Playlist for Radio Show 17/03/2010

Here is the playlist for my last show of the semester:

1) Oh You (Christmas Blues) – LCD Soundsystem
New track from LCD Soundsystem although sadly not from the upcoming album. Taken from the upcoming film by Noah Baumbach (the guy who directed Squid and the Whale) ‘Greenberg’ which is a romantic comedy starring Ben Still and Rhys Ifans it features music by James Murphy. In other news apparently this will be the band’s last album which I think is both a good and a bad thing as I love the band but it is always best to quit while you are ahead.
LCD Soundsystem are playing the Barrowlands, Glasgown on April 28th and 29th

2) Cauliflower – Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
From the hip-hop duo’s latest album ‘The Logic of Chance’ it features the American electro artist Kid A and is one of my personal favourites from the new release.
‘The Logic of Chance’ was released last Monday

3) Devil’s Spoke – Laura Marling
Taken from the exquisite young folk artist’s latest album ‘I Speak Because I Can’ which came out today which although I haven’t heard in its entirety is looking to be an excellent record.
Laura Marling is playing the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on April 14th

4) Pacific Coast Highway – Kavinsky
New from the electronic zombie producer aka Vincent Belorgay it is to be featured on the producer’s upcoming e.p ‘Nightcall’. Interestingly it has been produced by Guy Manuel and mixed by Ed Banger artist SebastiAn.
‘Nightcall’ will be released on April 2nd

5) Bella – Angus and Julia Stone
Taken from 2007 album ‘A Book Like This’, it is one of my favourite tracks from the brother-sister duo from Newport, Australia. Their latest album ‘Down The Way’ came out on Monday.
Angus and Julia Stone are playing Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh on April 18th

6) Flat Cold Medina – 2 Many djs
from the kings of mashup this features on the Belgian brothers’ cd, ‘Soulwax presents 2 Many djs – The Mashup Machine’ which is one of their many bootlegs. It is a combination of old school hip-hop artist Tone Loc’s ‘Funky Cold Medina’ and Mr Oizo’s infamous ‘Flat Beat’.
2 Many djs are playing City, Edinburgh on March 31st

7) Latin America – Holy Fuck
New release from the electronic band from Toronto from their upcoming album ‘Latin’. A band that are really underrated they use random objects such as toy phaser guns and a 35mm film synchronizer alongside more conventional instruments to create their truly innovative sound.
‘Latin’ is to be released on May 11th

8) Avalanche/Lemonade Preview – Boys Noize & Erol Alkan
Thought I would play the taster that the two producers released for their upcoming e.p which is out soon. It is slightly frustrating though as you just start getting into the tracks when they cut off, definitely one I am looking forward to, especially ‘Lemonade’.

9) Congratulations – MGMT
Title track from the psychedelic band’s new album. Unlike ‘Flash Delirium’ which I played last week, this song is a bit more normal and quite soothing and relaxing.
‘Congratulations’ will be released on April 13th

10) Horny – Geht’s Noch
New release from the Belgian Electro duo that is incredibly catchy and makes you want to get up and dance.
‘Horny’ is out now

Playlist for Radio Show 10/03/2010

Here’s the playlist for my most recent show:

1) While You Wait For The Others – Grizzly Bear
Having gone to their gig at Queen’s Hall where they were alongside Beach House, I thought they justified a play as they delivered a terrific set. This is one of my favourite songs off their latest album ‘Veckatimest’.
Grizzly Bear played Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Tuesday

2) Vaporize – Broken Bells
From the brand new self-titled album from collaboration between producer Danger Mouse and Singer/Guitarist of the Shins James Mercer. This track with its acoustic guitar and excellent vocals leading into electric organ is a highlight off the album.
Broken Bells was released on Monday

3) Petridor – Maelstrom
Thought I would play a track from the French Breakbeat dj as he is playing for AZ-Techs 3rd Birthday at the Caves, Edinburgh. I mentioned details of a competition to win free tickets which can be found here. This track although not breakbeat is some nice downtempo and summery sounding, perfect for the amazing weather we have been having.
Maelstrom is playing the Caves, Edinburgh on Friday

