23 May 2010

George FM Playlist 23rd May 2010

MonkOne | Tom's Dinner
Timeless Orchestra | Fantastic (Georgia Anne Muldrow remix)
Recloose with Joe Dukie | Deeper Waters (Yes King remix)
Homebrew | Benefit
Heritage Orchestra | Spottieottiedopealicious
Boozoo Bajou | Sign (DSL remix)
House Shoes | Newports
Musiq Soulchild with Estelle | Everyday People
Common | I Want U (Illmind remix)
DJ Vadim with Zion | Got To Rock
Michael Jackson | Black Or White (Taggy Matcher edit)
Cornerstone Roots | Forward Movement
Little Dragon | Blinking Pigs
? | Mr Dizzy Scruff
Dan Le Roc vs Scroobius Pip | Thou Shalt Always Kill (Raiders Of The Lost Ark remix)
A-Trak | Trizzy Turnt Up
Franz Ferdinand | Take Me Out
Bulletroof with Tiki Taane | Soundtrack To Forever
Datarock | The Pretender (Holy Ghost remix)
The Wiseguys | Ooh La La
Sepalot with Ladi 6 | You Got It (AC Slater remix)
Only Child with Veba | Addicted (Llorca remix)
Mr Day | Small Fry (remix)
Quantic with Alice Russell | The Sound Of Everything (Senorlobo & Watch TV remix)
Florence & The Machine | You've Got The Love (The xx remix)

16 May 2010

George FM Playlist 16th May 2010

Erykah Badu | That Hump [Motown Universal]
Starkey | 11th Hour [Planet Mu]
Eprom | Bubble [Bad Acid]
Benny Tones with LP | Odyssey [EWH]
Milez Benjamin | Chop That Wood [Tru Thoughts]
King Kapisi | Sub-Cranium Feeling [Heroic Trio]
JDubs with Sacha Vee | What You Want [Truetone]
Nightmares On Wax | The Sweetest [Warp]
DJ Day | Four Hills (Short Cut) [Melting Pot Music]
Hudson Mohawke | Rising 5 [Warp]
Little Dragon | Test [Peacefrog]
Colder | Confusion [Output]
Dam-Funk | Rollin' [Stones Throw]
Mayer Hawthorne | Maybe So, Maybe No [Stones Throw]
Kandra Lou & The Miracles | Everyday [Wah Wah 45s]
Spanky Wilson | Sunshine Of Your Love [BGP]
Killer Funk Disco | Going Back To My Boots (Because I Can't Find My Shoes re-edit) [Killer Funk Disco]
Lewis McCallum | Tales Of Mingus [Finch]
Syrup | Chocolate [Compost]
The Bamboos | Kings Cross [Tru Thoughts]
Belleruche | Anything You Want (Not That) [Tru Thoughts]
Gotan Project | Rayuela [XL]
James Hardway | Los Locos Inglis [Dukebox]
Gotan Project | Desilusion [XL]
P'taah | Flying High [Ubiquity]

09 May 2010

"The Tight Five" - Playlist: 9th May 2010

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Shapes 10:01
Label: Tru Thoughts

This week's show saw a number of songs taken from the outstanding Tru Thoughts compilation Shapes 10:01, so it's only fair it's highlighted as one of the "Top Five".

Three tracks this week: the bassline-heavy, dusty reggae vibes from Fredo (straight up exclusive to this compilation) ; the tastefully dubstep-saturated Flux Pavilion remix of Quantic's Mishaps Happening ; & the wobbly ol' Andy H remix of Petrified, Dazed, from the beautiful Kinny.

Artist: Hepcat
Track: I Can't Wait
From the album RIGHT ON TIME
Label: Hellcat

One of Hellcat's earlier releases came courtesy of a ragtag bunch of Southern Californian kids calling themselves Hepcat & playing a tasty blend of reggae, rocksteady & impressively authentic-sounding ska. Any of the tracks on Right On Time slay me every time, but I Can't Wait never fails to put a smile on my dial.

