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CUT ADRIFT AND COASTING INLAND

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Episode #143.


Instruments (mostly synthesized), melodies and beats that will cut you deep and serve your heart on a platter for the amusement of your friends.

Trippy and a bit weird at the beginning, giving way to some comforting and soulful, heartbreaking stuff further inland.

  • Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie
  • Arca – Thievery
  • Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • The Field – They Won’t See Me
  • Gidge – I Fell In Love
  • Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  • FKA twigs – Two Weeks
  • Fatima – Ridin Round (Sky High)
  • DJ Quik – Puffin the Dragon
  • Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument
  • Vince Staples – Limos
  • Big K.R.I.T. – Saturdays = Celebration (feat. Jamie N Commons)
  • Hundred Waters – Murmurs
  • Wild Beasts – Mecca
  • Say Lou Lou – Fool of Me (feat. Chet Faker)
  • Jessie Ware – Tough Love
  • Caribou – Back Home
  • How to Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember

SPIN IT HOW YOU LIKE IT

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Episode 124. mp3. Released April 27, 2012.

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hip hop hip hop hip hop hip

  • Dead Prez / Hip-Hop / Let’s Get Free (2001)
  • Clipse / Hello New World / Hell Hath No Fury (2006)
  • Finale / The Waiting Game (feat. Invincible) / A Pipe Dream and A Promise (2009)
  • Black Milk / Losing Out (feat. Royce da 5’9”) / Tronic (2008)
  • Danny Brown / Scrap Or Die / XXX (2011)
  • Big Boi / Lookin’ For Ya (feat Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown) / Unreleased (2010)
  • Random Axe / Everybody Nobody Somebody / Random Axe (2011)
  • J-Live / Them That’s Not / The Best Part (2001)
  • Raekwon / New Wu (feat. Ghostface Killah & Method Man) / Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II (2009)
  • A Tribe Called Quest / We Can Get Down / Midnight Marauders (1993)
  • Big L / MVP / Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (1995)
  • Nas / The World Is Yours / Illmatic (1994)
  • CunninLynguists / Georgia / Dirty Acres (2007)
  • Big K.R.I.T. / Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Ecouraging Racism / Return Of 4Eva (2011)
  • Jay Electronica / Theh Ghost of Christopher Wallace (feat. Diddy) / Best Of So Far (2010)
  • Saigon / The Greatest Story Never Told / The Greatest Story Never Told (2011)
  • Freeway & Jake One / Throw Your Hands Up / The Stimulus Package (2010)
  • People Under The Stairs / Selfish Destruction / Highlighter (2011)
  • Curren$y / The Day (feat. Mos Def & Jay Electronica) / Pilot Talk (2010)
  • Kendrick Lamar / HiiiPower / Section.80 (2011)
  • Kanye West / POWER / My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

123. WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:

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Episode 123. mp3. Released April 06, 2012.

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The electronic synthesizer
Highways
2am
Harvey Wallbangers
Italian Disco
Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive”
Neon lights
Bromance 2012
Glistening pavement
Music piracy
The 80s
You

  • Symmetry / Over The Edge / Themes For An Imaginary Film (2011)
  • Cerrone / In the Smoke / Cerrone 3: Supernature (1977)
  • Cliff Martinez / Bride of Deluxe / Drive (2011)
  • Global Communication / 8:07 / 76:14 (2005)
  • Voices from the Lake / S.T. (VFTL Rework) / Voices from the Lake (2012)
  • John Talabot / Depak Ine / ƒIN (2012)
  • Chromatics / These Streets Will Never Look The Same / Kill For Love (2012)
  • Kavinsky (feat. Lovefoxxx) / Nightcall (2010)
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark / Souvenir / Architecture & Morality (1981)
  • Jamie Woon / Lady Luck / Mirrorwriting (2011)
  • Mr Flagio / Take A Chance (1983)
  • Giorgio Moroder / From Here To Eternity / From Here To Eternity (1977)
  • Grimes / Oblivion / Visions (2012)
  • ScHoolboy Q / Hands On The Wheel (Feat. A$AP Rocky) / Habits & Contradictions (2012)
  • A$AP Rocky / Palace / LiveLoveA$AP (2011)
  • Woodkid / Iron / Iron EP (2011)
  • Austra / Beat And The Pulse / Feel It Break (2011)
  • M83 / Midnight City / Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011)
  • Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons / The Night (1972)

THE CREEPHAMMER

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Episode 122. mp3. Released January 21, 2012.


