Friday, 30 July 2021

Frankie Knuckles - Radio 1 Dance Presents... FFRR: Frankie Knuckles Lost Tape


FRANKIE KNUCKLES - RADIO 1 DANCE PRESENTS... FFRR: FRANKIE KNUCKLES LOST TAPE (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 15th May 2021

Exclusive mixes from some of the biggest names in electronic music. For their next episode FFRR bring you something special, a lost tape from the Godfather of House himself, Frankie Knuckles. This mix was recorded 31 years ago on the 20th May 1990 at his home in Chicago and recently uncovered by the FFRR team, it's not been heard or broadcast before now.

In the mix Frankie Knuckles digs into his record collection, some of the tracks being promo's at the time are now classic house records. Expect to hear low-slung grooves, soulful vocals and uplifting melodies from a genre defining DJ in their element.

Andy Daniell / Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie - Intro / Tears
Black Box - Everybody, Everybody (Le Freak Mix)
Unknown - Unknown
2 In A Room - Do What You Want
Mix Masters - In The Mix
Unknown - Unknown
Adventures Of Stevie V - Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Sold Out Mix)
Unknown Artist - Untitled
Carlton - Do You Dream?
M.C.J. & Sima - Be Free (To Yourself)
Satoshi Tomiie (Feat. Arnold Jarvis) - And I Loved You
Tongue N Cheek - Tomorrow (Frankie's Favourite Garage Mix)

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Lens B2B Unglued Ft. Degs - Radio 1 Dance Presents... Hospital Records


LENS B2B UNGLUED FT. DEGS - RADIO 1 DANCE PRESENTS... HOSPITAL RECORDS (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 24th April 2021

Kumarachi - Echoes
Kouslin - Full Circle (Tim Reaper Remix) [Club Yeke]
Zoro - Mashup
Ray Keith - The Chopper (Bou Remix) [Dread Recordings]
Everything Is Recorded (Feat. Infinite Cole) - Caviar (Clipz Remix) [XL Recordings]
Exile & Mark XTC - Obsession [Chronic]
Jappa & Alchemist (Feat. Nia Archives) - Unknown
JAK - Akimbo [Nuusic]
Conrad Subs - Let's Jungle
Charlie B - Rotation [Deep In The Jungle]
Euphonique - Shake It [Informal]
Acuna (Feat. Madrush MC) - City Lockdown
Rebound X - Rhythm n Gash (Samurai Breaks Bootleg)
Manual (Feat. P.A.B) - Raise The Alarm [Helix]
Crom - Bandicoots [Deep In The Jungle]
Doctor Jeep - Unreal (Rohaan Remix) [Unchained]
Bicep - Saku (Changer Bootleg)
S.P.Y (Feat. Total Science & Grimm) - Cold Harsh Air [Hospital]
Break - Bongo Fire (2007) [Symmetry Recordings]
Harka - Rave Talk [Trax Haven]
Drumsound & Simon 'Bassline' Smith - I Can Never Get Enough [Technique Recordings]
Bladerunner - Jungle Strike
The Untouchables - Baiana [Rupture LDN]
Rockwell - Vent [Obsolete Medium]
Jme - Freestyle [Boy Better Know]
Substate - Put It Down [Deep In The Jungle]
Break - Slow Down VIP [Symmetry Recordings]
Selecta J-Man (Feat. Rider Shafique) - Round Here VIP [Born On Road]
Serum & Voltage - 8 Bit (Taxman Remix) [Souped Up]
Unknown - Unknown
Calibre - Another [C.I.A]
Cyantific - Don't Follow [Hospital]
Mist:i:cal - Dub Part [SOUL:R]
Workforce (Feat. Javeon) - Show You Something New [Must Make]
Ulterior Motive & Quadrant & Iris - Intuition [Guidance]
Alix Perez & Zero T - The Ladders [Dispatch]
Skeptical & Mefjus - Runway [Dub]
Workforce - Don't Tell (Part III) [MUSTAMKE]
Trex - Sleep on it [Dub]
GLXY - Method [Shogun]
Benny L & Javeon & Unglued - Crusty Rolls [Hospital]
Sl8r - Other Life [V Recordings]
Undercover Agent - Dubplate Circles [Juice]
Wots My Code - Dubplate (Total Science Remix) [CIA]
GLXY - Stamina Creux [Shogun]
Ivy Lab - When I Go [2020 / LDN]

