Music Monday: February Week 2

This week’s edition of Music Monday once again features tracks from all corners of modern music, from the likes of Raleigh Ritchie, Wen, Real Estate, Skream, Calibre and Kanye West.

01. Real Estate – Talking Backwards

“A friend recommended that I check out Real Estate and I wasn’t disappointed. A little happier than I usually go for, but it’s the kind of vibe that makes me forget about the miserable weather we’ve been having for a minute. Spring can’t come soon enough.” – Chris

02. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain

“One of the most amazing pieces of music you’ll ever hear. The guitar work is mesmerising.” – Chris

03. Benji – Sun Kil Moon

“There have been a few more songs that have come out of Sun Kil Moon’s 2014 release, Benji, which is out this week!
I previously added Ben’s My Friend to this list a couple weeks ago, now it is the ever so slightly bleak but thoughtful I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love.”
– Thom

04. Volcano Choir – Acetate

“After checking out Redwing Heritages (a favourite brand if mine) latest campaign featuring justin Vernon I’ve started listening to Bon Iver and Volcano choir, a big fan of his work and vocal talent.” – Grizzle

05. Raleigh Ritchie – Stronger Than Ever

“This guy is one to watch. The song and video are amazing. Well worth checking out his latest ep black and blue.” – Grizzle

06. Kanye West- College Dropout

“10 Years ago today I walked into HMV and bought College Dropout. It’s still on my phone today and is probably my most played album in the last 10 years. Cheers Yeezy.” – Luke

07. Dizzee Rascal – Strings Hoe (Wen Refix)

“Another record I was playing close to 10 years ago was Dizzee Rascal’s Strings Hoe (and again, I’ve still got the original vinyl). This track from Wen is probably the most successful reworking of any early grime track so far.” – Luke

08. Skream – Lose Control

“For me, this is a classic. I loved the shuffle in the percussion so much when this one came out.” – Alex

09. Indigo – Time

“I ended up having a throwback D&B mix over the weekend with a few close friends and in amongst the classics from Break and Calibre etc. came this more modern one from Indigo. I hadn’t really given this tune much listening until then, but I’m glad I have now.” – Alex

10. Calibre – Alone In A Crowd

“I couldn’t mention Calibre without putting in one of his tunes. This one gets me every time. Shouts to Harry on this one.” – Alex


Photography: Tom Oldham

Luke Pinot

Co-founder of music blog Bass Ache and an active part of Bristol's music scene, Luke manages our mixtape series as well as contributing to other areas of The Daily Street.

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