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Kate Tempest’s Late Junction mixtape

Nick Luscombe presents a mixtape by spoken-word artist, poet and musician Kate Tempest.

Nick Luscombe presents a mixtape by writer and musician Kate Tempest.

First emerging as a spoken-word artist at open-mic nights around the start of this century, Tempest has gone on to write for theatre and has published award-winning poetry and a bestselling novel. In recent years, her musical work has come more to the fore, and she has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize.

This month sees the release of her third album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, an ode to England and love. To mark this, Tempest curates a mixtape of tracks that she loves, cutting across dancehall, contemporary gospel, spoken-word, ambient composition and new Afrobeat sounds from her native London.

Produced by Chris Elcombe.
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Meat Beat Manifesto

    Pin Drop

    • Opaque Couche.
    • Flexidisc.
  • Machars Action

    Invisible Sounds Surround Us (Excerpt)

    • Invisible Sounds Surround Us.
    • TDO Cassettes.
  • Bill Callahan

    Confederate Jasmine

    • Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest.
    • Drag City.
  • S S S S

    Nothing But The Circulation Of Air

    • Walls, Corridors, Baffles.
    • Präsens Editionen.
  • Michel Banabila

    Collector

    • Uprooted.
    • Tapu Records ‎.
  • Busy Signal

    Well Prepared

  • GZA/Genius

    Alphabets

    • Pro Tools.
    • Babygrande.
  • Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

    The Last Tears Of A Deceased

    • Éthiopiques 21: Piano Solo.
    • Buda Musique.
  • Como Mamas

    Peace Of Mind

    • Get An Understanding.
    • Daptone Records.
  • KOKOROKO

    Abusey Junction

    • KOKOROKO.
    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Old Paradice

    Sunkissed

    • The Last Resort.
    • Group BraCil.
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen

    Requiem For The Static King Part Two

    • A Winged Victory For The Sullen.
    • Erased Tapes Records.
  • Charles Bukowski

    The Genius of the Crowd

    • Charles Bukowski Uncensored: Selections and Candid Conversations From the Run Wi.
    • Harper Audio ‎.
  • serpentwithfeet

    Messy

    • Soil.
    • Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle.
  • Alessandro Piccinini

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata III

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.
    • Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo.
    • Linn Records.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Since It Was the Day of Preparation ...: I. Motet 1

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny.
    • Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo.
    • Linn Records.
  • Laurence Pike

    Mystic Circles

    • Holy Spring.
    • TheLeafLabel.
  • Susumu Yokota

    Gem Stones

    • Baroque.
    • United Sounds Of Blue.
  • Fredrik Rasten

    Circling

    • Six Moving Guitars.
    • Sofa.

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