Resonance FM 29/1/15

The most recent episode of Dig That Treasure! on Resonance 104.4fm was the last in the current series. It was a particularly whimsical, dreamy episode, starting with a song from Niger's avant-garde organist Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue, before stopping by at a couple of tunes by London-based video game music composer bo en. I also played tunes from Brazilian singer Ivan Lins, kitsch Japanese popstar Lio, Ethiopian jazzer Merawi Yohannis and American bedroom artist Honey_Ear. I closed the show with a beautiful piece of music from French composer Franck Pourcel. I'll be back in about six weeks with more episodes!

Dig That Treasure (22/1/15)
Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue - Tunan
bo en - Everyday
bo en - I'll Fall (feat. COR!S)
Ivan Lins - Corpos
Lio - Clothes
Merawi Yohannis - Teleyeshign
Honey_Ear - Depresterday
Franck Pourcel - Who Can Say

Resonance FM 22/1/15

Last night's Resonance FM show was the penultimate in this series. I started the show with Ethiopian musician Teshome Meteku and followed that with Fool's Gold, an American group strongly influenced by Ethiopian pop and jazz. I contrasted that with the glistening kitsch sound of De De Mouse, before spinning a trio of tunes jumping from the US to Japan to Greece. First was the Hasidic surf-rock group Meshugga Beach Party, then the breathy Shibuya-kei singer Kahimi Karie, then finally the Greek psych-folk singer Mariangela. I closed the show with a noisy cover of 'Lean On Me', by Underwater Peoples artist Andrew Cedermark.

Dig That Treasure (22/1/15)
Teshome Meteku - Gara Ser New Betesh
Fool's Gold - Nadine
De De Mouse - Little Twin Stars
Meshugga Beach Party - If I Were A Rich Man
Kahimi Karie - Zoom Up!
Mariangela - My Dear Life
Andrew Cedermark - On Me

Resonance FM 15/1/15 (Let's Eat Grandma at Cafe OTO)

This episode took a slightly different format to usual - around half the show was spent playing excerpts from Let's Eat Grandma's amazing set at the recent 'Dig That Treasure! presents' show at Dalston's Cafe OTO. I was particularly excited about this episode but more so about the band themselves: there's a lot to expect from the teenage duo! In between clips from the show I span tunes by Frank Zappa and Ho Mei Fan.

Dig That Treasure (15/1/15)
Let's Eat Grandma - Intro
Let's Eat Grandma - Chocolate Sludge Cake
Let's Eat Grandma - Everest
Frank Zappa - Lemme Take You To The Beach
Ho Mei Fan - China Night
Let's Eat Grandma - Eat Shiitake Mushrooms

Resonance FM 8/1/15

After almost two weeks off I returned to the airwaves with a really strong episode. Bookended by underground American acts, the show started off with the boombox rock of Characteristics and closed with a brand new track by Really Big Pinecone. The show also featured a duo of tracks by anti-comedian Ted Chippington - surprisingly endearing and emotive on record - as well as a run of three songs that hopped from Brazil (Quartet Excelsior) to Senegal (Aby Ngana Diop) to Russia (Melodiya). Phew! Listen below.

Dig That Treasure (8/1/15)
Characteristics - Warehouse 1018
Ted Chippington - Feel Like Buddy Holly
Ted Chippington - She Loves You
Melodiya - Шербурские зонтики (I Will Wait For You)
Quartet Excelsior - Batuque No Morro
Aby Ngana Diop - Dieuleul-Dieuleul
Really Big Pinecone - Skyscraper

Resonance FM 18/12/14

This show was the last before the christmas break, so it seemed suitable to play a christmas track - Torkelsen's reworking of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. I also span tunes from Somali funk group Iftin, Japanese enka singer Hachiro Kasuga and fictional band The Carrie Nations, as well as a reggae interpretation of Swan Lake by The Cats.

Dig That Treasure (18/12/14)
The Cats - Swan Lake
Iftin - Gabar ii Noqee
Iftin - Lamahuraan
Hachiro Kasuga - Wharf Farewell Song
The Carrie Nations - In The Long Run
Torkelsen - Christmas

I currently do not have access to this episode. I will track it down and upload it eventually.

Resonance FM 11/12/14

The penultimate show before Christmas featured tunes from the soundtrack to 1977 Japanese horror flick Hausu, as well as newer music by Tempest Le Mans and Laurel Halo.

Dig That Treasure (11/12/14)
Pale Cocoon - Shunmin
Asei Kobayashi & Micky Yoshino - Main Theme
Asei Kobayashi & Micky Yoshino - Eat
Julien Gasc - Infoutu De
Tempest Le Mans - Lamb
Laurel Halo - Embassy
Lula Cortes e Lailson - Blues Do Cachorro Muito Louco