Ola’s Kool Kitchen 334

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Ola’s Kool Kitchen 334

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Show 334
1. Tennis-Modern Woman-Yours Conditionally-Mutually Detrimental
2. Beachwood Sparks-Forget The Song-Tarnished Gold-Sub Pop
3. Toy Savoy-Clean Floors-single-Record Union
4. Weird Dreams- Binary-single-Tough Love
5. Bloodhounds On MY Trail-Sink-Haunted Isles-Moon Sounds Records
6. Bomb Party-Sugar Sugar-single-Normal
7. Cat Heads-Need To Know-Hubba-Enigma
8. LadyHD- B-side Love-single-self release
9. Soccer Mommy-Last Girl-Single-Glad Fact
10. Ros Sereysothea – I’m So Shy-Cambodian Rocks Volume 1-Khmer Rocks
11. The Deejays-Striped Dreams, Checked Fear-Haze-Hep House
12. Irma Thomas-Time Is On My Side-Time Is On My Side-Kent Records
13. Novo Amor – Colourway-Bathing Beach-Believe Recordings
14. ONCE A POET – THUNDER AND RAIN-single self release

@LopsidedWorld Of L -SUNDAY JUNE 25, 8pm

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@LopsidedWorld Of L -SUNDAY JUNE 25, 8pm

On this week’s #343 Berlin era after a month it was a good idea to never forget what happened in a city where I know many people to give homage and a tribute to ‘never forget’. The first 20-minutes is a not to be missed opening set featuring in its entirety the riveting speech Mancurian poet and writer Tony Walsh gave live. Whether you saw it live on the news or not, it is a poem for all time. Also plenty of new music to wrap your ears around from around the globe in various sounds. 


Wire “In Manchester”
Voice of Kid Leah
Tony Walsh (Poet) “This Is The Place”
The Stone Roses “Made Of Stone”
Voice of Mark Starr
Elbow “Real Life (Angel)
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*Nad Sylvan “The Quartermaster” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Wendy Bevan “Love From The Moon” (London, England)
*Ali Ingle “Saintly” (London/Liverpool)
*Longfingah “Infinity” (Berlin, Germany)
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*Richard Sjöblom’s Gungfly “Over My Eyes” (Malmö, Sweden)
*Tamo f/Lyane Leigh “Another Night” (Japan/Köln, Germany)
*Hightown Pirates “Throwing Stones” (London, England)
*Will de Durca “Madrid” (Dublin, Ireland)
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*Harem Scarem “Gravity” (Toronto, Canada)
*Seraya Young “Peace Love And…” (S.Africa/Brisbane, AU)
THE CULT SONG OF WEEK: “Holy Mountain”
*Golden Curtain “Amen” (New Zealand)
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*Nate Wants To Battle “Stop Rewind” (Richmond, VA)
*Double Crush Syndrome “Can’t…” (Saarbruchen, Germany)
*Ryga “Say You Love Me Now” (Riga, Latvia)
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*The Tangents “Tonight” (Nottingham, England)
*The Indigo Project “Taste It” (Leeds, England)
*The Kickback “Hotel Chorine” (Chicago)
*Iguana Lovers f/Loz Colbert “Cerca de Vos” (Argentina)
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*Screen 4 Eyes “Secret Life” (Tel Aviv, Israel)
*Go Satta “Patination” (Plymouth, England)
*Luper Dupree “Ice Chip Candy” (Los Angeles)
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*Peter Murphy “Bauhaus Medley” (Northampton)

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Marvin Hamster Music Emporium – MH170

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Marvin Hamster Music Emporium – MH170

The Marvin Hamster Music Emporium is two hours of alternate music from the 80s and 90s brought to you by your Rodent of Retro. The show is usually six sets of about 20 minutes. Each set has a theme, or combination of songs that fit together somehow. This week we are dropping back to 19-AUG-2015 (yes, a retro, retro show).

