Second show of the year and already there’s plenty to play. Obviously WYWRadio wasn’t on top of things in 2013 though, or else we would have picked up on this week’s tremendous show-starter – Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ through the prism of the Electric Peanut Butter Company. It’s a helluva start.
Eddie Russ gives the jazz-funk next, then more from BBE’s Americana comp (and to think, we’ve still not touched volume 2!) from the Midnight Flyer and something off the new Broken Bells LP to keep the production plump.
Just in case you missed it (how could you?) Moodyman has a new album out and it’s a killer. There’s about 400 tracks of awesomeness on it but the one liked here is Lyk U Use 2 – a surefire hit in the manner of Hey Ya! if there was any justice in the world…
Andrew Ashong. I need say no more.
Paxton Fettel. Well, I hadn’t heard of him either but this is lushness from last year, plus he has a new EP out which I have in store for#64. From Denmark via Torquay apparently.
Paul Hill gives us this show’s second track on Moody’s Mahogoni records and it’s a keeper, as is the new LP from Illum Sphere which has four lush vocal tracks featuring Shadowbox. Is good. Cooly G is also good.
De La Soul gave away all their albums for free on digital download a few weeks back and there were some problems (not least the fact that the files they were giving away were pirated ones!) but the thought and sentiment were solid – cheers fellas! We go back in time with the Steely Dan-sampling ‘Eye Know’ before hitting up two more old school tracks from Lakim Shabazz and the UK’s early 90s finest, MC Mell ‘O’.
Change a pace with the man from the most mournful band of all time (MBOAT) The Red House Painters, now trading some brilliant songs under the name of Sun Kil Moon. Sing a long stuff from him with ‘Ben’s My Friend’, I challenge you not to be singing ‘Sports bar shit…’ under your breath over the next few days.
Then we change it all again, and head to Minneapolis via the 80s throwback of Turquoise Summers. Numero hit the ball out of the park just before Christmas with a massive retrospective of pre-Prince Minneapolis and all you need to know is that you must own their comp ‘Forecasting the Purple Snow’. Early tracks from WYWRadio fav Alexander O’Neal and then Robbie Robbins are what you get here.
We get a bit more electronic but no less funky from the Dead Rose Music Company, Innermind and then some edit I can’t find the name of on Secret Mixes Fixes.
Final stretch: The Undisputed Truth feature for a second show in a row with Spaced out, Myron and E Dance the Night Away (from a GREAT album in 2013, Cold Game) and then – whoa – Jazzanova are back with their new single ‘Now There Is We’. German pop I say.
I wanted to leave you with a smile so I bought forth Sterling Void’s classic ‘It’s Alright.’. It’s alright!
Eddie Russ - Take A Look At Yourself (UTC Unlimited)
Midnight Flyer - I Just Want To Love You (BBE)
Broken Bells - No Matter What You're Told (Columbia)
Moodymann - Lyk U Use 2 (Featuring Andres) (Mahogoni)
Paxton Fettel – Mana (Greta Cottage Workshop)
Paul Hill - Need Me Some You (Mahogoni)
Illum Sphere Featuring Shadowbox - The Road (Ninja Tune)
Cooly G - Hold Me (Hyperdub)
De La Soul - Eye Know (BCM)
Lakim Shabazz - Black is Back (Tuff City)
MC Mell’O’ - Mek Dem Know (Natural Response)
Sun Kil Moon - Ben's My Friend (Caldo Verde)
Turqoise Summers - All Over Again (Omega Supreme)
Alexander O'Neal - Do You Dare (Numero)
Ronnie Robbins – Contagious (Numero)
The Dead Rose Music Company - Whispering st6 (Free Download)
Innermind - Paradise's Deep Groove (!k7)
??? - ??? (Secret Mixes Fixes)
Myron and E - Dance the Night Away (Do It Disco) (Timmion)
Jazzanova - Now There Is We (feat. Paul Randolph) (Sonar Kollectiv)
Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's Alright (Original House Mix) (Phuture Trax)