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

Resonance FM 14.2.18

This show was bookended by two covers: the first, a version of 'Somewhere' from West Side Story sung by Sam Chalpin - an amateur, unwilling father, charmingly chirping tunelessly over a brilliantly naff studio track. The second, a cover of 'Without You' (Nilsson and, later, Carey) by Cambodian singer Poev Vannary. Also on the show: a brand new track by the wonderful bo en, Sudanese pop by Adel Hassan, the mega-catchy '17才' by Jun Togawa, and a track by one of my favourite Ethiopian artists, Netsanet Melesse.

Dig That Treasure (14/2/18)
Sam Chalpin - Somewhere
Adel Hassan - You Cry
bo en - Love In A Song
Jun Togawa - 17才
Netsanet Melesse - Yametagn Jemere
Poev Vannary - Plich Bong Min Ban

Resonance FM 7.2.18

On this episode: Lebanese dabke, 60s pop duet, lush easy-listening, Somali pop, and a love song for data.

Dig That Treasure (7/2/18)
Fares Karam - Darak Wayn
Jan & Dean - It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3
The Dunes - Lonely Sands
Woo - 1001 Decisions
Nimcaan Hilaac - Baaq
Katie Dey - Data

Resonance FM 5.2.18 (The Go! Team interview)

This episode was an extended fundraising special (it's Resonance's fundraising week), for which I was joined by Ian Parton of the ever-brilliant The Go! Team. Over the course of an hour we discussed sampling and the new album Semi Circle. Ian also played a couple of tracks of his own choosing, before we played a casual game of 'Invisible Jukebox' (as per The Wire Magazine). It was great fun and I think it came out nicely... Enjoy!

Dig That Treasure (5/2/18)
The Carver Area High School - Get Live '83 [excerpt]
The Go! Team - All The Way Live [excerpt]
Jill Gibson - It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3
K-Tel Wet Dream - Sissy Bar
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - White Horses (John Peel Session)
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - Fairytale
Alemayehu Eshete - Gizew Honeshenna
Alemayehu Eshete - Tey Gedyeleshem [excerpt]
The Go! Team - Back Like 8-Track [excerpt]
Lou Christie & The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
Julian Lynch - Onions
Julian Lynch - Banana Jam, pt.1
The Go! Team - Chain Link Fence

Resonance FM 31.1.18

This week: another R. Stevie Moore special! I covered hits and deep cuts, early recordings and newer ones, covers by Moore and covers of Moore... It was good fun; I crammed ten songs (or recordings) into thirty minutes. I also have an exciting show lined up for next week, so stay tuned!

Dig That Treasure (31/1/18)
R. Stevie Moore - Showbiz Is Dead
R. Stevie Moore - Dewey Decimal System
The Moores - Stevie and Linda pt.2
R. Stevie Moore - You're Gonna Lose That Girl
R. Stevie Moore - Don't Be Ridiculous
R. Stevie Moore - I've Begun To Fall In Love (Midi-Bran Piano Roll)
R. Stevie Moore - I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover
R. Stevie Moore - Auld Lang Syne
TV Coahran - You Can't Write a Song
R. Stevie Moore - A Whiter Shade Of Pale