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  1. City II City – 13 Cities That Shaped Black and Electronic Music

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    This is a wee plug for a new show in 2014 from me following my trawl through of the alphabet in A to the Zee which took over two years, I plan to visit 13 famous cities and conurbations that shaped the music we have come to love. Starting in Sheffield, moving on to Chicago and beyond, featuring classics and less well known tracks, I plan to pack my rucksack with clean pants and prime vinyl and trek across the music globe. Please try and join me – once a month on Tuesdays 8-10pm.  The mixes are hosted here: The map (which may change when I realise I can’t find two hours of music from Melbourne) is here:

  2. the svelte selection – Spring forward!

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    Oh dearest ones, the arrival of the Spring sunshine is cheering me LOADS, as in the plethora of musical delights I’ve been experiencing of late and the anticipation of many to come. This month’s show was BLOODY GREAT if I do say so myself. Chat was a bit rushed, but only cos there was so much brilliant music to get out, as you’ll see below.

    If you want to know more details about the gigs I’m booked in to see, you can check the list over on by clicking here. Yes, I know I should be blogging about them all, but I’m a bit rubbish, y’see.

    Aaaaanyway, here’s the show in all its glory. Download using this discreet link, or for (some of) the music, try this Spotify playlist.

    Fill. Your. Boots.

    1. Jim White – What Rocks Will Never Know from Where It Hits You
    2. Tindersticks – This Fire of Autumn from The Something Rain
    3. Tanya Auclair – Fluke from ORIGAMI
    4. Anna Meredith – Orca from Black Prince Fury EP
    5. Oren Ambarchi – Passage from Audience of One
    6. Sam Amidon – Nico Muhly: The Only Tune: I. The Two Sisters – Samamidon from Mothertongue
    7. Raffertie – Courage Boy from Mass Appeal
    8. Wolfgang Voigt – Rückverzauberung 5 from Pop Ambient 2012
    9. Bowerbirds – Sweet Moment from The Clearing
    10. Rob St. John – Sargasso Sea from Weald
    11. Orchestre Métropolitain – Claude Vivier: Orion from Orchestre Métropolitain 2
    12. Drivan – Inget Mer Sen from Disko
    13. SOAP&SKIN – Boat Turns Toward The Port from Narrow
    14. Dirty Three – Sometimes I Forget You’ve Gone from Toward The Low Sun
    15. Breakbeat Era – Ultra-Obscene from Ultra Obscene
    16. Peaches – Shake Yer Dix from Fatherfucker
    17. Fanny Jam – God and Women from The Lady Love EP
    18. The Magnetic Fields – God Wants Us To Wait from Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
    19. Bang On A Can All-Stars – Michael Gordon : For Medeline from Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
    20. The 2 Bears – Be Strong from Be Strong
    21. Factory Floor – Two Different Ways from Two Different Ways

    Oh, and here’s a brief thing about the awesome Anna Meredith at the National Portrait Gallery Lates

    And, as a bonus treat, my first film for BishUK:


  3. the svelte selection – 1 September 2011

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    I want to start this blog by saying that tonsillitis SUCKS. Tonsillitis really fucking sucks. It REALLY FUCKING SUCKS.

    Look, even Charlie Brooker agrees with me. And he’s right about a lot of stuff.

    Why is this important? Well, it explains a few things:

      a. Why this show is being uploaded over a week after the broadcast

      b. Why the show itself is almost 100% devoid of my talking

      c. Why I’m at home on a Friday night writing this blog rather than seeing the wonderful Adam Buxton at Kings Place

    Some of the above may well be a blessing to y’all, but they’ve all pissed me off to a rather large extent.

    To reiterate: tonsillitis SUCKS.


  4. the svelte selection – 2 June 2010

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    The finale of Tom Robinson's 60th birthday pary

    Music-packed joy from start to finish this month – new albums from Sleepy Sun, Holy Fuck, Flying Lotus, The Divine Comedy, Tracey Thorn, Ellen Allien, Benga, Trash Kit and Silver Columns plus very quick gig reviews of Jonsi, Stornoway, Johann Johannsson, Pavement, The above-mentioned Divine Comedy, the Steve Reid Memorial at Cafe Oto and last night’s wonderful gig in celebration of Tom Robinson’s 60th birthday starring Little Comets, Chew Lips, members of Franz Ferdinand and The Cribs and Toumani Diabaté amongst others.

