The Show: The return of hip house, but did it ever really go away?

RIP Lewis Collins (1946-2013). Star of bodice rippers (quite literally in the grenade rescue scene below from The Professionals) and other fine action TV shows and films.

And here’s the playlist in full…

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

This show best accompanied by: Longrow Red (11 year old Shiraz finish)

The Show: There’s no school like the old school and Dizzee & Wiley are the fucking Headmasters

Apologies. We had an uninformed dig at Sasha Frere-Jones‘ Destiny Child’s “Bug-A-B00” remix saying that he was over 10 years late to the whole early 2000s bootleg craze. Upon closer inspection (eg reading the fineprint on his Soundcloud) his remix was done back in 2003.

Double apologies. No decent recording of yesterday’s show, so no podcast.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

This show best accompanied by: Longrow Peated Campbeltown Malt

The show: Crazy diamonds

In lieu of having to write anything of substance, here are two lovely new videos to distract you from our writing impotence…

First up, the new Fistful of Gems‘ video “Diamond” by ex-Tiger Tones member Mark Wundercastle.

Second up, Flat Eric & William Fichtner play chess while promoting the new Mr Oizo free EP “Stade 3”.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 84MB

The show: Double Retro. We get sent a CD and, apparently, it’s from 1982. Or maybe Minneapolis.

Thank you Claps and Guilt Ridden Pop – no idea how you came across us but we’re glad you did and we hope you don’t mind our loosely calling you an updated Minimal Wave band.

Whilst we’re on the subject of Minimal Wave, still no news on when or if any material from our favourite band of that period, Lufthansa Terminal, will be released but lots of information on the record label itself over at Dangerous Minds.

And that’s not the only correspondence we got this week.

Adam Macaulay of the Brighton, England duo Curxes emailed us about the painstakingly hand-crafted video that Roberta Fidora made for their new single “Haunted Gold”. Love the stonking beat and belting vocals. Modern cabaret disco at its very best! See the video below…

Anthonie Tonnon of Tono and the Finance Company got in touch to tell us that they’ll be playing a free show at Dux Live Friday 4 May with T54, Miniatures and Brown.

Which reminds me, the new EP by Miniatures is amazing. Fuzzy shoegaze never sounded so good. Unbelievably, the EP is a free download on their Bandcamp page. Fill your boots, as they say.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 87MB