Tue, 28 June 2016
What does it sound like to hit the open road with one of America's biggest music festivals as the destination? Find out on this month’s Noisemakers. For this episode, we’ve reviewed 5,000 miles-worth of the best road trip tracks, bringing you our top favorites as well as some highlights from this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Plus, we’ll speak with Con Brio's Ziek McCarter to get a touring band’s perspective on what makes up their perfect road trip playlist. Here's to the road ahead!
"Endless Rhythm" - Baio (NP Podcast theme song)
Mon, 20 June 2016
Sampling is a way to revive classic recordings to ensure that they remain timeless. The Noise Pop Sample Kitchen looks at how masters of the craft, like J-Dilla, DJ Shadow, and Meat Beat Manifesto, cleverly wove in samples to construct rich and layered compositions and established conversations within the music that spanned decades. Author and journalist Tamara Palmer joins in on the conversation.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
Cut Chemist - "The Garden"
DJ Shadow - "Mutual Slump"
J Dilla - "Light My Fire"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way"
TOWA TEI - "Technova ft. Bebel Gilberto"
Janet Jackson - "Got ’Til It’s Gone ft. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell"
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Radio Babylon"
Bobby Byrd - "Hot Pants"
Boney M. - "Rivers of Babylon"
Prodigy - "Charity"
The Future Sound of London - "Papua New Guinea"
Sahara - "Stay Here"
Tue, 31 May 2016
What's a good Summer BBQ without an essential playlist to set the vibe? In this Noisemakers, we share tracks from Big Thief, Twin Peaks, Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada and A Giant Dog, that all belong on the soundtrack to your grilled meats & veggies and cold beer in the sunshine. Plus a visit from ex-host Dawson Ludwig.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)
Big Thief - "Humans"
Big Thief - "Masterpiece"
Twin Peaks - "Heavenly Showers"
Twin Peaks - "My Boys"
Chance the Rapper - "All We Got" (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children's Choir)
Chance the Rapper - "Blessings"
KAYTRANADA - "Leave Me Alone" (ft. Shay Lia)
KAYTRANADA - "BULLETS" (ft. Little Dragon)
A Giant Dog - "Sex & Drugs"
The Polyphonic Spree - "It’s the Sun"
Architecture in Helsinki - "Heart it Races"
Wed, 18 May 2016
This summer, millions of people will party at music festivals around the world and yet again, there's a glaring absence of women at the top of these festival lineups. What's going on here? Guest Alyssa Pereira (@alyspereira) of SFGate joins host Adrian Spinelli (@AGSpinelli) to discuss what mechanisms are in play that continue to prevent female-fronted acts from owning the tops of festival bills, and possible ways to disrupt the trend.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm
Tokimonsta - "Darkest (Dim)"
Rihanna - "Needed Me"
Adele - "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"
Taylor Swift - "Shake it Off"
Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"
Bjork - "Virus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Remix)"
Sia - "Elastic Heart"
The Fugees - "Ready or Not"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
Links mentioned in episode
Tue, 26 April 2016
Jessy Lanza's new album, Oh No, is out May 13th on Hyperdub Records. Jessy joins us as our guest in this Noisemakers series episode to breaks down her track "VV Violence." We also highlight tracks from releases due out in May from ANOHNI, White Lung, Mutual Benefit and a little something extra.
1. ANOHNI - "Drone Bomb Me"
2. White Lung - "Kiss Me When I Bleed"
3. Mutual Benefit - "Lost Dreamers"
4. Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence"
5. Hiatus Kayiote - "Laputa" (taylor McFerrin remix feat. Anderson .Paak)
Additional Tracks Featured:
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
ANOHNI - "4 Degrees"
Hudson Mohawke - "Chimes"
White Lung - "Hungry"
Jessy Lanza - "Strange Emotion"
Notes and references
Wed, 13 April 2016
In the 2nd installment of our My Mix series, we sat down with Quantic's Will Holland. A true eclectic musician, Holland has been at the forefront of the electronic fusion movement, straddling genres from hip-hop and latin funk & soul to cumbia, trip-hop and more across 18 releases. The Quantic bandleader played a globally-minded Mix for us that ranged from James Brown to Ecuadorian-based producer Nicola Cruz. There's much to discover in this journey through the music that has inspired Quantic's sound. Dig into My Mix, with Quantic.
