Shadow of Mordor: Friday Night Gamers: It’s Friday Night Gamers time, and this week is all about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor! Listen to our brand new selection of songs as you battle as Talion in Middle-Earth to break his curse.
Stax Soul Classics: The flagship indie label that defined the Southern soul sound, Stax Records introduced the pop world to such stellar artists as Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, William Bell and The Dramatics. Stax talents such as Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Keys and Booker T & The MG’s started as behind-the-scenes alchemists and were quickly elevated to brilliant careers. Stax folded in 1975 but its catalog is still prized today.
Dance/Electronic New Releases: Fantastic mix this week of new tracks from SBTRKT, The 2 Bears, Royksopp as well as top singles from Deejay Deer and AVICII. We start this mix off with a track from techno pioneers LFO, whose founding member Mark Bell sadly passed away this week.
Brit Pop: When American grunge ascended at the start of the ‘90s, Britain fought back for alt rock dominance with a guitar-based party-ready sound that recalled everything from the glory days of The Beatles and The Stones to The Smiths and The Jam. Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Verve and Pulp led the new breed while veterans such as Paul Weller, Morrissey, Julian Cope and Edwyn Collins were sited as key influences.
Intro To…Movie Themes: Imagine watching Jaws without John Williams’ gripping film score. Movies have been brightened by the orchestral brilliance of Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and Philip Glass and given jazzy, midnight sheen by the likes of Henry Mancini, John Barry and Duke Ellington. Today’s synth mavens, such as Cliff Martinez and Daft Punk compose pulsating electronic scores which recall the glory days of Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder. The directors John Carpenter and Clint Eastwood often score their own films.
Alt/Indie New Releases: Weezer are back with an album that delivers on the promise of the Blue Album so many years ago. Other new tracks comes from Tweedy, Perfume Genius and Christopher Owens (ex-Girls). Don’t miss out on the especially Kate Bush-esque tracks from BØRNS and Lydia Ainsworth.