Wednesday Drive (… on a Monday)

MZA and I have swapped Drive shows for this week – you can catch her throwing it down on Wednesday, 4-7pm. Here’s what I played today…

Miniature Tigers – Cannibal Queen

Tiny Masters of Today – Pop Chart

Ruby Suns – Kenya Dig It?

The Roots & Erykah Badu – I Wanna Be Where You Are (MJ cover)

Grizzly Bear – Ready Able (live at Brooklyn Academy Of Music)

Hawaii Five-O – The Speed of Weed

Tommy Ill – Matchsticks

The Rapture – House of Jealous House

Here We Go Magic – Fangela

Belle & Sebastian – Dirty Dream Number Two

Los Campesinos! – We Are All Accelerated Readers


Wednesday Drive – June 24

Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For the Others

Enright House – Remember the Stillness

Animal Collective – In the Flowers

Street Beat – One By One (keeponwalkin)

-Gig Guide-

Snowfield – The Shape of a Wolf

Grayson Gilmour – Blood on the Keys

Seth Frightening – The Prince and His Voice Recorder

Basketball Nightmare – Hug your Spirit

Collapsing Cities – …Or So I Said Last Weekend

Bowerbirds – In Our Talons

Bad Sav – Ruiners

Je Suis Animal – Secret Place

Of Montreal – Jimmy (M.I.A cover)

Special ‘Ghost’ podcast for free download!!

Here is the tracklisting…
Ghost – The Road to Somewhere
Ghost – Way U Feel
Ghost – Frozen in Time feat Verb T
Ghost – Alive
Ghost – Daze
Ghost – Sall Good feat Finale
Ghost – Remember
Ghost – Elevate remix (DJ IQ feat Jehst)
Ghost – Basic Instinct feat Abstract Rude
Ghost – Exactly remix feat Verb T and Asaviour
Ghost – Its All Love
Invisible Inc – The Keys of Life
Ghost new shit for 2010

Don’t forget his 2nd album ‘Freedom of Thought’ is available from all good music stores now!
:: Dr H

Fat Freddys Drop – Dr. Boondigga & The Big B.W. – Reviewed By Joe Dodgshun

Just as Fat Freddys’ hit debut Based On a True Story was an album drenched with lazy summertime dub inspiring both countless BBQ evenings in the back yard and the pure disdain of one Simon Sweetman, Dr. Boondigga And The Big B.W. is the ‘Drop in winter lockdown mode, proofing against the cold with a maturation period of four years yielding a mix of predominantly soul heavy tracks peppered with embers of jazz, reggae and dub.

DJ Mu has more of a hand in the second outing as witnessed by the increase in synth handiwork alongside retro keyboards in tracks such as Big BW with the reverb laden line dropped amongst supremely slow burning grooves before propping up the madness of Frankenstein-like Shiverman, which at 10 minutes 36 s is prevented from reaching overwrought jam status by possession of a pounding beat, mutating rhythms and a horn- drop to die for.

Boondigga is as smooth as smooth can be, sadly The Raft, is a semi-standard Freddys’ of yore reggae piece that  doesn’t quite stand up to the standard of originality posed by the majority of the tracks. Much more satisfaction is derived from the radio-friendly dub of Pull The Catch and the laid back bluesy riffs of FFD guitarist Jetlag Johnson and sultry tones of Alice Russell meld with those of Joe Dukie to perfection to pull out the sun on The Camel.

The Nod is a fiery track to burn away even the dreary aches and chilblains of  the frigid south, making up for the downright inane vocals much of which involve cooking in the kitchen (perhaps prepping for a FFD/Food In A Minute crossover?) with a tasty concoction of funky jazz and  kooky brass blowouts.

Wild Wind comes across as somewhat of a wasted opportunity, and thankfully Dr. Boondigga clocks out on a high note with Breakthrough beginning with several minutes of ambient noodling before breaking into a euphoria laden FFD classic leaving this reviewer longing for summer to roll around once again..

Approximately 4.4725/5 Stars

Wednesday Drive – Exam time moosh

I was a bit late for the show, had an exam to do, eek! A big special thanks to Netta for ably taking the reigns.

Grizzly Bear – Foreground (live)

Here We Go Magic – I Just Wanna See You Underwater (for Beth)

Bachelorette – Mind Warp

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – This Love is Fucking Right

-Gig Guide-

DiscoPrince – We Love Katamari Soundtrack

Lullatone  – Hello Kitty Makes A Band (wow! Check this out!)

Deerhoof  – The Perfect Me

Pop Levi – Dita Dimone

The Mae Shi – Run To Your Grave

Chris Knox & The Nothing – Queer

Favours For Sailors – I Dreamt That I Dreamt That You Loved Me

Beirut – Elephant Gun

Au Revoir RDU – Annie’s Indulgent Songs For Me Theme!

This is my last ever show at RDU!! Gosh this makes me sad! I have been on air here since 2005 & have loved every minute of it.

I thought I would play an indulgent hour of songs which define me & my time here at RDU.

Thanks so much for listening, I hope you’ve enjoyed listening as much as I’ve enjoyed giving.

Love always,



The Roots – The Seed

Lykke Li – I’m Good I’m Gone

Feist – Mushaboom

The Brunettes – Loopy Loopy Love

Interpol – Obstacle 1

The Cinematic Orchestra – Kirwani

The Shins  – New Slang

The Pixies – Debaser

St. Vincent – The Strangers

Ziko – Needle in a Haystack

Kings of Leon – Milk

Feist (Van She remix) – 1234

Wed Drive – Study Special

Hello! Exams are scratching at the door, so I played some study-ish music on the show. I also spoke with Nick and Sarah, from Einstein Music Journal, about what kind of music they’re diggin’ at the mo. We played some Mika Miko, and we’ll be chatting on the second Wednesday of each month.

Explosions in the Sky – Your Hand in Mine

Sigur Rós – Sé lest

Godspeed You Black Emperor – The Dead Flag Blues

Battles – Tonto

The Enright House – Scattering the Sun Like Gunshot

Dukes of Leisure – Time Must Have A Stop

The Dodos – Ashley

Don’t forget to tune in to Annie’s last Drive show next Monday! I’ll missssss you Annie!

-David xx