November 15, 2011
We’re delighted to have Adam Regan (Leftfoot, Different Drummer) on board for this podcast, legendary DJ, Promoter and venue-man, and an all round good-egg (more on this later). We talk about the old and the new with some delicious tunes to match, some swears were uttered and the bleep machine had to be wheeled out for the first time on Adam’s classic ‘Brian Travers‘ story.
Tracks this episode:
1. Escort – Makeover
2. Scientist – Dance Of The Vampires
3. Bibio – Light Seep
4. Godiego – Monkey Magic
5. Horace Silver – Not Enough Mama
August 30, 2011
Free School bring you episode 5 of their star-studded podcast. This week we allow successful local man Sam Redmore to get drunk and knock over Steve’s stuff whilst he explains himself. Warehouse fires, House-thumpers and sweet sweet soul all get a look-in. Tracks this episode:
1. Magnus International – Kosmetisk
2. Finn Peters – Purple
3. Seams – Focus Energy
4. Ashford & Simpson – Bourgi Bourgi
5. John Maus – Street Light
Here’s the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/free-schools-podcast/id433240500
Here’s Sam’s latest edit. We freakin love it…
Free School x
August 27, 2011
We’re totally stoked to be asked to become resident DJs at the ThisIsTmrw monthly club nights. Taking place at The Bull’s Head in Moseley, expect to hear some of the following:
FLOATING POINTS // NICOLAS JAAR // HORSE MEAT DISCO // JULIO BASHMORE // STAR SLINGER // WASHED OUT // TORO Y MOI // TALKING HEADS // METRONOMY // MATTHEW DEAR // JAMIE XX // XXXY // ACTRESS // LCD SOUNDSYSTEM // HOLY GHOST // GOLD PANDA // JACQUES GREENE // PEARSON SOUND // TENSNAKE // MIDLAND // KERRI CHANDLER // MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE // SOFRITO // TODD TERJE
Here are the Facebook event details.
ThisIsTmrw have been at the forefront of FUTURE music in the city for many years now (I remember Lewes Herriot’s posters in The Victoria over 5 years ago and wondering who on earth these promoters were, where they’d come from and who the hell they were going to put on next). Here’s a mix we did for them a while back: http://www.thisistmrw.co.uk/2011/05/27/thisistmrw-mix-12-free-school/
This could get aired:
This probably won’t get a play but I likes dis a lot:
August 2, 2011
We’re back! Free School are here with episode 4 of their award-winning podcast.
Despite demanding to be called Sexy Becksy, it was a pleasure to have Matt Beck on Episode 4 of the Free School podcast last night. He’s the dynamo behind This Is Tmrw and Soul Food Project both of which we ENDORSE (free of charge). Among other topics, the Bergheim in Berlin gets a look-in, we discuss the meaning of the word ‘Future-Bass’ and Steve get’s his knees out.
Tracks this episode:
1. Edna Wright – Oops! Here I Go Again
2. Starslinger vs Teams – Punch Drunk Love
3. Hackman – More Than Ever
4. Thundercat – For Love I Come
5. D/R/U/G/S – Love_Lust
Hope you like. Email us here with your thoughts! firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve & Andy off of the TAASS Show (The Steve And Andy Show)
July 4, 2011
I watched the final instalment of Whit Stilman‘s ‘doomed-bourgeois-in-love’ trilogy yesterday, The Last Days of Disco. All three are really hard to get hold of but if you can, do buy them all. It took me around 10 attempts to get in to Metropolitan if I’m honest. Which I am. Mostly. But once I’d gotten over that hurdle, Barcelona was a breeze. And I’m no film critic so I’m not going to dissect them here (I’ll save that for my lucky friends) but here’s a clip where The Lady & The Tramp is discussed. This reminds me of Seinfeld where Jerry and George discuss comic book superheroes or the fudge distribution in a sundae or being a half-man double-team relationship machine:
And how does this relate to Free School? Well, two things. I’m interested in the ‘Disco Sucks’ movement and the film shows this fascinating clip:
There’s also some great music featured, including this little gem:
June 28, 2011
I want to talk about Keith Jarrett. The man who (reluctantly) helped Miles go electric.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. Responsible for the most popular solo piano recording of all time, the Koln concert, he is a huge inspiration for our track Lemon. His ability to improvise and use the well of music within him to produce a blend of gospel, classical, film music, blues, improv and (almost) pop is mindblowing.
So when me and Andy sat down to improvise (coming from a much different place, obviously) for what became Lemon, I tried to get to a similar place that Mr Jarrett gets to. I AM NOT COMPARING US TO KEITH JARRETT. (I am comparing us to Keith Jarrett)
Mr Jarrett also likes one of my favourite books, But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer. Go read it if you haven’t already. It’s (But) Beautiful.
So let’s talk….. Do people get the link? Here is Mr Jarrett’s Americana from his 1988 album Dark Intervals and below that is Lemon, taken from our forthcoming EP release on Tirk.