Blawan on some subaquatic detroit type a shit
Clone records http://clone.nl/
So yeah, there’s been a long radio silence since the last show as a result of the new website work, and I was hoping to get this out much much earlier. In the end I think it’s still worth it as there’s plenty of good stuff to keep your ears busy for a couple of hours. All electronic this, new tracks from Falty DL, Scuba and Washed Out, along with a ton of great tunes that I’d either slept on or completely missed over the last couple of months. Expect to hear disco, boogie-ish stuff and house from, Suzanne Kraft, Deep Space Orchestra and Flight Facilities, and some summer tunes to warm the winter months from Fete, Mike Simonetti, Psychemagick and James Johnston. There’s a respin for Carl Craig from 2008, and an awesome old track from Global Communication from as far back as 1996 – a true belter. Hope you’re gonna enjoy it, sorry for the delay.
Anyway, next time out – the proper launch of these new webpages and the long-awaited best of 2011. Hope you enjoy, if you do, you can always pop a comment on the SoundCloud or Samurai.fm pages, technology be a wonderful thing…
Tall Black Guy - Water No Enemy (Brownswood)
Suzanne Kraft- Morning Come (Running Back)
Erdbeerschnitzel - Devotion (3rd Strike)
Deep Space Orchestra - Chrome Hand (Boogie Originals)
Carl Craig - Twilight (Planet E)
Washed Out - Amor Fati (Clams Casino Remix) (Domino)
Washed Out - Call It Off (Domino)
Fete - Song For Her (Needwant)
Mike Simonetti - The Third Of The Storms (feat. Sam Sparro) (Italians Do It Better)
Psychemagik - Wake Up Everybody (Psychemagick)
James Johnston - Faces & Traces Of Home (Boogie Originals)
Mark E - Special FX (Spectral Sound US)
Scuba - Adrenalin (Hotflush)
Flight Facilities - Foreign Language feat. Jess (Rocco Raimundo Re-Interpretation) (Future Classic)
Erdbeerschnitzel - Same Same (3rd Strike)
Global Communication - The Way (Secret Ingredients Mix) (Dedicated)
Dean Sunshine Smith - You'll Never Know 2011 (Soulshare)
NEW SHIGETO ALBUM COMING IN JAN ON GHOSTLY
JUST BOUND TO BE FANTASTIC, A FREE TITILATOR HAS JUST BEEN PUT UP ON SOUNDCLOUD
HOP OVER TO ACE LABEL LUCKY ME – HOME OF LUMINARIES SUCH AS MIKE SLOTT, RUSTIE, HUDMO & MACHINE DRUM FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD EVERY DAY LEADING UP TO CRIMBO.
SHIT IS COLD
MORE DL’S AVAILABLE ON THEIR BANDCAMP
ROBIN HANNIBAL – AMENDS
CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THESE YOUNGUNS. THIS TIME DOING ALL THINGS METAL FACE INCLUDING SOME PERSONAL FAVES LIKE KING GEEDORAH.
DOWNLOAD FOR NOWT ON THEIR KILLER TUMBLR:
A moody excursion this week for WhatYouWant Radio, as we delve into some downtempto gems and some winding soundtracks. Plenty of new stuff for your ears to feast on as the leaves start falling and we all start thinking about log fires and things like that.
Getting the funk out the doors early this week with a classic from Parliament to get you in the mood, followed by a sweet re-edit of Marvin Gaye’s Funky Space Reincarnation from the Deadly Sins edit crew. Difficult to top that but a new track by the talented Matthew Kyle certainly tries, ‘Make This Journey’ is a keeper, been playing it a lot..
After the funk, the chill. Or something like that. Downtempo for a section, with something from the Thundercat album (do you like your bass players spacey? if so, Thundercat is for you), a free Soundcloud download from Quadron in Denmark, and another free download courtesy of Holy Other, who remix WYWR favourite How to Dress Well’s lovely track ‘Suicide Dream 2’. That’s eagerly followed by more new Danish stuff, this time courtesy of Quadron producer Robin Hannibal who has a new EP out called Bobby on Plug Research. Track I’ve chosen is called ‘Amends’. The last track in the relaxed section is from Tropics, who has a new album out right now which provides serious relaxant. I’ve chosen ‘Telassar’, but there’s other nice stuff on there too, particularly if you’re a fan of Washed Out.
Big Shout Out to Alexander O’Neal. The new Toro Y Moi EP has a cover of the Cherelle track ‘Saturday Love’ and that made me go digging to find the original. 1985! Shiny suits all round!
Newness from Beirut (‘The Peacock’) and Cymbals Eat Guitars (‘Another Tunguska’) comes next, both lovely tracks I’ve been caning, and then a really nice and odd remix of the Smith Westerns by Peaking Lights. Smith Westerns will definitely be in the best of year list, oh yes..
Then we soundtrack. Clint Mansell used to be in Pop Will Eat Itself and my how he’s grown. Responsible for the monster Requiem for Dream soundtrack that absolutely all of you will have heard at some point, I really liked his work on the soundtrack for the Duncan Jones movie ‘Moon’ (if you’ve seen Source Code you gotta see Moon, and vice versa) so I’ve chucked on the main track from that. It’s really just a prelude for massive wonder from The Cinematic Orchestra, one of my favourite bands, and a soundtrack piece available from Ninjatune called ‘Manhatta’. Comes with its own film too, natch.
