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#Bloc Party: Now Playing @6Music tracklist September 30, 2011

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Producer Will Producer Will | 21:00 UK time, Friday, 30 September 2011

Bloc Party


Bloc Party have dominated the online music conversation all this week and there’s no end in sight. It all began with the NME reporting the band were set to hold auditions for a new frontman, fuelling speculation on blogs and Twitter that singer Kele Okereke had quit the group.

Kele responded by rubbishing the claims on his blog, while NME have published their original audio interview with Russell Lissack on Soundcloud. So have they or haven’t they?

It’s all still unclear but tonight Now Playing wants you to help build a Bloc Party inspired playlist celebrating the band past, present and future.

Also on the show are music suggestions from bloggers Pigeons and Planes as well as a return from Faded Glamour, and we tell you what’s been streaming this week and new videos.


Bloc Party - Flux

* Coldplay can now proudly boast the crown of being the best represented band online after the results of the BT Digital Music Awards – click here for a full list of winners
* Hip-hop pioneer Sylvia Robinson has died aged 76. The Pillow Talk singer co-owned Sugar Hill Records with her husband, Joe, putting out Rapper’s Delight – the first ever hip-hop’s hit single. More on Hit The Floor
* Spotify have listened to criticism and introduced a new private listening function which will keep your guilty pleasures hidden from your other online contacts on Facebook
* Welsh wonder Gruff Rhys has announced a brand new single, with an accompanying iPhone app. Called Whale Trail, it soundtracks a game of the same name – have a listen on Soundcloud

David Bowie - Suffragette City

#Now Viewing
* tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta (YouTube)
* Holy Ghost! – Hold My Breath (Vimeo)
* Bjork – Moon (YouTube)

#Blogging – Pigeons & Planes
M83 – Midnight City
Childish Gambino – Bonfire
Blah Blah Blah – Soon As I Get Home Tonight


Bloc Party & Kele playlist part 1 - with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, Twitter and the blog

Bloc Party - Helicopter

Hercules & Love Affair ft. Kele - Step Up

Franz Ferdinand - This Fffire

Sonic Youth - Kool Thing

Hirameka Hi-Fi - The Imperfect Approach

Kele - What Did I Do?

Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around the Block

* A helium filled pig floating above Battersea Power Station was trending on Twitter as Pink Floyd re-released all their albums digitally re-mastered
* Liam Howlett of The Prodigy’s remix of Foo Fighters’ White Limo is up on Soundcloud
* Domino Records have launched a new iPhone app with changing audio content and videos, alongside gig listings from their artists and 200 streamable tracks from their back catalogue
* The Weeknd’s remix of Florence and the Machine’s Shake it Out is getting a lot of hype and is up on YouTube
* Gold Panda has made a brand new track available called An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds’ – it’s available on Soundcloud


Klaxons - Echoes

* Feist – Metals (her site)
* DRC Music – Kinshasa One Two (Hypem)
* Blink 182 – Neighbourhoods (dedicated site)
* Erasure – Tomorrow’s World (The Guardian)
* DJ Shadow – The Less You Know the Better (NPR) #Blogging – Faded Glamour
Yes Lord Sugar
– Wasted Minds
Ellie Makes Music – Home
Shura and Hiatus - First


Bloc Party & Kele playlist part 2 - with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, e-mail, text and Twitetr

Bloc Party - Banquet

The Chemical Brothers ft. Kele - Believe

Frankie and the Heartstrings - Hunger

Death From Above 1979 - Luno

Tunng - The Pioneers

Tom Waits - Kommine Zo Spat


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