Back in the studio today after a long weekend. 2 hours of music including some live goodies from Leaping Tiger & Skilaa who played at The Wine Cellar last week too. Felt weird to be talking about and promoting music at the moment but there is an incredible amount of great music emerging from people of colour so that was the focus this week. Donate to the NAACP here
SKILAA - Travelin' [Live at the Wine Cellar 28/05/20]
Kate NV - Plans
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Mads Harrop - Contagious World
First Move - The Fuse
Leaping Tiger - Aura [Live at The Wine Cellar 28/05/20]
The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward
Magnum Force - Girl You're Too Cool
Goblin Mix - The Winter Song
Damaged Bug - Sold America
Jayda G - Both Of Us
Odd Future, The Internet - Ya Know (feat. The Internet)
Virtual Shadow Ensemble - Kanohi ki te Kanohi, in a Virtual World feat. Julian Lubin
Starchild & The New Romantic, Toro y Moi - Tape
Toy Love - Swimming Pool
P.H.F. - Living Is Easy
SKILAA - Scratch Me Out [Live at the Wine Cellar 28/05/20]
De La Soul - All Good (ft Chaka Khan)
Medhane, keiyaA - Off Tha Strength
LILSTIFFY - Firebase
SODA BOYZ - Bad Friend
Shamir - I Can't Breathe
Team Dynamite - Who? feat. Diggy Dupé
Kaytranada - Despite The Weather
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Bombs Away (Toro y Moi Remix)
Today on the show we have our first gig guide in a sweet while which honestly, is so exciting. We also have some tracks in response to what ya'll are doing today and during the weekend which leads us down some weird rabbit holes. Enjoy!
This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at the "lost" Neil Young album "Homegrown" which is finally seeing a releases after 45 years. Originally slated for a 1975 release, the album was canned at the last minute but has now finally seen the light of day in 2020.
Melanie come into bFM today for the FIRST FANCY NEW BAND SINCE LOCKDOWN giving us a glimpse into the future of sweaty Auckland nights. If you want the future to come sooner you can catch them tonight (the 3rd of July) at Whammy backroom (9pm) with JANG and Chewy Gum.
This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at the 1965 album from Nina Simone "Pastel Blues." Released during the height of the American civil rights movement, this album remains just as important today with tracks like Strange Fruit poignant reminders of America's dark past.
This week, Sam and Geneva are finally reunited in the studio after three months apart. To celebrate, they take a look at the third studio album from Devo "Freedom of Choice." Released in 1980, this album went on to become a smash hit for the group and marked the moment they moved from being an underground act to mainstream superstars.
This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at the debut album from Compton rapper Ice Cube "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted." Released in 1990, this record was essential in the development of gangsta rap in the 1990s and remains a crucial influence in the Black Lives Matter movement today.
This week, for the final album of NZ Music Month, Sam and Geneva take a look at the second studio album from Aotearoa soul queen Ladi6 "The Liberation Of..." Released in 2010, this album has been the most critically acclaimed of her career so far.
This week, Sam and Geneva are reunited for the first time in weeks. To celebrate, they take a look at the debut album from Street Chant "Means." Release in 2010, this record is a New Zealand indie classic and the album that set Street Chant on their way as a band.
This week, Sam took a look at the third studio album from dream pop duo Beach House "Teen Dream." Released in 2010, this record helped establish Beach House as one of the premier dream pop acts of the 2010s.
This week, Sam takes a look at the fourth studio album by British pop sensations the Pet Shop Boys "Behaviour" which is turning 30. Released in 1990, this album saw the duo switch up their sound slightly.