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With Swet Shop Boys in conversation

Lauren is joined by Swet Shop Boys, aka Riz Ahmed and Heems, who talk about their debut album. Plus she has the week's Memory Tapes, a celebration of a listener's beloved mixtape.

Riz Ahmed (Riz MC) and Heems (Das Racist) come in to talk Lauren through their debut LP. Swet Shop Boys released 'Cashmere' in October on Customs / Warp and it brings together an eclectic Trans-Atlantic mix of Qawwali hand claps, Bollywood string drama, spiralling sitars, Western synths, and an arsenal of drums. We'll play out some bits from their recent Asian Network session, and find out how two prolific artists, actors and activists came together in this unique collaboration.

Lauren also has this week's Memory Tapes, a celebration of a listeners beloved mixtape. There's more new music for our Just Added playlist, a Headphones Moment and as much great music as we can pack in.

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Hey Bulldog

  • Bon Iver

    8 (circle)

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • Basia Bulat

    La La Lie

  • Inspiral Carpets


    • JOE.
    • Mute.
  • Gil Scottā€Heron

    Lady Day And John Coltrane

    • Global Television.
  • Formation

    Powerful People

    • Meno Records.
  • The Sundays

    My Finest Hour

  • Supergrass

    Richard III

    • TELSTAR.
  • Angel Olsen

    Give It Up

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • The Kinks

    Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

    • CASTLE.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    Homeward Bound

    • The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel.
    • Columbia.
  • Alan Price Set

    I Put A Spell On You

    • Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Spencer Davis Group

    Somebody Help Me

    • The Godfathers Of Britpop.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 2.
  • Dusty Springfield

    You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    • Dusty - The Silver Collection.
    • Philips.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Hong Kong Garden

    • Polydor.
  • The Shins

    Dead Alive

    • Columbia Records.
  • Nick Lowe

    So It Goes

    • Demon Records.
  • Lisa Hannigan


  • Conor Oberst

    Gossamer Thin

    • Ruminations.
    • Nonesuch Records.
    • 3.
  • Jonny Fritz

    Stone Cold Daddy-O

  • Nick Drake

    Northern Sky

    • Island.
  • Wilson Pickett

    Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

  • Temples


    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

    Weep You No More Sad Fountain

  • Stina Nordenstam

    Little Star

    • EMI.
  • Prince

    Moonbeam Levels

    • Prince 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 13.
  • Nick Cave & Bad Seeds

    Skeleton Tree

    • Bad Seed Ltd.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)

    • Columbia.
  • Gossip

    Standing In The Way Of Control

    • Back Yard Recordings.
  • Justice


    • Ed Banger records / Because Music.
  • Swet Shop Boys

    Tiger Hologram (Asian Network Session, 24 Oct 2016)

    • Cashmere.
  • Swet Shop Boys

    Zayn Malik

    • Cashmere.
    • Customs.
  • Foals

    This Orient

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Warner Bros..
    • 2.
  • M83

    Road Blaster

    • Naive Records.
  • Public Image Ltd

    Death Disco

    • Virgin.
  • Ed Harcourt

    Loup Garou

    • Polydor.
  • Prince

    Moonbeam Levels