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

S.P.Y X Kings Of The Rollers - Radio 1 Dance Presents... Hospital Records


S.P.Y X KINGS OF THE ROLLERS - RADIO 1 DANCE PRESENTS... HOSPITAL RECORDS (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 17th April 2021

John B
- Up All Night (Data 3 Remix) [Metalheadz]
ELLM - Selection [Dub]
Delilah - Go (S.P.Y Remix) [Atlantic]
S.P.Y - Dissonant [DARKMTTR]
Nymfo - Bunny Hop Vedas [C.I.A.]
Aries & DJ GAW (Feat. MC Moose) - Touch Down [Born On Road]
Q Project - Trouble (Myth Remix) [C.I.A.]
Particle & Klinical - Cult Process [Critical]
ArkType - Bongo Rock [DARKMTTR]
S.P.Y - Darkmttr [DARKMTTR]
Bou & Mefjus - Wormhole [Critical]
D*Minds - Zion [Run In The Jungle]
King Of The Rollers - You Got Me (S.P.Y Remix) [Hospital]
Blackstar - Champion DJ (Voltage Remix) [Congo Natty Dub]
Bisset - Every Single Time (Voltage Remix) [Polydor Dub]
Voltage - Dub
Serum - Pump It [Souped Up Dub]
Voltage (Feat. Sweetie Irie) - Natty Love (Serum Remix) [Hospital Dub]
Serum - Cloud 9
Benny L & Bladerunner - Dogs Bite
Bladerunner - Lost In Sound [Hi Resolution]
Bladerunner - Badman Dub [Hi Resolution Dub]
Voltage - Babylon Kingdom [Souped Up Dub]
Voltage - Dance Time [Souped Up Dub]
Voltage - Bo Cat [Metalheadz Dub]
Serum - Silkworm [Souped Up Dub]
Original Sin & Serum - Shaolin Fist [Souped Up Dub]
Dutta & Bone Slim - Tokyo Drift [Souped Up Dub]
Bladerunner - Take Me Away [Hi Resolution]
Bladerunner - Emotions
Bladerunner (Feat. Inja) - Rave Eyes
Voltage - Anubis [Metalheadz Dub]
Voltage - Metamorphis [Souped Up Dub]
Voltage - T.L.C [Philly Blunt Dub]
Serum - Chop House VIP [Souped Up]
Sam Binga & Redders - She Dun Know [Critical]
Serum - Together Forever
Bladerunner - Pressure
Bladerunner - Don't Break It VIP [Hi Resolution Dub]

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Camo & Krooked V Metrik - Radio 1 Dance Presents... Hospital Records


CAMO & KROOKED V METRIK - RADIO 1 DANCE PRESENTS... HOSPITAL RECORDS (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 14th April 2021

