1. Ghösh - "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em"
2. KOKOROKO - "Carry Me Home"
3. Dominique Fils-Aimé - "Storm Hour (demo take)"
4. Dua Saleh - "umbrellar"
5. Sneaks - "Mars in Virgo"
6. BAMBII - "NITEVISION (ft. Pamputtae)"
7. Parisalexa - "Troubled Waters (ft. Dawty Music)"
8. NNAMDÏ - "Stressed Out"
9. Lafawndah - "You, at the End"
10. No Home - "Catholic School Never Taught Me How To Talk To Men"
11. Speaker Music - "Techno is a Liberation Technology (ft. AceMo)"
12. Backxwash - "Black Magic (ft. Ada Rook)"
13. Angel Bat Dawid - "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black (Dr. Margaret Burroughs)"
14. Angel Bat Dawid - "Impepho"
15. Makaya McCraven & Gil Scott Heron - "Where Did The Night Go?"
16. Moses Boyd - "What Now"
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Today's show was really fun to put together, I spent as much time wiggling around to these jams as I did recording my talking bits - which often takes up to 10 or so...takes. We've got everything from Philly nu-jungle from Ghösh to some 'galaxy-brain' avant-garde arrangements from Chicago's Angel Bat Dawid and London's post-structural No Home - an artist who does more with infinitely less, some up-close-and-personal r&b and lo-fi jammers from Parisalexa, Sneaks, and Dua Saleh (her EP, ROSETTA, is pretty incredible, and "Umbrellar" is the least-amazing track on it), among other incredible works. In case you haven't noticed, we've been focusing on Black artists this month for the most part, seeing as along with being Pride month, June is also Black Music Month. Every single artist we've played is worth your time and listening energy, and offers a world of sound unique to themselves, so we highly encourage you to click any of the above name links to find more of their music and dive in on your own.
Today's ramble focuses on early voting, and how it's really, really important to cast your vote early, before all the lines, and before you're restricted to polling places that are associated with your particular address. As of this moment, you can vote anywhere in the county, and the process in itself is swift and painless (assuming you ignore the pain of having to make awkward small-talk with folks who are trying just as hard to avoid you back with a smile - spare some sympathy for polling place workers, they have a lot of pressure on any given election, and I can't imagine the pandemic makes that any easier).
That being said, above is a video detailing my voting experience from yesterday morning. Watch and share, listen to the show, and enjoy.
Please wear a mask, and please do what you can to encourage your family and loved ones to wear theirs too. Wash your hands, keep yourselves safe, and so on.
You can look up your local ballot here.
See y'all next week.