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All My Friends – Show #2
01 – The Orb – Ball Of Fire
“I’ve got something to say” scats Lee Scratch Perry in the opening salvo of “Ball of Fire” one of the completely new tracks taken from The Observer in the Star House long player by Perry & The Orb. A true super group collaboration and probably the most unexpected of 2012. The album features new tracks, as well as re-workings of classics like “Little Fluffy Clouds” now named “Golden Clouds”. Can’t help but say it is “Dub-tastic”. You can stream the album here http://soundcloud.com/rolling-stone-magazin/sets/the-orb-lee-scratch-perry-the or go to http://theorb.com/
02 – Death Grips – @deathgripz
This is the kind of strip club hip-hop you might expect from Diplo and A-Trak. The last track in a 13 track free give away from http://video.adultswim.com/promotions/201206_singles/ this is just grizzly bone shaking dance music. By the way this song “@deathgripz” is the Californian bands twitter handle too.
03 – K.Flay – Rest Your Mind (feat. Felix Cartal)
Brooklyn rapper K.Flay threats us to an electro delight here. Just dig in! Nuff said. http://restyourmind.kflay.com/
04 – Jean Grae – Kill Screen
Kill Screen is taken from Jean Grae’s 6th long player “Cake Or Death”. 35 year old Grae is a hip-hop veteran that is now entering her third decade in the music business. From the beginning to the end of this track you hear the skilful delivery of an unrushed MC not at all fazed by trends or styles in hip-hop but just happy to plough away doing her own thing and we are the richer for that. For more on Jean Grae see http://jeangrae.com/
05 – Swedish Field Hockey – George Bailey
Swedish Field Hockey is one boy, a guitar and Garage Band software in his parent’s basement; Jack Washburn hails from Boston. His beautifully simple lo-fi self-produced first album which is available for free from http://swedishfieldhockey.bandcamp.com/album/happy-summer Go get it now!
06 – FIDLAR – Cheap Beer
“I drink cheap beer, So what? Fuck You!” It’s punk 101 or should I say more like the Ramones, New York Dolls and the Gallows in a drunken brawl. The only winner Fidlar and off course you the listener. Get to know more about the band here http://www.facebook.com/fidlarLA
07 – Kopecky Family Band – Heartbeat
Taken from Kids Raising Kids long player out at the end of October, “Heartbeat” by Kopecky Family Band is a classic indie tune in many regards but is just so catchy that you do want to hear it again and again. For more see http://kopeckyfamilyband.com/
08 – People Get Ready – Windy Cindy
I think I am subconsciously trying to have at least one band a week on the show from Brooklyn, or who have set up camp there and now claim to be from there. Either way, this week’s Brooklynites are People Get Ready. A super group of sorts made up from Yeasayer, Slow Gherkin and A Sunny Day in Glasgow, these lads are sure to make you dance like a child with no cares in the world at all \0/ http://thesepeoplegetready.com/
09 – Diplo – About That Life (Feat Jahan Lennon)
International Superstar DJ, producer and label boss, Diplo now seems to want to roll in the realms of psychedelia on this Beatles influenced trip-out backed with Ozric Tentacles back flute. “About That Life” is strangely addictive and a huge sound departure by Diplo. http://www.maddecent.com/artists/diplo/
10 – L_U_N_G_S – Not Mine
L_U_N_G_S are Suzie M Blake and Mclord Magaro (lead guitarist from The Guillemots). Their sound is based in atmosphere that belongs firmly in Cocteau Twins, Portishead and Hope Sandoval territory; warm and brooding electronic undertones uplifted by the soring vocal chanter of Suzie Blake. You can download all four demo songs from L_U_N_G_S here http://lungslungslungs.blogspot.co.uk/
11 – Floating Action – Not What I Came For (Jim James Remix)
This is a Jim James Remix of “Not What I Came For” which is taken from Floating Points fifth long player. This is one for the headphones as the bass and beats shift from side-to-side and oscillate with the trembling vocals and spare bare drumming. It’s an oddly infectious groove that marries so well to the singing. But that’s what makes it work. For more on Floating Points see http://www.floatingaction.com/
12 – Chet Faker – Terms And Conditions (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Hands down this is my favourite play on a name I have heard in years; Chet Faker. Thankfully for us the silliness ends with the name and in no way effects to music. Owner of one massive ginger beard, Chet Faker is a producer of big tunes. Enlisting the super talented Nicolas Jaar on remix duties for this version of the track you will experience an aural expedition that sets sail slowly then delves quickly into an audio electro storm that leaves you revived from the journey. See http://www.facebook.com/Chetfaker
13 – How To Dress Well – & It Was U
“& It Was U” from How To Dress Well’s new long player “Total. Loss” which was released on 18th September and is available direct from http://acephalerecords.com/ What can I say about this song or Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well other than how impeccable his soul music is. He is a really great compliment to Jamie Lidell in your music collection. Get it and Get it On.
14- Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (BeatauCue Remix)
Fashionable fashionistas on the uber cool Kítsune label or just 3 lads from Northern Ireland continuing in the tradition of the Undertones by ignoring the drudgery of life by bring perfect pop tunes to the world; you decide. I couldn’t care less. But I do believe, they make good songs and boy do they get there remixes perfect too. You’ll be sure to be hoping on the dance floor to this. For more on Two Door Cinema Club see http://twodoorcinemaclub.com/
15 – Strange Fruit – Kiwi
Despite this track from Strange Fruit “Kiwi” being released last year; it was through the video below that I discovered and had to hunt it down to share with the world. Obviously it borrows heavily from Daft Punk but WTF who care’s because it is just a stomper. No surprise they are from France either http://www.facebook.com/pages/Strange-Fruit/112031638893025 Also you can listen and download more tracks from http://soundcloud.com/strangefruit/tracks