Camo & Crooked (Feat. Metrik) - Aurora
Wilkinson - Tonight [RAM]
Sigma - El Presidente (VIP)
Mefjus - Far Too Close [Neodigital]
Calyx & TeeBee - Elevate This Sound [RAM]
Camo & Krooked - All Night
Misanthrop - Deadlock [Neosignal]
Dub Phizix & Skeptical (Feat. Strategy) - Marka
Ed Rush & Optical - Chubrub [Instant Vibes]
Camo & Krooked (Feat. Shaz Sparkz) - Mind Is Drifting Away [Beta]
Apex (Feat. Ayah Marar) - Space Between [Hospital]
Culture Shock - Protection [RAM]
Alix Perez - Down The Line (Break Remix) [Shogun]
Sub Focus - Follow The Light [RAM]
Camo & Krooked - Far Away [Hospital]
Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (High Contrast Mix)
Technimatic - Night Vision [Shogun Audio]
Hayden James - Something About You (SpectraSoul Remix) [Virgin/EMI]
Camo & Krooked & Body & Soul - The Reward
Fred V & Grafix - Maverick Souls [Hospital]
Matrix & Futurebound - Womb [Viper Recordings]
Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People (Sub Focus Remix)
Eric Prydz - Niton (The Reason) (Sigma Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
Danny Byrd (Feat. Brookes Brothers) - Gold Rush [Hospital]
S.P.Y (Feat. Ian Shaw) - What The Future Holds
Wilkinson - Afterglow [Virgin/RAM]
Metrik - Thunderblade [Hospital]
Chase & Status & Sub Focus (Feat. Takura Tendayi) - Flashing Lights (S.P.Y Remix) [MTA]
Nero & Wilkinson - Reaching Out (Wilkinson Remix) [MTA]
Brookes Brothers - F-Zero
Matrix & Futurebound (Feat. Max Marshall) - Control [3Beat]
Metrik - Gravity [Hospital]
Metrik - Freefall VIP [Viper]
Noisia - Dustup [Vision]
Metrik - Closer [Hospital]
Die & Break - Grand Funk Hustle [Digital Soundboy]
Eric Prydz - 2Night (Metrik Edit)
Sub Focus - Rock It [RAM]
Metrik & Grafix - Parallel [Hospital]
Chase & Status - No Problem [Mercury]
Wilkinson - Take You Higher [RAM]
Metrik (Feat. ShockOne) - Dying Light [Hospital]
The Prototypes - Pale Blue Dot [Viper]
Metrik - Automata [Hospital]
TC - Get Down Low [OWSLA]
Audio - Headroom VIP
Metrik - Hackers [Hospital]
Dimension - Crowd Reaction [CYN Music]
DJ Hazard & D*Minds - Mr Happy [Playaz]
The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) [XL Recordings]
Metrik - We Are The Energy [Hospital]
DJ Hazard - Air Guitar
Culture Shock - I Remember [RAM]
Kove - Searching [MTA]
Brookes Brothers - Tears You Down [Breakbeat Kaos]
Pendulum - Salt In The Wounds [Warner]
Loadstar - Bomber [RAM]
Metrik - Your World [Intrinsic]
Metrik - Time To Let Go [Hospital]

Monday, 26 July 2021

Chris Goss And Nu:Tone With Dynamite MC - Radio 1 Dance Presents... Hospital Records


CHRIS GOSS AND NU:TONE WITH DYNAMITE MC - RADIO 1 DANCE PRESENTS... HOSPITAL RECORDS (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)

BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 3rd April 2021

Exclusive mixes from some of the biggest names in electronic music. Hospital Records kick off their series with Chris Goss and Nu Tone on the decks and Dynamite MC hosting.

High Contrast - Return Of Forever
Logistics - Together
Q Project - Living With Beaker (Total Science Remix) [Hospital]
Blue Skin - Smurf
Influx UK - Sing Out
Q Project - Nation 2 Nation [Hospital]
Calibre (Feat. MC Fats) - Drop It Down
S.P.Y - Jelly Belly [Hospital]
Syncopix - 8 Bit Blues [Hospital]
Cyantific - Don't Follow [Hospital]
Logistics - Inside My Soul [Hospital]
Apex (Feat. Ayah Marar) - Space Between [Hospital]
London Elektricity - Wishing Well (Danny Byrd Remix) [Hospital]
Jagged Edge - Rock Baby
DJ Zinc - Ska
Logistics - Over & Out [Hospital]
Nu:Tone - The Boy Who Lost His Smile [Hospital]
Alix Perez & Sabre - Solitary Native [Shogun Ltd]
Nu:Logic - Memories (VIP) [Hospital]
Jaheim - Put That Woman First (Calibre Remix) [Warner]
Nu:Tone (Feat. Lea Lea) - Tides [Hospital]
Calibre - The Water Carrier
Black Sun - Spread Love (Nu:Tone Remix) [Hospital]
Nu:Logic - Everlasting Days [Hospital]
Nu:Logic - On & On [Hospital]
Nu:Logic - Last Kiss [Hospital]
DRS (Feat. LSB & Tyler Daley) - The View
Thomas Oliver - Shine Like The Sun (Nu:Logic Remix) [Hospital]

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Equiknoxx - Late Junction Mixtape


EQUIKNOXX - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE 07.05.21 (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 7th May 2021

Jennifer Lucy Allan shares a mixtape curated by Time Cow, one member of the forward-thinking Jamaican collective Equiknoxx. Based in Kingston, Equiknoxx are a group of producers and vocalists who blend dancehall with eclectic samples, glitchy rhythms and other experiments in sound. The collective has been around for over a decade and is currently a five-piece, with founding members Gavin 'Gavsborg' Blair and Bobby Blackbird, vocalists Shanique Marie and Kemikal Splash, and long-time producer Jordan Chung aka Time Cow. Time Cow compiles the mixtape on behalf of the group, reflecting their varied influences and tastes, from Ennio Morricone to the dancehall vibes of Buccaneer, taking in Japanese psych, library music, French pop along the way.

Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten (God Of Music And Water) [Island]
André Popp - Jalousie [Idiot]
Ennio Morricone - Il bisturi
Jim Tarbutton & The Memphis Sound - The Mysterians [Gear]
Alan Hawkshaw - Solar Energy [Bruton Music]
Ichiko Hashimoto - Sculptured Blue [DOMO]
Buccaneer - Interlude - Dancehall Vibes [VP]
Apache Chief & Sarge - Excerpts [Island]
Black Uhuru - Shine Eye Gal [Iroko]
Billy Cobham - Bolinas [Columbia]
Letta Mbulu - Down By The River [Munjale]
P. Willsher & K. Chesher - Veteran Car [Music De Wolfe]

Intro (320kbs-m4a/11mb/4mins)

Saturday, 24 July 2021

UNKLEsounds - Edit Music For A Film (After Dark Prologue)


UNKLESOUNDS - EDIT MUSIC FOR A FILM (AFTER DARK PROLOGUE) (320kbs/130mb/57mins)

UK, Ltd. Edition Promo CD Unkle Sounds (UNKSOU002): October 2004

UNKLEsounds - Intro
Alfred Newman - 20th Century Fox Fanfare
UNKLEsounds - UNKLEsounds Intro
UNKLE Vs. The Lox (Feat. DMX & Lil' Kim) Vs. Joe Budden - Intro/Money, Power, Respect/Focus
Dr. James 'Andy' Moorer - THX Deep Note
Mission Control - 'Your onboard Niner Triple Zero computer is in error ...' (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathursta (Main Theme) (UNKLEsounds Edit)
HAL 9000 - Dying Daisy
UNKLE - Blackout/Dune samples
Justin Warfield - The Montague Boys (Romeo + Juliet Volume 1)
Craig Armstrong, Marius De Vries & Nellee Hooper - O Verona (Romeo + Juliet Volume 2) (UNKLEsounds Edit)
Chris Isaak - Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Tony Montana - 'How'd you like it, man?' (Scarface)
Genuine Childs - DVD Menu Score (UNKLEsounds Extended Edit)
Sid Vicious - My Way (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle)
Vangelis - Blush Response (UNKLEsounds Edit)
Dylan Rhymes Vs. John Carpenter - The Way/Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme) (UNKLEsounds Edit)
Cliff Martinez Vs. Meat Katie - Is That What Everyone Wants (Solaris)/Next Life
Moby - God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters
John Malkovich - Alive (Being John Malkovich)
Moby Vs. UNKLE - God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters/In a State
Tony Montana - 'Is this what it's all about?' (Scarface)

Thanx to djsasquatch

Friday, 23 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 10. Mickey Rourke/John Turturro/Viggo Mortensen


HERE'S THE THING - 10. MICKEY ROURKE/JOHN TURTURRO/VIGGO MORTENSEN (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 26th April 2021

Alec Baldwin delves into the lives of three celebrated actors, Mickey Rourke, John Turturro and Viggo Mortensen.

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Mickey Rourke talks about how he was trying to make it as a boxer when he decided that acting might let him make a buck without getting beat up.

Child of an Italian father and a second-generation Sicilian in Queens, John Turturro was expected to achieve middle-class success, but fell deep in love with acting as both a craft and a field of study.

Viggo Mortensen had a highly eccentric childhood, moving as a young boy with his Danish father to South America where his father managed chicken farms. After his parents divorced, he moved with his mother to upstate New York, and after college drove a truck and sold flowers on the street, before trying acting. It was just one more odd job, at first.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 9. Carly Simon/Joe Jackson


HERE'S THE THING - 9. CARLY SIMON/JOE JACKSON (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 19th April 2021

Alec Baldwin explores the lives of two singer-songwriters, Carly Simon and Joe Jackson - from tough school days to stage fright.

Singer-songwriter Carly Simon talks to Alec Baldwin about meeting Bob Dylan, marrying James Taylor, overcoming stage fright - and other stories from her memoir, Boys in The Trees.