Ugh. This isn’t music. It’s like the same thing over and over again. And then all this.. what is that sound! This is all vaguely unsettling. But. Uhh hurting my ears. That incessant… banging! It’s annoying. Can you turn it off? I can’t even tell what that guy is saying, it’s so distorted and cut up. Is it important? Is this what you call dubstep? Ok that’s a bit funky. But there’s no way I can last more than 1 minute of any song. You should just get the itunes samples and mix those together. It would be over sooner. Dzh! Dzsh! Dzsh! How are you even supposed to dance to this? I feel like I’m on drugs. Hrm. That’s a little better. Oh no. Oh no. Could you at least turn it down? That sounds a lot like Blade Runner but worse. What! Trance music? Huh. Well, at least the last 3.5 songs are almost tolerable. Please just do some straight up indie rock next time.

  • Shackleton / Mountains Of Ashes / Three EPs LP (2009)
  • Legion Of Two / It Really Takes Time / The Mu School (2009)
  • Perc / London, We Have You Surrounded / Wicker & Steel (2011)
  • Lucy / Eon / Wordplay For Working Bees (2011)
  • Joy Orbison / BRKLN CLLN (2009)
  • Vex’d / Lion V.I.P. / Degenerate (2005)
  • Altered Natives / Body Gal / Tenement Yard (2010)
  • Actress / Hazyville / Hazyville (2008)
  • Blawan / Getting Me Down / Getting Me Down (2011)
  • Instra:mental / When I Dip / Thomp/When I Dip (2011)
  • Azari & III / Manhooker / Azari & III (2011)
  • Kuedo / Flight Path / Severant (2011)
  • Salva / Icey / Complex Housing (2011)
  • Araabmuzik / Streetz Tonight / Electronic Dream (2011)
  • LV & Joshua Idehen / Primary Colours (Extended Remix) / Northern Line (2011)
  • Machine Drum / Come1 / Room(s) (2011)
  • Sepalcure / Pencil Pimp / Sepalcure (2011)

NOCTURNE IN DAY MAJOR

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Episode 121. mp3. Released December 05, 2011.


Cheezy synthsophone introduces a liquid languid squiddy sent surreal sandwich (Sp? Sic!). A layer of dark and purple spooky glowing tentacles under a layer of bright and pulsing sunshine ventricles. A sauce made of tears, heath gas and the sweat off forlorn entrails. All of this rapped between a solid old school kaiser top and a fresh twisted hip hop beat or two. Ingredients harvested fresh from the solitary rays of sunshine at the edge of a nightmare.

What?

I know this sounds pretty fucked up, but it’s actually pretty incredible. Dive in, yo!

  • Guido / Mad Sax / Anidea (2010)
  • Freddie Gibbs / Oil Money feat. Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & Dan Auerbach / Str8 Killa EP (2010)
  • ASAP Rocky / Leaf (feat. Main Attrakionz) / LiveLoveA$AP (2011)
  • Zola Jesus / Night / Stridulum II (2010)
  • Kate Wax / Maze Rider (Live From The Cave) / Dust Collision (2011)
  • Monkey Mafia / Work Mi Body / Shoot the Boss (1998)
  • Azari & III / Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix) / Reckless With Your Remixes 1 (2010)
  • Glass Candy / Rolling Down the Hills / B/E/A/T/B/O/X (2007)
  • Maceo Plex / Aint That Love / High & Sexy EP (2011)
  • Hyetal / Phoenix / Phoenix 12″ (2010)
  • Author / Sun / Author (2011)
  • Scott Walker / It’s Raining Today / Scott 3 (1969)
  • Jacques Brel / Ne Me Quitte Pas / Jacques Brel Nº 4 (1959)
  • Lana Del Rey / Video Games / Video Games EP (2011)
  • Kate Bush / 50 Words For Snow / 50 Words For Snow (2011)
  • Organized Konfusion / Stray Bullet / Stress: The Extinction Agenda (1994)
  • Mobb Deep / Shook Ones Pt. II / The Infamous (1995)
  • Method Man / Release Yo’ Delf (Prodigy Remix) / Release Yo’ Delf (1996)

DO DO DO DO THE CRUMPSTON.

