegaze playlist and I know for a fact that David is a huge fan. If you missed them, check out “I’m Happy But You Don’t Like Me” as it is a good indication of the pure aural wonderment that is Asobi Seksu.

I remember The Cramps. I remember “Fever”. I think this was on The Hangover soundtrack. Which was, let’s me honest, a fantastic soundtrack. This track now officially reminds me of the worst kind of morning after revenge of the night before. I think I’m missing a tooth.

I really like the work of Ellen Allien. I have yet to hear this particular track with Apparat remixed by Ben Klock, so I’m very keen to shoot it up and have a listen. You should be too, David usually has spot on taste in these affairs.

The last one I’m going to pick out is DJ Food – Dark Lady (Skint Mix). The original is pure Ninja Tune classic. In fact, I believe DJ Food is playing Cheltenham Jazz Festival this year, I’d recommend you check it out.

All in all then, something for everyone on here. Unless you’re deaf. In which case you get to read this instead.

Little red top English girl,
Spilling out filth but oh so well spoken,
It’s raining but I can’t even notice that right now
Life isn’t too short for a little rock and roll.

Okay, we have impact. Now, go forth and enjoy today. I will be updating tomorrow with a special “Jo has a birthday, Thom has a day off, bank holiday shirt lifting extravaganza” playlist. Later good people of Earth.

Steamrollers can’t jump.
Thom (From the Desk of David Prowse).

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Spotisfaction Friday 16/04/10 – A Mix by David Prowse

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pNuWuo52M0MSfCpR39aov

To all the kids with
Headgear and braces and freckly faces
Glasses and acne and foster care families
Eating disorders who sit on the corners
Bikes with a basket and pants with elastic
Retards and spastics and Star Trek fanatics
And guys in gymnastics with lives that are tragic
Chess club contenders with speculative genders
Friends they imagine with matching pyjamas
God loves us all

Playlist here!

  1. Future Of The Left – That Damned Fly
  2. Rival Schools – World Invitational
  3. Interpol – PDA
  4. TV on the Radio – Dancing Choose
  5. Dinosaur Jr. – Yeah, Right
  6. The Hold Steady – South Town Girls
  7. Johnny Foreigner – I Woke Up On A Beach In Aberystwyth
  8. Cap’n Jazz – Little League
  9. Andrew Jackson Jihad – A Song Dedicated To The Memory Of Stormy The Rabbit
  10. Girls – Lust For Life
  11. Broken Social Scene – Looks Just Like The Sun
  12. Stars, The Most Serene Republic – Ageless Beauty
  13. Emiliana Torrini – Sunny Road
  14. Final Fantasy – This Is The Dream Of Win & Regine
  15. Sam Isaac – Annie, Why Are You So Angry?
  16. Tilly And The Wall – Beat Control
  17. Invisible – Monster’s Waltz
  18. Camera Obscura – French Navy
  19. Smoosh – It’s Cold
  20. Metric – Soft Rock Star
  21. Sound Team – Back In Town
  22. Head Automatica – The Razor
  23. I HEART HUCKABEES – Knock Yourself Out
  24. The Antlers – Two
  25. Tunng – Bullets
  26. Caribou – After Hours
  27. Patrick Watson – Big Bird In A Small Cage
  28. The Beach Boys – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (String Overdub)
  29. Andrew Jackson Jihad – People II: The Reckoning
  30. Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness (Live)

I’ve not got much of a blurb today, to be perfectly honest (fun fact: above’s lyrics were ‘donated’ by Thom when I told him I was blurbless). I’m going to spend the day watching the leaders debate (which, stupidly, I managed to miss last night) and trying to imagine I’m in hawaii like that fat dude in Street Fighter: The Movie when he’s being whipped by that other dude with a whip. Sweet whipping action, whip dude.

All I’ll say is that I’m not 100% happy with the first few tracks of the playlist, and given more time I’d have changed them. Stick with it, though, as it gets much much better.

Peace, kids.

David.

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Spotisfaction Thursday 01/04/10 – David Prowse

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Bonobo album is really, really good. Check it out: Bonobo – Black Sands.