Artist: SJD
Track: Rising, Falling, Rising
From the album SOUTHERN LIGHTS
Label: Round Trip Mars

The opening track from SJD aka Aucklander Sean James Donnelly's 3rd album, Southern Lights, released by Stinky Jim's label Round Trip Mars (click that link, it's worth a peek!) could be described as a floor-filling orchestral dance track. If you had to. What can't be argued is the fact it is possessed of a killer bassline.

Artist: Lewis McCallum with Tama Waipara
Track: New Someone
From the album SYNTHEOLOGY
Label: Finch

Speaking of killer basslines, Lewis McCallum is another local artist more than capable of conjuring up a bassline with murderous intent (witness tracks like Fly Or Die from his debut album Wake), having laid out a clutch of them on his new album, Syntheology. This track has the sexy broken flavour of a classic cut from the likes of Daz-I-Kue or Dego from 4 Hero.

Artist: Slugabed
Track: Quantum Leap
Label: Planet Mu

A fresh cut from Brighton-based producer Slugabed, who lavishes dollops of thick, low end sound over his grimy, dubstep & hip hop stew all over his Planet Mu debut EP, Ultra Heat Treated - from which this outstanding instrumental cut is taken. If you dig Hudson Mohawke, Burial or Breakage, then I reckon you might be into this as well.

George FM Playlist 9th May 2010

Dam-Funk | When 80MPH Feels Like 20 [Stones Throw/Stussy]
J. Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project | Tribute To Dilla [Turntable Jazz]
Sa-Ra Creative Partners | Love Czars [Ubiquity]
Fat Freddy's Drop | Big BW [The Drop]
Marvin Gaye | What's Going? On (Truth & Rights remix) [Al Fingers]
Fredo | Squadron Face [Tru Thoughts]
Quantic | Mishaps Happening (Flux Pavilion remix) [Tru Thoughts]
Re:jazz with Akiko | Twiggy Twiggy (The Dynamics remix) [Infracom]
Hepcat | I Can't Wait [Hellcat]
The Phoenix Foundation | Hitchcock [FMR]
Chemical Brothers with Noel Gallagher | Let Forever Be [Virgin]
SJD | Rising, Falling, Rising [Round Trip Mars]
Bachelorette | Mindwarp [Particle Track]
Playgroup | Number One [Output]
Rodney Hunter with Shadee | Huntermatic [G-Stone]
Lewis McCallum with Tama Waipara | New Someone [Finch]
Dr J. Presents 1Luv with Deanna, Amalia & Jzabela | Starz [Sonar Kollektiv]
Southside Connection | Make No Mistake (...To The Disco) [Raw Fusion]
Lazor Sword | Shot In The Nite [Innovative Leisure]
Savage | Swing! [Dawn Raid]
Slugabed | Quantum Leap [Planet Mu]
Kinny | Petrified, Dazed (Andy H remix) [Tru Thoughts]
D'Angelo | Spanish Joint [EMI]

The special Mothers Day show today, with a bunch of tunes that have little or nothing to do with Mothers - except every artist on the show once had or still has a Mother...

Arohanui to Raewyn & Sonia!

02 May 2010

Dam-Funk LIVE in NZ!

Yr Bro 90 is absolutely delighted to pass on the news that the inimitable DAM-FUNK will be bringing his Southern Cali cosmic space funk to NZ to play TWO shows - one at the San Francisco Bath House in Welli (Wed 12 May) & the other at Fu Bar in Auckland (Thu 13 May).

The Auckland show features support from that man Frank Booker, Recloose & Isaac Aesili, while the Welli show features support from Electric Wire Hustle Soundsystem & D-Unk live.

Stands to reason I'll see you there, yes? Good.

"The Tight Five" - Playlist: 2nd May 2010

Artist: Ota
Track: Nunui
Label: From The Crates

A delicious slice of instrumental futuristic soul music all the way from Westmere, AK, courtesy of Ota aka Jeremy Toy - guitar slinger & songwriter in the Opensouls, & highly respected production guru (Opensouls, Tyra & The Tornadoes, Hollie Smith's debut album). This wee gem (still available on 7" vinyl, yo!) is Jeremy with his Dilla hat tilted off to one side & also features appearances from bandmates Chip Matthews & Isaac Aesili. A more than worthy addition to your 45s section...

