Playing tracks by
Sharon Van Etten, Lana Del Rey, Tycho, Junior Boys, Adani & Wolf and more.
We spend our energy each day measuring the emotional valence of those around us: their capacity to react with or affect us in some special way, by attraction or by the way they make things happen. The same applies to music & our reaction to it since we attach to music largely because of its emotional valence for us.
BeatConscious has always been primarily a downtempo show & people are right to expect a laid back vibe, everything working together to reach that plush point where we trust that we'll be pleased. And yet sometimes I hafta bust a harder move, because something new has caught my ears & it won't let go: maybe it speaks to the rocker I used to be or maybe it's just that the emotional valence is perfect.
The high energy & strong attraction this month come from the two women who kick off the show, hard-edged, righteous & seductive; although the vibe softens a bit after that, you'll find there are some emotional pools along the way whose depth will repay your attention.