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Imogen Heap’s Thriller

When I first heard that Match of the Day played this during last Summer’s Euros, I couldn’t quite work out what the big deal was. Then I listened to it.

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Tyler, The Creator and BADBADNOTGOOD

Gilles Peterson, as you may already have realized, is the man. A couple of weeks ago he mentioned this video at the tail end of Nihal’s show (during the record swap).

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WRVU & WRAS

By and large I’ve given up on radio unless I know the station (KKFI here in Kansas City, KCRW in LA, WKCR in New York). On a recent road trip though I was passing through Nashville while on the phone with a friend and he told me to turn on…

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New York Eyes

Fantastic track, even better video. New York Club in the 80’s… New York Eyes by Nicole McLoud & Timmy Thomas.        

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Half Seas Over: Gilles Peterson Podcast

The longtime Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson has been doing free podcasts for a few years now. This one’s a classic. I haven’t been this homesick for New York City in ages… wonderful hour.      

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There Was A Boy

  No idea where or how I first head this from Pennsylvania-native Meg Baird. Doesn’t matter. I’m speechless. It’s on last.fm and amazon.com. MySpace.

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La Ritournelle

  Reminded of Sebastien Tellier‘s gorgeous track by the advent of summer, memories of first hearing springing up from where they had pleasantly been snuggled. Enjoy.    

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Honey Dove

  A Motown classic from the ’50s or ’60s? Nope. The album comes out on June 2. Lee’s on MySpace. If there was even an instant classic, this is it.    

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Mere Guru Dev

KD is coming to KC. Last time around we didn’t go. It was billed as a “concert” and held in (admittedly beautiful) Unity Temple on the Plaza—not in a yoga studio or high school gym, places where we’ve had previously the pleasure of joining him in kirtan. This time it’s…

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Tortoise Regrets Hare

  Loved Fife-based James Yorkston’s gorgeous track “Summer Song” when it was first released, and we’ve happily just rediscovered him, in particular this lovely song. Reminiscent of Bonnie Prince Billy… Visit MySpace to listen.    

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