Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Listening Club - 2nd August 2015

Hey there!

A real fijn day here in A-dam, sitting in the sun out front of the house watching folks trundle past, whilst sipping an elongated bloody mary and mulling over an intense day of fun yesterday at Pride - still the most insane party day of the year; all the lunacy of King's day, but crammed into a much shorter area and time frame. Truly crackers.

Back on planet #lc we vortexed it up last week with the #lastdancevortex / #lasttunevortex, which despite the different interpretations of the theme, flowed together rather nicely I thought - many thanks to everyone for chipping a tune or two into the pot.

This week we're returning to regularly scheduled programming, which means it's over to frisbee-holder @thejayarr for this week's intro...

"Looking back over my previous picks, it's pretty clear that they all fall into the mold of 'white guys with guitars'. With that in mind, I've tried to go for something different this time. Really different. This is hard, unflinching rap which probably won't be to everybody's tastes, and there's a good chance that the people who'll like it will have already heard it anyway (because it's not exactly obscure), but screw it, it's too good to not pick.

This is a record I only came to earlier this year, after track 3 was featured on the closing credits of a TV show, of all places. It's got one of those intros you can't ignore and when I looked it up, it turned out it was by a group that I'd heard of but had never even been tempted to investigate. It's their second album and, along with their d├ębut, it hasn't left my phone for months now. Hell, I've listened it to at least five times this week and I'm still not tired of it.

Turn up the volume and enjoy. You can always apologise to the neighbours later."

Well, sadly @thejayarr picked an album we've already had, but has quickly supplied a replacement -
Direct download is here, mixcloud stream (if it survives long enough) is here.

Hope to see you at 8pm BST (GMT+1)

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