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The Arts Desk Radio Show

The Arts Desk Radio Show

Peter and Joe bring you up-to-the-second music and discuss The Arts Desk's world

An interview with Spoek Mathambo kicks off our discussion of genre in the 21st centurySub Pop

Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.

In the course of this show, Peter and Joe take a look at the depth and breadth of music covered by theartsdesk, playing some delicious tracks just out or about to be released (see below), and discussing the meaning of musical genre in a globalised world and asking whether it is still a useful way of bracketing artists. 

In amongst this you can hear an interview with the young Soweto-born musician Spoek Mathambo, now mainly residing in Sweden, and a poignant one with the remaining members of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. The conversation also alights on the dark side of Nashville courtesy of Todd Snider, the joys of Brazil and its heroes, whether there's such a thing as post-dubstep, and running into holy minimalists on buses.

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[Intro music] Clark - "Skyward Bruise / Descent" (WARP)
Clark - "Open" (WARP)
Spoek Mathambo - "Let Them Talk" (Sub Pop)
Interview with Spoek Mathambo
Brend - "Oran an Aoig" (Brendworks)
Spiro - "The City and the Stars" (RealWorld)
Kronos Quartet Play the Music of Vladimir Martynov: Schubert - Quintet [Unfinished]: Movement I (Nonesuch)
Bersarin Quartett - "Keine Angst" (Denovali)
Om Unit - "Preshah" (Tectonic)
Ceu - "Falta De Ar" (Six Degrees)
Todd Snider - "New York Banker" (Aimless)
Biz Markie - "Dedication" (Traffic)
Sergeant Buzfuz - "Here Come the Popes" (Blang)
Alby Daniels - "This Dawn" (Black Acre)
Interview with Dan Bergland and Magnus Ostrum (E.S.T)
E.S.T. - "Inner City City Lights" (ACT)



Really enjoyed the first show :-) Just got a suggestion about the playlist...hyperlinks to artist homepages would be grand. Have you tried googling the word Brend?!

hahahaha what did you pitch down let them talk? slooooooooooooomo version hahaha

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