The Pick N Mix Radio Show On Mixcloud… And Where Are LDN’s Pirates?

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I’ve been upping my radio shows to Mixcloud over the last few weeks (aside: am I really the only person who describes the act of uploading as ‘upping’?) and it’s been very cool and nice to see people actually listen to them because who actually listens to radio as it goes out these days? Well, I do, but only when I’m in my car, when I love to flick through the airwaves and find what’s going on. Which reminds me, I’m on a mission to find out where all the pirates have been hiding for the last few weeks. I know Rinse have gone legal but where is Whoa FM and Selector and all those other South London pirates that made my journey round and about SE13 more enjoyable? Answers on a postcard, please.

Pick N Mix tracklist 17/9/10

So, the show went out again on Friday night, with loads of new music and an interview with Jah Wobble, down at the Red Bull Studios. Some real favourites in this show: the Jamie Woon track is properly lovely (and I’ll be playing the Ramadanman mix in the new few weeks), and I’m a little bit head over heels for the VHS Head track. It made me draw for those old vvm and Cassetteboy 7″s where they cut Lionel Ritchie up and made him do bad things, and once released, after the event, a particularly edge-of-wrong track called Di and Dodi Do Die. There’s a also another Too Cool For Old School track, which is a regular on the show, where we select an old classic. This time it’s Laid Back (not scary Slovenian band Laibach, who I used to believe made records that would play themselves if you left them alone too long… well scary) and their post-disco early ’80s classic White Horse. The shows will be going up on Mixcloud soon, honest.

Jamie Woon – Night Air (Candent Songs)
Spokes – We Can Make It Out (Yppah Mix) (Counter Records)
Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer (Toro Y Moi Remix) (Static Tongues)
VHS Head – Sunset Everett (Skam)
Dels – Shapeshift (Kwes remix) (Ninja Tune)
Letherette – In July Focus (Ho Tep)
Steve Mason – Just A Man (Studio Mix) (Domino)
Arkist and Komonazmuk – Outbreak (If Symptoms Persist)
Unicorn Kid – Wildlife (The Blessings Mix) (Cool Records)
Andras Fox, Sui Zhen and James Pants – Touch-N-Talk (Various Assets)
Pariah – Crossed Out (R&S)
Badness – Silencer (Teddy Productions)
Gang Gang Dance – Kamakura (Latitude)
Subeena – Wishful Thinking (Opit Records)
Apaloosa – Intimate (Glass Candy Mix) (Italians Do It Better)
Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA Hi Emotions Remix) (DVA)
LV and Okmalumkoolkat – Boomslang (Hyperdub)
Laid Back – White Horse (Sire)
Scuba – Latch (Will Saul and Mike Monday Remix) (Hotflush)
Ramadanman – Bass Drums (Soul Jazz)
Foals – Spanish Sahara (Transgressive)

NME Pick N Mix Tracklist 10/9/10

The show went out on Friday, 8-10pm, with an interview with grime MC Trim, a London Belongs To Me with Eglo singer Fatima, and a live set from Major Lazer recorded at Carnival a few weeks ago. Still trying to sort Listen Again issues, but hoping to have something sorted soon. In the meantime, here’s the tunes and some Youtube links. Next weeks show will have Jah Wobble plus new music from VHS Head, Cooly G and Badness.

‘Drugs’ Ratatat (XL)
‘Slowdance’ Matthew Dear (Ghostly International)
‘It Takes A Muscle’ MIA (XL)
‘Stay Here’ Friendly Fires (XL)
‘Anyway’ P Money and Blacks (Rinse Download)
‘Teknitianz’ DJ Rashad (Planet Mu)
‘Ingredients’ Ikonika (Planet Mu)
Nothing To See’ Four Tet (Soul Jazz)
‘Two Days Of Rain’ Autre Ne Veut (Old English Spelling Bee)
‘Blind Night Errand’ Mount Kimbie (Hotflush)
‘Bass Junkie’ Silkie (Deep Medi)
‘Hey’ Chima Anya feat Sincere (GTA)
‘Back Then’ Synkro (Dubstep For Deep Heads)
‘Renegade Snares’ Omni Trio (Moving Shadow)
‘Do You Really Want It’ Count and Sinden (Domino)
‘Ambush VIP’ Zed Bias (Get Darker)
‘Step 2 Funk’ DVA (Hyperdub)
‘The Worker’ Azari and iii (Turbo)
‘Emily Smile (Sigha’s She’s Still Smiling Remix) Commix (Metalheadz)
‘Groove Me’ Maximum Balloon (Interscope)

Jamie Woon

I still listen to the Burial mix of Wayfaring Stranger pretty regularly and Jamie Woon’s new release, Night Air, has that same weighty authority. Youtube clip here, though you’ll have to wait for the lush and lovely Ramadanman refix that you’ll find on the flip. Oh, and it’ll probably be opening my Friday night 8-10pm show on NME Radio next week.

NME Radio Show… back on air

My Pick N Mix show went out on Friday night, after a few months off air. Here’s what I played, with a few Youtube links hyperlinked in case you’re interested in how it sounds, because there’s nothing more annoying than getting a list of music you can’t listen to.

The shows should eventually be hosted for listen back on…. but not just yet. Next week’s show is 8-10pm, Friday night, on NME’s DAB station or on Plus there’s a new app.

DJ Nate Hatas Our Motivation (Planet Mu)
Silver Columns Always On (Caribou Mix) (Download)
Matthew Dear Soil To Seed (Ghostly International)
Solar Bears Crystalline (Letherette Remix) (Planet Mu)
Ahu To Love (One Handed Music)
Cooly G Up In My Head (Hyperdub)
Friendly Fires and Azari III ‘Stay Here’ (Download)
Superrisk ‘Find Your Way’ (Mensah Mix) (Punch Drunk Records)
Jon Hopkins Vessel (Four Tet Mix) (Domino)
Katy B ‘Louder’ (Rinse)
DJ Naughty Goosebumps (Roska Kicks N Snares)
Kaseem Mosse ‘We Speak To Those’ (Non Plus)
Count and Sinden ‘Do You Really Want It’ (Domino)
LV and Bears ‘Explode’ (2nd Drop)
Vaccine ‘Cascade Failure’ (Non Plus)
Hell Interface ‘Midas Touch (Skam)

Twin Sister ‘All Around And Away We Go’ (Domino)

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