Dr. Kirsten Zemke is loving Italo Disco this week, Jock Hattle's Crazy Family, Fancy's Slice Me Nice, and Casco's Cybernetic Love are getting Mikey and Dr. Kirsten Zemke pretty excited. Mikey's even got a few of his own special tracks to share.
Dr. Kirsten Zemke brings in Bhangra, the genre you can't not dance to. Featuring on The Safri Boys O Chan Mere Makhna, Jazzy B's Londono Patola Reloaded, Pardesi's Pump Up The Bhangra and the famously sampled, Punjabi MC's Mundian To Bach Ke.
Dr. Kirsten Zemke talks about Afrofuturism with Mikey, the history, it's aesthetic and how it features on A Tribe Called Quest's Jazz (We've Got), Thundercat's Lone Wolf and Cub, and Sun Ra's Love In Outta Space.
Mikey reckons this weeks genre is a little too slow for his frequency but Dr. Kirsten Zemke is into it. British Lover's Rock features Lousia Marks Caught You In a Lie, Janet Kay's Silly Games, and The Investigator's Baby I'm Yours. Sway along with us to these saucy numbers.
Dr. Kirsten Zemke gets sidetracked with recent conversations about banning Michael Jackson, giving Mikey her thoughts on the matter. And afterwards, getting stuck into some Mexican Surf Punk, featuring on TELEKRIMEN's Mutantes, Sr. Bikini's Fuera Ropa, and Los Elasticos's Blue Sunday.
Yacht Rock. The songs speak for themselves, Steely Dan's Peg, Players Baby Come Back and Daryl Hall & John Oates Kiss on My List. Dr. Kirsten Zemke has given Travelling Tunes life again as we dive into the weird and wonderful world of genre.
Have you ever heard of the Hang drum? Dr. Kirsten Zemke reunites with 95bFM Breakfast with morning with an instrument she describes as 'new age'. Featuring in Portico Quartet's Prickly Pear, Rafael Sotomayor's Supersonic and Hang Massive's The Secret Kissing of the Sun and Moon. Very cool.
Dr. Kirsten Zemke joins Mike and Tess in studio for one last Christmas cheer, talking laughter in songs. Creepy or uplifting? David Bowie's The Laughing Gnome, Paul Evan's Happy-Go-Lucky-Me and even Screamin' Jay Hawkins's I Put a Spell on You give us something to think about...
Dr. Kirsten Zemke talks sleigh bells, Dance, Dance, Dance by The Beach Boys, Welcome to the Good Times by The Black Crowes, and Come by Prince. See, the sleigh bell is a versatile instrument that features in many genres, not just Christmas classics!
Dr. Kirsten Zemke is back, and yes you might think she has thought of aaaaall the instruments you can imagine, but no - there's more! Talking the Portuguese Guitar, with Victor Vicente, Kirsten's ethnomusicology friend. Tragic or heartwarming?