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  1. MPFree: David Douglas - Selene

    Friday 18 April 2014, 11:46

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    Good Friday is upon us! Hurrah! Lets celebrate the long bank holiday weekend with shimmery summer beats courtesy of David Douglas. This Nordic DJ/Producer is about to release his new LP Moon Observations  next month. 'Selene' is track 3 off the LP and is yours for the taking today!

    Download David Douglas - Selene

    Moon Observations is set for release on the 22nd May via Atomnation. David released his debut EP Royal Horticultural Society in 2012 and released  the single 'Higher' at the start of this year. The new album is set to be released later on this year!

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  2. Desert Island Disco: Toes in the Sand - Hands in the Air

    Friday 18 April 2014, 10:30

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    This week's Desert Island Disco-er reckons the first track at the party will set the tone for rest of night ahead. And so, with that responsibility we let listener, Paul Gover take control of the 6 Music dance floor.

    "Like any good party I believe it's the first track that sets the scene for the night ahead, the first track gets everyone to the floor, can't go in too strong, can't play your best hand so early in the night - once the beach is jumping throw in some crowd pleasing classics and then slowly build  up the tempo and as the sun hits the sea and the moon starts to rise crank up the tunes with some old Skool rave - can't fail.

     Toes In The Sand - Hands In The Air

    1. Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory - (uplifting American dance classic - arguably the first cross over hip-house on our shores)
    2. Let the Music Play - Shannon (released in 1983 but still as fresh as the day it was pressed, timeless classic)
    3. Hear the Drummer Get Wicked - Chad Jackson (Get your groove on and get wicked - a song made entirely of samples from James Brown to Kool and the Gang via Soul II Soul)
    4. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot ( before the world knew the word twerk this offensive and arguably objectionable...

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  3. MPFree: Wild Smiles – Fool For You

    Thursday 17 April 2014, 11:41

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    Seeing as the weather’s looking rosy at the moment, we thought we’d get you even closer to the vitamin D provider with a little bit of rock surf pop, evoking the ghosts of The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr. and The Jesus And Mary Chain.

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    This Winchester trio – brothers Chris and Joe and drummer Ben – recently signed to Rob Da bank’s Sunday Best label and is due for a full release on 9th June. Debut album details are sketchy but there are rumblings so keep you ears peeled, as these guys are going sky high. And you can catch their buzz live as they play Detestival in Sheffield on 19th April, a whole host of dates throughout the rest April and May, then it’s the New Forest’s Festibelly.

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  4. MPFree: Minor Alps – I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands

    Wednesday 16 April 2014, 11:00

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    We all love a good super group don’t we? And they don’t get much more super than this. Juliana Hatfield, Nada Surf…it’s the stuff dreams are made of.

    Download Minor Alps – I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands

    Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and Juliana Hatfield, who has released solo material as well as being a part of Blake Babies, The Juliana Hatfield Three and Some Girls have joined forces. In 2008, Caws added guest vocals to Hatfield’s song ‘Such a Beautiful Girl’ and following this, the two joined forces – a bit like what superheroes do - to record together under the name Minor...

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  5. Memory Tape: The 6th Form Common Room

    Wednesday 16 April 2014, 10:46

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    Do you like memories? Do you like music? Well...that's exactly what Memory Tapes attempts to combine, and today's taper is Tim Parsons who has fond memories of his 6th form common room. And punk. Here he is in his own words:

    "I’ve often thought of Memory Tapes as being something I ought to try and contribute to. Apart from the fact that in the late 70s and all through the 80s I was forever making tapes and getting odd sequences stuck in my head as a result, I’ve never really been able to pin myself down to a create a manageable list of “throw everything I’ve ever loved into the mix.”

    Then...

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  6. MPFree: Temple Songs - Point of Origin

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 11:36

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    The good ship MPFree setting sail once again just handing our free music as if it was…free. Today’s download comes from Jolan Lewis and his Manchester quartet who declare that; “We're a Pop Group”. Indeed. 

    Download Temple Songs - Point of Origin

    In addition to being a free download, this is also available as a translucent red flexi disc, because objects are completely cool! This single follows the fiercely addictive I ‘Can’t Look After You’ and ‘Passed Caring’ and, although there’s no sign of an album, there must be one lurking around the corner somewhere.

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  7. MPFree: Daughter - Youth (session)

    Monday 14 April 2014, 11:40

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    Hello and welcome to another week on the Lauren Laverne show. Today’s MPFree is a bit of a goodie! Well…aren’t they always? A nice, lovely live version of a Daughter track. By Daughter. Can’t think of anything better for a Monday. 

    Download Daughter - Youth (4AD Session)

    Daughter have unveiled their next release which will be a 5-song performance recorded in London’s iconic Air Studios with composer Joe Duddell – whose CV includes collaborating with Elbow and composing for the BBC Proms – and a 10-piece classical ensemble. The session will be released as a digital EP this Wednesday...

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  8. MPFree: Eyedress – My Hologram

    Friday 11 April 2014, 11:40

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    Today’s MPFree isn’t just a one-song type affair, oh no! You can get your ears around a 12 track mixtape courtesy of Filipino producer, Idris Vicuña AKA Eyedress.

    Download Eyedress – My Hologram

    Based in Quezon City, Manila, the 23 year old recorded this in his bedroom with friend Skint Eastwood on a laptop handed down to him by his father. It’s the follow-up to his debut EP ‘Supernatural’ and has had NME declaring; “far from the cliché of a bedroom producer as it’s possible to imagine – it’s punk, weird and utterly compelling”. He’s also picking up the plaudits have recently...

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  9. Desert Island Disco: Dances with Fingers

    Friday 11 April 2014, 10:33

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    We love music we do. And we especially when it us move, groove, shimmy and shake. And that's what today's Desert Islander Disco-er is providing; listener Louise Jack from Dundee welcomes you to her party:

    "Okay, generally speaking, I think any track that's danceable is a happy track and all of mine genuinely turn me into a grinning idiot whenever I hear them. I walk miles to and from work every day and love nothing more than cranking up the iPod and pounding the pavements and there are two things that all these tunes have in common: 1) they quicken my pace almost immediately (out of the way dawdlers...

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  10. MPFree: Douglas Dare – Swim

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 11:31

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    Today’s MPFree is a haunting, broody piece that evokes the likes of Rufus Rainwright with a bit of Ed Harcourt thrown in for good measure.    

    Download Douglas Dare – Swim

    Douglas is a London-based singer-songwriter, originally from the lovely coastal town of Bridport. And being the son of a piano teacher, you can see why his instrument of choice is the ivory percussion’d one. He’s still only 23 – which may just completely anger some – and started composition from an even younger age as well as studying popular music at Liverpool. His debut album Whelm is out 12th May and is certainly worth your time and pocket money / disposable income. Certainly one to keep an eye on with this level of song writing, you simply shouldn’t be this good and not get noticed.

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