Eighties Party Set
Party Out Of Bounds – The B-52s
Never Say Never (edit) – Romeo Void
Eighties – Killing Joke
Homicide – 999

Calling You Back Set
Someone Is Calling – Modern English
With You – O Positive
Love Is The Law – Suburbs
I Will Dare – The Replacements
I Want You Back – Hoodoo Gurus

Kiss And Leave Set
Kiss Them for Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Images Of Heaven – Peter Godwin
New Gold Dream – Simple Minds

King Of The World Set
King for a Day – XTC
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
It’s My Life – Talk Talk
When The Lights Go Out – Naked Eyes
Time Flys – Eye To Eye

TV Addiction Set
Television, the Drug of the Nation – Disposable Heroes of Hipopcrasy
Mixed Bizness – Beck
Addiction – Lecture On Nothing
Dancing Barefoot – MC 900 Ft Jesus

Yes, Paisley, Set
Strung Out – Wendy & Lisa
Little Mama – Ingrid Chavez
A Love Bizarre – Sheila E
Yes – Family

You can see the set list at the Marvin Hamster website.

Brainwaves – June 20, 2017 – Favorites only!

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Brainwaves – June 20, 2017 – Favorites only!

This week, a favorite episode with only my favorite songs that have been played on Brainwaves before. Bands like Blackfield, Death Cab for Cutie, the Lemonheads, Nada Surf, Pete Yorn, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Jason Falkner, Rilo Kiley and Deaf School.

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Band Song
Blackfield Miss U
The Lemonheads If I Could Talk I’d Tell You
Death Cab for Cutie Doors Unlocked and Open
Genesis The Carpet Crawlers 1999
Spock’s Beard June
Regina Spektor All the Rowboats
Juliana Hatfield I Don’t Know What to Do with My Hands
I Hate Kate Major Tom
Bloc Party Tulips
Nada Surf See These Bones
The Shakes Goodbye New York
Translator You’re Everywhere That I’m Not
The Cure In-Between Days
Chicago Question 67 and 68
Pure Prairie League Amie
Pete Yorn For Nancy
Snow Patrol Spitting Games
The New Pornographers My Rights vs. Yours
Talking Heads Artists Only
Josh Pyke Middle of the Hill
Monika Sex Grey Blow
Niv Kaikov A New Way
Arcade Fire Deep Blue
Spoon You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Jason Falkner This Time
Tori Amos A Sorta Fairy Tale
Lily Allen Somewhere Only We Know (cover: Keane)
Rilo Kiley With Arms Outstretched
Teenage Fanclub Dark Clouds
Deaf School What a Way to End it All

Milkywhale’s tunes will never go stale

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Milkywhale’s tunes will never go stale

Milkywhale – Eclipse

This is the closing track of Iceland’s Milkywhale’s self-titled album called Eclipse. It’s excellent. It’s still 20 odd degrees here and it’s 11 pm. Waaaahooooo

Spotify 2017 Playlist

Super World Interview Time: Dani Fazekas aka Szarkulabícc (Sakurabeats)

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Super World Interview Time: Dani Fazekas aka Szarkulabícc (Sakurabeats)

We’re really enjoying listening to Flowers N Birds by Hungarian lo-fi hip-hop artist Dani Fazekas aka Szarkulabícc so we were delighted when Dani agreed to answer some questions for us here in the big yellow balloon 🙂

Why did you decide to be a Musician?

I started doing graffiti and everything else that falls under the hip-hop culture (including dancing, rapping, skateboarding etc.). This was when my interest in this particular form of art began.

What was the first piece of music you loved, and why?

My interest in music started when i was sixteen years old, at the end of high school when i was touched by beat maker, Mujo. It was a truly unforgettable experience. It was the first time I encountered lo-fi hip hop. I also loved Gramatik, Al’tarba and DJ. Krush. When I started making music, these songs really influenced me, because i wanted to make hip-hop music without any lyrics (a capella). Music which is simply good to listen to. Making music became my form of relaxation.