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Episode 120. mp3. Released October 29, 2011.

You are at a raucous party hosted by a troupe of schizophrenic gnomes who can’t stop hitting things and tossing multicolored rags at you amidst unintelligible freakouts. The host, J-jjj-johntanon, demonstrates how everything in the world is a drum and it doesn’t matter if you have to shatter it to make it beat. The guests join in and the cacophony is thrilling.

Later, things get weird.

The rest of the night is a tesselated gaussian blur.

As the autumn sun rises faint pink, you find yourself lying on the driveway covered in a layer of frost. Tears you can’t remember crying are frozen to your cheeks.

You realize that somewhere around 5:14am you became self-actualized.

  • Antibalas / Big Man / Who is This America? (2004)
  • Tune-Yards / Gangsta / W H O K I L L (2011)
  • Tom Waits / Hell Broke Luce / Bad As Me (2011)
  • Man Man / Life Fantastic / Life Fantastic (2011)
  • Boy Eats Drum Machine / Booomboxxx / Booomboxxx (2008)
  • The Mae Shi / Run To Your Grave / Hlllyh (2008)
  • DJ /rupture & Andy Moore / Is it Going / Patches (2008)
  • Micachu & The Shapes / Golden Phone / Jewellery (2009)
  • John Maus / Keep Pushing on / We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011)
  • Snowman / Memory Lost / Absence (2011)
  • Laurel Halo / Supersymmetry / King Felix (2010)
  • Gang Gang Dance / Thru and Thru / Eye Contact (2011)
  • Balam Acab / Oh, Why / Wander/Wonder (2011)
  • James Blake / I Only Know (What I Know Now) / Klavierwerke EP (2010)
  • The Flamingos / I Only Have Eyes For You / The Best of the Flamingo (1959)
  • Fredrik / Ava / Trilogi (2010)
  • Menomena / Tithe / Mines Final (2010)
  • Washed Out / Far away / Within and without (2011)
  • Local Natives / Airplanes / Gorilla Manor (2009)

HOLY HORDES OF HONEY.

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Episode 119. mp3. Released September 16, 2011.

Ugh. Last episode was way majorly too slick. This one is dirty. Twangy. Plucky. Plurpy. Gutted. Raw. Ecstatic.

  • Bill Callahan – Drover
  • Paul Cary – Ghost Of A Man
  • Gillian Welch – Revelator
  • Ryan Adams – Bartering Lines
  • Carrie Rodriguez – Absence
  • Neko Case – Blacklisted
  • Dirty Three – I Remember a Time When Once You Used to Love Me
  • The Walkabouts – Grand Theft Auto
  • The Waterboys – We Will Not Be Lovers
  • Florence And The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – Voyage
  • Lykke Li – Get Some
  • Bruce Peninsula – Crabapples
  • Anaïs Mitchell – Way Down Hadestown
  • Bar Kokhba Sextet – Sother
  • Dr. John – Blow Wind Blow
  • The Skatalites – Guns of Navarone
  • Emir Kusturica & No Smoking Orchestra – Black Cat, White Cat
  • Gogol Bordello – Pala Tute

A SOFTER GLOUCESTER

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Episode 118. mp3. cue Released August 31, 2011.

More saxaphones than normal, that’s for sure. This episode is a little bit sexy in parts; at least I think so. Oh.. and hey. That’s me. Still existing now and then!

  • Serge Gainsbourg – Ballade De Melody Nelson
  • Wild Beasts – Lion’s Share
  • Robag Wruhme – Pnom Gobal
  • Nicolas Jaar – Keep Me There
  • Destroyer – Suicide Demo For Kara Walker
  • Twin Shadow – Tyrant Destroyed
  • Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil
  • Clams Casino – Motivation
  • Demdike Stare – Bardo Thodol
  • King Midas Sound – Meltdown
  • The Weeknd – What You Need
  • Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke – Mirror
  • Moderat – Rusty Nails
  • Super Collider – Darn (Cold Way O’ Lovin)
  • Emika – Double Edge
  • Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
  • Jamie Woon – Night Air
  • Bon Iver – Calgary

100 songs from 2010!

