M.I.A. – Kala

#Flashback The album that vaulted M.I.A. forward on the global music scene; ‘Kala’ celebrates its tenth anniversary this week

The album that vaulted M.I.A. forward on the global music scene; ‘Kala’ celebrates its tenth anniversary this week.

Undoubtably the biggest track to come from the album was the monster single ‘Paper Planes’ with its sample of The Clash song ‘Straight to Hell’.

Radio Days – DV#11

#Radio Time for our first best of edition. DV#11 was a worldwide round up 2005’s finest music

2005 was drawing to a close and we wanted to remember the best music we’d heard that year. So here it is (or was – which is it?).

Playlist

How About A Game of Chess / Dells Bells

UK SECTION
Roots Manuva / Chin High
Kano / No-one Don’t Dance No More (Remix)
Bugz In The Attic / Booty La La
DJ Mentat feat. Skinnyman / When I Give My Heart To You (Joe Buddah Remix)
Alice Russell / All Over Now

US SECTION
Amerie / One Thing
Common / Be
Plantlife / Your Love
Platinum Pied Pipers / Stay With Me
Quasimoto / Greenery
DangerDoom feat. Talib Kweli / Old Skool

DANCE SECTION
Mandy Vs. Booka Shade / Body Language
Switch / A Bit Patchy

NZ SECTION
Recloose feat. Joe Dukie / Dust (Demo Mix)
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Roady
Scribe / Not Many (Remix)

ALTERNATIVE SECTION
Four Tet feat. Percee P / A Joy
LCD Soundsystem / Disco Infiltrator
Tom Vek / Music Television
Little Barrie / Long Hair

FINAL THOUGHTS
Daedulus / Just Briefly

Radio Days – DV#7

#Radio A first outing for Switch ‘A Bit Patchy’ and a D&B mix from Funktion

Number 7, what a belter. By this point we were getting pretty giddy with excitment about Switch’s track ‘A Bit Patchy’ and it got another run out this week. We also had a D&B mix from Funktion. Enjoy.

Playlist

Mos Def, Pharoahe Monche & Nate Dogg / Oh No
MF Doom feat. Mr Fantastik / Rap Snitch Knishes
Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Dres / First…And Then
Roots Manuva / Kicking The Cack
The Gift Of Gab / Way Of The Light
Finley Quaye / Fallin’
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Midnight Marauders

[FUNKTION – RANDOM GUY D&B MIX]*

Mr Scruff / Ug
Ugly Duckling / Abigail Silk
Mark De Clive Lowe feat. Bembe Segue / Heaven
Time Machine / A Million And One Things To Do
Lone Catalysts / Lone Catalysts (Instrumental)
Steve Spacek / Dollar
Build An Ark / The Stars Are Singing Too (Daedulus Remix)
Madlib / Mystic Bounce
Four Tet feat. Percee P / A Joy
Herbert / The Audience
Switch / A Bit Patchy

* Sadly no playlist again for this one. It was slamming though, for sure.

Radio Days – DV#5

Fifth outing for DV on the radio and what a cracker it was. A guest mix from Dan Hamilton (wonder what he’s up to now?) and a US / UK back to back over the same beat courtesy of N.O.R.E. and Mud Family. This show also saw the first spin of an all time DV favourite from Switch ‘A Bit Patchy’.

Playlist

DangerDoom feat. Talib Kweli / Old School
Foreign Exchange / Raw Life
Quannum MCs / Bombonyall
Mr Scruff / Chicken In A Box
Blackalicious / Aural Pleasure
N.O.R.E / Nothing –> Mud Family / Nuff Tings
One Self / Bluebird
Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars / Mi Swing es Tropical

[HAUNTED HALLOWEEN MIX – DAN HAMILTON]*

Switch / A Bit Patchy
Dizzee Rascal / Jus A Rascal
Gorillaz / All Alone
Adam F / Dirty Harry

* We got very slack at getting track listings by the looks of things. Oh well, just imagine it was really spooky, it was Halloween after all.