What is your favourite song that you’ve written and why?

My favourite song that I’ve written is Odd Deal from my Flame Flyes EP. I think it’s the most powerful song of mine and I find it funny that I finished the final steps in a WWII (World War Two) cellar that my friend lived in at the time.

What’s the music scene like in Hungary?

Hungary is a small country and also a small nation and because of this underground culture is making slow, small steps. However, there is a new growing generation and more and more people are joining this wave. Small, but open-minded groups are making things happen. Since Budapest is the capital, the progressive movements are mainly taking place here, but there are also many talented producers and rappers in smaller towns.

How do you know when a song you’re working on is finished?

I know a song is finished when I feel its vibe and start rapping to it. I can get a better feel of the rhythm by doing so.

What song by another artist do you wish you had written and why?

I really like British hip hop especially Dirty Dike from High Focus Records, because in my opinion he is the best British rapper and also a great producer. I also enjoy Das Efx a 90’s US band. My favourite song from Dirty Dike has to be Isleham Swamp produced by Joe Corfield. It is undeniable that the music, the video and the acapella are in perfect harmony. The whole thing is really well put together.

What artist(s) has been your biggest influence and in what way?

The artist who has had the biggest influence on me is Dirty Dike because of his powerful rapping and beat making as well as Lee Scott from Blah Records UK because of his cool style.

Name a song that makes you happy and why does it have that effect?

I really enjoy Return of the Twat from Dirty Dike because of its humour.

What is the best new band/artist that you’ve heard recently?

Yung Internet from the Netherlands is the newest band that I like because of their new music style. They make alternative club music mixed with smooth lyrics, hip-hop elements and electronic vibes.

What’s your idea of success?

My goal is to make something long lasting and make as many people like my music as possible.

Dani studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and sent one of his paintings for inclusion in the gallery. Great, innit?!?!?

The Friday Fangasm: Beaucoup Fish by Underworld

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The Friday Fangasm: Beaucoup Fish by Underworld


It’s about 9.30pm, and it’s a humid, picturesque evening as I’m blasting the car out of central London on a four-hour straight run back up north. Underworld’s Beaucoup Fish comes on, and it fits perfectly – the skyline racing ahead perfectly in time with the languid 4/4 kick of ‘Cups’, the synths gliding over the bouncy bassline. I never thought of the album as much of a driving album, but now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense – it’s like an updated Autobahn by an updated Kraftwerk – a reflection of the banality and beauty of modern life, synthesised into a techno album.

I was 16 in 1999, and thanks to Britpop, I hate to say I was one of those insufferable berks who bang on about ‘real music with guitars’ all the time. I’d put adverts for the Noel Gallagher union jack Epiphone cut out from Guitarist magazine on my wall, next to posters of anything else that was in Melody Maker that week. All my Shine CDs perfectly placed in the rack above my stereo.

My brother Ewan was a part time house and techno DJ at the time, and in the house I grew up in, he would cane dance music loud enough to shake the shared wall between our two bedrooms. As you can probably imagine, I didn’t take too kindly too it at first, and two hormonal teenagers with vastly different tastes in music doesn’t exactly make for an easy going time. Looking back, my mum must’ve summoned some superhuman strength to put up with it all.

Anyway, as I got a bit older, my interest in purely guitar based stuff was on the wane, partly due to bands like Radiohead experimenting with new sounds, and partly because I was just a bit fucking bored of it all. I started to branch out into brave new world of electronic music, which allowed even me and Ewan to find common ground on a few albums – Hybrid’s Wide Angle being one, and Underworld’s live record Everything Everything being another. Both of these albums really opened my eyes to a world outside just the guitar, but it was Beaucoup Fish that really made me realise that yes, dance music can be fun, it can be disposable, but it can also be weird, it can be deep, beautiful, and insane. It made me look at music in a totally different way, and for that, they’ll always be a very important band for me.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Underworld. For many like me, they were just indie enough to appeal to hardcore guitar freaks, and obviously dancefloor orientated to please the clubbers. Not a lot of bands do that, and none with the uniqueness of Underworld. Karl Hyde is still one of the greatest frontmen this country has produced (don’t @ me), and his unhinged rants set Underworld apart from their peers – a relentless stream of consciousness half talked/ half sung vocals glide over their most memorable moments – everyone knows the “lager lager lager” stuff, but it’s on Beaucoup Fish that he’s at full force, from whispered hushes on ‘Skym’ to full on screaming on ‘Moaner’.