As in previous years (2009, 2008, 2007), I’ve taken the time to assemble 100 song recommendations from 2010 and put it online for your enjoyment! I haven’t been quite as drowned in music this year as normal for me, but you will nonetheless find an awesome collection of songs here from a wide variety of styles. Download them here.

Hope you find something you were missing, and have an awesome 2011.

Actress – Hubble
Addison Groove – Footcrab
Anaïs Mitchell – Way Down Hadestown
April Smith & The Great Picture Show – Colors
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round
Autre Ne Veut – New Depth
Balam Acab – Dream Out
Beach House – 10 Mile Stereo
Big Boi – Lookin’ For Ya (feat. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown)
Big K.R.I.T. – Hometown Hero
Black Milk – Deadly Medley (feat. Royce Da 5’9, Elzhi)
Bonobo – Black Sands
Broken Social Scene – Chase Scene
Caribou – Odessa
Carmen Souza – Sodade
Paul Cary – Ghost Of A Man
Cee-Lo Green – No One’s Gonna Love You (Paul Epworth Mix)
Ceo – Come With Me
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Voyage
Crystal Castles – Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)
Curren$y – The Day (feat. Mos Def & Jay Electronica)
Darkstar – Deadness
Destroyer and Loscil – Grief Point
Doc Daneeka – Hold On
Dr. Dog – Stranger
Emika – Double Edge
Erykah Badu – Window Seat
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Forest Swords – Rattling Cage
Four Tet – Angel Echoes
Frank(just Frank) – Mr. Itagaki
Freddie Gibbs – Oil Money (feat. Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & Dan Auerbach)
Fredrik – Ava
Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
Girl Unit – Wut
Girls – Alright
Glasser – Apply
Gogol Bordello – Pala Tute
Grinderman – Palaces of Montezuma
Guido – Way U Make Me Feel
Harmonious Thelonious – Angewandte Muziek
Hot Chip – Take It In
Hyetal – Phoenix
Instra:mental – Watching You
James Blake – CMYK
Jamie Lidell – Compass
Jamie Woon – Night Air
Janelle Monae – Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)
Joanna Newsom – Good Intentions Paving Company
John Roberts – Porcelain
Joker – Tron
Kanye West – POWER
Kingdom – That Mystic
The Knife – Colouring of Pigeons
Kno – The New Day (Death Has No Meaning)
Laurel Halo – Supersymmetry
Laurie Anderson – Transitory Life
LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean
Lissie – Little Lovin’
The Magic Kids – Hey Boy
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
Matthew Dear – Slowdance
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
Menomena – Tithe
MISTAH F.A.B. – Ungreatful (feat. Lil Kev)
The National – Conversation 16
The New Pornographers – Crash Years
Okmalumkoolkat – Boomslang
Omar Souleyman – Mandal/Metel Il Sukkar Ala Il Shai
Owen Pallett – E Is for Estranged
Pangaea – Why
Pariah – Prism
Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade
Prins Thomas – Nattonsket
Ramadanman – Work Them
Rana Santacruz – Cajita de Barro
The Roots – Radio Daze – feat. Blu, P.O.R.N & Dice Raw
Salem – King Night
Scuba – Lights Out
Shackleton – Man On A String Part 1 And 2
Shad – Rose Garden
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – The Game Gets Old
Shed – Keep Time
Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
Strong Arm Steady – Best of Times (feat. Phonte)
Sufjan Stevens – I Walked
Sun Kil Moon – Alesund
Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes
Swans – No Words/No Thoughts
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters
Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
Twin Shadow – I Can’t Wait
Twin Sister – All Around and Away We Go
The Walkmen – Blue as Your Blood
Warpaint – Undertow
Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday
Zinja Hlungwani – N’wagezani My Love
Zola Jesus – Night

THE SUNBLISSED PASSERSBEEN

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Episode 117. mp3. cue. Released August 25, 2010.

Back for more! Still without the use of adequate microphone, this episode continues the trend of letting the music speak for itself.

