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Words and music with Damian Lazarus

Gilles is back joining the musical dots with soul, hip-hop, afro, Latin, electronica, jazz and beyond, plus he is joined by DJ, label owner and musician Damian Lazarus.

Gilles is back for another Saturday mix up selection and this week he is joined by DJ, label owner and musician, Damian Lazarus.

Born in London, Damian spent his teens immersing himself in a whole spectrum of musical genres; hip-hop, electro, soul and funk, before discovering house, hardcore and jungle at university. After careers working for Dazed & Confused and at labels such as London Records and City Rockers, he got his DJing break in 2002 when his was asked to play at Sonar Festival. The following year he founded his own label, Crosstown Rebels, which has released music from the likes of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Roisin Murphy and Art Department.

In this programme, Damien speaks to Gilles about his life in music, his new project Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons and also brings along a few tracks to play, which are important to him.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Renata Rosa

    Brilhantina (Aroop Roy Remix)

    • G.A.M.M.
  • Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points

    Mimoun Marhaba

    • Eglo.
  • St Germain

    Real Blues

    • Forthcoming Parlophone.
  • Mbongwana Star


    • World Circuit.
  • Chiwoniso


    • Nyami Nyami.
  • Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

    Cherubin (feat. Austin Peralta)

    • Forthcoming.
  • Neil Young

    Old Man

    • Reprise.
  • Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper

    Her Holy Modal Highness

    • Columbia.
  • Lil Brown

    Light My Fire (feat. Apollo)

    • Ode.
  • Matthew E. White

    Holy Moly

    • Domino.
  • BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah


    • Lex.
  • Jeremiah Jae

    The Heat

    • Mixtape.
  • The Supreme Jubilees

    Do You Believe

    • Light In The Attic.
  • Mocky

    Tomorrow Maker (feat. Moses Sumney)

    • Forthcoming.
  • Sukebe Loop Udon


    • Last Records.
  • Roy Ayers

    Time and Space (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)

    • Polydor.
  • Maths Time Joy

    After Hours (feat. Orquesta Carlos Flores)

    • True Colours.
  • Mary Lou Williams

    It Ain't Necessarily So

    • SABA.
  • Casssandre

    Sifflant Soufflant

    • Bandcamp.
  • William Parker & Hamid Drake

    Black Cherry

    • AUM Fidelity.
  • Jonwayne

    Green Light

    • Authors / The Order.
  • Kadhja Bonet

    Miss You

    • Forthcoming.
  • Spinning motion

    Devotion To You

    • Notes On A Journey.
  • Werkha


    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Trevor Jackson

    They Came From New York

    • Vinyl Factory.
  • Prinzhorn Dance School


    • DFA.
  • Damian Lazarus In The Studio

    • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons

      Amber Palace

      • Crosstown Rebels.
    • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons

      Sacred Dance of the Demon

      • Crosstown Rebels.
    • Art Department

      Living The Life (feat. Seth Troxler)

      • Crosstown Rebels.
    • Seth Troxler


      • Rumors.
    • Nino Ferrer

      Looking For You

      • CBS.
    • Nacash Brothers

      After Winter

      • Etoile Music.
    • Lum


      • White.
    • Francesca Lombardo

      Smiling Skies

      • White.
  • End

    • Amanaz


      • Now Again.
    • Francis The Great

      Look Up In The Sky

      • Hot Casa Records.
    • Tom Browne

      Come For A Ride

      • Arista.
    • Jill Scott

      Love Rain (Detroit Swindle's Seasonal Redux)

      • Free Download.
    • James Mason

      The Darkness of Life

      • Rush Hour.
    • Benny Golson

      I'm Always Dancing To The Music

      • Columbia.
    • The Fabulous Three

      Night Bird

      • Truth & Soul.
    • Wayne Jarrett & Jerry Johnson

      Zion Rock

      • Wackies.
    • Rupture (Sylvain Krief)

      Israel Suite

      • Disques TM.


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