By 1999, they were in a strange, open place: they’d almost become household names, thanks to ‘Born Slippy’, which emerged from the soundtrack to Trainspotting a few years previously. But by the turn of the decade, and millennium, they would release what would become Darren Emerson’s last record with the band, and their career pinnacle: the 74 minute, sprawling monster that is Beaucoup Fish.

Recorded over a year at their own Lemonworld Studios, the album is very much about push-and-pull: it knows when to slow things down, and it knows when to speed up. It’s almost split into three sections (techno, ambient, anything goes), and kinda feels like a prog-rock concept album: its start is all techno, ranging from the beatific pulse of ‘Cups’, and the equally dreamy stomp of ‘Jumbo’, to the relentless ‘Push Upstairs’ and the giddy arpeggi-fest of ’King Of Snake’. They then slow things down, with the trippy, docile ‘Winjer’, the aching melancholy of ‘Skym’, before ramping it up slightly with the oddball ‘Bruce Lee’, and the massive ‘Kittens’, before bringing you down again with ‘Push Downstairs’, slightly topping you back up with the skittish ‘Something Like A Mama’, before basically punching you in the face with the 1,000bpm party smasher that is ‘Moaner’.

In short, it’s an odd album, and not a lot of people, in dance music especially, make odd albums that are as commercially and critically popular as Beaucoup Fish. It’s heartening to know that an album as weird and as all over the place as this was on a major label – even more heartening to know that this is the one, the absolute pinnacle of Underworld records. They’d never really top it, but with the benchmark set so high, it’s pretty impossible to do that.

I’m happy to say me and Ewan agree on a lot more musically these days, and now he’s hung up the decks (for now at least), it’ll be exciting to see his kids pick up that copy of Beaucoup Fish in another 10 years or so and get the same thrill that we both did.


Ola’s Kool Kitchen 333

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Ola’s Kool Kitchen 333

Ola’s Kool Kitchen on NOW on andHow.FM! I’m a space girl with a rocket ship of sounds.

1. Even As We Speak-Falling Down The Stairs-Feral Pop Frenzy-Sarah
2. Ladybug Transistor-Nico Norte-Argle Heir-Pointy
3. The Thin Cherries-Dorian Gray-single-self release
4. Buddha Trixie – Tide-Stop The Space Age-self release
5. Beautify Junkyards – Drop City-The Beast Shouted Love-Mega Dodo
6. Gymslips-Renees Reprise-Rockin’ With The Renees-Abstract
7. King Of Luxembourg-Valleri-single-El
8. Blondebears – Dissolve-single-self release
9. 2 by Bukowski feat Kid Moxie- Hot Summer-single-Inner Ear Records
10. Roberto Carlos-E Proibido Fumar- E Proibido Fumar-Columbia
11. Steve and The Holidays-German Measles-single-Dandy
12. Beach Nuts-Out In The Sun (Hey Oh)-single-Bang
13. Timber Timbre – Sewer Blues-Sincerely, Future Pollution-City Slang
14. Basement Surfers – Fine Art to be Appreciated From a Toadstool-Human Music-Halfshell Records
15. 1960’s Batman Theme Tune

@LopsidedWorld Of L- SUNDAY JUNE 18, 8pm

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@LopsidedWorld Of L- SUNDAY JUNE 18, 8pm

This week Berlin era #342 no need to expand on the the voice of Bauhaus. Peter Murphy is one of most popular musicians for decades. Last year he recorded a live album which was recently released. Worth your time. Sydney’s Linki is back after a year with a new tune, among the many new artists to explore; Scotland’s Single By Sunday, London’s .Imp, Canberra’s The Doctrinaires. Plus the return of Germany’s Wizard and Dj Territo.

