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Ashley Team Laverne

Assistant Producer

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  1. THE MPFREE HAS MOVED!

    The MPFree has moved!

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  2. Pink Teens - More Than I Can Bear

    Pink Teens - More Than I Can Bear

    Every now and then, a band just needs to change its name in order to establish its new course: The Quarrymen into The Beatles, The Rain into Oasis, Liberty into Liberty X. Joining that list is Temple Songs – played several times on this show - who’ve changed their name to Pink Teens. 

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  3. MPFree: Dive Index - Pattern Pieces

    Today’s MPFree is a beautiful and mellow track to soothe you into your Monday morning by L.A. based band Dive Index.

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  4. MPFree: Tamikrest – Djanegh Etoumast

    Today’s MPFree goes global with a stunner from African musicians Tamikrest, discovered in the same Glitterbeat Records vaults which gave us Wednesday’s ‘Robot Dub’ track (Be Ki Don by Schneider TM).

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  5. Desert Island Disco: Successfully Filling The Dancefloor

    It’s time to get your dancing shoes on as listener Olivia McLearon has chosen a cracking disco playlist to get you ready for the weekend. Remember, you can send your party tunes to us (as many tracks as you like) to lauren.music@bbc.co.uk and it could be you sitting in the hot seat next week

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  6. MPFree: Jessie Ware - 12

    Today’s MPFree is a mesmerising demo from the woman of the moment – the very cool Jessie Ware.

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  7. MPFree: Bass Drum of Death – For Blood

    The MPFree picks up the pace a little today with “minimalist head-smashing garage rock that's going to get you jumping up and down on your desk”.

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  8. Memory Tapes: Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Today's Memory Tape comes from listener Liv Siddall and, in a way, she's perfected the art of the Memory Tape. It was made for her by boyfriend-from-the-past who thought it might be a good idea to romanticise the gesture of giving her mixtape even more. C'mon, we've all been there! Remember you ...

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  9. MPFree: Jolie Noir – White Lines

    Onwards we roll to the second free download of the week, and it’s a bit of a banger this one. Nemone sits in for Lauren today, and she’s bringing her Electric Ladyland-vibes to the show with this reworking of a classic by German producer Jolie Noir.

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  10. MPFree: Tan Vampires - Paper Cranes

    Welcome one and all to the returning MPFree. Following last week’s triumphant 6 Music Live gigs down at that there Maida Vale, there simply wasn’t room to squeeze the free download in. But now it’s back, bigger than ever, and with an absolute wonder to wash away the blues of the rainy week ahead. 

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  11. Desert Island Disco: Dancing In The Name Of

    Today's Desert Island Disco is being hand delivered to you by one Mr Stephen Conway AKA Red. He works backstage at a production of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, so he's got some sweet treats for you to get your ears, minds and boddies moving to the desert island of destiny.

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  12. Memory Tapes: Have I Said Amazing Too Much Yet?

    Today's Memory Tape is from listener Shahina Khan from St Albarn who wanted to share a mix CD she and her husband made for their wedding last year. It's a tale of good times, a shared love of music and a cause to celebrate - plus a sprinkling of cheese - so what's not to like?

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  13. MPFree Firejosé – Windy City

    It’s Friday! We’re bringing your Friday 12 hours early, so it’s actually late at night now, and what we need going into the early hours is a good dose of repetitive, and damn right spooky, dance-laden music for the mind. That’s exactly what Firejosé is going to provide for us.  

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  14. Desert Island Disco: If Love Can’t Save The Day, What Will?

    Remember, you can send your party tunes to us (as many tracks as you like) to lauren.music@bbc.co.uk and it could be you sitting in the hot(gedditt...desert...hello?) seat next week. This week, however, it's the turn of listener Kerry Turner. Now this is a lady who knows how to put on a party, a...

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  15. MPfree: Lisa Mitchell – Wah Ha

    Today’s free download comes from Albury, Australia from an artist who goes by the name of Lisa Mitchell…and absolutely lush it is too.

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  16. Memory Tape: Brix Smith's Oh You Pretty Things

    Ahead of the final episode of Oh You Pretty Things tonight on BBC 4, we're celebrating all things fashion on the Lauren Laverne show this morning. Aside from playing nothing but the 80s and talking to Talking Heads found David Byrne, we have ex-The Fall guitarist, and now fashion and boutique ow...

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  17. MPFree: The Pigskin Godhead - Martian Trippin'

    Welcome to another free download and, folks, today’s is a fuzzed-out psyche rock Captain Beefheart / Can-esque episode that is sure to confuse and delight in equal measure. 

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  18. MPFree: The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied

    Time to restart the MPFree for another week. Today’s free download comes from Daniel Cundiff, Samuel Lunsford, John Thompson, Joe Lunsford and Kyle Harris, better known to the music world as The Young Sinclairs.  

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  19. MPFree: Kero Kero Bonito - Flamingo

    Today’s free download is from a trio of music makers from London , who sing / rap in English and Japanese, and could potentially divide the room. But then again, what music doesn’t? 

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  20. Desert Island Disco: Long Broke Summer

    Today's Desert Island Disco comes from a student who doesn't have much money and needs to fill the time just...having a good time. Remember you can email us with your party tunes any time to our 24 hour hotline: lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk. 

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