Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – November 2015

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdIYAMYRhoNZvz_NP-K7AkG1T_kRq-jF Another month, another playlist for your listening pleasure. I'm sure I always say this, but this one's particularly groovy! Looks to be mostly classic cuts this month, but particular highlights include pre-sampling hypocritical genius from James Brown, sampling David Bowie's Fame in his track Hot (I Need To Be Loved Loved Loved), oft-sampled gems…Read more Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – November 2015

Christmas is coming early this year!

Don't you think Christmas is getting earlier and earlier every year? I do. But hey - those stores need the cash injection, right? >:( So, I thought I'd get in on the action... Longtime Friend of Tha' Funk Masta and collaborator Andrew Denholm has done it again and made some mentalist illustration for my new…Read more Christmas is coming early this year!

Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – 31/10/2015

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdIYAMYRhoNO59DFOKA7R-xNWZxyUQXs So, it looks like all I did in October was listen to the radio - here's 95 (!) selections from this month's programming. As such, there's a pretty eclectic mix here - some Afrobeat from Rim Kwaku Obeng, Elecronica grooves from the likes of Nao and new Aphex Twin, downtempo grooves from folks like…Read more Wilsoni’s BBC Playlister Playlist – 31/10/2015

Six Neglected Drummers Who Deserve Recognition | BBC Culture Online

Though singers and lead guitarists are celebrated by the hundreds in rock annals, drummers are often turned into punch lines - read the full article @ bbc.com/culture Stumbled across this piece by Auntie Beeb (or more accurately, BBC journo Greg Knot) celebrating the much maligned backline-beats laid out by drummers. And rightly so! Despite the…Read more Six Neglected Drummers Who Deserve Recognition | BBC Culture Online

Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones

https://youtu.be/y_JDQinNE8w This week has seen overwhelming levels of smugness and [somewhat higher than usual levels of] vitriol present in Manchester as the annual Conservative Party Conference is underway. Whilst some less-subtle people, perhaps misguided, perhaps overwhelmed by the gravity of reality caused a bit of scene outside which undermined the legitimacy of the actual protests,…Read more Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones