Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mogwai At The BBC

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th March 2017

As part of the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, Stuart Braithwaite of local heroes Mogwai picks his favourites moments from the BBC's concert and session recordings of his own band. These include the Chemikal Underground 5th birthday celebrations in Glasgow in 2000, Mogwai's first Peel session (22.12.1996) and highlights of their appearance at the 2015 6 Music Festival in Tyneside.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mogwai Selector - The 6 Music Festival 2017

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th March 2017

As part of the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, local band Mogwai take over 6 Music for four hours and mine the BBC archives for gems.

For the first hour bandmembers Stuart Braithwaite and Barry Burns present a mix of some of their favourite music. This includes: Laraaji, Popol Vuh, Boards of Canada, Charlie Patton, Gaelic Psalm Singers From Lewis, Max Richter, Zyna Hel, Kaspar Hauser, SUMS, Unwound, Part Chimp, The Flaming Lips, Funkadelic and Konx-Om-Pax.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us: The Story Of Sparks

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th March 2017

Another chance to hear Mark Radcliffe telling the story of idiosyncratic Californian band Sparks, who are appearing at this year's 6 Music Festival in Glasgow. Contributors include Ron and Russell Mael, producers Tony Visconti, Giorgio Moroder and Muff Winwood, former bassist Ian Hampton, drummer Tammy Glover, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Jimmy Somerville.

Sparks - Amateur Hour [Island]
Sparks - Talent Is An Asset [Island]
Sparks - Roger [Bearsville]
Sparks - Equator Song [Island]
Sparks - The Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us [Island]
British Whale - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us [Atlantic]
Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth [Island]
Sparks - Something For The Girl Who Has Everything [Island]
Sparks - Moustache [Atlantic]
Sparks - Get In The Swing [Spectrum]
Sparks - Looks Looks Looks [Island]
Sparks - Beat The Clock [Oasis]
Sparks - The Number One Song In Heaven [Repertoire]
Sparks - Popularity [Atlantic]
Sparks Featuring Jane Wiedin - Cool Places [Repertoire]
Sparks - When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way' [Logic]
Sparks - The Rhythm Thief [Absolute]
Sparks - Ride 'Em Cowboy [Universal]
Sparks - My Baby's Taking Me Home [Absolute]
Sparks - Dick Around [Gut]
Sparks - Perfume [Gut]
Sparks - I Married Myself [Absolute]
Sparks - Suburban Homeboy [Absolute]

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Shackleton - Turn That Dial (Radio 1 & 1Xtra Session)

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra broadcast: 2nd March 2017

Boundary-pushing producer Shackleton delivers an hour-long piece of music recorded exclusively for the show.

'Turn That Dial' - an exclusive session recorded for Radio 1 & 1Xtra by Shackleton. Illustration by Zeke Clough.

Alternative version: (320kbs-m4a/140mb/61mins)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mary Anne Hobbs - 90s Mixtape

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th March 2017

PJ Harvey - Dress
Nirvana - Come As You Are [Geffen]
Deftones - Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) [Maverick]
Spiritualized - Come Together [De/Construction]
Ice Cube - Really Doe (Clean)
Method Man - Release Yo' Delf (Prodigy Remix)

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Story Of Pop

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 1 TO 52 (320kbs-m4a/6.63gb/49hrs7mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th December 2016 to 19th February 2017

Alan Freeman explores the history of pop music.

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 1 TO 10 (320kbs-m4a/1.27gb/9hrs28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th December 2016 to 8th January 2017

1. Fear and Loathing
2. It Began in Africa
3. Blacks, Whites and Blues
4. What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
5. Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young to Die
6. Goin' Up Country
7. The King is Dead - Long Live the King
8. Teenagers in Love
9. Big Surf
10. Escape from Tin Pan Alley

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 11 TO 20 (320kbs-m4a/1.27gb/9hrs29mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th to 18th January 2017

11. When We Was Fab
12. England Swings
13. Hitsville USA
14. The Blues Had a Baby
15. Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?
16. Shut Up and Play Your Guitar
17. The Big Easy
18. Soulsville USA
19. I Know You Got Soul
20. Hobos to Hippies

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 21 TO 30 (320kbs-m4a/1.24gb/9hrs14mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th to 28th January 2017

21. Turning Rebellion Into Money
22. Listen to Me Me ME
23. Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine
24. Let's Go Get Stoned
25. Pomp It Up
26. A Trip on the London Underground
27. Glam Slam
28. Hit Factories
29. A Reasonable Guide to a Horrible Noise
30. Young, Loud and Snotty

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 31 TO 40 (320kbs-m4a/1.27gb/9hrs27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th January to 7th February 2017

31. Today's Music Today
32. All That Funky Stuff
33. Philly Groove
34. Another Saturday Night
35. Synthetic Material
36. Smile Jamaica
37. The Tuff Gong
38. The Graduates
39. Kiss My Axe
40. King Guitar

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 41 TO 50 (320kbs-m4a/1.29gb/9hrs34mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th to 17th February 2017

41. Kerrrrannnng!
42. Rap It Up
43. Parental Discretion Is Advised
44. Girls' Talk: Women in Music
45. I Want You to Hurt Like I Do
46. Living on the Fault Line
47. Re-Make, Re-Model
48. It's A Steal - Sampling
49. Raving, I'm Raving
50. Where the Sun Don't Shine

THE STORY OF POP - EPISODES 51 TO 52 (320kbs-m4a/265mb/1hr55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th to 19th February 2017

51. Music for Money
52. The Global Village