English singer-songwriter Joe Jackson talks to Alec Baldwin about the evolution of his singing voice, the reason he won't watch the Grammys, and the British pop bands he actually likes.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WYNC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2017.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 8. Paul Simon


HERE'S THE THING - 8. PAUL SIMON (320kbs-m4a/111mb/49mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 12th April 2021

Alec Baldwin delves into the life of the singer-songwriter, Paul Simon, from middle-class Jewish roots to global megastardom.

Paul Simon is one of the great American entertainers, a mantle he's worn since he started singing harmony with grade-school friend Art Garfunkel in a duo called Tom & Jerry. In the following six decades, Simon wrote dozens of classic songs. His partnership produced numerous hits like "The Sound of Silence," "America," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Simon's solo career has been equally fruitful, as an engine of eclectic pop music (the gospel of "Loves Me Like a Rock," or the imported reggae of "Mother and Child Reunion"), and also as an ambassador of global sounds (the 1986 album Graceland, and 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints). He talks to Alec about how he has and hasn't changed after all these years.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2015.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 7. Sarah Jessica Parker/Ian Schrager


HERE'S THE THING - 7. SARAH JESSICA PARKER/IAN SCHRAGER (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th April 2021

Alec Baldwin explores the lives of the actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, and New York's Studio 54 nightclub founder, Ian Schrager.

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

After shooting the pilot for Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker told HBO she didn't want to go through with the project. But after the first day's taping, she says, she "didn't want to be anywhere else."

Ian Schrager is in the hospitality business. Hotels or nightclubs, uptown or downtown, Miami or Manhattan, Schrager defines luxury and leisure. In 1977, he co-founded Studio 54, which quickly became the epitome of the disco era.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2016.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 6. Julie Andrews


HERE'S THE THING - 6. JULIE ANDREWS (320kbs-m4a/114mb/50mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th March 2021

Alec Baldwin delves into the life of Oscar-winning actress Julie Andrews, from theatre days to the legacy of "the nannies": Mary Poppins and Maria.

The award-winning actor gives the listener a unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments and offices.

Here's the Thing has its roots in National Public Radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2015.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 5. Lena Dunham/Elaine Stritch


HERE'S THE THING - 5. LENA DUNHAM/ELAINE STRITCH (320kbs-m4a/123mb/54mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th March 2020

More in depth interviews from WNYC Radio in New York hosted by Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin offers a unique insight into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers, sidestepping the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Concluding the series specially curated for BBC Radio 4 Extra, Alec talks with two female stars that have comedy at the heart of what they do so well.

In 2013, Alec talked to Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO’s Girls. Says when she was younger, she thought she’d be a "Gender and Women’s Studies teacher who showed movies at the occasional film festival." Instead she's trying to figure out what to wear to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone. Dunham talks with Alec about getting a dog and her first date with her boyfriend Jack Antonoff. She’s not ready for children—yet—but they are on her mind: “I was raised to think that the two most important things you could do in your life were to have a passionate, generous relationship to your work and to raise children.”

Also in 2013, Alec sat down with the late stage and screen veteran Elaine Stritch, who, among many famous roles, played his mother Colleen Donaghy on 30 Rock. Stritch spoke to Alec about her transition from the Sacred Heart Convent and finishing school to finding herself in the New York theater classes sitting between Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando. She performed for nearly 70 years and throughout her career, Stritch comments, "I was the funny kind of offbeat girl. I was never the romantic lead.”

Produced by WNYC in the USA.

Acquired for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First heard on the Here’s The Thing podcast in 2014.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 4. Amy Schumer/Carol Burnett


HERE'S THE THING - 4. AMY SCHUMER/CAROL BURNETT (320kbs-m4a/124mb/54mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th February 2020

More in depth interviews from WNYC Radio in New York hosted by Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin gives the listener a unique insight into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers, sidestepping the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Specially curated for BBC Radio 4 Extra, the series continues with Alec talking with two female stars with comedy at the heart of what they do so well.

In 2015 Alec talked to Amy Schumer, as her meteoric rise in comedy gathered pace, with hits that year including the hilarious and transgressive Comedy Central television show "Inside Amy Schumer;" and the feature film "Trainwreck" (written by Schumer); Amy talks to Alec about growing up on Long Island, playing the worst person ever, and the Pilates class they shared a decade ago.

