Big Blue Playlist 14/7/07

The Upstarts

You know, every once in a while a hip hop album comes along that makes me happy. I mean really happy. Tonight’s best new track is off such an album: ‘The Know How’ by The Upstarts. ‘Got What It Takes’ melds a deliciously liquid jazz guitar riff over a kickass beat and then… well, the rapping matches up to the excellent music. If this group aren’t topping the charts in a couple of years, I’d be very surprised.

The Slits

Like Devo’s version of ‘Satisfaction,’ The Slits‘ version of ‘Grapevine’ is a thing of pure joy. The thrumming, rubbery bassline, the marvellously free singing, the energy! It’s got to be one of my fave cover versions ever by one of the most original, challenging and genuinely alternative bands ever. If you don’t have any Slits in your collection, get some now!

Tonight, you heard:

The Marzipan Man – Take This Wind As An Advice
The Satellites – Torna
Esbjörn Svensson Trio – Tide Of Trepidation
Lusine – Still Frame (Lusine Remix)
The Site Of Future Rome – Dolphin Song
Antipop Consortium – Ping Pong
Jens Lekman – I Saw Her In The Anti War Demonstration
I Am The Ocean – Bet’cha Your Job
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Cepia – Opening Parade
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – The Ghost
John Barry – Capsule In Space
Spoon – Finer Feelings
Milanese – So Malleable (Cold Mix)
Jonathan Richman – That Summer Feeling
Golden – It Ain’t Me
Sea Wolf – You’re A Wolf
Freygolo – Bored To Hate
Kollegah – Hater
Mr. 76ix – Traits
Holy Roman Empire – Action Figures
Syd Barrett – Octopus
The Upstarts – Got What It Takes
The Fall of Troy – Problem!?
Digitalism – Idealistic
Far – Bury White
Copperpot – Modern Vampires (Feat Rodney P)
Barry Gray and Vic Elmes – UFO
The Narrator – Surfjew
Modest Mouse – Paper Thin Walls
Hieroglyphics – Phoney Phranchise (Domino Remix)
The Red Chord – Black Santa
Kimya Dawson – Jest’s Birthday
Beat Happening – Hot Chocolate Boy
Double E – 48 Bars
Matthew Rozeik – Five Easy Steps
Ghost Stories – Isn’t It Appropriate That Way
Laura Veirs – Icebound Stream
Psapp – Hi
The Auteurs– Lenny Valentino
Bad Religion– Germs Of Perfection
Aeroc – You Say That You Love Me
Pop Will Eat Itself – Def.Con.One
Guru – Cuz I’m Jazzy (Feat. Slum Village) (Main)
The Cues – Why?
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Goto80 – Spill
Agent Simple – Make A Right At Jordsfallmotet
Access Immortal – Acc The Villain
Herman Düne – Not On Top
OVe-NaXx – Wabisabi Violence
Little Ones – Let Them Ring The Bells
Complex – Back To The Essence (Dirty)
Biffy Clyro – Saturday Superhouse
Tommy Guerrero – Badder Than Bullets
Sibiria – Det Har Varit Svârare
The Guild League – Jet Set … Go!
Parts & Labor – New Crimes
Snype – Its My Life
Motocade – State And Maine
Dyme Def – Getdown
of Montreal – Gronlandic Edit
The Dresden Dolls – My Alcoholic Friends
Converge – Death King
Field Music – If Only The Moon Were Up
Dabrye ft Jay Dee And Phat Kat – Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix)
No Use for a Name – History Defeats
The Brilliant Corners – Brian Rix
Boxcutter – Chiral
Ice Cube – A Bird In The Hand
Straylight Run – The Miracle That Never Came
Pedro the Lion – Foregone Conclusions
Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth
John Carpenter – Halloween Theme