Hey hey! Thursday is the new Friday (well, this week anyway). The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and it kinda makes me want to move my little ol’ dancing feet.

Tomorrow, as you well know, is a bank holiday. Since we’re not at work, we’ve decided to run a collaborative playlist on the theme of “Guilty Pleasures”. You can find the playlist HERE – get adding your tracks, and we’ll publish it tomorrow. We’re expecting the demand to be pretty high for this bad-boy, so try not to add more than 2 or 3 tracks, otherwise it’ll be far too big (huh huh that’s what she said).

Anyway, today’s is one of mine. Enjoy!

David

Find the playlist RIGHT HEREZLES!

David’s Attempt At A Kind Of Lo-Fi, Downtempo Mix, Book-ended With A Few Tracks To Get The Blood Flowing Again

  1. M83 – Teen Angst
  2. Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
  3. Dntel – Fear of Corners
  4. Bonobo, Andreya Triana – Eyesdown
  5. Sutro – Undying
  6. Four Tet – My Angel Rocks Back And Forth
  7. The Album Leaf – Broken Arrow
  8. Thomas Fehlmann – Slinky
  9. Infantjoy – Ghosts
  10. Sarah Fimm – Strange
  11. Cranes – Panorama
  12. B. Fleischmann – First Times
  13. Thievery Corporation – Shoalin Satellite
  14. All India Radio – Lo Fi Groovy
  15. Jon Hopkins – Light Through The Veins
  16. Tycho – The Disconnect
  17. Rumpistol, Tesnelda – Free Fall
  18. Env(itre) – 2wei
  19. Black Mold – Pristine Boobies
  20. M-Seven – Bilocation
  21. Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do? (Plaid Remix)
  22. I Broke My Robot – Not So Fast, You’re Hurting Me
  23. DJ Zinc – Casino Royale
  24. Tenorio Jr. – Nebulosa (Nu:Tone Remix)
  25. Doctor P – Sweet Shop

This playlist was my attempt at a kind of lo-fi, downtempo mix, book-ended with a few tracks to get the blood flowing again (I hope you got that from the title). A couple of these tracks were inspired by an evening listening to various SomaFM stations, some of them are personal favourites that I just had to find space for, and a couple more were picked almost at random from my “must play these next” list (and shoehorned in as best as I could manage).

M83’s “Teen Angst” is a wicked track, in my opinion. Someone described them to me as a combination of the best elements of Ulrich Schnauss, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine, and I’d say that was a pretty succint way of describing them. This track in particular exudes funk and makes me want to strap on my dancin’ wellies. Better way to start a playlist? Haven’t found it yet.

I have a hardon for Telefon Tel Aviv. This track was the very first one I added to the collaborative playlist Thom and I created that sparked the idea and kick-started Spotisfaction. Good times. Good times indeed.

I know a couple of people have submitted playlists with tracks by The Postal Service, so here’s Jimmy Tamborello (one half of The Postal Service along with Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie) working under the his solo pseudonym, Dntel. Electro-pop? Yes. Good? Very. Start with his album “Life Is Full of Possibilites” if you like this track.

Man, I properly heart The Album Leaf. Not much more to say about this one.

I am going out to buy “The Humbucking Coil” by B. Fleischmann, and I recommend you do the same. “First Times” is little stabby guitar notes in triple time, with perfect organ droning. The rest of the album has been stuck on replay for the whole evening. Annoying, really, when you’re trying to come up with a playlist and all you want to do is listen to one artist. If that’s not a good enough recommendation, I don’t know what is.

When I first heard Jon Hopkin’s “Light Through The Veins” I got goosebumps. It’s a heart-warming, almost europhic track and as such was pretty much perfect for the mid-section of the playlist. It’s basic – just one chord progression for the entire song, but his layering is so subtle that it never gets old. Bliss.

“Pristine Boobies” by Black Mold. Because I have them. Check ‘em out, I give you permission to grope.

I don’t think “Not So Fast, You’re Hurting Me” by I Broke My Robot really fits into this playlist, if I’m completely honest. Probably a bit too glitchy. I couldn’t get rid of it, though, cos I smile every time I hear the robotic voice that graces various breaks in this track. Tee hee, robots.