* denotes first time song airs on show + is replay

*Doll Skin “Shut Up (You Miss Me) (Phoenix, AZ)
*.Imp “Sex And Power” (London, England)
*Linki “Circadian Adieu” (Sydney, Australia)
*Velvet Acid Christ “Wrack” (Westminster, Colorado)
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*The Doctrinaires “Wedding Bells” (Canberra, AU)
*Dj Territo “My Love” (RambaZmix) (Hannover, Germany)
*Double Crush Syndrome “On Top..” (Saarbruchen, Germany)
*Will de Burca “Arturo Thunder Gatti” (Dublin, Ireland)
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*Yorkshire Rats “Alone Together” (Yorkshire, England)
*Cantalk “Now You Got Me Thinking” (Central Coast, AU)
*Hightown Pirates “Chasing Rainbows” (London, England)
*Single By Sunday “I Can’t Go On Like This” (Scotland)
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*Siamese “One Night Thing” (Denmark)
*Wizard “We Are The Masses” (Bocholt, Germany)
*Kids On Bridges “Just Because You Can” (Liverpool)
*Joint Pop “Together (Suzuki)” (Trinidad/Tobago)
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*Peter Murphy “Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite…” (Northampton)
*The Quicksilver Kings “I Want To Be Human” (Hull, UK)
*Inglorious “High Class Woman” (Somerset, England)
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*Blondie “Already Naked” (New York City)
*Martin Nocun “Booty Twerk (80s Kids Pt. 2)” (Poland)
*The Future Babes “Dazed” (Atlanta, Georgia)
*Patrons “Listen” (Plymouth, England)
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*Oranj Son “Still” (Cheshire, England)
*TenFiveSixty “You Say” (London, England)
*The Kickback “Rube” (Chicago, Illinois)
*Maker “Run And Hide” (Kent, England)
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*LCD Soundsystem “Call The Police” (FullV) (Brooklyn)

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Brainwaves – June 13, 2017 – New wave compare and contrast

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Brainwaves – June 13, 2017 – New wave compare and contrast

Brainwaves iconBrainwaves compares and contrasts two new wave bands from the 80s with their lead singers’ solo careers: Pete Shelley and the Buzzcocks, and Billy Idol and Generation X. Plus some more modern music from Modest Mouse, Mumford and Sons, Juliana Hatfield and Vampire Weekend.

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Band Song
Mumford and Sons The Cave
Nick Cave Let it Be (cover: the Beatles)
Actual Wolf Your Mother Should Know (cover: the Beatles)
Sean Lennon Spectacle
David Broza and Wyclef Jean East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem
Simple Minds I Travel
A Flock of Seagulls Telecommunication
Bill Nelson Hank Marvin Goes to Mars
Split Enz My Mistake
Smashing Pumpkins My Mistake
Aviv Geffen and the Mistakes Billion Mistakes
Pink Floyd Mudmen
Magnetic Fields Papa Was a Rodeo
Red House Painters All Mixed Up
Nash the Slash Wolf
Maia Hirasawa Crackers
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
The Hold Steady The Weekenders
Cosigner Lift Me (or I’ll Surely Run)
Juliana Hatfield Parking Lots
Vampire Weekend Ottoman
Modest Mouse Coyotes
Goo Goo Dolls Broadway
Generation X Ready Steady Go
Billy Idol Dancing with Myself
The Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldn’t ‘Ave)
Pete Shelley Guess I Must Have Been in Love with Myself
Assaf Avidan Gold Shadow
Daniel Zott Living a Lie!
Elton John Theme from a Non-Existent TV Series
Deaf School What a Way to End it All