4) To Take You Home – Frank Turner
An Incredibly moreish song from 2008’s ‘Love Ire and Song’ which is a phenomenal album. Following his move from his position as frontman of post-hardcore band Million Dead to his acoustic folk/punk outfit it’s been a change for the good. Although, 2009’s ‘Poetry of the Deed’ was a slight drop in quality as I feel an over emphasis on the band and not just his solo effort detracted from the standard of the music previously.
Frank Turner is playing HMV Picture House, Edinburgh on March 16th

5) Maps (Elite Force Re-fix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
With the release of ‘Revamped’ on Monday, this track is one of numerous remixes of differing genres into predominately breakbeat tracks although also encompassing techno, electro and dubstep. The album also features a remix of Bar9 who is playing at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh for the launch of a new dubstep night Innuendub this Friday 12th March.

6) Hear A Train A Comin – Jimi Hendrix
Taken from ‘Valleys of the Neptune’ a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio recordings which include long sought after studio originals, reworked arrangements of Hendrix classics and studio versions of covers Hendrix often played in concert. Listening through the album it’s not bad but there is definitely a reason why these songs have been released posthumously as many of the songs are far from polished and feel more like extended jams. Having said that, this track with its bluesy feel, the title track and ‘Bleeding Heart’ are all excellent.
‘Valleys of the Neptune’ was released on Tuesday

7) Just War Feat Gruff Rhys – Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
Thought I would play this song in honour of Mark Linkous the singer and guitarist of American rock band Sparklehorse who committed suicide last Saturday thus encroaching a huge loss to the music industry. The track, featuring the Super Furry Animals frontman comes from ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ which is a quintessential album for any Danger Mouse or Sparklehorse fan or any music fan in general.
Following legal issues ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ Will be officially released in June (not just as a CD-R)

8) Flash Delirium – MGMT
The first song released from MGMT’s forthcoming album ‘Congratulations’ as expected it sounds very psychedelic and drug induced.
‘Congratulations’ will be released on April 13th

9) Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix) – Foals
The new release from the indie 5-piece from Oxford. This track is very different to their older stuff and I feel this remix really improves the song and although very Four-Tet sounding.
On that note, Four-Tet is playing Bongo Club, Edinburgh on Saturday

10) What Up Y’all – Crookers
I should probably have played something from ‘Tons of Friends’ since it has just been released but to be honest I don’t think it is very good, being far too hip-hoppy for my liking. Having said that tracks such as ‘We Love Animals’ featuring Soulwax and Mixhell, ‘The Remedy’ featuring Miike Snow and ‘Birthday Bash’ featuring The Very Best, Marina and Dargen D’Amico are really good but this track is incredible.
‘Tons of Friends’ was released on Monday

Playlist for Radio Show 03/03/2010

Here’s the playlist for my most recent show:

1) Remedy Feat. Miike Snow (Jeuce Rework) – Crookers
Latest single from the Italian electronic duo’s upcoming first album ‘Tons of Friends’. It’s shaping up to be a brilliant record with ‘We Love Animals’ featuring Soulwax and Mixhell being released last year. Other collaborators include Major Lazer, Spank Rock, Yelle and The Very Best. Jeuce consists of four guys from Leeds who have also remixed the likes of Ellie Goulding and Ladytron.
‘Tons of Friends’ will be released on March 8th

2) We Share Our Mother’s Health (Ratatat Remix) – The Knife
An old track coming from the Knife’s 2006 single. Thought I would play it since The Knife’s latest album ‘Tomorrow In a Year’ was released on Monday in physical form and also due to my excitement about Ratatat’s upcoming album ‘LP4’ which is rumoured at being out May 17th.

