Wed, 19 October 2016
No Bay Area rapper is buzzing harder than Berkeley's Caleborate right now. On this session of our My Mix series, Caleborate breaks down the artists and songs that have influenced his latest LP, 1993, and deconstructs one of his own tracks with host Adrian Spinelli.
Thu, 29 September 2016
This month's Noisemakers features English trip-pop band Babeheaven, Jenny Lewis' new supergroup Nice As Fuck, NY via Philly indie rock outfit Field Mouse, Psych-dance Aussies Jagwar Ma, the South American tribal electronica of Nicole Cruz and Chicago rapper Noname.
Wed, 21 September 2016
Power outages. Bridge closures. Ferris Wheels. They’re all a part of the founding story of the Treasure Island Music Festival. In honor of the fest’s 10th anniversary, we bring you a behind-the-scenes look into how the festival came to be, featuring stories from the people who made that first year happen: Kevin Arnold, Mary Conde, Stacy Horne, and Jordan Kurland.
Baio “Endless Rhythm”
Tue, 23 August 2016
This month's Noisemakers features Hip-hop-meets-Brazilian-music supergroup Brookzill, Richmond's singer Lucy Dacus, Bay Area rapper Caleborate, Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods, Olga Bell of The Dirty Projectors and Brooklyn indie band Slothrust.
Baio - “Endless Rhythm” (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
Brookzill - “Saudade Songbook”
Lucy Dacus - “Map On A Wall”
Caleborate - “Kaytra”
Caleborate, Pell, & Sylvan Lecue - “Options”
Jamila Woods - “Blk Girl Soldier”
Olga Bell - “Incitation”
Olga Bell - “Randomness”
Slothrust - “Horseshoe Crab”
Wed, 27 July 2016
We bring you the best new tracks that have been blowing up our speakers this past month, including the latest from The Avalanches, Blood Orange, Bells Atlas, Car Seat Headrest, Kemba and Flock of Dimes.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast theme song)
The Avalanches - "Because I'm Me (feat. Camp Lo)"
Blood Orange - "Best To You (feat. Empress Of)
Bells Atlas - "All Is Well"
Car Seat Headrest - "Destroyed By Hippie Powers"
Kemba - "The New Black Theory"
Flock Of Dimes - "Semaphore"
Wed, 13 July 2016
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down frontwoman, Thao Nguyen, joins us in the studio for another installment of My Mix. Thao takes us through songs that inspired her while creating her most recent album, A Man Alive, including cuts from Digable Planets, The Pixies, Run The Jewels, and Missy Elliott. She also leads us through the songwriting and composition process behind one of her own tracks.
Baio - "Endless Rhythm" (Noise Pop Podcast Theme Song)=
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Guts"
Digable Planets - "Swoon Units"
Pixies - "Hey"
Run The Jewels - "Crown"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Hand to God"
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - "Nobody Dies"
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"
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