In the same year Alec met another trailblazing comedy star. Carol Burnett's stage and screen career is one of the great showbiz success stories. From her early days on Broadway, to the 11-season run of The Carol Burnett Show, to her luminous big-screen turn as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Burnett's numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations speak to her plasticity, her genius - and her hilarity. Carol talks to Alec about her life in the limelight.

Produced by WNYC in the USA.

Acquired for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First heard on the Here’s The Thing podcast in 2016.

Friday, 16 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 3. David Letterman/Michael Douglas


HERE'S THE THING - 3. DAVID LETTERMAN/MICHAEL DOUGLAS (320kbs-m4a/122mb/53mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 20th February 2020

More in depth interviews from WNYC Radio in New York hosted by Alec Baldwin.

Alec gives the listener a unique insight into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers, sidestepping the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Specially curated for BBC Radio 4 Extra, the series continues with Alec talking to a legendary US TV interviewer, and a member of a Hollywood dynasty.

David Letterman began his Late Night gig as a self-described “gap-toothed, unknown smart ass.” He began his television career as a weatherman, but moved rapidly up to anchorman and talk show host. He left for L.A. and, after only three years on the comedy scene there, he found himself guest-hosting the Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. He got his own show in 1982, where he developed his off the cuff comedy style, often featuring ludicrous live challenges to the studio audience and members of the public, his “10 Ten Lists”, as well as interviewing the famous and not so famous. In 2012 he spoke to Alec about how a quintuple by-pass and the birth of a child have dramatically shifted his priorities.

David Letterman retired from his TV show in 2015.

In 2011 Alec spoke with a Hollywood star who’d lived in the same apartment overlooking New York’s Central Park for decades. Michael Douglas talks about what makes a great director and why playing the villain is so wonderful. Douglas reveals how competition with his father, legendary actor Kirk Douglas (103 in December 2019), shaped both his career and his life as a parent. He talks about his marriage to another acting star, Catherine Zeta Jones, and being much more honest with his young daughter than he ever thought he’d be. Douglas explains how his father’s early brush with death, and his own cancer diagnosis affected them each in different ways.

Produced by WNYC in the USA

Acquired for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First heard on the Here’s The Thing podcast in 2013.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 2. Debbie Reynolds/Robert Osborne


HERE'S THE THING - 2. DEBBIE REYNOLDS/ROBERT OSBORNE (320kbs-m4a/124mb/54mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th February 2020

Alec Baldwin explores "The Golden Age of Hollywood" with the Hollywood star, Debbie Reynolds and Hollywood film historian, Robert Osborne.

Alec talks with Debbie Reynolds about "Singin’ in the Rain" – her co-stars, the rehearsal process, the whirlwind of excitement the movie generated. Debbie describes the slow death of the studio system. "Everything was done for us, the makeup, the hair. They'd send cars for us. We were very spoiled. We didn't know what to do when they dropped everybody when television came." Debbie talks frankly about her relationships with men and money.

Alec also visits film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne. Osborne details the unlikely adventure in Hollywood that led him to his current profession as the ambassador of a bygone film era. Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and Olivia de Havilland all play supporting roles in the story of his life.

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2014.

Debbie Reynolds died in 2016, aged 84. Robert Osborne died in 2017, also aged 84.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Here's The Thing - 1. Jerry Seinfeld


HERE'S THE THING - 1. JERRY SEINFELD (320kbs-m4a/121mb/52mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th February 2020

Alec Baldwin sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, going on to star in the global comedy hit series, Seinfeld.

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices.

Jerry Seinfeld was just 27 when he first appeared on Johnny Carson in 1981. And he stood out. His material wasn't about his upbringing or personal relationships. It was about our universal experience of small things. His unique comedy style eventually led him to create his namesake show with Larry David. After Seinfeld ran for nine seasons, he decided to go back to stand-up, and to his audience. As he explains to Alec, Seinfeld feels uniquely connected to his fans: “You have this relationship with the audience that is private between you and them.”

Here's the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

From WNYC Studios, New York. First heard in the USA in 2014.