Goldie - "Inner City Life" (7:00)
Gildardo Montoya - "Bahia Solano" (12:20)
Nicola Cruz - "La Cosecha" (16:11)
James Brown - "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" (24:00)
King Tubby - "A Living Dub" (30:57)
Quantic - "A Life Worth Living" ft. U-Roy & Alice Russell (33:48)
Other Featured Songs
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song) (0:41)
Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt" (1:05)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "So Long" ft. Alice Russell (1:20)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - "Mas Pán" - (2:09)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - Regi Bugalu - (6:00)
The Quantic Soul Orchestra - "Pushin’ On" ft. Alice Russell (27:54)
Quantic - "Creation (East L.A.)" (29:02))
Quantic - "Absence Heard/Presence Felt"
Wed, 23 March 2016
In this edition of the Noisemakers series, host Adrian Spinelli ventured to Austin's SXSW Festival to connect with four standout artists. A song from each artist is featured, along with interviews discussing the nuances of each cut. The episode features New York psych rock band Sunflower Bean, Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh, English singer/producer Låpsley and New York ruckus rock duo Diet Cig. All made a strong impression at the festival and together make up Noisemakers, SXSW edition.
Sunflower Bean - "Easier Said"
Nef The Pharaoh - "Come Pick Me Up"
Låpsley - "Falling Short"
Diet Cig - "Harvard"
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Opening Theme)
Broken Social Scene - "Mossbreaker" (background audio in intro)
* Sunflower Bean's "Easier Said" video
Tue, 8 March 2016
Noise Pop Festival took over San Francisco's best clubs and concert halls for a week and a half this past February. While we navigated from The Independent to The Warfield, from the Rickshaw to Swedish American Hall and then some, we made some stops along the way to bring you interviews with some promising up and comers at the fest in Day Wave, HEARTWATCH and Hazel and English and a Noise Pop festival veteran in former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser. Listen in as we explore how Noise Pop Fest continues to play a role for in the careers of artists, before, during and after their rise up the ranks.
- HEARTWATCH - "Bored At Best"
- HEARTWATCH - "Faultlines"
- Day Wave - "Drag"
- Hazel English - "Never Going Home"
- Day Wave - "Stuck"
- Hazel English - "Fix"
- Hazel English" - "It's Not Real"
- The Walkmen - "The Rat"
- Hamilton Leithauser - "11 O'Clock Friday Night"
- Hamilton Leithauser - "Alexandra"
- Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (NP Podcast theme song)
Tue, 23 February 2016
We bring you back to the nuts and bolts of the Noise Pop Podcast with five song selections that we've been burning on. From indie rock and hip-hop to IDM and dancehall, this episode is an eclectic journey from our speakers to your ears. This is Noise Makers for February, 2016.
Wed, 10 February 2016
In the first edition of our "My Mix" series, the Noise Pop Podcast ventures into the Oakland home of Astronauts, etc. frontman Anthony Ferraro. Ferraro — who is also the touring keyboard player for Toro y Moi — breaks into his record collection and takes us on a musical journey through some of his influences. Like our own private DJ Set, My Mix gives us a window into the building blocks of the astronauts, etc. sound and uncovers clues into what the future holds for the rising band.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm"
Graham Nash - "Better Days"
Arthur Verocai - "Na Boca Do Sol"
Minnie Riperton - "Les Fleurs"
Lô Borges - "Não Se Apague Esta Noite"
Astronauts, etc - "Upward Swing"