Other podcasts that we like, like

November 15, 2011

The Mayer Hawthorne Radio show on Stones Throw‘s podcast series is pretty mega. Check this first song out from Episode 4:

Catching up on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide podcast Vol.4 Ep 11. This one features David Rodigan who takes Gilles through a fascinating story. Check this out for a tracklisting:

Gallow Street Jug — Untitled
Dennis Bovell — Jazterpiece (Mixed Repertoire)
Queen Ifrica — Montego Bay (VP)
Myele Manzanza — Delay (Every Waking Hour)
Small Faces — Tin Soldier (Immediate)
Millie — My Boy Lollipop (Fontana)
The Wailers — Simmer Down (Studio One)
The Byrds — Mr Tambourine Man (CBS)
Delroy Wilson — Dancing Mood (Studio One)
Otis Redding — Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay (Stax)
Desmond Dekker & The Aces — 007 (Shanty Town) (Trojan Records)
Tony Tribe — Red Red Wine (Downtown)
The Skatalites — Phoenix City (Studio One)
Jackie Mittoo — Ram Jam (Coxsone)
Sound Dimension — Declaration (Coxsone)
Eric Barnet — The Horse (Gas)
King Tubby — Infusion Dub (Roots)
Aswad — Back To Africa (Stylus)
Jimmy Cliff — You Can Get It If You Really Want (Mango)
Augustus Pablo — Sleng Teng Dub (President)
Leroy Gibbon — No No No (Tubby’s Rodigan Dub)
Augustus Pablo — Sleng Teng Instrumental (President)
Tenor Saw — Ring The Alarm (Rodigan Dub)
Frank Sinatra — New York New York (Reprise)
Maxi Preist — New York New York (Rodigan Dub)
Maxi Preist — New York New York (Rodigan Dub) (Live footage from Brooklyn 1985)
Frank Sinatra — New York New York (Reprise)
Tenor Saw — Ring The Alarm (Rodigan Dub) (Live footage from Brooklyn 1985)
Count Ossie and His Band — Blacker Black (Sight N Sound)
Folkes Brothers — Carolina (Blue Beat)
Laurel Aitken — Boogie In My Bones (Starlite)
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — Inez (Dutchess)
Roy Shirley — Hold Them (New Beat)
Alton Ellis & The Flames — Rocksteady (Trojan)
The Maytals — Do The Reggay (Attack)
Harry J. All Stars — Liquidator (Harry J. All Stars)
Augustus Pablo — Mr Big (Starapple)
U-Roy — Rule The Nation (Duke Reid)
Dirtsman — Hot Dis Year (Digital B)
Bob Marley & The Wailers — Slave Driver (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers — Rasta Man Chant (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers — Could You Be Loved (Island)
Shabba Ranks — Ting A Ling (Shang Muzik)
The Abyssinians — Declaration of Rights (Studio One)
Burning Spear — Marcus Garvey (Capo)
Ijahman Levi — I Am A Levi Dub (Gilles’ Selection) (Basic Levi)
The Drop — Takeover (David’s Selection) (Shoal)
Dennis Brown — It’s Too Late Dub (Gilles’ Selection) (Aquarius)
Keith Hudson — Pic A Dub (David’s Selection) (Mamba)
Augustus Pablo — East of The River Nile (Gilles’ Selection) (Message)
Tarrus Riley — Soul Grabber (David’s Selection) (Yard Vybz)
Coki — Old Hope (Gilles’ Selection) (DMZ)
King Tubby — In Fine Style (David’s Selection) (Earmark)
Phyllis Dillon — One Life To Live (Rodigan Dub) (Gilles’ Selection)
Joya Landis — Kansas City (David’s Selection) (Trojan)
Breakage — Together (Digital Soundboy)
Jackie Mittoo — Totally Together (Studio One)
Dadawah — 72 Nations (Dug Out)



Free School Podcast Episode #7

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

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/free-schools-podcast/id433240500

Non-iTunes: http://wearefreeschool.podomatic.com/entry/2011-11-08T08_58_12-08_00






Free School Podcast #6

October 8, 2011

Andy leaves Steve to record the intro alone. He does bad things and threatens to play Genesis. Then everything works out fine when he reveals the hilarious joke…..

….That’s because it’s a special mix version of the podcast. Hope you enjoy and at least you don’t have to listen to us!


1. Boat-Woman-Song – Holger Czukay
2. Slowdance (Bear In Heaven Remix) – Matthew Dear
3. Free Flight (Instrumental) – Acos Coolkas
4. After Laughter Comes Tears (Nicolas Jaar remix) – Wendy Rene
5. Sleeping Bear Lament (Take Remix) – Architeq
6. Gin Nation – Tiger & Woods
7. Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) – The Salsoul Orchestra
8. Baby Can’t Stop (Idjut Boys remix) – Lindstrøm & Christabelle
9. It Was Never Meant To Be (Games Remix) – Games
10. Take ‘Em Up (Tuff Enuff Michael Mayer Remix) – Shit Robot
11. Surfer’s Hymn (Actress Primitive Pattern Remix) – Panda Bear

See you next time
Andy & Steve

Free School Podcast #5 – Get more Redmore

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

Matt Beck guest stars on Free School (Tirk Records) podcast episode #4!

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! wearefreeschool@gmail.com

Steve & Andy off of the TAASS Show (The Steve And Andy Show)


More Ranting & Raving

June 24, 2011

Episode 3 of the Free School podcast (or as the bloomin’ kids are still calling it, TAASS or The Andy And Steve Show) has arrived! And it arrives just 2 days before my birthday and just a mere 15 days before Andy’s birthday. Thanks for all your best wishes.


Birmingham is 100% fully represented to the absolute max. As is our first EP! Out on Tirk Records on July 11th 2011, it’s called Ranting & Raving and it has remixes from Richard Norris of The Time & Space Machine and Sportloto. It’s available from HMV, Amazon or the wonderful Rough Trade records.

Tracks this week are:

1. Kultra Edits 1
2. The Jones Girls – Dance Turned Into A Romance
3. Gayngs – The Last Prom On Earth
4. Destroyer – Chinatown
5. Steve Reich – 2×5 Movement III Fast (Vacula remix)

Eat it all up…

Andy & Steve

Episode 2 of the Free School podcast!

May 29, 2011

Ok folks, here it is! Episode 2 of the Free School podcast. The kids are already calling it The Andy and Steve Show or TAASS for short. So get some TAASS in your ears and head here to subscribe/download: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/free-schools-podcast/id433240500

This month we talk about Discomendments, Mark E, Andy’s special French ‘films’, as well as flu and bingo (both of the hipster variety).

Tracks this month:
1. Shit Robot – Take ‘Em Up
2. Brian Eno & David Byrne – Strange Overtones
3. Moderat – New Error
4. Luna – Bonnie & Clyde
5. Norma Jean – Saturday (Dimitri From Paris remix)

email us at wearefreeschool@gmail.com
check us out at www.listn.to/FreeSchool

Thanks for listening!

Andy & Steve