Monday, 12 July 2021

The Avalanches - A Party For Melbourne DJ Set

THE AVALANCHES - A PARTY FOR MELBOURNE DJ SET - LIVE - 12.09.20 (128kbs/59mb/64mins)
Soundcloud download: 12th September 2020

Billy Boyo - Wicked She Wicked
Charles K.L. Davis - Younger Than Springtime
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Avalanches - Stay Another Season
Pleasure  - Joyous
Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate
The Kay-Gees - Ain't No Time
Camp Lo - Sparkle (Mr Midnight Mix)
Pleasure - We Have So Much
The Kay-Gees - Tango Hustle
Dr Charles Hayes And The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir - Jesus Can Work It Out
Theo Parrish - Early Byrd (Original Mix)
The Vision (Feat. Andreya Triana) - Heaven (Danny Krivit Edit)
Cerrone - Love In C Minor
Mariah Carey - Dreamlover (David Morales Mix)
Mothers Finest - Dis Go Dat Way (Avalanches Edit)
The Kay-Gees - Celestial Vibrations
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Par-T-One - I’m So Crazy
INXS - Just Keep Walking
Chilly - For Your Love
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Chandra - Subways
Yothu Yindi - Treaty (Filthy Lucre Mix)
Opolopo - Stroke My Disco
Basement Jaxx - Red Alert (Acapella)
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp
Tabou Combo - New York City
The Avalanches - Music Makes Me High
Carwash  - Richard Pryor Dialogue
The Avalanches - Untitled
Tatsuro Yamashita - Sparkle
Carly Simon - Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
Klaus Wunderlich - Let's Do The Latin Hustle
Betty Everett - God Only Knows



Sunday, 11 July 2021

Houses Of Horror


HOUSES OF HORROR (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 23rd February 2021

It's almost a given that the story of British horror movies belongs to Hammer films. The studio, with its lurid combination of sex and death, lashings of blood and gore, has given it a special stake in British hearts. It made over 200 films such as Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein with a recurring, legendary cast, including Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and its 2007 revival drew heavily on past mystique.

Hammer was the most successful British film company of all time but, throughout its heyday in the 60s and 70s, it did battle with a much smaller, poorer, creative, upstart rival - Amicus films. Amicus was a small British horror studio that pioneered the much loved 'portmanteau' picture, such as Tales From the Crypt and Vault of Horror – each movie a composite of four or five short stories, whose connection is revealed at the end.

Horror aficionado and film buff Matthew Sweet explores the productive rivalry between the two contenders for the heart and soul of British horror, in a blood-curdling tale of low budget, gore spattered one-upmanship that's full of chilling atmosphere and fun.

Producer: Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping Production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Great Lives - Caroline Catz On Delia Derbyshire


GREAT LIVES - CAROLINE CATZ ON DELIA DERBYSHIRE (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 19th January 2021

The actor Caroline Catz chooses Delia Derbyshire, the musician and composer who is best known for her work at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop where she realised the theme tune to Doctor Who. With Dr David Butler from the University of Manchester who looks after Delia's archive.

Delia was born in Coventry in 1937 and describes her earliest recollections of sound as the sound of the German blitz and the air-raid sirens. She studied music and maths at Cambridge and joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop where she could create sounds that had never existed in the world before. Her 'realisation' of Ron Grainer's theme tune to Doctor Who brought both her and the Workshop to greater prominence, but she later left the BBC and London and moved to Cumbria where she worked on a series of projects, as well as being briefly employed as a radio operator at the Gas Board. She was a pioneer of sound and her work is celebrated each year by Delia Derbyshire Day. Caroline was terrified by the Doctor Who theme tune as a child but fascinated by the woman, and later discovered tracks like 'Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO' and 'Blue Veils and Golden Sands' from Radiophonic Workshop mix tapes. The discovery of 267 tapes in Delia's attic provided another portal into the extraordinary sonic world of Psyche-Delia and the mystery surrounding both how she created her music and the choices she made in life provided the inspiration for Caroline's film 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes' in which she plays the lead. Delia appears in archive recordings to give Matthew Parris his first taste of a Wobbulator.

Producer: Toby Field

Friday, 9 July 2021

The First Pirate


THE FIRST PIRATE (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 25th February 2021

Presenter Les Woodland tells the story of Captain Leonard Frank Plugge, the founder of Radio Normandie, which competed so successfully with the early BBC that Lord Reith was forced to compromise his principles and broadcast dance music on a Sunday.

Producer: Brian King

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Spellbound: Siouxsie And The Banshees


SPELLBOUND: SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (320kbs-m4a/63mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th April 2021

As the bright white heat of punk faded few bands survived and emerged from the aftermath, stronger and more unique than Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Led by the unmistakable force of Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steven Severin, the Banshees carved a musical legacy that is without parallel.

