Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – 30/07/2015


A couple of really great picks from the radio in July – despite the iPlayer Radio app removing the alarm function! Really screwed with my sleeping habits!
I terms of new stuff, Tame Impala obviously with some nice grooves, the new Beck track is catchy with a Fatback (though maybe lyrically a bit shallow in the chorus, eh?), a bit of Joni from my favourite album of hers, old acquaintance Chad Jackson’s No.1 blast from the past, and some delicious Rare Groove from Gilles’ show last Saturday.

Top pick of the month, though: Thundercat‘s new jam “Them Changes”. I LOVE this. Always keen to hear what Thundercat and FlyLo have got in store for us – the man’s virtuoso liquid vibes!

Wilsoni on Shuffle | Funky Crime – Red Hot Chili Peppers (1987)

I totally forgot about this one – and the lyrics are much more pertinent to my current musical manner than I’d previously figured when we were jammin’ this in High School!


Like many of my generation, I was a big Chilis fan as a teenager. Flea and Stuart Zender helped foster my love of the low-end, and I was pretty slap happy for a few years. I’ve considered myself to have grown out of them now, but then something like this pops up on shuffle and reminds me that when they were the best of Funk and Punk, the Chilis were pretty bad! This tune’s from what I’d consider their definitive record – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan – the only with the full original line up of Anthony Keidis (Vox), Flea (Bass), Hillel Slovak (Guitar) and Jack Irons (Drums), before Slovak died of an overdose and drove Irons to a mental institution. Check out (George Clinton produced) Freaky Styley for Hillel’s gnarly dive-bombs!

Obviously BloodSugarSexMagick is the classic established line up album, and it’s really great. I think they lost a lot of steam after Frusciante cleaned up. But that’s fine, their prerogative.

Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – 30/06/2015


Radio picks for another month. Not as many new tunes for June (that I picked up, anyway), but a few treats, including the Alabama Shakes single that I can’t quite decide what it is, but it’s definitely Funky.

Also, a track that I playlisted but couldn’t find on YouTube is “Pinch of the Death Nerve” by Leeds-based jazz-type outfit The Sorcerers. It’s great, got some nice Farfisa/Vox organ and dirty breaks. You can pre-order their album from Bandcamp – click here.

 

Jesse Futerman – Super Basement EP | FREE DOWNLOAD


I totally forgot about this! I’m pretty sure I came across it on the Jus’ Like Music page when I was in college looking for Funk labels in London.

If you like breaks, vibes, head-nodding (all that good stuff), then you could do a lot worse than Toronto-based beatsmith Mr. Futerman. Plus, it’s potentially FREE (name your price – so give the guy some credits!), so you have no excuse not to be swimming in grooves right now.

Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist 29/04/2015


I’m a big radio fan, and my life soundtrack is pretty evenly split between my mp3s on shuffle and BBC 6 Music.

The Playlister is a great invention! In my formative years, my bedroom coated in a thick layer of post-it-notes and scribblings – an attempt to chronicle ear-grabbing audio. It’s a bit less tangible (which makes me a little sad), but a lot more convenient.

Here’s what piqued my interest throughout my radio bingeing sessions – and hopefully what will become a monthly feature.

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