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The David Byrne Radio Show

David Byrne presents a show recorded in his home city of New York, featuring music from some of the artist playing at the 2015 Meltdown Festival, which Byrne curated.

David Byrne will be presenting his own show - recorded recently in his home city of New York - in which he selects his personal music choices from around the globe inlcuding some of the artists he has picked to perform at this year's Meltdown Festival at the South Bank Centre in London. From the Spanish flamenco sounds of Enrique Morente, to Nigerian funk and synth pioneer William Onyeabor via Paris with Benjamin Clementine, expect to hear lots of tracks that may surprise you and you've never heard before.
Born in Scotland then raised in the US, Byrne was the co-founder, frontman and main song-writer for new wave band Talking Heads who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. He is also recognised and highly regarded for his solo work and collaborations with other major artists including Brian Eno, Morcheeba and Fatboy Slim. Forty years on his career is formidable; as well as being a musician, Byrne is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, photographer, actor, artist and author.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 23 Aug 2015 16:00

Music Played

  • Enrique Morente


  • Carmen Consoli

    Madaci Una Cartolina

  • Anna von Hausswolff

    Mountain Crave

    • Ceremony.
    • City Slang.
  • Alabama Shakes

    You Ain't Alone

    • Rough Trade.
  • Sinkane


    • Mars.
    • City Slang.
  • William Onyeabor

    Better Change Your Mind

    • Luaka Bop.
  • Young Marble Giants

    Colossal Youth

    • ROugh trade.
  • Curtis Mayfield

    We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end)

    • ATG / Atlantic.
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Planet of the apes the search and hunt

  • Petra Haden


    • Anti.
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble


    • Choicecuts.
  • Frank Ocean


    • Island Def Jam Music Group.
  • Dirty Projectors

    Impregnable question

    • Domino Records.
  • Lonnie Holley

    Here I stand knocking on your door

    • Just Before Music.
    • Dust-to-Digital.
  • Hot Chip

    One Life Stand

    • CD SINGLE.
    • 1.
  • Anna Calvi and David Byrne

    Strange Weather

    • Domino.
  • CocoRosie

    After the Afterlife

    • Tales of a Grass Widow.
    • City Slang.
  • Future Wife

    No Comfort for the Lonely (feat..Colin Stetson)

    • We're Gonna Die.
    • Young Jean Lee's Theater Company.
  • Sun 0))))


    • Monoliths & Dimensions.
    • Southern Lord.
  • Benjamin Clementine


    • Cornerstone - EP.
    • Behind Records.
  • François & the Atlas Mountains

    Ayan Filé

    • L’Homme Tranquile.
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Psapp

    The Words

    • The Only Thing I Ever Wanted.
    • Domino.
  • Maria Rodés


  • Moses Sumney

    Man on the Moon

    • Mid-City Island.
    • Sumney Records.
  • Dirty Projectors

    Cannibal Resource

    • Amigo Orada Vol. XI.
    • Domino.
  • John Luther Adams

    The Place where we began

    • The Place We Began.
    • Cold Blue Music.
  • Estrella Morente

    Que Quieres qeu te Traiga

    • Antología.


  • Sun 23 Aug 2015 16:00