Originally meeting as part of the 'Bromley Contingent' that gravitated around punk pioneers The Sex Pistols, Susan Janet Ballion met Steven Bailey at a Roxy Music concert at Wembley in 1975, bonding over suburban boredom, a love of Bowie, Hitchcock and 'Cabaret' style nocturnal fun.

Armed with a handful of ideas, suburban isolation, borrowed equipment, the duo entered the furnace of punk intent on smashing down the established musical order and sculpting a dark and alluring legacy.

Miranda Sawyer talks to Siouxsie about the legendary gig at the infamous 100 Club as well as her and Steven Severin's part in TV folklore by appearing on the Today show where the Sex Pistol's Steve Jones and John 'Rotten' Lydon' swore at presenter Bill Grundy revealing to the nation the filth and the fury of punk rock.

Through Banshee's biographer and fan Mark Paytress, journalist Alexis Petridis and acclaimed producer Nigel Gray, Sawyer unearths how the band quickly bolted from the fading spark of punk and carved out an unparalleled legacy of five albums in five years.

From 1978's stark, Velvet Underground inspired 'The Scream' through band fall-outs, commercial and critical success, to the neo-psychedelic, post punk of 'Kaleidoscope', the hugely influencial dark wave 'JuJu' and the quixotic, exotic and erotic and 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse' this a unique insight into a genre and era defying band.

Producer: James Roberts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2012.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Soul Music: Series 30 - 8. Life On Mars?


SOUL MUSIC: SERIES 30 - 8. LIFE ON MARS? (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 9th January 2021

Life on Mars? was released on David Bowie's Hunky Dory album in 1971. Two years later it came out as a single in its own right. Famous for its exploration of disillusionment and alienation, there is no one single definitive story behind it. But that is perhaps the song's beauty and the secret behind its appeal - that its cryptic lyrics are open to interpretation, and can mean different things to different people.

Musicians and fans talk about what Life on Mars? means to them, and its lasting emotional impact, in this special programme remembering Bowie's birthday on January 8th 1947 and commemorating his death on January 10th 2016.

And what does the question mark in the song's title mean?

With contributions from:
Musician Dana Gillespie whose autobiography is Weren't Born A Man
Bowie author Chris O'Leary
Scientist Abigail Fraeman of NASA's Mars Mission
Artist Bridget Griggs
The Reverend Steve Stockman
Screenwriter Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars)

Producer: Maggie Ayre for BBC Audio Bristol

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Soul Music: Series 30 - 7. Once In A Lifetime


SOUL MUSIC: SERIES 30 - 7. ONCE IN A LIFETIME (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 29th December 2020

Talking Heads emerged out of the post punk scene of the late 1970s. Once In A Lifetime is the iconic single taken from their album Remain In Light. With its looped synthesizer and Afrobeat inspired by Fela Kuti it seemed to pre-empt the consumerism and ennui of the 1980s. Writer Ian Gittins interviewed David Byrne and later wrote his book Once In A Lifetime. He says David Byrne had in mind people of a certain middle class existence who seemingly breeze through life with ease when he wrote the lyrics. They may get to middle age or reach a crisis point and ask "How did I get here?" For a song that invites us to question our lives it has a suprisingly emotional core that encourages people to be grateful and make positive changes in their lives where necessary. For Glaswegian Gerry Murphy that meant becoming more present for his family after serious illness forced him to reconsider the amount of time he devoted to his career. He went on to write a book about his experience - And You May Find Yourself: A Guided Practice To Never Fearing Death Again.

Ian Peddie was inspired by the song to leave his dead end existence in Wolverhampton in the mid 1980s to 'find himself in another part of the world' following his dreams. Kelly Waterhouse says the song symbolises gratitude for all the things she takes for granted and sometimes struggles with in her life as a busy working mother.
And singer Angelique Kidjo recorded her own version of Once In A Lifetime in 2018 after coming full circle with the song from her arrival in Paris in 1983 after fleeing the dictatorship in her home country of Benin. She heard the song at a student party and recognised the Afrobeats adopted by David Byrne and Brian Eno that made her feel both joyful and homesick at the same time.

Producer: Maggie Ayre