Resonance FM 4.4.18

This was the last show in the current series... I kicked it off with Luke Temple's 'Those Kids' (which rather annoying glitched and cut out halfway through) and then played a track by Ethiopian singer Bezunesh Bekele. After that were a few favourites/classics: Syrian dabke artist Mohamed Al Ali's 'Mili Alay', Momus' postmodern outsider pop, De De Mouse's amazing sample-based electronica, and, from Indonesia, the gorgeous 'Indang Pariaman' by Samsimar.

Dig That Treasure (4/4/18)
Luke Temple - Those Kids
Bezunesh Bekele & Army Band - Yeakaleh Armanegn
Mohamed Al Ali - Mili Alay
Momus - The Charm Song
De De Mouse - Goodbye Parade
Samsimar - Indang Pariaman

Resonance FM 28.3.18

Finally played some Florin Salam on the show - it's been sometime coming! After that I played some tunes by the mysterious Alan Feanch, the Thai singer Suthep Wongkamhaeng, a collaborative Thai funk group, a new single by Blue Jazz TV, and a classic jam from Holy Shit.

Dig That Treasure (28/3/18)
Florin Salam - Hai Pahar Pahar Pahar
Alan Feanch & Cecil Wary - Amorique
Suthep Wongkamhaeng - Chan Rak Thoe
Petchubon, Uraiporn & Tin Isan - Isan Klab Tin
Blue Jazz TV - Karaoke Life (Radio Edit)
Holy Shit - Rough & Tumble

Resonance FM 21.3.18

An inadvertent Bonkers Pop Special (although isn't every episode?). Kicked off with Keel Her's cover of Robert Wyatt's classic 'Heaps Of Sheeps' and ended with an improvisation on the Star Wars theme by Blue Jazz TV, Adrian Knight's band of "lounge popsters and sophisto DIY slouches." Along the way were tunes by Belgian library musician Jacques Siroul, the wonderful Alem Kebede, Shibuya-Kei group Yukari Fresh, and London weirdo pop group Yola Fatoush.

Dig That Treasure (21/3/18)
Keel Her - Heaps Of Sheeps (Robert Wyatt cover)
Jacques Siroul - Reflets
Alem Kebede - Jemberwa
Yukari Fresh - Yippee To Kate
Yola Fatoush - Skeleton (A. G. Cook remix)
Blue Jazz TV - Theme To Star Wars

Resonance FM 14.3.18

From Niger to France to Japan, via South London, Arizona and t' north... This show featured one of my all-time favourites, Ted Chippington's 'She Loves You', alongside some other scorchers: Mdou Moctar's blues guitar + autotuned vocals, Friandises' brilliantly cheesy synth-pop, Filardo's sweet DIY pop, Horsey's theatrical indie rock, and Kidorikko's great falsetto.

Dig That Treasure (14/3/18)
Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine
Friandises - Les Moules Et Les Frites
Ted Chippington - She Loves You
Filardo - I Can Love You More
Horsey - Park Outside Your Mother's House
Kidorikko - Nikoniko's Shirokama

Resonance FM 7.3.18

Opened with Air Max '97's brilliant but incredibly jarring remix of t.a.t.u.'s 'All The Things She Said' and then spent the remainder of the show trying to compensate. I think it's a great track but am also aware that, er, it's not easy-listening for an FM station at 5pm... So, I followed it with some gorgeous Piero Piccioni and Mariangela, before dropping a Genet Abate song and, finally, a cracker from James Ferraro.

Dig That Treasure (7/3/18)
Air Max '97 - All The Things U Sad (AM97 Rerun)
Piero Piccioni - Blue Sutura
Mariangela - My Dear Life
Genet Abate - Man Lilekih
James Ferraro - Runaway

Resonance FM 28.2.18

This episode included a huge opener by Souleymane Faye, some lounge-funk from Algeria, a Japanese recorder epic, a cut from bo en's video game work, Soviet easy-listening, a Chinese cover of Nancy Sinatra's 'Bang Bang', and awesome accordion work by Lesotho musician Khosi Mosotho Chakela. Whew.

Dig That Treasure (28/2/18)
Souleymane Faye - Teylulen
Ahmed Malek - Omar Gatlato
Nakasako Sakana - ばーちゃんのよこ
Calum Bowen - Lovely City
Balalaika - Tula Samovar
Betty Chung - Bang Bang
Khosi Mosotho Chakela - Nkekebe Ka Tlohela

Resonance FM 21.2.18

A show of two halves (I guess). First, a great, bonkers euro-pop-reggae fusion from the Dance Dance Revolution soundtrack. Believe me, it's not as hideous as that sounds. Then, two very busy, very fast tunes from manele artist Carmen Serban and then Japanese avant-pop group Mosaic.wav. I took it down a bit after that, with a song by French collagists Gable and Addy Flor's easy-listening orchestra. I ended the show with a track from the ever-brilliant Eritrean Aron Abraham.

Dig That Treasure (21/2/18)
U1 - Make A Jam!
Carmen Serban - Am Si Eu Pe Cineva
Mosaic.wav - AKIBA-POP the Future
Gable - Ella
The Addy Flor Orchestra - Days Of Summer
Aron Abraham - Hiwet Haftey