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01/12/2021 03:55 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Thieves In The Night
by Black Star
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

"Thieves in the Night" was inspired by author Toni Morrison's novel 'The Bluest Eye'. "Not strong, only aggressive/Not free, we only licensed/Not compassionate, only polite (now who the nicest?)/Not good but well-behaved/Chasin' after death so we could call ourselves brave, still livin' like mental slaves/Hiding like thieves in the night from life/Illusions of oasis making you look twice." was inspired by Morrison's words: "And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good but well-behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life."
01/12/2021 03:52 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Road of the Lonely Ones
by Madlib & Four Tet
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

01/12/2021 03:49 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Buffoon
by Erik Blood & Nearby
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

into a new frontier until the new frontier magnificent dawn DJ and producer Erik Blood released this track with lyrics and vocals by Irene Barber from Hotels! https://erikblood.bandcamp.com/track/buffoon
01/12/2021 03:45 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Memory Lane
by Navy Blue
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Since 2015, Sage Gabriel Carlos Atreyu Elsesser, also known as Navy Blue, has been releasing several short experimental hip hop EPs under his Navy Blue stage name, in addition to rapping with and producing for the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, among other experimental rappers such as Mach-Hommy and Slums collective members MIKE, King Carter, and Adé Hakim.
01/12/2021 03:42 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Roll (Burbank Funk)
by The Internet
(47 plays) | (0 fans)

The Internet has a killer line-up of vocalist Syd, keyboardist Matt Martians, bassist Patrick Paige II, drummer Christopher Smith, and guitarist Steve Lacy.
01/12/2021 03:38 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

LL Cool J sampled Central Line's "Walking Into Sunshine" on this track
01/12/2021 03:31 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

Central Line was an R&B and soul band from London, England. The band was named Central Line because the members wanted to ride the “central line” between soul and funk.
01/12/2021 03:27 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Sere
by DJ Spinall, Fireboy DML
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

DJ Spinall, is a Nigerian Disc Jockey, Record Producer, songwriter, Label Executive, and Media personality. He first gained prominence in 2004, while working as a radio DJ at Raypower 100.5 FM
01/12/2021 03:21 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Fabara
by Syli Authentic
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Syli Authentic was a band comprising of students of aged between 14 and 16, which considering the beauty and complexity of the music is a real shock since it sounds like experienced and highly competent musicians have recorded this LP.
01/12/2021 03:16 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Jekesa
by Bhundu Boys
(1 play) | (0 fans)

The Bhundu Boys were a Zimbabwean band that played a mixture of chimurenga music with American rock and roll, disco, country, and pop influences. Their style became known as jit, and is quite popular across Africa, with some international success, and has influenced later groups like Nehoreka and Mokoomba. Check out this article The Guardian did on this group here- https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/sep/17/worldmusic
01/12/2021 03:10 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
(Nothing But) Flowers
by Talking Heads
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Johnny Marr of The Smiths played 12-string guitar on this track at the suggestion of producer Steve Lillywhite. Talking Heads often used outside guitarists, but this was the first time they connected with Marr, who fit right in. He recalled to Uncut magazine February 2008 about his contribution to this track: "When I got there they put down some bass and drum tracks. '(Nothing But) Flowers' sounded almost like a reggae dub track. I wasn't trying to play in an African style - although some people pointed out that I sometimes sound like that anyway! I knew all about King Sunny Ade (performer of Nigerian juju music) and I love Fela Kuti (Nigerian multi-instrumentalist) but really I just played melodies that sounded good in a high range. The intro to 'Flowers' was me playing without knowing the tape machine was on - that's how little attention I paid to any kind of remit! I built that track from the ground up. I was impressed with what David (Byrne) did on it. He worked super quickly on it."
01/12/2021 03:06 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Double Dutch
by Malcolm McLaren
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols.
01/12/2021 03:02 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
QueenS
by THEESatisfaction
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

THEESatisfaction – [th ee sat is fak shuh n] – noun, verb 1. Queens of the Stoned Age 2. Empresses of time 3. Pre- Egyptian Dynasty 4. Self written 5. Self produced 6. Stasia Irons & Catherine Harris-White (SassyBlack) https://theesatisfaction.bandcamp.com/music "Don't funk with my groove..." Watch a terrific live performance in the KEXP studio that included "QueenS": https://youtu.be/C5zp23FFOZg
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