    You can download the full show from here or hear a few tracks through Spotify.

    1. Steve Reid – Rhythm Is Law /Jazz – Tribute To Great Black from A Drum Story (Altrisuoni)
    2. Rocketnumbernine – Doodlebug from You Reflect Me (Trace)
    3. Tracey Thorn – Late In The Afternoon from Love and its Opposite (Strange Feeling)
    4. Sleepy Sun – Desert God from Fever (ATP)
    5. The Divine Comedy – At The Indie Disco from Bang Goes the Knighthood (Divine Comedy)
    6. Beck – Loser from Mellow Gold (DGC)
    7. Trash Kit – 50ft Woman from Trash Kit (Upset the Rhythm)
    8. Holy Fuck – Stilettos from Latin (XL)
    9. Gold Panda – You – Minotaur Shock Remix from You (single)
    10. Tunng – Bullets (Max Tundra remix) from Remixes (Full Time Hobby)
    11. Hot Chip – I Feel Better – Max Cooper Remix (unreleased)
    12. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change from This is Happening (DFA)
    13. Silver Columns – To Wake You from Yes, and Dance (Moshi Moshi)
    14. Ellen Allien – Schlumi from Dust (Bpitch Control)
    15. Aardvarck – Heal from Choice (Eat Concrete)
    16. Benga – Transform from Phaze One (Tempa)
    17. Flying Lotus – Satelllliiiiiiiteee from Cosmogramma (Warp)
    18. Oy – The Kitten from From Box then Walk (Creaked)
    19. Oy – Aeh from From Box then Walk (Creaked)
    20. Oy – Positivili Two from From Box then Walk (Creaked)
    21. Oy – Cloudy Gallery from From Box then Walk (Creaked)
    22. Toumani Diabaté – Kaounding Cissoko from The Mandé Variations (World Circuit)
    23. Little Comets – Dancing Song (unreleased)
    24. Chew Lips – Toro from Unicorn (Family)
    25. Tom Robinson Band – Glad To Be Gay from Power in the Darkness (EMI)

  5. the svelte vaults – 13 May 2010

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    Today marked the first in a irregular series – the svelte vaults – where I play old tunes from the depths my CD collection. I’m going through the process of ripping it all to mp3, you see, and thus have plenty of rediscovered gems to get out there.

    Today’s set features mostly artists from the A-F shelves. It wasn’t recorded, but there’s a Spotify approximation here. To be honest I was surprised that so much stuff was up there – though there are some sad omissions.

    1. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
    2. Air – Don’t Be Light (Neptunes Remix)
    3. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg – Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang
    4. Spacek – Motion Control
    5. Artful Dodger – Please Don’t Turn Me On
    6. Bobby Trafalgar – The Young Animals of St.Pauli
    7. The Style Council – Move On Up (Live Recording)
    8. Stereolab – Mass Riff
    9. Chicken Lips – Wind Ya Neck In
    10. Daft Punk – Da Funk
    11. DJ Disciple – Big Love
    12. Funky Green Dogs – Fired Up (Club 69 Future Mix)
    13. Blaze – My Beat (Swag’s Spiritual Mix)
    14. East West Connection – Rollin’ (Black Science Inner City Club Mix)
    15. Audio Soul Project – You Know (Rob Mello No Ears Mix)
    16. Larry Heard – Give Me Heaven (Chris Grays Medicinal Purposes Mix)
    17. First Choice – Gotta Get Away (From You Baby)
    18. Faithless – Insomnia
    19. The Chemical Brothers – Music: Response
    20. Aphex Twin – Ziggomatic 17
    21. Björk – Come To Me (Black Dog Mix)

  6. the svelte selection – 5 May 2010

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    Gosh, doesn’t time fly – here’s yet another slew of top tunage and random chat to keep you entertained for a couple of hours.