Still playing catch-up as well, following that yearlong drought. So this episode features a bit of an exploration of the Chill-wave fad from last year (unless you want to call it Glo-Fi… no comment). That whole movement, thanks mostly to its bloggy pushers, steams of calculated hipster holier-than-thou pretension; but there’s a great deal of nice sounds in there as well, so don’t worry about it. After the nostalgic summer bits, you’re going to hear some low-key hip-hop, which might be labelled backpacker-rap by your snobby friends (which means it’s for college kids and not drug dealers, or something). Broadly, this set of tunes is meant to serve as a celebration and farewell to hot summer sun and vacation. So whether it’s night or day, in the basement or the beach, close your eyes and lie in the sun.

Memoryhouse / Lately (Deuxième) / The Years EP (2009)
Twin Sister / All Around and Away We Go / Color Your Life (2010)
Caribou / Sun / Swim (2010)
Delorean / Deli / Ayrton Senna EP (2009)
Memory Tapes / Bicycle / Seek Magic (2009)
Neon Indian / Deadbeat Summer / Psychic Chasms (2009)
Ceo / Come with Me / White Magic (2010)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Round and Round / Before Today (2010)
Cocteau Twins / Lorelei / Treasure (1984)
Glasser / Apply / Apply EP (2009)
jj / Ecstasy / jj n° 2 (2009)
Wild Beasts / We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues / Two Dancers (2009)
Beach House / Lover of Mine / Teen Dream (2010)
Fashawn / When She Calls (feat. Joanna Newsom) / Boy Meets World (2009)
Janelle Monae / 57821 (feat. Deep Cotton) / The ArchAndroid (2010)
CunninLynguists / Don’t Leave (When Winter Comes) (feat. Slug) / Strange Journey Volume One (2009)
Mos Def / Auditiorium Ft. Slick Rick / The Ecstatic (2009)
Shad / Rose Garden / TSOL (2010)
Blu & Exile / My World Is.. / Below The Heavens (2007)
Big Boi / Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane) / Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)
The Roots / Radio Daze (feat. Blu, P.O.R.N & Dice Raw) / How I Got Over (2010)

ELECTRIC RUBBER DRUM

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Episode 116. mp3. cue. Released July 24, 2010.

Ok. A few bits of news: First! New Radioslipstream finally after more than a year. Good. Second! No narration on this puppy, just music. Having some sound issues with the PC right now and not bothering with hooking up a mic. Would rather just get you the music. Because there’s no talking, I made this episode perfect length for a CD, so I guess it’s also a mix CD. Third! This is not the history of hip hop episode. Don’t worry about that. It’ll come when I feel like it and is dependent on resolving some issues with my hard drive. In the meantime we pick up right where we left off.

The last episode ended with a feeble attempt at playing some dubstep. At the time, I had some tracks but didn’t know which ones I loved enough to represent the genre so I played a few tracks that sounded kinda like it. A year later, I’ve got a much more of a handle on the genre. We start with general murky electronics with a pretty ominous bent, then move into a variety of dubstep sounds where we stay for a time. The run of Pangaea through to Scuba is the dubstep bit: I guess it’s something like the dawn of land through to a post-human Waterworld. Very epic indeed. After that it’s a bit of epic artpop at its most oddly delicate, then some poetry and a dash of ambient.

Ben Frost / Killshot / By The Throat (2009)
Redshape / Man out of Time / The Dance Paradox (2009)
Actress / Maze / Splazsh (2010)
Laurent Garnier / The Man With The Red Face / Unreasonable Behaviour (2000)
Pangaea / Why / Pangaea EP (2010)
Débruit / Nigeria What? / Spatio-Temporel EP (2009)
Ramadanman / Work Them (2010)
LD / Shake It / 5 : 5 years of Hyperdub (2009)
Toasty / The Knowledge (2004)
Adele / Cold Shoulder (Rusko Remix) (2008)
Zomby / Euphoria / Where Were U in ’92? (2008)
Kingdom / You (2010)
James Blake / CMYK / CMYK EP (2010)
Mount Kimbie / Maybes / Maybes EP (2009)
Scuba / So You Think You’re Special / Triangulation (2010)
The Knife / Colouring of Pigeons / Tomorrow, In A Year (2010)
Laurie Anderson / Transitory Life / Homeland (2010)
Leonard Cohen / Recitation w/N.L. / Live in London (2009)
Biosphere / Poa Alpina / Substrata (1997)