Melodic, laid-back beats dominate this week’s mix. Featured within are a pair of new singles out on Ghostly, courtesy of Lusine and Geotic. Both have forthcoming LPs worth getting excited about. Kid Koala collaborates with Emiliana Torrini with mesmerizing results, Clarian drops a great new single for Kompakt, and Crackazat injects some more energy into the mix with “Coffee Time.” There are many great tracks within, so check it out and enjoy the vibes.
This week’s episode touches on various themes of love in the spirit of mid-February celebrations. Featured artists include: Crystal Fighters, Royksopp and Tourist. 2016 favorites Honne and The Range return with more great tunes. An ex-Kraftwerk member shows up with a little pop ditty. Trypheme provides an acidic take on “Online Dating,” his new release for the Central Processing Unit label. Turn the music on and let it stoke your inner flame.
This episode is dedicated to protesters in the U.S. and around the globe. There’s lucid hip hop from Run The Jewels, Saul Williams and Blackalicious. Worldly tracks come in from Bonobo, Tornado Wallace and Ali Renault. There’s a powerful message near the end by the xx. Play this one loud and proud.
The beats continue in our first edition of 2017. Things start with jazz-infused Future Music from Jeff Parker and Yussef Kamaal and then flow into some heavy beats from DJ Swagger, Nathan Fake, and Miagma. Newer releases from Vermont and Prince of Denmark create a hypnotic period of atmospheric vibes, before Fluxion closes with his classic dub-techno talents. There is a lot to explore within – join us for another journey into the ever-expanding universe of Future Music.
The third and final installment of our 2016 retrospective is here and for this one Kenny assembles some of his favorite music from the year. This mix contains a good amount of one-offs from newly discovered artists who put out songs that defied norms and genre expectations as well as examples from very solid albums.
Kenny’s 11 Awesome Albums of 2016 (in approximate autobiographical order of discovery)
Kettel – Wingtip
Mind Enterprises – Idealist
Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
Haelos – Full Circle
Sei A – Space In Your Mind
Gelka – Stardust Memories
Maricopa – This Was Years Ago
Dusky – Outer
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
The Range – Potential
Honne – Warm On A Cold Night
In part two of our 2016 retrospective, Joseph presents tracks from some of his favorite albums, EPs, and singles.
“It was a particularly good year for the ears, if nothing else. These picks all resonated with me in various settings: live performances, in headphones while roaming around the city, with friends…and all the other usual places. Unfortunately I could not fit the longer-form tracks into the show. There are a few debuts within, but for me, some of the best pieces came from seasoned artists that are still pushing boundaries and finding new ways to challenge themselves and listeners. This is a rare feat in a world of continuously hyped newcomers that fade away within the disposable listening and “music journalism” culture. Thanks to our listeners who still enjoy a human, rather than an algorithm, presenting a POV. Peace.” – Joseph
And now another list for your viewing pleasure (choose your own order)
The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love
Hope Sandoval & Warm Inventions – Until The Hunter
Moomin – A Minor Thought
Huerco S. – For Those Of You That Have…
Jessy Lanza – Oh No
Fennesz + O’Rourke – It’s Hard For Me To Say Sorry
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
36 – The Infinity Room
Youandewan – There Is No Right Time
David Bowie – Blackstar