Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Mark Ronson featuring..

I think Mark Ronson may have copyrighted chart funk in the Twenty Tens. We might have to organise collectively to overthrow his tyranny and domination.

But not before enjoying Daffodils featuring that there Kevin Parker from Tame Impala. It is properly great.

This isn't the official video. But features Soul Train delights. You are welcome.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Black Rivers and nostalgia..

After Doves there was somewhat of a hole. A dull ache.

Yes, yes, of course continual listening to Lost Souls was going to be obligatory, there was Jimi Goodwin's solo stuff, and forever held in the highest of esteem was the beautiful electronica of Rebelski. But then Andy and Jez Williams decided to release an album. Under the name Black Rivers some of the tracks floated onto the internet and I was thoroughly hooked.

Voyager 1 is a personal highlight. Instantly familiar -- but if you mainlined Jez Williams voice as frequently as I did then it is bound to be familiar -- the track is paced with total abandoned and joy. That voice. Such comfort.

And when asked t'other day if Doves might ever reform...

And it is 14 years today since Pounding had its single release. I used to request this so frequently on nights out that one DJ used to play it almost as my entrance music.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Gold Panda

I think I thought I had shared this already. I assumed my love for Gold Panda and excitement at the new material would have overwhelmed me and I would have bored Pop Cultureddd with it. But we all know that insightful warning on making asssumptions. So we won't bother.

Gold Panda has released new material! Yippee!

The single In My Car is sheer archetypal Panda. And bloody gorgeous too. I have played it a lot. A signature summer sound now.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Public Service Broadcasting remix..

After a day writing in a historic library in Manchester t'other day, I took myself to Fopp to decompress.

Whilst browsing I heard this track and ran up from the basement floor to ask who was it. As it turned out it was this intensely amazing remix of Public Service Broadcasting by Boxed In. The track Valentina features vocals by Smoke Fairies.

It broke my little bubble of academic stupor. Reminding me of beauty. And it was much needed.