Resonance FM 14.3.18

From Niger to France to Japan, via South London, Arizona and t' north... This show featured one of my all-time favourites, Ted Chippington's 'She Loves You', alongside some other scorchers: Mdou Moctar's blues guitar + autotuned vocals, Friandises' brilliantly cheesy synth-pop, Filardo's sweet DIY pop, Horsey's theatrical indie rock, and Kidorikko's great falsetto.

Dig That Treasure (14/3/18)
Mdou Moctar - Tahoultine
Friandises - Les Moules Et Les Frites
Ted Chippington - She Loves You
Filardo - I Can Love You More
Horsey - Park Outside Your Mother's House
Kidorikko - Nikoniko's Shirokama

Resonance FM 7.3.18

Opened with Air Max '97's brilliant but incredibly jarring remix of t.a.t.u.'s 'All The Things She Said' and then spent the remainder of the show trying to compensate. I think it's a great track but am also aware that, er, it's not easy-listening for an FM station at 5pm... So, I followed it with some gorgeous Piero Piccioni and Mariangela, before dropping a Genet Abate song and, finally, a cracker from James Ferraro.

Dig That Treasure (7/3/18)
Air Max '97 - All The Things U Sad (AM97 Rerun)
Piero Piccioni - Blue Sutura
Mariangela - My Dear Life
Genet Abate - Man Lilekih
James Ferraro - Runaway

Resonance FM 28.2.18

This episode included a huge opener by Souleymane Faye, some lounge-funk from Algeria, a Japanese recorder epic, a cut from bo en's video game work, Soviet easy-listening, a Chinese cover of Nancy Sinatra's 'Bang Bang', and awesome accordion work by Lesotho musician Khosi Mosotho Chakela. Whew.

Dig That Treasure (28/2/18)
Souleymane Faye - Teylulen
Ahmed Malek - Omar Gatlato
Nakasako Sakana - ばーちゃんのよこ
Calum Bowen - Lovely City
Balalaika - Tula Samovar
Betty Chung - Bang Bang
Khosi Mosotho Chakela - Nkekebe Ka Tlohela

Resonance FM 21.2.18

A show of two halves (I guess). First, a great, bonkers euro-pop-reggae fusion from the Dance Dance Revolution soundtrack. Believe me, it's not as hideous as that sounds. Then, two very busy, very fast tunes from manele artist Carmen Serban and then Japanese avant-pop group Mosaic.wav. I took it down a bit after that, with a song by French collagists Gable and Addy Flor's easy-listening orchestra. I ended the show with a track from the ever-brilliant Eritrean Aron Abraham.

Dig That Treasure (21/2/18)
U1 - Make A Jam!
Carmen Serban - Am Si Eu Pe Cineva
Mosaic.wav - AKIBA-POP the Future
Gable - Ella
The Addy Flor Orchestra - Days Of Summer
Aron Abraham - Hiwet Haftey

Resonance FM 14.2.18

This show was bookended by two covers: the first, a version of 'Somewhere' from West Side Story sung by Sam Chalpin - an amateur, unwilling father, charmingly chirping tunelessly over a brilliantly naff studio track. The second, a cover of 'Without You' (Nilsson and, later, Carey) by Cambodian singer Poev Vannary. Also on the show: a brand new track by the wonderful bo en, Sudanese pop by Adel Hassan, the mega-catchy '17才' by Jun Togawa, and a track by one of my favourite Ethiopian artists, Netsanet Melesse.

Dig That Treasure (14/2/18)
Sam Chalpin - Somewhere
Adel Hassan - You Cry
bo en - Love In A Song
Jun Togawa - 17才
Netsanet Melesse - Yametagn Jemere
Poev Vannary - Plich Bong Min Ban

Resonance FM 7.2.18

On this episode: Lebanese dabke, 60s pop duet, lush easy-listening, Somali pop, and a love song for data.

Dig That Treasure (7/2/18)
Fares Karam - Darak Wayn
Jan & Dean - It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3
The Dunes - Lonely Sands
Woo - 1001 Decisions
Nimcaan Hilaac - Baaq
Katie Dey - Data

Resonance FM 5.2.18 (The Go! Team interview)

This episode was an extended fundraising special (it's Resonance's fundraising week), for which I was joined by Ian Parton of the ever-brilliant The Go! Team. Over the course of an hour we discussed sampling and the new album Semi Circle. Ian also played a couple of tracks of his own choosing, before we played a casual game of 'Invisible Jukebox' (as per The Wire Magazine). It was great fun and I think it came out nicely... Enjoy!

Dig That Treasure (5/2/18)
The Carver Area High School - Get Live '83 [excerpt]
The Go! Team - All The Way Live [excerpt]
Jill Gibson - It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3
K-Tel Wet Dream - Sissy Bar
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - White Horses (John Peel Session)
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike - Fairytale
Alemayehu Eshete - Gizew Honeshenna
Alemayehu Eshete - Tey Gedyeleshem [excerpt]
The Go! Team - Back Like 8-Track [excerpt]
Lou Christie & The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
Julian Lynch - Onions
Julian Lynch - Banana Jam, pt.1
The Go! Team - Chain Link Fence