Post punk at its core, but mixing in new wave/no wave/cold wave/waving not drowning/alternative/indie (thinking)/industrial/post industrial (ignore that last one)/eclectic/electro/electronic/dubstep/grime (who makes this stuff up?)/soul/northern soul/mod/modern soul/neo soul/soul jazz/jazz funk (errr… maybe)/funk/psych/popcorn (blame the Belgians)/pop (remember that?)/(roots) reggae/dancehall/breakbeat/broken beat/beats wot broke/folk/folk talking/folktronica/’D-I-S-C-O’/world (where does that start and end?)/local/lo-fi/garage/r&amp;b/d&amp;b (both sorts of each of those last three ‘sorts’)/house (the years that mattered)/techno/chill out/am…bi…ent…/downtempo/trip hop/hip hop (‘don’t stop!’)/oddities/rarities/the bleedin’ obvious (if you know me)/unreleased/never to be released/lost gems/lost causes/lost and found/’found sounds’ (ahem)/mash-ups/unofficial re-edits*… and that one your mum actually liked. A banjo might occasionally crop up, but I’ll warn you, it’s only fair. Moodswings eternal but if something’s missing from the above, there could well be a good reason.
Episode 99 – 2.1.22
PLAYLIST 99 uploaded Jan 2, 2022 and it’s 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. As of 2018 or so Audio Consulting’s R-evolution Meteor-Stealth turntable was arguably the third most expensive turntable on the market. At $176,000 there sure as hell needs to be some back story – so, this is it and being a Switzerland-based company it […]
Episode 98 – 5.12.21
PLAYLIST 98 uploaded Dec 5, 2021 and it’s 93% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. I can’t remember if a means to play vinyl upright came before or after some of the gadgets that cleaned vinyl went with the same idea (in the seventies?) but this Gramovox is a cheap and cheerful modern day version of the […]
Episode 97 – 7.11.21
PLAYLIST 97 uploads Nov 7, 2021 and it’s 74% vinyl friendly. Not bad. The Jive Turntable. Roughly £140 for this bright and breezy set up, so don’t expect wonders. ‘Entry level’, I think they call it… and that set of button controls reminds me of some remote/zapper used for the TV… or something else I […]
Episode 96 – 3.10.21
PLAYLIST 96 uploads Oct 3, 2021 and it’s 96% vinyl friendly Near perfect. We’d have had a ‘full house’ if it hadn’t been for me including a demo from one of the bands I was involved with. The Saint Laurent Rive Droite x Pierre Riffaud viny table. I don’t know how much of a clamour […]
Episode 95 – 5.9.21
PLAYLIST 95 uploaded Sept 5, 2021 and it’s 77% vinyl friendly Not bad. The Third Man Records Spinnerette Turntable. Priced at $160 this isn’t for your high end hi-fi buff but with tech improvements through the years I’m sure Jack White and his team have incorporated a quality level here that’s well above what was […]
Episode 94 – 1.8.21
PLAYLIST 94 uploaded Aug 1, 2021 and it’s 84% vinyl friendly! Impressive. Just a few of the over one hundred vintage (60’s, 70’s and 80’s) portable record turntables, exhibited in 2016 at Tokyo’s Lifestyle Design Center by record store owner, Fumihito Taguchi. In between my family’s Dansette (early 60’s) and the National Panasonic SG-1070L music centre […]
Some great tunes on here well mixed
So many great tunes - some v familiar, others new to my ears, never heard Pylon before and glad to be reminded of a favourite from years ago now - Red Snapper. Keep up the good work Dec.
Some great finds
There are some great finds in this podcast. Thanks for creating it Dec!