3) Swim Until You Can’t See Land – Frightened Rabbit
From Frightened Rabbit’s latest album ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ which is a much brighter affair than the previous album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ and features more brilliant vocals from Scott Hutchinson.
‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ was released on Monday

4) Atoms For Peace (Four Tet Remix) – Thom Yorke

A fantastic remix by Kieran Hebden of the track from Yorke’s debut solo album from 2006 ‘The Eraser’. The reason for choosing this track is due to some exciting news announcing the name of Thom Yorke’s new band, unsuprisingly it’s the title of this song. The band have already played together during Yorke’s tour of ‘The Eraser’ and consist of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Beck drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist Mauro Refosco and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on keyboards.
‘Atoms For Peace’ begin a tour of the US on April 5th

5) Plastic Beach – Gorillaz
From the upcoming album of the same title this track features guest appearances from the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. An interesting album with some excellent collaborations with Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed and Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. The video for their latest single ‘Stylo’ has just been released featuring Bruce Willis and is definitely worth checking out. See it here.
‘Plastic Beach’ is to be released on March 8th

6) The Motion Makes Me Last – Eluvium
From the latest album by ambient recording artist Mathew Cooper which came out on February 23rd called ‘Similes’. This is the first album by Cooper containing vocals and percussion which actually works pretty well but it probably doesn’t compare to 2007 release ‘Copia’.
‘Similes’ will be released in physical form on March 8th

7) H.A.L (Capt & Cooked Remix) – SebastiAn
Old song, new remix. The single was the first from the Ed Banger member originally released in 2005. Australians Capt & Cooked have already remixed another of his songs ‘Threnody’ in January this year, the original seeing much attention from critics due to the fact that it is a 12 minute song with a 10 minute intro, some hailing it as an artistic masterpiece whilst others called it pretentious and stupid. Exciting news however, there are rumours that SebastiAn will be releasing his first album this year (about time).

8) World Sick – Broken Social Scene
Having been all over the blogs recently I thought this track warranted a playing. Taken from their upcoming album ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ the Canadian group is an interesting one, more of a musical collective than a band due to the fact that its members are constantly changing and reaching up to 19 at any one time.
‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ is set to be released on May 4th

9) Disconnected (Ocelot Remix) – Shy Child
Taken from their latest album ‘Liquid Love’ this is a particularly good remix by the Texan duo.
‘Liquid Love’ was released on Monday

Playlist for Radio Show 24/02/2010

Here’s the playlist for my most recent radio show:

1) Get Down (Streetlife DJs Remix) – Groove Armada
Quite an old song by dance standards but thought I would play it since Groove Armada released a new album on January 29th called ‘Black Light’, plus Streetlife DJs are really good. The London duo are so underrated despite being referred to as the British 2manydjs and have just released a brilliant remix of ‘Superman’ by Lee Mortimer & Foamo. Check them out here.
Groove Armada play ABC, Glasgow on Monday.

2) Drum – Johnny Flynn
Taken from the Sweet William E.P released in November, Johnny’s striking voice and folky instrumental parts never fail to please. Apparently he has a new album set for a May release that is untitled as of yet.
Johnny Flynn plays Cab Vol, Edinburgh with his band The Sussex Wit on Friday

3) Turtle (Bonobo Remix) – Pilote
A beautiful track taken from 2002 album ‘One-Offs and B-Sides’ when Bonobo was referred to as the king of chill out. The simple combination of piano, double bass, light drums and whistling make this one of my favourite downtempo songs. His latest album ‘Black Sands’ is released on March 29th.
Bonobo is playing for the Departure Lounge night at the Caves, Edinburgh alongside Hip-Hop, Reggae outfit ‘Ordinary All Stars’ on Friday.

4) Kiss The Sky – Audio Bullys
From their upcoming album ‘Higher Than The Eiffel’ released on March 29th which is their first release in five years. It has a really good guitar riff that is looped throughout the song although the vocals are a bit annoying, there is something about sub-par singing on dance records which really bugs me.
Audio Bullys are playing live at King Tuts, Glasgow on March 13th.

