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Miles-Cast: A Tribute To Miles Davis
May 23, 2008 11:25 AM PDT
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.
May 18, 2008 06:36 AM PDT
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
May 17, 2008 05:15 AM PDT
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.
1. The Dead Pets - Problem Child
May 12, 2008 08:50 AM PDT
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
May 12, 2008 06:06 AM PDT
“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
April 09, 2008 02:53 AM PDT
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
In A New York Minute
April 03, 2008 11:36 AM PDT
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
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
March 27, 2008 09:21 AM PDT
This episode is merely the sound of a Tuesday morning for
Perhaps subconsciously I’m trying to send a message
And now that I’ve laid out my stall…within this
My intention is clear: I want to convert as many people as I
If one person joins me on the dark-side, I have been
Listen, and listen loud.
1. The Beach Boys – Meant For You
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
Meditations On.......... The Next Step
March 22, 2008 11:06 AM PDT
The second in the meditations podcasts carries on from where the first left off. Opening with Sun Ra in a chilled out mood and working through the oddities of Robert Wyatt (ex-Soft Machine and uniquely British) through the modern classical of Yan Tiersan, the alt-country of Voices of the Seven Woods and James Yorkston, eventually closing the circle with the lush black jazz/tribe records influenced Two Banks of Four (who've recently covered sun ra on their forthcoming album Junkyard Gods).
So sit back relax and listen........
Sun-Ra - Springtime Again/ (Sufjan Stevens - Siamese Twins)
Soundtrack To A Life Of Mediocrity
March 19, 2008 05:08 AM PDT
I am not an extraordinary man and I have never done anything spectacular. However, I have been on a long and fulfilling journey of musical discovery all my life. This journey has brought me through the barren wastelands of Industrial metal and the open flowing fields of Psychedelic rock. In all my explorations the most enduring genre has been Hip-Hop. Coupled with this, the latest and greatest genre in my palette seems to be Jazz. Hip-Hop was for me the gateway to jazz and this podcast brings together some of the more jazzy Hip-Hop tunes with some nicely accessible Jazz numbers. If you think that spiel was pretentious enough for you, open your ears and join the journey
The Roots - Do You Want More
Music the streets were blessed with
March 16, 2008 10:05 AM PDT
'Music the streets were blessed with' is the podcast to put on play in order to hear the latest in UK talent, talent which is looking to break through the fortified walls that protect the mainstream media.
TURN YOUR BASS UP
M.I.A - Paper Planes
March 14, 2008 04:58 AM PDT
The first of this weeks new podcasts showcases the more guitary sound of the listening, as the man himself says,
'A brief journey by acoustic guitar from blues to folk to metal and back again....and some Spinal Tap'
Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A-Comin'
If It Feels Good Do It!
March 10, 2008 12:52 PM PDT
A (not so) wise man once said about living life “if it feels good do it” this series of podcasts wants to live by a similar rationale, if it feels good listen to it. People shouldn’t constrain themselves with boundaries on one of the founding principle of The Listening is to get people to explore. If it feels good do it aims to provide fun and smiles to the listening experience as well as just getting some good music out there, while some episodes will seem fairly restricted and generic while others still will be considered to pushing the boundaries of good taste but hopefully all of them will be giving an aural hug to people. Remember pleasures should never contain the world guilty.
Ryan Adams - To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
Music For Funkin'
March 08, 2008 05:31 AM PST
Today's podcast comes from Jinky of http://jinkzmusings.blogspot.com/ fame. A man with exquisite taste in all things funky and soulful.
I'm hoping this is a selection of tracks that will appeal not just to diehard funk fans but also fans of soul, rare groove and those of you who just dig good tunes that come out of leftfield and don't have "mainstream" slapped all over them. There are artists her you'll no doubt have heard off but I imagine most of the guys on here will be unknown to you. That's good as it means you're going in to this with an open mind.
When I first started playing the tracks and putting them together in my head, I drifted off to a vision of 70's American muscle cars, long, long roads to drive and a stack of 8 tracks waiting to be played. No idea why that was the vision I got but hey....sounds pretty good to me so why fight it.
And what better cover girl than a naked Pam Grier!
01 - All Aboard the Soul Funky Train - The J.B Horns
March 02, 2008 10:15 AM PST
Electrons Libres is jam packed with snails, frogs and baguettes. A unique mix of alternative rock, ska, dub and chanson are included in this all french mix. Mainly focused around popular tracks from the past decade, a lot of the artists here have gone on to huge things in France and for some even Europe and Asia. Spot the two odd ones out, cult songs from the 80s and 90s by Indochine and Noir Desir. Alors, faites-vous plaisir...
