08 December 2008

Friday Radio 5 Dec 2008 edition

Sometimes, music is created through the perfect union of melody, beats and a blend of words.
As heard on “music and lyrics” - A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magical.

Some of the songs featured today honor the poetry that is lyrics.

“on & on” - Erykah Badu (live on vh1 soul)
If you are a big fan of Ms Badu check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdv4o0jSX4s for her contribution to Def Jam Poetry. Get ready to be amazed.

“Five Fathoms” - Everything but the girl

“40 emcees” - Amanda Diva (with a lil help from Q-tip)

“It’s 5” - Architecture in Helsinki

“Funky so and so” - Sugarman Three

“Junkyard” - The Potbelleez

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- Ashlynn

[Ben Rosen's add]

lasange is poetry to me, i am in love with lasagne, the parmesan melody and the rich harmony of ragu and cheese sauce and pasta....
The Knife - Lasagne

[Lawrence Loh's add]

Guess im bending the rules a bit by posting a non-youtube song but it is so good that i can't help myself!

This is a pure orgasmic mix of awesome electro-clash tracks by the one and only Kid Millionaire!

Not to mention he will be rocking the decks at Zouk this Sunday :)


Get ready to be blown away!

[Minah's add]

Aoki and orgasmic… synonymous! J

Dance dance dance hop!

[Hagan's add]

Two bands that don’t take themselves or their lyrics too seriously. Makes a nice change. Not for the faint-hearted.

Bloodhound Gang – simply insane. Try follow the chorus...

Ween – an ode to a Mexican psychopath. Ironic. Funny. Especially the part about the chicken.

[Tom's add]

A-Z in one song. Blackalicious over a Cut Chemist beat.

Blackalicious – Alphabet Aerobics

[Gurmit's adds]

Is black poetry bloetry?

The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Get the Jackie Brown soundtrack

The pasadenas - tribute (right on)
Album's going for $7 at gramaphone

Bobby brown - two can play that game (k klass mix)

[Tara's add]

bollox am too late its fri night and yes i am at work welcome to sweatshop china

So who cares now you get monday morning music

even better cause who wants to be at work on a monday

here crank it up head bang wakey wakey - i got china traffic and horns im good

[Kenneth's adds]

so its not quite friday. couple o couple o tracks to savour for the early saturday beer. sure, everythin' sounds good on a saturday innit. consider this mood setter for later aiiiiiight
flying lotus - 1983

diggin the deep mario synths..

tortoise - seneca

no need for words with this grippin lyrical sound innit?

battles - leyendecker

infectious fx-ed helium voiced kids space-jammin to concert band-styled drums, dope synths as well..

the just in case track
j dilla - crushin'

"this is for ma n***** and ma nymphos, non-stop bangin' lkie a dilla instrumental"