This week’s show had some excellent new music, including Nite Jewel’s “One Second of Love,” the new release from Batida and the new project Cibelle is involved in, A.B.R.A. na Pre Ca.
Most of the clips are up as a video mixtape on Dragontape here: http://www.dragontape.com/#!/4742159
The entire setlist is here as a Google spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akv6Emv2Lo0EdDFLeUw5MWdlTjJpNEhZT2F6Z3VYNmc#gid=0
This week’s Radio 1 show had two standout discoveries (at least for me they’re new). As I spent some time this week at the LIFT12 conference in Geneva, I soaked up some French influences. This is most visible in the discovery of Louise Vertigo, who is just great.
The other discovery was The Mighty Sparrow, whose best-of compilation, “Sparromania – Wit, Wisdom and Soul from the King of Calypso” is hilarious, groovy and eminently danceable. Great stuff.
Here is this week’s setlist in Google Spreadsheet form.
Here is this week’s setlist as a Dragontape: http://www.dragontape.com/dragonplayer_v2?tapeid=4581116-radio_1_25_2_2012&autoplay=0&fullscreen=1
This week we had our annual Sourcecamp developers’ and users’ summit, as well as Mediafabric, a one-day conference focusing on the future of journalism. We had people from literally all over the planet, and that global reach had an influence on this week’s setlist, which pulled from a lot of places and styles.
This week’s standout new tracks were as follows:
The Internet, “They Say”
Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”
Tokimonsta, “Little Pleasures”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Rochelle Jordan, “Shot”
and then there were two classic tracks from Ruben Blades:
The entire setlist is here as a Google Spreadsheet 🙂
Like a lot of people worldwide, I spent this morning tracking the fall of NASA’s UARS satellite, and started off my set with a classic track from XTC, “Another Satellite.”
I had a lot of new music this week, including Gui Boratto’s III, and the track “The Third.”
I also liked Frank Ocean’s new track, “Swim Good.”
Natalia Lafourcade’s “Hu Hu Hu” continues in heavy rotation on my iPod. Here’s the title track.
But one of the coolest new albums this week belongs to Miguel Migs. I really like the track with Bebel Gilberto, “Zuzu,” which is available as a free download on Soundcloud:
As always, the entire setlist is here as a Google Docs spreadsheet.
This week I managed to get a lot of new great music, much of it available on Soundcloud, including this new track by Holy Ghost! featuring Michael McDonald (yeah, he of the Doobie Brothers):
Poolside’s really nice cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon:”
Little Dragon’s title track from their new album, “Ritual Union:”
Here’s Little Dragon’s cover of Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless):”
The Jojo Effect remix of the Andrews Sisters’ “Rum and Coca Cola:”
The Sonar Kollektiv Orchester’s cover of Georg Levin’s “I Got Somebody New:”
And then there’s Bebel Gilberto’s cover of “Acabou Chorare” (originally by Novos Baianos):
As usual, the setlist is here as a Google Spreadsheet.
This week’s show had a lot of new music at the beginning and the end, including the excellent new compilation on Brownswood, “Brownswood Electric 2” and one of the tracks I played this week is by the 19-year-old wunderkind Frederic Robinson, “Mood Swings:”
In addition, there was the absolutely smashing “Cursis Melodias” by Natalia Lafourcade, who I came to when I was in Guatemala City, jetlagged, channel surfing among Mexican music video channels. I was hooked.
Little Dragon’s new album, “Ritual Union” is finally out, and while I didn’t have time to play the two tracks I wanted to, I was able to get to a live cover they did of Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)” which is excellent. Who knew?
As always, the setlist is here as a Google Docs spreadsheet.
This week it was all about the new Red Hot + Rio compilation. A serious monster of a record, and a really good cause at the same time.
I also got my virtual hands on the title track of Little Dragon’s upcoming “Ritual Union,” which will finally hit the shelves on 26 July. Yeah!
The Weeknd’s new “Rolling Stone” track is also great:
As always, the setlist is here as a Google Spreadsheet.
I love this time of year, not only because the days are so long, but also because so much new music comes out. This week’s show had quite a few new tracks, including material from the excellent new compilation “Americana: Rock Your Soul Blue Eyed Soul & Sounds From The Land Of The Free.”
Also worth noting this week is the new Nicola Conte album, “Love and Revolution,” which has a wonderfully organic feel to it:
Benji Boko’s “Beats, Treats and All Things Unique,” with its single “Where My Heart Is (feat. Maxi Jazz)”
The Soundway compilation “Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes”
Isaac Aesili’s “With You In My Bed:”
Cypress Hill’s “Armada Latina:
and Raphael Saadiq’s “Movin’ Down the Line:”
Probably the hottest candidate for Song of the Summer 2011 is this one, at least for me:
As usual, the whole setlist is here as a Google Docs spreadsheet.
This week was a real bonanza for new music. Not only did I get my hands on new material from Prommer and Barck, but I got hold of a few choice compilations, including “Seven Heven – Perfect Little Slices Of Soul, Funk And Funky,” and Gilles Peterson’s “Brownswood Bubblers 4.”
But by far the coolest thing I got hold of this week came from Yvonne Sanchez: A live recording of “Once I Loved.” She’s playing here in Prague on 13-14 July at the Jazz Dock, so definitely go check that out.
I don’t have a video for “Once I Loved,” but here’s a clip of “Roses” live:
Here’s the entire setlist, as always, as a Google Spreadsheet. Now you can also write your own comments in the setlist too, btw. 🙂
This week I traded places with Radio 1’s other Saturday morning DJ, Jarda Dušek, and maybe it was the nice weather or the different slot, but I played a lot less Latin music than usual this week. It also helps that there’s so much good music being made these days 🙂
Standout tracks this week came from Parov Stelar, whose “La Fete” is a real stomper:
Raphael Saadiq’s “Stone Rollin'” is also great, and I loved the track featuring Little Dragon, “Just Don’t:”
Speaking of Little Dragon, while we wait for the release of their new album, Ritual Union, I played this track, “Wildfire” by SBTRKT featuring Little Dragon and then remixed by Drake:
I also reached into the archives to find the Mary Jane Girls:
But by far the coolest track and coolest video this week comes from Curitiba, Brazil. The group is called “A Banda Mais Bonita Da Cidade” and the track is “Oração:”
The entire setlist is here as a Google Spreadsheet.