Artist: Diverse
Track: Jus Biz
From the album ONE A.M.
Label: Chocolate Industries

A highlight from a genuinely slept on album from US emcee Diverse, Jus Biz features a gorgeous, loping beat from Prefuse 73 (aka Savath & Savalas aka Scott Herren), at his lush, organic-sounding best. Diverse is a true talent: clever rhymes with excellent construction & lyrics worth listening to. One of my favourite hip hop albums, with production from Madlib, RJD2 & Jff Parker Of Tortoise!

Artist: Erykah Badu
Track: On & On (Arthur remix)
Label: Erca Mystery Projects

Red hot pirate material out of the UK, with Arthur's slo-mo soul broken beat grooves wrapped in a seriously wonky production, with just enough of a hint of dubstep for my liking. Liking? OK, so I'm feeling this track rather more than just liking it.

Nb. Arthur is rumoured to be Pariah, from the Black Acres label, & the flipside of this 12" sees Brandy's massive Angel In Disguise given a bubblicious future beatdown filter courtesy of labelmate Fantastic Mr Fox.

Artist: Starkey with Anneka
Track: Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix)
Label: Planet Mu

Philadelphia dubstep producer Starkey's graceful, tender washes of synth & heavy sub-bass are accompanied by Anneka Warburton's haunting, ethereal vocals - & then gleefully shattered into fragments on this incredible remix from so-hot-right-now UK producer Slugabed, which is absolutely rammed to the gills with wonk. Oh yes, plenty of wonk! In a good way, mind...

Artist: Dam-Funk
Track: LAtrifying
From the album TOEACHIZOWN
Label: Stones Throw

Just one of the highlights from Dam-Funk's critically acclaimed (& rightly so!) album out on Stones Throw. Awash with synths & bass, this futuristic slice of boogie feeds your cosmic soul! The album is available on 2CD - & on a eye-popping 5LP box set! Check out the post above for more info on Dam-Funk's DJ sets in Auckland & Wellington...

A Word Of Warning...

George FM Playlist 2nd May 2010

Today's show is a little bit of a Tru Thoughts love-fest, with a bunch of selections from their varied (& most excellent!) back catalogue - as well as one or two fresh cuts from their brand new SHAPES 10:01 compilation, which is available on 2CD or limited edition 2LP (which inlcudes the 2CD set as well!) right now. I suggest you pick it up.

Kyoto Jazz Massive w/. Vanessa Freeman | Brightness Of These Days (Quantic remix) [Compost]
7-Hurtz | Malibu [Output Recordings]
House Shoes | The Makings [Do-Over]
Ota | Nunui [From The Crates]
Tosca | Rondo Acapricio (DSL remix) [G-Stone]
Downtown Brown | Mr Brown [White]
The Bamboos with Ohmega Watts | Get In The Scene [Tru Thoughts]
Flevans with Sarah Scott | Hold On (Hint remix) [Tru Thoughts]
Dub Asylum | Ba Ba Boom! [Loop Fruits Recordings]
TM Juke with Alice Russell | Playground Games [Tru Thoughts]
The Quantic Soul Orchestra with Alice Russell | Something That's Real (Nappa mix feat. Life & Mr Thing) [Tru Thoughts]
Diverse | Jus Biz [Chocolate Industries]
Natural Self | Feet Keep Moving [Tru Thoughts]
Lizzy Parks | Forever & A Day (Eric Lau remix) [Tru Thoughts]
Erykah Badu | On & On (Arthur remix) [Erca Mystery Projects]
Starkey with Anneka | Stars (Slugabed Did A Remix) [Planet Mu]
Colder | Crazy Love [Output Recordings]
The LCD Soundsystem | Losing My Edge [DFA]
Dam-Funk | LAtrifying [Stones Throw]
Breakout | Planet Rock (Pt. 1) [Melting Pot Music]
Uptown Funk Empire | Celestial Blues [Soulab]
Quantic | Mishaps Happening (Flux Pavilion remix) [Tru Thoughts]

This week's show going out to Glenn, Katy, Hugo & Fergus; & also to Gene, Rachel & the rest of the (ever-growing!) Rivers whanau. Kia ora!