About the show
Playing tracks by
Galaxy 2 galaxy, Nosaj Thing, Caribou, Rocketnumbernine, Floating Points and more.
November’s mix starts slow and somber but dig in after a few songs and I promise you the beat picks up.
It’s bookended with tunes by the supremely talented Brit, James Blake. He’s put out several singles in 2010 that might be thought of as “post-dubstep” in sonic orientation. Take “Limit To Your Love,” the first released track from his upcoming debut LP. It’s a haunting vocal/piano-led tune, but lo!, there’s some wompwompwobble inside. This is a candidate for my favorite song of the year, no question. Lone’s “Once In A While” smells like classic Detroit-techno in the vein of some of the Underground Resistance catalog, so it’s only right to blend it right into a UR classic, “Timeline” by Galaxy 2 Galaxy.
Another star track of '10: Rocketnumbernine’s “Matthew & Toby.” Opening for Four Tet on tour, Kieren Hebden was so impressed with this track that he had to book some time for the group to record and produce “Matthew & Toby.” The result is epic, balanced, and full of adrenaline.