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Miles-Cast: A Tribute To Miles Davis
May 23, 2008 11:25 AM PDT
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The 25th May is the birthday of my favourite artists, and arguably one of the greatest musicians ever, Miles Davis. As a way of a tribute i've put together this podcast of his work. This podcast is in no way a "Best of" Miles. Since every Miles fan will have a difference of opinion of that. Nor is it an (entirely) chronological account of his work. Instead it is a choice of tracks that i think show some of his development, from bop, through the semi classical of gil evans, to modal and then the electric and more avante garde.
I've tried to include some of the more important tracks (like Milestones, arguably the first modal track, and Bitches Brew) and of course finished off with the track that i think is quite possibly the best of his cannon, and maybe even one of the best songs ever recorded.

Anyway enough for now here's my Miles-Cast: A tribute to Miles Davis

Tracklisting (album in brackets)

1. Boplicity (Birth Of The Cool)
2. Miles Ahead (Miles Ahead)
3. It Aint Necessarally So (Porgy And Bess)
4. Concierto De Aranjuez (Sketches Of Spain)
5. Petits Machines (Filles De Kilimanjaro)
6. So What (Kind Of Blue)
7. Milestones (Milestones)
8. Bitches Brew (Bitches Brew)
9. In A Silent Way/It's About That Time (In A Silent Way)

Alberics Scrap Book Vol 3
May 18, 2008 06:36 AM PDT
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With this podcast i was aiming more for a vibe you would catch in a club in terms of mixing and tune selection. It definetly represents all the different styles coming through in Dubstep at the moment ranging from the techy electronic side to the more ambient and dubby sounds. No love lost for the deep basslines and there's certainly some signs of the origins of Dubstep in here too. The producers on show here are very much at the top of their game which im sure you'll agree comes through in the overall feel of this podcast. Enjoy


7th Curse - Headhunter
Well 'Ard - Caspa & The Others
Wear The Crown - DQ1
Voodoo Spell - Horsepower Productions
Tribute - Juju
Tribute - Elemental
Infiltrate - Afterdark
Roller - Benga
Lata - Blackdown
Velvet Rooms - Caspa
The solution - Scandalous Unltd
Vengeance - Omen
Urb - S.N.O
Like Sun - Toasty
I Dont Give A Dub - Cotti
Mecha - Emalkay
Malfunction - D1
Ancient Memories - Digital Mystikz
Hydropine - Geiom

Punks Not Dead!
May 17, 2008 05:15 AM PDT
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This podcast is my take on modern punk rock and some of the sub-genres of punk that have evolved over the years, partly in an attempt to show that punk bands in this day and age are still relevant, both in terms of their music and their politics. Everything is from the 90s or the current decade (apart from one track), because these are all bands that I have grown up listening to. I have tried to include as many bands that you might not have heard of as possible, but this is in the hope that you will like what you hear. And yes, I have definitely ripped off The Exploited in selecting the name of this podcast.

Track listing

1. The Dead Pets - Problem Child
2. NOFX - Philthy Phil Philanthropist
3. Lagwagon - One Thing To Live
4. Frenzal Rhomb - Greyhound
5. Strung Out - Crossroads
6. Pennywise - Set Me Free
7. Strike Anywhere - Hollywood Cemetary
8. Street Dogs - Back to the World
9. Assorted Jelly Beans - Rebel Yell
10. Mouthwash - We Evolve
11. Capdown - Pound for the Sound
12. Antimaniax - In Front of Your Eyes
13. Slow Gherkin - How Now Lowbrow
14. Mad Caddies - Pyramid Scheme
15. Swingin Utters - A Promise to Distinction
16. Kid Dynamite - Bookwork
17. Rentokill - What They Say
18. Once Over - Hidden Process
19. Random Hand - Answers
20. Authority Zero - Revolution
21. Social Distortion - Another State of Mind
22. Teenage Bottlerocket - Warning Device
23. The Briggs - Wasting Time

A Post-Rock Landscape
May 12, 2008 08:50 AM PDT
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There's a place in my consciousness that instrumental music stimulates where no other music can. Whether it's the images of grandeur and landscapes that an epic track conjures in me or imagining watching the band create such beauty, there's a feeling of captivation and life in those moments. Where nothing outside myself exists.