The last track of today’s playlist, Doctor P, was a recommendation from Rob da Bank’s Twitter feed. Honestly, I have a lot of love for Mr. da Bank, so anything he recommends is worth a listen as far as I’m concerned. And, to be honest, I wasn’t disappointed.

Thanks folks, hope you enjoy.

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Spotisfaction Thursday 25/03/10 – David Prowse

Good morning, Thursday! Thursday is the fourth day of the week according to the ISO 8601 international standard adopted in most western countries. In countries that use the Sunday-first convention and in the Judeo-Christian calendar it is the fifth day of the week. It falls between Wednesday and Friday. FACTS, PEOPLE – WE DELIVER!

Today’s playlist is courtesy of moi. It’s pretty funky, I think, but somewhat obscure. Give it a go, and let me know what you think. Next time I’m giving you some random lo-fi electro, so be warned…

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Stuff.
David
(Twitter)

Playlist? This one!

  1. Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed
  2. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
  3. Blackalicious – If I May
  4. Rize & Kronos, Main Flow, Rebels To The Grain – Something to build
  5. Frank Pleyer Big Band – Sally
  6. Jazzanova – L.o.v.e & You & I – Madlib Love Phase Mix
  7. Serge Gainsbourg – Intoxicated Man
  8. Gil Scott-Heron – Jose Campos Torres
  9. 4hero – Conceptions
  10. SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS – The White Widow
  11. Jazztronik – Samurai
  12. The Root Source – Beyond The Haze (Vocal)
  13. Atjazz – Kidnapped
  14. Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Mayra Caridad Valdés – Chekere Son
  15. Jack Constanzo – The Inch Worm
  16. Kyoto Jazz Massive – Kudu
  17. Wibutee – Once You Get There
  18. New Cool Collective – Perry
  19. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Ballicki Bone
  20. Trio Töykeät – Perfect Make Out Music
  21. Mike Fuerstein, Mainframe – Metaphysical
  22. Hans Ulrik – Before
  23. Miles Davis – Blue In Green
  24. Animals As Leaders – Modern Meat
  25. Nouvelle Vague – Love Will Tear Us Apart

Ready for the pretentious bit?: I wanted to do something completely different with this playlist. It started mainly as a challenge to myself – I wanted to put together a playlist of tracks I’d not heard, from genres I don’t pay enough attention to. Most of my playlists seem to be pretty indie or electro, so this was designed to take me out of my comfort zone. I think it was a success – I’ve gotten into a couple of really awesome artists off the back of this one playlist, and hey what more can you ask for than that?

I really love Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar”. Let’s be honest, it’s pretty freaking catchy, and hey, I feel the guy’s pain. I just found out it’s the theme tune to “How To Make It In America”, which is a new comedy drama by the producers of “Entourage” – might check it out on the basis that the soundtrack to the series is going to be pretty awesome. Followed immediately by Blackalicious, I really get a summery vibe from this section of the playlist. Nice weather, cold cider and good company. Summer can’t come quickly enough, really.

Serge Gainsbourg. I’ve never heard any of his tracks. I know, I know, I really suck. So, felt I needed to rectify that. Had a bit of a mammoth sesh and this is one of the tracks that jumped out at me. I think it sets us up nicely for another artist I’ve not really heard much of (except for his work with Massive Attack). Gil Scott-Heron’s poem about the Moody Park Rebellion is somewhat of an odd choice for this playlist, I think, but it’s powerful stuff.

Jazzanova are a band I have a crapload of respect for. I’d never heard this track, but was glancing through their catalogue for a corker and found this Madlib remix. Now, I love Madlib, and I love Jazzanova. Result. Lovely, laid-back strings with a sweeping buildup.

Miles Davis. ‘Nuff said.

One track I just had to shoehorn into this playlist was Nouvelle Vague’s awesome cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. I couldn’t find anything to transition from, though. Solution? Music-guru James Cook came to the rescue and suggested the wonderful Animals As Leaders as a perfect segue. As he quite rightly pointed out, the rest of Animals As Leaders self-titled album would feel completely out of place in this playlist, but this one track in particular is just right. Ta, dude.
Cheers kids, hope you enjoy.