    There was a bit of a problem with the live recording, but I’ve mostly fixed it up (you might find the left or right side drops out for a bit sometimes…) and you can download the entire show from here or listen to available tracks on Spotify here

    1. LCD Soundsystem – ‘Drunk Girls’ from Drunk Girls (DFA)
    2. Harry Thumann – ‘Underwater’ from Laptop Vinyl (Hansa)
    3. Chrome Hoof – ‘Vapourise’ from Vapourise (Southern)
    4. HEALTH – ‘Die Slow’ from GET COLOR (Lovepump United)
    5. School Of Seven Bells – ‘Babelonia’ from Disconnect From Desire (Ghostly)
    6. Echaskech – ‘How To Fly’ from Green (Balkan Vinyl)
    7. Caribou – ‘Hannibal’ from Swim (City Slang)
    8. Cursor Miner – ‘Shakin’ Heathens’ from Shakin’ Heathens (Uncharted Audio)
    9. Ikonika – ‘Heston’ from Contact, Love, Want, Have (Hyperdub)
    10. Starkey – ‘Club Games (Featuring Cerebral Vortex & Buddy Leezle)’ from Ear Drums and Black Holes (Planet Mu)
    11. Artful Dodger – ‘Think About Me’ from It’s All About The Stragglers (FFRR)
    12. Sneaker Pimps – ‘Spin Spin Sugar’ from Becoming X (Clean Up)
    13. Stereolab – ‘The Free Design’ from Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (Duophonic)
    14. Terry Callier – ‘Look at Me Now’ from Essential Terry Callier: The Very Best Of Terry Callier (Mercury)
    15. cLOUDDEAD – ‘Pop Song’ from Ten (Big Dada)
    16. Broadcast & The Focus Group – ‘Let it begin/Oh joy’ from Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (Warp)
    17. Black Moth Super Rainbow – ‘Forever Heavy’ from Dandelion Gum (Graveface)
    18. Rob Marr – ‘Girls In Glasses’ from Domestic Dramas (
    19. School Of Zuversicht – ‘1, 2, 3’ from Randnotizen From Idiot Town (Pingipung)
    20. The Ruby Suns – ‘Cranberry’ from Fight Softly (Memphis Industries)
    21. Greg Haines – ‘Industry vs. Inferiority’ from Until The Point Of Hushed Support (Sonic Pieces)

  7. the svelte selection – 7 April 2010

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    Hello dear friends and strangers. Up now is my Purple Radio radio show from last night. You can download and listen at your leisure.

    Thrill at descriptions of Bloc Weekend, swoon at the downtempo beauty, marvel at the sound of my percussion-filled youth with not just one but TWO pieces of music that made me who I am today and have a good old bounce around the room with a nice up finale.

    You can download the entire show from here, or get just under an hour’s worth of music via the Spotify playlist.

    1. Sam Amidon – Rain and Snow from ‘I See The Sign’ (Bedroom Community)
    2. Ólöf Arnalds – Náttsöngur from ‘Við og við’ (12 Tónar)
    3. Helios – Distance from ‘Unleft’ (Circle into Square)
    4. Choir of Young Believers – Wintertime Love (Sain Alice Group Remix) from ‘Claustrophobia’ (single) (Ghostly)
    5. Michael Askill – Fabian Theory (Composer: Nigel Westlake) from ‘Australian: Percussion’ (Celestial Harmonies)
    6. The Magnetic Fields – Papa Was A Rodeo from ’69 Love Songs'(Domino)
    7. Sam Amidon – Relief from ‘I See The Sign’ (Bedroom Community)
    8. Jónsi – Around Us from ‘Go’ (Parlophone)
    9. Efterklang – Scandinavian Love from ‘Magic Chairs’ (4AD)
    10. Daedelus – Stampede Me from ‘Righteous Fists of Harmony’ (Brainfeeder)
    11. Gorillaz – Cloud of the Unknowing (feat Bobby Womack and Sinfonia ViVa) from ‘Plastic Beach’ (Parlophone)
    12. Loops Haunt – Hurache from ‘Rubber Sun Grenade EP’ (Fortified Audio)
    13. DJ Zinc – Wile Out (feat Ms Dynamite) from ‘Wile Out’ (single) (Zinc)
    14. Supergrass – Strange Ones from ‘I Should Coco’ (EMI)
    15. Half Man Half Biscuit – Joy Division Oven Gloves from ‘Achtung Bono’ (Probe Plus)
    16. Three Trapped Tigers – 13 from ‘EP 3’ (Blood and Biscuits)
    17. Maria Grochowska – Ionisation (Composer: Edgard Varese) from ‘VARESE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 – Ameriques / Equatorial / Nocturnal / Ionisation’ (Naxos)
    18. Laurent Garnier – Man With The Red Face (Live Recording With Bugge Wesseltoft) from ‘Retrospective 94-06’ (F Communications)
    19. Fuck Buttons – Olympians from ‘Tarot Sport’ (ATP)

    (Photo by Justin King)