1- Austin TV - Ana No Te Falle. B
2- Scraps Of Tape - Death As It Should Be
3- Pg.Lost - Yes I Am
4- This Will Destroy You - A Three-Legged Workhorse
5- Giraffes? Giraffes! - It's Easy-eeee To Be Full Of Shit And Look Good In Black
6- Bright Red Paper - D Is For Dead Sea
7- Have A Nice Life - The Big Gloom
8- Yndi Halda - Illuminate My Heart, My Darling!

The Vodkast episode 2
May 12, 2008 06:06 AM PDT
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“A testament to the sweeping vista of music, The Vodkast Pt. II is what the phrase ‘...and now for something completely different’ was created for. If Pt. I was a journey across a country, then Pt. II is a whirlwind trip across continents. Done in an hour, and only briefly pausing at sparsely populated villages along the way...”


Sergei Prokofiev - Juliet The Young Girl
LFO - Freak
Pixies - Alec Eiffel
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Autechre - 6IE.CR
Pere Ubu - Non Alignment Pact
Aphex Twin - 73-Yips
Woody Herman - Greasy Sack Blues
W.A. Mozart - Lacrimosa (from Requiem)
Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Squarepusher - Vic Acid
Polygon Window - Quoth
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Ella Fitzgerald - I Get A Kick Out Of You

Music For Funkin' - Soul Sisters Drippin' Smooth Chocolate
April 09, 2008 02:53 AM PDT
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For the last 50 or so years female singers have been at the forefront of soul music in one way or another, from the deep south of the states, to Europe and beyond. This is a short celebration of some of those soul sisters and their music. Some you'll know, some you won't but hopefully you'll appreciate the unknowns as much as the more well known amongst them. There's no theme to the mix, they're just a few tracks hand picked by myself for your listening pleasure.

Enjoy and Keep The Faith!


01 - I'm Livin' In Shame - Diana Ross & The Supremes
02 - Kissing My Love - Spanky Wilson
03 - Stop In The Name Of Love - Margie Joseph
04 - Dirty Ol' Man - Three Degrees
05 - You're Doing It With Her - Rhetta Hughes
06 - Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing - Marie "Queenie" Lyons
07 - You're Losin' Me - Ann Sexton
08 - You're The Dog - Irma Thomas
09 - Just Like You Did Me - Yvonne Vernee
10 - Women's Love Rights - Laura Lee
11 - He Took My Hand - Betty Williams
12 - Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do - Betty Wright
13 - What A Man - Linda Lyndell
14 - That's What You Say (Every Time You're Near Me) - Gloria Scott
15 - Summer (The First Time) - Millie Jackson

In A New York Minute
April 03, 2008 11:36 AM PDT
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Hip Hop began in the Bronx Projects in the late 1970's early 1980's and this podcast serves as a brief sampler of this pioneering work. In the projects of the late 1970's unemployment and lawlessness was high, with gangs acting as a defacto police force. Disco dominated the charts and it's glamour and focus on material things was alien to the people who lived in the Projects and the funk music which they loved.

Hip hop began, in no small part inspired by the spoken word activist poetry of Gil Scott Heron, with gang leaders talking over stripped down disco breakbeats as a way of proposing alliances, diffusing tensions or otherwise engaging their communities. With the rise in popularity of these ad hoc gatherings leaders, who were often the DJ's, began employing "Microphone Controllers" to 'rap' over their beats. As the popularity continued to increase the beats and raps evolved in complexity until they had become a new form of music. Spawning harmonizing groups of rappers such as the Funky 4+1, Cold Cut Bros., Sugarhill Gang and the Furious Five. All of which feature in this mix. With the track "adventures on the wheel's of steel" being the first record to feature "scratching".

