The Sounds of South Africa on 6

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be approached by one of my favourite radio stations to make a series of programmes. 

On Sunday 28th July between 4pm and 6pm I'll be presenting the Sounds of South Africa on BBC 6 Music. It's a programme all about South African music with a bit of politics thrown in. 

As Global Ambassador of the Children's Radio Foundation I've recently travelled round South Africa a bit and I've heard a load of fantastic music. I'll be playing some of my favourites in between some clips as produced by the Children's Radio Foundation. 

There's also an interview with Jeremy Vine about his time in South Africa as the BBC correspondent. It was fun to be on the other side of the microphone, asking the questions for a change.  

Have a look at if you haven't already.

24 July 2013

office chart , if theres a heaven then..

Here we are folks whilst packing some snacks and bowler hat..

West of Western _Serengeti Kenny Dennis LP

Jonny Ra Ha  _Owiny Sigoma Band

Renata (Daphni Remix) _Holden

Oryx _The Knife 

Bass Bully  _Elmore Judd

Too Doggone  Funky _Fracture & Neptune      

Uritual _Boards of Canada

Inter-City 125 _HoldenThe Inheritors

Never  _Koreless

Dazeitlak Dezzelli (I Signal, You Deny) _Omar Souleyman

peace, love and no more Tory crap

27 June 2013

Sunday Drift Office Chart

greetings fellow smurfs.. 

MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)   Casio Dub

Mark Ernestus    Mark Ernestus Meets BBC

The Knife               A Tooth For An Eye

Omar Souleyman             Kaset Hanzal (Drinking From The Glass Of Bitterness)

Fracture & Neptune         Clissold (Machinedrum VIP rmx)

MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)  Que Barbaro

Ahmad Al Kosem   Love Is Not A Joke 

26 May 2013

Stanley Donwood draws trees.

I've drawn some trees in a book.It's here!

15 May 2013

Some good sounds on old technology

Shostakovitch - piano Trio no. 2 - Largo
Schumann  - Liederkreis Op. 39: Zwielicht (Twighlight)
Pousseur - Danseurs Gnidiens cherchant la Perle clémentine for chamber orchestra
Steve Reich - tehellim
Thomas Ades - catch
Crumb - four nocturnes
Bach - goldberg variations arranged for string trio - Aria Da Capo and nos.21, 25, and 30. 

But especially the shostakovitch and the ades......

12 May 2013

Office Chart sssstrange winds, sharp ends

1. James Holden   Gone Feral

2. King Midas Sound   Aroo

3. Knallkids Marky  Bronco

4. Tapes  Persian Pulse Width

5. Lapalux  Straight over my head

6. James Blake  Every day i ran (bonus track)

7. Karen (Blawan & Pariah)   Studio 3

8. Dark Sky  Double U

9. Aardvark  Nosestep

10. Juju & Jordash  Powwow

11. SS/s  Sicario de Dios: Siglo 2

12. Max Richter  written on the sky

4 May 2013