Resonance FM 30/10/18 (Antonis Rousounelos)

On this week's show I was joined by Greek native Antonis Rousounelos who played a selection of tunes from his homeland, spanning from 1932 to 1939. He took over hosting duties and, over the course of a half hour, he surveyed Izmir, Rebetiko, novelty and Hawaiian-influenced songs. Listen below!

Dig That Treasure (30/10/18)
Ιωάννης Χαλκιάς - Το μινόρε του τεκέ (Jack Gregory - Hash Den's Minor)
Γιώργος Μπάτης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Ζεμπεκάνο Σπανιόλο (Giorgos Batis &             Stratos Pagioumtzis - Spanish Zeimpekiko)
Αντώνης Διαμαντίδης (Νταλγκάς) - Που να βρώ γυναίκα να σου μοιάζει (Antonis   Diamantidis (Dalgas) - Where Will I Find A Woman Like You)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης - Ο Αντώνης ο βαρκάρης (Stellakis Perpiniadis - Antonis The   Boatman)
Τα Άσπρα Πουλιά - Ο Μπέζος στην Αμερική (The White Birds - Bezos in America)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Θέλω σπίτι και λεφτά (Stellakis 
 Perpiniadis & Stratos Pagioumtzis - I Want Money And A House)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Ο Τσιτσάνης στην Παραγουάη (Stellakis   Perpiniadis & Stratos Pagioumtzis - Tsitsanis in Paraguay)

Resonance FM 23/10/18

I packed the songs in this week. Nora Guthrie - daughter of Woody - kicked off the show with the beautiful 'Home Before Dark'. Next was French composer Pascal Comelade, followed by Ethiopian musician Feysel Shemolo (who seemingly only has one song online - one fewer than Nora Guthrie...). Another Frenchman, Roland Bocquet, and Japanese legend Jun Togawa followed (the latter with a Velvet Underground cover). I closed the show with Mziuri, a Soviet-era Georgian state band made up of children, and Lonnie Holley, whose brand new tune 'Sometimes I Wanna Dance' I can't stop listening to.

Dig That Treasure (23/10/18)
Nora Guthrie - Home Before Dark
Pascal Comelade - Nature Morte Aux Maracas
Feysel Shemolo - Teney Lemuhaba
Roland Bocquet - Flash
Jun Togawa - 17 Year Old
Jun Togawa - Femme Fatale
Mziuri - Legend Of Tbilisi
Lonnie Holley - Sometimes I Wanna Dance

Resonance FM 16/10/18 (Le Guess Who II)

Last night was the second of two episodes previewing Utrecht's Le Guess Who festival. The line up is ludicrously good and rich with surprises and wonders from all around the world, so it was some headache selecting just one hour's worth of music to air over these two episodes. I kicked off this show with a song I'd already played twice in previous episodes, 'Ever New' by Beverly Glenn-Copeland. I followed with two (very different) guitar based tracks by Cindy Lee and Sibusile Xaba, before playing two (very different) synth based tracks by Islam Chipsy and Tirzah. I closed the show with the same artist who will likely close my festival weekend, Swamp Dogg! Le Guess Who runs November 8-11 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Dig That Treasure (16/10/18)
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Ever New
Cindy Lee - Power & Possession
Sibusile Xaba - Open Letter To Adoniah
Islam Chipsy & EEK - El Bawaba
Tirzah - Holding On
Swamp Dogg - Star Dust

Resonance FM 9/10/18

I'm changing things a little... I don't like speaking on air, particularly, and so I'm only going cut the chat right down. I'll introduce the show at the beginning and provide contact details/news/upcoming events at the end. In between will be solid tunes (with artist and track title provided). This was the first week of doing so - I kicked off with a rendition of Colonel Bogey March by 周聰、呂紅 before spinning tunes by Yeshimebet Dubale (yet again!), the bonkers and inimitable Superstar & Star, the jazz-trained Larry Chernicoff and the jazz-breaking Foodman. I closed the show with my favourite new song, Hayley by Jockstrap, who'll be joining me in the studio on November 20th.

Dig That Treasure (9/10/18)
周聰、呂紅 - 快樂進行曲
Yeshimebet Dubale & Kenedy Mengesha - Dabes
Superstar & Star - I Ain't Missing You
Larry Chernicoff - Wind Horses
Foodman - Jazz
Jockstrap - Hayley

Resonance FM 2/10/18 (Le Guess Who)

Last night was the first of two episodes previewing Utrecht's Le Guess Who? festival. It's been hard selecting just 2x 30 minute shows' worth of music as the line-up is completely rammed with stuff I'm excited to see, but I feel I've done the line-up justice with this first episode (and the second which is to come in a fortnight). I kicked off the show in energetic fashion with a track from Louisiana bounce artist Katey Red before slipping into something a little more comfortable with tunes by Shintaro Sakamoto and Kate NV. Next was a duo of solo female artists, the first being New York's Eartheater and the second the inimitable Vashti Bunyan. I closed the show with a new tune by Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia. Le Guess Who runs November 8-11 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Dig That Treasure (2/10/18)
Katey Red - Where Da Melph At
Shintaro Sakamoto - Birth Of The Super Cult
Kate NV - Kata
Eartheater - Youniverse
Vashti Bunyan - Gunpowder
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu