Weekly Playlist 9: Apple

A mix of older and new tracks with a lot of electronica this week. ANOHNI has teamed up with the South African artist, Nakhane for New Brighton, a soaring, thumping song. James Blake is also back with an album of love songs, of which Cant Believe The Way We Flow is my favourite, and finishing up, a track from last year, bringing together a Moses Sumney and Sufjan Stevens. Along the way, the inimitable sound of the Paul brothers on a Nao (this time producer AK Paul) and a new track from Beirut’s forthcoming album.

Enjoy!

1. New Brighton by Nakhane feat. ANOHNI
2. The Apple by V V Brown
3. So Good by Nao feat. A. K. Paul
4. Can’t Believe the Way We Flow by James Blake
5. Por Qué? by Eduardo Mateo
6. Oxide by Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andy Milne, Drew Gress & Mark Ferber
7. Knock Me off My Feet by SOAK
8. Landslide by Beirut
9. Imbalance by Julia Kent
10. Make Out in My Car (Sufjan Stevens Version) by Moses Sumney & Sufjan Stevens

 

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Weekly Playlist 8: Bowie

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bowie recently, working my way through all of his albums in order. This will turn into a lengthy blog post in due course.

In the meantime I thought I’d put together a playlist of some lesser-known Bowie tracks for this week’s playlist. Let’s be clear, they’re not that unknown. They’re mostly album tracks, indeed some are even singles (and Absolute Beginners made it to number 2 in the UK charts). However, they’re not the most well-known of Bowie’s songs, but they’re all excellent and worthy of some more attention.

Enjoy!

1. Beauty and the Beast (from “Heroes”, 1977)
2. Teenage Wildlife (From Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), 1980)
3. Station to Station (From Station to Station, 1976)
4. Absolute Beginners (Single and Absolute Beginners soundtrack, 1986)
5. The Bewlay Brothers (From Hunky Dory, 1971)
6. Strangers When We Meet (From The Buddha Of Suburbia Soundtrack 1993)
7. Seven (From Hours…, 1999)
8. Slip Away (From Heathen, 2002)
9. Where Are We Now? (From The Next Day, 2013)
10. I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday (From Black Tie, White Noise, 1993)

 

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Weekly Playlist 8: Antarctica

Your ten tracks this week start off with an excellent remix of On Hold by Jamie xx, and James Blake’s Limit to Your Love, before taking a detour through the Fratellis, some sparkling new Radiohead and Beirut before Janet Jackson’s late 90s collaboration with Q-Tip, featuring a sample of Joni Mitchell pushes us into a beautiful track to enjoy the cold from Vangelis.

Enjoy!

 

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Weekly Playlist 7: Lightworks

Ringing in the first full working week of the new year with a lot of hip hop, including J Dilla, A$AP Rocky, and The Pharcyde. It’s not all hip hop though, because we’ve got some amazing British jazz from Kamaal Williams, some electronica from Ciel and we polish it all off with a beautiful delicate track from Nils Frahm, which even months after its release I still can’t get enough of.

Enjoy!

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