Episode 139. mp3. Released January 12, 2014.
Radio Slipstream is 9 years old today.
So here’s another episode. A bit of a gothic tint this time around (You can probably guess by acting out some of the names). A couple of classics. Some newer witchiness, and a bit of hip hop at the end… cuz.
Also, please try to pronounce Einstürzende Neubauten loudly at friends and enemies alike.
Things to Note:
– The kickass lyrics Nick Cave gifts to us at the end of Release the Bats (“Baby is a cool machine/she moves to the pulse of a generator/she says damn that sex supreme/she says, she says damn that horror bat/sex horror sex bat sex horror sex vampire”)
– If you want to talk about the term “underrated”, check out Rowland S. Howard’s 1999 album. I’d even go so far as to use the term “hidden gem.”
– King Krule’s awesome accent.
– Capping it off with a self-titled album’s title track! So cool.
Hope you enjoy.
- Esben and the Witch / Smashed to Pieces in the Still Of / Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (2013)
- The Birthday Party / Release the Bats / Junkyard (1982)
- Savages / Shut Up / Silence Yourself (2013)
- Joy Division / Love Will Tear Us Apart (1980)
- The Cure / Disintegration / Disintegration (1989)
- Majical Cloudz / Bugs Don’t Buzz / Impersonator (2013)
- Rowland S. Howard / Dead Radio / Teenage Snuff Film (1999)
- King Krule / Easy Easy / 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (2013)
- Einstürzende Neubauten / Sonnenbarke / Silence Is Sexy (2000)
- The Smiths / How Soon Is Now / Hatful of Hollow (1984)
- CHELSEA WOLFE / The Warden / Pain is Beauty (2013)
- Grimes / Be A Body (侘寂) / Visions (2012)
- Dead Can Dance / Opium / Anastasis (2012)
- The National / Don’t Swallow The Cap / Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
- Ka / You Know It’s About / The Night’s Gambit (2013)
- Krust (feat. Saul Williams) / Coded Language / Coded Language (1999)
- Run The Jewels / Run The Jewels / Run The Jewels (2013)
Episode 138. mp3. Released October 22, 2013.
Picks up just where we left off. We’re not there yet.
Sultry –> quirky –> unnerving –> intense –> that other word that describes the last 4 tracks.
Genres: protonica, dense music, neo body, part fop, techyes
Keywords: circling, floating, falling
- Movement / Us / Us (2013)
- Darkside / Paper Trails / Psychic (2013)
- Boards of Canada / Reach for the Dead / Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013)
- Kingdom / Bank Head (feat.Kelela) / Vertical XL (2013)
- XXYYXX / About You / XXYYXX (2012)
- AlunaGeorge / You Know You Like It / Body Music (2013)
- Glasser / Shape / Interiors (2013)
- Blue Hawaii / Sierra Lift / Untogether (2013)
- Lykke Li / Little Bit / Youth Novels (2008)
- CHVRCHES / The Mother We Share / The Bones Of What You Believe (2013)
- Charli XCX / Stay Away / Stay Away EP (2011)
- Salem / King Night / King Night (2010)
- Forest Swords / Thor’s Stone / Engravings (2013)
- Massive Attack / Risingson / Mezzanine (1998)
- Scuba / The Hope / Personality (2012)
- Untold / Motion The Dance / Change In A Dynamic Environment (2012)
- Huxley / Let It Go (Original Mix) (2012)
- Pariah / Prism / Safehouses EP (2010)
- Jacques Greene / Ready (2012)
- John Talabot / When The Past Was Present / ƒIN (2012)
- DJ Sprinkles / Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To / Midtown 120 Blues (2008)
Episode 137. mp3. Released September 29, 2013.
This plays like a night of debauchery that’s had a heavy gaussian blur applied to it.
Some ambient kinda stuff going from pretty to dirty and then some sultry kinda “dance” music, then some murky electronic weird stuff capped off with some RnB.
Recommended for: After dinner, hangover causes, a temptress, dreams, folks.
- Eluvium / Radio Ballet / Copia (2007)
- Jon Hopkins / Breathe This Air / Immunity (2013)
- Tim Hecker / Live Room / Virgins (2013)
- The Haxan Cloak / The Drop / Excavation (2013)
- FKA twigs / Papi Pacify / EP2 (2013)
- Egyptrixx / Chrysalis Records (feat Trust) / Bible Eyes (2011)
- Jessy Lanza / Fuck Diamond / Pull My Hair Back (2013)
- Disclosure / When a Fire Starts to Burn / Settle (2013)
- Annie / Invisible / The A&R EP (2013)
- Sophie / Bipp (2013)
- SBTRKT / Pharaohs / SBTRKT (2011)
- Jam City / Her / Classical Curves (2012)
- Portishead / Machine Gun / Third (2008)
- oOoOO / Mumbai / oOoOO [EP] (2010)
- Lee Gamble / Digbeth / Diversions 1994-1996 (2012)
- Old Apparatus / Derren / Derren (2012)
- Baths / Miasma Sky / Obsidian (2013)
- Future / Turn On The Lights / Pluto (2012)
- Action Bronson (feat. Riff Raff) / Bird On A Wire (2012)
- James Blake / To The Last / Overgrown (2013)
Episode 136. mp3. Released September 02, 2013.