1. Babylon Circus -Manifestation Contre La Guerre en Iraq (0.33)
The Urban Wasteland
February 29, 2008 03:22 AM PST
Imagine a night in 1972. The place a city, could be Detroit. Maybe Chicago, the Lower East Side of Manhattan or just a nameless urban wasteland. Your in a car driving through the damp darkness and pull up to some stoplights. They turn red. Glancing around your surroundings you see a wino drinking out of a brown paper bag, he'll feel that in the morning if he even survives the night. The light turns green and you drive on past derelict buildings, dealers, users and other people that live in that time of eternal gloom between the witching hour and dawn - a time when sensible people are home, tucked up warm in bed. Seeking a distraction you turn on the radio. It crackles into life. Turning the dial you pause briefly on a talk radio station. Shirley Chisolm has just declared she's running for President, bringing out still raw emotions of the civil rights movements in insomniacs and board shift workers across the city. It's been a long day, you don't need this sh*t. Giving the dial another half turn you here the end of a track. Heavy on the horns, a thumping bass line and pounding organ. This is more like it. The voice of the late night DJ pierces the late night haze proclaiming it to be just beyond the witching hour a time for the sounds of the city, the raw emotion of the urban wasteland...
01 Harlem River Drive - Idle Hands
My Inland Empire
February 28, 2008 03:41 AM PST
This is a beginners guide to what I think is the best music out at the moment which has been influenced by the organic-y folk scene which is in a proper renaissance currently. My interests are rather more focused on the American alt-folk scene and so only two Brits are showcased in this podcast. I chose these tracks with a certain feeling in mine, that of the "Organic" I haven't really expressed it well but I mean like the images of dark and ominous forests in Washington State and of free running horses and other wildlife, If you get what mean great! Of course I added a couple of odd tracks to mix it up a bit. Check out my website http://www.myinlandempire.co.uk for more info on the artists.
Aberics Scrap Book Vol 1
February 25, 2008 09:08 AM PST
A Dubstep session here from DJ Killian, showing off some nice deep basslines.
Tru Lies - Iron Soul
I Do What I Do
February 25, 2008 07:57 AM PST
Welcome to the listening, a podcast born from the minds of musical obsessives. A form of aural autism or acoustic ADD for the twenty first century, where the emphasis is on music over hype. As cliched as it seems, the aim is to provide a blank canvas for the contributors to paint with whichever musical tone they see fit. Be those tones the blues, hip-hop, soul, rock, jazz or psychedelia the groove and passion will link them all.
The Listening is the brainchild of various music mad members of the popular Football365 message board (forum.football365.com), and outside of the regular core of contributors you can expect to hear guest contributions in the coming weeks from other members as well as interviews and blog style editorials. This will be the platform for the F365 crew to express themselves musically, and make themselves heard. This may or may not be a good thing - but it will always be worth listening.
What makes The Listening so unique is the very different musical personalities of its contributors - no two podcasts will sound even remotely alike. If one particular edition is not to your taste, then download the next one as that one may well be up your street. Any feedback at all about what you hear would be very welcome, and you can read our daily ramblings while we're pretending to at the link elsewhere on this page (and when registration opens up you can join in too!)
So, sit back, relax and start Listening...
I Do What I Do - Episode 1
1: Common - The Game
Meditations on a slow groove
February 25, 2008 07:28 AM PST
The first in a series of musical experiments, following one individual's strange take on the musical world around him.
Nils Petter Molvaer - Khmer
Welcome to the listening, a podcast born from the minds of musical obsessives. A form of aural autism or acoustic ADD for the twenty first century, where the emphasis is on music over hype. As cliched as it seems the aim is to provide a blank canvas for the contributors to paint with whichever musical tone they see fit. Be those tones the blues, hip-hop, soul, rock, jazz or psychedelia the groove and passion will link them all. What makes The Listening so unique is the very different musical personalities of its contributors - no two podcasts will sound even remotely alike. If one particular edition is not to your taste, then download the next one as that one may well be up your street. Any feedback at all about what you hear would be very welcome, either through here or by joining our last.fm group here, http://www.last.fm/group/The+Listening%2C+Last.fm+Group So, sit back, relax and start Listening...
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