The Real Advent Calendar

3rd December 2012

My funny husband has started getting into the Christmas spirit with his own Advent Calendar.

Love it.

For daily Advent thumpings check out The Real Advent Calendar.


Monday Music

21st May 2012

This week is going to be chilled. Haunting, electronic goodness accompanied by melancholy vocals. Enjoy.

Message to Bears, Folding Leaves
Aside from having an awesome name, this ambient electronic album is beautiful.

Bon Iver, Holocene
One of my all time favourite songs from the soul wrenching and amazing Justin Vernon.

Bat For Lashes, Daniel
Another one of my all time favourites – I could listen to this over and over again.

Fink, Perfect Darkness
Oh, oh, oh.

Monday Music

14th May 2012

Monday Music Magic.

Super Guachin, Se Pixelo el Vinito (Nite Jewel Remix)
Baby talk and gurgling mixed together with some pretty 8-bit samples on The Future Sounds of Buenos Aires. Weird but good.

Radiohead, TKOL RMX 1234567
Nathan Fake, Caribou, Modeselektor and the always amazing FourTet amongst others, remixing Radiohead. What could possibly be better?

Benjamin Francis, Leftwich
Atlas Hands
is one of my favourites by this English singer/songwriter.

Gilles Peterson, Worldwide Exclusives
Happy, easy listening. Check out all the free podcasts on his site.

Monday Music

30th April 2012

Going with a bit of a minimal, electronic vibe this week. Enjoy.

Vladislav Delay – Whistleblower.
A little bit dirtier and darker than Ele, Amima but still very good.

Agoria, Impermanence.
Chilled and different. Very, very nice.

Resident Advisor, Synkro.
59.29 minutes of sweet beats.

Claude VonStroke, At the Controls.
Yes please.

Monday Music

23rd April 2012

Here’s a Monday Music Neon collection to help you start your week.

Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua Festival.
Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Ziggy Marley, yes please.

Gotye, Like Drawing Blood.
There are some cool tunes on here with similar (and catchy) melodies to Somebody that I used to know.

Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma.
More Warped goodness.

Tortoise, Beacons of Ancestorship.
Awesome all-day every-day music.

Monday Music

16th April 2012

A little bit of neon music love on a Monday morning…

Miike Snow, Animal.
It’s old, but it’s awesome and it makes me want to dance.

The Temper Trap, Sweet Disposition.
Another sweet, sweet Aussie export. Also worth checking out is the Ellie Goulding cover – slow and sweet.

Bonobo, Black Sands Remixed.
Part of Ninja Tunes 20th anniversary XX project, Black Sands remixed by some very cool musicians and producers.

Joris Voorn, Live at Awakenings 08.04.2012.
I heart Also check out his RA podcast here.

Monday Music

2nd April 2012

Here’s what I’m listening to this week…(clockwise from top left)

Gotye, Making Mirrors.
Somebody that I used to know has been going round and round on my iTunes all weekend (and I love that Gotye is an Aussie!)

Fourtet + Burial, Nova.
I heart Fourtet and this collaboration with Burial is AM-azing.

Markus Wormstorm, Not I, but a friend.
Electronic Cape Town goodness. (Thanks Lynn x)

The Naked + Famous, Young Blood.
I just can’t help myself. I’m addicted to this song.