5) Jackrabbits – Joanna Newsom
‘Have On Me’ was released yesterday and this track is taken from that. Having only listening to it first last night, already I feel this is a better album than ‘The Milk-Eyed Mender’. As expected it is filled with some amazing harp and piano parts but I still can’t decide whether or not I find her voice too ‘child-like’. Interesting news, apparently Joanna is teeming up with the Seattle based indie-folk band Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold to tour America in March and April.

6) Me & The Devil – Gil Scott Heron
Taken from Feruary 8th release ‘I’m New Here’ this is Scott’s first album in sixteen years following a massive drug addiction and numerous prison sentences. This album shows the 60 year old still has it although he has moved on from his characteristic rhythmic jazz-funk sound to more of an electronic minimal one. With some interesting guests in the form of Damon Albarn and Chris Cunningham amongst others it’s one to check out.
Gil Scott Heron plays HMV Picture House, Edinburgh on April 21st.

7) Rocket Skates – Deftones
The first track, released yesterday from the upcoming album ‘Diamond Eyes’. After a bit of confusion in the media it turns out ‘Eros’ which was set for a May 2009 release is not the new album but a different one that wasn’t released due to bassist Chi Cheng’s illness as a result of a bad car crash. ‘Eros’ is still going to be released, hopefully when Cheng recovers and is supposed to be more dark and ambient than previous albums. ‘Diamond Eyes’ from which this track is taken sees replacement bassist Sergio Vega take on Cheng’s role and heavier sounding guitars although still very Deftones-esque.
Download Rocket Skates here.

8) Silvia (Hugg and Pepp Remix) – Miike Snow

Taken from the ‘Silvia Remixes’ E.P which came out this month it also has excellent remixes from the likes of Felix Da Housecat and Sinden making it a touch decision as to which one to play but in the end the Stockholm cousins one my vote with a superb remix.

9) Golden Brown – The Stranglers
A classic track taken from 1981 release ‘La Folie’ few people realise that this song is a metaphorical reference to heroin.
The Stranglers play the Academy, Glasgow on Friday

10) Never Going Home (Eskimo Twins Remix) – Cassette Jam
Another excellent release from the Leeds Wax On residents. With plenty of blippy sounds this is a techno song worth replaying

Playlist for Radio Show 17/02/2010

Here’s the playlist for my most recent radio show:

1) Ambling Alp (The Very Best Mulomo Remix) – Yeasayer

Remix of the first single from Yeasayer’s latest album ‘Odd Blood’ by Malawian-born, London-based singer Esau Mwamwaya. His album ‘The Very Best’ a collaborative work with Radioclit which came out last year was a superb blend of modern music and African roots.

2) Stylo (Alex Metric Remix) – Gorillaz
This is a remix of the new single featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack from the virtual band’s upcoming third album ‘Plastic Beach’ which is out on March 8th. An album to look out for it has some very interesting featuring guests.

3) Mirrorball – Peter Gabriel

Brand new from Peter Gabriel off ‘Scratch My Back’ which came out on Monday. His first album in almost a decade, it features covers of various old and new artists, this particular cover being originally by Elbow. The addition of orchestral parts, most notably the strings arranged by John Metcalfe make this a beautiful rendition.

4) Volcano (Felix Cartal Remix) – Felix Cartal
Remix by the artist himself of his latest single featuring Johnny Witney from his upcoming album ‘Popular Music’ which is out February 23rd. After hearing the title track and ‘Drone’ which came out towards the end of last year this is shaping up to be a very good album.

5) Radio Protector – 65daysofstatic
Classic track from album ‘One Time For All Time’ by the instrumental post-rock band with some very moving piano. They have announced a new release ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’ for Spring to look forward to.
65daysofstatic play Oran Mor, Glasgow on May 3rd

6) Donut (Boy 8-Bit Remix) – M.A.N.D.Y vs. Booka Shade
Techno collaboration which came out at the end of January, it has also seen a remix by Brazilian dj Gui Boratto. Boy 8-Bit played at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh alongside John Digweed, Timo Maas and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip for Musika’s 3rd Birthday.

