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Wednesday 17 September 2014, 12:57
With the legendary Warp Records hosting a series of 25th anniversary gigs this week, we thought we’d join in the celebrations at Now Playing towers by dedicating a playlist to this pioneering label (Sunday 21 September, 6-8pm).
Thursday 11 September 2014, 18:43
So the nominations for this year’s Mercury Prize are out. But with so many great albums from the last 12 months not even getting a peep in (James? Elbow? La Roux?), we’re handing Sunday’s show (14 September, 6-8pm) over to you to celebrate YOUR favourite records of 2014.
Wednesday 3 September 2014, 21:27
With the surprise release of new Radiohead material this week, this Sunday (7 September) Now Playing wants your help to create an unmissable Radiohead inspired playlist...
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 19:28
This Sunday (31 August) Now Playing wants your help to create the ultimate John Peel playlist as we celebrate the man and the music he championed.
Thursday 21 August 2014, 12:56
It’s Notting Hill Carnival AND Leeds Carnival (SIREN) this weekend, so this Sunday (24 Aug, 6-8pm) Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to celebrate this with a playlist featuring music linked to all things carnival.
Thursday 14 August 2014, 14:52
Turntable legend Grandmaster Flash is our latest Tweet In guest as he curates a unique playlist selected from the tracks you suggest live during the show (Sunday 17 August, 6-8pm).
Thursday 7 August 2014, 13:20
With the news online this week that Independent record label XL Recordings have revealed plans of a compilation album to mark 25 years in the business, this Sunday's themed playlist (10 Aug) is an XL one. Extra Large.
Friday 1 August 2014, 13:27
With this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicking off and raft of daft stories creating a buzz online this week, this Sunday's themed playlist (3 August, 6-8pm) has its tongue firmly in its cheek.
Friday 25 July 2014, 16:29
With the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow kicking off this week, we’re inviting you to create a playlist celebrating the city’s rich music heritage (Sunday 27 July, 6-8pm).
Sunday 20 July 2014, 19:47
Now Playing exclusively revealed BANKS as The World's Most Blogged Artist of 2014 so far (Sunday 20 July)
Saturday 12 July 2014, 13:08
Following the sad news of the Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, second from left below, passing away, we at Now Playing invite you to put together a special playlist celebrating the punk visionaries and their music, this Sunday - July 13 - between 6-8pm.
Friday 11 July 2014, 12:16
On this Sunday’s Now Playing (13 July) we’re celebrating some of the best new music over the last six months - with your help, of course.
Friday 20 June 2014, 14:17
With their debut album Unknown Pleasures celebrating its 25th birthday this month, we thought all of two seconds (maybe one) before deciding on a Joy Division themed playlist this week (22 June, 6-8pm).
Friday 6 June 2014, 14:15
6 Music is gearing up for a series of shows and specials celebrating South America, so we at Now Playing thought, “let’s make a South American inspired playlist”. It was a no brainer at NP Towers.
Friday 9 May 2014, 16:08
Friday 2 May 2014, 15:21
Online music sites have been awash with the news this week that on 5 July The Libertines are DEFINITELY set to headline Hyde Park.
Friday 25 April 2014, 13:13
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 18:13
In honour of none-other-than Iggy Pop joining 6 Music's presenter roster, Tom Robinson invites 6 Music listeners to create a special playlist celebrating the life and work of this inimitable music icon.
Thursday 27 February 2014, 16:58
So the FIRST EVER BBC 6 Music Festival is happening people - how exciting is that? Whether you bagged a ticket or not, we’re giving YOU the chance to enjoy all the action by creating your own best bits playlist this Sunday (March 2), following the two-day event.
Wednesday 19 February 2014, 19:34
With the nation on #PrinceWatch, Tom Robinson invites you to help create an unmissable Prince-inspired playlist.
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