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.

 

Ian n’ Joel’s Funk n’ Soul – Wilsoni Interview & Strange People airplay| Insanity Radio

Ian ‘N’ Joel’s Funk ‘N’ Soul – Songs We Should Have Played feat. Wilsoni: Episode 26 by Insanity Radio 103.2fm on Mixcloud


Had an interview on Insanity Radio – the community FM radio station in Egham & Surrey, originally the student station for Royal Holloway, University of London. I was very happy to be on the show – these guys really know their Green Onions!  Check it out – the interview starts around 1:12:07.

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.

Are you a fan of the Playlister? Post your playlists in the comments box below!

▶ BBC Radio 4 – Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story

David Grant revisits a unique era in British music when jazz funk exploded onto the scene.

Source: ▶ BBC Radio 4 – Feel the Chant: The Brit Funk Story  – CLICK HERE AND LISTEN


 

I had no idea David Grant (the vocal coach from Fame Academy – remember that?!) was in Linx in the ’80s? Given me more respect for him!

He did a half-hour piece on the Brit-Funk scene about 2 years ago that I’ve just stumbled across – including interviews with the folk who were there, such as Mark “Snowboy” Cotgrove. Get yourself educated! This is one of the main reasons I moved down to London in the first place.

Now, if we can work on bringing it back… 😀

Strange People played on The Tom Robinson Show!

After being played on The BBC Introducing Mixtape on the 6th April, Tom picked the track to feature on his regular BBC 6 Music show last Saturday!  Here’s the link – the song gets played around 1hr 3mins in:

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE SHOW – until May 11th.

Mr. Robinson had some kind words, too!

“…an immaculate, beautiful, grooving track that we really ought to pass on to Craig Charles…”

Fingers crossed!

Don’t forget that the Strange People EP is available now from all good digital distributors. Click through to the ‘Music’ section, or click here to support direct and grab a copy from Bandcamp.

“Empowerful Strut” played on Amazing Radio! Monday 23rd March

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

– Lao-tzu

I’m excited to announce that the 3rd track of my debut EP “Empowerful Strut – WYSIWYG” received it’s first airplay on Amazing Radio – available on DAB in London and Dublin, and streamed online – a digital station created to broadcast new unsigned artists from a pool of material uploaded to their Amazing Tunes platform.

The track was featured on The Simon Raymonde Show yesterday (who was in Cocteau Twins, no less!), and you can listen again here (my track appears around the 1:20 mark – but there’s an excellent selection of tunage across the board, which I will certainly be investigating!).

This is my first official Wilsoni radio play, so I’m pretty chuffed. 😀