SOULWAX - WITH LAUREN LAVERNE 14.05.18 (320kbs-m4a/116mb/50mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th May 2018
Lauren is joined by Soulwax, AKA David and Stephen Dewaele, who are bringing the chat and the tunes for the final hour.
Since the creation of Soulwax in 1995, the Dewaele brothers have consistently pushed the boundaries into new and innovative territory. In addition to Soulwax, the brothers continue to tour the globe as 2manydjs, have their own DEEWEE record label and studio, plus Radio Soulwax - a visual radio station and app, and the Despacio project with James Murphy.
Ever prolific, their 2017 album, FROM DEEWEE, was recorded with their band in one take. But they're already back with another album of original material in June. And it resulted from an invitation to do Radio 1's Essential Mix last May.
They explain: "We chose to do what every sane human being would do, we decided to lock ourselves into our studio for two weeks and make an hour of new music based around the word 'Essential', instead of preparing a mix of already existing music. The product of this otherwise unwise decision is something we ended up being very proud of and is now being released on the piece of plastic you're are currently holding in your hands."
Soulwax are the first artists to ever submit an entire hour's worth of original material for a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. "It felt like a challenge," the band explain, "and something no-one had done. We loved the challenge of releasing a full record live on a radio show without people having any advance notice.".
Sworn Virgins - FIfty Dollar Bills [Deewee]
10cc - The Worst Band In The World
Charlotte Adigéry - 1,618 [Deewee]
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great [DFA]
Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club - Burning Down The House (Despacio Edit)
Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol [Clan Celentano]
Stereolab - Percolator [Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks Ltd]