Do people ask you what kind of music do you like anymore? Hopeless question, and I usually flounder. This blog is my best answer.
I grew up seeing the tail end of vinyl, buying cassettes (which gather dust at my folks), CDs, minidiscs (thanks Reef) and now to well, air. I'm no vinyl sniffer, but I have only just lost that physical link to music. I Spotify, Youtube, Myspace (if I have to), Soundcloud and however else I can get my fix.
So this is me, and this is the music I like. Enjoy yourself.
Lovely DFA-esq mix from Roosevelt, I’m really keen to hear more stuff from them after ‘Sea’ a little while back.
TEED gives a light touch on this sweet vocal by BANKS. Sinking into a warm a bath – does exactly what is says on the tin.
Way too short, but completely bloody mental tune from Flying Lotus. Dance like a maniac for 1.47.
Moody, orchestral, dark journey into Koreless. Surely a sci-fi film should be made just to go with this music?
Jumping remix of the already brilliant Alt-J’s ‘Breezeblocks’ by Roman.
New delicious track from Bonobo. Definitely one of those artists that keeps subtly moving forward, both distinctive, but miles away from his early work. Has hints of a bit of 90s speed garage. Rewind, indeed.
Even further back in time, I’ve found myself back in 1996, discovering music for the first time, and hungrily listening to indie music through Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley’s excellent Evening Session show. This is as close to a recreation of a cassette I recorded from the radio as I could get. I’m glad to say my tastes have improved, but there is are some pearls amongst the swill. Particularly Ride’s ‘Black Nite Crash’, Marion (stupid hair, but great rocking indie band), Sebadoh, Pavement. Aaah, the 90s, not so bad after all.
Back thoroughly into the present, is a dreamy house track, a Switch remix of Metal & Dust’s London Grammar.
Another gem from a Gilles Peterson show in 1999, feels very much of its time – the Brazilian influence, that Jazzanova bass, the Incognito vocals, it’s all there.
Digging through some old Gilles Peterson compilations I recorded off the radio 14 years ago, I dug out this gem. Still sounds pretty fresh to me. Party like it’s 1999.
There are few people who I regularly listen to try to keep up with the torrent of music that flies at our ears. Oli Beale does a good job of keeping a tidy mix each month of mostly new stuff across different genres. He also seems to have a knack for witty complaint letters (http://bit.ly/efKr). This is his March mix.
A moody, disturbing meeting of minds between Four Tet and Jamie XX.
This is what dinner parties in 2023 should sound like (I mean that as a compliment). Tip from Ghostpoet.
It’s been two years since Ghostpoet released his first album, and somehow I’ve managed to capture him three for four times. He’s an engaging live act, with full band, and not afraid to mess around with the compositions a bit.
Anyway, two years has flown by, and judging by this new track, the album in May should at least equal the brilliance of the first.
Absolutely beautiful remix of one of TEED’s older tracks, it was pretty good to start with, but Lone has given it a bit of spit and rub with his t-shirt and it’s come out all shiny and new.