Some great tunes in here, all pushing at a feeling. The feeling of a turning page. A change in the air. Air heavy and muggy but cooling and drifting with a sharp billowing wind. Blowing out of somewhere for the last time and pausing for a second to remember.
featured genres in no particular condescending order: folk, artpop, folky artpop, altfolk, altalt, dreampop, heartsleeve, postrock, preposterous protoprepostrock, classical recomposition, dietsoda, avantpop, organic demi-glaze cabbage
- Mikal Cronin / Weight / MCII (2013)
- Jim James / State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U) / Regions Of Light And Sound Of God (2013)
- Julia Holter / In the Green Wild / Loud City Song (2013)
- Susanne Sundfør / White Foxes / The Silicone Veil (2012)
- Jenny Hval / Death of the Author / Innocence Is Kinky (2013)
- Angelo Badalamenti / Laura Palmer’s Theme / Twin Peaks (1990)
- Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds / Jubilee Street / Push The Sky Away (2013)
- Talk Talk / Such A Shame / London 1986 (1986)
- A.C. Newman / I’m Not Talking / Shut Down the Streets (2012)
- The National / Humiliation / Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
- Fleet Foxes / The Shrine/An Argument / Helplessness Blues (2011)
- Elephant Micah / My Cousin’s King / Louder Than Thou (2012)
- Gareth Dickson / Adrenaline / Quite A Way Away (2012)
- Raised By Swans / Unrequited / Codes and Secret Longing (2005)
- Sigur Ros / Stormur/ Kveikur (2013)
- Phosphorescent / Song for Zula / Muchacho (2013)
- Max Richter / Spring 1 / Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (2012)
Episode 135. mp3. Released March 10, 2013.
HOLY donkey crap.
All the chains have been disassembled and the hooks have been exported to Tunisia and sold off for, like, pennies per pound. I poured gasoline all over all of the roofs and you are holding the match. The match is the download button for this mix.
You have been warned.
This mix is broken into 3 nondistinct parts.
- Rap. Some of this is what might be called ‘trap rap’ which is rap whose production has some trappy characteristics. See below.
- Trap. aka music that will make your neighbours hate you and may cause one or two of your buttocks to involuntarily quake. Trap music is a genre that replaces vocal melodies with screwed up vocal samples and instrumentation with obnoxiously loud, frantic drum machine beats. It is the worst. Thankfully the songs are generally pretty short.
2.5 Garage/2step/UK Funky/African rhythms that are like Trap’s less annoying cousin, and generally more funky and less directly right in your face. There’s even some Cuban piano dubstep kinda bullshit in there.
- House. Or techno. Or whatever. I don’t fucking care. Still no verse/chorus/vocal normalcy, but some of this is actually downright cheery and sounds like spring has sprung (it has, fwiw). If you make it this far, congrats… that’s fairly stellar of you.
- Kendrick Lamar / Look Out for Detox (Freestyle) (2010)
- Ace Hood / December 31st / Starvation II (2013)
- Kanye West / Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz) / Mercy (2012)
- A$AP Rocky / Goldie / Long.Live.A$AP (2013)
- Hudson Mohawke / Overnight / Polyfolk Dance EP (2009)
- Flosstradamus / UNDERGR☢UND ANTHEM (2012)
- Baauer / Harlem Shake (2012)
- TNGHT / Higher Ground / TNGHT EP (2012)
- Melé / Gold Casio / Melé Vanelé Vol 1 (2012)
- ƱZ x CRNKN / Booty 2 The Ground / Balltrap Muzic: Vol. 1 (2013)
- BRANKO / Going In Hard (feat. Dominique Young Unique) (2012)
- His Majesty Andre / Dry Tool (Elisa Bee “Crazy Sisters” Bootleg) (2012)
- Okmalumkoolkat / Boomslang / (2010)
- LV / Nothing Like Us (feat. Ruffest) / Sebenza (2012)
- Randomer / Zabu / Be Electric (2010)
- Bookworms / African Rhythms / Love Triangles (2012)
- Mala / Mulata / Mala in Cuba (2012)
- MMM / MMM Meets Tshetsha Boys / Shangaan Shake (2012)
- Kidnap Kid / Vehl / Alphaville EP (2012)
- Julio Bashmore / Au Seve (2012)
- Andrés / New For U (2012)
- Wiley / Heatwave (feat. Ms D) (DEVolution Extended Mix) (2012)
- Anthony “Shake” Shakir / Plugged In / Frictionalism (2009)
- Daphni / Yes, I Know / Jiaolong (2012)
- Pepe Deluxé / A Night and a Day / Queen of the Wave (2012)
Episode 134. mp3. Released January 29, 2013.
some jazzy soulful kinda stuff off the top, echoing off into some creepier fare – like if you could dance to a nightmare, then waking into some glistening dancepop, with a bit of soul. This one’s a keeper, folks.
- Jose James / Warrior / Blackmagic (2009)
- Bobby Womack / Please Forgive My Heart (Funk Version) / The Bravest Man In the Universe Single (2012)
- Perfume Genius / Hood / Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
- Darkstar / Gold / North (2010)
- Jai Paul / Jasmine (Demo) / Jasmine (2012)
- Burial / Truant / Truant/Rough Sleeper (2012)
- Cooly G / What Airtime / Playin Me (2012)
- Dusk & Blackdown / Focus (Blackdown VIP) / High Road (2012)
- Purity Ring / Fineshrine / Shrines (2012)
- Katy B / Katy On A Mission / On A Mission (2011)
- The Knife / Full Of Fire / Full Of Fire (2013)
- Blawan / Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? / His He She & She (2012)
- Andy Stott / Sleepless / Luxury Problems (2012)
- Maya Jane Coles / Back to Square One / Easier to Hide (2012)
- Sky Ferreira / Everything Is Embarrassing / Ghost – EP (2012)
- Vybz Kartel / Beautiful Girl / Kingston Story (2011)
- HAERTS / Wings / HAERTS EP (2012)
- Niki & The Dove / Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) (2010)
- Jessie Ware / 110% / Devotion (2012)