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  1. MPFree: Yohuna - Para True

    Friday 22 August 2014, 10:15

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    Today’s MPFree comes from Berlin-via-Eau-Claire musician Johanne Swanson under the alias of Yohuna. This track was made for a mixtape curated by Mouca and Two Planets and due to be released with Cartouche Magazine on 30th August.

    The track has been produced by
    frequent collaborator/fellow indie-pop musician Emily Reo and is rather beautiful.

    Download it here:
    Yohuna – Para True

     

    Yohuna

  2. Desert Island Disco: 40 Years in the Making

    Friday 22 August 2014, 09:17

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    This week’s Desert Island Disco comes from Clippy who, judging by this list and the explanations, has squeezed an awful lot out of life. Over to Clippy...

     

    I have spent much of my last 40 plus years travelling the world and I have been to parties in some pretty quirky places: from an old Spanish Grandma’s back garden that the village turned into a mini rave at 5 o’clock in the morning, to Hawaiian disco parties complete with dangling pineapples from the ceiling of my mates barn to creating my own nightclub in my garage - complete with florescent lights, DJ’s and comedy bouncers (well my brother-n-laws). I love music and dancing, as does my 5 year old daughter Rosie, whose fave album is Disclosure!

     

    So here goes - my all-time favourite tunes for my Desert Island Disco, cocktail in hand, sun is shining, the waves are lapping at my feet and my pouty lips are at the ready:

     

     1. Michael Jackson - Thriller

    I did my GCSE dance exam to this complete with full make-up, hair and costume circa 1989.

     

    2. Nomad – I Wanna Give You Devotion

    Who couldn’t love this song? It reminds me of dancing in my bedroom at home getting ready for a Saturday night.

     

    3. Le Chic – Good Times

    My Dad...

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  3. MPFree: Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)

    Thursday 21 August 2014, 10:16

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    After many-a-remix, Phoenix have declared that this will be the last one for the Bankrupt! material. The final remix from the album comes from French techno producer Gesaffelstein who has also worked with Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Lana Del Rey.

    It’s dark, moody, rather good and available here: Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)

    Phoenix (Gesaffelstein remix)

  4. MPFree: Mumblr - Roach

    Wednesday 20 August 2014, 10:15

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    Today’s MPFree comes from Philadelphia four piece Mumblr.

    This track is taken from their new album Full Of Snakes which is released next month on Fleeting Youth records. This track is about lead singer Nick Morrison’s fear of passing on his worse traits to his children; a fear shared by many.

    Download it here: Mumblr - Roach

    https://soundcloud.com/fleetingyouthrecords/mumblr-roach

  5. Memory Tapes: The Sound of Room G09

    Wednesday 20 August 2014, 09:25

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    This week’s Memory Tape is a tear-jerker; a love letter to a soon-to-be leaving, much loved colleague. The story is Catherine Porter’s, who writes…

    "Next week (Friday the 22nd to be exact) my beautiful, funny, brilliant, crazy work colleagues Ellie leaves to start a new job elsewhere in the University.  I am writing in with a memory tape I have created for my very special work ‘wife’ as a reminder of the time we have spent together in Room G09 (our office!).

     

    "In 2012 I returned to work from maternity leave, everything was a bit of a shock to the system after a new baby and then I was...

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  6. MPFree: Laura Doggett - Phoenix

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 06:58

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    Your MPFree today is the debut single from UK artist Laura Doggett. Laura seems to have popped up, from nowhere, as a fully formed and functioning artist; which is a rare thing these days what with the internet and that.

    This debut single is produced by songwriter, musician and producer Sohn and is yours, via Facebook, here:  Laura Doggett - Phoenix

  7. MPFree: DJ Shadow - Liquid Amber EP

    Monday 18 August 2014, 07:40

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    The first MPFree of the week is a belter and comes from the mighty DJ Shadow. The Liquid Amber EP features two new tracks and a remix of “Six Days” by Machinedrum.

    The name 'Liquid Amber' is not only the moniker for the EP, but also the name of the new imprint from Shadow. The other good news (other than some free music) is that Shadow is promising this to be "the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint." Exciting times.

    You’ll need a soundcloud subscription (which is free) and you’ll need to give them a follow, but apart from that, the track is all yours:

    DJ Shadow - Liquid Amber EP

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  8. MPFree: Mason – Gotta Have You Back (Beni Remix)

    Friday 15 August 2014, 10:41

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    Today’s free download is once again taking us into Friday night 12 hours early. We’ve played the original to this quite a few times, but now it’s time for some remix darkness.

    Download Mason – Gotta Have You Back (Beni Remix)

    Mason is a production duo from Holland who have been “fighting musical mediocrity since MCMXCV”. They also have a penchant for finding animal faces in everyday objects. The remixer in question is Australia’s Beni and he’s going full-on, deep Chicago on us, complete with cut-up sampled vocals and a feeling that things are about to start getting a bit wobbly. The EP, of the same name, has various other remixes and original tracks and sees the light of day on 1st September. Debut album ZOA is out 26th August and is well worth your time and effort. 

    Mason

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  9. Desert Island Disco: From The Cheese Board To The Credibility Crescendo

    Friday 15 August 2014, 07:30

    Ashley Team Laverne Ashley Team Laverne Assistant Producer

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    It's everybody's favourite time of the week, Desert Island Disco time! Remember, you can send in your favourite party tracks, anytime, to lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk. And that's exactly what Simon Withey from Norwich did. He put Cher in his mix, and he's still coming on tell us all about the tunes that will keep his sun-drenched dance floor eternal. Take it away Simon:

    "Desert Island Disco is an absolutely brilliant feature but it has meant that I have spent an unhealthy amount of time compiling my list. I had post it notes all over the place (some beside my bed!!). It has been almost impossible to...

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  10. MPFree: Mysteries - Deckard

    Thursday 14 August 2014, 10:40

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    Today’s free download is by…a band? At least we think they’re a band. Possibly a three piece. And they wear masks. So yeah, download now why don’t you.

    Download Mysteries - Deckard

    As it turns out, Mysteries are a complete mystery. In the age of knowing everything, it’s almost refreshing to find a band in which only the music exists. Named after Harrison Ford’s tough cop character in Blade Runner, the song resembles some neon-electro soundtrack stroll through the futuristic streets of some indistinguishable city. And it’s raining. Just like in Blade Runner really. 

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