The Show: Did we say that we’ve never played Skrillex?

I don’t think we’ve ever played Skrillex on the show before. Maybe that changed today. Does Dog Blood count? If so, sorry Kenny if you’re listening.

Need something to do tonight? Then head along to the Sexy Animals gig at The Wunderbar. Not sure what to expect? The gig poster below might give you some sifty clues…

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The Show: Slowly catching up

Like I was saying on the show last week, I’m so far behind on music releases it’s just not funny anymore. I’ve missed some really good stuff over the last year.

However, thanks to Dave Imlay at Galaxy Records I got to have a listen to The Golden Awesome‘s album “Autumn” which was released November 2011 by M’Lady’s Records and must have got an NZ release earlier this year. One for all shoegaze freaks.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The Show: Loose booty

The Herb Whisperer played Elvis Costello‘s 1978 classic “Pump It Up” because allegedly it is sampled in the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique, a bona fide treasure trove of samples.

It may explain why Sly & The Family Stone’s “Loose Booty” is now an earworm – it was sampled on the track “Shadrach”. Here’s a video of”Loose Booty” from 1975…

And let’s not forget Elvis Costello, from 1978…

If you want to listen to the Solid Steel Radio Show where DJ’s Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food deconstruct, reimagine and reassemble Paul’s Boutique (and in the process revealing to The Herb Whisperer the presence of Pump It Up on the original), here it is.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 88MB

Julien Dyne “Glimpse”

Too much music. Not enough time. Hence the new Julien Dyne album “Glimpse” passing me by.

Luckily, whenever I visit my brother in Dunedin I always have a look at his CD collection. This is because my bro wins a copy of EVERYTHING that the mighty Radio One gives away on air. This means I always have the perfect opportunity to listen to a bunch of local releases that I may have missed.

Lo and behold, on my most recent visit I saw the Julien Dyne album. So I nicked it and finally listed to it today. Don’t tell my bro.

Good things come to those who wait. Mr Dyne makes fabulous beats. Recommended to you nuts who like Pete Rock, mellow Prefuse 73, Mr Chop, Ta-ku, Fly-Lo et al.

The Show: Showers of golden dub

A match made in heaven, or in a very smoky room. That’s right – The Orb finally tracked down Lee “Scratch” Perry and they’ve rerubbed “Little Fluffy Clouds” with a new version called “Golden Clouds”.


And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm + Download 12pm – 1pm – 89MB

1pm – 2pm + Download 1pm – 2pm – 91MB