After that – beats and house and techno. Three tracks off a new compilation of Hamburg music called Hamburg Elektronisch Volume 1, starting with DJ Phono. Rick Wilhite aka The Godson follows, then a massive tune from the excellent new album by The Field, then more Hamburg back to back from Christopher RAu and the always excellent Tensnake. A hit I slept on from Combo on Endless Flight records, then new brilliance form George Fitzgerald. Finally – 6th Borough Project give us ‘Back to Me’ from a brilliant album called ‘One Night in the Borough’, and we close out with Toro Y Moi and ‘Sweet’. Sweet. That’s your lot and we’re already looking forward to the next one…
Deadly Sins - Space Funk (Ds J'dore edit) (Giant Cuts)
Matthew Kyle - Make This Journey (In the Woods)
Thundercat - For Love (I Come Your Friend) (Brainfeeder)
Quadron - Wounds (Unreleased Simili Life Version) (???)
How to Dress Well - Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other's Effervescent Mix) (???)
Robin Hannibal - Amends (Plug Research)
Tropics - Telassar (Planet Mu)
Cherelle - Saturday Love (feat. Alexander O'Neal) (Tabu)
Beirut - The Peacock (Pompeii)
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Another Tunguska (Memphis Industries)
Smith Westerns - End of the Night (Peaking Lights Remix) (???)
Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries (Black)
The Cinematic Orchestra - Manhatta (Ninja Tune)
DJ Phono - Paper Aeroplane (Hafendisko)
The Godson - Analog Love (Rush Hour)
The Field - Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)
Christopher Rau - Do Little (Hafendisko)
Tensnake - Congolal (Hafendisko)
George Fitzgerald - Fernweh (Man Make Music)
Cosmin TRG - Form Over Function (Simulat)
6th Borough Project - Back to Me (Delusions of Grandeur)
Toro Y Moi - Sweet (Carpark)
Better late than never and WhatYouWant Radio returns. Some tunes old and new this week, with some electronic belters in the first part of the show and a mix of authentic rare groove in the second. First up though, we hit the strangeness of Hudson Mohawke and Lone, two of the best producers around at the moment. HudMo gives us the weird future pop of “All Your Love’ off of his Satin Panthers EP, while Lone muses on ‘All Those Weird Things’ and likely has the less headstrong reaching for the volume. Resist!
D’eon remix CFCF’s ‘Cometrue’ which is just out now on UNO NYC and rather fine. Also rather fine indeed is a track of Achim Maerz’s new EP ‘This is the End’. Mr. Maerz is a supporter of WYWR and a top fella – check the lush Detroitness of the track ‘Clear-eyed’ and then do yourself a favour by going out and buying the EP for another four excellent joints.
The next track comes from a recent gift from a colleague – the new album by Destroyer called Kaputt. Seems to be a favourite of the folk at Pitchfork etc. who say it has a touch of the Sade about it. Me, I think it sounds like Prefab Sprout, but there’s nowt wrong with that…
After that comes a track called ‘Desert Raven’ by Jonathan Wilson off an essential album (‘Gentle Spirit’) for all fans of West Coast rock. Shades of Fleetwood Mac…
A bit of housey stuff follows that Mark E with ‘The Day’, and Eddie C (only artists one letter surnames for WYWR – next week, Smoove B, with Master P) with ‘I’m Sorry’. Then we have the Marvin-sampling ‘What If We Make it’ from DJ Raw Sugar.
And then to the mix. So when I was a wee lad we used to go over to Canterbury to hear the DJs of Fat Albert’s Gang play loads of great soul and funk at such, er, legendary venues as Alberry’s Wine Bar and The Penny Theatre. Top tunes that have stayed with me ever after. Since then I’ve always heard the term ‘Rare Groove’ to describe the type of music we were hearing, although I’ve never been really sure exactly what makes a groove rare (aside from it being the last 12” in the world or something). Anyway, worrying that the rest of you felt this way too, I decided to put an authoritative rare groove mix together, mostly using tracks found on compilation albums with ‘Rare Groove’ in the title. Easy eh? 100% authenticated rare groove, cos the compilation compilers say so. Lots of great tracks – sit back and check Reel to Reel (Floating Points fans will recognise), Harvey mason, Patti Jo, Rueben Wilson and even Earth Wind and Fire. full tracklisting is below. Remember kids: 100% vinyl!
And the final two: the electric sax of Eddie Harris from an LP I picked up in Amsterdam a couple of weeks back, and a rather nice Cosmic Boogie edit of a track called ‘Dance Your Blues Away’. It’s all over for another edition, and you can play and play and play until the next one comes along…
One more thing: I’m gonna plug this – a BBC Radio Four doc on one of WYWR’s favourite songs of all time, Wichita Lineman!
Lone - All Those Weird Things (Wigflex)
CFCF - Cometrue (D'eon Remix) (UNO NYC)
Achim Maerz - Clear-Eyed (Fine Art)
Inc. - Heart Crimes (4AD)
Destroyer - Blue Eyes (Dead Oceans)
Jonathan Wilson - Desert Raven (Bella Union)
Mark E - The Day (Merc)
Eddie C - I'm Sorry (Endless Flight)
DJ Raw Sugar - What If We Make It (Giant Cuts)
A mix of Rare Bits
Reel to Reel - Love Me Like This (Arista)
Harvey Mason - Till You Take My Love (Arista)
Earth, Wind and Fire - Kalimba Story (CBS)
Larry Young's Fuel - Turn Off the Lights (Arista)
Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost (Scepter)
Dawson Smith - I Don't Know if I Can Make It (Roadshow)
??? - Dance Your Blues Away (Cosmic Boogie Edit)
Gene Harris - As (Capitol)
Cymande - Bra (Alaska)
Eddie Harris - Live Right Now (Atlantic)
??? - Dance Your Blues Away (Cosmic Boogie Edit)