mmm new bearcubs is always incredible!
More of the good 2013 stuff for you this time out in show 60 (60!). I’ve been waiting months for the new EP from Eska who you might recognise from Cinematic Orchestra releases, amongst other magic tunes. Gatekeeper is a kinda hoe-down with whistling, but it sounds way better than that description for sure.
Some Bandcamp goodness follows – K-Def extending David Axelrod’s ‘Holy Thursday’ and ClassicBeatz giving us a fine groover called ‘1975’. His LP, Rumours of Royalty, comes highly recommended. After that it’s something from 2011 by the Tokyo-based Sapphire Slows. Track is called ‘Spin Lights Over You’ and she has a new lp out now which I’ll be checking soon…
Two good ‘uns next – something new and different from Clara Hill from a really interesting LP she’s just put out on Tapeta. Very different from her Sonar Kollectiv work. After that the wonderful ‘White Cherry’ by Laura Viers – a nice shuffler.
Prince gives us new track shared via Twitter (he’s taken to it like a purple duck to water) called Da Bourgeoisie – go get via the link on wwyradio.com, it’s free!
And then a mix. A mix! Recorded live at Foots Café in The Hague at Beat Special 2, this is an hour of power with the funk, the soul and the 80s in one special package. Expect tracks from Yesterday’s Folks, Peggy Lee, Carolyn Franklin, Quannum, Janet Jackson and Alexander O’Neal, Cameo, A Tribe Called Quest, and, yes, Prince.
To finish, something off the ace Blood Orange album (‘Uncle Ace’) and then three edits from the fantastic Basic Fingers label – enjoy them all I dare you.
Next time out – best of 2013! My how quickly the year has gone.
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