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The Don's selections cross time, space and genre, plus his Crucial Vinyl is Tomita's Snowflakes Are Dancing, released in 1974.

Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and way beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl - a cherished album from his own collection. He explains why it means so much to him, and features three key tracks. This week it's Tomita's Snowflakes Are Dancing, released in 1974.

Don says, "Believe it or not, I discovered this album, an electronic interpretation of Debussy's 'tone' paintings via my father, the late St. Ledger Letts. It was Isao Tomita's use of emerging stereo techniques and effects such as phasing, reverb and flanging that captured his imagination. Not to mention the incredible sounds Tomita got from the Moog synthesiser on which it was made. Thanks dad!".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Cypress Hill

    Armada Latina

    • Rise Up.
    • Priority Records.
  • Lost Midas

    Calipatria (feat. NüTrik)

    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Fudge Fingas

    Gettin Togetha

  • Dreadzone

    Mountain (Mountain Top Dub Mix)

    • Dread Times.
  • The Shins

    Cherry Hearts

    • Heartworms.
    • Columbia.
  • Ohio Players

    Skin Tight

    • Skin Tight.
    • Mercury.
  • Malawi Mouse Boys

    Ndinasangalala (The Dhol Foundation Mix)

    • Terraforming in Analogue Space: IRL Remixes (2000-2015).
    • Good Deeds Music.
  • Barry Adamson

    One Hot Mess

  • Wrongtom & The Ragga Twins


    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Freska

    Lo Lo Love

  • Chinese Man

    Racing With The Sun

    • Racing With The Sun.
    • Chinese Man Records.
  • Bullion

    I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

    • Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee.
    • Not On Label.
  • Mooji


    • Double Agent EP.
  • Mr Jukes

    Angels / Your Love (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)

    • Island Records.
  • Delphic


  • Four Tops

    Still Water

    • Bernadette.
    • Motown.
  • Koiya


    • Koiya EP.
  • Rico Rodriguez

    These Things Are True

    • Wareika Vibes.
    • Jamdown, Ltd..
  • Major Lazer

    Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig)

  • Screaming Target

    This Town

    • Hometown Hi-Fi.
    • Island Records.
  • Stormzy

    Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2 (feat. MNEK)

    • Gang Signs And Prayer.
    • 4.
  • Richie Spice

    Youths Dem Cold

    • In the Streets to Africa.
    • 1.
  • inc. no world

    Watch This Dream

    • As Light As Light.
    • No World Recordings.
  • Isao Tomita


    • Snowflakes Are Dancing.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Isao Tomita

    Snowflakes Are Dancing (Children's Corner, No. 4)

    • Snowflakes Are Dancing.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Isao Tomita

    Clair De Lune

  • The Jumpers

    Hot Bomb

    • Hot Bomb.
    • Green Door.
    • 1.
  • Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

    • Country Moods (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Hauschka

    I Can't Find Water

    • What If?.
    • City Slang.