Not much to report today – Thomâ€™s on holiday and Iâ€™m off ill (read: sat around in my pyjamas drinking far too much tea and watching the football), so Iâ€™ll keep this brief. Iâ€™ll be posting some pictures from behind-the-scenes at Glastonbury this evening, so do come back later!
Todayâ€™s playlist is from the mighty John Brobyn. Honestly, I think itâ€™s ace and hopefully yâ€™all will too.
Baila Baila feat Stereo:type – Deekline and Wizard
Caesar – I Blame Coco, Robyn
Audacity of Huge – Simian Mobile Disco
Electronic Battle Weapon 8 – Chemical Brothers
Vision One – Royksopp
Vampires – Touche
It Starts – Alex Metric
Paper Romance – Groove Armada
Havanna Sex Dwarf – Booka Shade
This is our night – Sander Kleinenberg
Kokoâ€™s song – Silicone Soul
Take me into your skin – Trentmoller
Ecstasy – JJ
Miss you – Trentmoller
Running through woodland – Message to Bears
This one was quite a long time in the making, itâ€™s been roadtested quite a bit!
Not loads to right about these, a journey into finding new music for me, starts on a hip-hop inspired tip, including a track i love from Mos Def with a great guest rap from Slick Rick. Moving through more of a dancey middle and a chilled out ending.
The GZAâ€™s Liquid Swords was the only way I could think to start this mix, firstly because I love Hip and Hop and mostly because the intro is the most awesome intro to a song Iâ€™ve heard. It also starts a rather sombre first half of the mix.
I canâ€™t remember when I first heard RJD2 but loved a fair few of his tracks straight away, The Horror seemed to fit quite well with the somewhat dark intro to the previous song
The Roots are great normally, but I think the addition of Erykah Badu to this track really lifts it to another level.
Next up Massive Attackâ€™s new one, I havenâ€™t stopped listening to Paradise Circus since I first heard it before Christmas, absolutely love it, certainly in my top 3 massive attack songs. Also has a very NSFW video at: http://vimeo.com/8195617
Paradise Circus helpfully helps move the mix from hip-hop more into melancholic female vocal tracks, the first I will mention is Paranoid Android by Sia, I was originally going to include Sunday by Sia but stumbled across this whilst looking for the other one, and really enjoyed this unusual take on a certain bands well known track.
Next up a touch of Icelandic female vocals from someone who isnâ€™t Bjorkâ€¦Emiliana Torrini, who I had been listening to for quite a while, this is taken from one of her early and IMHO best albums.
Skipping forward a bit to Drumming Song, only really got into Jack Beats fairly recently, great big wobbly bass on nearly everything they do, and a turning point in the mix as it speeds up somewhat for a while.
Had to squeeze a bit of High Contrast on here as well, great remix of Adeleâ€™s Hometown Glory far better than the original.
Then The Go! Team, who are quite hard to categorize really, suffice to say much more upbeat for this half of the mix, hard to choose a track of theirs to go one, well worth listening to the album if youâ€™ve not heard them before!
Uffie was a bit of a joke on my part, used to listen to a few tracks of hers a long time ago, everyone else hated her, and I could see why, but for some reason found it kind of catchy, went to see what she had done since that point, and quite liked this, will probably still annoy quite a few people lol.
Swinging back into hip-hop a few classics from Biggie and Jurassic 5.
Finally rounding up with something that has guitars in, always loved Good News for People Who Love Bad News, so good to include a famous track, and finally ending with the good old Postal Service.
Full tracklist below:
GZA – Liquid Swords
RJDâ€ – The Horror
Roots Manuva – Movements
The Roots & Erykah Badu – You Got Me
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
Cat Power – The Greatest
Sia – Paranoid Android
Emiliana Torrini – Dead Things
The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home
The Pharcyde – Runninâ€™
MSTRKRFT feat John Legend – Heartbreaker
Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)