I nearly blew my cool on this edition.
I figured I would try and play new tracks that would appeal to a wider demographic than the one I had fostered previously – it started to get a bit irksome. I downloaded the best tracks of 2016 according to Bleep – they are awesome; really good tracks. Just, not what I want in a radio show.
So I had all of my playlist lined up, ready to go – I even made myself a strong tea and was highly motivated. However, the pounding EDM riddims got to me and I nearly swore on the radio 🙁
There is a time and a place for the music that I was playing – it really is exceptional music; the best of 2016. However, I was not feeling it. I felt like I was a ball-bearing in an aerosol can being shaken about to apply a finishing touch to TINO142’s WildStyle and it wasn’t nice.
This caused me to play a Nils Frahm track and I soon regained my equilibrium. The track following Nils Frahm’s duet with Olafur Arnalds was a six minute field recording from an Arctic Cliff (by Patrick Franke – awesome work) and we were back where I had left off in 2016, before the Winter break. It felt good to be home.
I had hoped for a ‘New Look’ show – with more exciting music and appealing to a wider demographic …. but it was not to be. Out with the new / in with the old. Below is the tracklist:
Artist / Album / Song / Track Time
The Qualities / Singles: The Definitive 45’s Collection 1952-1991 / Happy New Year to You / 1:48
nonkeen (Nils Frahm, Sebastian Singwald and Frederic Gmeiner) / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Chasing God Through Palmyra / 6:21
Cavern Of Anti-Matter / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / melody in high feedback tones / 3:53
Bullion / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Loop the Loop / 3:25
Muslimgauze / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Untitled 1985 (Victor Shan_Gerd Janson Rave mix) / 6:26
Anna Homler and Steve Moshier / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Ee Chê / 8:03
JT The Goon / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Oil on Ice (version 2) / 3:56
Jessy Lanza / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / It Means I Love You / 4:41
Kowton / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / Scido / 4:50
Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm / The Top 100 Tracks of 2016 / 20_17 / 5:55
Patrick Franke / Earth (Listening) / Arctic Cliff / 6:43
Truists / Ballroom / you need a get out of hell free card / 4:07
Pinkcourtesphone / Taking In to Account Only A Portion Of Your Emotions / High End Smalls / 10:07
Geir Stundstøl / Langen Ro / Tony’s theme / 3:29
Disrupt / Foundation Bit / Foundation Bit / 4:59
Chris Abrahams / Climb / Shoreline / 7:20
Sendai / Ground and Figure / Perfect Boulevard Exclusive / 4:41
The Aggrovators / Dubbing at King Tubby’s / Bag o Wire / 3:25
James O’Callaghan / Espaces Tautologiques / Empties Impetus / 20:02