Stay Regular, Take Gilles Peterson
With our horrendous track record for regularity, I don’t doubt that many of you readers are like, “How I gonna hear about new music if George and Larissa are so irregular.” My solution, BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson. He’s part DJ, part record collector, part record label owner, and simply the most knowledgeable man I’ve ever heard speak about music. His radio program airs weekly and can be streamed from his site here. It’s nice to be able to tune in and be completely engaged for a full two hours in music that I’ve never heard but thoroughly enjoy afterwards. I’ve discovered a whole ton of new music because of this guy and I’d love to share some of it with you.
Firstly, Little Dragon. Remember that chick that sings in “Empire Ants” from Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach? Yeah neither did I but this is her band and now that I know they’re capable of putting out songs as fresh and groovy as this I’ll be sure to keep them on lock. The track, “Nightlight”, is from their new album coming out in June.
Next is the Stepkids. Their track, “La La”, is the catchiest thing on this side of 60s pop throwback futuremusicIdon’tknowwhereI’mgoingwiththis… Anyway Gilles showed me this one too and I instantly fell in love with the catchy catchy chorus, where Mama and Papa-esque vocals sing the namesake “la la’s.”
The Stepkids ‘La La’ (Stones Throw) by cmjct
So remember kids: Gilles Peterson. He’s as solid as a high fiber diet and sure to keep you, or your listening habits, regular.
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