Saturday, August 16, 2008

Headphone Commute’s Best of 2008 on The Blend

So you've read my Best of 2008 [so far...] (you've read it, right?), and seen some familiar artists, while the rest seem unknown and mysterious. If only you could check out all of these recommendations... If only you had the time to plow through the samples and purchase the mentioned albums... Well, fear not. I've got a special treat for you. Bevin Campbell from the Australian radio show, The Blend (PBS 106.7FM) has contacted me to feature the Headphone Commute's Best of 2008 selections on his July 22nd episode. I was able to secure a copy of the broadcast with the permission to re-post on Headphone Commute! That's right, kiddies, over an hour of music, spanning the best of my selections across a variety of genres ranging from ambient, downtempo and IDM... to dubstep, experimental hip hop, minimal techno and even breakcore. There's only so much that Campbell is able to fit into his fine program, but after a nice opening with The Herbaliser, he squeezed in the following roster (in order of appearance) : Hecq, Emanuele Errante, Evan Bartholomew, Hol Baumann, Kangding Ray, Kettel, The Flashbulb, Barry Lynn, Meat Beat Manifesto, Benga, Ital Tek, and Venetian Snares... What a superb sweep of genres, that is starting on a minimal side of the spectrum and progressing towards the insanity of jungle infused drill'n'bass! But wait, there's more! The second part of the show opens up with my favorite Reader's selections for the first part of '08, which includes Quiet Village, Kelpe, Flying Lotus, Scuba, Ellen Allien, Black Dog, 2562 and Portishead in closing. And best of all, this is a free download with almost two hours of music! You can't afford to miss out on this one. Let's face it - I shouldn't even have to sell you on this one. A great preview of best of the crop! Huge thanks to Bevin for his hard work the and a fantastic show! This one goes down into the archives. Forever...

The Blend - Headphone Commute's Best of 2008 [so far...]
Download : [PART 1] [PART 2] [PLAYLIST]

myspace.com/blendcorp | pbsfm.org.au/theblend

2 comments:

bob said...

Damn, this was my idea! Thanksfully I have Plan B to fall back on ;-)

Just finished listen to Part 1 and making my way into Part 2. Fantastic show!

Headphone Commute said...

Ha! Make sure you share that "Plan B" of yours! :)