7) Art Czars – Japandroids
Brand new from the Vancouver garage rock duo. Slightly less grungey and home studio-esque in production it shows the band are still making good music into the new year following the success of ‘Post Nothing’ which came out in 2009.

8) Hundred Mile High City – Ocean Colour Scene
Classic track from the 1997 album ‘Marchin’ Already’ and featured on the sound track for the British Classic ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ from Guy Ritchie. Their latest effort ‘Saturday’ was released on January 25th.
Ocean Colour Scene play the HMV Picture House, Edinburgh tonight and tomorrow.

9) P-Funk Skank – Udachi
Brand new electro from the Staten Island dj and with its brass horns and twisted bass line it is a great floor filler.

Playlist for Radio Show 10/02/2010

Just to let you know the playlist for the first radio show of the year was as follows:

1) Come On Over РKissy Sell Out & Tinash̩
Collaboration of London whiz kid Kissy Sell Out and new artist Tinashé originally from Zimbabwe. The story behind this new artist is rather interesting, described as the next big thing, he was sent over to London from Zimbabwe at a very young age to become a doctor or lawyer and send money back to his family but decided to follow music instead.
His debut EP, Mayday, will be released on February 28th.

2) Girl I Love You feat. Horace Andy – Massive Attack
A track from the latest album ‘Heligoland’ it has some really good bass throughout and the addition of brass instruments goes very well making for an interesting track.

3) Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Vampire Weekend Cover) – Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel

Brilliant one off collaboration between Hot chip and Genesis front man Peter Gabriel covering the Vampire Weekend Song. Picked perhaps because he got to sing his own name, the melodious backing provided by Hot Chip makes this an excellent track.

4) Norway – Beach House
Taken from their latest album ‘Teen Dream’ released on January 26th this rather eerie and spacey song epitomises the bands style.
Beach House support Grizzly Bear at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on March 9th

5) Angel Echoes – Four Tet
Taken from Keiran Hebden’s newest release ‘There is Love in You’ which came out on January 25th, the looped female vocals make this track really quite beautiful.
Four Tet is playing Bongo Club, Edinburgh on March 13th

6) Popular Music – Felix Cartal
The title track take from Cartal’s upcoming album to be released on February 23rd its a definite floor filler with grimey basslines and sexy female vocals.

7) Mountain Ride – Wareika
Taken from the Fitness Funk release from Tartelet which came out in December this song by the German trio encompasses everything from house, afrobeat and dub-funk with some rather Eastern Balkan horns and Elvis-esque vocals.

8) Roscoe (Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Remix) – Midlake
Taken from ‘Beyond the Wizards Sleeve Re-Animations Vol 1.’ by Erol Alkan and The Grid’s Richard Norris’ Psychadelic outfit this is one of the nicest electronic songs I’ve ever heard.
Midlake’s latest album – The courage of Others was released on February 1st

9) VCR (Mathew Dear Remix) – The XX
The XX’s debut album was one of the most popular albums of 2009 and this fairly recent remix of one of the tracks that is has notions of James Murphy style remixing is just brilliant.
The XX play Studio 24, Edinburgh on March 9th


Hello folks

Seeing as this is my first entry I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Ali Quaile I am 20 years old and studying Philosophy and Theology at the University of Edinburgh. I thought I would use this blog to help promote my radio show: ‘Ali’s Eclectic Afternoon’ on Fresh Air Radio (Edinburgh University’s student radio station) on Wednesday’s from 16:30 – 17: 30 which can be heard by visiting:

My aims for the blog are basically to put down the playlist for my radio show each week as well as reviewing live gigs/club nights that I manage to go to in Edinburgh and Glasgow posting interviews where possible and also reviewing/posting new music that I manage to get my hands on.

I guess that is all for now but I look forward to making my first proper post