During the recent Bradford International Film Festival, several BCB DJs provided additional evening entertainment in the cafe area. I’ve put together a Spotify playlist of some of the tunes we played. The tracks in the playlist were contributed by the following DJs:
One of the (numerous) highlights of this year’s Bradford International Film Festival was Adam Buxton’s Best of BUG show. Â In the Pictureville cinema he screened videos of several tunes that I have heard, and that I like, but have never seen. I don’t always get to see videos so it was a real eye-opener to see what amazing pieces of art have been created in the name of a music video recently,Â such as these by Shogu Tokumaru,Â Â Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bonobo.
Adam didn’t discuss the evolution of the music video, which I thought he might. Â I find it interesting how we have moved beyond the MTV era and are now in the YouTube era whereby, to the best of my knowledge, most music video consumption is now online. Â Gone are the days when I used to eagerly await The Chart Show once every 3rd Saturday morning on ITV to see if I might get to see a video by one of my favourite bands in the show’s Indie Top 10.
Anyway, movingÂ seamlesslyÂ on from Adam’s BIFF show, the video for the nextÂ Bonobo single is also rather satisfying:
Other tunes I played in this week’s show include the new single by Marnie Stern:
..this from the new Locust album:
…and the new Bleached single:
If you wish to listen back to the show, you’ll find it on the BCB Listen Again service (look for the 8pm show). Â This is the full playlist:
Bradford International Film Festival starts tomorrow, celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. Â So, it seemed fitting that I play something by Asha Bhosle in tonight’s show. Â Of the 12,000 songs she has reportedly recorded, I went for this one, from the 1970 film,Â Kati Patang:
BCB is involved in this year’s festival, curating some of theÂ BIFF By Night music events. Â I’ll be there most evenings, either DJing or overseeing proceedings, so if you’re around, come and say hello.
New music in tonight’s show included this by Rustie:
For the very first time, my show has a podcast this week. If you heard the show you will have heard me talking to Eric Pulido of Midlake. What you will have heard is the abridged version of the interview, but the full thing is available for you here now, at the bottom of this blog entry.
Midlake have also backed John Grant on his debut solo album (he used to be the singer in The Czars). A funny thing happened the other day while I was listening to his album, Queen Of Denmark, for the first time. I was reading the brochure for the 16th Bradford International Film Festival while listening. Just as I was reading about Alien being on as part of Widescreen Weekend, John Grant was singing “I feel just like Sigourney Weaver, when she had to kill those aliens“. Spooksville..!