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this mix as I had putting it together. Joey Robinson Jr., the former head of Sugarhill Records, is quoted as saying "When hip hop first came out we had alot of people thinking it would just be a fad". It's now twenty seven years later and how wrong he was...


1 jurassic 5 - concrete schoolyard
2 spyder d - big apple rappin'
3 grandmaster flash - adventures on the wheels of steel
4 sugarhill gang - rapper's delight
5 spoonin gee - spoonin rap
6 t-sky valley - catch the beat
7 cold crush bros - weekend
8 n.w.a. - express yourself
9 funky 4 + 1 - that's the joint

I Do What I Do (Vol 2)
March 31, 2008 07:29 AM PDT

Something a little different from me here now, this podcast is infused with soul - a lot of which I like to call Bleepy Funky Soul but veers off course on occasion into house, hip hop, jazz and more traditional neo soul sounds. I put this together because I want to try and open people up to hearing something they may not have heard otherwise and hopefully encourage people to explore the sound further. I hope you enjoy this selection of fine tunes, and check back for the next installment of me Doing What I Do

The Hills - Steve Spacek
Fade It - Vikter Duplaix
Hold On - The RH Factor
Are You Ready - Aloe Blacc
Cloud 9 - Rahsaan Patterson
Inside Of My Love Remix - Poppy Seed
If This Ain't Love - Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators
Daredevil Baby - Van Hunt
Give Her Everything - Nicolay
Yelling Away - Zap Mama ft Talib Kweli & Common
She Wants To Be - V
In Time - DJ Jazzy Jeff/Masters At Work/V
Umi Says - Mos Def
Rock With You - Eric Roberson
No More Tears - Leela James

The Vodkast
March 27, 2008 09:21 AM PDT

This episode is merely the sound of a Tuesday morning for
me. Sure, there’s a jazz theme there, but what the hell are The Beach
Boys doing on a jazz show? To be honest it doesn’t make much sense.
Though it does sound great. To me anyway.

Perhaps subconsciously I’m trying to send a message
that on this show, most things go. So don’t be disappointed if I open the
next show with crunching metallic breakbeats and finish it with ‘Trane. It
could happen.

And now that I’ve laid out my stall…within this
episode’s hour are some of the great moments of jazz. For me at least.
After those five Californians welcome us into the fold, business begins.

My intention is clear: I want to convert as many people as I
can to loving jazz.

If one person joins me on the dark-side, I have been

Listen, and listen loud.


1. The Beach Boys – Meant For You
2. Charlie Parker – In The Still Of The Night
3. Django Reinhardt – Limehouse Blues
4. Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island
5. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
6. Jimmy Smith – The Cat
7. Quincy Jones – Ironside
8. Mahavishnu Orchestra – Dawn
9. Charles Mingus – Meditation On Inner Peace
10.Charles Mingus – Boogie Stop Shuffle
11.Steely Dan – Aja
12.Miles Davis – Footprints

Aberics Scrap Book Vol 2
March 25, 2008 09:24 AM PDT

The next in the series of DJ Killian's superb dubstep series. Again bring the bass and beats to loosen the stereo, K brings another fine selection of tunes that demand to be played at volume (preferably in a residential area). From the opening track by [arguably] the daddy of the scene Skream, to the closing track by pioneer and enigmatic master Burial this is packed full of top tunes.


Rutten - Skream
Monsoon - Skream (Loefah Remix)
Worries Again - Dj Distance & Crazy D
Bury The Bwoy - Mala
Gunshot - Tes La Rok (Juju Remix)
Say More Fire - Aaron Spectre
Dancin Shoes - Babylon System
Still Rockin - Benga
Northside Cheng Dub - Blackdown
Mangione Tribe Dub - South3ern
In The Next World - Shackleton
New World - Orien
Rainbow Tear Drops - Orien
Dr Rudeboy - MRK1
Ghost Hardware - Burial

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